751 Alameda de
las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 593-4547
E-mail: belmontucc
@comcast.net

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Regular worship services are each Sunday
at 10:30 a.m.

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Micah 6:8 Church

And what does the Lord require of you,

But to do justice, and to

love kindness

and to walk humbly with

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July 2014 Liturgy
Themes and Scriptures

July 6 — Communion and Celebrating the History of the UCC; Ephesians 4: 4-6, 11-16.

July 13 — Exploring how we prepare the soil of our souls: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23, Parable of the Sower.

July 20 — God knows us and loves
us, for it is God who made us;

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, Deuteronomy
30: 15-20.

July 27 — Prayers of Petition and
Intercession;
Romans 8: 26- 28,
Matthew 7:7-11.

Click HERE to see a YouTube video of the Children's Choir singing "Someday" by Alan Menken during the Children's Sabbath celebration Oct. 17.

 

 

 

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Rev Kristi's Guadalupe
Experience in March

Click HERE to view a pdf of Rev. Kristi's journal and photos of their experiences in Mexico.

 

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Are you in the job market or have one to offer?

CCB is participating in the Career Actions Ministry of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. CCB member Kris Morgan, a professional in matching job seekers and jobs, is a board member of CAM

If you are looking for a job or have a job of any sort to offer, please go to CAM and list it.

UCC Called a "Progressive Pacesetter"

Prop 8

The magazine Christian Century looks at the denomination's liberal credentials. Read the full story here.

         

Rummage Sale takes over CCB
Aug. 8 and 9

Every nook and cranny of the Congregational Church of Belmont will be filled with treasures in our annual multi-story Rummage Sale Aug. 8 and 9.

The event will begin with a paid pre-sale from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday when guests will pay $10 and receive a coupon for a $5 discount on any purchase. The main sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with a $2 bag sale from 3-4 p.m.

Chocolate Fest

The sale will include books, furniture, antiques, kitchenware, art, linens, electronics, jewelry, clothing for men, women and children, sporting goods, tools, shoes and purses and holiday items.

We will accept tax deductible donations through Aug. 6. Contact the church office to arrange for drop off.

The sale benefits the social action and outreach programs of the church (including Samaritan House, Second Harvest and Home & Hope), maintenance of our historic building and special projects.

Contact Irene Hall if you'd like to help with Rummage Sale.

Welcome to Our Little Church

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We invite you to come worship with us and see how we do church. You'll find a pastor who doesn't stay put in the pulpit, but likes to preach from the aisle.

You'll find people who love to sing and do so with gusto, accompanied by guitar or piano, or a pipe organ built and tended by a member of our congregation. You'll find a special time for children that includes a ringing of bells, so we can listen to God in the silence that follows. You'll find flowers and beauty in our historic building.

In our church, you will find ideas to stimulate your thinking and surprising new understandings that can come from reaching deep into the history and mystery of the scriptures.

We are an Open and Affirming Congregaton of the United Church of Christ. For information on the United Church of Christ, click the links below.

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News & Events

United Church of Christ files landmark lawsuit in North Carolina to protect First Amendment rights of clergy

Today, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit against Officials in the State of North Carolina, arguing that the state's marriage laws violate the First Amendment rights of clergy and the principle of "free exercise of religion."

In what is believed to the first-ever lawsuit by a national Christian denomination challenging a state's marriage laws, the United Church of Christ hosted a press conference this morning at one of its local North Carolina churches shortly after filing the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C.

The State of North Carolina makes it a misdemeanor crime for clergy to officiate a marriage ceremony without determining whether the couple involved has a valid marriage license from the State. For those United Church of Christ clergy interested in conducting a religious marriage ceremony for same-gender couples, these clergy could be subjected to up to 120 days of jail and/or probation and community service if found guilty, since North Carolina marriage laws define and regulate marriage as being between only a man and a woman. As lead plaintiff in this lawsuit, the United Church of Christ asserts that these laws are unconstitutional and violate a minister's First Amendment rights.

Amendment One and other marriage laws in North Carolina are the only laws in the country that not only limit a domestic legal union to a covenant between a man and woman, but also make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a minister to perform a marriage ceremony for a couple that hasn't obtained a license. The UCC believes that this prohibition and penalties also apply to a minister performing a religious ceremony not intended to result in a legal marriage.

This limitation on rights of ministers and others is in conflict with the UCC General Synod's "Equal Marriage Rights for All" resolution adopted in 2005. This resolution affirms "equal marriage rights for couples regardless of gender and declares that government should not interfere with couples regardless of gender who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitment of legally recognized marriage."

Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter and United Church News for continuing coverage. And click here to view a message from the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

If you would like to make a donation to support the prosecution of this lawsuit, please send your check (with NC Lawsuit) in the memo field to CCB, 751 Alameda de las Pulgas. Belmont CA 94002.

Shop and Make a Painless Donation
to CCB at the Same Time

Do you shop online?

If the answer's yes, you have an opportunity to send a portion of your purchase price (4 percent or more) back to CCB as a rebate and a donation to our general fund.
Here's how it works. Go to the Amazon.com button or the eScrip Online Mall button on the left of this page. Click on the Amazon button and it will take you to the Amazon website. Just shop as you always would. Because you entered the Amazon site from the CCB webpage, the rebate will come back to the church. You don't have to do a thing differently.

For the eScrip Online Mall, click on the button and, when you get the to eScrip website, click on SHOP NOW. It will take you to a page where you can link to Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Best Buy, iTunes, and dozens of other retailers. When you make your purchase, use the credit card that's been registered for eScrip. (And if you haven't registered your cards, email Danielle for help in doing that.)

That's all there is to it. It's truly painless and it's not asking you to do a thing you wouldn't ordinarily do when you shop. Those 4 percents add up, and it's nothing additional out of your wallet.

But if you'd like to send a chocolate gift, remember to go to the websites of our Chocolate Fest vendors. CCB doesn't get a rebate but we do benefit our Chocolate Fest vendors whom we really want to succeed.
Thank you!

No Longer Strangers

The Rev. Wendy J. Taylor, former pastor of CCB, has written a book about Puente de la Sur, her ministry to the immigrant men who work the fields on the San Mateo County coast. To order No Longer Strangers from Amazon.com, click on the image below.

                 
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Language of God

The Language of God from United Church of Christ on Vimeo.