BCUCC News for Sunday, April 7, 2019

News and Upcoming Events

·         Sunday April 14: It’s the tenth anniversary of our Native Garden!  Continuing our Creation Justice theme: Rededication of the Native Garden at the end of worship. Thanks to all who helped renovate it in the past 6 months.

·         Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday, Worship at 10am.  Theme: “Cultivating Power With”, Scripture: Luke 19:36-48. 

·         Good Friday worship April 19, 7:30pm.  Join us for a meditative service remembering the story of Jesus’ last day.

·         Sunday April 21: Eater Sunday! Worship at 10 am.  Bring a cut flower or two to transform our cross.


·         Tai Chi Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Dates for April will be the 18th and 25th.

·         Bible Study is on Thursdays at 2-3pm.  Join us in the pastor’s office; you are always welcome.  We are studying the Gospel of John.  Lively discussion about what scripture means to us today. No homework! 

·         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! 

·        The BCUCC Theological Book Club will be reading, Making a Way Out of No Wayby 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, April 17 (note date change!) at 7:00 p.m. at the Hill household.  Please email or phone Jim or Karen for directions at jandkhill@mac.com or 714-693-0261.  See you then.

News from our Pastor Search Committee

We wanted to update you on the most recent activities of the Search Committee. We are hopeful (and usually patient!) as we seek God’s creative choice for our church body. Since the first of the year, we’ve received 12 profiles from qualified applicants. Each was thoughtfully reviewed by members of the PSC, with emphasis on finding a pastor who closely aligns with the BCUCC profile and our own unique needs. For the next step, we’ll connect with our best-fit candidates via a video interview – we’ll keep you posted as that process continues. In the meantime, please join with us in asking for the spirit’s guidance during this important work!

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision,

then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. 
― Audre Lorde