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JOIN US ON ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014 AT PINE VALLEY

Rev. Carolyn Schwarz will share the Message ~ Raising Up Children of God

Reading from our tradition ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

The PVCC Choir will be singing the Anthem ~ Look At The World by Rutter                                      

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

What a week!!!!  After two years of anticipation, this week we welcome Carolyn and Ken to the family.  A joyous occasion indeed.  Several congregants spent extra time last week providing meals, unpacking and getting them settled into their new home.  Thank you all.  I know she was looking forward to writing her sermon at her desk once we got the boxes of books out of the way.

Carolyn has been spending her first week getting familiar with the church, getting to know the staff, meeting with the welcoming committee, and learning her new role.  While this week will be a whirlwind of activities for Carolyn, the coming weeks should start having her settling into a more standard cadence.  She is eager to get to know each of you and become a working part of the family.  Feel free to say hello and give a warm welcome when given an opportunity.

Many thanks to everyone in the congregation and staff for sticking with us the last two years.  None of us expected this journey to have taken us this long, but I have faith that we will all start to reap the rewards of the process.

Peace and Blessings!

Nat

CAROLYN’S CORNER

WOW!!! That’s the word that best expresses my feelings for the fantastic welcome Ken and I have received by Pine Valley Christian Church. Thank you to those who brought lunches and dinners. Thank you to those who came to our house and helped us unpack boxes and to help us with the tasks it takes to set up household. We are way ahead of schedule! Thank you for the gift certificates so we can get out of the house for a needed break. Thank you to those who have dropped by the church to say hello and to help unpack boxes and boxes of books. My cup of gratitude brims to overflowing!

I am looking forward to the second, which is my first Sunday with you. We will remember the saints in our lives that day. The first few months we will spend time getting to know each other and to establish relationships. It is my hope to visit every household in the church. It will take some time to do this, so please be patient with me.

I am looking forward to a long and fruitful ministry together at Pine Valley. May the spirit of love, open hearts and open welcome continue to be with us.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Carolyn

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

What a week!!!!  After two years of anticipation, this week we welcome Carolyn and Ken to the family.  A joyous occasion indeed.  Several congregants spent extra time last week providing meals, unpacking and getting them settled into their new home.  Thank you all.  I know she was looking forward to writing her sermon at her desk once we got the boxes of books out of the way.

Carolyn has been spending her first week getting familiar with the church, getting to know the staff, meeting with the welcoming committee, and learning her new role.  While this week will be a whirlwind of activities for Carolyn, the coming weeks should start having her settling into a more standard cadence.  She is eager to get to know each of you and become a working part of the family.  Feel free to say hello and give a warm welcome when given an opportunity.

Many thanks to everyone in the congregation and staff for sticking with us the last two years.  None of us expected this journey to have taken us this long, but I have faith that we will all start to reap the rewards of the process.

Peace and Blessings!

Nat

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET AT GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

     Save the Date! NOVEMBER 8! Please make plans now to attend and support the 20th Annual Alternative Gift Market which will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 10 am – 4 pm at Grace Presbyterian Church (5002 E. Douglas, Wichita).

Pine Valley will have two booths:  Project # 16: Give Babies a Smile (China) in which orphaned babies born with cleft palates have surgical procedures to repair the birth defect. Project #19: Backpacks Full of Medicine (Burma).

Lorrie Beck

THANK YOU FROM DAVID AND SALLY

Dear PVCC Friends,

Sally and I cannot say “Thank you” enough to tell you how truly grateful we are for all you are and for all you do. Sunday was the frosting on a very, very large pie! And all the pies were yummy. The worship service was special beyond words. We were both deeply moved by the words shared. We will both remember Sunday for a long, long time. What an extraordinary day to cap off two wonderful years. Thank you, too, for the tribute in The Wichita Eagle. Wow. We are speechless. Thank you, too, for the cards and the gifts.

I’m off to visit our Oregon family for a few days. Sally and I look forward to joining you again in worship.

Peace, David (and Sally, too)

JOIN US ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 AT PINE VALLEY

Meditation ~ Lessons We Have Learned From David

Reading from our tradition ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17

The PVCC Choir will be singing the Song of Mission ~ A Gaelic Blessing – Rutter

FROM OUR PRESIDENT

This week we say good-bye to David as our Pastor, but not as our friend.  While David and Sally are stepping away from us as Pastor and Pastor’s wife, they continue to be our friends and part of the family.

While this week’s service will be a celebration of the time we have had with David and Sally, a sharing of the lessons which they have taught us, it is not the end of the road.  We have the opportunity to take our teachings forward and change the world as David has taught us.

To lead us through this journey, Carolyn and Ken come aboard to move us back onto the point of our wedge blade.  Carolyn’s arrival takes us to the next phase of our journey as we move to stability and newness.  Carolyn brings a new energy to share with the congregation.

The foundation which David has laid is a great place for Carolyn to build.  Together, we will all move forward together as a congregation, as friends, as a family.

Peace and Blessings! Nat

CELEBRATING REV. DAVID AND SALLY HANSEN

David and Sally’s time with us is quickly coming to a close.  On Sunday, October 26, WAM is planning a special worship service with the theme, “Lessons We Have Learned From David”.  Several members will participate in the service and Jeff is planning special music.  Following the service on the 26th, we will have a pie extravaganza in the Grace Room.  Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pie to share.  We all know how much David loves pie.  Be sure and bring your personal card or note to David and Sally.  This is your time to share the lesson you learned or just to write a note.

WAM and Hospitality

THIRD QUARTER CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

I have started handing out contribution statements to those who pledged for 2014. These statements are a bit different from previous statements, and hopefully have a bit more useful information. First, there is a summary of giving as compared to your pledge for the year. It will show your pledged amount, how much you’ve given through early October, and how much is left for the year.

The second part of the statement shows all contributions for the first nine months of the year. This includes special offerings (Easter, Reconciliation, etc.) as well as pledged giving.

If you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Greg Yarnell