Community
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Thursday, 11 June 2015
The community is in you and you are in the community. You interpenetrate each other. That is why I emphasize sangha-building. That doesn't mean that you neglect your own practice. It is by taking good care of your breath, of your body, of your feelings, that you can build a good community.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:

We had so much fun last Saturday looking back on the last ten years. (The pictures are in! If you came and didn't get a link just write and let us know.) This Sunday following worship we'll have our annual congregational meeting and turn our sights toward what's ahead. We'll pass a budget and elect board members. I hope you'll join us.

During worship we'll reflect on community. The idea of gathering is central to almost every spiritual tradition. In Christianity our gatherings are thought to be a reflection of the divine dominion, also community. Jesus said that the dominion of God is like a mustard seed that grows - what do we learn from this metaphor? How might the image teach us? What do other traditions offer?

We'll also be blessing Rev. Alice (and Jane) as they depart for Rev. Alice's new job in Boston, and welcoming Peter home from the AIDS ride.

Blessings,

Sunday, June 14: (Rev. Alice's last Sunday) and 1:45 Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, June 21: Happy Fathers Day! (Rev. Terri's last Sunday till September) and Somewhere in the Middle

Sunday, June 28: San Francisco Pride - PMCC on normal schedule, Manny Chargualaf Preaching.

Sunday, July 5: Community Worship with Irene Laudeman Preaching

Friday, July 10: 7:30pm, Holden Evening Prayer with College Heights

Saturday, July 11: Castro Valley Pride

Sunday July 12: Community Worship with Darrell Goodwin-Moultry