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News for Dec 1, 2020

Sun, Dec 6: The second week of Advent

This second Sunday of Advent, we'll celebrate peace and hear a sermon from congregation member Jim Garrison. It’s a Giving Sunday, with a collection for UCC’s Christmas Fund. It is also communion Sunday, so bring cup and bread to "celebrate together, apart." After worship, we'll meeting to discuss and vote on next year's budget. Join via Zoom.

Watch Rev. Liz Milner's message

Last Sunday, our guest preacher was Rev. Liz Milner. She serves as director of chaplain services for Santa Clara County Jails. It is one of the biggest jail systems in America, with about 4,000 men, women and children incarcerated. Prior to working in the jail, she served as an executive pastor in a local church, and completed her MDiv at Fuller Seminary. Watch her message or see our worship slides. For more info about Rev. Liz's work, visit

New members' group Dec 2

The new members' group meets Wed, Dec 2 at 5:30 pm. We'll continue our discussion of creativity and spirituality. Bring your favorite work of art (writing, visual art, music, knitting pattern, or something else) and tell us about it. All are welcome. Join via Zoom.

Sign up for the musical Advent calendar

Polly’s Christmas gift to the church this season is a musical Advent calendar — an email every day with a piece of Christmas music. Not the old favorites, which we will sing anyway, but some of the many wonderful Christmas pieces that there’s never enough time for. Lyrics and translations included. To sign up, email our office.

Upcoming virtual events

• Sun, Dec 13 after worship: Help the Worship & Arts Committee plan future services

• Fri, Dec 18 at 7 pm: Sing carols and other holiday favorites over Zoom.

Sun, Dec 27 at 7 pm: The book group meets to discuss “Olive Kitteridge." Join via Zoom.

Quote of the week

"Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy."

—Audre Lorde

Weekly online events

Worship service: Sundays at 10 am Click here to join

Meditation chat: Wednesdays at 8 am Click here to join

Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm Click here to join


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