September 27, 2020
Rev. Thom Belote, preaching
Every fall, on the Sunday closest to Yom Kippur, I preach a sermon about forgiveness and atonement. Forgiveness remains one of the most challenging and difficult religious concepts: when should we forgive? When should we not forgive? How does one go about forgiving? Join us this Sunday,
as we fearlessly re-examine this ages-old topic.
MUSIC NOTES: This Sunday’s Special Music will feature Glenn Mehrbach playing two piano pieces by Ernest Bloch, a Swiss-born classical composer whose compositions drew heavily on his Jewish heritage, both with their Hebrew-inspired titles and the use of harmonies and scales found in Jewish folk music. This week’s virtual choir will also be contributing three hymns, including an uplifting Gospel-style ballad by Jason Shelton and Kendyl Gibbons.
To listen to recordings of past sermons, click here.
Laying the Foundation
Here, workers tamp down the dirt around the foundation of our new space, which will have improved disabled access and increased space for Religious Education and more!
WE LIVE OUR MISSION THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY
Building Project: Info and Photos
Parking Rental Waitlist
Monthly calendar can be viewed here.
We are a Welcoming Congregation
We are a congregation that has historically stood for the civil rights of all people, especially those affected by racism and homophobia. We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence in our congregation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends and their families. We are actively engaged in dialogue about how to be a more racially diverse, multicultural, anti-oppressive congregation.
SUNDAY PARKING (when in-person worship resumes): Please honor the parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and limited mobility at the front of the church, as well as the spaces reserved for the Auction Winners. We encourage folks to carpool and/or park offsite, if at all possible. Parking is available at The Community Church, as well as alternate parking options. Click here for a map. Please note: parking is not allowed at the Kehillah across the street.
WEEKDAY PARKING: The large lot is fully rented; please use the small lot directly in front of the church, the wooded lot along Purefoy Road, or in the lot behind the church.