Join us for Journey into Advent, our annual deeper exploration into our faith as we enter the Advent season of our spiritual calendar.

In a period of great anxiety and massive disruption, what is our role as communities of faith? What do we have to offer that our hurting world needs?

This year’s featured speaker will be Nicole Lamarche, a minister in the United Church of Christ and a spiritual entrepreneur. She is pastor and founder of Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community, a congregation of progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience.

Nicole is a clergy leader with PACT, a PICO affiliate and has been a part of the work to improve community and police relations with accountability and oversight as part of the Black Lives Matter Movement, and is currently involved in the Solidarity Network, supporting local community members facing deportation.

Nicole has appeared on CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s Larry King Live and has been a featured writer and speaker on matters of faith, life and politics.  As a spiritual leader, she is committed to experimentation and fresh expressions of faith community for this time.

Schedule of Events

7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 — We will gather for inspiration and visioning as we explore what it means to be an innovative church in a time such as this. (dessert & coffee will be served) Hayden Hall 
8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 — Workshop on being a provocative church, channeling righteous indignation and building a just world for all. (breakfast from 8-9 a.m. will be served in Hayden Hall) Sanctuary

Cost is $25 per person for this event. Full and partial scholarships available upon request. Or if you are able, please fund a scholarship.

For more information, call CUCC at 559.435.2690.