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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Christian Education for Children, Youth & Adults: 9:30am

Rev. Sandhya JhaScripture: Acts 16:16-34

This Sunday’s scripture has it all: fortune tellers, an exorcism, an earthquake, and epic jail break… and ultimately, another great conversion moment. It’s a pretty exciting story, all things considered. But even more exciting is our guest preacher! Come and help me welcome Rev. Sandhya Jha, founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center. The OPC is a collective of 40 organizations creating access, equity and dignity for all in Oakland and the Bay Area. She serves as an anti-racism/anti-oppression trainer with Reconciliation Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Jha is a faith-rooted organizer with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and with the Emerging Leaders Program at the Leadership Institute at Allen Temple.

Sandhya is also the author of Room at the Table, the history of people of color in the Disciples of Christ; and Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines on the subject of race and spirituality in America. Her newest book, Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhoods, focuses on concrete ways that regular people are creating change community-by-community in an era where positive change can feel impossible.

On Sunday morning, Sandhya will lead Adult Ed, and will also preach in both services. Here’s her preview of the message:

When we hear truth tellers, how do we handle them? When we have a little power but not a lot, how does that affect our decisions? In worship, we’ll reflect on how some of Jesus’s Disciples navigated those same issues...and whether they got it right or not. - Rev. Sandhya Jha

I’m looking forward to leading worship with Sandhya…and looking forward to seeing you all there.

Rev. Erin Wathen, Senior Pastor

Also this Sunday:
Adult Education: 9:30 am in Friends Hall - more info on the ADULT EDUCATION page.

Job Opening - Part-time Youth Minister
We are hiring for the position of Youth Director (part time). Please see this LINK for the job description and email for more information.

Upcoming Events:
Women's Retreat - May 4-5: Registration forms available HERE & in the Hearth Room.
• Wise Women - May 9: MEN INVITED! Presentation and Dessert Pot Luck, more info HERE.

On-Going Events:
• Grief Group - meets the first Sunday of the month, led by Jody Gyulay, 11:45am, Room 102
• Mission & Outreach Opportunities:
check the MISSION & OUTREACH page for more information.
• SAGE (Saint Andrew Group for Ecology): Opportunities & events on the SAGE Page.
• Bible Study: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Friends Hall, 7:00-8:30 pm

Previous Sermons:
Follow this link to listen to Previous Sermons.

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