Category Archives: Events

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.

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.

Rev. John Akers

We are saddened by the news that Rev. John Akers, pastor at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose from 1960-1978, passed away on January 23. A memorial service will be held at New Community of Faith, 6350 Rainbow Drive, San Jose, CA 95129 on Saturday, February 13, at 1:00 pm.

Linfield Concert Choir

Linfield Concert ChoirThe Concert Choir of Linfield College, an American Baptist-related educational institution in McMinnville, Oregon, will present a concert this Wednesday evening, February 3, at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland.

The college’s music department is highly regarded among liberal arts colleges.  A number of present and previous American Baptist leaders and other professionals in Northern California are among Linfield’s alumni/ae.

An Invitation from the Pastor of First Baptist, Berkeley

Greetings, PCBA friends!

This Sunday, November 8, at FBC Berkeley we will welcome an amazing woman to our pulpit, Rev. Dr. Barbara Jim-George, minister and social activist,  member of Allen Temple Baptist Church, founder and CEO of a new  non-profit: Transforming Ministries Group.

Barbara works directly with young people endangered by sexual trafficking on the streets of Oakland. She is also a graduate of ABSW, with both MDiv and DMin degrees from our seminary.

I’ve chosen some powerful hymns and songs for us to sing, to go with what is sure to be a prophetic word from Dr. Jim-George.

Won’t you join us for worship at 10:00 am? We meet at ABSW in Crouch Classroom (first floor of Hobart Hall, 2606 Dwight Way in Berkeley).

Food and fellowship follow the service. At 11:45 am, Barbara will lead our Adult Education Forum, and you are warmly invited to stay for this, if you can.

Parking is on the street or in the ABSW parking lot off Benvenue Avenue (next to the ABSW apartment buildings).

If you need any further info I’ll be glad to offer it!

Nancy Hall