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News for January 9, 2024

This Sunday, Jan 14: In-person service at 10am

This Sunday we will be remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his prophetic voice for civil rights and peace. Dr. King's preaching is still powerful and still on point, even after all these years. John Latham and David Wartman are coordinating the service.

The Giving Sunday offering for January is for Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, helping the homeless on the coast. Their director and visionary, Eric Debode, has been our guest preacher many times.

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.

Due to a technical glitch, Polly's sermon on "The Hard Work of Peace" didn't get recorded. You can read the text here.

Pepe Doyle's sermon on "My Search for Joy" is posted, though not publicly. Contact the office for the link.

Taize service this Friday at 7:30 pm

Join us this Friday for our monthly service of chant, prayer and silence. We'll start the new year with poetry by Jan Richardson, and Ami Nashimoto will be back with her cello that adds so much to the music.

The usual Zoom room will be open and the bulletin will be available online.

Planting party after church on Sunday

This Sunday, Jan 14, after worship Karen Conklin and Kevin Doyle will be leading the planting of rosemary and ceanothus plants on the church grounds. They have 16 1-gal plants to get in the ground. Bring along shovels, spades, trowels, maybe a change of shoes and a warm sweatshirt. Hope you can help!

Upcoming services and events

• Weds discussion group: Jan 10 (7 pm), Zoom

"Basic Bible Stories", meeting the main characters of the Old Testament. After the holidays, we'll move on to the story of Solomon.

Taize Service: Fri, Jan 12 (7:30 pm). A contemplative service of chanting, prayer and silence. In-person, and also available on Zoom.

• Book Group: Sun, Jan 28 (7 pm), Zoom

Al Hasse is still going to lead the Book Group! The next discussion won't be until after their move and the holidays, which will give you plenty of time to prepare your arguments, pro and con, on Sam Harris' "Free Will".

Links and resources

King's Return sings Schubert's "Ave Maria" in a stairwell, with some lovely tight harmonies

Abigail Adams was ahead of her time! Beautiful new statue of her dedicated last year in Quincy MA.

Quote of the week

"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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: Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.


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