Walking in the Ways of the Lord
Brian Kvasnica, academic assistant for “Home for Bible Translators and Scholars in Jerusalem,” will be presenting a seminar at 7pm on the evening of Tuesday, October 13, at Pearce in Parmerter Chapel. The title of the seminar is “Walking in the Ways of the Lord: A Unique Metaphor from the Land of the Bible.”
Brian, a graduate of Houghton College and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, served as the guide for
Pearce’s tour of Israel this past February. He is a gifted communicator and holds a deep passion for helping Christians better understand the geography of Israel.
Pearce’s next tour of Israel, scheduled for February 2017, will also be highlighted. If you are interested in being a part of this tour, you’ll find out more about the itinerary for the trip at this seminar.
Interview with the Crothers
This Sunday, as part of Roberts’ homecoming festivities, I will enjoy the privilege of interviewing Dr. Bill and Rilla Crothers at 9am in Pearce’s Parmerter Chapel. Dr. Crothers served as president of Roberts Wesleyan College from 1981-2002. During that time, both Bill and Rilla were active in the ministries at Pearce. This interview will provide the opportunity to catch up with the Crothers, as well as listen to their reflections on lives of gracious service to the Kingdom. All Adult Bible Fellowships, Teen Small Groups, and Children’s Sunday School will meet at 9am this Sunday, too.
You Can Come Home Again!
Dr. Matt Hill, assistant professor of philosophy at Spring Arbor University, will be our special guest this weekend as Pearce celebrates Homecoming Weekend at Roberts. Matt will be preaching in both our Saturday evening (5pm) and Sunday morning (10:30am) services. His message, entitled “Doubt Leaves Room for Faith,” is based on Luke 24:36-43, the passage relating the disciples’ response to encountering the risen Jesus.
Matt is a “product” of Pearce, having grown up in our church. He is also a 2007 graduate of Roberts.
We welcome Matt “home,” along with this wife, Helene, and their children.
Linked with Love
During the past five months, you’ve heard quite a bit about Pearce’s partnership with the preschool in Nzige, Rwanda. We want to reaffirm this vital partnership at our weekend services on October 3 and 4.
Dr. Linda Adams, Director of International Child Care Ministries, will be preaching in the Sunday morning worship services at 9am and 10:30am. Her message title is “Bumper Crop of Faith” and is based on 2 Corinthians 9:8-15. Linda will help us grasp a bigger picture of what God is doing in the world.
On Sunday evening, P4K Director Lydia Monroe will lead a gathering of educators who are interested in helping with training for Rwandan teachers. For the past few months, Lydia has been exploring ways in which Pearce can encourage the teachers at Nizge, as well as other schools in Rwanda. This meeting will take place in Pearce’s Common Grounds Café with a light meal of subs and soft drinks.
On Saturday evening, Pastor Wally and Bev Faro will highlight their experiences earlier this year in Nzige and discuss ways in which our Linked with Love partnership is developing.
Also, those who have not yet sponsored a child in Nzige and are interested in doing so will have the opportunity to stop by a table in the atrium. Megan Hoose, an ICCM ambassador, will be available to answer your questions regarding sponsorship. To date, 85 children in Nzige have been sponsored by families at Pearce.