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September 26-28 – Ventures 2017 “Opening to Grace: God’s Healing Ways”

A retreat of faith, Bible study, worship, workshops, fellowship and fun
Rev. Wanda Craner will be the keynote presenter on Tuesday
Some of the topics to be addressed:
Do You Want to Be Healed? (John 5:5-19, 14-15)
Bent Out of Shape? (Luke 13:10-17)
Don’t Give Up! (Mark 7:24-30)
Compassion versus Policy (Luke 14:1-6)
Stretch Out Your Hand (Mark 3:1-6)

For a flyer, click here.   To register, click here.

September 28 – PSEC Book Club with Peter Schmiechen, Author of “Gift & Promise”

Join together with fellow members of PSEC to share, discuss and interpret books authored by our colleagues.
This first session will feature author Peter Schmiechen and his book “Gift & Promise”.
Peter Schmiechen is President Emeritus and Professor of Theology at Lancaster Seminary.

“Gift and Promise”: An Evangelical Theology of the Lord’s Supper

“What would happen if the liturgy for the Lord’s Supper started with the images in the New Testament rather than the divisions of our past? It would be like going through an open door into a new world. …”

Discussion will begin at 9:30 am @ Trinity UCC, 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown.

There is no charge, but please register, by clicking here,  so we can anticipate attendance.

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Quiet Days in East Greenville @ New Goshenhoppen UCC

Quiet DaysRemaining 2017 Dates:     OCT 3, NOV 7, DEC 5
Quiet Days are held at New Goshenhoppen UCC, 1070 Church Road in East Greenville, PA 18041. They are designed to open new avenues of communing with God, and to provide an opportunity for sharing faith journeys and stories. They allow for Sabbath time and renewal in the midst of our busy world. There is no formal registration, but a minimum donation of $5 is requested on Quiet Day. Each participant is asked to bring a Bible, journal, pen and a bag lunch. Come and see what God has in store for you!
More information about Quiet Days   

October 4 OR October 5 – Boundary Training

The Penn Northeast Conference is offering two boundary training events.  Remember boundary training is required every three years.

October 4, 2017  
Rev. Diane Wheatley, Presenter
@ St. John’s UCC, 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth
Fee:  $20.00
 OR
October 5, 2017
Rev. Diane Wheatley, Presenter
@ Faith UCC, 21 Faith Dr., Hazleton
Fee: $20.00 

For a flyer and registration information, click here.

October 11 – New MANUAL on MINISTRY Training

Changes are coming to the principles and practices of your ministry in the United Church Christ reflected in the re-visioned UCC Manuel on Ministry. Some you may know (proposed change to one form of authorization, significant changes to the Ordained Ministerial Code). PSEC adopted a General Synod resolution regarding provisional use of the Manuel in the Fall of 2016 without seeing a draft. Here it is. While the final draft will not be complete until 2019, I want you to see, and give your voice to, the current draft. You are invited (and strongly urged to attend) a gathering on…

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
@ Zwingli UCC, 350 Wile Ave, Souderton

There will be no charge for this event, but please register so that we will be prepared for the attendance. 
You may register by clicking here.
To download a copy of the re-visioned manual on ministry, click here.

October 13-14 – Walking with God 2017: Music for Body and Soul

Keynoter Betsy Chapman, Harpist, Hospice Musician, Instructor of Yoga and Qigong, will offer three presentations during the weekend: Finding our Focus, Music for Harmony, From Intention to Action

There will also be an opportunity to select 2 workshops from the 4 offered that will include:  Music for Body and Soul, Healing as a way to Grace, Understanding through Bible Study, Balancing the Heart through Qigong exercise.

The retreat begins with registration at 4 pm on Friday and ends with dinner on Saturday. Where: Mariawald Renewal Center, 1094 Welsh Rd., Reading PA
For a flyer for this event, click here.   To register, click here.

 

November 4- Active Shooter Response Team

YOU ARE INVITED!
ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE TRAINING
The Insurance Board is hosting a FREE live webinar workshop in cooperation with the ALICE Training Institute, the #1 active shooter civilian response training company.
Saturday, November 4, 2017   10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Church of the Good Shepherd, Boyertown.

To register:  Contact Gabe Michaels @ gnucgaeks@lmkinsurance.com.
You will be required to take the e-Learning 20 minute course prior to November 4th.
Registration deadline:  October 20th

For a flyer for this event, click here.