News for Sep 1, 2020



Detail from the Good Samaritan window in Chartres Cathedral.


This Sunday: Rev. Polly on the Good Samaritan

This Sun, Sep 6, Rev Polly will preach on “mended femurs” and the parable of the Good Samaritan. The first Sunday of the month is communion Sunday, so bring something to eat and drink. After worship, please join the Worship and Arts Committee to discuss ideas for upcoming preachers, music, and more. Join us on Zoom at 10 am Sunday.


Watch Rita Mancera's message

Last Sunday, our guest speaker was Rita Mancera. She is Deputy Executive Director of Puente, a community resource center which serves the area of the San Mateo coast that has been heavily affected by fires. Rita joined Puente in 2006, and is currently responsible for integrating all aspects of Puente’s programs and activities. Her goals are to close the gap in education, increase youth services, expand the development of local leadership, and support local families in moving out of poverty. Watch her talk or see our worship slides.


Remembering David Nathanson

We are sorry to announce that long-time CHC member David Nathanson passed away Aug 27 at the age of 91. He was living in Portland, where he had gone three years ago to be near his daughter, Lori. David was a history buff, and always had something interesting to add to our talkback time. Read more about David in his obituary. A memorial service is being planned, and we will update you with details.


South Coast fire relief fund

Our friends at Puente write: "Our staff has joined efforts with the Red Cross, Human Service Agency of San Mateo County and the Sheriff’s Department to set up an evacuation center. Over 60 families have been provided with hotel vouchers. We expect to get more requests as the fire grows. Puente staff will continue staffing the evacuation center in Half Moon Bay to provide support to individuals and families." To help, donate here and select "fire relief fund."

Garden party on Sat, Sep 26

Join us for a socially distanced gathering on the church lawn on Sat, Sep 26 from 1–3 pm. Say hello to your friends, check out Jamie’s transformation of the back rooms into TRA's tutoring business, and admire our new roof. Please bring your own food, drink, etc. See you then!


Links and resources

Lift Every Voice and Sing on the violin • Nadia Bolz-Weber on confession and cancellation"Spirituality consultants" in the workplace • COVID-19: California's tier system and local data


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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College Heights Church

United Church of Christ

 

1150 W. Hillsdale Blvd.

San Mateo, CA 94403

office@collegeheights.us

(650) 341-7311