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Goodbye 2020

 
We know January 1, 2021 is just another day and that the change of a calendar year does not remove the prior year’s challenges. However as years go, 2020 is one we are glad to see come to an end.  Our circumstances at the start of 2021 are much the same as the end 2020, but our sense of hope is stronger, our resolve to live better is greater, and our faith in God is more essential than ever. 
 
In the coming year with increased distribution of the coronavirus vaccine, we look forward to the day we will return to in-person worship and gatherings of our church family.  Meanwhile, we continue to remain steadfast in observing health and safety precautions and provide worship and spiritual growth opportunities online.  We also encourage you to keep in community and offer care and support to one another.

 
Our pattern is to celebrate the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of every month and on significant days in the Christian Year.  On the first Sunday of the new year we make the entire worship service an expanded celebration of the sacrament integrating songs, Scripture, and prayer around this observance. 
 

Sunday January 3

Celebrating the Lord's Supper

 
We offer two ways to worship and celebrate the Lord’s Supper with us this Sunday:  go to our website for our recorded online worship -- or -- join the live interactive zoom worship by clicking on the link below.
 
 
10:00 AM Interactive Worship
10:00 AM Interactive Worship
Meeting ID: 813 7532 4243      Passcode: 579433


 
11:30 AM Fellowship via Zoom
Zoom link for 11:30 AM Fellowship
Meeting ID: 973 7870 7245    Password: 709119

 
 

Giving Update

 
Our giving this month through December 28, 2020 is $107,636.
Our income budget for December is $189,955.
 
Our giving year-to-day through December 28, 2020 is $1,028,313.
Our year-to-date income budget is $1,163,060.
 
If you intend to make a tax-deductible donation to the church in 2020,
be sure it is postmarked on or before December 31, 2020.

 
 

GriefShare Support Group

Tuesday, December 29 at 6:00 PM via Zoom


To sign up and receive the zoom link or for more information, email Colleen Soldate or call her at (707) 328-5465.  GriefShare meets weekly and concludes on January 26, 2021.


 

Looking Ahead

 
 
Here is a preview of what's scheduled via Zoom in the coming months:
 
Starting Sunday, January 10 -- Winter sermon series
All Shook Up! ~ Stories of personal life crisis and the role of faith   
 
Thursday, January 14, 6:00 PM -- Care Givers Support Group
 
Friday, January 22 -- Movie Night Discussion
If Beale Street Could Talk
 
Starts Monday, January 25, 7:00-8:15 PM
 Letter to the Colossians with Kent Webber
 
Starts Wednesday, January 27, 7:00-8:30 PM
Race-based Inequality: Why It Persists and What We Can Do About It
with Judith Richlin-Klonsky
 
 Starts Thursday, February 4, 7:00-8:30 PM – DivorceCare
 
Sunday, February 7, 4:00 PM – Literature Discussion Group
Kindred by Octavia Butler
 
Thursday, February 11, 6:00 PM -- Care Givers Support Group
 
Sunday, February 14, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM – Congregational Meeting
 
 Wednesday, February 17, -- Ash Wednesday Worship
 
Starts Wednesday, February 24 - 7:00 PM -- The Color of Compromise
Video discussion facilitated by Michelle Huntley, Mark Thomas,
Rich Mason, and Penny Cleary

 
     
To use Zoom by phone for any Zoom call you may dial one of these numbers: 

+1 669.900.6833
US (San Jose)

+1 346.248.7799
US (Houston)

 For outside the US, locate your local number here.
     

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. ~John 14:1-3

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