Everyone is invited
Guerneville Community Church BACK YARD
12060 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA
April 11, 2021 11:00 am
first church service at our church in over a year!
Please wear a mask & observe social distance guidelines.
GUERNEVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH - UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
12060 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA
PO Box 765, Guerneville, CA 95446
Pam Tinnin, Pastor 707-921-8078
PASTORAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONE AND FACEBOOK.
Beginning April 11, 2021, we will be having weekly
services at our church home on Highway 116.
Initially we will meet outdoors in the back yard and eventually back into our sanctuary. Happy Eastertide!
EASTER sunday Message
April 4, 2021
Pamela j tinnin
Pastor Pam Tinnin, Guerneville Community Church-UCC, Guerneville, California. Even though vaccinations are reaching more and more people, the pandemic restrictions are still with us. I will continue to send videos of my weekly messages. Our tiny congregation met face to face this morning at the local cemetery. We decided that 9am was early enough with all that has gone on. It was a beautiful morning, most of all, beautiful with faces we have rarely seen in person in this past year. Here is a message I video-taped yesterday for Easter morning but computer difficulties kept it from being sent. It’s a story about how resurrection is often not what we expect. New life happens in many different ways. I hope your Easter has been one of at least some joy and that sees hope rising for all of us. Namaste, Pastor Pam
Thanks to all who donate to keep our church alive.
without fundraisers and weekly offerings it is a challenge to keep up with ongoing expenses. we appreciate your support.
See Pastor Rebecca's recently posted rant on the last page.
Archives of Rebecca's rants and Pam's sermons are found on this website.
Participate in our year round fundraiser, our premium nut and candy sale. The full catalog is online at https://gcc.terrilynn.com
GCC receives 30% of the sales.
“A Vision” by Wendell Berry
If we will have the wisdom to survive,
to stand like slow-growing trees
on a ruined place, renewing, enriching it,
if we will make our seasons welcome here,
asking not too much of earth or heaven,
then a long time after we are dead
the lives our lives prepare will live
here, their houses strongly placed
upon the valley sides, fields and gardens
rich in the windows. The river will run
clear, as we never know it,
and over it, birdsong like a canopy.
On the levels of the hills will be
green meadows, stock bells in noon shade.
On the steeps where greed and ignorance cut down
the old forest, an old forest will stand,
its rich leaf-fall drifting on its roots.
The veins of forgotten springs will have opened.
Families will be singing in the fields.
In their voices they will hear a music
risen out of the ground. They will take
nothing from the ground they will not return,
whatever the grief at parting. Memory,
native to this valley, will spread over it
like a grove, and memory will grow
into legend, legend into song, song
into sacrament. The abundance of this place,
the songs of its people and its birds,
will be health and wisdom and indwelling
light. This is no paradisal dream.
Its hardship is its possibility.
Poet, essayist, farmer, and novelist Wendell Berry was born on August 5, 1934, in Newcastle, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington where he received a B.A. in English in 1956 and an M.A. in 1957. Berry is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, essays, and novels. He has taught at New York University and at the University of Kentucky. Among his honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, a Lannan Foundation Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He married Tanya Amyx in 1957; they have two children. Wendell Berry lives on a farm in Port Royal, Kentucky.