News for Jan 18, 2022
This Sun, Jan 23
Join us online this Sunday at 10 am. Rev. Polly will sub for Isabel Stenzel with a crowd-sourced message on “Coping With the Uninvited” — practical wisdom from unlikely sources. Join us on Zoom a few minutes before 10 am.
What are “Giving Sundays”?
Some years ago, we began a practice of taking a special collection on one Sunday a month. Five of these collections are for programs and funds operated by our denomination, the United Church of Christ — programs like One Great Hour of Sharing or Neighbors in Need. The other seven collections are for local non-profits that we support in many ways, like Home & Hope and Puente de la Costa Sur. That list rotates year to year, so if you have a local group you think we should consider, let Polly or David know. Giving is entirely voluntary.
Upcoming events • Book group: Sun, Jan 23 (7 pm), Zoom We'll meet to discuss chapter 4 of “Web of Meaning,” on the patterns of the universe.
• Women's gathering: Sat, Feb 12 (2 pm), in person
Instead of a Pacific Grove weekend retreat this year, we’re holding an afternoon tea party at church on Feb 12 from 2–4 pm. Think cupcakes, valentines, visiting old friends, and meeting some new ones. All women connected in any way to the church are invited!
Links and resources
• Si Le Le sung by VOCES8
• As rabbi was held hostage
Quote of the week
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Weekly online events
• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm
Usually on Zoom; third Mondays at Fiero Caffe
• Meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 am
In person at the church building
• Worship service: Sundays at 10 am
Usually on Zoom
Image: Congregant George Conklin's 1964 photo of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.