Did You Know…?

…that the 52nd San Francisco Pride Parade & Celebration takes place this Sun., June 26 at 10:30 am? First Church flyers affixed with “Queer Love Is Holy!” stickers and Swedish fish candy will be distributed to parade goers at the Interfaith tent.

…that you can join fellow First Churchers, their families and friends in training for a low-key, informal Triathlon in Alameda on Sept. 3 at 9 am? Ann Naffziger and daughters Madeleine and Rachel are organizing the event which will approximate a sprint distance triathlon (with flexibility for those who want to do just a part of it.) It will entail a 1/4 mile swim off of the Encinal Boat Ramp in Alameda, a 10-12 mile bike ride, and a 2.5 mile run along the Bay. Find out more here.

…that you can donate to the United Church of Christ’s Ukraine Relief Fund here?

…that the Berkeley Pilgrimage Foundation, a charitable giving foundation launched by First Church Berkeley, has awarded a $15,000 program grant to the Black Wealth Builders Fund? “We are so happy to be able to support this initiative to provide financial support to Black homebuyers,” according to the foundation. Donations welcomed. Contribute to the Black Wealth Builders Fund here.