DCC will be having an amazing fun-raiser for Hope Solutions. This will be a Mardi Gras party complete with a jazz band (sponsored by the Feltons and Kennedy/McGraths) and complementary food provided by Carol Gilliland of A Loveable Feast! The event is fun with a purpose as this will also be an opportunity to hear the great work Hope Solutions is doing in Contra Costa County.
As most of you know, Hope Solutions (previously Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, CCIH), provides permanent, supportive housing for the most vulnerable in our very community. And, as we all know, the cost of housing is at an all time high, which is causing an increase in those unhoused. At the fun-raiser, you will learn how Hope Solutions is taking a very unique path to help solve this problem, one house at a time! Plus, dance and eat and have a blast! Mark your calendars now!
All are welcome – childcare will be provided and you don’t have to attend DCC to come!
DCC is co-sponsoring a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training held over nine Saturdays September through November, hosted by First Congregational Church of Berkeley. MSC is a curriculum developed by Kristin Neff, PhD (UT Austin) and Christopher Germer, PhD (Harvard) that teaches self-kindness, mindful awareness, and common humanity. MSC builds on the natural compassion inside each of us that deepens with practice. Empirical research finds eight weeks of MSC practice:
- STRENGTHENS well-being, emotional resilience and immune system
- IMPROVES interpersonal relationships
- LIMITS SYMPTONS of depression, anxiety and caregiver fatigue
- MOTIVATES healthier life-style choices
The course is taught by Rev. Nancy DeNero, trained MSC teacher, and DCC’s own Cheryl D. Pierson, PT, MS and MSC teacher-in-training. MSC includes experiential exercises, discussion and practices to re-examine old beliefs and habits. Newcomers to Mindfulness are welcome.
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On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM, All are invited to attend a Service of Installation for the Reverend Eric S. Sherlock. A special offering will be taken to benefit the scholarship fund for Ministers in Discernment. Checks should be made out to the Bay Association with MID in the memo line. Clergy are invited to wear robes and red stoles; lay folk are invited to wear red.