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News for February 20, 2024

This Sunday, Feb 25: In-person service at 10am

Our guest preacher on Sunday will be our own Caje Remedios. His topic is "The Three G's" which he defines as Gratitude, Goodness and Grace. David Wartman will be the worship leader.

Zoom will not be available this Sunday. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Church Council will meet after worship.

The Giving Sunday offering for February is for Puente de la Costa Sur, offering services to the South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar and San Gregorio. What began years ago with the Pescadero UCC church repairing bicycles for the farmworkers has grown into a center for all kinds of services, from ESL to community health. Their next big event is the upcoming Farmworker Convention in March.

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.

Starting in Sept 2023, recordings of our Taize services are also on the YouTube page.

Church directory updated

The online church directory (in the Members section of the website) is now easily maintained. Marilyn Courter took on the project of converting it to google sheets, and now she can quickly add or fix entries as needed. For example, the Hasse's new building number is already in the directory! If you find anything that needs fixing, let Marilyn know.

Upcoming services and events

• "Bartimaeus", Part 1: Wed, Feb 28 (7 pm) on Zoom.

Roy Gesley's Mar 3 sermon is coming to us in two parts. The first part is mostly talking, on Zoom on Wed evening next week; the second part, on Sun, Mar 3, will be more experiential.

Worship & Arts: Sun, Mar 3 after worship. 

Come help us plan the rest of Lent and Holy Week.

• Book Group: Sun, Mar 3 (7 pm), Zoom

Our next book will be "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks. Note the new date.

• Taize: Fri, Mar 8 (7:30 pm) 

Our Lenten Taize service.

• Weds discussion group: Mar 13 (7 pm), Zoom

"Basic Bible Stories", meeting the main characters of the Old Testament. Our next stories are about Esther and Job, both worthy of our attention.

Links and resources

Homebrewed Christianity and the Westar Institute are offering a 5-week online class with John Dominic Crossan on The Historical Jesus, Tuesdays during Lent at 11am starting Feb 20. Donate what you will.

Second annual "Step Up for the Homeless" from Abundant Grace, Feb 14-Mar 17.

The Goede Hoop Marimba Band plays Vivaldi. Their joy in the music is delightful!

Quote of the week

"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." -- Maya Angelou

Weekly events

• Meditation group: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building.

• Sunday worship: 10 am

In person at the church building.

Image: Caje Remedios


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