This page lists the Joys and Concerns submitted by our members and friends while the church is closed and we are holding “virtual services”. Feel free to submit your own Joy or Concern!


My son is graduating... so proud!

Joy entered by Starla Nelson on May 14, 2022

I'll be driving to Sacramento this week to attend my son's graduation from Sacramento State University on Friday evening. He's getting his Bachelors in Music Education. I am so very proud of his accomplishments.

My friend is in hospice...

Concern entered by Leslie Zeigen on April 30, 2022

Hold a prayer for my young friend, Camille, 53, who has brain cancer and is now in Hospice care.

My knee is finally getting replaced!

Joy entered by Shellye Hodges-French on April 29, 2022

I'm finally having my first (of two) total knee replacements (delayed by Covid and other factors) on Tuesday, May 10! Outpatient, robotic surgery. Healing energy and light is much appreciated. I intend to be hiking tall mountains by summer! Joking! Maybe moderate walking hikes on level desert sand by late July/early August. Lol! Thank you for your thoughts!

Cindy Francis is now home

Joy entered by Bob Francis on April 29, 2022

After a 8 day stay in the hospital for treatment of numerous blood clots in Cindy's left leg, we're happy to share that the chemo team was able to start the first chemo treatment last Friday while still in the hospital and she's recovering well from that and the hospitalization. Came home Monday and have been getting stronger every day. Thanks to you all for the cards and positive energies received.

Blessed be and much love.

So thankful that it wasn't worse...

Joy entered by Gloria Holland on April 19, 2022

On Easter Sunday morning, I was involved in a car accident at my daughter's house. I pulled into the driveway, opened the door to get out, and realized the car was rolling backwards. The car door hit me, and I landed face down on the concrete while the car careened across the street and hit the neighbor's double door garage. Where's the joy in this? Well, I survived with all my teeth, and only a fat lip, and a sore foot. Many people came to my rescue, and I want to thank all of you who sent blessings, positive thoughts, and prayers. I'm very thankful that no one else was hurt.

Connors are mourning the loss of Beasley

Joy entered by Denise and Teresa Connor on April 16, 2022

Joy& Concern: Denise & Teresa are mourning the sudden loss of their beloved senior girl mutt, Beasley. She brought such joy, comfort and connection for many years after being rescued from a few unloving homes. She was old and tired and winding down, but active, happy and loving us, life, and her dog and kitty brothers and sisters to the end. We all miss her.

Connie is with a friend in the ER

Concern entered by Connie Anderson on April 10, 2022

It's quick, but I'm at the ER right now with my friend Chris. He's having severe chest pain. He had a heart surgery 4 years ago and were hoping it's not serious. Thank you

Brenna's Step-mother is in hospice

Concern entered by Brenna Norval on April 10, 2022

Prayers for my step mother Cathy and my dad Duane- Cathy is on hospice the result of a stroke a year ago. We are saying goodbye to her this morning

Ri Kovac Britton starts a new endeavor

Joy entered by Ri Kovac Britton on April 10, 2022

Ri Kovac Britton would like to announce the launching of his new business endeavor on April 20th 2022 COSMIC PSYCHOTIC 5150. Specializing in pro-cannabis apparel. T-shirts, hoodies and hats. Thank you uucs and Rev. RICK for the last 20 years of love and support!

Positive Energy Needed for Cindy Francis

Concern entered by Bob and Cindy Francis on April 1, 2022

Bob and I have sad news. Cindy has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with metastasis to the liver. It's early days yet and there are lots of unknowns. A liver biopsy is scheduled with DNA testing of the liver tumors and Cindy's DNA to help fine tune the chemo treatments. The chemo treatment is focused on shrinking the tumors which will lessen the pain and improve quality of life. This will probably give Cindy 16 to 18 months of life. Please keep us in your thoughts and send positive energies.