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Please join us as we Celebrate and Honor Mother’s this Sunday! Rev. Nancy Bacon returns to lead our worship service speaking on “Unity” from the scripture John 17:20-26. Immediately following the service, there will be a dedication of our new Church Community Garden.
Reverend Nancy Bacon is a graduate of Pacific School of Religion and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She serves part-time as co-pastor of Tehachapi Community Co
ngregational Church and part-time as the Pastor of Family Ministries at First Congregational Church of Bakersfield. She is a certified Intentional Interim Minister and also works as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.
Nancy enjoys incorporating creative expressions into worship and working with people of all ages to advocate for justice and share the love of God. Recently, she was named a Leader of the Year by Faith in Action Kern County, for 2012. Nancy also serves on the advisory board to the bay area’s interfaith Coalition of Welcoming Congregations. She has three adult children living in Buellton, CA, Ventura, CA, and Dayton, OH. Her youngest daughter, Whitney, an 8th grader in Bakersfield, loves musical theater. Her spouse, Steve, is the Dept. Chair of Psychology at CSU, Bakersfield.
The People of Faith for Justice and The SLO Ministerial Assn. will hold a Candlelight Vigil TONIGHT at 7:30 pm on the Mission steps at Mission Plaza. Join us in a community-wide vigil to acknowledge our sadness and pray for recovery
of the victims, the city of Boston, and our country.
Rabbi Norm Mendel recently retired as Rabbi of Congregation Beth David. His 45 year career has included years of service as a congregational rabbi, teaching at both Cal Poly and Cuesta, and as a Vice President of the City of Hope Medical Center. He has maintained an interest in biomedical ethics and still serves of the Board of French Hospital, Hospice Advisory Committee and The Community Foundation.
Tom Norwood -
Graduate of Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR
BA Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
MDiv Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
MSc Executive Director, All Peoples Christian Center, South Los Angeles (Watts), 1964-1976
Served in midst of Watts Riots of 1965, and worked closely with Cesar Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Owner, Norwood Bookshop, San Luis Obispo, 1976-1993
Minister, Valley Christian Church, Bakersfield, 1993-1995
Minister, SLO Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1995-2000 (now Minister Emeritus)
We have been a part of the community since 1976. I am a founding board member of The Peoples Kitchen and also served on the Board of Campfire and Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.