Pastor’s Blog/Grace Waves 8.9.19


“The Glory of God is the human being, fully alive!”

~ Iraneus, Theologian of the Second Century.

¨ SUN Aug 11:  Peace Mosaic Artist Jennifer Mitchell will lead our Forum on Sunday.  Come learn about the process and evolving mandala designs.

¨ Special thanks to Erik, Austin, and Ken for mulch muscling and the many small repairs needed this month.

¨ TOMORROW, AUG 10 ~ 5:00p:  Dynamic Change concert benefitting Contra Costa Interfaith Housing.

¨ SAT AUG 17 ~ 1:00-3:00p:  Abba-Imma Qigong with Rev. Steve Harms and Kaleo & Elise Ching.  Speaking in chorus with the 2,000 year old Lord’s Prayer and moving in the gentle, flowing harmony of the ancient Chinese Medicine practice of Qigong.  Donation suggested $25/session, benefitting RAICES.  Pre-register by Thursday, Aug 15 with Peace Office.  Three sessions:

o  8/17:  Context Inspires Longing

o 8/24:  Practice Cultivates Calm, Freedom & Flow

o 8/31:  Joy and Creativity in the communion of Solitudes



¨ FRI  AUG 23 ~ Friday Films:  Amazing Grace.   Join us for  Kenny’s roast  chicken dinner at 6:30 and Amazing Grace at 7:30.  This 1972 documentary of Aretha Franklin laying down gospel for her album of the same name leaves most people breathless with the spirit of gospel only she can  deliver!

¨ The Heart of the Matter Concert, supporting RAICES, was a wonderful success!!  Thank you to ALL for your help and support; especially to Mel & Jeanie for spearheading the event, Ken Budesa and his fabulous crew: Veronica, Austin & Erik.  In addition to the  $3,477 from the event and additional $900+ was raised via the online direct donations.  Thank YOU ALL!

¨ Congratulations to Ben & Lara Winter (grandson of Rich Collins), on their wedding!