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News for Jun 29, 2021

This Sun, Jul 4

This Sunday at 10 am, we'll meet for worship in person on the lawn outside the church building. We’ll observe the Fourth of July by acknowledging the challenges our country is facing, but also celebrating the progress we have made. As we look forward to the future, ask yourself what you value most about this country. We'll also have communion, recognition of new church officers, and a Giving Sunday for Home & Hope. The usual Zoom room will be open for those not able to attend in person. Join us via Zoom.

Giving Sunday: Home & Hope

This Sunday, our special collection will support Home & Hope, a local interfaith organization that provides a safe haven for families facing homelessness while helping them regain long-term self-sufficiency. Their executive director Prinsess Futrell writes: “Last year was extremely challenging, but because of supporters like you, Home & Hope provided mothers, fathers, and children with 7,300 shelter bed nights, 21,300 nutritious meals, and the essential support and services so necessary in helping them regain their independence.”

Listen to last Sunday's message

Last Sunday, MK Nelson preached a sermon called “Dub Nation: A Community of Warriors Beyond the Court.” She writes: “I talk about sports (and in particular the Warriors basketball team) as modern-day replacement for community ritual — and the arena as a sacred place where the collective human experience is amplified. I also weave in musings about sportsmanship — and how sport, despite its secular positioning, lays out moral and ethical frameworks for how to relate with one another.” Watch her sermon or see the worship slides.

Upcoming events

• Isabel Stenzel Byrnes: Sun, July 11 (10 am) On July 11, our speaker will be the co-author of "The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph Over Cystic Fibrosis." Worship & Arts meeting: Wed, Aug 4 (7pm) Join our worship planning committee as we discuss future service themes, guest preachers, and more. All are welcome.

Links and resources

• A Radiolab episode on the meaning of sports (mentioned during Sunday's service)

My own personal Jesus: Can he be trusted?

• Pope sends letter praising priest who ministers to LGBTQ Catholics

Quote of the week

“Love is a better master than duty.” —Albert Einstein

Weekly online events

Worship service: Sundays at 10 am

Meditation discussion: Wednesdays at 8 am

Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

Image: Worshipping on the lawn outside church


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