You are invited to in-person worship on this special COPA Sunday, October 9 at 10 am. *Masks are optional. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
You can now worship live on ZOOM by clicking the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9658816441 or Meeting ID: 965 881 6441
Season of Ordinary Time ~ Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10 am
This Sunday is In-Person Lego Sunday!
First, children will be in worship. Following the Special Music,
the teacher, Joan Culbertson, will lead our children to the Nursery Room.
Children’s Time: “All Things Are Possible” by Mayra Bernabe
[Mayra Bernabe is a native of Watsonville, and a longtime participant and volunteer of Watsonville FUMC since 2007. Some of her earlier involvement includes: Vacation Bible School, the Watsonville Music Program, & the handbell choir amongst others. A recipient of the Watsonville Journey to Hope scholarship, she has a BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Community Change, and a minor in Applied Computing for Social and Behavioral Sciences from San Jose State University. Prior to her role now, Mayra directed the Watsonville NETworX Program, one of the church’s outreach programs, serving low-income families.
Since 2019, Mayra has been an organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation, where she trains leaders to develop their capacity to work on issues affecting their families. Her primary organizing work is in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties (COPA-Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action), but this year also started working with leaders in the Silicon Valley who are building a new IAF organization. Through her work in COPA, she is able to continue making meaningful lasting positive changes in the Central Coast and beyond.]
Special Music: Litany by Langston Hughes Emily Sinclair, Soprano
Emily Sinclair, soprano, has performed in opera and concert across the United States, including at the Caramoor Festival, Central City Opera, and Opera Colorado. In the Bay Area, Emily has performed with the San Francisco Choral Society, West Bay Opera, and most recently as the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with Cantare Chorale in Walnut Creek. Emily received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, and holds additional degrees from Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music and Yale University.
In Santa Cruz, she conducts Fiat Musica and the Temple Beth El choir, and teaches voice and vocal repertoire at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Upcoming performances include the MAH Common Ground Festival and Santa Cruz Chamber Players.
Message: “The Power of Imagination” by Tim McManus
[Tim McManus has been an organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) since 2009. The IAF is the nation’s oldest and largest community organizing network. Tim has worked with IAF organizations in Dallas (Dallas Area Interfaith), Phoenix (Valley Interfaith Project), and since 2013 here in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties (COPA – Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action). COPA is a broad-based organization of 25 member institutions that work together on issues including safety, education, health care, housing, immigration, and economic development. In addition to Tim’s work with COPA, he is Supervisor for the IAF work in Phoenix, and is working with clergy and leaders in Fresno to build a new IAF organization. Prior to organizing, Tim taught high school for 8 years in Dallas, Dublin (Ireland), and Boston where he’s from. He has a BA in Theology from Boston College, and a Master of Education from Notre Dame.]