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News for Nov 9, 2021

Jesus Christ Pantocrator in the Hagia Sophia. Photo by Dianelos Georgoudis

This Sun, Nov 14

This Sunday at 10 am, join us on Zoom. Rev. Roy Gesley will share a sermon called "The Lord's Prayer: Relationships," his third in a series on the Prayer Jesus taught us. He'll focus on spiritual development in relationships (from intimate partnerships to our wider communities). Join us via Zoom a few minutes before 10 am.

In-person Taizé this Fri, Nov 12

Join us at the church building for our monthly in-person Taizé service this Friday at 7:30 pm. We'll be indoors but wearing masks. Poetry by Mary Oliver. The Zoom room will be open for anyone who is not able to attend in person.

Musical Advent calendar

Yes, Advent is coming, and you can celebrate it with music. Every day of Advent you’ll get an email with a different piece of Christmas music from around the world. Not the usual carols and not the songs from last year’s calendar. To get on the distribution list, reply to this email with the word “subscribe”. (If you got the calendar last year, you’re automatically subscribed this year.)

Upcoming events

• Wednesday discussion group: Wed, Nov 17 (7 pm), Zoom

Join us for a (slightly out of sequence) discussion group. Topic: What gifts have our losses brought us?

• Holiday decorating party: Fri, Nov 26 (5:30), in person

Come “Deck the Halls” as we decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. There will be a soup supper. This is as close as we’ll get to a Christmas party this year!

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

We'll continue our discussion of Jeremy Lent’s “The Web of Meaning,” focusing on the third chapter (“The Most Important Relationship in Your Life”).

Links and resources

• Jeff Chu on finishing Rachel Held Evans' book

“Digital Funerals and Grief”: UCC webinar on Nov 11

How animals would run if they were people

Masterworks concerts this weekend

Quote of the week

“There are two ways of being a prophet. One is to tell the enslaved that they can be free. It is the difficult path of Moses. The second is to tell those who think they are free that they are in fact enslaved. This is the even more difficult path of Jesus.”

— Fr. Richard Rohr

Weekly online events

• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

Usually on Zoom; third Mondays at Fiero Caffe

• Meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building

• Worship service: Sundays at 10 am

Usually on Zoom

Image: Jesus Christ Pantocrator (detail from the deesis mosaic in the Hagia Sophia). Photo by Dianelos Georgoudis


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