News and Upcoming Events
- Sunday June 17: Music Sunday. Let’s thank and enjoy our choir before they take their summer break. Worship Theme: God’s Rhythm. Bible: Psalm 127:1-2, Mark 6:30-32. Happy Father’s Day, too!
- Summer music and arts: This year’s theme is “Almost Anything Goes”! Dust off that guitar, warm up those vocal cords, pick up your poems and paintings, or grab your friends to share a talent or skill with the congregation. Don’t be shy – feel free to talk to Jessica about your ideas and she’ll be happy to sign you up for a Sunday (during the normal choir anthem spot). She is here to support you and your dream in any way she can!
- June 19: Church Council meets in Church Office.
- Saturday June 23: March with BCUCC in the OC Gay Pride Parade. 10am in Santa Ana. Carpool may be arranged. Check out our new banner. PLEASE SIGN UP so we can give you location when we know it! Sign up is on the Kiosk, or email the office.
- Sunday, June 24 Worship: Special music by singer Angelica Rowell.
- May 19- June 30: Interfaith Shelter Network uses our Sequoia Hall; we cook dinners through June 8. Check with Sharon Everley or Ann Marshall if you’d like to support the program.
- Sunday July 1: Congregational Meeting after worship. We will vote on the 2018-2019 budget, approve the Church’s Profile (resumé) and take written nominations for the Pastor Search Committee.
- Mark your Calendars:
Friday August 17: YAYA’s Movie Night.
Saturday Sept. 1: YAYA’s Bubble Run.
- Bible Study is Thursdays 9:15-10:15am in the church office. We may take days off in the summer; RSVP to Pastor Terry if you’re not a regular to be sure we’re meeting. Topic is 2 Samuel. All are welcome, to discover the intersection of sacred story and modern life with an open mind.
- This summer, The BCUCC Theological Book Clubwill be reading, Tattoos on the Heart, The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle. This moving and delightful book is about kinship and the sacredness of life, about meeting the world with a loving heart, overcoming shame, and staying faithful in spite of failure. Come join us to discuss Chapters 1-4 on Wednesday, July 11th, and the rest of the book on August 1st. We meet at 7:00p.m. at the home of Karen and Jim Hill. For directions, please call 714-693-0261, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AROUND THE UCC:
KNITTING4PEACE is an interfaith and global community dedicated to knitting together the Beloved Community, and based out of Park Hill Congregational UCC, in Denver,
- They are woven together and intentional about incorporating an element of 3 in everything that is created: symbolizing the person who creates the item, the person who receives it, and the Mystery of Creation that creates and unites all of Creation. 3 also symbolizes the importance of the Abrahamic faith traditions to global peace. Their work of crafting and delivering Hope, Healing, and Peace constitutes the third “3” of the Mission’s founding commitments. Knitting4Peace has delivered requested items to more than 140,000 people living in communities across the United States and 70 countries around the world: through groups gathering, creating, and knitting (known as Peace Pods), and systems of delivery run by volunteers. They share patterns for pieces, and pattern the world for peace.
Learn more about their ongoing ministry, here: http://www.knitting4peace.org