Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm, Point Richmond Acoustic Presents Uncle Bonsai. This trio of Andrew Ratskin, Arni Adler and Patricia O’Neill have been writing and singing since the 1980’s. They are known for their strikingly original songs about the American human condition in the modern world. “Exquisite, Intricate and Zany!” Special guest Emily Yates plays and writes music for the ukulele. Her songs are full of joy and disillusionment! It should be an interesting evening. More info and tickets at pointacoustic.org. Tickets in advance $16 and at the door $20. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond.
Thursday, December 8, 7 pm, Administrative Board Meeting, Friendship Hall. All are welcome.
Saturday, December 3, 1 pm, Annual Joint Church Conference, El Sobrante United Methodist Church, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante. District Superintendent Schuyler Rhodes will officiate and El Sobrante, Easter Hill, Open Door and Richmond First United Methodist Churches will participate. Come and show your support.
Tuesday, November 29, “Giving Tuesday.” More than 45,000 organizations worldwide have designated Tuesday, November 29th as their annual invitation for donations. The United Methodist Church encourages support of their programs through the Advance. Your donations are used in total for the designated service you wish to support. umcmissions.org/give is the site that will show you all your options to give.
Friday, November 25, Point Richmond Jazz presents Kit Eakle’s DjangoSphere, 7:30 pm. “Kit Eakle delivers in a rhythmically dexterous rollercoaster ride that artfully melds the sounds of Django Reinhardt and Thelonious Sphere Monk.” Tickets: $18 through prjazz.org, $25 at the door. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond.
Thursday, November 24, Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Interfaith Service. Service 11:30 am, dinner 12–2 pm. Planning for our annual community dinner is well underway. Come and help! We need people to serve, to cut and chop, to prepare the turkeys, clean up, etc. Let Fran Smith know if you would like to help. Fran: 510 685 2338 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Preparations begin on Monday, November 21.
Friday, November 11, Point Richmond Acoustic presents two prestigious guitar players, singers and songwriters: Doug Adams and Mark Lemaire. Tickets: $16 on line, $20 at the door. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond. More info at pointacoustic.org.
Sunday, November 6, 5 pm: “A Cry for Justice In Hymnody,” an evening featuring the hymns of Dan Damon. This is a congregational song experience for all ages. Much of Pastor Dan’s writing focuses on social justice issues. This should be a wonderful sound experience with multiple voices raised in the call for justice. Come and participate! Berkeley Chinese Community Church, 2117 Acton Street, Berkeley (Free Parking). Freewill offering. Please see the flyer.
Sunday, October 30, Staff-Parish Committee meeting after church.
GRIP (Greater Richmond Interfaith Program) 30th Annual Harmony Walk/Run to end hunger and homelessness, Saturday, October 29, 8-11 am, Nicholl Macdonald Ave. and 31st St. You must register to walk or run, adults $30 -40, youth $25-30. Games, Prizes, vendors. Come and support GRIP. For further information: gripcommunity.org. This is a fundraiser for GRIP.