News for Oct 11, 2022


This Sunday: In-person service

Join us in person this Sunday at 10 am. Marguerite Roemer will be our guest storyteller, talking about “Horton Hatches the Egg.” One of the earliest Dr. Seuss books, it’s the source of “I meant what I said and I said what I meant: an elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent.”


(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.


Pastoral search committee survey

Please take the time to answer this survey from the pastoral search committee, which is tasked with finding our next pastor. If you worship with us even occasionally, your opinion matters.


Judicial mentoring program expands

A new judicial mentoring program is expanding statewide, after the success of a pilot program led by San Francisco’s First District Court of Appeal to help recruit qualified and diverse future candidates to California’s appellate courts. The pilot program launched a year ago, with current and retired justices from across the state serving as mentors. “We had a tremendous response,” said First District Appellate Justice Teri L. Jackson. “The whole goal is for this not to be a mysterious process. Our mentees tell me they really appreciate getting a realistic view of what we do as appellate justices.” Read more.


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: Oct 12 (7 pm), Zoom

Reading the Gospel of Thomas 1-37

• Taizé service: Fri, Oct 14 (7:30 pm), in person

With cellist Ami Nashimoto

• Book group: Sun, Oct 30 (7 pm), Zoom

Thomas Friedman’s “Thank You for Being Late”

• Worship & Arts committee: Nov 6 after church

• Harvest Dinner at Belmont UCC Nov 19, 5 pm

We’re invited to a pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner! Bring a side dish to go with the turkey.


Resources and links

Masterworks Fall Concert Oct 15–16, featuring Morton Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna”

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

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


Quote of the week

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

—Roy T. Bennett


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


Image: Cellist Ami Nashimoto joins us for Taizé Oct 14

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