The Protestant Reformations, Adult study, Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:45, October 11-November 15, Board Room
Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed “95 Theses” on the door of the Guttenberg Cathedral in Germany, kick-starting what we now call the Protestant Reformation. Three hundred years ago, the Presbytery of Philadelphia was established. What are the connections between the two? What does this history mean for our life and faith? Join us for a six week study that will include readings (we are using a curriculum by Donald McKim) brief lectures and conversation. Please RSVP to email@example.com so we can order books.
Imara Party, October 22nd
Join us for a slice of cake as we celebrate the 5th birthday of Imara International during coffee hour!! Imara empowers Kenyan women through education to build a self sufficient future for themselves, their children, and their community. They provide education and life skills for Kenyan teenage mothers and early childhood education for their children to break the cycle of poverty and create productive members of society. A couple of years ago, Sue and Hector Badeau, along with Chelsea and Chloe Chris, spent two weeks in Kenya working with Imara. We hope to continue to support the work they are doing and are happy to join them in celebrating this momentous
milestone. To learn more about Imara and how they celebrated this birthday in Kenya, visit http://imarainternational.org/.
The 2017 Festival of Music & the Arts, Nov. 3-5, A weekend of Art, Music and Drama Dedicated to Ending Gun Violence
Presbyterian Church in Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave.
We are invited to a weekend of art, drama and music that take as their subject the men, women and children whose lives have been tragically altered or cut short by gun violence. The Festival will open with an art exhibition entitled Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence on Friday night at 6 p.m., continue with a Readers’ Theater
production of 26 Pebbles on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and conclude with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, James MacMillan’ A Child’s Prayer, and the premier of Lewis Spratlan’s Unspoken Words by the church’s Gallery Choir on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. More information on the website, www.chestnuthillpres.org
At each event, a free will offering will be taken in support of Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence, a faith-based movement committed to the prevention of gun violence. The Memorial to the Lost, first installed on the lawn of The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in February of 2013, will occupy the lawn again during the Festival and continue until the end of November. A project of Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence, the memorial remembers on tee shirts that double for tombstones the names, ages and death dates of all who have lost their lives to gun violence in Philadelphia in 2017.
All Saint's Day, November 5th
We'll celebrate the Communion of Saints with special music, Holy Communion, and a candle lighting ceremony. We'll remember those in our congregation who have died in the last year, and also others whose lives have touched ours. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5th, so turn your clocks BACK Saturday night.
Confirmation Sunday, November 12th
Mark you calendars for this festive day! On November 12th we will recognize the confirmation class for completing an intensive one-year study, and welcome those who wish to be confirmed into active (adult) membership of the church, as they make a public profession of faith.
If you are 55+, join us on Tuesdays at noon in the parlor for home-cooked food and wonderful conversation. We welcome cooks! You may make a main dish, salad or dessert and bring ahead of time. Please speak to Elder Diner Team Anne Glass, Hector Badeau, Dave Rupp, Sandra Dorsey or Debra Lockwood, if you would like to help.
We are collecting donations of nonperishable food items, i.e. granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, raisins, chips, crackers small water bottles, and non-food items like small tubes of toothpaste, tooth brushes, small soft packs of kleenex, chapstick, vaseline, lotion. (Please avoid chocolate and peanuts). Bring them and give to Delores Paulk any Sunday. The children will be decorating and filling the bags for the homeless on the first Sunday of each month.
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