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News for Sep 27, 2022

This Sunday: In-person service

Join us in person this Sunday at 10 am. We'll celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the Blessing of the Animals. David Wartman will preach using Genesis 1:26-28, 9:1-4. Bring your pets (or pictures) for a blessing. Communion will be celebrated. The Giving Sunday collection is for Neighbors in Need (UCC). The Worship & Arts Committee meets after church. If you can't come in person, join us on Zoom.

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.

New member info meeting: Oct 6

If you’re interested in finding out what’s involved in becoming a member of CHC, join Polly on Zoom at 7 pm on Thursday, Oct 6. Get all your questions answered! (If this date doesn’t work for you, talk to Polly and we’ll figure something out.)

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: Sep 28 (7 pm), Zoom

Continuing with the Gospel of Thomas

• Worship & Arts meeting: Sun, Oct 2 (after church)

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

Reading Thomas Friedman’s “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” mentioned by Rev. Dr. Vasquez-Levy.

Resources and links

Masterworks Fall Concert, featuring Morton Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna”

UCC online summit: “The Space Between: The Emerging Church in a Post-Pandemic World.” Info and agenda here; recordings now posted.

Quote of the week

“Most new pastors think they’re gonna change the world; then they almost get fired for changing the bulletin.” (Seen on Facebook)

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: The 2019 blessing of the animals


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