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News for Oct 27, 2020

A photo of a Polish church on All Saints Day 2012 by Flickr user @eisenbahner

This Sunday, Oct 25: Rev. Sandhya Jha

This Sunday at our 10 am service, we will honor our beloved dead with our annual observance of Día de los Muertos and All Saints'/All Souls' Days. Bring a picture of someone you are remembering, and a story to share about them. It is also communion Sunday, so bring bread and cup to participate from home. We'll have a special Giving Sunday offering for Samaritan House. And finally, don't forget to set your clocks back on Saturday night. Join us on Zoom at 10 am Sunday.

Watch Rev. Sandhya Jha's message

Last Sunday, we welcomed back Rev. Sandhya Jha. She is the founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of 40 organizations creating access, equity, and dignity for all in the Bay Area. She preached "Whose Land," and her text was Deuteronomy 34:1–12. Watch her message, or see our worship slides.

Book club resuming soon

Al H. writes: "I would like to announce that the book club will be resuming in the near future. Any interested person should contact me with ideas. I would suggest we meet either Sunday morning at 9 am or Sunday evening about 7 pm. I suggest starting with a novel with interesting characters to discuss. Several of us may have already read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. I would be open to any other suggestions."

Save the date: Sat, Nov 21

Our next in-person (and socially distanced) gathering at church will be Sat, Nov 21 from 1–3 pm. It will be either indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Bring your mask — plus cans and other non-perishable foods for Samaritan House.

New members group this Wednesday

Our new members group meets this Wed, Oct 28 at 5:30 pm Pacific. We'll continue our discussion on death and dying. Everyone is welcome. Join on Zoom.

Pray Their Names

The outdoor exhibit Pray Their Names, commemorating the lives of Black people killed in the US in recent years, is currently installed at Foster City’s Island United Church (at least until Nov 1). Learn more.

Links and resources

• British nuns offer quarantine tips and a new album • Jason Collins on voting: "This is not a game" • Winton Marsalis plays Amazing Grace last month • Rev. Mike Ellard's virtual choir for the Annual Gathering

Upcoming online events

Worship service: Sundays at 10 am Click here to join

Meditation chat: Wednesdays at 8 am Click here to join

Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm Click here to join


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