Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs to speak at Bethel United Church of Christ this Sunday - June 16, 2013!

Bethel Congregational Church (UCC) welcomes the Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs to the pulpit this Sunday, June 16th, 2013.
By: Bethel UCC Ontario
ONTARIO, Calif. - June 11, 2013 - PRLog -- Bethel Ontario is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs to the pulpit this Sunday, June 16, 2013.  His topic this week will be "Choose Justice"'.

Please join us at Bethel for this very special message. Worship begins with beautiful prelude music for prayer and meditation at 10am, with special guest Dr. Charles Britt Endsley at our 1935 Pilcher Pipe Organ.The Chancel Choir will also bring special music to the service.

Bethel is located in the City of Ontario, California, at 536 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, CA 91762. The website address for the church is The church phone is 909-984-9111. Bethel's music phone is 909-283-0237.

         The Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs delivered the sermon at the installation of Rev. Geoffrey Black as General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ on April 17, 2010. Held at The Federated Church (UCC) in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  See the video of the sermon:


The Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs is the executive director of CLUE-California (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), a statewide faith-rooted organization, that advocates for worker and immigrant rights, quality education, and health care.  He is an ethics instructor for the California Department of Justice’s Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) program for law enforcement executives, including police chiefs, sheriffs, and commanders.

He is the former of pastor of San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ in Los Angeles and Christian Fellowship Congregational UCC in San Diego.  He was president of the Ecumenical Council of San Diego County.

On staff with Common Global Ministries, Art traveled to more than 20 countries, itinerated and accompanied global partners who visited the United States. He served as the executive director of the United Church of Christ Office of Communication and has an extensive background in broadcast news and talk radio.  As president of Pacific Media Ministry, a television production company in San Diego that produced local and network programs, he won an Emmy Award for “Stories of the Soul: Life after 9/11,” and was nominated for an Emmy  for “Changing Faces of AIDS.”

He has written two original plays, including Awaiting Judgment©, which brings together 20th century theologians and social activists Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a fictional dialogue inside a prison cell.  

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley in political science, Master of Divinity from the Chicago Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Claremont School of Theology.
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