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On World Communion Sunday, we celebrate our inclusivity and diversity! Pastor Linda's message, "The Best Club in the World," focused on our call as a church to be authentically welcoming and inclusive. Missed it on Sunday? Listen here.
The Chancel Choir sang a version of Let Us Break Bread Together arranged by Kirke Mechem.
And our Fijian Fellowship added their voices to our worship service by sharing a hymn from the Fijian tradition.
After worship we celebrated with a selection of soups and breads from around the world during Snack 'n Chat.
We celebrated Laity Sunday today, and so the laity took over the leadership of all parts of our Sunday worship services allowing the pastors to sit back and enjoy worship from the pews.
Our Lay Leader Pam Cutkosky got it all organized and shared the message that morning reflecting on the intersections of faith and being a 7th grade social studies teacher. A big thank you and hearty round of applause to all of our lay people!
Stop Hunger Now was a huge success thanks to you.
There were around a 100 of us upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. The music was going, people were laughing and having fun, and together we did something to help in the fight to end world hunger.
We packed an amazing 20,000 meals in just 1 hour and 40 minutes!
The meals we packed will be shipped to South East Asia, likely either Cambodia or the Philippines.
It was great to see so many folks come out and pitch in. This was truly the church in action! Great work and a big thank you to one and all!
Fiume di Musica, our First Palo Alto UMC chamber group, opened our worship time with a beautiful selection for our prelude. Fiume plays on the third Sundays of the month.
Pastor Shijung led us in prayer for our world, our community, our church, and our selves.
Pastor Beth's message revolved around the idea of disability and was in response to one of the sermon request cards submitted last year. We are all made in the image of God, and regardless of our relative abilities or disabilities, it is together that we make up the Body of Christ. Listen here.
On World Communion Sunday, we celebrate our inclusivity and diversity! World Communion Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday in October every year, in churches the whole world over. Together, we take communion and are reminded that we are one in Christ. We do this to open our eyes and hearts to the breadth and depth of the Christian family and tradition. We celebrate with different customs so that we understand the worldwide nature of Christianity. As world conflicts arise and divisions appear between people and nations, our World Communion celebration takes on a greater meaning as a unifying force.
We will take a special offering for World Communion Sunday, which goes to support scholarships that empower a diverse mix of national and international ethnic students to make a global impact for Christ. Learn more about what the UMC is doing here.
Please join in this coming Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 pm for this year's Crop Hunger Walk. Last year we raised over $22k to fight hunger abroad and right here on the Peninsula. Thank you! Now let's do it again. Walk, saunter, or run to make a difference. One mile, two miles, or whatever you can do. It is a fun afternoon and a worthy cause. Register here. Contact the Service Team for more info.