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Ecclesiastes 5: 1-10
Reverence, Humility, and Contentment

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than the sacrifice offered by fools; for they do not know how to keep from doing evil. Never be rash with your mouth,…

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SHARP AT ANY AGE! Come and put your brain through a fun workout from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesady, Aug. 6, in Friendship Hall. All ages are welcome to come and learn activities and exercises that will keep you mentally sharp. It will be an entertaining morning full of laughter, and the exercises are easy to replicate on your own. Brain health is important — come and make a difference in your own life. This workshop will be led by members of the Family and Community Education Network of Roeland Park. Advance registration appreciated but not required. Sign up with Sandy Perry at 913-671-2327 or sandy.perry@villagepres.org.

PC(USA) GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIONS DESSERT AND DISCUSSION - More than 600 Presbyterian elders and pastors made history at this summer’s meeting of the 221st General Assembly.  If you’d like to learn more, come to our General Assembly Actions Dessert and Discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Friendship Hall.

Join Caroline Barnett, a youth advisory delegate to the Assembly and an elder at Village, Jessie Light, former member of our youth staff and soon to be seminarian, Brian Ellison, executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and Village Church parish associate, and Rev. Jay McKell, interim associate in pastoral care, for a discussion of these important actions.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS CHURCH - LUNCH WITH TOM ARE - This is a special opportunity for those newer to Village Church to spend time with Senior Pastor Tom Are, and learn more about Village Presbyterian Church. This class will be offered in two parts from noon-2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 (part 1) and Aug. 10 (part 2), in Room 232 (south end of the building/second floor). Lunch will be provided. To register, please contact: cindy.wilcox@villagepres.org or Stacy Fischer at 913-671-2334 stacy.fischer@villagepres.org. CHILD CARE is available for this event, with (7 day) advance notice reservation; please make your child care reservations by contacting Marjean.lindquist@villagepres.org or call 913-671-2322.

SOCIAL WITNESS & ADVOCANY TASK FORCE MEETING - The group that sponsored the SNAP Challenge in April is back in action!  The newly renamed “Social Witness and Advocacy Task Force” is currently planning events for action and advocacy this fall.  The task force has chosen economic inequality as its fall issue, especially as it relates to legislation requiring employers to pay a living wage to employees. If you are interested in getting involved with the work of the task force, please email Jessie Light (Jessie.light@villagepres.org) or plan to attend our next meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Room 132.

SING FOR YOUR SUMMER –The Summer Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m. – then leads the music at the 9:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary. The music is fun and not too difficult – the choir does not wear robes – and everyone is welcome to sit with their friends or family in the congregation: the choir comes to the front and sings only the offertory, late in the service. Everyone is welcome – adults, youth, children. If you have questions, call the music office (913-671-2344) or simply show up on any Sunday you are in town.


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