Monthly Archives: October 2017

Where Is the Communion Table?

You may have noticed that our beautiful communion table is missing, and we’re using a folding table instead. The surface of the new table had developed a flaw, which had gotten progressively worse over the six months we’ve had it. … Continue reading

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Pastor Brenda to Preach in Concord on November 19

Pastor Brenda has accepted an invitation to preach at our sister congregation, First Christian Church in Concord, on Sunday, November 19. FCC Concord is bidding farewell to Pastor Brenda’s mentor, the Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman, as he leaves this month … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan Update

On Monday, October 16, the Cabinet green-lighted our third Strategic Plan Goal One project, the Pathways to Beloved Community project. According to the project plan, Pathways to Beloved Community project “creates, promotes and implements activities that ready our congregation and … Continue reading

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Bring your photos for Dia de los Muertos/All Saints Day Altar

On Sunday, November 5, we will commemorate All Saints Day with a Dia de los Muertos-style ofrenda, or altar. Our communion table will be decorated with typical symbols from the Dia de los Muertos tradition, and members and friends of … Continue reading

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Interfaith choir to sing at Thanksgiving service

Our own Ofer del Lal is organizing an interfaith choir to sing at the Tri-City Interfaith Council’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Rehearsals will be on Thursdays, November 9 and 16, 7:30-8:30, in the Niles Discovery Church sanctuary. The interfaith choir … Continue reading

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Clio baptized; Tim and Barb join the church

Sunday, October 22, turned out to be a very special day in the life of Niles Discovery Church. In addition to it being Pledge Sunday (see article, page 1), the church received three new members and celebrated one baptism. Clio … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

According to the book* that is inspiring the four-week sermon series Pastor Brenda and I will be preaching this month, in the gospels, Jesus asks 307 questions, is asked 183 questions, and directly answers fewer than 10 of those question … Continue reading

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Season of Giving is Upon Us

If your mailbox is typical, it will soon be crammed with mailers from various organizations asking you to make year-end gifts. The same will be true of your e-mailbox. The truth of the matter is that there are lots of … Continue reading

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Fall back one hour!

Remember to set you clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 4, so you can have that extra hour of sleep. Or show up an hour early and join the Adult Sunday School class.  The … Continue reading

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Pastor Emerita offers Anniversary Greetings

The Rev. Dr. Sally S. Smith sent greetings from her home in the Sierra foothills to the congregation on the occasion of our fifth anniversary. Here’s what she sent: Greetings and congratulations! “Behold I am doing a new thing” God … Continue reading

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