Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:
It's community coffee hour this week at PMCC, bring a little something to share after worship (if you can)! An Altar building class follows worship. More information below!
It's Labor Day weekend and a good time to remember those in the trades, farming and occupations that require physical labor. I was meandering around the Bible and the subject of labor and found James 5:4 - "Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the God of all." Exploitation of those who mow the fields and pick the crops is still so widespread and it happens just a few miles from PMCC (in Pescadero), where artichokes, pumpkins and Christmas trees grow. It's why we support Puente de la Costa Sur (PUENTE). The children of those farm and nursery workers are back in school this week, some holding the school supplies many of you lovingly donated, and that the workers cannot afford. Thank you.
Would you like to learn about Altar design traditions and techniques and then spend some time creating your own design? Join Rev. Rebecca Anderson for the Altar building workshop. We'll look at some inspiring examples from different sources, and you'll leave with a couple of handouts to refer to should you decide to add your name to the list of PMCC people who help decorate the communion table each week. Your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org will help us gather enough materials.
At 3:30pm all are invited to gather at Olivet Memorial (1601 Hillside Blvd. Colma) for a headstone unveiling and informal celebration of Katya Sousa (Section J, 369).
Have you registered for the Network Gathering, September 20th at PMCC? MCCSF and MCC Valley Ministries will be joining as as the Gathering is similcast from Hawaii and LA. It's going to be a great day. Register here.
Wherever you'll be Labor Day Weekend, at Oakland Pride, away, or in church with us - you're still a part of community. We are thankful you are!
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC
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