Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Jaki Leiva Conklin, Worship Associate; Mariachi Puente, led by Hiram and Ximena Jackson.
We cannot know what is behind the veil of death, but we can honor what those who have died brought to life. This is a celebration of their gifts, especially unique characteristics no one else could replicate.
Thiago Dutra shares his personal story of resilience and determination. He moved to the United States from Brazil at the age of 15, and has lived in this country without the benefit of citizenship for about 20 years. Thiago is currently protected by DACA, legislation that provides temporary protection for young undocumented immigrants. It has not been an easy journey, but he hasn’t allowed hardship stop him from achieving his dreams
Thiago Dutra is a senior at University of California Davis majoring in Political science Public Service. Married to Alyne and father of Sarah and Ava, the family is expecting a baby girl in February. Thiago, is the first generation college graduate. He faced many struggles but has always kept a positive mind set about life. He completed the UC Davis police cadet Academy and he will become a police officer. He has a passion for public service and is directly connected with many outreach programs and activities.
Commissioning Kate Raymond as Lay Community Minister. Sanctuary is a haven in times of trouble, a place where we can be renewed for the ongoing work of our lives. It’s also an asylum from the dangers of the world, a safe harbor when life is filled with conflict. There are some common characteristics for creating a feeling of sanctuary, but it is it possible to create a safe space for all people?
Alex Haider-Winnett, Intern Minister, Worship Leader; Anne Hillman, Worship Associate.
The world is a hectic place. We are constantly inundated. Sometimes, it helps to find a place where people know you for who you are. Together, we build a community that cares and loves each member and gives us the opportunity to rest, be satisfied, and then feel capable of taking on the needs of the world once again.
We ask, “In what do you place your deepest trust?”