PINE STREET POST
October 25, 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 15... Plus Hyphenated Life Podcast Episode 2 This Week!...
Dear Friends, 

Save the date for November 15, Commitment Sunday, for our next in-person, socially distanced, outdoor gathering at the home of Stuart and Adderly Lord. We will celebrate Holy Communion, and we will wrap up our fall stewardship series, "New Horizons 2021." Our fall stewardship emphasis will begin next Sunday, November 1, which is also All Saints Sunday.

This coming Thursday, October 29, we will release Episode 2 of Pine Street Church's brand new creative project, Hyphenated Life, with Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Network Tennessee, David Plazas. This podcast 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.

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 was published this past Thursday with Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton and Dr. Bill Leonard of Wake Forest University.

You can follow on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, 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!
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 25, 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 Finale

Some art critics have labeled Georgia O'Keeffe a "feminist artist." O'Keeffe, though a supporter of women's causes, wasn't comfortable with such labels. She said she never attempted to express anything but the truth within her, which was beyond the political, and concerned the sublime. But in so doing, she opened doors for women artists, and brought a more feminine perspective to the art world in general. This corrective balance benefits, not one category of art lovers, but all of us who look to the arts for a more expansive life.

In this final presentation in our O'Keeffe series, we will examine the legacy of the artist. We will look at the impact her work had on the larger art world, particularly its expanded appreciation of the unique subject matter O'Keeffe presented and the style in which it was presented. By O'Keeffe simply being O'Keeffe, she changed our capacity to experience the beautiful and the ineffable through art.

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
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.
For 206 years, the foundational calling of American Baptist Churches’ International Ministries has been to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and in deed wherever people are in need of hope, help and healing. Our missionaries in the field span the globe bringing hope through education, literacy training, agricultural and medical assistance, and training locals to better serve the needs of their communities.

Your WMO gift ensures that IM Global Servants will be able to continue their incarnational work in the communities to which they have been called and to share the love and resources of God and God’s people.

Learn more about these amazing servants and the work they do by clicking on these video links. Then click on the PSC giving link to make your donation.

So far PSC has received $475 for this year's WMO. Thanks to ALL who've given! It's still not too late to give if you haven't yet.

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...
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 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,
October 18th, 2020