Upcoming Events

Q+A WITH MORE LIGHT PRESBYTERIANS. Jess Cook, Program and Communications Manager for MLP, and lead trainer on our recent “Welcoming LGBTQ Youth” video seminars, will be our guest preacher for the day, and will also be present between services to give us an update on what MLP is up to these days, and answer any lingering questions we may have about the welcoming youth material, as well as the work and witness of MLP in the world. Sunday October 14 at 9:45. Fellowship Hall.
 
DINNER WITH OUR MIGRANT WORKER FRIENDS Applecrest Orchard in Hedgesville, Sunday, October 14, 3-6 p.m. Bring a side dish to share. Meet at SPC at 2 p.m. for carpooling. Questions? Contact John Gonano, jgonano@hotmail.com.

PEACEFEST: ENGAGING WITH HOPE. A community gathering in the spirit of St. Francis. Songs and stories of lament, hope and inspiration. Sunday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary

SPC’S IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE SUPPORT COMMITTEE Chris Madeo, a member of RISE (Resources for Immigration Support and Empowerment) of Western Maryland, invited RISE members and Frederick County Commissioners to attend a showing of Locked in a Box at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick on Monday, October 22, 7 p.m. It is also being shown on Thursday, November 1, 10 a.m., at the SPC Presbyterian Women’s Circle. All women of the church are invited. Locked in a Box highlights the abuse of immigrants and refugees in for-profit detention centers in the US. The film was co-produced by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance of PC(USA) and was shown at SPC this summer. It generated great support for promoting the film in the community. You are encouraged to attend either of these showings or view the film at home (Locked in a Box). If you have suggestions where the film might be shown, please email Chris Madeo at cmadeo@myactv.net or SocialJusticeSPC@gmail.com.

Elsewhere…

RACIAL AWARENESS AND MINDFULNESS 2018: A Mini-Festival of the Arts, Awareness, Healing, and Justice, Saturday October 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St., SW, Washington DC. The keynote speaker is National Book Award Winner, Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning who will address “How To Be An Anti-Racist.” The festival is to help people reflect on racism, and for churches, communities, and individuals to become more self-reflective regarding the impact of racism on their lives. SPC’s Social Justice Committee has reserved two free tickets for the event. For more information and to reserve your ticket, contact socialjusticespc@gmail.com.