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Leaders Meeting This Wednesday Morning

PNCC is hosting Monthly Leaders Gatherings

You are invited to join us this Wednesday, October 27th — from 10-11am to meet other leaders in churches and education from across NC as we work to support Public Schools and NC's children. These are open meetings, so please feel free to invite friends and colleagues to join us as well! 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduqopjgqGdURRie0GUrQCJyV8qJXjjBd

(This is the same link for each monthly gathering during 2021 on the 4th Wednesday at 10am.)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (If you need to join late or leave early, you are welcome to do so!)

Here's our agenda:
  • Brief Introductions from those on the call
  • Announcements & Upcoming Events
  • Leandro Hearing Oct 18 Updates
  • Mission Amplify Updates
  • Next steps/Next Meeting Dates (This is a monthly call that you can join as you are able!)

These monthly gatherings are geared to clergy and lay leaders who are interested in supporting public schools, and school leaders interested in the intersections of faith and advocacy for public schools. You might be leading a group of volunteers with schools or chair the social justice committee or be clergy wanting to learn more, etc. You might also be church members who is an educator or want to start a group working on school support in your congregation. All are welcome!

Our hope is that this conversation builds a network of interested participants across the state in conversations and collective action to bring systemic change and justice for public schools, especially in more fully funding public education and creating equitable schools for all of NC's children. These are starting as informal meetings to start the conversation and build up leaders to keep reaching out further across the state. 

It will be a time for introductions, a bit of teaching or discussion about current situations/policies/bills that are coming up, and a chance to support one another in the work. We know lots of people are doing this work of supporting our local schools in silos and in various counties, and we need people connecting to make a bigger impact, be encouraged, share ideas, etc.

Join us! Here is the meeting link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduqopjgqGdURRie0GUrQCJyV8qJXjjBd 

Shalom,
Rev. Suzanne Miller
Executive Director, Pastors for NC Children

Resource Alert


Famed Old Testament Scholar Walter Brueggemann revised and updated his Journey To The Common Good in 2021 during the Covid pandemic. The reflection on scarcity, abundance, and how we care for our neighbor is such important reminders as we journey through a pandemic wilderness today and wrestle with how to care for our neighbors. 
 
"But the narrative of abundance persists among us. Those who sign on and depart the system of anxious scarcity become the history makers in the neighborhood. These are the ones not exhausted by Sabbath-less production who have enough energy to dream and hope. From dreams and hopes come such neighborly miracles as good health care, good schools, good housing, good care for the earth, and disarmament. The dream subverts Pharaoh's nightmare.... The ones who receive the gift have energy beyond themselves for the sake of the world. And we, if we receive well, may be among those who push beyond ourselves."

[Walter Brueggemann, Journey To the Common Good, Updated Ed. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2021) 35]

Watch this video to learn more. 

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PNCC is a grateful recipient of a Z. Smith Reynold Foundation's Systemic Change Grant to support Public Education. 

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