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News for Aug 2, 2022

This Sunday: Zoom service

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. Kevin Doyle will be talking about Roald Dahl’s book “Danny, The Champion of the World.” The special collection for August is for the UCC’s Our Church’s Wider Mission. 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 recent services.

This Saturday: Memorial for Lynne Shafsky

Please plan to join us in person this Sat, Aug 6 at 1:30 pm to celebrate the life of Lynne Shafsky. Please bring a mask. (If you would like to help set up chairs on Friday, join Butch starting at 9 a.m.) Read more about Lynne in 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.”

Upcoming events • Weds discussion group: Aug 10 (7 pm), Zoom

A first-century housechurch service based on the instructions in the Didache

• Taizé service: Fri, Aug 12 (7:30 pm), in person

• Yard sale at Belmont UCC: Sat, Aug 27 (9 am)

A fundraiser for RIP Medical Debt. More details.

• Book group: Sun, Aug 28 (7 pm), Zoom

Discussing “Living Untethered” by Michael Singer

• Women's retreat: Sep 2–5, in Pacific Grove

RSVP to Polly by Aug 21

• Worship & Arts: Sun, Sep 11, after church

Help us plan upcoming Sunday services.

Remembering Jan Lamphier

From Jan's obituary: “She believed in speaking up for causes and political candidates she supported. She and Dave were recognized by the San Mateo City Council in 2014 for their longtime all-around service to the city; Mayor Ross said, 'The Lamphiers are an amazing couple that have a heart for serving others.' Jan was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be remembered for her ability to tell a wonderful story and her courageous way of looking at life.” A memorial service is scheduled for Sat, Sep 10 at 1:30 pm.

Resources and links

An updated church directory was released last week. If you didn't get one, email us.

There are just two weeks left to support the Samaritan House backpack drive

Duet for Two Cats” Little Singers of Paris

Introducing the theorbo

Quote of the week

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

—Albert Einstein

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: Roald Dahl signs books in Amsterdam in 1988. Photo by Rob Bogaerts


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