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.
The 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 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.
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.
The 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.
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.