Food for Thought
Someone asked an Amish farmer what community meant to him. He said that whenever he and his son are finished with spring plowing, they let their horses rest at the highest point on their farm, where they can see 13 other teams of horses working the neighboring fields. “I know that if I get sick or debilitated or die, those 13 teams will be at work on my farm”
- Wendell Berry
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before our Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 pm.
This is a family-friendly worship service.
ORGAN DEDICATION CONCERT
Selected organ pieces for the 9 November 2014 concert with David York, guest organist
All are invited on Sunday, November 9, at 2:00 pm, to hear how St. Luke’s new organ can partner with vocalists, instrumentalists and our choir to enrich our worship experience.
Guest organist, DAVID YORK, has a distinguished career as a church music director and organist since the age of 16. He will play several organ pieces in differing styles and periods.
In addition, he will collaborate with professional musician friends who include our own Wistar Wood on flute; Linda Muggeridge, oboe; Ann Koons and Jennifer Holly, violins; Dorothy Muggeridge, cello; Margaret Armstrong, piano; sopranos Jeannie Cobb, Kathy Kerstein, Lenita McCallum Witherspoon; and our Kirk Choir, directed by Stephen Pu.
There is no charge and child care will be provided if needed. The concert will take about 1-1/2 hrs.
Parenting with the Brain in Mind
Presented by Melvyn Lewin, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
26825 Rolling Hills Road, RHE
Dr. Lewin is an expert in child development with over 40 years of experience working with children and families in our community.
Topics to be covered include: brain functioning, parenting style, motivation, discipline, effective interventions, communication, and “The 20-Minute Cure.”
Call the church office at 310.377.2825 for more information
A Special showing of a Spilled Water
And conversation with the Director, May May Tchao
When: Sunday, October 19. 11:00 AM
Where: Community Room, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
SPILLED WATER explores how the economic transformation of China is changing the roles, rights, and social status of its women. Wanting to connect with her ‘distant sisters’, decades after emigrating to the United States, May May Tchao returns to China and explores the very different lives of four women: a young rural farmer who against all odds, became a teacher; a successful lawyer in a male-dominated profession juggling her work with single motherhood; a divorced factory worker struggling to brighten her daughter’s future; and a Dongzu ethnic minority singer torn between her dreams and her responsibilities as a peasant’s wife. From the urban hustle of Beijing to the desolate beauty of rural provinces, their intimate stories unveil why gender equality in China is so hard-earned and worth the struggle.
DIRECTOR BIO, May May Tchao
Born in China, raised in Hong Kong, and a U.S. citizen for nearly forty years, May May Tchao’s professional history is in advertising. After earning degrees from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and Syracuse University, she worked with bluechip clients in creative leadership and consulting positions in Chicago for several decades. After sending her last child to college in 2009, May May Tchao dove into documentary filmmaking, developing film concepts that document China’s dramatic economic and cultural shifts as a way to give voice to Chinese women. May May’s unique background brings a tailored understanding of her homeland’s culture, allowing her to see its different virtues and burdens with empathy and a clear eye. Selftaught and a firm believer in “learning by doing,” she developed her craft by collaborating with top talents. During the creation of SPILLED WATER, she consulted with filmmakers at Kartemquin Films and worked with highlyskilled local Chinese crew for research and production. SPILLED WATER is May May’s first feature film. The idea for this hourlong documentary about the changing roles, rights and status of women in China came to her nearly twenty years ago four of which took SPILLED WATER to completion.
“Early College as a High School Alternative”
Not every student needs four years of high school. For some, early college alternatives can provide the advanced courses desired and a suitable learning environment that can spark and support intellectual and emotional growth. An admission administrator of the institution that was the first in the country to be devoted to early college will explore three kinds of early college models and the kinds of students who most benefit from this experience.
The Seminar will be presented by Alexandra Billick, the Assistant Director of Admission at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, MA
Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Open to Public – Free event