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“Si tu puedes cántalo…cántalo al Señor:” The Installation of SCNC Conference Minister, Rev. Félix C. Villanueva

They came from far and wide, en masse to celebrate Felix Villanueva and celebrate with him his installation as Conference Minister of the SCNC. It was, as speaker after speaker proclaimed, “a joyous occasion!”

In the Thin of Things: Hanging on for Dear Life

Thin places – ”places where the distance between the divine and the secular is narrowed, and we are able to come closer to experiencing the divine” (Marcus J. Borg). Mary invites you to “hang on for dear life” while sharing her experiences with them.

Connecting with God

Why a worship community? Susan (Sam) Buchenau shares her search for a place to expand her understanding of what God is calling her to be and do.

Reception and Celebration of San Diego Marshallese Church

Members of 20 churches in the Southern Association of the SCNC joined in song, prayer and good fellowship to welcome the San Diego Marshallese Church, UCC into full standing in the Association and Conference.

The Broken Strings: What We Do for Love

Music, stuffed animals, “Trivial Pursuit” – what the Broken Strings do for love and their community!

Beyond Solidarity: Ethics for a Globalized World

The Second Annual Romero Lectures welcomes Leonardo Boff and Rosemary Radford Reuther April 29 & 30, 2011. Register Today

UCC ‘Widening the Welcome’ Again…Another First

“Accessible 2 All.” Is UCC? Thirty-three years ago the first Synod resolutiion about including people with disabilities was passed. Six years ago came the “Accessible 2 All” resolution. How far has the church come? Kelli Parrish Lucas answers that question and raises others in “UCC ‘Widening the Welcome’ Again…Another First.”

From Hospice Chaplains to Obstetricians: Michael Piazza Points the Way

Mary Domb Mikkelson gives a review of the Church Vitality Event, “One Size fits…Some”

Free Webinar Series for Church Members and Leaders

A webinar series for church members and leaders – FREE! Ecumenical participants welcome.

New Moon Retreat

A Day of Renewal and Retreat led by B. J. Beu & Mary J. Scrifes at the Laguna Beach Top of the World Retreat on Friday, March 4, 2011 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dream Workshop with Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor

The Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor and the Rev. Bonnie Tarwater will lead a workshop on dreams Friday & Saturday, March 4 & 5, 2011. The Friday workshop is $15.00 and the Saturday workshop is $35.00

The Spirit and The Screen at San Marino UCC

Join the San Marino UCC Spirit & Screen Film Club for the screening of “The Secret of Kells” March 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Don’t keep it a Secret–bring along a spud-loving cinephile friend! Admission is free.

Justice Award Nominations Are Being Accepted for General Synod XXVIII

In keeping with the spirit of former national agencies of the United Church of Christ, the Board of Directors of Justice and Witness Ministries has approved the recommendation that we seek candidates to honor at our General Synod XXVIII dinner who have done exemplary work in the area of justice.

New Meditative Labyrinth in Long Beach

The Woodruff and Cross Roads Church Community receive the donation of a beautiful labyrinth.

Match the Mission

Dr. Kennon L. Callahan will be leading a seminar for congregational leaders at the beautiful and restful Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn on Shelter Island in San Diego, California on May 2 through 6 2011.

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