News for Sep 20, 2022
This Sunday: Zoom service
Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. Our guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, the president of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. A committed pastor, a nationally recognized higher education and immigration leader, and a sought-after speaker, Vásquez-Levy leads at the intersection of faith, higher education, and social change. He is committed to innovation and access in theological education and leadership formation and regularly contributes a faith perspective to the national conversation on immigration. He writes: “This period of pandemic, protest, and polarization has really tested our communities. As people of faith, we are called to see in these ‘apocalyptic’ times what else is being revealed about new life that and hope.” Join us on Zoom.
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.
Upcoming events • Book group: Sun, Sep 25 (7 pm), Zoom
Beginning discussion of “Autobiography of a Yogi.” If you want a summary of its connection to Christianity, check out Polly's sermon from a few years ago.
• Weds discussion group: Sep 28 (7 pm), Zoom
Continuing with the Gospel of Thomas
• Worship & Arts meeting: Sun, Oct 2 (after church)
• Upcoming Sunday services
Oct 2: In person (blessing of the animals)
Oct 9: Zoom service
Resources and links
• Masterworks Fall Concert, featuring Morton Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna”
• Holly Near's “I Ain’t Afraid”
Quote of the week
“The UCC doesn’t wait for others to do what is right and then follow. The UCC does what is right. It’s who we are.”
General Minister and President, UCC
• 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: Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy