News for Mar 23, 2021
This Sun, Mar 28
This Sunday, we welcome back Rev. Jim Burklo as our Palm Sunday guest preacher. Jim is the Senior Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Southern California. He writes: “Roberta and I have two new family members on our land in Ojai, California: Sespe and Sisar, wild burros from the Arizona desert. As donkeys figure significantly in the biblical myth of Palm Sunday, I'll share something of what I've learned as I have tried to see the world through their eyes.” Join us via Zoom a few minutes before 10 am Pacific.
Join us for Holy Week and Easter
• Maundy Thursday: Apr 1, 7 pm
An ecumenical service with the same congregations as Ash Wednesday. Join via this special link.
• Good Friday Taizé: Apr 2, 7:30 pm
CHC and Many Journeys host a Holy Week Taizé service of chant and contemplation. (This replaces our usual second-Friday Taizé.)
• Easter Sunday: Apr 4, 10 am
Rev. Polly preaches at our Easter service.
Other upcoming events
• New members' group: Wed, Mar 24 (5:30 pm)
Topic: communication that fosters connection • Book group: Sun, Mar 28 (5 pm)
“The Alphabet Versus the Goddess,” (chap 15–end) • Regathering in person? Sun, Apr 11 (10 am)
Let's talk: When/how might we gather in person?
• What's Next for CHC? Sat, Apr 24 (10 am–12 pm)
An all-church discussion on what comes after Rev. Polly’s turn as pastor.
Quote of the week
“It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.”
Weekly online events
• Worship service: Sundays at 10 am
• Meditation discussion: Wednesdays at 8 am
• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm
Image: Palm Sunday icon from the Dormition of the Mother of God Church Filipovo, Serbia