News for Nov 1, 2022


This Sunday: Zoom service

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. Roy Gesley will be the preacher, talking about “Reynard the Fox,” in our on-going series on old stories. Don’t forget to set your clocks back on Saturday night. Worship & Arts will meet after the service.


(Also, please sign up to volunteer on an upcoming Sunday as reader, greeter, etc.)


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 Lois Brock

Lois passed away last week, with her children Stephen, Susan, and Barbara at her bedside. Lois and her husband Jerry were charter members of College Heights back in the early '60s. They were active in every facet of the church’s life. Lois taught first grade in San Mateo schools for many years. A life celebration for Lois will be held on Dec 10 at CHC, with time still to be determined.


Pastor search survey

The pastor search committee heartily encourages members and friends to fill out this survey about what we are looking for in a future pastoral leader. It is very important we have the input of as many people as possible so we can truly represent your needs, dreams, and values. Please fill it out here (or contact us for a paper copy.)


Women's group will gather in person monthly

At a great gathering last Sunday over lunch, we decided to meet in person for lunch after worship once a month, with rotating hosts. The next time will be Sun, Dec 4 from 12–2 pm. Karen Conklin will provide a main dish and origami paper for making ornaments. Open to all women in the church.


Contemplative pairs: Nov 19

Roy Gesley is offering the opportunity to engage in Contemplative Pairs on Sat, Nov 19 at the church from 11 am–3 pm. This is a method of spiritual inquiry that involves no belief system, and uses meeting in pairs safely and respectfully. More info here, including a description of the day and a link to a documentary showing the practice.


Other upcoming events • Weds discussion group: Nov 9 (7 pm), Zoom

Discussing the last third of the Gospel of Thomas

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

“Fresh Water for Flowers” by Valerie Perrin

• Harvest Dinner at Belmont UCC: Nov 19, 6 pm

We’re invited to a pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner! Please sign up and tell them what you’re bringing.


Resources and links

Don’t forget to vote! Midterm elections are on Tue, Nov 8.

• Bach's Goldberg Variations on recorders

Deirdre Doyle in “Mamma Mia" at Aragon High School Nov 17–20

UCC Golden Gate Association Fall Gathering in SF, Nov 19 10 am–3 pm


Quote of the week

“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”

—W. H. Auden


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


Photo: Lois Brock, who died last week

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