Since moving to action is the goal of our Designated Term work, this Sunday we will be exploring some ACTION words that Jesus utilizes in one of his most famous miracles: the "Feeding of the 5000" (We don't really know the number. But it was a whole lot of people). This story will prove to be most useful on our journey because Jesus doesn't just wave his hand and make a miracle happen. In his "fully divine and fully incarnated human" way he shows us there is a process. And we (along with the Disciples) are invited into that miracle working process with action. We will continue to explore how we, at UCH, are called into miracle working by "Looking, Thanking, Blessing, Breaking, and Giving" South Hayward and in our communities. Join us for worship, music, and lively reflection and conversation!
The UCH Healing Circle is a group people who gather together in our sanctuary one evening a month January through November to direct God’s healing energy (Love) to those whose names are entered into the Circle. A breath centered meditation is used to calm, relax, and center ourselves in preparation for this directed healing practice. The Healing Circle is open to anyone; the only requirement is being open to the possibilities that God has available to us.
Please join us each month in taking time to step away from the chaos of every day and just be in an atmosphere of light music and quiet time. This is a non directed service where each participant prays, reflects, listens, breathes and rests in the presence of that which is holy for them. All are invited, be you Christian, Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, unaffiliated, and non-believer to pray or just be in your own way. You may come and go as you please. We begin with music and end when the music stops. All are welcome.
Scripture Seekers Bible Study will resume on Thursday evening, Sept 7, at 5:30 in the Ross Blue Room with an exciting new scripturally based study about Progressive Christianity and values called Living the Questions 2.0. The study will include the voices of many progressive theologians Rev. Jeanne mentions frequently in worship such as John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, Helen Prejean, Emilie Townes, Dianne Butler Bass, and Brian McLaren. If you have not had the chance to join us previously this would be a great time to do so! Our conversations are lively and thought provoking and Rev. Jeanne facilitates/teaches in a way that allows the group to ask and hold lots of questions! We also get to know each other better and share from our hearts in a safe, deep, place. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for what will be an enriching, and spiritually formative time together. See you there! ~Rev. Jeanne