Resources on Racism

After an eye-opening discussion during our Listening Circle on Race and Privilege hosted by Stelli Munnis, a variety of resources have been shared in a flurry of emails amongst those who participated. This is a round-up of those resources.

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No In-Person Worship March 15

Sunday Morning Service Update for March 15, 2020 There will not be an in-person worship service this Sunday! New health directives have been sent out late Saturday afternoon by the San Mateo Health Department that will prevent us from having an in-person service Sunday morning. Church leaders and Pastor Jeff...

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An Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Ladera Community Church and the COVID 19 Virus Recent updates from local county health departments have recommended that people 60 and older avoid gatherings. Our church members even more advanced in age face significant risks and we want to make sure we take appropriate measures as a community. We anticipate...

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SSP 2019 – Day 5

Here we are again! Another morning at SSP. Yesterday was a fantastic day with lots of good work and lots of good rest. We spent the morning at Collier Memorial State Park where we split into several groups and worked on a few different projects: painting a picnic structure, watering...

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SSP 2019 – Day 4

Good morning! Sue and I are sitting together enjoying a hot cuppa joe before the chaos of the day begins. Yesterday we saw more progress on everyone’s projects. Jenna and Holly are on the same team working on a set of stairs. Yesterday we poured the concrete pad for the...

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SSP 2019 – Day 3

Yesterday was our first day on the worksites. We’ve got a variety of projects going amongst 7 different work teams – a few groups building stairs, roofing a shed, clearing brush, finishing a ramp, sprucing up a new food pantry, and repairing a fence. Peanut butter and jelly all around...

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SSP 2019 – Days 1 & 2

Good Morning from Chiloquin, Oregon! We left Menlo Park on Saturday morning with three of our four team members (the fourth we met on the road). Our first day on the road was pretty uneventful as we drove up to Redding for an overnight stay. That is where we met...

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From the Moderator: Our True Nature

On a beautiful day in October 1995 my kids and I walked up to Coit Tower, and San Francisco’s marauding parrots flew in, shrieking and squawking.  It was thrilling and today the three of us remember everything about it. For many years a fellow named Mark Bittner had been feeding...

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