Hospitality is love in action. It is the flesh and muscle of the bones of love.

 —Alexander Strauch

 Seasons Changing

 Happenings

  • Perseverance
  • Sermons & Scripture
  • Disciples Women October Schedule
  • Nominating Committee News
  • A Celebration of LGBTQ Identities and Relationships: Saints, Martyrs and Us
  • Wow!
  • Green Chalice Ministry News

 Upcoming Events

 

 Prayer Collage Sessions – Season’s Changing…

1st Wednesdays of the Month – October & December

October 4

6:00-7:30 p.m., Worship & Wonder Room

Fall is here…or coming! As the weather makes some efforts to transition to cooler temperatures, we can notice the challenge of change in our own lives. Gather in community for space to pray, de-stress, and have fun, with super-accessible collage. You’ll be given some simple suggestions to guide the process, yet you are welcome to create “outside of the lines.” You’ll be given a brief devotional prompt at the beginning which might shape your focus for the evening. Supplies provided. No artsy inclinations needed.

 

Dare to Dream

October 1 – Perseverance

Adult Study Class   Sundays 8:30 a.m. – Fireside Room

 Read Deuteronomy 34:1, 4-7 and Matthew 14:22-23

Remember that you can drop in to any session of the Adult Study class at any time.

 

Sermons & Scripture

 October 1

Scripture:  Exodus 16:9-15

Sermon: What is it? — Pastor Dayna

 October 8

Scripture:  Exodus 16:16-18

Sermon: Cravings — Pastor Dayna

October 15

Scripture: Exodus 16: 19-21

Sermon: Zero Shelf Life — Pastor Michelle

October 22 Miguel’s Retirement Celebration

Scripture: Exodus 16:22-30

Sermon: Free to Rest —Pastor Dayna

October 29

Scripture: Exodus 16:32-36

Sermon: Remember — Pastor Dayna

 

Disciples Women October Schedule

Long Group meets Wednesday October 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room.

PAL Group meets Thursday October 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Hostess for the day is Kay Melcher.

Koinonia Group meets Wednesday October 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

Judy Row is the study leader for October.

Disciples Women Luncheon and Program is Thursday October 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the Fireside room.  This event is open to all the women in the church. Program brings Rev. Nora Jacob to discuss The Difference Between Art and Incarceration.

 Disciples Women Board Meeting is Thursday October 26, at 10:00 a.m., in the Fireside room.

 

Nominating Committee News

Every fall the Moderator appoints a Nominating Committee to recruit elected leaders for the coming year. This year’s Committee is Joe Quartucci, Chair, Natasha Corich, Tim Ringgold, Rose Thomas and Nita Walker. In the next few weeks the Committee will be asking you to submit names of those you believe would be well suited for the various positions that need to be filled. Please give their request serious and prayerful consideration and join me in thanking the Committee for taking on this most important task.


A Celebration of LGBTQ Identities and Relationships: Saints, Martyrs and Us by FCC Discipleship Team

Sergius and Bacchus were Roman soldiers in the fourth century. They were gay, Christian and in a committed relationship recognized by the state. Perpetua and Felicitas were North African Christian women in the third century, who deeply loved each other. All four were martyred and later celebrated by the early Christian Church for their faith and love for each other. We share their seldom told stories and join them with our own, celebrating our identities and relationships as LGBTQ people of faith.

 October 8 from 700 – 8:00 pm

First Christian Church Fullerton, 109 East Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

For more information:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-lgbtq-identities-and-relationships-saints-martyrs-and-us-tickets-37930117001?aff=es2

 

Wow!

Check out Pastor Dayna’s sermon “Wow!” from Sunday September 24, 2017. (Final in the Series on Anne Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow)

Go here to get the full text.

 

Green Chalice Ministry News . . .

 Survey on Climate

We invite your participation in the American Climate Metrics Survey on behalf of ecoAmerica/Blessed Tomorrow. The increasing intensity and frequency of climate impacts compel us to elevate our leadership on the issue. To help shape Disciples of Christ’s next steps, we want to better understand your attitudes and awareness on climate change and what we can do as faith leaders. As a valued member of Disciples of Christ, we want to make sure that we count your voice in this research.

Please take this 15 minute survey (which must be done in one session). Your individual answers are confidential and will be aggregated for analysis by ecoAmerica. Should you encounter any problems or questions while taking the survey, please contact Paige Fery, the administrator of the survey paige@ecoAmerica.org. Thank you for your participation.

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Upcoming Events

 Need a ride? Church van is going to the Spiritual Renewal Day at Loch Leven, and it will leave at 7:00 a.m. Contact Barbara Post if you want a ride or call the church office 714.538.9681.

 

 

 

 

For more information and to register online: http://www.disciplespswr.org/rg2017

 

 “The Best is Yet to Be” PSWR Disciples 5th Annual Senior Retreat October 26-27

The previous Retreat was so successful that the decision was made to return this year to the same idyllic setting—all on one level—with another set of presentations by our leader, Rev. Karen Berns.

Packed into our two day event will be stimulating, biblically grounded, relevant talks, discussions, fun times and fellowship with persons from throughout the Pacific Southwest Region.

Cost: $85 (each registrant is subsidized by $35 from the Older Adult Ministries Committee)

Location: Prince of Peace Abbey, 650 Benet Hill Road, Oceanside CA 92058

Include name, address, phone, email and congregation, make checks payable to PSWR Disciples of Christ to: Darwin Mann

For more information contact: Joyce Miller