From time to time PACRC invites people to engage us on matters that inform and form our faith. Speakers have led us through the authentic steps to serving people who are homeless and living rough on our streets; others have encouraged us to incorporate active listening skills, rather than forcing a certain narrative, when interacting with those we meet.
Join us for our next event:
Sunday, September 18th at 6pm as we hear from Professor Carolyn Chen, author of her new book "Work, Pray, Code"
Here are some of our previous (In)Forming Lectures
April 24, 2022: Film screening of “The Way Home” with Pastor David Shearin, Executive Director of Street Life Ministries
Feb 2020: Pastor Rickey Walker, First Step Ministries Oakland
Jan 2020: Ken and Jeannie Lee, Resonate missionaries in Japan
April 2018: Jenn Thompson, Head of School, San Jose Christian School “Becoming an Unexpected Community”
Feb 4, 2018: Donna Hecke and Becky Morales, RealOptions pregnancy clinic. “Creating a Culture of Life”
Jan 21, 2018: Film Screening: “Unrest” A recent documentary about ME/CFS - “When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she ﬁghts a disease that medicine forgot.” with Dan Hutt
Nov 12, 2017: Aaron Einfeld, Director of Admissions, Calvin Seminary: “Connected and Alone: Reflections on Life & Ministry in the Digital Age”
Oct 8, 2017: Dr Peter Choi, Pastor of Spiritual Theology, City Church, SF “Mountains, Valleys, and Plains: A Spiritual Topography”. A focus on the spirituality of the Psalter with some historical examples, especially from the history of revivals
May 2017: Paul Vander Klay, Pastor, Living Stones CRC “Changing Times, Charting Courses”
Feb 2017: Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMWare “Longing for Transformation in a World of Innovation”
In the Fall of 2019 there was an opportunity to hear the testimony of one of our deacons, Allison Hoeksema, who helped us share her perspective as a little person.