A Historic Weekend
Tomorrow, September 26, will be a historic day as Dr. Deana Porterfield is inaugurated as the eleventh president in the nearly 150-year-history of Roberts Wesleyan College. Here at Pearce, we’ll acknowledge this important event in our Sunday morning worship service at 10:30am. In honor of the weekend, our pastoral team made the decision to hold a single worship service on Sunday morning.
(Sunday school classes will be held at 9am. Also, our regular Saturday evening service will be held at 5pm.)
Pastor Tim Lambert will direct an alumni choir as part of the Sunday morning celebration.
As part of a special 9am hour in Parmerter Chapel on Sunday, I will get a chance to interview
Drs. Robert and Paul Shewan. Both of these men have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to both the college and our congregation. You’ll enjoy this opportunity to hear their stories and the ways in which God has touched their lives.
You may notice that Pearce’s Common Grounds Café looks a bit different this weekend. Earlier this week, new ceiling tiles and lighting were installed to provide a more intimate and less “institutional” look to our café. A video monitor, DVD player, and ceiling speakers were installed. All of this is to provide an optimum environment for our church’s new Lifetree Café.
Members of the Pearce family are invited to a “soft opening” of the café on Thursday, October 9, at 7pm. We’ll open our doors to the community the following week, on October 16.
I appreciate your prayers as we seek to provide a place where people at all stages of their faith journey can gather in a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment to discuss life’s issues and challenges.
By the way, as part of this weekend’s Homecoming at Roberts, Pearce’s café will be open for special Saturday hours, from 9am-noon. Why not meet a friend for a relaxing coffee and check out the café’s new digs?
Pictured above is Josh Goulart working on the ceiling tiles. (Mendal Dick installed the wiring and light fixtures.) A special thanks to both Josh and Mendal for their many hours of labor.
Let’s Finish Project #4
Only $1,201.00 remains to be received for us to complete Project #4 of this year’s Stewardship With a Goal (SWAG). The current project is to raise $20,000 to pay on the principal of our indebtedness remaining from the 2001 addition to Pearce’s facility. Thanks for helping us save more than $40,000 in future interest costs by helping us make this $20,000 payment.