Church study group examines issues of interest to all |

Church study group examines issues of interest to all

Joyce Hoffman's letter published Feb. 4, "Church study group addresses key issues," needs further clarification. She wrote about the series on "Issues Facing Our Local Public Agencies" being offered by the Contemporary Issues Study Group at Peace Lutheran Church, in Grass Valley.

The study group has invited leaders from law enforcement, education and government to speak. These programs, from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the church, are free and open to everyone. Speakers included Nevada County Executive Rick Haffey, Feb. 12; and Nicole Pollack, director of Nevada County's Department of Social Services, Feb. 19.

Previous speakers included Sheriff Keith Royal, Chief Probation Officer Michael Ertola, Scotten School Principal John Baggett and Grass Valley Mayor Dan Miller. Each speaker is invited to discuss matters of interest to all residents. Previous study group topics include health-care reform, end-of-life care, immigration, environmental issues, Islam and Judaism.

As Americans, we want to be informed. As Christians, we want to discern our community's needs and respond appropriately. We invite Ms. Hoffman to come to the next session. If she would like to learn more about the faith that fuels our efforts, worship is at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sundays.

David Baker, Bob and Carol Lenhard

Co-chairs, Contemporary Issues Study Group

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