PINE STREET POST
November 8, 2020
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew...
New Horizons 2021 Fall Stewardship Series... Plus Hyphenated Life Podcast
Dear Friends, 

New Horizons 2021 is the theme of our fall stewardship series.

We’ve already set sail toward new horizons this year in ways we could never have imagined. We live in that “BC-AC” reality now: Before COVID, After COVID. We feel all the feelings of it. Confusion. Bewilderment. Loneliness. Anxiety. Depression. Pandemic exhaustion. This time of all times, we are at a pivot point. It is a time of re-imagining. Of re-direction. Indeed, new horizons.

This has never been truer for our church, too. We are living in a time of exceptional challenge and yet exceptional opportunity. This is the traditional time of the year when we reflect about and create our financial giving plans for next year to maximize our potential to make the deepest possible spiritual and social impact.

Whether long-time member, new member, or potential member of the "Pine-head Society,” our combined gifts and commitments undergird the foundational operation of the church. This annual fund is the primary place for our financial offerings. The Ministry Fund keeps the lights on, supports staff salaries, maintains our building and grounds through which we host wide-ranging community groups, and sends tens of thousands of dollars in aid to our church’s community and mission partners down the street and around the world.

This week, you will receive a New Horizons 2021 Commitment Card along with a letter. You will be invited to prayerfully complete that giving card and determine a 2021 financial commitment as part of the spiritual practice of gratitude for the abundance of God's gifts that we enjoy; including our spiritual community.

Finally, last Thursday, November 5th, we released Episode 3 of Pine Street Church's brand new creative project, Hyphenated Life, with priest, author, and speaker Rev. Susan Springer, of St. John's Episcopal Church of Boulder, CO.

Hyphenated Life is powered by our church, and it serves as a new kind of "digital pulpit" through which to connect with our community locally and nationally around topics and issues at the intersection of spirituality and culture.

See below for all the information about how to access the podcast website and upcoming episodes.

Please be sure to share podcast episodes AND this morning's Sunday worship video with your friends and on your social media channels. Sharing is caring!

With heart,
Andrew











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!

Today at 4pm via Zoom

Bill Woodward, faculty member
CU Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Topic: How fair, efficient, and effective is your local corrections system?  


This presentation will review the process and results of Bill's team assessment of the Boulder County Corrections system in 2016. This assessment was funded by the County Commissioners to determine the need for a new jail. 

The DA and Sheriff had pushed for a new 400 bed jail. Data supported the need for a smaller residential day reporting center. Bill, the co-principal investigator, and his team reviewed 70+ programs being used in Boulder County and determined the extent to which these programs were proven to be effective. 

Bill's "ask" , should you decide to accept it, will be for you to follow up on one or more of those 27 recommendations to see the extent to which the County has implemented the recommendations.  Bill's book, when and if it is published, will detail this process for any community to use to improve their local effectiveness, efficiency, and fairness. 

Bill is a faculty member at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado. He is the former Colorado State Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, which has jurisdiction over all community housed offenders returning from prison and offenders placed in residential community corrections.  

He has co-authored three peer reviewed journal articles on school shootings, and has a 12+ minute YouTube TEDx talk on school shootings.

ZOOM link for Nov 8th:

Topic: Issues of Race: B. Woodward--How Fair is Your Corrections System?
Time: Nov 8, 2020 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 812 6141 9188
Passcode: 771260
WATCH: PSC Sunday Worship, At-Home Edition:
November 8, 2020
23rd Sunday After Pentecost New Horizons 2021, Part 2
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS
ART BRUNCH
Sundays at 9:30am
THIS WEEK: Wilderness, Serpents, and Saints - An Artist's Odyssey

Last week we were challenged to explore our shadows creatively, through writing or painting or collage. Exploring our shadows is valuable, not only for the sake of self-knowledge, but for self-therapy. We are not always conscious of the battlefield inside of us. Unawares, we are at war with our early years. Unwittingly, we inflict others with our wounds.

This week we will focus on one contemporary artist who used art to deal with his religion of origin, addictions, and heartache, sometimes in shocking ways. With pencil or brush in hand, he faced his demons squarely, and courageously allowed them to speak from the shadows of his soul. The result is sometimes beautiful, and often provocative. Such works challenge us, the viewer, to re-examine forgotten or hidden aspects of our own traditions and experiences, and perhaps engage them again from a dramatically new perspective.

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.
OASIS - WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP
Thursdays at 1:30pm
Oasis Women’s Book Study’s new book starting Thursday, August 6:

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:
mbmankin545@gmail.com

MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP
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: larryvanspriell@gmail.com
PSC SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: AT HOME EDITION
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
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Your Gifts to the World Mission Offering raised $875to help bring health, hope and healing to our hurting world. THANK YOU!
Off Broadway Preschool of Fine Arts

Off Broadway Preschool of Fine arts has been closed since March in response to the pandemic but is taking all necessary measures to prepare our staff and our space for a safe reopening on August 24th.  Enrollment will be limited  to ensure the safety of both children and staff.  

For more information about the preschool, or to enroll your child, please visit: www.offbroadwaypreschool.org.
We have limited spots available. Call 303-800-0324 or visit our website for details.

If you know any little ones, ages 3-5 looking for an amazing preschool to call home, then look no further than Pine Street Church's Off Broadway Preschool!: www.offbroadwaypreschool.org
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,

Articles

Antiracism Podcasts:

THE CHURCH AT PRAYER
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 extends love and sympathy to the family of Kathryn Stuart, the daughter of Bob and Judy Rothe, who died on October 18, 2020. Memorial plans to be announced at a later time.

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
Shel Schuttenberg
Bob Stacy (surgery)
Estelle Torpy (surgery)
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

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

*Please notify the church office (303-442-6530) or David@PineStreetChurch.net 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 1st, 2020