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David Hansen will be speaking about “Our Easter Morning”.   Reading from our tradition will be “Matthew 28:1-10”.  The PVCC Choir will give the Anthem “This Is The Day” by Martin.


Easter Sunday begins with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in the Grace Room.  Easter service will be at our usual time 10:15 a.m. There will an Egg Hunt after the service. Children bring your own baskets. The Sunday School Classes and Seekers Class will not be meeting.


The Special Easter Offering will be received on April 20. Your generous donation to the Easter Offering will support the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the countless ways that Disciples can continue to be the hands, feet, voice and heart of Jesus. With our giving we model the life of the One who gave the gift of Living Water that transforms the world. Offering envelopes will be available.


Sunday, April 27th we will have a fundraiser to support our youth going to camp co-sponsored by the hospitality and teaching, wisdom, knowledge spirit teams. The food will get us all in the camp spirit – hot dogs with all the trimmings, chips, koolaid, and a smore-style dessert! We will also have a presentation where you’ll get to hear what all goes on at camp–the fun, the fellowship, and the growth.

Because outdoor ministry programs are such an important part of faith development, Pine Valley members have traditionally aided families in sending our kids to camp by paying half of the registration fee. This year we will be sending 8 youth to camp, so our goal is to raise $125 per child to cover the costs ($1000 total). We would love for you to come to the event April 27 so that you can learn more about why camp is such an important and special experience.

If you cannot attend and would like to donate you can write a check with “camp fundraiser” written in the memo. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Amanda Martin


Dave Roy is looking for Greeters for the month of May, June and August. If you would like to volunteer for one of the months or part of one let Dave know.  It is a great way to start someone’s worship with a friendly Hi and a Smile.


The Search Committee and Mission Council invite you to a Congregational Meeting to discuss the ministerial search and financial packages.  After a long discussion, we would like to present the current status and options for going further.  Printed information will be available at least a week before.  Please plan to attend and be part of this important discussion.

Thanks! Peace and Blessings!

Natalie Byington


There is a signup sheet in the lobby for the garage sale.  There is something for everyone!  You can even sign up more than once!!  We especially need people for Thursday as this is our biggest day.  I know many of you work that day, but if you don’t we can use you.  No experience is needed.  Mostly we need people to just walk around or sit in strategic places.  We also never have too many baked goodies.  Keep cleaning out!!!!  If you have any questions, please call Carmen or Lorrie.


If you are interested in becoming a part of the Wichita Circles Network and want to help someone get out of poverty, the first step is to attend a Poverty Simulation.  Carmen Bell, Lorrie Beck and Karen Brown are already involved in these intentional relationships.  This simulation helps you learn about the obstacles, decisions and consequences that families in poverty face every day. This exercise simulates a month in time where participants experience the virtual realities of struggling to make ends meet and provide for their family while interacting with businesses and community organizations. Scenarios are based on real-life situations. Hosted by Wichita Circles Network and the Blessed Sacrament Society of St. Vincent de Paul, this event is designed to sensitize people to the day-to-day realities of poverty and encourage action to make a difference. April 29, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 124 N Roosevelt St, in the new gym. FREE. Childcare provided. Registration limited to 82 persons. RSVP by April 21 to Dee Ziegert: or 316.617.4000.



Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 – 12:00 is an opportunity to join many other Wichitans in cleaning up along the Ark River.  Just show up at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium around 8:30 to register and look for other PVCC folk.  Tools, bags and gloves will be provided as will a snack and lunch (hot dogs & burgers).  Oh, and did I mention the great T-shirt.  Some of us joined in the clean-up effort last year and had a great time working together.   NOTE: Registration forms on table in foyer and we are doing this in place of LOVE Wichita.


Bettie Sanborn, age 80, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Pine Valley Christian Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon until service time. Memorials are suggested to the Pine Valley Christian Church.


Alice Steele, age 56, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Alice became a member at Pine Valley in 1997. She later remarried with the last name as Dennis.