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SEEKERS CLASS

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

SEEKERS CLASS NEWS ALERT:

Attention all Seekers, in the absence of our fearless leader, Rev. David, we will NOT undertake chapters 17-20 of the Spong book on Sunday, February 2.  We will wait until David and Sally return and resume the study of the Gospel according to John on Sunday, February 9.

Muffin Overstreet

NEW BIBLE STUDY TO BEGIN SOON

We will begin a new Bible study on Sunday, January 5th at 9:00 am. Our text will be The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic by John Shelby Spong. Six copies will be ordered. If you would like us to order one for you, please let me or Pamela know so that we can place an order for you. The cost is $15.00 for the book. You do not need to order this book to join this study. If you have never been part of a Bible study, if you are curious about the Gospel of John, if you would like to have some fellowship time before worship, join us. David

Want to DIG IN THE DIRT?

The Seekers Class is getting up a group to participate in the Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School.  This year’s Field School is at the Billy Dixon Trading Post south of Hays in Ellis County and Melanie Naden is one of the instructors.  The School runs June 1-16 and early registration is due by May 1.  The cost is approximately $50 for an individual plus an overnight stay in Hays. There will be an organizing meeting after worship on Sunday, April 21 for those interested.  To prepare for the meeting please check the following links to get to KATP 2013:  kshs.org –>Research tab –> Archeology tab –> Training Program tab –> KATP 2013.  Please note there are 4 parts to the registration packet.

DID YOU EVER WONDER?

Did you ever wonder what all the healing miracles and teachings in the Gospel of Mark have to do with me? Did you ever wish you knew just a little bit more about the Bible? Here is a chance to explore these and other questions. And it is happening right at PVCC! You can join the conversation at 9 AM on Sunday before worship, or at 6:30 PM on Sunday evening, beginning February 10th. In addition to reading the Gospel of Mark we are using Ched Myers, Say to this Mountain, which is a user friendly guide to Mark, and an abridged version of his more detailed study, Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus.

 

There will be no pop quiz or final exam. Nobody will be asked any embarrassing questions. But there is a good chance that you will understand this earliest gospel much better than you did before, and you will have an opportunity to visit with your neighbors about faith and life in ways that matter to you and to our church community. I hope you will join us.

David Hansen