Mark your calendar for the Friday, Oct. 6, Women’s Fellowship meeting (men are welcome, too). After socializing and snacks at 10 a.m., Pastor Jacob Kanake will share some childhood memories of growing up in a communal village with many siblings (originally 12) and a very special grandmother. He will share stories about his beginnings, and how his early schooling, his Christian faith, and the eventual transition to the United States has shaped who he is today.
Jacob has some fascinating observations regarding race relations and about Kenyan extended family cultures as compared to American freedom and individualism. And if asked, he may even share some hopes and dreams for Kenya, the USA, the United Church of Christ, his children, and his future.