News for Jan 25, 2022


This Sun, Jan 30

Join us online this Sunday at 10 am. Congregant John Latham will deliver a sermon called “Postcards From Hell.” Join us on Zoom a few minutes before 10 am.


Recent sermons

Check out our YouTube page to see recent sermons. Go to our archive of slides to see bulletins and slides used during services. Here are three resources Rev. Polly mentioned during her Jan 23 sermon: • UCC Daily Devotional Daily Peace Quote from Living Compassion (Cheri Huber)

Word for the Day from A Network for Grateful Living (Br. David Steindl-Rast)


Upcoming events • Wednesday Discussion Group: Jan 26 (7 pm), Zoom “Where did you find joy today?” All are invited to the conversation. • Worship and Arts committee: Sun, Feb 6 (11:30 am), Zoom Join us after church to help plan upcoming worship services, including Lent and Easter. • 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! • Book group: Sun, Feb 27 (7 pm), Zoom We'll meet to discuss chapters 11–12 of “Web of Meaning.” (For the March meeting, we’ll read “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig.)


Links and resources

Honoring Thích Nhất Hạnh, who died last week • Dancing to ABBA in the Madrid IKEA • VOCES8 sings an 800-year-old Icelandic hymn


Quote of the week

“The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.” —Thích Nhất Hạnh


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: Thích Nhất Hạnh, who died last week (photo by Duc)

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