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May Special Offering

The May Special Offering is called Blankets+. This offering goes to Church World Service (CWS), our ecumenical partner in coordinating and providing emergency relief globally. Through the Blankets+ offering, you literally provide blankets to people who have been displaced from … Continue reading

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May Documentary Highlights the Link Between Forest Fires and Climate Change

While the last two fire seasons in California have raised a general awareness of an association between fires and climate change, Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future grippingly delineates precisely what that connection is. Over the course of … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

When people complain about tents and garbage in Fremont, I wonder whether they’re more bothered by having to look at these visual signs of our community’s failure, or whether they actually care about the adults and children who live in … Continue reading

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Books and Poetry Feed Community Spirit

Our Pathways to Beloved Community and partner Tri-City Interfaith Council are sponsoring two monthly programs to feed community spirit across ages, faiths and cultures. Cindy Sojourner will be facilitating both groups. Please contact her with any questions and to RSVP … Continue reading

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April Special Offerings

The April Special Offering will be split between Pacific School of Religion and Chapman University. Pacific School of Religion is the nearest seminary that trains future United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ pastors. Chapman University is our “local” … Continue reading

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Save the Planet, Save Ourselves

The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future The Ministry of Social Concerns is sponsoring an event presenting new and creative solutions to the challenges of climate change. Justine Burk, author of The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful … Continue reading

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April Film Looks at the Morality of Environmental Activism

What drives a person, someone who has worked within the system all his life, to abandon the rules and break the law in pursuit of an ideal? The Reluctant Radical follows the path of one such man – environmental activist … Continue reading

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