Stewardship Update!

As of Dec. 12, the church has received 158 sustaining giving commitments totaling $653,000 for 2020. There’s still time to submit your commitment — complete a 2020 Commitment Card (http://bit.ly/2EldQYu) and email it to Kit Dunbar at [email protected] or go online and update your Realm account. Also, consider making an end-of-year extra gift for 2019 as you are able—this will …

Did You Know…?

…that there will be a Budget Information session after church on Sun., Jan. 19 before the Congregational Budget Vote on Sun., Jan. 29? …that First Church youth Terry Durham was named Youth of the Year for his chapter of the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club? To read more about what Terrell’s activities and his plans for the future, go …

Greeters & Ushers Needed

The Care, Fellowship & Invitation Ministry is looking for greeters for the three Christmas Eve services: 4 pm Family Service, 6 pm Service in the Cloister & 10 pm Candlelight Service. You can sign up for more than one! For more info, contact Diana Graham.  We also need ushers for the 4 pm & 10 pm Christmas Eve services! Contact …

New Year’s Eve Party Hosted by the Young Adults

Come ring in 2020 in Loper Chapel from 8 pm-midnight on Tues., Dec. 31. It will be a potluck, so bring whatever snacks you desire. Bring your own noisemakers and party hats to celebrate the New Year at 9 pm for the east coast time and 12 am for the west coast. This is an alcohol-free event and is open …

Birthday Potluck at Coffee Hour

Everyone is invited to bring food to share during coffee hour once or twice during your birthday month or any Sunday you have extra to share! Bring bread, fruit, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, homemade treats or anything at all! Please put your offering on the table before church prepped and ready to serve. Include an ingredient list for homemade items, if …

Save the Date for the Deckers

Deckers will gather at the Alameda County Food Bank in Oakland to assemble and bag fresh produce on Tues., Jan. 7, 8:30–11:30 am, followed by optional lunch at an eatery nearby. Questions? Contact Ann Jensen.

Taizé Services in 2020

First Church Taizé services will move to once a month on Sunday evenings beginning in January. Stay tuned for more details.

Weekly Calendar: Dec 22 – Jan 4, 2020

Sunday December 22 SONGS OF THE SOUL REHEARSAL 8 am, Room 4, EBSB MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM 8:45–9:45 am, Room 5, EBSB AFFORDABLE HOUSING MEETING 9 am, Room 7, EBSB WORSHIP 10 am, Sanctuary AFTER PARTY  11:15 am, Pillar Room GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL 11:45 am, Sanctuary YES & WINTHROP YOUTH GROUPS 11:45 am, Tower Room Tuesday 24, Christmas Eve …

Coming Up!

Epiphany Pageant Sun., Jan. 5, 10 am, Sanctuary Blue Fire Team Update Sun., Jan. 12, Immediately after worship, Sanctuary