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PCBA logoThe Pacific Coast Baptist Association embraces a vision for our congregations that is faithful to our American Baptist heritage and principles, by celebrating our diversity through fellowship with one another, by sharing our resources for our common ministries, and by participating in the wider mission of the American Baptist Churches, USA.

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Baptists Lunching Together Fall 2016

Wednesdays at Noon ($10)
Grand Lake Gardens, 401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland

  • September 21 – Peter Yuichi Clark
    UCSF Hospital & Pastoral Care, ABSW
    “Spiritual Issues Facing Hospitalized Patients”
  • October 19 – Mission Ventures
    Participants in Projects in Haiti and New Orleans
  • November 9 (A Second Wednesday)- Nick Carter
    Interim President, ABSW

Reservations by Monday
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PCBA NOTES 6.3 (Fall 2016)

Download a pdf version: PCBA NOTES, Fall 2016

Youthquake Sends 42 Youth & Adult Missionaries to New Orleans
PCBA-sponsored Program Joins Home Mission Society Project

Continuing the work of rebuilding in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward ravished in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina, forty-two Bay Area American Baptist young people and adults journeyed there to participate in a project of the denomination’s Home Mission Society.

Important projects undertaken by the mission team included working on the home of a woman who had paid a contractor unsuccessfully to repair her home, helping ready a charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grade students, painting picnic tables and picking up trash at a small local store serving an overlooked neighborhood, and working to transform an abandoned building into an Internet café for youth near a new high school. Continue reading

Seafarer’s Mission celebration

Seafarers MissionThe Seafarers Mission of the Golden Gate announces a service celebrating the work of men and women serving on international container ships. It will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 4:00 PM at the Port of Oakland’s Maritime Center, 4001 7th Street (the end of 7th Street). The service will be followed by an ice cream social at 5:00. SMGG’s new chaplain, Jamieson Prevoznah will lead the service. The seafarers are those served by SMGG’s historic Baptist ministry.


BLT on Wednesday, May 11 POSTPONED

TO: PCBA Board Members and those signed up for the May 11 BLT

We find Grand Lake Gardens cannot accommodate us for our BLT program or Board meeting this Wednesday, the 11th. (With Joan Thatcher’s illness, we miss her faithful coordination of events over many years with Grand Lake).

In light of this, we must postpone this Wednesday’s program of Jesse Lucas’ presentation on the Evergreen mission trip to Haiti.
We will, however, still hold our important May Board meeting It will be at 1:00 at Lakeshore. We do not plan to provide any lunch, but hope to have some snacks at hand.

– Alice Edmondson and Louann Roberts,
PCBA Co-Presidents

P.S. Keep in mind the PCBA Spring Gathering on June 12 (2:00-6:00) at Grace Baptist, San Jose. You may register at www.pcba.org or by mail at 2016 PCBA Spring Gathering, 200 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA 94598


PCBA NOTES 6.2 (Spring 2016)

Download a pdf version: PCBA Notes, Spring 2016

“Communications in the Church”

Theme for PCBA Spring Gathering
Sunday, June 12 – 2:00-6:00

The Annual PCBA Spring Gathering will take the form of an afternoon of worship, teaching, conversation, and fellowship at San Jose’s Grace Baptist Church on Sunday, June 12, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Exploring the theme, “Communications in the Church,” the program will include a panel drawn from Bay Area congregations and will conclude with a service of worship and an Association dinner. Registration will open at 2:00, with the program beginning at 2:30. Grace Baptist Church is located at 484 East San Fernando Street.

Panel presenters will include Jim Hopkins, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist, Oakland; Linda Bergeon, First Chinese Baptist, San Francisco; Rick Mixon, First Baptist, Palo Alto; and Ulysses Barton, Beth Eden Baptist, Oakland. Designed to be of practical help to local church organizations, the panel will examine communication styles and examples of effective communication. Host Pastor, Liliana DeValle will be worship leader.

Event registration may be made online  or by mail at PCBA Spring Gathering, 200 La
Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. $10 by June 6; $15 at the door.

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Spring Conference: Communications in the Church

Communications in the ChurchPCBA 2016 Spring Gathering:
Communications in the Church

Sunday June 12, 2016
2:00 pm registration;
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM Program and Dinner
484 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112

This gathering will engage in worship, teaching, conversation and fellowship over an evening meal which reflects PCBA’s commitment to helping American Baptist churches stay in community with one another to sustain themselves for ministry.

Details and registration are here.