PCC Book Club—February 25 –1:00 PM
The selection will be Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Page 2 of a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions. Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr. Darcy, have moved into their neighborhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth. Though Austen set the story at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books." It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars.
The next scheduled Blood Drive will be Monday, February 22 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Pittsboro Christian Church.
It is sponsored by Versiti Blood Center of Indiana.
Christian Men’s Fellowship
A reminder: The CMF will not meet in February and March.
Please join them as they gather for the April meeting.
Offerings will be taken on Sunday, February 21 and Sunday, February 28
Nobody hungry, nobody thirsty, shade from the sun, shelter from the wind, For the Compassionate One guides them, takes them to the best springs. – Isaiah 49:10
Joshua Mumbi used to spend much of his time collecting water.
When it rained, he would collect water running in the streets. Often
he would spend much of the day walking to a local water source and
carrying back buckets. Sometimes he would even travel to the water
source with his family the night before, spending the night there so
that they could bring back water in the morning. His mother,
Josephine, did not like to make the journey alone — it was not safe.
There was not much time to go to school. And when he did go to
school, Joshua Mumbi was very tired during the day. It was hard to focus; it was hard to learn.
But thanks to your gifts through Week of Compassion, Joshua Mumbi and his family — and all of the other families in his village — have a safe, clean water source close to home. With a new solar-powered borehole well, they have water for cooking, water for drinking, water for bathing and keeping things clean and sanitary. Because you let love flow, water brought new life to a whole community. Now children like Joshua Mumbi and his siblings can go to school every day, and a whole world of opportunity is open to them. Now the whole community is empowered to provide for their needs, plan for their future, and pursue new opportunities for growth. So that more communities can experience this new life, please give generously, and let love flow.
~Isaiah 49:10 (The Message)