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Theology on Tap: The Theology of Friendship
Nov
22
4:45 PM16:45

Theology on Tap: The Theology of Friendship

Join Rev. Nate every fourth Friday at The Junket, 235 El Cerrito Plaza, right near Trader Joe’s from 4:45-6:00 pm. Over a beer or soda, we'll talk about a topic related to current events, pop culture, or the life of faith.

This month's topic: The Theology of Friendship. We talk about some jobs in terms of “callings.” We recognize romantic commitments with religious liturgies. We attend baptisms for children. And yet, over the course of a lifetime, friendships can be the most important relationships we have, the most important work we do. In what specific way is God present in the act of friendship? We’ll share our own experiences and learn a bit from a few spiritual writers who have taken on this topic.

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Film Screening: Dirt Rich
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Dirt Rich

Join us for a FREE screening of the award-winning film Dirt Rich, by local director Marcelina Cravat. Marcelina trained at the Art Center College of Design and at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute and founded Passelande Pictures LLC in 2011. Her first film Angel Azul traveled to over 50 festivals and won 13 awards.

 Through a beautiful exploration of geotherapy strategies, Dirt Rich inspires the viewer to discover that through the return of carbon to the soil we restore hope for humanity.

 Dirt Rich takes the viewer on a journey through a multiplicity of carbon draw down strategies that focus on natural solutions that simultaneously address the revitalization of soil and stabilization of atmospheric carbon levels. Currently the planets soils are desperately depleted as the microbial life within them has been greatly destroyed. Scientists are predicting that on the current trajectory there is only enough good soil to support 64 more harvests. This film couldn’t be more timely. Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection and the restoration of carbon rich wetlands, Dirt Rich educates and inspires viewers to contemplate how our choices matter, and how everything on this planet connects.

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Inquirers Class
Dec
8
11:30 AM11:30

Inquirers Class

Are you interested in learning more about what it means to join Arlington Community Church? Are you curious about our congregation’s history, and the history of our denomination, the United Church of Christ? Are you interested in sharing a little of your faith journey, and hearing about the journey of others? Rev. Nate will be offering an hour-long Inquirers Class after church on December 8. Please contact him (revnateklug@gmail.com) to sign up.

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Congregational Meeting- Nominating Committee
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Congregational Meeting- Nominating Committee

Our ACC Bylaws require us to hold a Congregational Meeting for the purpose of forming a Nominating Committee for next year’s Council Officers. This notice is to inform you that the meeting will occur right after worship on the 10th of November.  The Committee needs to include the current Vice Moderator, and two more members of the Congregation. Some of you may recall that a meeting for this purpose can last for as little as 5 minutes if a couple of people step forward to serve on the committee Once we know who the volunteers are, all we need is a vote of the Congregation. Please save the date: November 10th immediately following worship. We look forward to seeing you there,    

Nina Harmon, Moderator and Linda Young, Vice Moderator

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Morning Worship
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Worship

We welcome all people to worship and pray (10 am, Sundays), and be with us on our journeys of faith formation; join us as we experience the Divine One through Creation, Creatures, and Creativity in our world and worship.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon: “Getting a Different Answer”

Scripture: Job 19:23-27, Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

Pastor: Rev. Nate Klug

Music Director:  Shanti Moorjani

Accompanist/Ensemble Coordinator: Tim K. Murphy

Moment for Mission: Concha Delgado

Scripture Reader:  Lauren Renée Hotchkiss

ACC Worship Host: Nina Dodonova

Greeter:  Faith Abel

Guest Musician: Katherine Hobbs, soprano

Moderator: Nina Harmon

No matter who you are–what race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or mental or physical status or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

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First Thursday Community Potluck: “A Parting Gift: Providing for your Heirs”
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Thursday Community Potluck: “A Parting Gift: Providing for your Heirs”

First Thursday Community Potluck:

“A Parting Gift: Providing for your Heirs”

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Social Hour at 6 pm, Dinner at 6:30, Program starts around 7.

"A Parting Gift: Providing for your Heirs.” Reece Halpern, of the Halpern Law Office in Albany, will walk us through the estate planning process and also provide some self-help steps you can take. Reece will speak for about 30 minutes, then take questions from the audience. Come to learn and share your wisdom!

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Global Warming Demystified: A lecture and discussion with Jeffrey Bennett
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Global Warming Demystified: A lecture and discussion with Jeffrey Bennett

Person of the Planet Presents: Global Warming Demystified:

A lecture and discussion with Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist and the author of many books, including the acclaimed “A Global Warming Primer.”

In his time with us, Jeffrey will tackle some of the toughest issues surrounding global warming. He will show us how we can (and must) move beyond political partisanship, and he will frame global warming as a problem we can solve, leading to a better future for everyone.

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Morning Worship- All Saints Sunday
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Worship- All Saints Sunday

We welcome all people to worship and pray (10 am, Sundays), and be with us on our journeys of faith formation; join us as we experience the Divine One through Creation, Creatures, and Creativity in our world and worship.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Sunday

Stewardship Sunday

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Sermon: “A Saint’s Life”

Scripture: Ephesians 1:11-23, Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

Pastor: Rev. Nate Klug

Music Director:  Shanti Moorjani

Accompanist/Ensemble Coordinator: Tim K. Murphy

Moment for the Community: David Hertzer

Scripture Reader:  Dawn Canada

ACC Worship Host: Nina Dodonova

Greeter:  Glenna Seely

Guest Musicians: Bob Epstein, pianist & Susan Russell, soloist

Moderator: Nina Harmon

No matter who you are–what race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or mental or physical status or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

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Barefoot Chamber Concert Presents: Sorrowful Mystery Sonatas
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Barefoot Chamber Concert Presents: Sorrowful Mystery Sonatas

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Barefoot Chamber Concerts (“an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality” – San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events.

David Wilson, the Bay Area’s primo Biber Wizard, brings us the second part of his series of H. I. F. Biber’s extraordinary “Rosary Sonatas” (aka “Mystery Sonatas”; the title page is missing, so nobody knows what Biber meant to call them, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of musicologists spending a lot of time learnedly speculating about it). This time it’s the “Sorrowful Mysteries”, as Biber called them. David has assembled an all-star continuo cast (Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord) each bringing their own virtuosic abilities to the party.

Biber was way ahead of Joni Mitchell in inventing radical new tunings, and although he didn’t invent as many as Ms. Mitchell, he did also invent radically new violin techniques, which apparently only he could play (that was then; David has caught up with him, clearly). Prepare to be amazed.

David Wilson, Violin

Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, Cello

Katherine Heater, Harpsichord

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Book Discussion Group
Oct
27
11:30 AM11:30

Book Discussion Group

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the Book Discussion Group, last Sunday of the next 3 months, 11:30 - 12:30 in the Fireside room.

The three dates are:

August 25th (Chapter 1),

September 29 (Chapter 2),

October 27 (Chapter 3, 4, 5)

Our book, A Global Warming Primer, gives an elegant and clear explanation about the scientific reasons for global warming (lots of colorful visuals). Jeffrey Bennett, the author is an astrophysicist, former NASA scientist and prominent lecturer. He is the author of many books for curious adults, textbooks for colleges and for children; one book, "The Wizard Who Saved the World" was chosen to be read at the International Space Station.

Jeffrey Bennett will be a Person of the Planet guest speaker on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00pm. We are excited that Mr. Bennett made time for us on his short visit to the Bay area. Mark you calendars. We will be ready . The book is available through Amazon.

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Morning Worship- Reformation Sunday
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Worship- Reformation Sunday

We welcome all people to worship and pray (10 am, Sundays), and be with us on our journeys of faith formation; join us as we experience the Divine One through Creation, Creatures, and Creativity in our world and worship.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Reformation Sunday

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon: “Radical Reliance”

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 & Ephesians 2:8 Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

Pastor: Rev. Nate Klug

Music Director:  Shanti Moorjani

Accompanist/Ensemble Coordinator: Tim K. Murphy

Moment for Stewardship: Ruth Robinson

Scripture Reader:  Ken Barnes

ACC Worship Host: Nick Crump

Greeters:  Jim & Vi Gallardo

Moderator: Nina Harmon

No matter who you are–what race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or mental or physical status or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

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Memoir Group- A Fork in the Road
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Memoir Group- A Fork in the Road

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Monthly Memoir Group led by Ruth Robinson in the Fireside Room.

Yogi Berra said: “when you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  Malapropism aside, I think we’ve all come to metaphorical roads with detours and taken one, not the other.  What happened on your journey?  Might you write about it and share with the memoir group on October 21st?

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Second Hour Discussion: Poets Examining their Faith
Oct
20
11:30 AM11:30

Second Hour Discussion: Poets Examining their Faith

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Second Hour Discussion: Poets Examining their Faith

Emily Dickinson said, “We both believe, and disbelieve, a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble.” We’ll look at a few poems (by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Bishop, and others) which exemplify this kind of “nimble believing,” and we’ll compare them to moments in our own spiritual lives. No poetry background required! Brought to you by the Faith Formation team.

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Morning Worship
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Worship

We welcome all people to worship and pray (10 am, Sundays), and be with us on our journeys of faith formation; join us as we experience the Divine One through Creation, Creatures, and Creativity in our world and worship.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon: “Living As If”

Scripture: Luke 18: 1-8

Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

Pastor: Rev. Nate Klug

Music Director:  Shanti Moorjani

Accompanist/Ensemble Coordinator: Tim K. Murphy

ACC Ensemble: Kelly Back, guitar, Rich Mayers, percussion, Joe Pratt, clarinet, sax & bass

Moment for Stewardship: Barry Cammer

Scripture Reader:  Faith Abel

ACC Worship Hosts: Eleanor & Nick Crump

Greeter:  Dawn Canada

Moderator: Nina Harmon

No matter who you are–what race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or mental or physical status or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

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Kensington Paper Shredding Event
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Kensington Paper Shredding Event

The Kensington Fire Protection District will be holding its semi-annual shredding event Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

This free event is for Kensington residents. The event will take place at the north end of the library/community center parking lot. It is not necessary to remove staples/clips, etc. from your papers. Shredding is done on site and all shredded papers are recycled by returning them to a paper mill.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact KFPD at (510) 215-4450.

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Parade, Picnic, and Animal Blessing
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Parade, Picnic, and Animal Blessing

Parade, Picnic, and Animal Blessing

Sun., Oct. 13, 12 pm – 3 pm

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The BIG DAY is almost here…Bring your pets, kids, and grandkids!

11:30 AM. Parade assembles at Arlington & Amherst Aves (ACE parking lot).

12 PM. Parade starts with this year’s Grand Marshal, Rev. Nate. People and their pets are invited to join the parade in costume!

1:00 PM. Blessing of the Animals, on the Kensington Park Big Lawn.

LIVE MUSIC with Fred Korematsu Middle School Jazz Band.

Hotdog and sausage lunches for sale.

1:30 PM. Richmond Police Force K9 Unit demonstration.

2:00 PM. Coloring Contest sponsored by Mechanics Bank.

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Morning Worship- World Communion Sunday
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Worship- World Communion Sunday

We welcome all people to worship and pray (10 am, Sundays), and be with us on our journeys of faith formation; join us as we experience the Divine One through Creation, Creatures, and Creativity in our world and worship.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

World Communion Sunday

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon: “Daily Growth & World-Shaking Hope”

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 & Luke 17:5-6, Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

Pastor: Rev. Nate Klug

Music Director:  Shanti Moorjani

Accompanist/Ensemble Coordinator: Tim K. Murphy

Moment for Mission: Dudley Thompson

Scripture Reader:  Linda Jones

ACC Worship Host: Eleanor & Nick Crump

Greeter:  Glenna Seely

Guest Musician: Susan Russell, soprano

Moderator: Nina Harmon

No matter who you are–what race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or mental or physical status or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

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First Thursday Community Potluck: Islam and Christianity
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Thursday Community Potluck: Islam and Christianity

Social Hour at 6 pm, Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Program starts around 7:00 p.m.

 “A Common Word Between Christians and Muslims”

Our speaker will be Fatih Ferdi Ates, Director of the (BAYCC)/Pacifica Institute in Northern California. Fatih will speak on the common roots of Christianity and Islam, and our joint call to work for good in the world. From Pacifica Institute’s website: “Pacifica Institute’s mission is to develop social capital—the creation and extension of positive connections within and between disparate social networks to achieve mutual understanding and common commitments to enriching the social good in the Western US States.”

Please bring food to share. If you are bringing a dish with pork, please label it, out of respect to the Muslim neighbors who will be joining us.

All are welcome.

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Discussion: Translations of the Psalms
Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

Discussion: Translations of the Psalms

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For the month of September, we’ve used a different Psalm each week from Robert Alter’s new translation of the Hebrew Bible. Maybe you’ve noticed some of the differences in Alter’s language. In this second-hour discussion, we’ll be joined by Cal professor Jonathan Sheehan, who will lead us through some of the provocative history of translating the Bible. We’ll also do some close reading of Alter’s choices in comparison with other translations, like the King James Version.

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Film Screening: The Shame of Point Reyes
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: The Shame of Point Reyes

The Shame of Point Reyes:

A Bay Area nature enthusiast unintentionally discovers the political power of Marin’s ranching community and the atrocities against wildlife and the environment they’ve been committing within a national seashore, all while profiting on the public’s dime. An eye-opening documentary featuring stunning footage from Point Reyes National Seashore.

The public comment period regarding the park service’s new management plan is scheduled for this summer, making this a timely film. Considering the history of mismanagement it is expected that public outrage may be the only way to save the seashore.

You can learn more about the film and filmmaker by visiting the official site by clicking here.

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Coastal Clean Up, Point Isabel, Richmond
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Clean Up, Point Isabel, Richmond

Coastal Clean Up, Point Isabel, Richmond

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Sat. Sept. 21, 9 am - 12 pm

Bring water bottle, hat, and gloves, and you’ll be provided with the rest. We’ll gather in the parking lot beforehand, so we can work together. Email leslieshanti@yahoo.com to sign up.



2019 Coastal Cleanup Day Invitation

On this international day of action, volunteers are needed to join The Watershed Project and our partners to remove massive amounts of debris that accumulate on our beaches and inland shorelines. Together, we can help protect marine habitat! Last year, nearly 72,000 volunteers removed over 800,000 pounds of debris from the beaches and creeks of California. Bring your families and friends to one of many Bay Area locations. If you have questions about which site is most appropriate, please contact The Watershed Project at coastalcleanup@thewatershedproject.org

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Morning Worship- Fall Celebration Sunday!
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Worship- Fall Celebration Sunday!

We welcome all people to worship and pray (10 am, Sundays), and be with us on our journeys of faith formation; join us as we experience the Divine One through Creation, Creatures, and Creativity in our world and worship.

Fall Celebration Sunday!

Join us as we celebrate students, teachers, and learners of all ages, and bless our new ministry teams. Ice cream social following worship.

“The Beauty of Community”

Text: 1 Peter 2:2-10, Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

Pastor: Rev. Nate Klug

Music Director:  Shanti Moorjani

Accompanist/Ensemble Coordinator: Tim K. Murphy

ACC Ensemble: Kelly Back, guitar; Richard Mayers, percussion; & Joe Pratt, clarinet, sax, and bass

Scripture Reader:  Jenny Stockford

ACC Worship Host: Dawn Canada

Greeter:  Glenna Seely

Moderator: Nina Harmon

No matter who you are–what race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or mental or physical status or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

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Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Epstein: A Carbon-Neutral Future: Strategies for a Stable Climate
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Epstein: A Carbon-Neutral Future: Strategies for a Stable Climate

A Carbon-Neutral Future: Strategies for a Stable Climate

Our best chance to minimize the effects of climate change is to be “carbon-neutral” by 2045. Since 2006, California has demonstrated how governments can encourage innovation and gradually reduce emissions without harming the economy. In collaboration with other sub-nations and nation, policies and innovations have been shared around the world. In the coming decade, additional strategies will be needed in order to both reduce emissions at a faster rate and start taking more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

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Dr. Robert Epstein

Co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Co-founder and former EVP, Sybase

Dr. Epstein presented one of the most popular discussions of the year with many attendees requesting another talk.  Person of the Planet is delighted to announce that event will take place at Arlington Community Church this month.

Robert Epstein, PhD, co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs, co-founder and former EVP, Sybase. Bob Epstein is an entrepreneur and holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in electrical engineering and computer science, specializing in distributed database systems.

He is Chairman of the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) Action Fund. Bob has been heavily involved in founding the Berkeley Food Institute that works to catalyze and support transformative change in food systems, to promote diversity, justice resilience, and health from the local to the global.

Bob's knowledge of public policy is extensive and proven with successes. Come and hear from a subject matter expert about this critical topic.

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First Thursday Community Potluck
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Thursday Community Potluck

First Thursday Community Potluck-

Creating Family Ties in the Time You Have

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Monthly potluck supper and program, always FREE and open to all that would like to join.

Mary Rothschild, a TEDx speaker and Early Childhood Consultant, will offer an interactive exploration of how to be fully present as a parent or grandparent in the midst of our culture’s distractions. Childcare will be provided.

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Mary Rothschild

Parent Educator, Early Childhood Consultant, Workshop Facilitator, Adjunct Faculty, Radio Host, TEDx Speaker

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Theology on Tap
Aug
23
4:45 PM16:45

Theology on Tap

Join Rev. Nate every fourth Friday at The Junket in El Cerrito , 235 El Cerrito Plaza, right near Trader Joes. This Month’s Topic: “It’s Complicated: Bring your own issue or question.” All summer, we’ve been exploring difficult subjects in our sermon series. What’s been sparked in your own life? You’re invited to come with a theological query or a moral conundrum for the group, or just come ready to listen!

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