All Church Reads for Lent

Lent is just around the corner! This year we are going to have not one, but two All Church Reads! We will organize ourselves into book groups that fit all kinds of schedules, with some meeting Sunday before church, some Sunday after church, in private homes through the week, asynchronously on Facebook and digitally via Zoom. Some groups will meet …

Annual Meeting Recap

At our 145th Annual Meeting our youth served us a delicious lunch with homemade cookies, we heard highlights of the year just past, unanimously passed the slate of new leaders, and celebrated a historic moment in our life together: for the first time ever, both our Moderator and our Moderator-Elect are women, as we move away from a tradition in …

Guest preachers in February

February offers a stellar lineup of local preachers:  Sunday, Feb 9: Pastor Ernest Larkins of City of Refuge UCC in Oakland Sunday Feb 16: Geoffrey Gaskins, longtime Wednesday Evening Progressive Bible Study leader Sunday Feb 23: Rev. Penny Nixon, senior minister of Congregational Church of San Mateo (Molly will be preaching in San Mateo that day)

March 15 Learning Hour: Expecting God in Sacred Scripture

This session, with Veronica Mary Rolf, will trace the arc of our spiritual journey through the main characters, dramatic conflicts, and mystical revelations of sacred Scripture, relating these stories directly to the distinct stages of our own lives—from birth, childhood, and adolescence, to adulthood, maturity, and beyond. By learning how to identify with the difficult choices and sudden realizations of …

Mental Health Forum: Music is Good for Well-Being

Journey Into Musicwith Betty SpamerPractitioner of Music Imagery Sunday, February 9, 11:45 am, Loper Chapel Music is good: for mind, body and spirit.  Explore your relationship with music and its positive effects through the process Journey into Music. In the late 1960s, a musician and music therapist named Helen Bonny researched how music, classical in particular, could meet one’s psychological …

Sunday’s Lunch Raises Money for Youth

Sunday, February 2, 11:15 am, Terrace Our wonderful youth host a lunch before the meeting as a fundraiser for their summer work camp! Work camp is an incredible experience for our youth- it allows them to practice independence, engage with people and communities they otherwise would never experience, participate in projects that directly help real people, learn about justice issues …

Real Good Church Book Discussion

The summer small group bookclub continues through the winter and will have its next meeting on Saturday March 21, from 10 am to 12 pm, in Alameda. The book to be discussed is our Senior Minister Rev. Molly Baskette’s Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too.  You are invited to join the bookclub …