This is a busy time for our congregation. In just a little over a week we will be welcoming our friends from Evergreen Region for our annual meeting. I am delighted that they have chosen to come our way and I am even more delighted that the preacher for the event will be Dr. James Forbes, one of America’s great preachers and advocates for social justice. You can see the schedule above. I urge you to participate in as much of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as you can. You will not be disappointed.
If you can only make the worship services, please do. There is no need to register for them but if you plan to attend any of the meal functions, the Sacred Conversation (on race) or the excellent workshops, please register so we can have a good estimate for food, beverage and space allotment. A number of us are already working on the planning team. If you are willing able to help with hospitality – shopping, hosting, providing transportation to and from the airport (SJC or SFO) or between the church and hotel, etc., please let me know as soon as possible. This is a wonderful time to show just how hospitable we can be. And don’t hesitate to invite your friends and neighbors.
This Sunday we will return to the lectionary. The current gospel is Mark and the text includes Jesus’ instruction to his disciples to “make room for the kids.” On World Communion Sunday how do we make sure to make room for the least at our table of plenty? Afterward, Adult Spiritual Formation will take a look at the news, so come prepared with an article, a question, a comment and we will try to make connections to our faith