News for Oct 18, 2022


This Sunday: In-person service

Join us in person this Sunday at 10 am. Polly will preach part one of "The Great Secret," exploring sacred numbers in the Bible (for example, in John 21:11). Part two of this sermon will be Nov 13.


(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.


New member info session (repeat) Oct 20

On Thu, Oct 20 at 7 pm, we'll have an informational Zoom meeting for anyone considering becoming a member of CHC. This is a repeat of the meeting we had last week. New members will be received during worship on Sun, Oct 30.


Women's group in-person gathering Oct 30

We’re experimenting with different times to meet in-person that make it possible for everyone to participate. Come to a post-worship lunch on Sunday, Oct 30 from 12–2 pm. Lunch will be provided. 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: Oct 26 (7 pm), Zoom

• 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

Updated core values of Progressive Christianity

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

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

—The Dalai Lama


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: Gathering around the altar

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