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News for September 5, 2023


This Sunday, Sept 3: In-person service at 10am

Stephen Hulse is our guest preacher this Sunday, September 10. He's chosen as his poet one of the greatest songwriters ever, Bob Dylan. Dylan's lyrics were the anthems of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the '60's. In 2016 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."


After worship we'll have a lunch smorgy. Bring something to share and plan to stay.


The Giving Sunday offering for September is for Mission Hospice.

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.


Taize service on Friday at 7:30 pm

Our regular monthly Taize service of chant, prayer and silence will be this Friday at 7:30. We'll share poetry by Lynn Ungar, a Bay Area UU minister who wrote, among other things, the music for "Come, come whoever you are." Hilary Lewis and her viola will be with us too.


The Zoom room will be open, bulletin online here.


Upcoming services and events

• Taize Service: Fri, Sept 8 (7:30 pm). In-person and available on Zoom

• Smorgy lunch: Sun, Sept 10 after worship. Bring something to share.

• Weds discussion group: Sep 13 (7 pm), Zoom

"Basic Bible Stories", continuing with the story of Moses. We got the Israelites through the Red Sea last time; now it's onward, slowly, to the Promised Land.

• Worship & Arts. Sun, Sept 17 at 7pm on Zoom.

• Men’s retreat: Sep 22–24, Pacific Grove

Contact Roy Gesley for details.

• Book Group: Sun, Sep 24(7 pm), Zoom. We're reading "The In-Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life's FInal Moments" by Hadley Vlahos, R.N.


Links and resources

Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina (near Chico) continues the 1500-year-old tradition of Cistercian Trappists. Their church is a reconstructed chapter house from an 800-year-old Cistercian monastery in northern Spain, purchased, dismantled and shipped to San Francisco in the 1930's by William Randolph Hearst.

Ani Williams' "Song of Isis" was recorded live in the temples and pyramids of Egypt, recreating music from thousands of years ago.

Online class on Romans from Homebrewed Christianity and J. R. Daniel Kirk. Starts in September.


Quote of the week

"What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do." -- Elizabeth Lesser


Weekly events

• Meditation group: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building.

• Sunday worship: 10 am

In person at the church building.



Image: Bob Dylan

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