April showers bring more worries than flowers when your roof is leaking.
THIS WEEK'S NEWS & EVENTS
FamChY (Family, Children & Youth Ministry) will host child-friendly activities after worship in the rear play yard on Sunday, April 22.
Earlier this month, several people began an “Emmaus Walk” in a healing dyad, to deepen a relationship with someone who voted differently in the affordable housing straw poll—stepping together in fellowship and intimacy with a sibling in Christ.
The annual tree planting with Urban Releaf, organized by Emma Fujii and the Green Ministry Team, drew some 20 First Church members and children.
The Adult Education Ministry invites you to a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) workshop on Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am–12:30 pm in Loper Chapel, led by Executive Director of BayNVC Roxy Manning.
Note change in date
On Saturday, June 16, Roy Remer and the Zen Hospice Project will present a day-long program on Mindful Caregiving (MC).
On Sunday, May 13, First Church member Kerrie Hein will present the fifth in a series of six monthly seminars on Mental Health Promotion.
Based on the results of the recent survey and after careful deliberation, the Church Council unanimously approved an active pause of 18 months in the consideration of an affordable housing project on
In February, the Church Council charged a small group of leaders to spiritual and financial visioning for the long-term sustainability of our community.
The Mental Health Spiritual Support Group will meet on Sunday, May 20 from 11:45 am – 1 pm in Durant House.
The group meets monthly on the third Sunday of the month. It is ongoing, but anyone can join at any time.
The FamChY (Families, Children & Youth) Ministry is excited to announce a three-part series on Compassionate Communication for Families for parents, grandparents, aunts/ uncles and other caring adults. Childcare is available.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette holds office hours each week on Tuesdays.
Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny will have office hours on Wednesday, April 25, 11 am – 12 pm, Flowerland Nursery, 1330 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706.
Here are updates from two committees that are working on issues related to the fire and the rebuilding of Pilgrim Hall.
Fire Recovery Committee
The Sanctuary Ministry Team announces the formation of a new Accompaniment Team comprised of Reverend Molly, Carolyn Ash, Andrea Trexler, Stan Boghosian
Click here to read this month’s edition of the FamChY (Families, Children & Youth) newsletter prepared by Director of Children & Family Ministri
Interested in singing old hymns and learning new ones?
Members of the First Church have formed a new Disability Empowerment Team. One of its goals is to generate sensitivity around language of disability. One such opportunity arises in conversations as a community around parking and access issues.
Emerging Leader Loi Almeron has begun creating a series of short videos called “Word Takeaway.” Each week after the service, the preacher summarizes their sermon in about two minutes.
Childcare is offered after church for meetings, workshops and adult education programs.
Please help this system work smoothly in the transition between Sunday School (happening during worship) and child care afterward.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2