This Sunday is we hear the story of David taking Bathsheba for a wife after having killed her husband. 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9


Congregational conversation Thursday, 20th at 7:00

On Thursday, Andrew will lead us in an exploration of resilience in the face of trauma.

In July, FOH sponsored Andrew to participate in the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) training. This training is for leaders who deal with trauma to be more personally resilient and be prepared to help those with trauma in their history to heal and move into wholeness. 

On Thursday we will do three exercises to help us identify resilience in ourselves and our congregation, and then sit lightly with trauma in our past. This will invite us to further reflection. Andrew and Suella will be available afterward to talk if anyone needs to.  We will end with reading celebrating God’s presence with us.

Elders and pastor notes are attached.

Worship planning. If you would like to be part of the worship planning for Lent and Christmas, please let me know. And, if you want to plan worship for the Season of Epiphany (Jan 8-Feb 19), let me know.

Prayer request. Arlie and Sam received the sad news that their nephew died unexpectedly. He was 31 and died in the ER, for reasons they don’t know. He had been biking in the California desert with friends. Arlie and Sam are flying home tomorrow.

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Prayer Requests from CCS food pantry guests:

Tonyafor Sobriety
CieraPlease pray for our family; these are hard timesYes
Maryhealth and blessings for Stefany and AlexisYes
Karlafor health, well-being, and peace for my home country
Pattyfor my health and my family
Christinadeclining health
Lorilife stresses
Janetfor blessing and the money to pay our billsYes
anonymousplease pray for health and financial stability
Elsyblessing for my family
Lesleypray for my mom and my friend Carol
Sherellestability, finances, shelter, and faithYes
Irmahealth and blessing to the people who help us and to be able to solve my problems
anonymousprayers for my health
anonymousI want God to help me. My husband and I have been separated almost three months and need to get back together

 Diversity Isn’t Enough. Since we missed Ben Tapper’s Diversity Isn’t Enough webinar last Saturday, you can access the webinar here until November 4, 2022. We ask that you do not share this with others unless you have expressed permission to do so from the IMMC Office. The meditation app that Ben used is called the Chani App.
The video that Ben shared: Belonging, A Critical Piece of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Carin Taylor, TEDxSonomaCounty
The 5 Tenets of Belonging from Carin Taylor’s presentation (if you use this, please credit back to Carin Taylor).
The book used in the closing: Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
We hope and pray that this webinar was a meaningful experience for you and will continue to contribute to our work in Growing Our Intercultural Witness.

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Preview YouTube video Diversity Isn’t Enough Webinar featuring Ben Tapper

Diversity Isn’t Enough Webinar featuring Ben Tapper

Preview YouTube video Belonging, A Critical Piece of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Carin Taylor | TEDxSonomaCounty

Belonging, A Critical Piece of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Carin Taylor | TEDxSonomaCounty

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