UPDATED WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 12:54 PM
Worship will be offered only online until further notice. The Sanctuary will be closed to the public.
We are happy to provide online gathering opportunities as we remain ‘sheltered in place.’
BIBLE STUDY – Join Dr. Don Ashburn for a study of the Gospel of Mark. We’ll meet weekly online on Wednesday from 10 – 11 am. We’ll be using the Zoom online platform. There’s no homework, and no expectation that you’ve studied the Bible before. Just join us, and invite your friends! Contact Dr. Ashburn at Don@PiedmontChurch.org. The link for joining the Bible Study online is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82910582013.
Meeting ID: 829 1058 2013 – Phone: +1-669-900-6833.
VIRTUAL GATHERING – Join Dr. Don Ashburn for an informal online virtual gathering Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. We’ll discuss how our faith connects to what’s going on in our lives right now. We’ll reflect on scripture and pray together too. This meeting is by ZOOM, and is open to anyone. Here’s a link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92473375810
Meeting ID: 924-7337-5810 – Phone: +1-669-900-6833
MORNING PRAYER – Dr. Don Ashburn will lead a brief service of prayer at 9 am each Friday. There will be scripture readings, a time of meditation and prayer. This meeting is by ZOOM, and is open to anyone. Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91986506151
Meeting ID: 919-8650-6151 – Phone: +1-669-900-6833
LIVEWIRE – The student Ministries of Piedmont Community Church has decided to extend the Livewire weekly program for Middle School students through the summer and shelter in place orders. We will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 2pm using a Zoom platform. All middle school students and friends are welcome to join us with this link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86206622965
Our church was featured in a story about how Bay Area places of worship are responding to the current crisis. You can read all about us here!
A second feature about our church is running in the East Bay Times!
Dr. Don Ashburn provides an invitation to the many ways to participate in the life of the church during the crisis.
The Mask Brigade
Calling all people who sew and want to join the fight against the Covid-19 crisis.
If you are one of the many volunteers who have sewn curtains for a Mexico Mission trip, or think you can sew a rectangle with pleats, you have the skill set needed to sew personal protection masks.
These masks are not substitutes for N95 masks. However, hand sewn masks can be used to alleviate the severe shortage of masks in clinical settings. We have confirmed acceptance of hand sewn masks at local medical facilities.
Sewing instructions, fabric and elastic for ear loops can be provided. If you choose to use your own fabric, it should be tightly woven cotton and in a light color if possible. Quilting fabric is ideal.
The masks will be collected, sanitized and delivered to Kaiser Oakland, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and George Mark Children’s House.
Contact Ann Lin at email@example.com or (510) 914-3344
Our church staff and lay leaders are committed to continued coronavirus prevention. Their actions are based on a sensible combination of CDC recommendations and a profound understanding of congregational needs.
The church may be closed, but the good work of Piedmont Church continues in a variety of ways:
- Sunday worship services are posted weekly on our website
- Church staff now meets online each Tuesday at 11 am
- Jean Leahy is available to answer your calls weekdays from 10 am – 12 Noon (otherwise, voicemail
- Lay leaders continue to meet online and by phone
- Livewire and Rock meet online
- Many small groups have arranged for video meetings
- Sunday school lessons are posted to our website and emails are sent inviting parents to participate with their children
Mexico Sale and Mission Trip – Rev. Scott Kail has chosen to cancel the house building mission trip this year. However, at least 10 of the 18 houses will be built using local labor, and there’s an effort by participants to obtain funds to complete them all. Stay tuned.
Online Worship – Since August of 2018, LIVE worship has been available to those who are unable to attend. We will conduct services only online until further notice at PiedmontChurch.org/LIVE and on our Facebook page.
If you, or anyone you know, is in need of pastoral care, please contact the church office at (510) 547-5700, or write to Dr. Don Ashburn at Don@PiedmontChurch.org to set up an online meeting, or phone call.