News for Apr 5, 2022


This Sunday

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. We'll observe Palm Sunday, which begins Holy Week. Our guest preacher is Rev. Sandhya Jha. She is the founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of 40 organizations creating access, equity, and dignity for all in the Bay Area. Her latest book, "Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhoods," focuses on concrete ways that regular people are creating change community-by-community in an era where positive change can feel impossible. 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.


Upcoming events • Choir rehearsal: Mon, Apr 11 (7:30 pm), in person

• Weds. Discussion Group: Apr 13 (7 pm), Zoom

“Seven Last Words of Christ,” Part 2

• Maundy Thursday: Apr 14 (7 pm), in person

Join us for a simple potluck supper at 6:30 pm and a contemplative service at 7 pm.

• Good Friday: Apr 15 (7 pm), CCSM

A joint service with other local churches

• Easter Sunday: Apr 17 (10 am), in person

Bring flowers for the cross, or memorial lilies.

• Church council: Sun, Apr 24 (11:15 am), Zoom


Links and resources Kings Return: “Shall We Gather at the River

Nearly 100 UCC churches are actively sponsoring Afghan refugee families

A Moonlight Night” dedicated to all Ukrainian people

Masterworks Chorale performs this weekend


Quote of the week

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use your experience wisely.” —Auguste Rodin


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 — watch the newsletter!


Image: Rev. Sandhya Jha

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