Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:
I am grateful to be thankful this Thanksgiving. Following worship this week we'll celebrate with a community coffee hour. If you're able, bring a soup to share. (Go ahead, use those leftovers, let’s see who is most creative!)
This Sunday begins a new year in the church calendar, as we prepare for Christmas and the miracle of God embodied. On this first Sunday of Advent, we will reflect on the embodiment of Hope, and remember World AIDS Day.
It’s a strange concept really – God in a body – especially when so much of religion vilifies the body as something to be controlled. "Flesh" vs. "Spirit." We suffer a great deal when we silence the messages our bodies send us. We suffer, too, when our minds overrule both. Minds are loud; the spirit often whispers.
On Wednesday November 26th at 7:00pm we’ll gather for an hour to talk about it.
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC
Upcoming Services and Events:
Nov. 30, 12:30pm: Advent Begins! Dios Encarnado: God Embodied/Hope. Community/Thanksgiving Coffee Hour: If you can bring a soup to share!
Dec. 3, 7:00-8:00pm: Advent Reflections with Rev. Terri at PMCC
Dec. 7, 12:30pm: Advent 2 - Dios Encarnado: Embodied Peace. Christmas Stocking Stuffing for Puente - If you can, bring: Shampoo, Soap, Razors, Combs, Deodorant, Lotion, Hand towels, Wash cloths (dark colors), Mini flashlights, T-shirts (dark colors, no red). Coloring books, Fiskars blunt scissors, Glue sticks, Party-size Play-Doh, Small toys (matchbox cars), Stocking Caps (not Red), Stickers.
Dec. 10, 7:00-8:00pm: Advent Reflections with Rev. Terri at PMCC
Dec. 14, 12:30pm: Dios Encarnado: Embodied Joy Holiday Potluck and gift Exchange, bring a dish to share and a small gift ($5) to exchange.
Dec. 15, 10:00am-3:00pm (Monday): Posada Stocking Stuffing at Puente, 620 N. St. Pescadero
Dec. 19, 5:00pm (Friday): Join the Posada in Pescadero, 363 Stage Road.
Dec. 21, 12:30pm: Dios Encarnado: Embodied Love
Dec. 24, 7:00pm (Wednesday): Christmas Eve Service – Dios Encarnado: In a Baby
Dec. 25, 10:00am (Thursday): Christmas Day Service, informal and intimate
Jan. 17, 2015: Celebrating Rev. Terri's 15th year of Ordination, more details soon!
May 30, 2015: Peninsula MCC's 10th Anniversary Party! The theme is Hollywood, and there's plenty of time to shop! Lots of surprises are being prepared for a great celebration. We hope many people from the past 10 years will celebrate with us. More details soon.