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July 22 Newsletter

Healing & wholeness, General Synod highlights, NCNC Annual Meeting & more!

June 15 Newsletter

Reclaiming the lost self, Live shows, Raffle winners + more!

DISCUSSION: Reclaiming the Lost Self

Thursday, July 22 at 7pm, join the cast of Crescent Moon Theater Productions’ When Your Skin Calls You Home and Rev. Laurie Manning, Pastor of Skyline Community Church, for a Zoom discussion to share responses to and explore the rich, intercultural myth of their Selkie folklore inspired circus-theater production, based on Sealskin, Soulskin by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Read the SF Chronicle’s show review. We’ll also explore Estés’ Women Who Run with the Wolves, including the loss of sense of soul as initiation, losing one’s pelt, the lonely one, the spirit child, drying out and crippling, healing the old one’s call, cutting loose, diving in, the medieval woman, surfacing, the practice of intentional solitude, our innate ecology.

https://zoom.us/j/716026467
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Dial in: 669-900-9128

Photo: Chloe Aftel

How to Use Less Plastic

Our mission includes environment justice stewardship of church buildings and grounds, with an emphasis on best environmental practices. This NPR LifeKit podcast gives some great information on how to use less plastic. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7xvpDu2typrKxOMlezdnFz?si=8Hf4RPM6Rw2uu_TKOFSxMA&dl_branch=1

Skyline Preschool Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who donated and solicited for this year’s Skyline Preschool raffle fundraiser! Monies raised go directly to financial aid for families in need and to school improvements. This year’s winners are:
  • Paella Party – The Langs
  • Museum Vouchers – Jean K.
  • Month of Ballet – Rosie S.
  • Date Night – The Gaskells
  • Cabo trip – Melinda K.

July 9 Newsletter

Annual meeting & picnic, Passionflower Duo concert, General Synod + more!

 

Passionflower Duo Concerts July 9 & 31

Our Music Director, Gabrielle Lochard, and pianist Jonathan Liu are a dynamic duo, specializing in the classical art song repertoire. Singing and playing together for the first time since 2019, they will perform songs about life and love, in French and English, by Moore, Hailstork, Faure, Debussy, and Hahn. $15 suggested donation at the door. While the vocalist will not be masked, the audience, limited to roughly 50 per performance, must be masked and socially distanced.

Friday, July 9 at 7pm and Saturday, July 31 at 7pm
Skyline Community Church, 12540 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

RESERVE SEATS

July 3 Newsletter

Independence Day, a live vocal & piano concert, July birthdays and more! https://mailchi.mp/skylineucc/e-5552792?e=2d47b4f1c0

“Tell It in the Light” 6/20 Worship

Scripture and sermon from our worship service commemorating Juneteenth
 
Matthew 10: 34-39 (NRSV)
Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law – 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. 37 Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

June 25 Newsletter

A Fond Farewell, Annual Meetings, Outdoor Theater & more!