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October 28 – Church Planting Discernment Gathering @ UCC Valley Forge

Church Planting Discernment Gathering
October 28, 2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
UCC Valley Forge

Are you the type of person who enjoys watching a seed sprout through the earth?
Have you ever wondered what ministry would be like starting with a (semi)blank slate?
Is your church interested in being a “mother” church for a new church plant?
Do you feel called to the work of planting new churches?

The PSEC is excited about the possibility of planting new worshiping communities
in our conference.

We are looking for:
1. Churches who are interested in supporting this work.
2. Individuals (lay and clergy) who feel a call to church planting.

For more information, please contact Rev. Cean James at james@psec.org 

Click here to register.

First Thursday of Month – Nov. 2 – Lectionary Teleconference Meeting via Skype

November 2nd @ 10:00 am
Rev. Bill Worley will facilitate monthly teleconference meetings to share insights from a month of readings that can inform preaching and leading, around the pressing issues of our day.  Listen or actively participate. 
Meeting will take place the 1st Thursday of each month, beginning November 2nd.  Meetings will begin at 10:00 am and go no longer than 11:30 pm.
To participate you may join Bill in the PSEC Conference room or join the meeting via Skype.

For more information, 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.

Quiet Days in East Greenville @ New Goshenhoppen UCC

Quiet DaysRemaining 2017 Dates:    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   

November 10-12 – Fall Youth Event

FALL YOUTH EVENT – November 10-12, 2017

Focus Scripture:  “Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called” -1 Timothy 6:12a 

Registration:  The Registration Deadline is October 29th. You must register through the conference website at www.psec.org or by contacting the conference office. The event is open to Youth grades: 7-12. Please be sure to complete the attached Medical, Assumption of Risks and Permission Form. A signed form is required for all youth participants and may be turned in upon arrival at the event. Please do not email forms in advance.

Event Start & End Times:  Arrivals & registrations begin at 5:00pm on Friday.  The event will conclude around noon on Sunday.

Costs:  The cost of the event itself is 90.00 & covers meals, lodging, events and activities.  Payment by credit card is now required.

Location & Emergency Contacts: 
South Mountain YMCA Camp (Camp Conrad Weiser)                      
Cushion Peak Road, Reinholds, PA 17569

To register for this event, click here.
For an overview and medical form, click here.

November 16 – Biblical Game of Thrones @ Trinity UCC, Telford


is a series of fantasy novels written by the American author George R.R. Martin.  It was converted into an HBO television series and became a huge hit.  People are intrigued with the issues of power, control, competition, vengeance, remorse, and greed.   The characters in these stories are often faced with decisions that force them to choose between good and evil : their love for those close to them and the greater interests of honor, duty, and the state.  Although Game of Thrones in this case is a fantasy, the issues are very real in all stages of humanity.

We might say Game of Thrones is a continual Biblical story.  The entire scriptural account may be said to be a game, or contest, or struggle in the battle between good and evil: the King of the Universe and sinful humanity.

Our monthly table talks will follow that story. The series will track the dynamic
encounters between the King of Kings and the kings on earth.  By following these
stories, along with reading N. T. Wright’s book How God Became King, Harper One, 2012, we will explore (in Wright’s words) the forgotten story of the Gospels as well as how the great salvation story unfolds. 

Next monthly table talk – November 16th 

For a complete list of dates and details of all table talks, click here!

November 16 – Book Club w/ Deborah Winters @ Trinity UCC, Pottstown

PSEC Book Club – November 16th
@ Trinity UCC, Pottstown
 “Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture”
by Deborah Winters

Join together with fellow members of PSEC to share, discuss and interpret books authored by our colleagues.
This  session will feature author Deborah Winters and her book: 
“Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture”
Rev. Dr. Deborah Winters is a minister here in the PSE Conference.

For a flyer on this event and future book club events, click here.
There is no charge for this event, but please register by clicking here.