Grand Lake Gardens 401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland
$8.00 for lunch; Reservations by Monday to Joan Thatcher: 510-350-7008
January 21- Michael-Ray Mathews, Director of Clergy Organizing,PICO National Network Fostering Faith-based Community Organizing *Michael-Ray was formerly Youth Minister at Beth Eden and then Senior Pastor at Grace, San Jose.
February 11- Marcia J. Patton, Executive Minister Evergreen Baptist Association
Note: A SECOND Wednesday
March 18 – Don Ng, President of ABC, USA, Pastor, First Chinese Baptist Church of San Francisco
The 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.
“Connecting Generations” set as 2015 Spring Conference Theme
Saturday, June 6 – Alameda First Baptist Church
The 15th Annual PCBA Spring Conference will focus attention on the challenge of “Connecting Generations” within the life and ministry of the church. Joe DeRoulhac, who just completed 25 years of distinguished pastoral leadership at Redlands First Baptist Church, will be the guest leader. The Redlands congregation is recognized as having a membership of people of all ages marked by openness and communication between the generations. Conference registration will be at 8:30 AM, with a concluding lunch at 1:00 PM. Group attendance from churches is being encouraged. Continue reading →
PCBA Joins in Sponsoring YouthQuake–Sep. 12 & 13; Seafarers Ministry Plans “Virtual Stroll”; BLT Speakers; Being a Story-Formed Community: A Case for the Christian Year (Editorial); Christmas at Sea Packing Days; Evergreen Meeting – October 10- 11; Palo Alto Opens Search for Associate Pastor; PCBA Board Holds Retreat; Milestones for Baptist Friends
Ablaze: Igniting Our Gifts for Service PCBA 16th Spring Conference; BLT Speakers; ThirtyYears and More Vital than Ever: BPFNA (Editorial); Chris Shade to be Ordained April 27; Central Philippine University Thanks PCBA for Books; Jesse Lucas and Haiti Mission; Lakeshore Participates in Oakland Ceasefire; Sharing News of Baptist Friends
Spring Conference Theme –Ablaze: Igniting Our Gifts for Service; James Chuck to be Honored; BLT Speakers; Seafarers Ministry to Host Swedish Pancake Breakfast; Vital Baptist Tradition: The Hymnal (Editorial); Thirty-two Boxes of Books en route to the Philippines; Milestones for Baptists We Know
PCBA Co-Sponsors Seafarers Ministry Stroll; BLT Speakers; Peace Fellowship Invitation; Philippine Book Project Continues Shipments; Church Leaders to Meet Members of National Board; New President – Dayle Scott; Last Days of the Church? (Editorial); Milestones for Baptists We Know