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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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“After Spring” Documents Struggles of Syrian Refugees, Aid Workers

Tents stretch as far as the eye can see on a dusty plain in Zaatari, Jordan, the largest of the camps for Syrian refugees. “After Spring,” the October Second Saturday Documentary Series offering, follows two refugee families striving to preserve … Continue reading

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New glass in doors increases child safety

Thanks to the craftsmanship of John Hollowell, there are now glass panes in the doors between Rooms 3 and 4. “The goal is to allow a teacher or program leader in either room be an extra set of eyes for … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

Why do you give money to the church? I suppose there are lots of reasons out there, maybe as many as there are people giving money. I suspect all of those reasons fall into one of these categories: Some people … Continue reading

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Pledge Campagn Launches October 1

The pledge campaign for 2018 launches in worship on October 1. The campaign will include sermons by Pastor Jeff, Pastor Brenda, and Regional Minister LaTaunya Bynum; letters; emails; and personal testimonies. It will culminate on October 22, when we will … Continue reading

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Special Offerings Support Social Justice

The October Special Offering will be split between two denominational offerings that focus on social justice and the legacies of racism. The Reconciliation offering of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) funds the Reconciliation Ministry, helping congregations address racism. One-third … Continue reading

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Update on Building Beloved Community Through Reconciliation Project

Looking for ways to transform your concerns about “otherism” and increase knowledge about privilege? Would you like to join the group designing ways to effectively engage our church and wider community in difficult, fascinating and healing conversations and activities that … Continue reading

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