PINE STREET POST
October 18, 2020
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew...
Next Outdoor and In-Person Gathering at the Home of Stuart and Adderly Lord on November 1... Plus Hyphenated Life Podcast Episode 1 This Week!...
Dear Friends, 

Save the date for November 1, All Saints Sunday, for our next in-person, socially distanced, outdoor gathering at the home of Stuart and Adderly Lord. We will celebrate All Saints Sunday, Holy Communion, and we will kick off our fall stewardship series.

This coming Thursday, October 22, we will release Episode One of our new creative project, Hyphenated Life, with two scholars from Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton and Dr. Bill Leonard.

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

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.

Our first official episode will be published this Thursday and you can find it 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 Episode 1 this Thursday!

Follow Hyphenated Life on Facebook by clicking HERE. We will be sending out links to new episodes weekly, starting this Thursday, October 15. You'll be able to listen to these podcasts wherever you like to get your podcasts!
Did you miss any of PSC's recent Zoom gatherings
Check them out here!
"Spiritual Wellness in the Time of COVID",
led by Dr. Jonathan Ellerby?
WATCH PSC Sunday Worship, At-Home Edition:
October 18, 2020
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: Georgia O'Keefe Part III

So far in this series, we've focused on O'Keeffe's development as an artist, beginning in abstraction and on to her modernist style reflected in flowers, buildings, landscapes and bones. This Sunday, we explore O'Keeffe's full maturation as an artist reflected in surrealistic and abstract expressions of land, crosses, and sky. These artworks reveal an artist in full command of her medium, able to express spiritual visions, ineffable feelings, those inner groans that words cannot utter.

Join our community as we allow O'Keeffe's art and life to inspire, enlighten, and possibly transform us into a more expansive way of being.

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
AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ABCRM) ANNUAL GATHERING
Sept. 8 – Oct. 26
This year's event is Virtual & FREE!

The Gathering is FREE to ALL who want to participate, and you can participate in as much or little as you are able, however you do need to register ASAP.

CLICK HERE For more info and to Register.

This Year's Remaining Schedule:

  • Mon. Oct. 19 – 10-11:30am – Missions: Arab World (Dan & Sarah Chetti / Melanie Baggou)
  • Mon. Oct. 26 – 7-8:30pm – Missionary Support: Spiritual Development (David & Joyce Reed)
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 Gift to the World Mission Offering can bring health, hope and healing to our hurting world.
2020 has been a year of unexpected changes and challenges. Our routines have been interrupted, celebrations postponed, travel plans/vacations cancelled. Current events have caused many of us to see injustices and the fragility of life with new or renewed clarity of vision.

For International Ministries Global Servants, the call to share God’s love and the Gospel message to love and serve our neighbor has never been more urgent. The daily news brings large doses of fear, injustice and despair. In contrast, your gift to the World Mission Offering brings hope and help and healing to the far corners of our global community.

  • $25 could provide seeds for a small family garden for two families in Mexico.
  • $50 could buy lunches for 20 students in a tutoring program in Panama.
  • $100 could cover the cost of Juan and Denise Aragón’s literacy program for 20 adults.

The possibilities are endless as God multiplies your generosity through the dedicated work of IM Global Servants.

Watch the video, be inspired by the work of our missionaries and let your heart be moved to give generously to the World Mission Offering.

Thank you,
Your Heart for Mission Team
Featured PSC Partnership:
Partners in Parenting Haiti
Dear Pine Street Members and Friends,

What an education roller coaster for our children this past school year (September 2019-June 2020). As I mentioned in my March letter, the schools were closed until sometime in January 2020 because of the political unrest, and then they closed again permanently for the year in March because of the coronavirus. Maybe there was school for six weeks last year. If you were making the rules, how would you make up all of that missed time? Would you have everyone start over in the same grade this Fall? The government decided to make up the entire last year ‘s school during the first six weeks of this year. The exams are this month in October, then a short vacation, and this year’s school year begins November 1
Simply amazing!

PIPH usually provides access to some kind of summer program for the children. But this year it was necessary to do more. We asked our two Haitian staff Eliasme, our tutor, and Nazaire, our social worker who is also a nurse, to come up with a plan for focusing on their school subjects, reading, journaling, and some fun activity. For the subjects Eliasme met with each child weekly to give assignments which he usually selected and the following week each had to summarize what they learned or show completed math problems. (We received several complaints about the math homework.) The younger children were given a story to read and had to summarize it the following week. Each wrote thoughts on the pandemic and wishes for the future in a notebook. Nazaire was in charge of games: dominos, cards, general knowledge, land capitals, and logic tests. The last two were downloaded and shared with children who have smart phones. Much of this was done through the App, WhatsApp. The winner got a small prize. All of this was done through social distancing, and each wore a mask. PIPH provided two masks for each child’s family member.

During the Summer Program Eliasme worked with Christa on French, English, Creole, and math. When asked about her dreams for the future Christa said the following, “I, Christa a young woman who has many dreams, I would love to become a great seamstress so I can make beautiful clothes for different celebrations, and I would like to make beautiful clothes for everybody who has helped me realize my dreams, especially you who are reading this. I would like to become a lawyer so I can help people defend their rights, and I would like to help a lot of children just like you have chosen to help us to keep the PIPH Program alive. Thank you.” This is a really unusual answer. Only about three of our children gave a different answer. The others said that they wanted to be a doctor, an engineer, or an agronomist which are the well know professions in Haiti. 

The following information came from Nazaire’s month visits to Christa. Most of his reports talked about Christa’s medical problems during the past six month: eye problems, dental problems, and breast problems. The most painful one was that she had two non cancerous tumors in her breast which were identified through an echocardiogram. They were finally removed a week ago by Cuban doctors who work in Jeremie after Christa had gone back and forth to Port-au-Prince and the neighboring town of Gebeau. The surgery was successful. During the past six months Christa has kept up with her school work and although we don’t have her final exam grade from last year’s school year (taken this month), her interim grade was excellent. When asked about the coronavirus Christa said the following, “The coronavirus is a contagious virus. It can be caught by human contact when people talk together without wearing a face mask or any other thing that can avoid direct contact. Even though there is a huge awareness campaign which aims to teach the population about precautionary measures to avoid the virus, it is difficult to practice them at home. Wearing masks and social distancing are neglected. But she always washes her hands.

Thanks to all of you for sponsoring this future-seeking young woman.

Jan Arney for the PIPH Board
p.s. I don’t know where the sparkles on this picture came from, but they fit with Christa.

Learn more about PIPH HERE...
The annual Boulder County Crop Walk is fast approaching. We’re fighting to end hunger in our community and the world! The need for the basic necessity of food is at an all-time high and we want to unite our efforts to respond to this pandemic emergency.

Instead of a church wide walking team, we will create smaller teams, family units or individual walks. This is an opportunity to create a team, unique and tailored to your situation.

CLICK HERE to support The Pine Street Church Pine Heads, where you can donate and/or create a personal page. We are asking our walkers to complete their campaign between October 18th -25th . Link to your social media platforms to reach out to your circle of influence, building awareness, positivity and hope.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our team captain, Debbie Setlock at Setlock7@msn.com.
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:

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
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 Frances Swanson, who died on August 18, 2020. A graveside service was held on August 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Mountain View Memorial Park.

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
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)
Stanley Lord (brother of Stuart)
Liz Parker (Susan Anderson's daughter)
Dan Torpy 
Carter Edgerly

Long term
Vondell Martin 
Shirley Scott 
Kathryn Stuart (Daughter of Bob and Judy Rothe)
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,
October11th, 2020