Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rally Day Potluck lunch planned

Please join us on September 7 to celebrate the start of Fall, the new Sunday School year and, for many of us, the end of vacations. We are planning a festive worship service followed by a potluck picnic in Ford … Continue reading

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“Do Not Publish” form now available

The “Safe Church Policies” call for a form for parents to be able to use to notify the church not to use photos or videos of children on the web or in print publications. This “Do Not Publish” for is … Continue reading

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Special Offering – September

The September special offering is for Heifer International. Cash donations will be accumulated and then the kids in the elementary Sunday School class will decide what animals will be purchased through Heifer International for a farmer in a developing country. … Continue reading

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Exploding oil trains in Fremont?

Nobody in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, thought the long trains of tank cars running through their city would explode and incinerate their downtown. But that’s what happened just over a year ago in the middle of a July night. Trains with the … Continue reading

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Approaching Death: Christian and Buddhist Perspectives

Pastor Jeff and the Venerable Chang Hwa will lead a workshop on Sunday, September 14 from noon until 2:00, in Ford/Chan Hall, exploring how death is understood and responded to in these two religious/philosophical traditions. The gathering will begin with … Continue reading

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Organ to be replaced

Rather than moving an organ that’s about 40 years old, the Cabinet voted to raise money to purchase and install a “new to us” organ at 36600 Niles Blvd. Our Director of Music, Jonathan Borchardt, pointed out that the organ … Continue reading

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Lunches with the Pastors

Each month, at noon on the second Tuesday of the month, church members and friends gather at Emeritus in Fremont (formerly known as Merrill Gardens) with at least one of our pastors for lunch.  This month, that day is September … Continue reading

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Construction Update – August 21, 2014

Despite the serious setback of having the general contractor abandon our project, construction continues at 36600 Niles Blvd. Through the efforts of our talented and diligent Construction Team members and the skills of our project manager, Naomi Weinstein, we were … Continue reading

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Special Congregational Meeting called

The Cabinet has called a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, September 14, following worship to call the Rev. Brenda Loreman as our part-time Associate Pastor. When we called Brenda in 2013, it was to a “designated term.” This call gets … Continue reading

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