Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Popsicles After Church

Kids, parents, teachers, and anyone who loves Pearl Kids are invited to enjoy a popsicle and congratulatory high five after church to celebrate our Pearl Kids and the end of another school year. If it’s sunny we’ll enjoy our popsicles outside and if it’s rainy we’ll be inside. Hope to see you there! 

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Jul
7
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion: The Universal Christ

In Richard Rhor’s new book, The Universal Christ, Rhor seeks to explain the humanity of the person, Jesus, and the eternal, Christ. Perhaps you’ve found yourself wondering: Is Christ simply Jesus’ last name? Or is it a revealing title that deserves our full attention? How is Christ’s function or role different from Jesus’? What does Scripture mean when Peter says in his very first address to the crowds after Pentecost that “God has made this Jesus . . . both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36)? Weren’t they always one and the same, starting at Jesus’ birth? If these are the kind of questions you find yourself asking or find interesting, please join our discussion! Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Members' Meeting

Attention all Pearl Church members: Please mark your calendar for our Annual Members’ Meeting! We’ll reflect on the last year, celebrate our volunteers and staff, talk about our budget, and discuss next fiscal year’s staffing and year two visioning goals. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided. Questions? Contact the Oversight Team.

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Jul
21
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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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pearl Youth Night

Students in 6th grade or above are welcome to join us for our monthly youth night.  There will be light snacks, but plan to have eaten dinner ahead of time. These youth nights will include time for fun activities and games as well as time for discussion, and engaging in real life issues with each other. Contact Pastor Becca for the location or more information.

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Jun
9
11:30 AM11:30

Post-Two-Services Potluck Celebration

One of the rhythms that we’re cultivating at Pearl Church is a common table, around which everyone belongs. In that spirit, potlucks are a wonderful way to spend time with old friends and an opportunity to make connections with newcomers. Whether you’ve been at Pearl for a long time or are brand new, we’d love for you to stay after church so that we can all share a meal together. To help us prepare, please sign up for our Post Two Services Potluck in the lobby, at the Connecting Table. 

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pentecost Sunday

In the liturgical calendar, Pentecost marks the birthday of the church when we celebrate God's gift of the Holy Spirit. Red is the liturgical color for Pentecost as it reminds us of the Holy Spirit descending as tongues of fire on Christ’s disciples. We invite you to join us and many Christian traditions in wearing the color red to church as a way to celebrate this special day.

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May
19
12:30 PM12:30

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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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Pearl Youth Night

Students in 6th grade or above are welcome to join us for our monthly youth night.  There will be light snacks, but plan to have eaten dinner ahead of time. These youth nights will include time for fun activities and games as well as time for discussion, and engaging in real life issues with each other. Contact Pastor Becca for the location or more information.

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Apr
21
9:15 AM09:15

Two Services on Easter Sunday

We will hold two services on Easter Sunday, one at 9:15 a.m. and another at 10:45 a.m. Our regular kids’ program will be offered at the 9:15 a.m. service. The 10:45 a.m. service will be identical in content, but will not offer a kids’ program or child care. We encourage those who do not have kids to consider joining the second service, as we anticipate the first service to be more heavily attended.

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday Service

Our Good Friday service purposes to guide us in Jesus' passion, and by taking us to the depths of Jesus' despair, prepare us to understand and celebrate Easter more fully. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers, as well as a special service for preschool, elementary and youth.

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Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion: How the Bible Actually Works

At Pearl, one of the rhythms that we are cultivating is a sacred story, which is expressed in the Bible. But why do we desire to engage such an ancient and sometimes confusing book? What exactly is the Bible’s purpose? What is it attempting to say to us? How are we supposed to read problematic texts? These are great questions that we’ll consider together as we discuss Peter Enns book, How the Bible Actually Works. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Pearl Youth Night

Students in 6th grade or above are welcome to join us for our monthly youth night.  There will be light snacks, but plan to have eaten dinner ahead of time. These youth nights will include time for fun activities and games as well as time for discussion, and engaging in real life issues with each other. Contact Pastor Becca for the location or more information.

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Apr
7
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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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Special Educational Gala: A Conversation with Ecotrust

Pearl Church has been meeting in Ecotrust since 2004 but perhaps, like many at Pearl, you’re not quite sure what Ecotrust is about? What is Ecotrust doing in the world? How can we at Pearl be good neighbors to Ecotrust? What kind of meaningful work might we be able to participate in together? You are warmly invited to share in a wide-ranging conversation between Ecotrust’s Executive Director, Jeremy Barnicle and Pastor Mike. We’ll also open a portion of the time for Q and A. Please RSVP with Pastor Ben (benb@pearlchurch.org).

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Mar
24
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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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Lent Retreat

If you would like to create space for stillness, reflection and deepen your engagement with Lent this year, please join us for this half-day contemplative retreat. We will be creating space for meditation and engaging more deeply with the Stations of the Cross, following our Lenten sermon series. This retreat time will be facilitated by Mindy Durias and Pastor Ben. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with Ben.

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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Pearl Youth Night

Students in 6th grade or above are welcome to join us for our monthly youth night.  There will be light snacks, but plan to have eaten dinner ahead of time. These youth nights will include time for fun activities and games as well as time for discussion, and engaging in real life issues with each other. Contact Pastor Becca for the location or more information.

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday Service

When we receive ashes on our foreheads, we recall that our lives are but dust. We remember the brevity of life and the sacred gift of each day. Please plan to join us as we begin the season of Lent together, and inaugurate a forty day period (not including Sundays) during which we intentionally journey with Jesus in his passion. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers, and a special service will be offered for Preschoolers, Elementary kids and Youth.

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Mar
3
11:30 AM11:30

Pre-Lent Winter Potluck

One of the rhythms that we’re cultivating at Pearl Church is a common table, around which everyone belongs. In that spirit, potlucks are a wonderful way to spend time with old friends and an opportunity to make connections with newcomers. Whether you’ve been at Pearl for a long time or are brand new, we’d love for you to stay after church so that we can all share a meal together. To help us prepare, please sign up on Sunday for our Winter Potluck in the lobby, at the Connecting Table.

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Feb
24
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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Feb
23
5:30 PM17:30

Pearl Court Monthly Dinner

Looking for a way to create human connection in 2019? Individuals, families, and home groups are invited to participate in our monthly dinners at Pearl Court Apartments. This ministry provides sustenance for our neighbors through our gift of time, service and communing with them during our monthly dinner on Saturday, February 23 from 5:30-7:15. Questions? Contact Leslie Barnes.

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Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion—A Selection of Flannery O'Connor's Short Stories

Considered one of the best short story authors of the 20th century, Flannery O’Connor’s genre––southern Christian gothic––is dark, humorous, scathing, and illuminating. Her stories highlight religious and societal hypocrisy, and they encourage a reckoning with our own hypocrisy so that we might grow into more whole and compassionate human beings. The selection of short stories for this discussion includes: “The Train,” “Enoch and the Gorilla,” “The Life You Save May Be Your Own,” and “The Displaced Person.” Questions? Contact Pastor Mike.

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Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Pearl Youth Night

Students in 6th grade or above are welcome to join us for our monthly youth night.  There will be light snacks, but plan to have eaten dinner ahead of time. These youth nights will include time for fun activities and games as well as time for discussion, and engaging in real life issues with each other. Contact Pastor Becca for the location or more information.

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Gala

Educational Galas provide space for us to deepen into our Sacred Story by exploring theological and practical topics together. This next month we will be offering two workshops. Please RSVP with Pastor Ben and let us know which workshop you would like to attend.

Accommodation & Trajectory

At Pearl Church, we say that we are “shaped by a sacred story,” which casts our vision—it shapes our language, orients our hearts, and directs the ways that we mark our days and live out our lives here on earth. With this in mind, this seminar seeks to provide a practical orientation to the nature and function of the Bible so that it can meaningfully give shape, orientation, and direction to our lives. By simplifying and combining content from previous Ed Galas, this seminar will focus on accommodation, which offers us a lens to appreciate difficult and often violent texts in their ancient context, and trajectory, which can help us to appreciate the progression of human consciousness in the Bible. Going further, trajectory will then move us beyond the Bible, to try and discern the movement(s) of the Divine in the world today. Facilitated by Pastor Mike.

Path(s) to Integration: The Enneagram in Christian Spirituality

At Pearl Church, one of our core values is Integration—to discover how, by Divine Love, everything belongs. And yet our personal experience is often of fragmentation and disintegration. The early desert mothers and fathers spoke of nine logosmoi, thoughts or passions that obsess our attention and turn us against the imago dei within us. While one tradition of the church hardened these into seven deadly sins, an older wisdom was preserved in the tradition of the Enneagram, which helps us discern: what questions, passions, and even strengths tend to lead me to disintegration, and how does the Gospel bring integration into my particular personality? The Enneagram explores how our God is inviting us to relax into a whole, integrated self. In this workshop we’ll explore the history and use of the Enneagram, get a sense of how it speaks to us personally, and discuss particular practices that help each personality move toward integration with God. Facilitated by Pastor Ben.

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Jan
26
5:30 PM17:30

Pearl Court Monthly Dinner

Looking for a way to create human connection in 2019?Individuals, families, and home groups are invited to participate in our monthly dinners at Pearl Court Apartments. This ministry provides sustenance for our neighbors through our gift of time, service and communing with them during our monthly dinner on Saturday, January 26th from 5:30-7:15.Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food for our Baked Potato Bar. Contact Leslie Barnes.

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Jan
13
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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Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Pearl Youth Night

Students in 6th grade or above are welcome to join us for our monthly youth night.  There will be light snacks, but plan to have eaten dinner ahead of time. These youth nights will include time for fun activities and games as well as time for discussion, and engaging in real life issues with each other. Contact Pastor Becca for the location or more information.

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