David’s Diary

Forward Together is the title of one of Dr. William Barber’s books. Next Sunday, August 13, we will show the video of Dr. Barber’s address to the Disciples of Christ General Assembly. You can also see some of his sermons and talks on online. He is the pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, NC, the president of the NC chapter of the NAACP, and lead organizer of the 2018 Poor Peoples Campaign. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Poor Peoples Campaign led by Dr. Martine Luther King, Jr. in 1968. One of the present campaigns immediate goals is to have a large turnout for Dr. Barber’s visit on August 21, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Topeka. The event is from 6-8 p.m., Monday evening.

Dave and Cheryl Roy and I attended a planning meeting in Salina on Sunday, August 6, as we prepare for Dr. Barber’s visit. Dave and Cheryl signed up to be part of the “house committee,” meaning that they will be on hand at the event to welcome people and make sure that the event itself flows smoothly. I am not going to be able to attend this event because of prior commitments. However, I did sign up to become a member of the Kansas Interfaith Action board of directors.

I hope we can carpool people from PVCC to the Barber event on the 21st. If you are unable to attend, I hope you will consider making a donation to the event. You may make a check out to PVCC and put “Baber event” in the memo.

There will be a lot of work to do during the next several months with phone calls, meetings, and visits. If you would like to participate in some way, please talk with me.

Let me also ask you to keep Sunflower Camp in your prayers. This is also an exciting new ministry for PVCC and one that is charting a bold path into the future. The steering committee is meeting this week. Dave and Cheryl Roy, Jan Elliot, Lisa Tos-Brightup and I are members of this committee. We will keep you posted on plans as they develop.

I want to again give thanks for PVCC and for you.

In friendship,

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