Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion: A Timbered Choir

Meets in the church office following the service. As a follow-up to our previous discussion on Wendell Berry’s novel, Jayber Crow, we will dive into Berry’s poetry, by discussing A Timbered ChoirA Timbered Choir is a collection of Berry's Sabbath poems dating from 1979-1997 and they grow from his conviction that, “The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth into singing.” (Isaiah 14:7) Thus, these poems derive from Berry’s Sunday morning walking meditations, and they display the kind of soulful reflection that springs out of leisure and solitude. Interested or have questions? Please contact Pastor Mike.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Gala

Our monthly Educational Gala provide a space for us to deepen into our Sacred Story by exploring theological and practical topics together. This month’s theme is Relationality. There will be two workshops to choose from:

A Trinitarian Theology of Relational Invitation: From Stranger to Guest (facilitated by Mike Roth) The Trinity is often a theology that mystifies. How exactly is “three-in-oneness” possible? Furthermore, what consequence does it have for life today? In this seminar we’ll explore the trinitarian dance into which every person belongs. Then, we’ll consider how the Trinity’s constant invitation to relationship sets an elevated vision for community that insists on relational movement from “stranger” to “friend.” Lastly, considering Henri Nouwen’s rubric for hospitality in Reaching Out, we’ll take time to reimagine a life together in which we share in the sacred work of nurturing a common table.

Reconciliation, Communion, Union: Foundations of Christian Contemplative Spirituality (facilitated by Ben Barczi) In the midst of our harried pace of life, the contemplative tradition witness to the voice of God calling us to be still, slow down, and learn to do our lives with God. This workshop will introduce the biblical, historical and theological foundations of the Christian contemplative way, and introduce practices that help us find the still, small voice of God in the ordinary places we inhabit. We’ll close with a change to engage experientially in a contemplative practice guided by Mindy Durias.  

Please RSVP with Ben Barczi to let us know which workshop you plan to attend.

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Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Service Opportunity: Pearl Court Dinner

Looking for a way to create human connection while serving in your community? 

Individuals, families, and home groups are invited to participate in our monthly dinners at Pearl Court Apartments. This ministry provides support for our neighbors through our gift of time, service, and sustenance during our monthly dinner. 

Our first fall opportunity will be Saturday, September 29th from 5:30-7:15. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food for our Burrito Bar. For more information please contact Leslie Barnes.

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Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

Covenant Class

Covenanting at Pearl Church is a commitment to common experience and common effort on a common ground to which one willingly belongs. Author/poet Wendell Berry calls this "Beloved Community." If you're interested in meeting with a pastor and hearing more about what it means to be part of this Pearl Church, you're invited to our next Covenant Class in the church office. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Launch Sunday

In lieu of a normal church service, Fall Launch Sunday introduces our Leadership Team, service opportunities over the coming year, and provides a meal for us to share together. On Sunday, September 16, we’ll begin in the conference room at 11 a.m.—note the change from our normal meeting time—to sing, share, and pray, and then we’ll head up to the terrace for a Eucharistic meal together. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Connecting Night

Location: Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby

Looking for a casual way to connect with people from Pearl? consider joining us at the Lucky Lab! Grab a drink, salad, or slice of pizza, bring a game to play, bring your kiddos, or just show up on your own and enjoy sharing in conversation. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Connecting Night

Location: Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby

Looking for a casual way to connect with people from Pearl? consider joining us at the Lucky Lab! Grab a drink, salad, or slice of pizza, bring a game to play, bring your kiddos, or just show up on your own and enjoy sharing in conversation. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike

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Aug
12
11:30 AM11:30

Covenant Class

Covenanting at Pearl Church is a commitment to common experience and common effort on a common ground to which one willingly belongs. Author/poet Wendell Berry calls this "Beloved Community." If you're interested in meeting with a pastor and hearing more about what it means to be part of this Pearl Church, you're invited to our next Covenant Class in the church office. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Jul
29
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion

Location: Church Office

Wendell Berry's book, Jayber Crowhas been described as "An almost perfect fiction, a sublime meditation on how irrevocable loss is redeemed through a renewed sense of kinship with the land and the past." This narrative covers many issues that are important to Berry. It's a great primer for first time Berry readers, and it's a joyful return to well loved characters and concepts for those who have journeyed before with Berry to the quaint town of Port William.  Interested or have questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Connecting Night

Location: Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby

Looking for a casual way to connect with people from Pearl? consider joining us at the Lucky Lab! Grab a drink, salad, or slice of pizza, bring a game to play, bring your kiddos, or just show up on your own and enjoy sharing in conversation. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike

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Jul
8
11:30 AM11:30

Covenant Class

Covenanting at Pearl Church is a commitment to common experience and common effort on a common ground to which one willingly belongs. Author/poet Wendell Berry calls this "Beloved Community." If you're interested in meeting with a pastor and hearing more about what it means to be part of this Pearl Church, you're invited to our next Covenant Class in the church office. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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