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917: Let's Team Up and plan with our calendars!

Day 917: Monday, September 19, 2022

Let's Team Up and plan with our calendars!

Call for Teams to assist in closing Knox on the 2nd and 4th Sundays:

We have now had our first celebration at Knox/Thanksgiving. Kind of a test run for us. We learned a lot about how to close the church and its rooms. Therese Taylor of Knox and Linda Wildman put together a list of what we should be doing each time. We should create a plan for sharing these responsibilities. Maybe a verbal agreement each time we meet as an announcement after our liturgy? Other ideas welcome.

Closing Up Steps for Emmaus: the request is we leave it as clean as we found it.

1. Restore chairs and other furniture to their original locations.

2. Wash all dishes, dry and put away.

3. Wipe down all counters

4. Sweep the kitchen and dining room as final clean up step.

(Brooms behind the door)

5. Turn off all lights: sacristy, kitchen, dining room, outside.

6. Manually lock the front door from the outside.

7. If we use any dish towels, someone take them home to wash and return the following Sunday.

8. Garbage: ok to leave garbage in the garbage/recycle bins in the kitchen.

9. Put the chain across as last step when leaving the parking lot. Use padlock per Terese, do not worry about doing this.

10.Bring our own supplies, i.e. Coffee, condiments, butter if needed.

For safety reasons, Knox recommends leaving the front door closed while we are meeting. People have wandered in and roamed around when it is left open.

Announcements: for our calendars:

The upcoming annual meeting of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), in San Anselmo, November 10-12, will host Baha Hilo from Bethlehem, giving us an update on the current reality on the ground in Palestine, Thursday, 4.30-5.30PM. All are welcome to this open event.

Following the presentation there will be a time for us to consider our response, when folks from many denominations can share past approaches, as well as future tactics regarding the reality of apartheid in Israel and Palestine. We will exchange ideas and resources with one another. If you wish to attend, please reply to this email, and if you wish, to reserve a light supper, at a cost of $15.

I would also ask you to share this event opportunity with your activist community, denominational siblings and network of contacts. We hope this will be a significant event in the Bay Area affecting our various communities.

You may also wish to register for the full event with the below registration. As a local attendee, you can do so at a reduced rate, either as a Presbyterian or an Affiliate Member when agreeing to our mission statement.

Let me know If you have any questions.

John Anderson, Co-Moderator

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Register with this link: (scroll to the bottom of the page for the register button)

Women Erased Series from Future Church

September 20th at 7pm ET (4:00) Pacific

Women Erased: Women's Authorship in Jewish and Christian Literature

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Was authorship of Jewish and Christian texts from the Greco-Roman period solely the domain of men? Or did women also shape these foundational stories and teachings? Since a significant portion of early literature is either anonymous or pseudonymous, past assumptions of male authorship are rightly subject to new lines of feminist inquiry.

Join us for a discussion of what, if anything, Jewish and Christian women may have written in the early centuries of the Common Era, how we can identify such texts, and what factors may have facilitated or impeded women’s writing, and its transmission.

Professor Ross Kraemer will walk us through a few texts that may have been composed by women, ending with a conversation about why and to whom this matters in the 21st century.


Ross S. Kraemer is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University, where she specialized in early Christianity, Jews and Jewish religion in late antiquity (especially the Mediterranean diaspora) and other religions of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, often with an emphasis on issues of women and gender. Her most recent book, The Mediterranean Diaspora in Late Antiquity: What Christianity Cost the Jews (Oxford, 2020) examines what happened to Jews living in the late antique Mediterranean diaspora in the wake of Christianization. Join Professor Ross S. Kraemer as we explore her research on women’s authorship in Early Christianity.

A Study of Synodality and How to Implement It

October 4, 11, and 18 at 12noon ET

Study, Discussion and Action

Register using this link:

Synodality is the way forward if we are to experience new life within the church. But what does it mean to be a "synodal church" and how do we implement it in our parishes and communities?

Join us for three Tuesdays -- October 4th, October 11th, and October 18th -- at 12noon ET for a study of synodality using Synodality: A New Way of Proceeding in the Church authored by Vatican Synod consultant Professor Rafael Luciani.

The book will serve as our primary text for this important study along with other materials. Prayer, study, expert guidance by Chancellor Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP, Director of Liturgy Kelly Meraw, and Vatican Consultant Prof. Kristen Colberg, small group discussions, and how we can take action to make synodality a greater reality will be a part of our gatherings.

To get the book:

You can also purchase the book at Paulist Press, and other bookstores online.

A Celebration of

the Life and Legacy of Mark Shields

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EDT

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

Please RSVP and indicate if you will attend in person or if you wish to receive a link to a recording after the gathering.

Georgetown University and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life are hosting this gathering to bring together Mark Shields’ family, friends, colleagues, and admirers to remember, laugh, and reflect on the lessons of his life and work.

Among the members of Mark’s family, colleagues, and friends who will be a part of this celebration are:

• David Brooks, New York Times columnist and PBS NewsHour commentator

• James Carville, political consultant and author

• Former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA)

• Amy Shields Doyle, daughter of Mark Shields

• David Gergen, Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School

• Colbert King, Washington Post columnist

• Fr. Monk Malloy, C.S.C., former president of the University of Notre Dame

• Mark Russell, political satirist

• Kathleen Sebelius, former HHS secretary and former governor of Kansas

• Amy Walter, PBS NewsHour analyst and Cook Political Report editor

• Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor

We hope you join us at Georgetown as we remember Mark’s leadership, service, wit, and wisdom. Please share this invitation with others who may be interested. For those attending in-person, plan on arriving early to check in and get a seat in Gaston Hall.

Georgetown University and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life are hosting this celebration of Mark Shields’ life and legacy because he modeled the values at the heart of our work: civility and dialogue, respect and humor, human dignity and solidarity, a conviction that politics ought to serve the common good and the “least of these,” and faith that makes the world better.

For more information about the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, please visit our website.

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