We are grateful that we will be working with John Case this year, a seminary student at IIiff School of Theology and Clergy-in-Care with MCC. He will join us one Sunday per month for worship and work on various projects during his internship this year.
John Case is father of 3 sons with his wife of 40+ years. He has been a public school teacher, a foundry quality technician, and worked 20+ years of his 34 year career in IBM as customer and technical support in their disaster recovery division. John has been involved at various levels with local and state organizations performing education, support, and advocacy of the LGBT+ community and their families and surrounding community. He is both an ally and a member of this community and is working to widen his capability by pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Iliff School of Theology with a certificate in Social Justice. John is now officially “In Care” with the UFMCC working toward ordination.
PPMCC’s Do Unto Others will again be supporting the Westside Cares Garden Bed Building Project on Saturday Oct. 13. As you might notice, we’ve shifted deliveries to the fall, to try to avoid the spring snows that have wreaked havoc on projects in April. The beds allow low-income families on the Westside to grow healthy, organic fruits and vegetables right in their own back yards, whether they are homeowners or renters.
Interested volunteers can sign up at the back of the church sanctuary to shovel and/or haul soil and alpaca “beans” for the beds. Please let us know if you have or can borrow a truck or trailer, and what size. Wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes are also needed. We need the truck drivers to be ready about 8:30 a.m. to pick up loads in Black Forest and the shovelers to be at the garden sites by about 9:30 a.m.
If you cannot participate in the group event on Oct. 13, some deliveries might be able to be made on a weekday. Please talk to Trudy if you have questions or want to offer a truck or equipment.
September 5 – October 17
During a recent Sunday service we discussed the topic of spirituality. If you are wondering what that all means, or how you might take the next step to nurture your spiritual life, I invite you to join me for this new group.
The workbook price for the course is $12; scholarships are available to cover the cost – just speak with Pastor Alycia.
Sign up online here or at church on Sunday.