Pastor Jim and I have been talking about having a book discussion soon around Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. The author is a neurosurgeon from Boston who has done a wonderful job looking at the final chapter of our lives as an opportunity to live with grace, meaning and dignity rather than prolonging it with the increasingly extraordinary means of modern Western medicine and the protective and frequently sterile environment of institutional nursing homes. It is a message for healthcare providers and most importantly for ourselves. If you would like to co-lead this discussion or simply to participate in it, please let Jim or myself know as we want to find a time and place that works most effectively for everyone. If you have not yet read the book, we urge you to do so.
Dear KCC Members and Friends,
Looking at the calendar you'll see lots going on this month, from the fun-filled activities of the St. Patrick's Day luncheon and the WOW potluck and meeting through to the special and deeply meaningful worship services we will celebrate for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter. Each of these represents what brings us together as a community. We celebrate together, we worship together. And--behind the scenes -- interspersed throughout these 'activities' -- are the friendships, caring, and kindness that make us who we are. Kenwood Community Church. A very special place to be.
Melinda Moreaux will be featured as a guest soprano soloist on Easter Sunday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Kenwood Community Church.
Melinda earned a Master of Music degree from Holy Names University and studied at The Kodàly Institute in Hungary.
Melinda has directed numerous choral groups, musical theater, and opera productions. She has performed with the Amalfi Coast Opera Workshop in Italy. She is also a composer and a choral arranger.
Melinda is is a Sonoma Valley native and currently teaches voice and piano lessons in her Penngrove studio.
Pastor Jim Fish, Moderator Tim Dorman, and Music Director Karen Haslag welcome the community to attend.
Each year, Kenwood Community Church members gather together to review and celebrate all that the church has accomplished in the past year. This year's Annual Meeting took place on February 21, 2016 after worship services in the sanctuary. Pastor Fish gave thanks for our many blessings. Committee leaders and liaisons shared summaries of their work in 2015 and their priorities for 2016. The Board of Trustees presented their annual report below.