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Connect & Serve - Advent & Christmas


Break away from the isolation and busyness of the holidays by coming together in community. Please sign-up at:

Book #1: "The Journey" by Adam Hamilton

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus' crucifixion in "24 Hours That Changed the World," Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.

Meeting Times:

  • "The Journey" led by Akesa Fakava - Sundays in December at 8:45 am

  • "The Journey" led by Pastor Kristin (For parents of children/youth) - Sundays in December at 9 a.m.

Book #2: "A Pelican of the Wilderness: Depression, Psalms, Ministry, and Movies" by Robert W. Griggs

After serving for more than thirty years as a parish minister, the author was hospitalized with major depression. This is the story of his depression and recovery--a recovery of health, vocation, and faith. To the mental health issues facing clergy and others in the helping professions Griggs brings to bear insights from research and from his own experience as a pastor and a person recovering from depression. He tells his story with spirit and humor.

Meeting Time:

  • "A Pelican of the Wilderness" led by Gregg Richardson - Sundays 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 at 12 p.m.


Center yourself in prayer and meditation. Led by Judy Cayot.

Times: Sundays 12/1, 12/15, & 12/22 at 5 PM


Learn some new songs to share with the congregation during Advent! Led by Caroline Lee.

Rehearsals: Sundays 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 at 9 AM in the Chapel

Performance: Sunday, 12/15 at 10 AM


For all who grieve the loss of a loved one.

Time: Tuesday, December 17 - 10:30 AM in Fellowship Hall


Enjoy food and fellowship, while making no-sew blankets for hospice patients.

Time: Thursday, December 19 - 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall


In this season of giving, here are some opportunities to service within the community. Please contact the church office to sign-up or for more info.

  • Serving Dinner at Berkeley Men's & Women's Shelter - Sunday 12/8 & Monday 12/16, 5-8 PM

  • Berkeley Food Network - Various dates and times in December


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