Author Archives: mikelelin

“Delivering Compassion & Making a Difference, One Survivor at a Time.”

Congratulations to Niles Discovery Church member Rich Godfrey (Surgical Oncologist – Associate Clinical Professor UCSF, and Beekeeper) who will be honored along with Scott Haggerty (Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 1) at the Drivers for Survivors 6th Annual Black … Continue reading

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This Week at Niles Discovery Church – July 31, 2020

This Week’s Schedule: July 31 – August 6 (To enhance the safety of your Zoom experience, we are now requiring advanced registration for almost everything.) Sunday, August 29:00-9:50 a.m. – Adult Sunday School. They are discussing of the book, Truth … Continue reading

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Order of Worship for Sunday, August 2, 2020

Prelude:  “Sing Gently,” by Eric Whitacre, performed by his sixth virtual choir (17,572 singers from 129 countries) Welcome, Zoom tips, announcements, order of worship review, credits A Bell Calls Us to Quiet Meditation Gathering PrayerOne:  Please join me in prayer:All: … Continue reading

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Poetry and Photograph Submissions

The Sunflower – By Mellicent Fraticelli It starts as a seedPlanted in the earthThe sunflower growsTall and statelyIts face raised to the skyReceiving the sun’s warmthIts heat absorbed by the petalsSpreading to the leavesBefore it runs down the stemAnd finally, … Continue reading

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Noteworthy Items from the Green Team

Let’s Be a Cool Congregation Across the country, people of faith are making changes in their homes and places of worship by participating in the Cool Congregations program of Interfaith Power and Light. Niles Discovery Church takes the commitment to … Continue reading

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The Story of Plastic

The Second Saturday Documentary Series film for June was The Story of Plastic. Several Green Team members participated in the discussion of the film. This informative and moving documentary tells the story of the decades long elaborate hoax the fossil … Continue reading

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A Climate Action Guide

From the Green Team The Adult Education group recently finished reading Climate Church, Climate World, by Jim Antal. Lively discussions of how we can take action ensued, after we read each chapter. We encourage the whole congregation to read this … Continue reading

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A Walking Solution

By Joy Barnitz Solvitur ambulando is a Latin phrase means “it is solved by walking,” often attributed to Saint Augustine, as a person who meditates by walking, even if only by walking a finger labyrinth, my habit has become walking … Continue reading

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Cabinet Endorses “Kairos Call to Action”

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Climate Justice (on which Pastor Jeff sits) has issued “A Kairos Call to Action.” This document calls the whole church, in all its settings, to a 10-year mobilization plan to address the twin, … Continue reading

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Artwork Sought for Season of Creation

“The Season of Creation is a time to slow down and focus on what matters,” according to the Season of Creation website . “During this special time each year, we repair and restore our relationships with each other and with all … Continue reading

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