February 13, 2013
You are invited to join us for a simple service of prayer and the imposition of the ashes as we begin the season of Lent. Psalm 51 reads: ”Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” As we receive the ashes, we open our hearts to be fashioned anew. It is a privilege and a joy to walk the path toward Easter together, as we listen together for the still-speaking God in our midst.
Listen to the long stillness: New life is stirring New dreams are on the wing New hopes are being readied: Humankind is fashioning a new heart Humankind is forging a new mind God is at work. This is the season of Promise. (Howard Thurman)
Please join us for the first in our
series of speakers
who can help us learn about new areas of need
and explore potential partnerships.
a simple Meal,
and a Conversation
with Council Member, Barbara Pierce
160 Birch Street, Redwood City
Celebrate with us
Casa de Redwood
1280 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City
Stay and enjoy fellowship and snacks after Worship
We Welcomed the Holiday Season
With Fun & Fellowship
Casa de Redwood
Twenty three of us from FCC and seventeen Casa residents combined our voices to sing Christmas Carols last Sunday. We were treated to special music by Annette Howitt and Carol Chivers and by Jessica McDermott who led us in a special rendition of Rudolph as she “signed” the song for us. Then we all gathered for punch and cookies and conversation.
Please join us this Sunday
We will combine informal worship with our business meeting while nibbling on finger foods.
Please bring a plate of appetizers or cookies to share.
(Anything sweet or savory that doesn’t require a spoon or fork.
For example – cubes of cheese, crackers, brownies, deviled eggs, cookies, olives, etc.)
The Church Council will provide beverages.
Please note that, while only members of FCC are
entitled to vote on business items, everyone is
welcome to attend and to participate.
Please Join Us
You are invited to join with other members and friends as we resume
our informal weekly worship gatherings.
We will share readings, pray and sing together, and share communion,
as we come together to grow
as a more compassionate and loving community of faith.
We will meet each Sunday at 4:00 p.m.,
but this first Sunday will be a special celebration!
We will gather afterwards for a simple supper –
food and friendship for all!
Supper is provided, and all are welcome.
Please contact the Church Office (info@FirstChurchRWC.org or
650-369-0344) if you have questions.
Friday, March 25th - 7pm to 9pm
Saturday, March 26th - 10am to 3:30pm
atLADERA UCC, Portola Valley (3300 Alpine Road)
Members and friends of FCC Redwood City will meet to pray and listen and discuss God’s call for this church. We will be led by Ron Buford, of the national UCC, and Kim Smith-Nilsson, our Chaplain. Join us as we review and build on some of the discernment work done in our most recent past and seek to discern our next best steps as a congregation.
Dessert will be offered on Friday evening and lunch will be provided on Saturday (as well as snacks throughout the day). Please call the Church Office (650-369-0344) or write to Kathie at email@example.com to let us know you will attend so we can plan ahead for food. We are asking that people attend both sessions of the retreat since we will be building on our work together throughout the two days. All adult members and friends are invited (including High School Youth.)
What a gift to have this time together -
We hope to see you there!
Questions? Contact the Church Office (650-369-0344) or write Kim at
Need a ride or want to carpool?
Call the Church Office at 650-369-0344 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.