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Fall Quarter Community Classes Begin September 27

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Fall Community Classes begin Wednesday September 27. The classes are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please join us.

Wesley HurdSeptember 27 & October 4: Wesley Hurd will present a two-part series on “The Arts: Finding Our Humanity in a Secular World.” These two talks will form an expanded version of his recent Summer Institute lecture. The talks will cover his view of why the arts are a unique and universal “language” trans-historically and trans-culturally. He will suggest some ways human art making provides paths to profound levels of knowing and understanding ourselves in the present world.

Wesley Hurd (M.A., Biblical Studies; M.F.A., Painting; Ph.D., Educational Policy) is an artist, lecturer, mentor, and the president of BlueTower Arts Foundation. He was a full-time tutor at Gutenberg College until he retired in June 2012. He is now on the college’s board of governors and serves as a tutor part-time.

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At Gutenberg, we hold two simultaneous convictions about truth seeking. First, freedom of inquiry is critical, and second, an authentic pursuit will lead toward God and Truth. In keeping with these convictions, community classes are intended to be a forum for exploration. They may or may not represent the beliefs and positions of Gutenberg College but are designed to explore topics of significance for our lives.

 

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Gutenberg Receives Matching-Gift Pledge!

Near the end of June 2017, Gutenberg College received a matching-donation pledge of $10,000.00. This pledge will match dollar-for-dollar any new donations or any additional donations current supporters might wish to make. This matching campaign begins now and will end on August 31st, the end of Gutenberg’s fiscal year. We invite you to join in.

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On a recent visit to Gutenberg College, the donor making the anonymous pledge had this to say about the reasons behind the matching pledge:

While I lived and studied in this building, I was profoundly impacted—both educationally and spiritually. My time here was the most formative season of my life. I not only learned skills that have helped me with my career, I was nurtured and ministered to, and I want others to experience the same—having the opportunity to both learn and grow in wisdom. I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is and want to encourage others to support this amazing place so that even more students can attend Gutenberg College and come away as profoundly impacted as I was.

We want to thank this donor for the financial support and the words that provide the special meaning behind the support. We hope the sentiment expressed above resonates with you like it has with us.

We hear similar stories from others who have come through our doors. Many of you have generously supported Gutenberg College over this past year. God has graciously used you and other supporters to keep us on track with the budget the Gutenberg College board approved at the beginning of the year. We are very thankful for each and every one of you for that.

If you are interested in helping us match the donor’s generous $10,000 pledge by making a new or increased donation, you may donate in any number of ways. This link will take you to our “How to Donate” page*.

You can see the progress of the matching-gift campaign by browsing to our 2020.gutenberg.edu webpage.

 

*FYI, Gutenberg has a new Customer Relationship Management program called NeonCRM that helps us be more efficient and allows us to host web content in the cloud at gutenberg.z2systems.com. We wanted you to be aware that a link to “gutenberg.z2systems.com” is an official Gutenberg College link you can trust.

 

How to Support Gutenberg When You Shop

You can give to Gutenberg without donating your own funds. Here are some great ways:

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Gutenberg College every time you shop—at no cost to you.

When you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. One hundred percent of the donation amount generated from your eligible purchase will be donated, and there is no cost to the charitable organization or to you.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), before you begin shopping, select Gutenberg College to receive donations from eligible purchases. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Go to smile.amazon.com for more details about this great way to support Gutenberg College.

Fred Meyer Rewards

Fred Meyer Community RewardsFred Meyer Community Rewards is another simple way that you can help Gutenberg College. Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping us earn a donation. Here’s how the program works:

    • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Gutenberg at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number: 88485.
    • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you already do if you have a card.
    • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

The eScrip Program

eScripThe eScrip fundraising program coordinates with local and online merchants to help non-profit organizations. Up to eight percent of what you spend on groceries, clothing, airline tickets, dining-out, and other items can be donated to Gutenberg.

Market of ChoiceFor example, if you shop at Market of Choice, the store will donate two to four percent of the amount you spend on your monthly purchases. The larger your grocery bill, the higher the percentage the store will donate.

For more information and to participate, go to www.escrip.com, where you can register to participate in eScrip by selecting the “Sign Up!” button. The website will take you through a few simple steps to register. When you are asked to “Select your school or nonprofit,” simply type “Gutenberg College.”

On the website, you will also find a list of participating local merchants or be able to shop online.

The eScrip program is administered by Electronic Scrip, Inc. (ESI), a registered corporation in the State of California. If you have questions about privacy and security, please read ESI’s privacy statement on the eScrip website.

 

“Righteous Sinners” Now an E-book

RS_Final“This book was born twenty-five years ago on a very bad night. As a young Christian (I converted at nineteen) I struggled greatly with the sin that was all too noticeable in my life. Some of my teachers at the time believed in the “victorious Christian life” theology. Victory over sin was mine, they taught, if I would just walk by the Spirit, if I would just “let go and let God.” I tried, with all the faith I could muster, to do just that. It didn’t seem to work. However I tried to “let go,” I found myself just as much a prisoner of selfishness and lust as I was before. One night—the bad night—I confessed this frankly to one of our leaders and asked for help. His answer changed my life.”

Thus begins the introduction to Righteous Sinners by Gutenberg tutor Ron Julian. Originally published in 1998 by NavPress, Righteous Sinners is now available as an e-book from Gutenberg College Press at Amazon.com.

J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College,  commends the book: “Biblically exact and pastorally profound, this book is a gem!”

Paperback copies of the original book are also available from Gutenberg College.

 

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