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News for Jul 26, 2022

This Sunday: In-person service

Join us in person this Sunday at 10 am. Our guest preacher will be Fern Friest, a retired teacher with a rich treasure trove of stories about books and the love of reading. If you can't come in person, join us on Zoom.

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.

Remembering Jan Lamphier

Jan passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday morning. Her daughters, Diane and Susan, were with her in the hospital. Jan was a long-time member of College Heights, still very active in spite of her health issues, and we will miss her at every turn. The memorial service will be at 1:30 pm on Sat, Sep 10, just before the oldest grandchild heads off to college. Everyone is invited; Diane says “Can’t imagine [the service] without them.”

Upcoming events • Weds discussion group: Jul 27 (7 pm), Zoom

Continued close reading of the Didache, including its rituals for baptism and communion

• Lynne Shafsky memorial: Sat, Aug 6, (1:30 pm)

Please bring a mask.

• Yard sale at Belmont UCC: Sat, Aug 27 (9 am)

A fundraiser for RIP Medical Debt. More details.

• Book group: Sun, Aug 28 (7 pm), Zoom

Discussing “Living Untethered” by Michael Singer

• Women's retreat: Sep 2–5, in person

• Worship & Arts: Sun, Sep 11 after church

Help us plan upcoming Sunday services.

Changes at the UCC Conference office

Rev. Daniel Ross-Jones, one of our two Associate Conference Ministers, resigned recently to take a non-clergy position. Last week, Conference Minister Rev. Diane Weible announced that she will also be leaving at the end of this year. She is moving to be closer to her parents and her children, and will be working with a friend to grow her coaching business. Both Daniel and Diane have been guest preachers for us, and I’m sure we will have an opportunity to hear their replacements at some point. We thank them both for their faithful service to the Conference, and wish them Godspeed in their new endeavors.

Resources and links

Diana Butler Bass preaches on an amazing discovery (PDF download)

The story of “Bridge over Troubled Water

Peninsula Multifaith Coalition will host Summer Days of Service on Aug 13–14

Quote of the week

“For instant relief, try slowing down.”

—Lily Tomlin

Weekly events

• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

Usually on Zoom; third Mondays at church

• Meditation group: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building

• Sunday worship: 10 am

In person or on Zoom — see the newsletter or this site for updates

Image: Jan Lamphier, who passed away last week. A memorial is planned for Sat, Sep 10.


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