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News for Dec 8, 2020

This Sun, Dec 13

This third Sunday of Advent, we'll celebrate joy and hear a message from congregation member John Latham. After the service, all are invited to join our Worship & Arts team to plan future worship services. Join via Zoom.

Watch Jim Garrison's message

Last Sunday, congregation member Jim Garrison spoke about peace, including his own meditation practice and experience as a conscientious objector. Watch his messageor see our worship slides.

Taizé service this Fri, Dec 11

Join us for our annual Advent Taizé service of chant and prayer this Friday at 7:30 pm. Hear the familiar words from Isaiah and rest a while in the silence and song. Bring your own candle. Join via Zoom.

Sign up for the musical Advent calendar

Rev. 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.

Links and resources

• A Celtic chant with video from Bishop’s Ranch

• A Handel master on the perfect "Messiah" • A song of comfort from Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Tong • An Advent devotional from the Sequoia Association of our UCC conference • Churches rescue neighbors from medical debt

Upcoming virtual events

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

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

Quote of the week

"When your real, effortless, joyful grateful nature is realized, it will not be inconsistent with the ordinary activities of life."

—Ramana Maharshi

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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