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Virtual Coffee Hour Themes

Remember “Show and Tell” in elementary school? We encourage you all to think of a little story or memory to share with your breakout group relating to the week’s theme. Perhaps you want to wear something, or you have a photo or other item to show us.

NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 1 — Saints who have influenced your life
On this All Saints’ Day, tell us about the person or people who have helped guide your life’s pathway.

Sunday, November 8 — Stressful Times
During these stressful times, what are you doing to relax and feel hopeful?

Sunday, November 15 — Welcome Autumn!
With the turn in the weather, fall is definitely upon us. Is this your favorite season? Why? Share your memories of past autumns.

Sunday, November 22 — What are you thankful for?
With Thanksgiving approaching, and as we near the end of a challenging year, what are YOU thankful for?

Sunday, November 29 — Advent
Today is the first day of Advent — a season of expectation and preparation. What are your hopes and dreams for the coming weeks?

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 4 — Fall’s Here!
Autumn has arrived. If this is your favorite season, tell us why. Or share your favorite fall memory.

Sunday, October 11 — Striving to Thrive
In these challenging times, what are you doing to stay healthy and grounded?

Sunday, October 18 — Your Journey
How did you find our church community and why did you decide to come the first time? Share your story.

Sunday, October 25 — Trick or Treat!
With shelter-in-place, celebrating Halloween may be different this year. How do you plan to spend All Hallows’ Eve?

September

Sunday, September 6 — California’s farmworkers and the pandemic
It’s Labor Day weekend; let’s talk about essential workers and how they’re being affected by Covid-19.

Sunday, September 13 — National Grandparents Day
Tell us about your grandparents. Where did they come from? Share some of your favorite stories about them.

Sunday, September 20 — What’s on your entertainment screen?
We’ve been sheltering in place for nearly 6 months. Many of us spend more time watching TV and movies — old and new. What are your viewing recommendations?

Sunday, September 27 — Let’s talk about inclusivity
What do you appreciate most about a community that is very inclusive?
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

August

Sunday, August 2 — Online Worship Services
For several months, our Church has been offering online Sunday worship services. Are you participating? What do you like about them? Are there ways we can improve?

Sunday, August 9 — Read any good books lately?
It’s Book Lovers Day! Share your recommendations on good reads you’ve had during Shelter-in-Place.

Sunday, August 16 — Let’s go cruisin’!
Tell us about a favorite or most memorable car you’ve driven.

Sunday, August 23 — What have you been creating?
For some, Shelter-in-Place has been a chance to try more creative endeavors. Share your stories about revisiting an old project or trying something new.

Sunday, August 30 — Pride
This is Pride week in our community. What does this celebration mean to you?

July

Sunday, July 5 — Celebrate Independence Day!
This weekend we celebrate the Declaration of Independence. What thoughts or experiences does this holiday hold for you?

Sunday, July 12 — Vacation Dreams
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? or Share memories of your favorite vacation.

Sunday, July 19 — Connection Matters
Watch the short Connect with Us video below, then tell us about your favorite ways to connect during this time.

Sunday, July 26 — Safe Car Park
The Rotating Safe Car Park hosting guests for safe overnight parking will return to our church in August. Learn more about it and how you can help.

June

Sunday, June 7 — Justice
Our coffee hour has been a time to gather and discuss in small groups. In light of recent events in Minneapolis and throughout our country, share your thoughts on advancing justice for all.

Sunday, June 14 — Finding Joy
These are hard times for us all. Check out the new FCCSJ Connection Matters video, then tell us how, despite everything, are you finding moments of joy?

Sunday, June 21 — Father’s Day
Tell a brief story about your father or someone who is a father figure to you. Or, talk about being a father.

Sunday, June 28 — Animal/Pet Appreciation Day
Talk about your favorite pet or animal. Show us a photo or illustration.

May

Sunday, May 24 — Memorial Day
What does Memorial Day mean to you? Tell us about a special person or share a memory.

Sunday, May 31 — Special Hat Day
Show your favorite, craziest, prettiest, most useful or memorable hat.

If you have an idea for a future Virtual Coffee Fellowship Hour theme, please contact Carla Zaccheo.

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