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Return of the Prodigal Son-Day

Posted by molly on 17 September 2015

Hey Beloved!

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5th Annual Drag Gospel Festival!

Posted by molly on 11 September 2015

It's almost here! Save the date for the 5th Annual Drag Gospel Festival: a time to laugh your head off, shake your booty, and be your own truest self, while raising essential funds for the queer asylum seekers from all over the globe via LGBT Asylum Task Force.

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On Ashley Madison and Feeding the Beast

Posted by molly on 10 September 2015

Hi Beloved!

Thank God for the rain today (literally!). It is such a relief, isn’t it? Somehow it’s a balm for the hot September-flurry brain as well as the hot pavement.

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Just do it

Posted by on 27 August 2015

Hi Beloved!

I'm back from two weeks of vacation in California this week. On the West Coast, Bonnie and I drove from Los Angeles up to San Francisco through an interior route that took us east of Yosemite. We visited the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest where the world's oldest trees live - some of them are almost 5,000 years old. They only grow about an inch in diameter every century. Nothing wrong with pacing yourself, right?

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This Sunday

Posted by jeff on 31 July 2015

Hi Beloved,
 
It's Communion Sunday. Come to rest, and feast, and SERVE. We'll be talking about what - and WHO - makes the ministry of the church. 

The Choir will sing, Jeff will lead some preaching and praying, the Deacons will serve Communion, and we will ALL discern the call to ministry.
 
Blessings,
 
Jeff

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Loaves, Fishes, Loves, Transitions

Posted by molly on 23 July 2015

Hi Beloved,

On Monday I dropped a bombshell: news of my new call coming up in the spring to be the next Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Berkeley, CA. I have seen or talked to a number of you, answered some basic questions about the transition and the new call, and we have been having lots of feelings together: sadness, anger, shock, acceptance, pride, excitement, happiness. We’ve cried together and, already, laughed a lot—because that’s who we are.

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July 19th - Baptism Sunday

Posted by on 16 July 2015

Hi Beloved!

This Sunday we will baptize five beautiful children into the full life and promise of our faith and communal life together.

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Caretaker/Custodian Position Open

Posted by molly on 5 July 2015

Would you love to work for our dynamic, healthy and justice-oriented organization? Would you love to make a living wage and work flexible hours, knowing you are supporting life-changing ministry?

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All Ages and Communion

Posted by molly on 3 July 2015

Hi Beloved!

I am freshly back from UCC General Synod 30, and full denominational pride, news and vim.

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David and Goliath

Posted by molly on 18 June 2015

Beloved,

Maybe your heart is breaking, like mine, at the news of the shooting death of 9 African-American brothers/sisters/siblings in their church while they read scripture and prayed together. By a young white man who talked to them for an hour—told them that he was going to kill them just because they were black—and then, in fact, did it. He deprived 9 beautiful people of their lives, and took them away from every earthly person who loves them.

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