Did You Know…?

…that our first summer drop-in choir is this Sun., June 25? Come at 9 am in your colorful best to sing Mark Miller’s beautiful anthem “Love Has Broken Down the Wall”. If you’re not a regular choir member and would like to join, contact Derek at [email protected] for more information.

…that First Church Community members Frank and Drew Sperling (father & son) have been volunteering for over a year at the Alameda County Community Food Bank? Read more about their story here.

…that when school is out, food insecurity is in? Many families depend on the meals and snacks served in schools to nourish their children. When school is out, this resource may be hard to replace. While some sources of food for children are not always reliable, the Berkeley Food Pantry (BFP) is available year round. The iron-fortified cereals and smooth peanut butter we gather every Sunday in the Hall of Entrance for the Berkeley Food Pantry (BFP) are versatile and widely accepted. We support BFP because it promotes a connection between us and our hungry neighbors and fills the gap between BFP’s limited resources and the needs of the people they serve. Please also consider bringing in clean paper grocery bags – BFP needs those bags as well!! Birtukan or Mary are there to answer questions.

…that in July and August our weekly newsletter The Carillon will be produced every other week? Look for The Carillon on Sundays July 2, 16, 30 & Aug. 13 & 27. You’ll still receive The Sunday Worship Guide every Saturday as usual. If you’d like to submit content, please plan accordingly. The copy deadline is Tuesdays at noon for that Sunday’s edition. Email content to [email protected].