You are welcome to worship with us and celebrate the life and ministry of MCC San Jose as we gather for our final worship service this Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 10 am, with a potluck lunch celebration afterward.We gather with both sadness and deep joy, knowing that although change can be hard, it can also open new doors of possibility in our lives; knowing that God’s love is not confined to a particular worship community – and will go with each of us as we seek the next steps on our journeys.
Whether we see you this Sunday or not, know that we are thankful for your connection with MCC San Jose.
Love and Blessings to each,
Rev. Rebecca Anderson
p.s. Elsewhere in this website you will find ten wonderfully welcoming greetings from pastors and spiritual directors of other faith communities. We trust that the Spirit will guide you on your journey, and that your best experiences of MCCSJ will live within you.
Join us on Sunday, January 29th after worship for our first Potluck Lunch and Congregational Meeting of the new year. MCC San Jose has been facing significant financial challenges for some time now. The Board of Directors is discussing various options for MCC San Jose. We will be discussing these options and gathering input from you who are a part of our community of faith. To move forward, we must make decisions very soon.
Your voice and views are important and caluable, so we hope you will make attending this meeting a priority.
Be sure to be with us on the 29th to participate in planning and deciding what our next steps will be. Bring a dish to share, if you can, and join in the fellowship and discussion.
Join us for the Advent and Christmas Season. Our events are as follows:
Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10 am Worship. First Sunday of Advent! HOPE Rev. Rebecca Anderson preaching.
End of the month potluck gathering after worship. Plan to stay a bit if you can, to share a meal of leftovers and participate in a thanksgiving activity.
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 10 am Worship. Second Sunday of Advent! LOVE Rev. Rebecca Anderson preaching. Church Board meets after worship.
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 10 am Worship. Third Sunday of Advent! JOY Rev. Rebecca Anderson preaching. Gift wrapping party to prepare gifts for teens with families affected by HIV/AIDS. Let’s make this wrapping party a true celebration! Bring holiday baked goods to share if you can, and come to have fun in community!
Sunday December 18, 2011, 10 am Worship. Fourth Sunday of Advent! PEACE Rev. Marjorie Pearson preaching. Special musical guests from the Rainbow Women’s Chorus!
Saturday December 24, 2011, 6:30 pm Christmas Eve Worship with Grace Baptist Church.
Sunday, December 25, 2011, 10 am Worship. Christmas Day! Rev. Rebecca Anderson preaching. An informal service of celebratory lessons and carols. Feel free to bring friends and family to this special gathering.
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Will hold its ANNUAL TRANSGENDER DAY of REMEMBRANCE Candlelight Service on Sunday,
November 20, 2011, 10:00 am at 484 E.San Fernando St. San Jose CA 95112 (Grace Baptist Church)
Join us this Sunday, October 30, 2011, 10 am Worship for our All Saint’s Day / Day of the Dead observance:
Please bring photos or mementos of loved ones past, or those who have been ‘Saints’ to us… marigold flowers for our Day of the Dead Altar are also welcome!
Reverend Rebecca will preach on The Beatitudes: Matthew 5:1-12 ; “Blessed Are…”
**Meet and eat after worship. Let’s treat one another to a celebratory Autumn Potluck to nourish our spirits and bodies.
AND, PLEASE plan to stay so we can complete the MCC SJ Timeline exercise we began in August !
We’ll review what we’ve already done and focus on moving forward through the 1990’s, and from 2000 to the present. Who are our saints of the recent past at MCCSJ? Let’s remember them in this on-going celebration of our church identity and history!
Saturday evening, October 15, the gym will be transformed into a Karaoke and Dessert Bar from 7:00 to 10:00pm! A fund raiser for the ministry of MCCSJ.
Tickets ($8, $15 for two) are on sale now for treats and a chance to sing Karaoke style. There will be a drawing (no additional charge) for items donate. You need not be present to win. (MCCSJ board members and staff, both paid and volunteer, are ineligible to win.)
Do you have items to donate? Can you donate a dessert? Please call the church—408-279-2711.
Our annual fun(d) raiser–a KARAOKE & DESSERT BAR! Get your tickets now!