Category Archives: Events

“Joining ABHMS to Heal and Transform Communities”

The First Chinese Baptist Church in San Francisco extends this invitation to sister churches:

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Afternoon Workshop – This optional workshop has a registration limit of 40. However, Laura Ng is available to provide the same workshop for your local community. Those not attending are encouraged to be tourists for the afternoon!

To register please RSVP for the event first by clicking here. Then use the poll to sign up for the afternoon workshop. You may also register by phone or email to Wendi Lin as printed on the flyer.

Shell Ridge Community Church Walnut Creek and “Feed the Kids”

Shell Ridge Community Church in Walnut Creek has whole heartedly supported “Let’s Feed the Kids,” a Contra Costa County Multi-faith Action Coalition group formed under the Food Security Task Force. Financial donations, paper products, diapers of all sizes, and many hours of volunteer time have been given to this group as they provided families in the Shelter Inc. transitional housing in Pittsburg with food at the end of each month.

Shell Ridge also currently with LFTK provided 16 volunteers and 170 jars of peanut butter and once again financial donations so food could be provided for 277 families from 9 Richmond/San Pablo schools during Winter Break partnering with Temple Beth Hillel. The Winter Break project provided each family with a box of durable foods such as tuna fish, beans, rice, oats, canned chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, tomato sauce, beef stew and a science game; a second box was full of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Each family also received a frozen turkey. This food was provided during the holiday break when federal school breakfasts and lunches are not available for the children. No children should be hungry.

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
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
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.