Luncheon Series Overview of the Holocaust, 1933-1945
Thursday, March 15
Lunch at 11:30 in CCR, presentation at 12:15-1:45 pm
$10 per person
Presented by Danny Goldsmith and Allan Silverberg from the Jewish War Veterans Post 697, Levittown, PA
Sign-up in the office. Deadline is March 8.
Road Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution
Thursday, April 12, 2018, Depart from DPC at 8:30 am, Return to DPC at 4 pm
Includes: transportation, self-guided tour of museum and lunch at The Little Lion restaurant across from the museum in downtown Philadelphia
Sign-up in the office. Deadline is March 16 (or until full), $60 is due at sign-up. First come, first served!
Explosion of Praise Children and Youth Vocal and Bell Choir Concert
& Chili Cook-Off!
March 4, 4 pm
Dinner $5 pp, $15 maximum per family
Two Events ONE great night!
Join us in the Sanctuary for an exciting and uplifting concert featuring our children and youth vocal and bell choirs, after, join us in Fellowship Hall for our Chili cook-off. Bring a pot of your favorite chili, a batch of cornbread, or a dessert and come prepared to eat heartily. We’ll also have mac and cheese for those who don't like chili.
Proceeds benefit the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering, providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, food for the hungry, and empowering the poor and oppressed around the world.
Prizes will be awarded for the crowd’s favorite chili and corn bread, and music will be provided by DPC’s own “See ‘ya Jimmy Band!”
A Path to flourishing!
Here are some questions that will help DPC prioritize the next steps in fulfilling our FLOURISH initiative:
Who? DPC members of all ages
What? A survey about our church and future
When? Between now and March 4
How? Take a printed or online survey
Where? At Sacred Grounds, on the bridge, in the office, or DPC website
Why? To help set our priorities and shape our future
Look for the survey here http://bit.ly/Flourishsurvey, in the office and at Sacred Grounds coffee hour
Believing and Belonging in Luke and Acts, A Look at Ethnic Diversity
Presented by Eric D. Barreto
March 20, 7:00 pm in the Celtic Cross Room
Survey after survey demonstrates that ethnic diversity is increasing; however, many of our churches remain culturally homogeneous. What might a church that invites diversity look like? We will turn to the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles to wonder together how God’s gift of diversity might take root in our lives together.Too often, our tendency has been to imagine that our faith “solves” the “problems” of diversity by making us all one, the same. In contrast, the author of Luke-Acts views our differences as a gift to be treasured, not a difficulty to be overcome.
Eric D. Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister. He holds a BA in religion from Oklahoma Baptist University, an MDiv from Princeton Seminary, and a PhD in New Testament from Emory University. He is the author of Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16, the co-author of Exploring the Bible, and editor of Reading Theologically. Dr. Barreto is also a regular contributor to ONScripture.org, the Huffington Post, WorkingPreacher.org, and EntertheBible.org.
Join us on Friday, February 23, 7 pm in CCR. By special request we are showing, “Marty” (1955). This film stars Ernest Borgnine as an overweight, middle-aged butcher who lives with his mother and longs for love. One Saturday night he meets an equally lonely wallflower (Betsy Blair) at a dance. This poignant love story won 4 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screenplay), and also Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival. Fresh popcorn will be available!