Category Archives: Wider Church

Pledge Campaign shows stable growth

Following the Generous Way of Jesus, 63 households made financial pledges for 2018 totaling $210,320. This is an increase from pledges for 2016, both in the number of pledges made and the total amount pledged. Bookkeeper Cecilia Le noted that … Continue reading

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Special Theme, Special Services planned for December

The overarching theme of this year’s Advent and Christmastide worship services is “The Angel Angle.” Angels keep showing up in the Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke and that is inspiring everything from the Christmas Cantata the choir is preparing … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service A service of Light in the Midst of Darkness

“This may be one of the most important gifts we give the wider community,” Pastor Jeff said, speaking of the Longest Night Service. For many, Christmas time is a bittersweet time of year. For people who are dealing with grief, … 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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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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Service opportunities in the wider church

The Bay Association (the closest United Church of Christ regional body we’re part of) has two opportunities for you to serve the wider church. Serving the wider church benefits all of the congregations in the Association and Conference and is … Continue reading

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Heifer International is receipient of September’s Special Offering

The September Special Offering is for Heifer International. Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable … Continue reading

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