Pastor’s Blog/Grace Waves 08.21.19


“How can you pay such incredible attention to the weather and not observe the signs of the times?”  ~Jesus


“So what should I do with my life?”

Become a teacher.

Who would notice?

Your pupils, your conscience and your God.   

And that’s quite an audience.”

(Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt)

~ New Art Exhibit by Sue and Cathie Britt (daughters of Ruth & Don Britt) will be coming our way next week!

~ Please keep in your prayers:  Dennis & Janet Barnes, Bob, Betty, Kimberly, Margaret, the citizens of Hong Kong, the children and families of Yemen, our teachers and children as they return to school.

FRI  AUG 23 ~ Friday Films:  Amazing Grace.     Join us Friday night 6:30p for Kenny’s roast chicken dinner with veggies & salad. Bring something to share or just show up. At 7:30, out in the courtyard on Gary’s big screen under the stars, get ready for a documentary of Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018) recording her 1972 Amazing Grace album in Watts. She was 29 years old and at the height of her career. The album went on to be the biggest selling gospel album of all time.

Backed by the Southern California Community Choir directed by Alexander Hamilton, Aretha recorded for two nights at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church before a live audience that included her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin and her mentor Clara Ward. It also stars Bernard Purdie and Chuck Rainey with cameos by Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollak and Charlie Watts.  It won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Film. Run time 87 min.; rated PG.

~ Fall Tai Chi Chuan Class series begins Thursday, August 29, 7:00p at Peace.  Learn and enjoy balance, calm and strengthening your well-being.

TUES  AUG 27 ~ 9:00a—1:00pChurch Safety & Security Training, hosted by the Town of Danville Police Department.  Cost is $39 when registering more than one from same organization.  Interested in learning about Violence & Active Shooter Response Protocols?  Talk with Pastor Steve or leave your information with the church office.  Deadline for registration is Friday, Aug 23

Exuberant Blessings,  Pr. Stev