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SEEKERS CLASS NEWS

The Seekers Class is hosting a guest speaker at 9:00 on September 28.  Hank Wyeno, Harriett McGuire’s brother-in-law, will present his family’s story of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WW2.  Everyone is welcome to this special event in the Grace Room.  No need to wait for a special event to join the Seekers Class.  This fall we will be using the DVD series, Living the Questions.  We have used this series before and have learned a lot about what it means to be a progressive Christian.  Contact Bill Delaney or Muffin Overstreet if you would like to receive the PDF files for this series.

 

SEEKERS CLASS NEWS

The Seekers Class is hosting a guest speaker at 9:00 on September 28 (notice date change).  Hank Wyeno, Harriett McGuire’s brother-in-law, will present his story of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WW2.  Everyone is welcome to this special event in the Grace Room.  No need to wait for a special event to join the Seekers Class.  This fall we will be using the DVD series, Living the Questions.  We have used this series before and have learned a lot about what it means to a progressive Christian.  Contact Bill Delaney or Muffin Overstreet if you would like to receive the PDF files for this series.

 

SEEKERS CLASS NEWS

The Seekers Class is hosting a guest speaker at 9:00 on September 21.  Hank Wyeno, Harriett McGuire’s brother-in-law, will present his story of time spent in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WW2.  Everyone is welcome to this special event.

 

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Calling all Seekers.  We will resume Seekers Class at 9:00 starting September 7.  Bring your ideas for a fall study – a book, a video series, etc. We will take this first Sunday to reorganize and get re-acquainted after a busy summer of activities.

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The Seekers Class will adopt a new format for the summer. Participants are encouraged to bring a newspaper clipping that they would like to discuss. I hope to see you at the Seekers Class on Sunday.

David

FROM OUR INTERIM PASTOR

Today, Thursday, I sent a Letter to the Editor of The Wichita Eagle in support of the proposed increase in the sales tax. I did not sign the letter as the Interim Pastor of PVCC, because I’m pretty sure we have members of the congregation with different points of view. In fact, normally I would not support an increased sales tax. It is a regressive tax that falls heaviest on those who can least afford it. I find the tax on food especially distasteful. But thanks to the leaders in Topeka who voted to eliminate a truly progressive income tax, the cost for maintaining basic services—a bus system, decent roads, a secure water supply—is falling more heavily on local communities. In my letter I said that I hope that that portion of the tax designated for jobs will be used for jobs that pay a living wage and have adequate benefits. In the coming weeks public hearings will be held on whether or not to increase the sales tax. I encourage you to let your voice be heard.

To encourage discussion the Seekers Class will adopt a new format for the summer. Participants are encouraged to bring a clipping from the newspaper that they would like to discuss. I hope to see you at the Seekers Class on Sunday.

Blessings,

David

SEEKERS CLASS – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

The Seekers Class is taking on as its next book study The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please let Pamela know. The cost is $15.00.

David

ROUND-TABLE AT 9:15 AM SUNDAY WITH JENNIFER WHITE

Our guest speaker Jennifer White, Executive Director of ICT S.O.S, will be meeting with us prior to the start of our service for an informal round-table discussion.  This will take the place of the normal Seekers meeting.  It promises to be an interesting and enlightening discussion.  We’ll start at 9:15am in the Grace Room.  All are welcome to join!

SEEKERS CLASS – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

The Seekers Class is taking on as its next book study The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University We will begin our study of this book on March 30, 2014. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please let Pamela know and we will order copies in bulk. The cost is $15.00.

David

SEEKERS CLASS – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Our theme for Lent is “Grounded in God’s Love.” Getting grounded in God’s love means exploring the depth, breadth and height of our love and care for creation, ourselves and others. In this spirit the Seekers Class is taking on as its next book study The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University. She makes the case that incarceration functions in today’s society much as slavery did in the past. The broader purpose of her book is to expand the conversation about race, the criminal justice system and democracy. We will begin sharing our study of this book on March 30, 2014. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please let Pamela know and we will order copies in bulk. The cost is $15.00.

David