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News for Feb 7, 2023

This Sunday, Feb 12: In-person service

Rev Terri Echelbarger of Many Journeys will be our guest preacher this Sunday. The Giving Sunday collection for February is for Puente de la Costa Sur. They’re busy helping people recover and clean up from all the rain.

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.

Taize Service this Friday

Join us in-person on Friday, Feb 10, at 7:30 pm for our monthly service of chant, prayer and silence. There will be a short reading from Thornton Wilder's classic "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and a new chant with words taken from Psalm 116. Special prayers for the people of Turkey and Syria.

Easter series with John Dominic Crossan

Similar to his “First Christmas” lectures, Dom Crossan is recording a four-lecture series on “The Last Week” (his book with Marcus Borg). Tell Polly if you’d be interested in watching the lectures together and discussing them. We’ll pick times during Lent. More info.

Upcoming services and events • Weds discussion group: Feb 8 (7 pm), Zoom

We’re embarking on the “writing your spiritual journey” exercise for anyone who hasn’t done that yet, or who did it before and wants to update it. Ask Polly for more details.

• Women’s lunch: Mon, Feb 20 (1 pm) at church

Pepe Doyle hosting.

• Contemplative Pairs: Sat, Feb 25, (10 am–4 pm) at church

A workshop led by Roy Gesley

• Book Group: Sun Feb 26 (7 pm), Zoom

Reading “Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine” by Alan Lightman

• Worship & Arts committee: Sun, Mar 5

Join us after worship to plan future services

• Enlightenment Intensive: May 4-7 in Pacific Grove

A retreat led by Roy Gesley

• Men’s retreat: Sep 22–24, Pacific Grove

Contact Roy Gesley for details.

Links and resources

Dvorak's "Going Home" by a double bass quartet

Victor Borge singing/playing a one-act opera by Mozart

Quote of the week

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born." -- Albert Einstein

Weekly events

• 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: Rev. Terri Echelbarger


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