Saturday, October 14, 10-12 pm, All Church Conference with District Superintendent Schuyler Rhodes at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3200 Barrett Ave., Richmond. Participating churches are St. Luke’s, Pinole, El Sobrante, Open Door and Richmond First United Methodist Churches. We will sing, pray and share highlights of our ministries. All are welcome.
Come join us Tuesday, October 17 at 11 A.M. for “Suspect Race—Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling,” a presentation by Jack Glaser, PhD, followed by a luncheon.
This event is free. RSVP as soon as possible to email@example.com to reserve a space.
Jack Glaser is a social psychologist whose primary focus is stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and hate crimes. A professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, he researches the unconscious operation of stereotypes and prejudice, and is investigating the implications of bias in law enforcement. Psychological science overwhelmingly demonstrates that Americans, including police officers, implicitly associate Black people with weapons, crime, and aggression. Resulting disparities are documented most disturbingly in police use of lethal force.
Professor Glaser is working with the Center for Policing Equity as one of the principal investigators on a project to build a National Justice Database of police stops and use of force incidents. His 2014 book, Suspect Race, focuses on racial profiling and the psychology of stereotyping.
There will be a Q & A session and lunch following the presentation.
Saturday, October 21, You Are Cordially Invited to a Chinese Tea. The United Methodist Women are presenting a Chinese Tea as a fundraiser. We are working closely with our Asian members for authentic entertainment and food. There are two seatings: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Come at 11 am and 1 pm for the entertainment. Chinese dress encouraged. Contact Doreen Leighton for reservations: 510-316-9238. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond.
Please join us for a special film viewing on Thursday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church. Jojo Gabuya, student from Pacific School of Religion, will show a 30-minute video, “Safe and Moral? War, Peace, Drone Warfare, and the Religious Community” and lead us a discussion afterward.
The Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare produced the video to provide communities an introduction to the history, nature, use, and moral challenges posed by drone warfare. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, (U.S. Army, retired,) former Chief of Staff for Gen. Colin Powell; Dr. Mary Ann Cusimano Love, Catholic University; Diane Randall, Friends’ Committee on National Legislation; Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch; and Jamal Jaffer, Columbia Law School offer their expert insights. Religious leaders from the Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish traditions share their faith traditions’ views of drone warfare. The video also describes the challenges drone operators face.
Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm, Point Richmond Jazz season opener with David La Flamme and It’s a Beautiful Day.
Advance tickets $18 thru prjazz.org. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond.
Saturday, September 23, 5–8 p.m., Jean Eakle Memorial Art Auction and Gala, Point San Pablo Yacht Club, 700 West Cutting Blvd., Point Richmond.
Silent and Live auction items include paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, yarn crafts, door prizes, themed gift baskets and gift certificates.
Enjoy jazz piano, sweeping bay views, hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and no host bar. Sponsored by Richmond First United Methodist Church. Suggested donation (at the door): $10
Linda Andrew-Marshall wrote:
I’m thrilled to be singing with the San Francisco Choral Society’s performances of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at 8 p.m. at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
This is such exciting music and I love singing with this 150-voice chorus, conducted by Maestro Robert Geary. I enjoyed performing this piece with BCCO three years ago with Maestro Ming Luke and there are approximately 6–7 current and former members of BCCO singing in these SF Choral Society concerts. Tickets still available online through the City Box Office website or by calling 415.392.4400.