Good News, 11.18.2011

“This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise.  We are not yet what we shall be, but we are on the way.  The process is not yet finished but it is actively going on.  This is not the goal but it is a true path. At present everything does not gleam and sparkle but everything is being cleansed.” (Luther)

The Baha’i Assembly of Danville and I-SRV invite you to our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Celebration at Peace on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00 pmYou may bring canned good for our county Food Bank and Shelter, Inc. will receive our offering for the evening.  The music and prayers of the evening always mark how special it is that we can share our gratitude with friends of other faith traditions.  All are welcome!

Our Church Council will share a special report at worship this Sunday.

Kaleo and Elise Ching invite you to join them at 9:15 on Sunday for a brief practice and grounding for our Abba Chi Prayer which we will pray again in worship.

Your Giving Cards can be submitted this Sunday during worship.

Please keep in your prayers:  Kersti Malvre, Diana Keller, Lisa, Sheila, Stacey Morris, Bronwyn, Fidel and Heidi, those grieving, the hungry, the homeless and the least among us.

About a dozen women came together for our first Quarterly Women and Moms of Peace Gathering.  After tasty desserts Pr. Margareta shared reflections on Loved by God….but – Struggling to keep my own Strength.  The real life context of the conversation made it a powerful contribution for all who attended.  Another 6 – 8 people sent regrets.  My favorite was:  ‘I’d love to come but can’t because –that’s why I need this…..I am overextended!’

Hospice of the East Bay and Bev Harms invite you to brighten the Contra Costa sky during the holiday season by honoring the life of someone you know with a gift for a light on the hospice Tree of Light. Information pamphlets are available in our Gathering Hall.   The ceremony at Blackhawk is on December 2 at 5:00 pm.

Blessings, Pr. Steve