Worship with us Sundays at 9:30 am

Sunday, May 21 at DCC

Join us this Sunday for a special service celebrating our recent Sister Parish delegation and our ongoing commitment to our Sister Parish Ministry. Rev. Eric’s sermon is titled “Who Isn’t Our Neighbor?” and our Scripture reading will be Luke 10:25–37. Children are invited to join our Godly Play class “Knowing Jesus in a New Way.” Afterwards, stay for our Second Hour Q&A about the March delegation trip. We hope you will join us for a Sunday filled with reflection, South American music, and looking ahead to our continued friendship with the San Antonio Catholic Church in San Antonio, Guatemala.

Sister Parish Talk Back: Second Hour, May 21

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go on a delegation to Guatemala? Join us during Second Hour for a fun, family friendly Q&A session about Sister Parish, our friends in San Antonio, traveling in Guatemala and more.  Children and youth are especially welcome to join us.  Trip photos will play on the big screen throughout the discussion.

 

 

Sunday, May 14 at DCC

This Sunday, we welcome guest preacher The Rev. Diane Weible to the pulpit as we join in celebrating the nurturing relationships that enrich us all. Her sermon is titled “God’s Family” and the Scripture readings are 1 Peter 2:2-10 and John 14:1-14. Children will enjoy a special combined Godly Play and Holy Moly, continuing the series “Knowing Jesus in a New Way.” Afterwards our Commissions will meet, while others enjoy extra time for Fellowship.

Recommended Read: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

“Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman;s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.”

—Amazon.com

Justice Series Continues Thursday, May 11

Justice Series: Discernment and Action
Thursday evenings through June 8, Koinonia Hall
Let Justice Roll: Connecting the Dots for Systemic Change

 What are the greatest challenges we face in our time? How can we participate in justice making daily and for a lifetime? Learning and discerning together in community can support a shared goal to move toward justice and kindness through words and actions. We need you, and in the words of the women’s march, we need each other at this course. This is what we need to learn and know to change the aim of our togetherness from expanding privilege to growing the kingdom of God. But we can only do it together.

Our objective is to raise up our own moral agenda to empower the change that will re-direct our beloved society to one of caring for one another and the earth that sustains us. How can our voice reshape our national agenda, and how can we respond in local action?

We need your help with set up, food, prayer, song… but mostly, we need you to come.

 To add depth to our topics, we will read Joseph Stiglitz’s Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity – and prepare to be the change we yearn to see. Copies are available in the church office for $10, and will be available at the course.

 May 11Immigration & Refugees – Note new leader: David Brazil from the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME)

May 18Race

May 25Population, Resources, and Global Warming

June 1Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability

June 8Education

 

All are welcome!

Sunday, May 7 at DCC

This Sunday all are welcome to our All-Family Communion service. Rev. Gail’s sermon is “Fill ‘er Up!” and our Scripture reading is John 10:1-10. After Worship there will be a brief congregational meeting and then our special Second Hour program, “What Does Sanctuary Look Like Today?” We hope you will join us!

Theology on Tap, May 9

All are invited to join Rev. Eric for Theology on Tap on Tuesday, May 9, at 7:00 PM at Melo’s Pizza & Pasta, 664 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville. This month we will talk about the Easter season, specifically asking the question, “What does Easter mean to you?” In preparation for this gathering, please review some of the readings below and RSVP to Rev. Eric with your intention to attend.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bibleandculture/2013/03/31/what-easter-means-to-me/

http://www.reform-magazine.co.uk/2016/03/a-good-question-what-does-the-easter-story-mean-to-you/

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/what-does-easter-mean-to-modern-christians/6367512

“What Does Sanctuary Look Like Today?” Second Hour, May 7

Please join us on Sunday, May 7, for a Second Hour program on “What Does Sanctuary Look Like Today?” With the help of invited guest Bob Lane, representing the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) and Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, which recently declared their Walnut Creek church a Sanctuary Space, we will explore what it means to be a Sanctuary Church and learn about other ways we might support the Sanctuary Movement.

Second Hour April 30: Restorative Justice with Cindy Hill-Ford

Join us for An Orientation to Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices. Cindy Hill-Ford will provide a brief overview of restorative justice followed with specific examples of the use of restorative practices in education and juvenile justice. The restorative approach invites all those affected to collaboratively figure out how to repair harm. Cindy is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Restorative Solutions, headquartered in Oakland, CA. Please plan to join us to hear and discuss innovative approaches to many justice issues. Because crime hurts, justice should heal.

Sunday, April 30 at DCC

Join us this Sunday as we explore the Walk to Emmaus. Rev. Eric will be preaching and our Scripture reading is Luke 24:13-35. The Godly Play story is “Knowing Jesus in a New Way Part 2” and Holy Moly students will learn about The Good Samaritan. Afterwards, we have a special Second Hour presentation on Restorative Justice. All are welcome!