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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

with information for Sunday, October 1

The 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

World Communion Sunday is the only day ALL Christendom observes/celebrates Holy Communion. A few denominations only commemorate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday in October and Maundy Thursday, which, as you know, is the night Jesus gathered with his disciples in the Upper Room before his arrest and crucifixion the next day.

World Communion Sunday offers a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, they remember that they are part of the whole body of believers. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. World Communion Sunday can be both a profound worship experience and a time for learning more about our wider community of faith.

Overall, it is a holiday which aims to increase unity among Christians around the world and also give a message of solidarity, peace and harmony. It urges all Christians to always stay united and to always support each other despite all of the doctrinal differences.

Unity, justice, and peace for all is a big vision. But what better place to recommit ourselves to this mission than at the Lord’s Table?

See you in worship!

    The Reverend Ken Feske image plus signature
    This Sunday
    "Think Global, Act Local"
    Rev. Ken Feske will preach on John 3:16

    Music by
    Jubal Joslyn, Tenor
    Cathryn Wilkinson, Piano and Organ
    Read more

    Glen Ryland

    Remembrance Gathering Announcement

    Glen was a gentleman and faithful member with a warm smile and encouraging spirit. He preferred sitting close to the pulpit and extended kindness and goodness to all. He served as a commissioned officer in the Army Air Corp in WWII. He was thrilled to be selected to serve in the Army Air Force’s first jet squadron. He loved his family (his beloved best friend left his side in 2013 after 66-years of marriage), church and country.

    Friends are invited to attend Glen’s interment service on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at El Carmelo Cemetery, 68 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove.

    Link to Glen's obituary

    Celebration of Life for

    Kathy Roth

    Saturday, September 30th, 11am


    Church in the Forest

    Kathy was a long time member and part of the Soul Sisters with CITF. She was well loved and often would Uber to CITF for Sunday Service from her home in Monterey, with Janet McDaniel.

    You can read Kathy's obituary here

    Shuman HeartHouse

    Community Human Services is happy to announce the opening of another shelter for un-housed women and families in Monterey. You will remember that Church in the Forest participated in the build-out and furnishing of the very successful Casa de Noche Buena in 2020.

    This November, Shuman HeartHouse will open at 600 East Franklin Street in Monterey. Again, CHS has provided a “Wish List” for the new shelter and its needs. Please consider ordering a gift on behalf of our church and our community.

    Flu/COVID Clinic

    Wednesday October 4th

    9:00 AM - Noon

    in the Community Room
    at the Pebble Beach Fire Station

    Everyone is welcome

    Tickets now available at!

    Tap or click to get yours now!

    Small Groups

    Women's insight on Faith

    Women's insight on Faith meets on the
    Third Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm
    at Mia Jarick's home

    Anyone interested in joining can contact Mia Jarick at

    Men's Bible Study

    The Men’s Bible Study continues the study of Isaiah with assistance from
    Professor Walter Brueggemann’s book Isaiah.
    Men’s Bible Study meets
    Thursdays at 10:30 am on Zoom only.

    For more information or zoom link contact Bob Axley.

    Coming in October

    October 1: Worldwide Communion Sunday
    October 8
    Gift of All Living Things (Blessing of the Animals) St. Francis Sunday

    October 15
    Gift of Air (Genesis 1:2; John 3:8)

    October 22
    Gift of Water (Psalm 104: 10-13)

    October 29
    Gift of Food (Lev. 26: 3-5)

    We need your help!

    Please take note of the slots available for Sunday morning volunteers.

    No experience necessary!

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