WEEKLY MESSAGE – 11/7/19
* Today (Thursday), Wisdom Circle (formerly Prayer Group) meets from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Led by Curran, each session begins with a form of body prayer, then engagement in a practice designed for personal reflection. At the close of each session, time will be devoted to group prayer and shared intention. Come as often as you are able.
* Tomorrow, the Taize service will be held at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Time will be spent in simple Taize chants and quiet prayer. Both newcomers and those experienced in Taize are welcome.
* This Sunday is Stewardship Sunday. Please bring your Estimate of Giving card to worship, or mail it to the church, as we dedicate our gifts for the coming year. Curran leads both services. Her 10:30 message will be “The Value of Values.” During Fellowship Hour we will hear from Kathy Jewell’s sister, Sister Irene, who will speak on human trafficking and her engagement with this worldwide problem. Sister Irene will be available to answer your questions.
* December Grapevine items are due by noon on Wednesday, November 20.
* Can’t remember the date or time of an event or meeting? Visit our website, www.sonomaucc.org, and select “calendar” at the top of the page.
* From Curran: A record 65 people gathered for the November 1 Service of Remembrance. It was very special to have an opportunity to weave All Souls with Shabbat. I am deeply grateful to the Valley of the Moon Threshold Singers for bringing their gracious presence and voices to the evening and it was an absolute joy to hear CSS and FCCS sing together in the combined choir that our dear Stephanie Ozer has put together. Veda Lewis set the tone at the top of the service with her flute and poetry was beautifully interpreted by Rev. Emily Pickens-Jones ( Methodist co-Pastor) and Janet Volkman. A special thanks to Nancy Ladd and Joan Howarth for creating a sacred environment with candles and a memorial altar table and to Bob and Elizabeth Griego for ushering everyone in with a warm welcome. May the spirit of unity continue to join our hearts as one. Blessings all, Rev. Curran Reichert
* Judy McCracken update: Troy Petersen, Judy’s son, informed us Judy is in great spirits as she recovers from her minor stroke and big fall last week while walking. Troy very much appreciates those who reached out to offer support, and provided ways to do so:
- To receive updates, join Judy’s online community at Lotsa Helping Hands. (click here and register ).
- Judy loves visitors. Once you are registered with Lotsa Helping Hands, and if you’d like to visit, click into the calendar and choose a day/time (“Visitor Needed”), then select “Volunteer.” If you have trouble with the website, please contact Troy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Judy would love to hear from you. You may call her room directly at 707-921-2311. She can be reached by mail at Summerfield Healthcare Center, 1280 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95408.
Thank you, everyone.