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News for Aug 4, 2020

San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini will be our guest speaker this Sunday.

This Sunday, Aug 9: Police Chief Ed Barberini

San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini will be our guest speaker at this Sunday's service. His talk is titled "Racial Injustice and the Police Perspective." He'll discuss his department's response to the Black Lives Matter protests over police brutality, as well as answer your questions. Please invite your friends by forwarding this email. For security reasons, we'll be using a Zoom link that he has provided (rather than using our usual Zoom link). Click here to join on Sunday.

Watch Rev. Carol Barriger's sermon

Last Sunday, our guest preacher was Rev. Carol Barriger. Her message was “More Than Enough," using the story of feeding the five thousand. The scriptures were Isaiah 55:1–5 and Matthew 14:13–21. Watch her sermon or see the slides we used during worship.

We have a new roof

Jim writes: "Miguel Tapia and his crew(s) pleased us with how efficiently they replaced the roof. The entire job was completed in only five days. The city inspector checked it all out last Tuesday.  At the same time, John Latham was given an extensive tour of the job. He came away impressed with the many attentions to detail taken to ensure that we will have good solid roof over our heads for the next 40 years. Who knows? We may actually be able to move back into the building one of these days! Thanks to Mary V, John L, and David W and all others who helped move this project along so quickly."

Links and resources

The new church choir: humming from home Muslim community holds "drive-through Hajj" The origins of that viral "Blessing" song 11-year old sings "O Mio Babbino Caro" (via Jane) NPR: Catholic schools face permanent closure An Ellen Show conversation on race (via Jane)

Quote of the week

"Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society." —Rep. John Lewis


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