Midweek Message


Carolyn Matthews

May 2, 2024

Appreciate the sweet moments of life.




The children’s story this week, in recognition of the beginning of Asian American, Native Hawai’ian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month,  will be from the book, Love in the Library, written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrated by Yas Imamura. It is the story of how the author’s maternal grandparents met in a Japanese incarceration camp during World War II, Minidoka specifically. Hallie Randel-Schreiber gifted the church with a copy signed by the author.  In the author’s note at the end of the book, Ms. Tokuda Hall talks about racism in America. At one point she was asked to eliminate references to racism, and she refused. To read more about this and to find out more about the author, click here to read the story and interview with the author.



Vacation Bible Camp

July 15-19

8:30 am – 12 noon; extended session available

VBC In Person Training: Sunday, May 19, 2:30 pm


Our first in person training session will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 2:30 pm. Help is needed during the week of camp and before camp begins. Even if you cannot be with us all week, we would appreciate your help any time you are available during the week.


The theme for the week is “Scuba: Diving into Friendship with God.” For a glimpse into the week, click here to find out about one of the bible buddies, Tad, a frogfish . The theme song can be seen and heard here.

Click here to register your child(ren) and/or to sign up as a volunteer.


All Church Family Retreat at Redwood Glen

August 2-4


The dates for the all church family retreat are August 2-4, at Redwood Glen. The leader for adults will be Rev. Paul Schneider, Executive Associate Minister of Operations and Administration. Some of us had an opportunity to meet Rev. Paul last year and recently, as he continued our training in consensus decision making.  Consider joining with our church family and friends for a time of renewal in the beautiful surroundings of Redwood Glen.

Click here to register



Saturday, May 4 (ZOOM)

10:00 AM – Time for Prayer (ZOOM)


Sunday, May 5

8:45 AM – Department of Christian Education (ZOOM and library)

10:00 AM – Worship (in person, ZOOM, livestream)

11:45 AM – Adult Bible Study (ZOOM and library)


Tuesday, May 7 (ZOOM)

6:00 PM –  Bible Study


Wednesday, May 8

10:30 AM –  Prayer and Bible Study (ZOOM)


Thursday, May 9

6:00 PM – LABC Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal


Special Announcement

Handbell Ringer Needed (see Pastor Carolyn)