Church & Society Class at St. Philip
Ongoing adult classes | Sunday mornings | 9:30 to 10:45 in the Education Wing/Sanctuary Building - Room 201
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February 19
Mission Day Sunday at St. Philip
Mo Moving Beyond the Banks of the Guadalupe

Presented by Rev. Dick Powell

“I am looking forward to being with the Saints of St. Philip. I intend to speak about our mission outreach (Mo Moving Beyond the Banks of the Guadalupe) to reach at risk children and youth and to extend summer camping opportunities to the Rio Grande Valley for children who could not otherwise come to Mo or even experience Summer Camp.” Dick Powell

Rev. Dick Powell – President and CEO of Mo-Ranch. Dick Powell holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and also is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Management Development Institute as well as the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colo. He founded Powell and Associates in Boerne, Texas advising communities on economic development issues. Before coming to Mo-Ranch Rev. Powell was pastor of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Helotes, Texas.




February 26 {Church & Society will meet in the St. Philip Dining Room}
Part 1: Ethical Wills
Inspiring the Next Generations

Presented by Rabbi Deborah Schloss

In this workshop, Rabbi Schloss will begin by introducing the concept of ethical wills and share some brief biblical examples as well as excerpts from several modern ethical wills. She will also talk about different mediums for creating an ethical will, and will give writing prompts for the class to begin working on their own ethical will. Time will be left for those participants who would like to share what they have written with the rest of the class to enable us to experience various ways of addressing the same prompt.

Rabbi Deborah Schloss
is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Tikvah, Clear Lake, TX and board certified clinical chaplain at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Rabbi Schloss grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Psychology, and earned a double Master's degree in Jewish Communal Service and Public Administration from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion and the University of Southern California. She received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She recently taught a series of ethical will workshops at Temple Beth Tikvah.

March 5 {Church & Society will meet back in classroom 201}
Part 2: In Life and in Death We Belong to God

Presented by Rev. John Wurster

Continuing in the conversation from February 26, John Wurster will reflect on ethical wills from a Presbyterian perspective with particular attention to how they might be incorporated into the funeral service. This session will also offer some general guidelines for planning a funeral.

The Rev. Dr. John Wurster has been Pastor of St. Philip since March 2012. He most recently served as Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville, Texas. He has also served Presbyterian Churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania.



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