Given the health considerations of our community, there will be no on-site services this Sunday. Please join us online for worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday.Watch on Youtube
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Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions on our YouTube channel. This Sunday, we continue our series of activist preachers as we hear from Rev. Dr. James Forbes. Preaching from John 3:1-8, Dr. Forbes will proclaim the call for ongoing reform and renewal within the church. He writes, “We are reminded that an authentic ‘born again’ experience must include a continuous process of being renewed in the spiritual connection to the family of God. To have a vibrant relationship with God demands that we treat our fellow human beings with justice and compassion. Racial bigotry and brutality are incompatible with the genuine claim of being ‘born again.’” Ongoing calls for reform and renewal within the church are a central part of our history. Today’s cry for renewal and reform in the church is a call to repentance and continuing engagement with the long, demanding, necessary and life-giving process of turning away from racism and turning toward the beloved community. Watch the Stream on Youtube.
Dennis Johnson will be leading a Zoom class on Walter Rauschenbusch sponsored by the ABC Minister’s Council of Northern California and Berkley School of Theology. Join author Dennis L. Johnson, on three Thursday mornings, as he reflects on the inward and outward journey of this remarkable Baptist leader. Meetings will take place on October 22, November 19, and December 17 from 10am – 11am Pacific Standard Time. “The better we know Jesus, the more social do his thoughts and aims become. The fundamental purpose of Jesus was the establishment of the kingdom of God, which involved a thorough regeneration and reconstitution of social life.” --Walter Rauschenbusch Zoom link Meeting ID: 859 909 5914 Password: 192833
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While originally geared to those of the Baby Boomer generation, the group welcomes participation by folks of any age. Formed as a social and service group, the Baby Boomers regularly meet for lunch, visiting local attractions and historical sites, as well as volunteering at God’s Pantry. During this time of not doing in person activities, the CBC Baby Boomers are staying in touch via Zoom meetings at 11:00 AM on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Pat Ingram (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week we will think about courage and the courage it takes to wait. On the heels of the 50th Earth Day, we will also consider creation and our place in God's diverse and beloved community of life. Thanks to Lelia Midkiff for providing the beautiful watercolor above.
Normalcy seems to be an idea of the past. Why are we here and what are we to do? These questions are central to the biblical story as well as our current situation. This Sunday, we look back at the work of God through the people in exile. Their isolation and uncertainty are felt by us, and their hope for restoration can help us shape a promising future. Join us this week for a message from Charles Conkin.
Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions as we celebrate even in the midst of shadows. The image above is a painting by our own Charlotte Blaydes. She started painting during our watercolor workshop last fall and has already created this beautiful work. While we may be apart, we can still find little hopes and joys scattered about like a bright red cardinal or an evening stroll. This week during our prayer time, we'll invite our children to draw pictures of things they are grateful for.