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News for Apr 26, 2022

This Sunday

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. Our guest preacher will be Deirdre Doyle, who will tell us about her high school trip to the South to learn about the history of civil rights. We'll also have a special Giving Sunday collection for Puente, a nonprofit that fosters wellness and prosperity on the San Mateo County south coast by promoting and advocating for equitable access to education, health, and economic security. Learn more on Puente's website. Join us on Zoom.

Recent sermons

Check out our YouTube page to see recent sermons. Go to our archive of slides to see bulletins and slides used during services.

Help plan the future of our church

Moderator Jim Garrison writes: “Are you concerned about the future of CHC after Polly steps back at the end of this year? Are you willing to help plan our way forward? Are you able to do what needs to be done to start the search process? Please contact me so that we can get together within the next two weeks and get the ball rolling.”

Upcoming events • Discussion Group: Wed, Apr 27 (7 pm), Zoom We’re reading the Book of Susanna from the Apocrypha (also known as Daniel 13). • Next in-person service: Sun, May 8 (10 am) Polly will preach as we celebrate Mother's Day. • Worship & Arts Committee: Sun, May 15 Stay on after church to plan upcoming services. • Church picnic: Sun, Jun 5 (11 am–2 pm) Join us in Butch's backyard redwood grove for an outdoor service and potluck.

Aug 6: Memorial for Lynne Shafsky

Please plan to join us at the church on Sat, Aug 6 at 1:30 pm. We'll celebrate the life of Lynne Shafsky, who died last year. From her obituary: “Lynne was committed to connecting with and helping people. She worked as a dental hygienist for 50 years, developing relationships with her patients. She was also a life-long social justice activist. Growing up, she accompanied her mother to bring food to migrant farmworkers. As a mother, she took her sons to UFW meetings. As a grandmother, she was active in political campaigns and supported social justice organizations.”

Links and resources An evening with Robin Wall Kimmerer in San Jose The book group is reading “The Awakened Soul” by Lynn Patner. Discussion date TBA.

Quote of the week

“Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day.” —Kent Nerburn

Weekly events

• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

Usually on Zoom; third Mondays at church

• Meditation group: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building

• Sunday worship: 10 am

In person or on Zoom — see the newsletter or this site for updates

Image: Deirdre Doyle


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