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June 2018
June 2018

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Every quarter, we do “one church, one book,” and we’ve chosen The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis for the summertime in the hopes that both adults and kids will enjoy these beloved stories together.

Starting Sunday, July 22nd, we will host ...

Tags : berkeley, event


June 2018
June 2018
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A few weeks ago I received my mail-in ballot.

It’s that time of year again when everything else seems more important than the fact that there is an election. Summer is almost here, school’s practically out, the weather is perfect, vacations are in ...



April 2018
April 2018

A Worship Service, Members Meeting, And Supper all rolled together in one evening!

Join us on Sunday, April 29, for an evening all-church worship service followed by our annual meeting and then family supper. We’ll gather as one family in a shared ...

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February 2018
February 2018

Christian Caregiving Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 9:30am-2:15pm
at the Berkeley location (Cedar St.)

Come learn and practice how to bless others by being present, listening, extending unconditional love, and praying for those God entrusts to ...
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February 2018
February 2018

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Reach out to your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers in your life. Share the good news of Jesus with them. Does that sound inviting and challenging to you? Maybe exciting and scary?

We know that evangelism is the beginning of ...



October 2017
October 2017

We grieve with all those who have been affected by the devastating fires in the North Bay. Many of us have friends who have been impacted by this disaster and we yearn to assist in some way. The impulse to help is the right one - many of our kids ...



September 2017
September 2017

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How is our perspective on racism in America affected by where we sit?

What might a civil rights movement look like today? In the Bay Area?

As Christians, how are we obliged to seek justice? And for whom?

These are big questions facing the ...



August 2017
August 2017

The Bible Project explains the Book of 1 Peter with illustrations



August 2017
August 2017

Are you interested in going deeper in Peter's First Letter? N. T. Wright's book, Letters for Everyone, is a great resource for personal or small group ...



January 2017
January 2017

Our Winter Parish Small Groups are just starting!

Our parish small groups are starting up January 29. If you would like to participate, please learn more and contact the facilitator of the group that you would like to ...



January 2017
January 2017

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Sunday January 15th the sermon entitled Good News for the Downtrodden was on Luke 4:14-30. Here is a reflection on how we might apply that message to our lives with some resources below. Grace and peace, Patrick.

Luke 4:16-30 is Jesus’s ...


September 2016
September 2016

Have you joined one of our Parish Small Groups? They're just starting!

Our Parish Small Groups have started up for the fall. It's not too late to join one! Below you'll see all of our parish small group options that started up last week. If you're ...



August 2016
August 2016

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I’ve asked around and discovered everyone is struggling with this.

One kid, minutes before company was arriving, said ‘I hate (a candidate)!’ The parents, mortified and acutely aware that their guests supported that very candidate, gave a hurried ...



June 2016
June 2016

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The past couple of weeks have been rough in Oakland.  The OPD has been exposed for rampant abuse, the mayor’s office is opening an investigation into who is leaking information, a teenager was killed at a memorial service, a recycling center (which ...


June 2016
June 2016
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Friends,

This post is primarily aimed towards those of you who live in Oakland, however, I think it is a useful reminder for all of us to consider how we can follow Christ in a way that seeks God's shalom (wholeness and peace) for the cities in ...