New Affordable Housing FAQ, Advocacy Letter Template

The members of the Affordable Housing Committee are pleased to share with our community this FAQ webpage to proactively share information and address questions about our ongoing Affordable Housing project.  Want to take action to support sufficient government funding for affordable housing initiatives like ours? Here’s the constituent letter template that was used during Service as Worship a few Sundays ago (Feb. 11). We encourage …

Group of people standing near Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

March 3 Learning Hour: Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Sun., March 3, 2024, 11:45 amLoper Chapel Beloved, 28 of your fellow Firsties and people close to them went on pilgrimage to Selma and Montgomery AL, to literally walk in the footsteps of the “footsoldiers” who undertook the march for voting rights. We prayerfully experienced The Legacy Museum that traced the history of racial terror in America from The Middle …

March 10 Learning Hour: Asylum Process

Sun., March 10, 2024, 11:45 amLoper Chapel Come hear Nadia Tavera, on staff at our offering recipient for Lent, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI), talk us through what life is like for asylum seekers, the changing landscape of immigration policy and partisan politics, and opportunities we have as a sanctuary church to be supportive of new immigrant arrivals. We …

Did You Know…?

…that you can attend (in person & on Zoom) a critical Candidate Forum for Alameda County Supervisor (District 4) this Sun., Feb. 25, 5 pm, at Skyline Church of Oakland? Find out more here. This race features a progressive outsider, Jennifer Esteen, who is challenging a six-term incumbent, Nate Miley. The seat represents a racially and economically diverse district that …

From FCCB Over 60: Cultivating Joy with Sara Orem

Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6 & 20, 10-11:30 amPillar Room & on Zoom This class is a six-week opportunity to try out activities that may bring you joy. We are offering it as a hybrid course, both in-person and on Zoom.Who: In-person, this class is open to FCCB Over 60’ers only. The Zoom portion will be open …

Taizé

Made up of simple phrases and chants, often taken from scripture or liturgy, Taizé is a kind of musical centering prayer. It originated in an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, France. Michele McGeoy went to Taizé to learn the practice and is offering to re-launch a once a month worship service. If you would be interested in participating, please fill …