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Sync & Drag: Travelin’ Tunes!

Sync & Drag is back!

The theme of our annual Student Ministries lip-sync-show fundraiser is Travelin’ Tunes–songs about journeying!  Be prepared to experience some familiar music in ways you never have before!

Tickets are $10 and will be available for pre-sale and at the door.

All proceeds will benefit Student Ministries programs with 10% going to our church’s general fund.

Friday, March 8, 7pm, Sanctuary, Suggested Donation Price: $10

“The Bus” Play at The Gallo Center

Come watch a powerful play called The Bus, the story of Jordan and Ian, two boys who regularly rendezvous in a parked bus that belongs to the most powerful church in town, Golden Rule.  Caught between family, feelings, and faith, The Bus is a touching tale that swirls with suspense.

Buy your tickets at church on Sundays April, 14, 21, and 28.  Or buy them HERE or at

May 3, 2013, 8pm, Gallo Center for the Arts


Epiphany Celebration

Come and greet the Magi, burn Christmas greens in a bonfire.  Please bring soup or bread to share.

Sunday, January 6, 6 pm, Patio and Fellowship Hall.

All-church Caroling!


To celebrate the last Sunday of Advent, join us for a night of caroling!  We’ll caravan around Modesto, visiting our shut-ins, caroling all the way! We’ll end the night with some soup, fixings, and cocoa!

Meet at the Youth Building
Sunday, December 23, 2012
5:30pm – 7:45pm

Festival of Gifts!


Children/youth ages 3 – 15 are invited to create handmade gifts for people they love!

Following a simple lunch (in a surprise location), a variety of gift projects will be available as well as a gift-wrapping station.

Families need to sign their children in, leave the scene so secrets can stay secret, and pick children up promptly at 1:15.

To volunteer to offer a gift project, assist in another way,  help with set-up or clean-up, or to have your questions answered, check in after worship on 11/27 or 12/4, or call Patti Canoles or Judy Brown (call office at 522-7244 for home phone numbers).

Fellowship Hall
December 9, 2012
11:15am  – 1:15pm

Fiesta de Esperanza!


Come explore our mission statement as we enjoy good food (our first Advent Dinner!) and good company!

Youth Building
Sunday, December 2, 2012
5pm – 7:30pm

Name That Tune!


All are invited to come to NAME THAT TUNE, our annual inter-generational game show event!

Fellowship Hall
Sunday, November 18
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Become a Member of the Church!

If you’d like to join the church on Sunday, September 9, please participate in the orientation session on Sunday evening, August 26. We’ll share pizza as we share what it means to become a church member. Please let Pastor Michael know you’ll attend so we’ll have enough pizza!

Youth, Faith, & Family LGBTQ Youth Conference

Saturday, June 9, 2012
12pm – 5pm
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek

For faith leaders, educators, parents, youth leaders, and students who want to make congregations more welcoming by supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied youth!

Sessions include:

  • Harm reduction & suicide prevention
  • Youth ministry outreach
  • Support for parents
  • Youth sharing their stories
  • “Breakthrough Conversations” training

Admission includes lunch:

  • $25 – General Admission
  • Free – Youth 18 and under

Register at

Lenten Events Calendar 2012

Holy Week – April 1 to April 8

During Holy Week, we recount the final events in the life of Jesus, ending with his execution for proclaiming a radical message inviting all to live God’s dream of a Kingdom where forgiveness, compassion, and self-giving replace the ways of judgment, power, and division.


Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

Come and celebrate Jesus’ institution of a special meal to help us connect to God and each other in one Spirit, and a ritual of foot washing to help us remember Jesus’ command to love one another.  Pre-worship Taize music begins at 7pm.


Good Friday Meditation with Labyrinth – Friday, April 6, 12 pm – 3 pm

Come and use this outdoor walking meditation to enter Jesus’ spirit of self-giving during the hours in which we remember his crucifixion and death. Ecumenical Good Friday Service, noon, First United Methodist Church,                     16th and I St.


Good Friday Tenebrae Service – Friday, April 6, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

In this dramatic candle-light service that ends in darkness, we reflect on the story of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death on a cross.  Several local churches will participate with us in this service.


Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 8, 6:30 am, Lawn

This simple service led by Sandy Sample celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and resurrection in our own lives.


Easter Sunday Service – Sunday, April 8, Sanctuary

We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with joyful music and praise.