Bulletin Announcements February 1, 2015 Click on "Read More"

ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION: The video series Painting the Stars continues this Sunday. The series
explores the concept of the communion of science and faith and the promise of evolutionary Christian
spirituality. The seven-session course features over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers.
Interested folks should gather in the sanctuary at 11:20am
“When I have a terrible need of – dare I say, 'religion'? – then I go outside at night and paint the stars." -- Vincent Van Gogh
MUSIC NOTE: The psaltery is a stringed instrument that can be traced to the 3rd century, B.C. An instrument
of many forms, the psaltery was originally plucked like the harp. The bowed psaltery appeared in the early 20th
century. Unlike other stringed instruments, each string is a single note with the naturals on the right side and the
flats/sharps on the left. When played, the sound is not dampened with the fingers, the sound is sustained. Some
common descriptions of the sound include: icy, ethereal, and haunting. How would you describe the sound of
the psaltery?
KISIMA ACADEMY UPDATE: The Lefbom's will be providing an update on the Kisima Child Care Academy
in Naitiri, Kenya after worship on Feb 8, 2015 in the sanctuary. Grab refreshments in the lounge
and come hear about the great progress of the school as well as ongoing challenges in their rural
Kenyan environment. This is an exciting year for the students because they have their first class
ever attending secondary school in local high schools.
THE NEXT PRISCA CIRCLE MEETING will be on Tuesday, February 10th, at 7:30pm at JCPC. All ladies
of the church are welcome to join us.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: There will be a short congregational meeting following worship on
February 15th.
INTERESTED IN JCPC MEMBERSHIP? If anyone is interested in joining the church, please see the
minister or the usher after the service.
WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE: ACCA is holding its second annual Outerwear Drive Feb. 6. Please bring
in gently used items and deposit in the box you will find in the Narthex.
OLIVE OIL FROM THE HOLY LAND: We still have several bottles of oil for sale.
See Diane McEldowney if you are interested.
JCPC THURSDAY NIGHT YOGA CLASS meets every Thursday night at 6:00 in the downstairs lounge.
This is a basic class of yoga exercises to increase strength and flexibility open to all ages and to all members and
friends of JCPC. Wear layered, loose clothing and bring a yoga mat.
FEBRUARY LUNCH BUNCH MEETING: We hope you can join us for the Lunch Bunch meeting on
Saturday, February 28th @ noon at Alice Pearson’s house. If you would like to come, please call Alice 703-9416351 or Marti Kirschbaum 703-941-9236.
FORGIVENESS WORKSHOP: You are invited to "An Afternoon of Forgiveness" at Peace Lutheran
Church 6362 Lincolnia Rd, Alexandria VA 22312 on February 14, 2015 from 1-4. This free, interactive
workshop, led by renowned speaker Mariah Fenton Gladis, www.mfgfoundation.org, focuses on the beneficial
body, mind and spiritual effects of forgiving - a life changing and sacred act that can be an antidote to depression,
anxiety and shame. All are welcome, including people with no religious affiliation. Registration and more
information: email [email protected] or call 202-417-3682. Pre-registration recommended, but not
required. Doors will open at 12:30 for day-of registration.
VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND: A six-week film series co-sponsored by Grace Presbyterian Church,
Ravensworth Baptist Church, and Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. After three generations, why is peace
in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of justice and human rights playing out in this so-called
“conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in
the Middle East? These are the types of broad questions addressed by a coalition of churches and church-related
organizations in the Virginia-D.C. area. “Voices From the Holy Land” Film Series starts on Sunday,
February 15, 2015. This series, open to the public and free, will be screen on six successive Sundays @ 2:30pm
at Grace Presbyterian Church [7434 Bath Street, Springfield, VA 22150]. By exploring these complex, difficult,
and emotional issues through the voices and eyes of the people living in Israel-Palestine, this coalition hopes to
show that:
Israel-Palestine history is complicated
Life under occupation is difficult and unfair
Israel-Palestine “conflict” affects not only Jews and Muslims, but Palestinian Christian communities
“Christian Zionism” serves to conflate and confuse biblical Israel with the modern State of Israel
Small groups of Israelis and Palestinians are coming together to promote peaceful solutions
US policies and US media have affected our understanding of the current “conflict”
There is still reason to hope
Film screening schedule:
Voices Across the Divide
Life in Occupied Palestine
The Stones Cry Out
With God On Our Side
Sunday February 15, 2015
Sunday February 22, 2015
Sunday March 1, 2015
Sunday March 8, 2015
@2:30 pm
@2:30 pm
@2:30 pm
@2:30 pm
Little Town of Bethlehem
Home Front
Sunday March 15, 2015
Sunday March 22, 2015
@2:30 pm
@2:30 pm
Information is also available on the Web at http://gracepresby.org/voices and on Facebook at
2015 ALL-CHURCH “STAY-TREAT” at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church
“Being a World Changer” with David LaMotte: How long has it been since you had a weekend with your
family to do nothing but have fun and be inspired? Join your friends at MVPC for an awesome weekend full of
challenging speaking, enjoyable music, delicious chocolate fondue, and our first ever “Amazing Race”! Our speaker
will be David LaMotte, a musician who weaves together challenging stories and beautiful music that will encourage
you and leave you smiling. He is a singer/songwriter, with a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Peace, and
Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland, in Brisbane Australia; and has served as Chair of the
Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee. January 31-February 1 For more information go to
FOOD, EATING, AND THE LIFE OF FAITH: New York Avenue Presbyterian church presents,
“Food, Eating, and the Life on Faith,” a weekend with Dr. Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology and Ecology,
Duke Divinity School.
“The Theological Significance of Food”
Presentation and Discussion
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Peter Marshall Hall - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Child Care will be provided)
“Eating Towards Justice and Reconciliation”
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Dr. Wirzba, preaching at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Presentation and Discussion
10:00 a.m., Peter Marshall Hall
Congregational Meal, 12:30 p.m., Peter Marshall Hall
For more information go to www.nyapc.org
Presbyterians United and Faith Pres. Church, February 22, 2015 – Faith Presbyterian Church For more
information go to www.faithpchurch.org