Please note – We are not LIVE Streaming the September 22 worship service.
LIVE Worship begins Sunday, 10:30 am, PST
September 22, 2019 Announcements
‘AFRICA SUNDAY’ SEPTEMBER 29
In a similar spirit to Mexico Sunday, we will celebrate our relationship with our brothers and sisters in Malawi with a short film, African-themed music and message from Dr. William McNabb. Please save the date!
‘COME AND SEE’ NEW MEMBER GATHERINGS
Saturday, October 5, 9 – 10:30 am
Sunday, October 6, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Tuesday, October 8, 7 – 8 pm
If you are new to Piedmont Community Church and would like to know more about how to connect to the community here, you are invited to attend a gathering we call ‘Come and See.’ We’ll meet at the church to get acquainted, share a bit of our stories of faith and life, and learn more about our mission and ministries. Refreshments will be provided. Care is available for children 7 and under. For more information and to RSVP, contact Dr. Don Ashburn at (510) 547-5700 ext. 105, or Don@PiedmontChurch.org. Let him know which gathering you’ll attend, and if you’ll need childcare. If you can’t make one of these times, he can also set up an alternative time and date to meet with you individually.
New members of Piedmont Community Church will be received at the 10:30 am service on Sunday, October 13.
KIDZ CLUB LEMONADE THIS SUNDAY
We will serve lemonade and cookies in the courtyard after the 10:30 am service as a fundraiser for the International Justice Mission (IJM) and the fight to end slavery. Slavery does exist today. IJM is the largest international anti-slavery organization. There are more than 45 million people, many of them children, who are being bought, sold and used against their will. IJM and KIDZ Club need you to help end slavery. Contact Leslie at Leslie@PiedmontChurch.org
COMMUNITY PRAYER BOXES
We have installed prayer boxes at the main entrance and in the breezeway. Our congregation, and the wider Piedmont community, is invited to write joy and concerns for our church to pray over in confidence. The prayers will be lifted up by church staff and by our prayer circle.
LIVE SUNDAY WORSHIP ON OUR CHURCH WEBSITE
(No Facebook Required) If you’re one of many who do not subscribe to Facebook, but wish to view our Sunday morning, 10:30 am worship service LIVE online, your wait is over! Our Sunday web stream can now be viewed at PiedmontChurch.org/LIVE
We have an online system that provides an easy way for you to pledge, donate and monitor your account. Click GIVE ONLINE above.
Adult Education Series
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE MEAN?
Part of being a Christian is reading and reflecting on the words of Scripture. Yet, figuring out what a particular passage means is rarely as simple as just assuming “it means what it says.” There is always interpretation involved, whether we’re conscious of it or not. Join Dr. Don Ashburn for a 3-part series of classes in November where we’ll explore various ways of interpreting the Bible. We’ll meet on November 3, 10 and 17 at 11:30 am in the Kettlewell Room (located beneath Guild Hall). No previous experience studying the Bible is expected. Just come as you are. For more information, contact Dr. Ashburn at Don@PiedmontChurch.org or (510) 547-5700, ext. 105
TASK FORCE WELCOMES THE FAZLI FAMILY
The Refugee Task Force has been assigned by our partner, Jewish Family Community Services, a family of 7 from Kandahar, Afghanistan, including parents and 5 children ages 4 to 15. The family will be settling in Concord, so all of our work will be in Contra Costa County. The Task Force requests your help as driver, English tutor or grocery shopper. Contact Kristine McCabe or Susan Butenhoff at PCCRTF2019@gmail.com
Service Opportunity – All Ages
PROJECT PEACE COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY – HARBOR HOUSE
October 5, 9 am – 12 Noon – 1811 11th Ave., Oakland (near Oakland Chinatown)
Harbor House Ministries inspires children and families to build healthy relationships with God and community through educational, spiritual and economic programs. After-school tutoring and enrichment, summer day camps, teen leadership development, spiritual development, food and clothing distribution, economic development opportunities and ESL classes are among the services provided. Help with a range of tasks including: sorting/organizing clothing donations for Children’s Thrift Store, laying down weed blocker and spreading mulch, trimming trees and bushes. Sign-ups in the courtyard after service or contact Selma Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Opportunity – Ages 8+
COOKS & SERVERS NEEDED FRIDAY – OCTOBER 4
CityTeam has asked our church to further serve the homeless by taking on an entire evening meal. This will involve cooking the meal in our church kitchen and transporting the meal to CityTeam. On a typical night, 150 meals will be served to the local community as well as those in the men’s rehab program. Music with song, guitar or keyboard will make the evening extra special. Contact Bob Wright at email@example.com
TUTOR FOR CHILDREN-RISING
Children Rising, formerly Faith Network of the East Bay, is a ministry supported by our church for many years. It offers many opportunities for you to connect with a struggling Oakland elementary student, inspiring hope and the confidence to succeed. Last school year, members of the congregation helped change the lives of 50 children. No prior teaching experience required. Their reading and math tutoring programs make it simple for you to step in and be effective. They match you with a child and offer multiple locations and time slots to accommodate your schedule, typically once a week for 2 hours. Contact Jeff McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 499-2939
Service Opportunity – Ages 8+
HOPE CAFE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 5 – 8 PM
On the second Saturday of each month, CityTeam offers a restaurant style gourmet meal with the help of volunteers. To make this happen, CityTeam needs people to serve as waiters and waitresses, dishwashers, hosts and hostesses and food runners. Sign-ups will be in the courtyard after services. Contact Selma Chin at email@example.com or (510) 290-5732
Service Opportunity – All Ages
GRATEFUL GATHERINGS – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
Save the date for the next Oakland Gathering. Help a family in transition move to a new Home. Volunteers will be needed to sort, box and load items into box trucks, followed by unloading and setting-up the items into the new Home. Contact Selma Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 290-5732
Piedmont Community Church is an engaged, inclusive, interdenominational faith community. We are located in the town of Piedmont near Oakland. But we are not just for Piedmont! Our community extends to the broader East Bay and San Francisco.