News for Jul 13, 2021


This Sun, Jul 18

This Sunday at 10 am, join us on Zoom as Rev. Polly preaches “Jesus Goes on Retreat.” She'll use an unremarkable-on-the-surface passage (Mark 6:30-34, 53-56) to explore three different ways of reading the Bible. Join us via Zoom a few minutes before 10 am.


Listen to last Sunday's message

On Sunday, we had a message from Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, co-author of “The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph Over Cystic Fibrosis.” Watch her sermon or see our worship slides. Isabel mentioned two books during the service: Exhale by David Weill and Breath from Salt by Bijal Trivedi. You can also view the documentary about Isabel and her sister, or watch Isabel's two TEDx Talks, The Power of Two and The Art of Saying Goodbye.


Upcoming events

• In-person women's lunch: Mon, Jul 19 (1 pm) The women's group will have an in-person lunch at Fiero Caffe in San Mateo. • Worship & Arts meeting: Wed, Aug 4 (7pm) Join our worship planning committee on Zoom as we discuss future service themes, guest preachers, and more. All are welcome.


Links and resources

• Impressive local vaccination numbers

• UCC General Synod takes on race and LGBT issues

Mainline protestants outnumber white evangelicals

• Jehovah’s Witnesses won't knock on doors again this year


Quote of the week

“Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.” —Dr. Spock


Weekly online events

• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

In person Jul 19; see above

• Meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person, followed by discussion in person/on Zoom

• Worship service: Sundays at 10 am.

Usually on Zoom

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Image: Jesus preaches at the Sea of Galilee. Attributed to Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621–1674). (Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)

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