Nahant Village Church (UCC)

Honor, Service, and Gratitude (S 5, Ep 1): Today's Military Families, CPT Nicole Battaglia & Rev. Megan Snell

November 18, 2019 CPT Nicole Battaglia & Rev. Megan Snell Season 5 Episode 1
Nahant Village Church (UCC)
Honor, Service, and Gratitude (S 5, Ep 1): Today's Military Families, CPT Nicole Battaglia & Rev. Megan Snell
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Nahant Village Church (UCC)
Honor, Service, and Gratitude (S 5, Ep 1): Today's Military Families, CPT Nicole Battaglia & Rev. Megan Snell
Nov 18, 2019 Season 5 Episode 1
CPT Nicole Battaglia & Rev. Megan Snell

What are the issues facing today's military service members?
How can we as a mainline protestant church be welcoming to military families?

From the sermon:
"The number of servicemember and veteran suicides is also continuing to climb. We lose 22 service members or veterans each day to suicide. We have lost more service members to suicide than we have to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan combined."

"To think that military people are “other” and exist outside of our more progressive churches is a falsity. And, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. To support military personnel and their families is in fact very much in line and intersecting with a liberating call to put our faith into action in regards to compassionate care and justice work. To not support military personnel and their families is a way of making clear to them that they are not welcome in our churches."

Preachers: CPT Nicole Battaglia, United States Army National Guard, Massachusetts
& Rev. Megan Snell, MDiv., Pastor, Nahant Village Church (UCC)

Scripture: Mark 10:42-45

Find out more about our church and ministry at: Nahantvillagechurch.org
Preached November 10, 2019

Show Notes

What are the issues facing today's military service members?
How can we as a mainline protestant church be welcoming to military families?

From the sermon:
"The number of servicemember and veteran suicides is also continuing to climb. We lose 22 service members or veterans each day to suicide. We have lost more service members to suicide than we have to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan combined."

"To think that military people are “other” and exist outside of our more progressive churches is a falsity. And, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. To support military personnel and their families is in fact very much in line and intersecting with a liberating call to put our faith into action in regards to compassionate care and justice work. To not support military personnel and their families is a way of making clear to them that they are not welcome in our churches."

Preachers: CPT Nicole Battaglia, United States Army National Guard, Massachusetts
& Rev. Megan Snell, MDiv., Pastor, Nahant Village Church (UCC)

Scripture: Mark 10:42-45

Find out more about our church and ministry at: Nahantvillagechurch.org
Preached November 10, 2019