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PCBA NOTES 6.3 (Fall 2016)

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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.

PCBA NOTES 6.2 (Spring 2016)

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“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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PCBA Notes

PCBA NOTES 5.3 (Fall 2015)

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Evergreen Association Annual Meeting – Oct. 9-11

First Baptist Church of Palo Alto
Coming of Age: Transformational Journeys

The first annual meeting to be held in the Bay Area for the Evergreen Baptist Association is set for Friday-Sunday, October 9-11.  It will be hosted by the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto.  Centered on the theme, “Coming of Age: Transformational Journeys,” the gathering will feature addresses by James Forbes, Pastor Emeritus of Riverside Church, New York.

The Friday evening general session at 7:00 will be preceded by an Association Dinner at 6:00.  The afternoon will include workshops on the meeting theme and a “Sacred Conversation,” a well-received feature introduced at a previous annual meeting.  Saturday’s events will include caucus meetings representing various ethnic groupings within the Association, business sessions, luncheons both for clergy and laity, a worship service with Dr. Forbes as preacher, and a Mission Faire and dinner. Registration is available through local churches and through the Association office, 409 Third Avenue South, Suite A, Kent, WA 98032; (235) 859-2226.

An Art Exhibit by Inmates at Elmwood Correctional Facility

A PCBA-Supported Ministry

Titled, “Transformation: Art from Within,” an Opening Reception is scheduled for  Sun., Sept. 13, 2:00-4:00 at 520 S First Street, San Jose.  Louann Roberts and David Robinson are chaplains.

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PCBA Notes

PCBA NOTES 5.2 (Spring 2015)

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Seven Workshops Announced for Spring Conference

Theme – “Connecting Generations”
Saturday, June 6 – First Baptist Church of Alameda

Seven workshops will be featured at PCBA’s 15th Spring Conference on Saturday, June 6 at the First Baptist Church of Alameda. They will explore the theme, “Connecting Generations,” which will be introduced by the Guest Leader, Joe DeRoulhac, distinguished former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Redlands.

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PCBA Notes

PCBA NOTES 5.1 (Winter 2015)

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“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 Notes

PCBA Notes 4.1

Winter 2014

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

pcbanotes.4.1 (pdf)