Join us for a special evening of celebration as we say goodbye to the The Theater on San Pedro Square! It has been a wild and wonderful adventure and we are ready for the next stage of this journey! We are a beautiful and diverse congregation whose mission is to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. For our final service at this location, we will explore the meaning of joy.
The dictionary tells us that happiness is “a state of well-being, a pleasurable or satisfying experience.” And the definition of the word “rejoice,” from which our word “joy” comes, is “to feel great delight, to welcome or to be glad.”In the Gospel of John Jesus says,"I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.” And we hear from Thich Nhat Hanh, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” What does it mean to live with purpose and joy? What is the difference between happiness and joy?
The bar will be open at 7:30 and the service will begin at 8 p.m.
We are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. All are welcome, so join us!
The entrance to the Theater is found off of San Pedro Street tucked into a beautiful area behind Peggy Sue's restaurant. The gate opens out into the parking lot (not where parking is validated). Parking can be validated if you use the garage on San Pedro and Market. http://sjdowntownparking.com/parking-maps/market-san-pedro-square-garage Be sure to arrive early to avoid parking challenges!
The Theater is a 15-20 minute walk from the San Jose Diridon Cal Train station. Here is the link to plan your trip to the station. http://www.caltrain.com/schedules/tripplanners.html
You are invited to gather before the service to hang out in the courtyard or around the bar in the theater.
Those with unique mobility needs are invited to join us for an elevator ride. You are welcome to wear whatever makes your heart sing as long as your heart sings clothed!
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