Category Archives: General News

South African and Israeli Systems Compared in Second Saturday Documentary

The parallels between South Africa’s former practice of separating citizens by race and Israeli apartheid are drawn in “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a documentary that will be screened at 1:30 pm, May 13, at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont, … Continue reading

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Welcome Sandra Lange, our new Office Administrator

After a lengthy search, we welcome Sandra Lange as our Office Administrator beginning this month. Sandra is the part-time office administrator for Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, so she has some familiarity with churches. Sandra lives in Castro Valley and … Continue reading

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Slavery by another name exposed in Second Saturday Documentary pick, “13th”

Academy Award-nominated Director Ava DuVernay draws a line from the constitutional amendment that freed slaves to the disproportionate number of African-Americans in American prisons today in “13th,” to be screened at 1:30 pm, March 11, at Niles Discovery Church. The … Continue reading

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CHURCH LEADERS SOUGHT

The Nominating Committee is inviting all members of the church to consider if they are called to serve in leadership in the coming program year. There are ten elected positions in the church:  the Moderator; the Vice Moderator; the Treasurer; … Continue reading

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BUDGET ADOPTED AT ANNUAL MEETING

  The 2017 budget was adopted at the Annual Budget Meeting on February 5. The budget anticipates a $55,000 shortfall, even with a transfer for $35,000 from reserves. The hope is the transfer from the reserves will be covered by … Continue reading

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Documentary offers a glimpse into families that live with autism

Two men stand in a kitchen discussing how hectic it is to take their sons to sports practices. The camera zooms in on another man. He says nothing because he can’t join in the conversation. His two sons don’t participate … Continue reading

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Special Offerings

The June Special Offering will be split between the Disciples of Christ’s Pentecost all-church offering and the United Church of Christ’s Strengthen the Church all-church offering. As God calls our congregations to be the “church” in new ways, your generosity … Continue reading

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