Rev. Maria Cristina has been granted Final Fellowship! Come party! Saturday, Nov.18, 4-9PM
The letter has arrived! It’s official! Hurrah! Come help celebrate! Family friendly event with food, piñata, and dancing with laser lights. Please bring hearty hors d’oeuvres, salads, or non-alcoholic drinks to share. And please help! Come at 3 if you can help setup and decorate, or stay after if you can help with cleanup. See Mary Shields or Diane Meyerson for food questions, Mileva Lewis for decorations, Beth Ogilvie for everything else. Please join us!

Food Donations Wanted Sunday, November 19th
Please bring your non-perishable food donations for South Hayward Parish. We will share the plate with SHP and also collect food to donate for their Thanksgiving meal and pantry. Thank you in advance for your generosity of spirit! For more information, please contact Terri Owen.

Peace & Justice Action Team meets Sunday, November 19
Our Peace & Justice Action Team will meet from 12:15 until at the latest 1:45 in the Sanctuary. Besides the reports from various action teams, we’ll discuss the plans so far for The New Poor People’s Campaign, being organized by Rev. Dr. William Barber, author of our Common Read this year, The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear.

Cottage Notice
In the next month or so we will be saying goodbye to Ornea cottage. Unfortunately, due to extensive water damage beyond repair, our beloved Ornea cottage will be torn down. We are working on an informal ceremony to express our gratitude to Renata Ornea for her generous contribution to the cottage. Questions? See Will Fitch.

Lost and Found
Please take a moment to look at the items in the lost and found box. Perhaps you’ve misplaced a baseball cap or pair of glasses. All unclaimed items will be donated at the beginning of the new year.

Thanksgiving Dinner (Thur. Nov. 23) will be at 2 o’clock.
Feel free to bring a friend and a dish to share. There is a signup sheet on the back table of fellowship hall with categories of food that ought to be filled.  Talk to Mary Shields or Donnie Rett with questions, suggestions.

Volunteers Needed
The winter shelter at SHP opens 12-01 through 04-30 & volunteers are needed to wash towels, sheets & blankets. Questions? Ralph Morales at 510-785-3663.

Las Posadas Dec. 10th
On Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 pm we will gather to celebrate a beloved Latin American Christmas tradition known as Las Posadas. We will process by candlelight to nearby homes singing carols and we will celebrate at the church with a community feast and activities for the entire family. During Las Posadas, we will recreate Mary and Joseph’s perilous journey fleeing persecution, violence, and seeking shelter. In re-enacting this journey, we express our solidarity with all immigrants and refugees and reaffirm our commitment to Peace and Justice for all. Join us! Free event! Piñata and games for children of all ages

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