The Great Rift

From the Birth of the Human Race

to the Birth of Christianity in East Africa

Monday, November 4, 2019

Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Manning

BA San Diego State University, M. Div. Union Theological Seminary, D. Min. Fuller Theological Seminary

Marilyn Manning is a retired Presbyterian pastor. She served twelve years as Associate Pastor for Mission and Evangelism at Valley Presbyterian Church, Paradise Valley, AZ. Prior to that she served at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hills, Ml, Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE, and Salem Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.

While at Valley Presbyterian Church, Marilyn worked with Ministry of Hope Malawi for eight years and led ministry teams to Malawi annually. She now serves on the US Ministry of Hope Board. Following her retirement six years ago, Marilyn moved to Monte Vista Grove Homes, Pasadena. Since then she has been serving as Parish Associate Pastor at San Marino Community Church. Marilyn's experiences in Malawi led her to explore the history and culture of the East African country.

Since from beginning of time, it has been widely agreed upon that the birth of all humanity, the entire unfolding drama of human life was enacted in the Rift Valley, right there on the plains of what is now called Malawi. It is also where the famous Dr. David Livingstone launched his antislavery crusade and converted an entire nation to Christianity. We will hear and see the unfolding drama of the birth of humanity to the birth of Christianity this evening.

Please RSVP to Katie Hamrick, Marwick Place at MVGH Wellness & Event Coordinator

2889 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, CA 91107

khamrick@mvgh.org or 626-796-6135 x 510

Refreshments: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Program: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Including wine and appetizers