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!
AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH THE STRATHDEES IN EL SOBRANTE
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 – 6:00 PM
Internationally-honored church musicians, Jim and Jean Strathdee will provide a free program of their songs on Sunday, October 11 at 6:00 pm, El Sobrante United Methodist Church, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante. The evening’s presentation will be free, but there will be a free-will offering taken. Members of El Sobrante UMC will provide a reception following the program.
The Strathdees, who are based in Sacramento, have shared their music with the church at large in an international itinerant ministry for nearly forty years in the U S, Canada, Central America and India.
The program, “An Evening of Singing with Jim and Jean Strathdee,” is sponsored by the El Sobrante UMC and The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.
First Baptist Church of Palo Alto is hosting this year’s Annual Meeting of the Evergreen Baptist Association. Featured speaker is Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Pastor Emeritus of Riverside Church, NYC.
For details and schedule, see the First Baptist Church website.
Registration and consent forms: Youthquake 2015
Please let your youth (high school through 2nd year college) know that we are having the 4th Youthquake on Friday, Sept. 18 to Saturday, Sept 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 1515 Santa Clara, Alameda, CA. This is an event that brings youth together from many churches to worship, fellowship, and serve the Lord in missions. Youth stay overnight at the church. Saturday is our mission day.
It begins on Friday with 6-7 pm registration, 7 pm the program starts. We’ll have an outstanding missionary speaker.
Saturday begins with a local missionary speaker who has been working over 20 years with recovering addicts. After our early morning worship, we will head out to various mission sites around the Bay Area. Sites include, City Team SF, World Impact Oakland, Allen Temple Street Disciples, Richmond Rescue Mission, Alameda Food Bank, Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate, Abode Services in Fremont (a family homeless shelter program), Continue reading
Baptists Lunching Together
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