Monthly Archives: November 2014

Early results look good in stewardship campaign

Early results for this years pledge campaign look “promising,” according to Pastor Jeff. According to bookkeeper Cecilia Le, on Pledge Sunday, November 16, we received 44 pledges totaling $150,219. More pledges are expected, so it’s premature to compare to last … Continue reading

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Construction Update – December

Lots of work has been happening at 36600, both inside and out. The walls of both the interior and exterior are taking on a more finished appearance. In November, the exterior stucco was begun as well as the preparation for … Continue reading

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Special worship services planned

There will be several special worship services this December. You are encouraged to attend them all. The four Sundays of Advent will include the lighting of the Advent candle, extra time for quiet contemplation, and a special coffee hour. The … Continue reading

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World pauses to pray for peace

Imagine if people all around the globe paused at the same moment and prayed for peace. At noon, Greenwich Mean Time, on December 31, that happens. That can be kind of tough for those of us living on the west … Continue reading

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It’s Stocking Time Again

The Ministry of Social Concerns invites you once again to help fill stockings for Puente (www.puentedelacostasur.org). We have committed to provide shampoo and conditioners for 50 women’s Christmas stockings plus items for children’s Christmas stocking (glue sticks, Matchbox or Hot … Continue reading

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December Special Offering

The December special offering will be going to Puente de la Costa del Sur, a non-profit working with migrant workers and their families in Pescadero. Wendy Taylor, a now-retired UCC minister, began a migrant ministry in 1998. This ministry became … Continue reading

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Hymn requests sought for January

We will be worshiping at the Macau Cultural Center starting in January. To be able to start on time and to still allow a space for people to get settled into the new location, we will start worship by singing … Continue reading

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Time capsule’s “Grand Opening”

25 years ago, at the Centennial of the founding of Niles Congregational Church, a time capsule was buried in the Narthex at 255 H Street. The time capsule was dug up about 10 months ago, just before the facility was … Continue reading

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Plans for January and beyond announced

Pastor Jeff shared our facilities plans for after December 31 at a Town Hall Meeting on November 9. Because our leaseback agreement with Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association ends on December 31 and our new facility isn’t ready for occupancy … Continue reading

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Packing Party Planned

Your Ministry of Property Team has been hard at work getting things ready for our departure from 255 H Street. The office trailer will be delivered mid-month. Movers have been lined up. Some packing boxes will have already arrived by … Continue reading

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