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Faith Programs for Adults

During the program year (Sept-June), we offer two ongoing programs for adults in addition to our special season learning opportunities.

“Jesus The Jew” Lunchtime Bible Study Kicks Off Wednesday, September 16 from Noon to 1 PM over Zoom.  We will look at passages in the Gospels which explore the Jewish roots of Jesus’ ministry, teachings, miracles, life, death, and resurrection.  If you’d like to join us in the Zoom meeting room, please let Pastor Darryl know, and he’ll add you to our weekly reminder email, or you can find the Zoom login information in each week’s Prayers and Announcements.

As always, our study is a very open-minded and inclusive that honors traditional as well as outside-the-box interpretations!   If you’d like to join the Bible Study, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Darryl at darryl@kensingtonucc.com.

 

Theology on Tap returns on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM.   The first Theology on Tap of the new program year will be held on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.  This month, we will be watching Episode 7 from the excellent YouTube podcast, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, entitled, “Race vs Religion.”

Each episode of the podcast are not very long, so you are encouraged to watch multiple episodes though we will focus most of our conversation on Episode 7.

The Zoom links to join Theology on Tap will be published in the Weekly Prayers and Announcements the Friday before Theology on Tap meets.  Please join us for this fun, evocative, inspiring, and faithful conversation on this all too real and important topic.

 

Spirit’s Haven Contemplative Service

 

On the first Sunday evening of each month at 7 PM over Zoom, you are invited to a time of tranquility, a time of listening to the still small Voice, a time of growing closer in relationship to the Holy, a time of being still. Each evening will include a spiritual reading or two followed by a time of silence for contemplation.

The next Spirit’s Haven Contemplation will be on October 4th at 7:00 PM. Led by Paula Elizabeth, KCC’s former interim pastor; we are excited that she and her husband Rev. Ross Putnam recently became members of KCC! Paula is an ordained minister, a spiritual director, a coach for clergy, congregations and leaders, and a counselor. She has been leading contemplative services for many years as well as offering other contemplative practices.

The Zoom links to join Spirit’s Haven Contemplative Service will be published in the Weekly Prayers and Announcements the Friday before Spirit’s Haven Contemplative Service meets.

 

 

New Grief Support Group is forming at KCC

In these tough times, a safe space among friends to grieve and mourn our losses are even more vital than usual. KCC is offering such a place for our members and friends to gather virtually to name our loss and be supported on our journey. Loss comes in varied ways and this group is open to all who have experienced loss and desire to be in a supportive loving community.

The first meeting of our Grief Support Group will be on Thursday evening, October 15, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM over Zoom. The Grief Support Group will meet for Six (6) Weeks, and we ask that folks make a commitment to attend all six sessions.
For more information, please contact Bill Ehlers (bnsehlers@cox.net or 619-466-2637).

 

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Come Join the Choir! No Prerequisites Required!

 

You are invited to come lift up your voice and/or other musical talents in song with our Chancel Choir on Sunday mornings. Find out more about the choir and the many benefits of singing from Worship Leader, Kay-Marie Moreno and Choir Director/Accompanist, David McBean.

Let Us Know:

Are we performing music you want to hear? Do you miss hearing or singing a particular hymn or song? Let us know and send in your requests to Kay-Marie Moreno (kmoreno03@yahoo.com) and we’ll see where we can plug them into the services. We are always looking for ideas and welcome yours.

 

Women’s Spirituality Group Meets Virtually on September 1, at 10 AM

 

We’ll meet next on Tuesday, September 1 (on Zoom) at 10 AM.

We’ll continue reading Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited. This month we’ll read the chapter titled,  Deception.  Zoom link to come soon.

Questions? Call Sharon Young 619-675-9592.

Church Library

Our church maintains both an adult and children’s library from which you can withdraw books on Sundays or during the week when the church office is open. We offer a large selection of large print books as well as many new best sellers. Check out our recent library additions.

Here is a full listing of our library offerings: Listing by Titles. Listing by Authors.

Read about the history of the Ruth Cole library.

Puzzle Exchange at KCC

Do you like to do jigsaw puzzles? Do you ponder what to do with a puzzle when you finish? We have started a puzzle exchange in the KCC Adult Library where you bring one in and trade it for another that you have not done.  We have 500 -750 piece for that same range and 1000-1500 piece for that same range. If a piece is missing, just note it on the box.

 

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