MORE LIGHT PRESBYTERIANS TEACH-IN SERIES: “Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation"
Tuesday • April 25 • 3:00-4:30 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
Explore how to be a confident ally to transgender people and how to welcome transgender and gender nonconforming people into our congregation. How can our congregation be a place of welcome for transgender and gender non-binary folks? Trainer: Alex Patchin McNeill, Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians is the first openly transgender person to head a mainline Protestant organization. He is a life-long Presbyterian, and a nationally known educator and advocate for LGBTQ Christians. Join us in the Fellowship Hall or register online and stream at home https://mlp.org/more-light-teach-ins/
BREAKING THE SILENCE SEMINAR
Saturday • April 29 • 9:00–12 noon. • Fellowship Hall
The Parish Life Committee is once again sponsoring the valued Breaking the Silence Seminar. (The previous seminar was conducted in 2013.) Jack Young is coordinating the seminar, which will address four related topics: (1) Advance Planning Directives, presented by Julia Yuhasz of the Hospice of the Panhandle staff; (2) Estate Planning Considerations, presented by Attorney Frank Hill; (3) Funeral Arrangements, presented by Frank Hedges of Brown's Funeral Home; and (4) Church/Memorial Service Planning, presented by Pastor Tremba. Sign-up sheets available in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Jack Young, via email@example.com
FORUM ON PASTORAL TRANSITION
Sunday • April 30 • 9:30 a.m. • Fellowship Hall
The forum will allow us to explore, as a community, our hopes and fears around the upcoming pastoral transition process and address any questions about the process. Childcare available. Judy York, Chair
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
Saturday • May 6 • 9:00-12 noon • Fellowship Hall
Are you interested in learning about becoming a member of SPC? If so, register with the office now and plan to attend the orientation session with Pastor Tremba firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, read Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg in advance. Get a copy in the office ($13 or pay what you can). Digital version available from Amazon.
WAKING UP WHITE IN CHURCH
Sunday • May 7 • 9:25 a.m. • Fellowship Hall
Our Sunday Seminars will conclude this season’s round of discussions on race with an introductory conversation about how the dominant white culture we’ve been exploring affects religious systems, institutions, and congregations. Pick up articles on table outside of office.
SHEPHERDSTOWN COMMUNITY BIBLE SCHOOL is happening this summer! July 18-20, three full days from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children ages 3 to middle school are welcome to attend this free program, Get your little “Galactic Starveyors” ready! Sign up sheets can be found in the classrooms or contact Emily Gross via email@example.com. We will also need some volunteer teachers and “galactic” children shepherds to assist the kids throughout the day.