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We are … An open and loving multicultural community Seekers of all ages, encouraging questions and growing into the answers Inspired by many sources of wisdom Dedicated to becoming agents of compassion, social justice, healing, and joy.
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Somos … Una comunidad multicultural abierta y amorosa Buscadores de todas edades que estimulamos el planteamiento de preguntas, buscando entender las respuestasInspirados por muchas fuentes de sabiduría Dedicados a convertirnos en agentes de la compasión, la justicia social, la sanidad y el gozo.

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Venga Este Domingo
Servicio en Espanol y Inglés

Todos los domingos,
10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Media Hora de Reunión del Pequeño Grupo del Ministerio Multicultural

Venga a unirse a nosotros para este servicio simple de oración-meditación de media hora (sin sermón) a las 10:15 horas en una mezcla de inglés y español en la sala Fireside Ramsden. Accesible e incluyente para todos, este servicio ofrece tiempo para cantar, meditar y reflexionar en un pequeño grupo en preparación para el servicio de las 11: 00.

Every Sunday, 10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Half-hour Multicultural Small Group Ministry Gathering

Come join us for this simple half-hour prayer-meditation service (without sermon) at 10:15 a.m. in a mixture of English and Spanish in the Ramsden Fireside Room. Accessible and welcoming to all, this service provides time to sing, meditate, and reflect in a small group in preparation for the service at 11:00.

Join Us This Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Service in English / Servicio in Inglés

November 23 – 23 de noviembre

Gratitude as Spiritual Practice

As German theologian, philosopher, and mystic Meister Eckhart wrote: “If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” When we wake up in morning and see the first rays of sunshine illuminating the day we give thanks. We give thanks for this life in all its complexities and catastrophes. Some days the glass is half-empty and some days it is half-filled. Some days we are the ones pouring refreshment into other souls and some days we are the ones in need of renewal and support. No matter what side of the gratitude equation you are on, come and join us to give or receive the blessings of being together in community.
Worship Leader: the Rev. Geoff Rimositis; Worship Associates: Debra Fenzel-Alexander, Sundar Mudupalli

Gratitud Como Práctica Espiritual

Como el teólogo, filósofo y místico alemán, Meister Eckhart escribió: “Si la única oración que digas en toda tu vida es “gracias”, eso sería suficiente.” Cuando despertamos en la mañana y vemos los primeros rayos del sol iluminando el día, damos las gracias. Damos las gracias por esta vida en todas sus complejidades y catástrofes. Algunos días el vaso está medio vacío y algunos días está medio lleno. Algunos días somos los que vertimos frescura en otras almas y algunos días somos los que necesitamos apoyo y renovación. No importa de qué lado de la ecuación de gratitud estemos, vengan y únanse a nosotros para dar o recibir la bendición de estar juntos en comunidad.
Dirige: el Rev. Geoff Rimositis Asociados de Culto: Debra Fenzel-Alexander, Sundar Mudupalli

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Sunday, November 23

Nursery: Birth - four years

Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level
Childcare Staff: Kimberly Fernandez

Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.

Three- to five-year-olds: The Spiritually Growing Child

What wondrous love is this that brings my heart such bliss, and takes away the pain of my soul . . . — "What Wondrous Love," Hymn 18 in Singing the Living Tradition

Affirming children for being helpful increases their feelings of self-worth and of being part of a family and community. Children have a finely tuned sense of empathy when someone is sick or needs help. In this session, we connect their caring feelings with the caring that a congregation can do.

Grades 1-4: Spirituality for Children
Resistance

Resistance is when we take the time before we act to make sure our actions come from listening to our True Voice.  Resistance is knowing the balance of when and how to share or receive. Children will use their creative skills to reflect on the importance of practicing resistance.

Grades 5-8: Junior High Youth Group – Building Bridges
Evangelical Christianity

The class will be attending the 10 a.m. service at Cathedral of Faith, 2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose, CA.

Grades 9-12: Senior High Youth Group – Sundays, 11:30-12:30

The senior high youth group meets from 11:30-12:30 after attending the first part of the 11 a.m. service.  The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers.  The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.

2014-’15 Religious Education
and Family Ministry Calendar

Sunday, November 23
3-5 year olds Over the River
1st -4th grades Resistance
5th-8th grades Visiting the Catherdral of Faith's 10 am service
9th-12th grades Self-Sustaining Social Justice Initiatives
8th-10th grades Coming of Age: Empty Bowl Luncheon Fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank after the service for the whole congregation
Sunday, November 30
3-5 year olds Go to the Nursery
1st - 8th grades Interclass Gathering
9th-12th grades Group meets at regular time, 11:30-12:30

Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2014-15.

Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.

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