News for Aug 18, 2020


Isabel Wilkerson, author of "Caste." (See the links and resources section.) Credit: TED.


This Sunday: social worker Bekah Bock

Our guest speaker on Aug 23 will be Bekah Bock, MSW, LCSW. For the past 23 years, Bock has worked with persons with chronic and severe behavioral health issues. Since 2014, she has been the clinical partner of the Mobile Outreach Safety Team in Carson City, NV, where she specializes in crisis de-escalation and welfare checks for vulnerable persons. Bock is a certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) coordinator, and collaborates with the Carson City sheriff’s office to offer an annual CIT academy for first responders. She is also a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team. We have asked her to tell us about the officers, how they are trained, how she works with them, and how she sees them and their work. Join us on Zoom at 10 am Sunday.

Image: Bock (right) at work. Photo: Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum.


Watch MK Nelson's message

MK Nelson's message on Aug 16 was "Stillness: It’s Not What You Think." She talked about the breath and deep peace that can come from finding a place of stillness in this swirling world. She also discussed the pandemic and her own experience of "having more time for stillness than I ever dreamed, and how difficult it has become for me to maintain and sustain so much stillness." See the slides we used in worship, or watch her talk.


Other events in the next week

• The new members' group will meet as usual Wed, Aug 19 at 7 pm for more discussion on the butterfly effect, sacred geometry, the perennial wisdom, and more. Zoom link

• The women's group will meet Mon, Aug 24 at 1 pm. They'll discuss the movie "Fruitvale Station." Zoom link.

Links and resources

• Rev. Victor Floyd sings My Soul's Been Anchored in The Lord • This church is humming instead of singing • Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission" • Isabel Wilkerson, author of "Caste" and “The Warmth of Other Suns” on America’s "caste" system


Quote of the week

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” —Nelson Mandela

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