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We've revised our news and events section! The Calendar now features the regular online calendar listing. This page will offer special events and news articles.

National Vigil For Gun Violence Victims

Women’s Relationship Support Group
Do you know someone who is separating, divorcing or has recently divorced? A support group is forming which will provide women a safe and confidential place to share feelings and experiences during this often turbulent time of transition. The group will be held on Monday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 p.m. beginning November 17. The women’s support group is sponsored by Grace Pastoral Counseling of San Mateo and will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Janet Bower, pastoral counselor at CCSM. Group size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information about the group, contact Janet at janetbower@att.net or 650-483-2136.

Advent Unplugged: Meditation every Monday, 12:30 p.m.
Come join Penny and others for a silent meditation for 45 minutes each Monday in the Fireplace Room. All welcome.

Let's Talk: "Office Hours" with Jerri on Tuesdays, 11-1
Peet's Coffee and Tea, 3rd Ave. and B St. in San Mateo
Come to an informal time to meet and talk with Jerri any Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No appointment necessary, just show up and Jerri will be happy to talk with you.

Sisters in Spirit (SIS) – Please join us!
Our group consists of women from all walks of life joining in community as we explore and discover what it means to lead a “spiritual” life. We primarily do this through book reading, discussion and meditation, but this fall we will be looking at new ways to continue along this path, perhaps adding in field trips to various houses of worship, rotating facilitation of our group, and more.
Sisters in Spirit meets 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, and 12/7. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. Contact Rebecca at: (650) 483-0756 or email: rebrue@earthlink.net for more information.

Wise and Wonderful Seniors
DECEMBER—Saturday 12/6, 7pm: All church adult Christmas party and MSJ fundraiser
Wednesday 12/10, 10:30 a.m.: Senior Tea
Sunday 12/14 after worship: Pick-a-poinsettia for delivery
Sunday 12/21 after worship: All church Caroling—come share in the fun!

Christmas Party – December 13
We’re changing things up a bit for the annual Christmas party this year. We wanted to be sure and include the youth and families, so things will be a little more active this time! The party will take place somewhat earlier (5pm or so) will still include dinner, but here’s the new part – we’re presenting a “talent show”, and we’d like to include different groups in the church, such as the BOB’s, the bikers, maybe the quilters, families….and of course, the masters of all talent shows….the choir!
So, put your thinking caps on, and come up with a Christmas-themed song or skit – the sillier the better.
If this sounds intriguing, please contact Deb Flaherty: Flaherty.dwr@gmail.com.

Fall Meditation Schedule
The meditation group meets in the church library, 2nd floor, next to the choir room, 12:00-12:30 on the following Sundays: 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14. For further info; Bob Jarmusz, (650) 574-7372 or bobjarmusz@gmail.com

Dates to Remember In December
December 6—Healing the World: An Evening with Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service
December 7—Christmas Concert
December 11—Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence
December 13—Christmas Party and Silent Auction
December 14—Children’s pageant
December 21—Caroling after church

Bring It On!
Did you procrastinate and not get your spring cleaning done? If so, plan a fall “blow out”! Blow out your garage, closets and attic, get rid of anything you don’t need or love, and drop those items off on the Kloss Hall stage. The rummage sale isn’t until March 13 and 14, but you can “bring it on” now so volunteers can start turning your donations into funds for justice projects around the world.



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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take
but by the moments that take our breath away.

bird landing

Sunday, November 30
Sacred Moments of Listening

We will hear stories from CCSM people who went on the Encuentro trip and share communion as Advent begins. Penny presiding. Carlos Correra guest.

Sunday, December 7
Sacred Moments of Music

Gloria! Christmas Concert by Chancel Choir

Sunday, December 14
Sacred Moments of Innocence

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 21
Sacred Moments of Surprise

Expect the Unexpected – Penny preaching. Caroling following service.

Wednesday, December 24
Sacred Moments of Keeping Watch
Staying awake to experience the coming of the Christ in our midst
5 pm: Family service
7 pm: Posada
11 pm: Candlelight service

Sunday, December 28
Sacred Moments of Wisdom

CCSM College Students return and share their faith journeys with us

Sneak Peek Epiphany
Testify to Love

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.
—Cornel West