Women’s Retreat – Weekend of Wonder

For the women of our congregation comes a wonderful opportunity to retreat with other women from across the district in beautiful Yosemite.

More information can be found here: https://www.pswdcob.org/events/wow/

In A Galaxy Far Far Away

During Lent this year, we will explore the ideas of Revolution, Revelation, and Resurrection. Each Sunday, we will look at a different topic that forms these ideas – Rejection, Reformation, Redemption, Resolution, Revolution, Revelation, and Resurrection. Each week will see these themes illustrated through the lens of the classic film series, Star Wars. We will address the rejection of temptation and empire, the reformation of our thoughts and being born again, redemption through radical acts of kindness, resolving to change our thinking on old prejudices, revolution through risking one’s self and allowing hope to overcome fear, revelation of truth, and resurrection bringing new and eternal life. Please join us for this creative and challenging journey through Lent. May the Force be with you.

The 2017 Bethany Peace Essay Contest

From the March 3 Brethren Bits:

Are you a college student, a seminary student, a graduate school student, or a high school student? Or do you know somebody who is? Enter the Bethany Theological Seminary Peace Essay Contest!” said an invitation. The theme is “Where Do You See Peace?” The deadline to submit essays is March 27. The contest offers a first-place prize of $2,000, a second-place prize of $1,000, and a third-place prize of $500. Learn more about the theme, essay guidelines, and details at https://bethanyseminary.edu/2017-peace-essay-contest-announced . Submit essays at https://bethanyseminary.edu/events-resources/special-events-at-bethany/2017-peace-essay-contest/bethany-peace-essay-contest-submission .

2017 Annual Conference Quilting Square

Remembering Internment

Here is a wonderful article by Florence Daté Smith remembering her time of internment in a camp in California. While we may not have been involved with Florence, our history has a spirit of helping people that were in the same situation as Florence. Helping those in need, those who have been displaced, those who cast out, and welcoming them and giving them a home is part of the Brethren way.