November 29, 2020
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew... Welcome to Advent 2020...
Dear Friends, 

First and foremost, please watch this week's PSC At-Home Worship service. (Click on the video to the right). Today, we begin our four-week journey toward Christmas guided by the poetry of Maya Angelou and Gospel readings.

Second, I hope that you have received your Advent wreaths. Let us all join in and light candles and use our at-home faith formation Advent guide to draw deeper meaning out of this sacred season. *You are welcomed to send photos of you lighting your Advent wreaths that will be used in our Sunday worship videos. EMAIL DAVID with those.

Third, along with the Advent wreath, you can download our Advent devotional booklet (based on the poetry of Maya Angelou and weekly Scriptures) HERE.

We are seeking to be environmentally-friendly, but if you wish to receive a hard-copy edition of the Advent booklet, EMAIL DAVID ( at the church office, and we will send one to you via snail mail.

Fourth, thank you to all of you have submitted your New Horizons 2021 giving cards/pledge cards. You can also indicate your 2021 commitment online HERE.

Fifth, today at 4pm, join via Zoom a continuing conversation in our series with St. John's Episcopal Church of Boulder on Issues of Race.

Today is a discussion of the documentary film 13th. The 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery--except for a loophole that our modern criminal justice system exploits to its benefit.

You can watch the film on Netflix or on YouTube.
Watch the movie and come today prepared to discuss. Here's the Zoom link to our Sunday session:

Finally, please be sure to share Hyphenated Life podcast episodes AND this morning's Sunday worship video with your friends and on your social media channels. Sharing is caring! If you don't wish to share, please like or comment on any social media posts sent out by Hyphenated Life, Pine Street Church, AND our Off Broadway Preschool!

With heart,
Hyphenated Life Podcast

Hyphenated Life explores topics at the intersection of spirituality and culture through the perspectives of faith, art, music, theology, politics, and adventurous conversation.

You can follow on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you get your podcasts as well as on the Hyphenated Life website HERE. As well as on the church's website HERE.

You can help spread the word about this exciting new way to engage with Pine Street Church by "liking", "subscribing", and "following" all things Hyphenated Life. Look for new episodes each Thursday!

Our next quarterly Community Conversation will focus on our digital ministry in this time of COVID-19 and led by our PSC Leadership Council (the governing board of our congregation).
WATCH: PSC Sunday Worship, At-Home Edition:
November 29th, 2020
1st Sunday of Advent
This week's features a poem from Maya Angelou's "The Complete Poetry" is The Plagued Journey. You can read it online HERE

CLICK HERE to download a copy of today's worship guide.

Give: Your financial gifts to God through Pine Street Church are more essential now than ever. Make a gift today.

If you are giving online or sending checks in the mail, thank you. If you are a person who normally places your gifts in the offering boxes on Sundays, please consider giving online HERE.

If you wish, you can make your 2021 pledge by mailing your New Horizons 2021 Commitment Card to the church office. You may also make your 2021 pledge on our giving page. Thank you for your generosity in helping us fulfill our missions and ministry for next year!
Sundays at 9:30am
Through the Eyes of Collectors - Alfred C. Barnes

Though a cantankerous character who reviled the art establishment, Alfred C. Barnes used his one of a kind art collection to educate the less privileged into a life of critical thinking and enriched experience. By showing how art and aesthetic experience punctuate everyday existence, he challenged us to look at life with a more critical eye, contemplative mind, and open heart. The educational foundation he started, with art as its main teaching tool, showed art students and art lovers how to live a more expansive life intellectually, psychologically, and spiritually.

Please join me Sunday, as we examine the life and mission of this highly controversial figure, and the amazing art collection he amassed.

CLICK HERE to join Art Brunch at 9:30AM on Sunday Mornings.

You can learn more about each week's teachings at the WAMA Art Asylum page HERE.
Thursdays at 1:30pm
Oasis Women’s Book Study group is currently reading So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. 

New participants are welcome and asked to procure their own copy of the book. 

For more information contact Mary Beth Mankin:

Tuesdays at 9:00am
Join fellow Pinehead Men each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. You're invited to gather for fellowship via Zoom Conference Call. So grab a mug of your favorite morning brew and join us! Please contact Larry VanSpriell for more information on how to join these meetings:
Sundays at 10:00am
Though the Coronavirus Pandemic has forced us out of our church building, our faith community continues to worship together remotely via our Sunday Morning Worship: at Home Edition. Hear music from David, Ryan, and Phil, pastoral messages from Andrew, and many other special worshipful elements each Sunday. Please "Like", "Subscribe", and "Share" our Sunday Morning Worship: at Home Edition videos.

You can also download condensed audio only podcast versions of our Sunday Morning Worship by clicking here

Pine Street Church's Community Partner Attention Homes Update
Clean Up Day: Residents at 1440 Pine Street Give Back

For the past 4 years, Attention Homes has hosted a Community Clean-up Day – our way to show appreciation for the community surrounding our programs. This year's Clean-up Day occurred on October 22, 2020 and marked the first year that tenants at the 1440 Pine Street Apartments could participate.

With gloves, bags, trash pickers, and masks, program participants walked alongside community members to pick up discarded cigarette butts, abandoned water bottles, and other debris in a 12 block radius surrounding the apartments. The day concluded with a feeling of solidarity and belonging as community members shared germ-free elbow bumps amongst tenants.
Anti-Racism Resources: Articles, Books, and Podcasts
*Additional resources added July 31, 2020

With protests across the country calling for systemic change and justice for the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, many people are asking themselves what they can do to help.

To help you get started, we’ve curated this list of books (see illustration above), podcasts, and articles suggested by a varity of anti-racist organizations, educators, and black-owned bookstores (which is recommended to find online to purchase these books).

They cover the history of racism in America, identifying white privilege, and looking at the intersection of racism and misogyny. You may see a fuller list of books HERE.

As a community, we pledge our best efforts with God's help to be a community that embraces everyone, to work personally and communally to dismantle systemic racism, and to be a force for good with God's help,


Antiracism Podcasts:

God's desire for us is our wholeness; the Hebrew Scriptures call this shalom. This wholeness incorporates our physical, mental, emotional, and relational being.

Pine Street Church's love and sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Anna Wittstrom, who died on November 22. You can click HERE to read Anna's obituary.

Pine Street Church's love and sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Don Dwyer, who died on November 18.

Pine Street Church extends love and sympathy to the family of Kathryn Stuart, the daughter of Bob and Judy Rothe, who died on October 18, 2020. You can click HERE to read Kathryn's obituary.

Community Care List
Please use this list today and throughout the week, praying with special intention for:

  • Those suffering from wildfires
  • Our nation during presidential election season
  • The coronavirus pandemic Please pray for protection for all medical personnel who are treating victims and pray for effective means of "flattening the curve" and treatment to be found quickly. And for the President and First Lady diagnosed with COVID-19 this week. As well as for all White House service staff.
  • Out Boulder County and all those in our LGBTQ+ community
  • PSC's Off Broadway Preschool 
  • Those in our Boulder community who suffer from food insecurity and hunger and who are experiencing homelessness.
  • All who celebrate joys and those who are distressed in mind, body, or spirit, and members of our spiritual family including:

Short term
Roger Drummond and Vondell Martin (home was destroyed in the Cal-Wood fire on October 18, 2020)
Lizzie Parker (surgery on 10/23--daughter of Susan Anderson)
Larry VanSpriell (heart rehabilitation)
Tam VanSpriell (radiation treatment)
Shel Schuttenberg
Marcia McCarthy (Mary Beth Mankin's sister)
Tam VanSpriell (surgery)
Bud Clifford (neighbor of Neva Huffaker)
Coy Haraway (brother of Neva Huffaker)
Dan Torpy 
Carter Edgerly

Long term
Vondell Martin 
Shirley Scott 
Butch Stanko (friend of Polly McDonald)
Brendan Torpy
Iglesia Bautista Central de Villa Las Lomas (church in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Pete Sprenkle
Jo Judd
Kerry Hassler

Lance & Christina Muteyo, Juan & Denise Aragon, Ruth Fox, Pieter & Nora Kalkman

*Please notify the church office (303-442-6530) or if there are people who should be added to or removed from our community care list.
In Case You Missed It:
Pine Street Church Sunday Morning Worship:
At Home Edition,
November 22, 2020