BCUCC News for Sunday, October 21, 2018

News and Upcoming Events

  •  TOMORROW: Saturday October 20, 1-3pm, Manzanita.  AB329 Outreach & Queer & Transgender Equality training by Liz Sanchez.  If you have questions about how to be better advocates and allies for the transgender community, this will be a great class to attend!
  • Sunday October 21: 10am Worship. Bible reading: John 4:5-26.  Theme: Refreshed and Renewed. Guest preacher Lynne Prechel. Lynne is a Minister of Word and Service (Deacon) in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She holds certificates in spiritual direction and supervision of spiritual directors, and has been in practice as a spiritual director for over fifteen years. Lynne has been teaching and leading spiritual formation practices for more than two decades.
  • Sunday October 21: Oktoberfest after worship. All are welcome.  Bratwurst the Goetsch way.  Come ready to share a favorite picture or memory of our beloved Bill. Contact Sharon Everley to sign up to help with food.
  • Wednesday October 24, 2-4 pm. Art and Soul In the hall, adults and teens, members and friends, all are welcome.  Bring your favorite art or craft project, get a little soul-spiration, and create!  Janine Arp will bring metal stamping supplies for us to learn to create jewelry or tags.  Thanks Janine!
  • 27-November 10: Interfaith Shelter Network in the Hall. Our ISN program is now being headed by OC United and City Net. Jay Williams with OC United is organizing a year round program and funding our friend Shelly for opening and overnight stays. City Net is providing case management. Our first turn with the program will be from October 27.  Sign up with Sharon Everley to cook and serve a meal for ~10-12 people.
  • 30: Everyday Peacemaking: Compassionate Communication at 10-11:30am and 7-8:30pm. Using real-world situations, learn to speak your truth in a way that respects others and builds trust. Topic: Wrapping a Conflict in Empathy.  In the church office (Enter through the gate on Flower Street.)

 Save the Dates:

  • 28- Nov. 18: Season of Creation: honoring the earth and all life as sacred.
    (By creation we mean God’s ongoing relationship with the world, in harmony with evolution.)
  • Saturday November 3: YAYA’s Movie Night
  • Sunday November 11: Blessing of Animals in worship.
  • Sunday November 18: Neighbors in Need special UCC offering for justice ministries.


  • Bible Study is now 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!
  • The BCUCC Theological Book Club will be reading, Where Do We Go From Here—Chaos or Community, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this prophetic work, Dr. King lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America’s future. It’s a universal message of hope that continues to resonate.  We’ll meet at the Hill’s home on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00p.m.  Come enjoy the company and the discussion.  For directions please call or email at 714-693-0261 or jandkhill@mac.com.
  • Thursdays 6:30: Tai Chi. Karen will guide us in this gentle meditative movement: restorative for body and soul. All ages welcome. Wear comfortable stretchable clothing; layers so you can be a comfortable temperature. Continues through October.

  • Choir practice Thursdays at 7:30. 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!


Community event: Documenting Hate: Charlottesville and Orange County at Chapman University, Monday Oct. 29, 7-9 pm.  Screening of the documentary “Documenting Hate Charlottesville,” followed by a panel discussion.


Voting resources

You can vote early Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 8am-5pm, Nov. 3-Nov. 5, 7am-8pm. at:

Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.

  • Fullerton Community Center, (drive-through ballot drop-off), 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
    You can always bring a mail-in ballot to the polls, or request a provisional ballot if something goes awry.

    When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.


    Creation Care Tip: How can you pack or buy a lunch that leaves as little waste as possible?  Move toward a waste-free lunch.  Pack reusable food containers in reusable bags, or buy lunch at restaurants that provide washable tableware… Can we make it a habit?