News and Upcoming Events
· Sunday, April 28: Worship at 10 am. Special music from Jessica Choi, “Panis Angelicus.” Guest preacher Rev. Bil Aulenbach. Topic: “Jesus Changed the World with Eleven.” Scripture: John 20:19-31. Bil is a retired Episcopal priest who served in Hawaii. He has been a member of Irvine UCC for 11 years and married to Anne for 59 years. He is an author, blogger, and social justice firebrand. More info on his website: www.peacelovejoyhope.com/.
· Sunday, May 5: First Food Sunday. Every first Sunday we bring nonperishable food for A.C.T. food shelf in Brea. Cinco De Mayo Potluck! Bring your favorite Mexican dish or something colorful to shareand Q & A on HR763, “Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.”
· Bible Study is in transition— it’s a great time to join us! No meeting this week.Thursday May 9, we will meet for lunch at 12:30 at D’Vine restaurant, 132 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton. (Park at the train station lot.) On Thurs. May 16 2-3pm, we will begin the book of Jeremiah. No homework; all perspectives and questions welcome.
· Tuesday May 14: BCUCC Lunch Bunch meets at 11:45am, at Coco’s on Imperial near State College Ave. All are welcome to this informal fellowship gathering. RSVP to Pastor Terry so we can save you a spot.
· Sunday, May 19: Brief Congregational Meeting after worship to vote on whether to join other UCC churches in a resolution of witness supporting HR763. For info about this bill, see https://energyinnovationact.org/how-it-works/
· Friday and Saturday, June 7-8: UCC Annual Gathering of the Southern California Nevada Conference at Chapman University in Orange. Shannon Clay is a voting delegate for our church; would you like to be our second delegate? Join us for workshops on spirituality, activism, effective church leadership and more. Make connections with other progressive Christians throughout our region.
· Pilgrim Pines Summer Camp is taking registrations now. Weeklong camps for children grades 1-12 run from July 7 to August 3. (Special adult/child (ages 3-7) camp July 7-10.) See pilgrimpinescamp.org/summer-camp/ for complete information.
Save the Dates- Let Pastor Terry know if you are interested in coordinating a BCC team!
· June 1: AIDS Walk OC
· June 22: OC Pride march and celebration
· Tai Chi Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Check with Karen Hill which Thursdays. Next dates: May 23rd and 30th.
• The BCUCC Theological Book Club will be reading, Making a Way Out of No Way, by Monica A. Coleman. Coleman articulates the African American expression of “making a way out of no way” in today’s context of globalization, religious pluralism, and sexual diversity. Drawing on womanist religious scholarship and process thought, Coleman describes the symbiotic relationship between God and humanity that helps to change the world into the just society it ought to be. Come join the discussion on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hill household. Please email or phone Jim or Karen for directions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-693-0261. See you then.
· Choir practice Thursdays at 7:30pm. Like to sing but not sure you’re ready for prime time? Jessica Cosley is a fabulous teacher and our choir is a great place to grow musically. Join us!
· Videos of sermons (and often anthems) can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/56642580963/videos/. Print versions of sermons are at: https://justshine1.blogspot.com
I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
-Edward Everett Hale