News for Mar 22, 2022


This Sunday

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. Friend of the congregation Elliotte Mao will preach. She will talk about “facing tragedies, fears, and darkness using the legend of a beast named Nian who is defeated with the resilience, ingenuity, and collaboration of the villagers.” She'll also discuss Chinese New Year. Elliotte is a Tai Chi instructor, wellness educator, former art director, speech coach, bicultural communication counselor, and a collaborator for any life-affirming ventures. 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.


Upcoming events • Wednesday Discussion Group: Mar 23 (7 pm), Zoom

The first three of the “Seven Last Words of Christ”

• Book group: Sun, Mar 27 (7 pm), Zoom

Discussing “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig • Easter Choir rehearsals: in person Mon, Mar 28: 7:30–9 pm Sun. Apr 3: 11:15 am–12:15 pm Mon, Apr 11: 7:30–9 pm • In-person worship: Sun, Apr 3, (10 am)Worship and Arts: Wed, Apr 6, (7 pm), Zoom • Maundy Thursday: Apr 14 (7 pm), in person • Good Friday: Apr 15, (7 pm), in person at CCSM • Easter Sunday: Apr 17 (10 am), in personChurch council: Sun, Apr 24 (11:15 am), Zoom


Postcards with Polly

Reclaim Our Vote is a campaign organized through the Center for Common Good, a non-partisan voting rights organization led by people of color. Join Polly in writing postcards to registered voters encouraging them to vote in upcoming primaries. A “postcard party” is planned, date TBD. Let Polly know if you’re interested in helping.


Links and resources John Rutter responds to Ukraine tragedy

Jackie Evancho sings To Believe (via Teri)

Americans think highly of Jesus, but Christians get rather harsh reviews

Chanticleer and Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus sing a prayer for Ukraine


Quote of the week

“The dominant religion on the planet is not Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or Judaism, but the pervasive faith in violence.”

—Walter Wink


Weekly events

• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

Usually on Zoom; third Mondays in person

• Meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building

• Worship service: Sundays at 10 am

Usually on Zoom


Image: Elliotte Mao

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