Richmond First United Methodist News and Events
Thank you very much for helping to make our first Tingley Day a big success. The church was full and we heard many of George Tingley’s compositions with organ, choir, congregation, cello, flute, violin, and viola. It was the first Sunday with you in twenty years that I didn’t play the piano for a single hymn. It was new and good experience for us. We will celebrate the day of Pentecost this Sunday with the choir singing “Soon and Very Soon.” I hope to see you there.
Our harp concert is this Sunday at 3 pm. We are so lucky to be able to fill the church over and over with great music.
Love and Joy,
Joys and Concerns
Please keep Katherine Parker, our missionary, and the people of Nepal in your prayers.
Deby McFadyen is requesting prayers for three young friends who are battling cancer. Please remember Sarah Talkington, Carolyn Thomas and Jimmy Lowe in your prayers.
Sandra Kokoruda (Fran Smith’s daughter) update: Sandra thanks everyone for their prayers and concerns. Fran reports that Sandra is more animated and cheerful than she has been in months. Sandra has undergone 5 chemo treatments and feels good. Both Fran and Sandra ask that prayers continue.
Pat Dornan and Linda Pereira continue to need your prayers of support. Update: Hospice services have started. Pat says that Linda is stronger, able to stand and transfer to her wheel chair after the removal of medications that were confusing her and making her weaker. She is calmer. She is mentally alert and more verbal. Do stop by for a short visit if you can.
Robbie Robinson would appreciate your prayers.
Helen Wysham welcomes your prayers for healing as she undergoes chemotherapy.
Bobby and Pamella Hall would like to be remembered in prayer as they go through some difficult personal times.
Arpha MacIntyre is doing better. She is still in the Residential Treatment area but has been able to return to her own apartment for parts of the day and has been able to play the piano again! Arpha played the piano at our church for many years. If you wish to send a card: Sierra View Homes Retirement Community, 1155 E. Springfield Ave., Reedly, CA 93654. Jane Carnall has spoken with Arpha several times and Arpha is thrilled to be getting cards and messages of love from our church community.
Please keep the people of Camp Liberty in your prayers as chaos reigns in Iraq and near the camp.
Katherine Parker, missionary in Nepal: Katherine has left for Northern Dhading to facilitate water sanitation and hygiene. for the people there. Large helicopters are being used to finally get more needed supplies to those most isolated after weeks of planning. Please see current update on Bulletin Board.
George Peter Tingley Day was a huge success. George played original compositions, mostly hymns he has written, which we all got to sing. He was supported by Wendy Reid, violin; Jennifer Metz Foster, cello and Molly Smith, flute. The church was filled with family, friends and students who came to hear George play as well as our community. Thank you, George, for a lovely worship experience.
Junktique II is coming on Monday, May 25 with Pancake Breakfast starting at 8 am. Come and support our church.
Two members of our church community sing with the Berkeley Community Chorus, Linda Andrew-Marshall and Mary Lee Cole. The Chorus will be singing Verdi’s Requiem , June 5,6 and 7 at Hertz Hall in Berkeley. Please see flyer.
New Church Brochure: Debbie Benko is putting the finishing touches on a new brochure for our church. Thank you to Debbie for making this long awaited project a reality! Keep your eyes open for it. The Administrative Board thinks you’ll like it.
Save the Date: Seventh Annual Jean Eakle Art Auction is Saturday, September 26. This is an earlier date than we have held the event before. Donators of art and craft items take special note.
CA/Nev Annual Conference registration is open at www.cnumc.org/acs15.
United Methodist Women are starting a collection for 10 School Kits. We now have all our supplies for our school kit bags. A warm and generous thank you for your donations of supplies or money to get the supplies.
In conjunction with Point Richmond Acoustic and PRJazz we are hoping to have our PA System upgraded by fall. A Bose PA System with 2 columns for ear level multi-directional speakers, a bass speaker and a 1191 mixer with 14 channels is what is desired by Pastor Dan, Bruce Kaplan and Kit Eakle to improve our sound quality for many years to come. We would like to raise $4000 by fall. How you can help: We will be selling piano keys for $45 each to help us reach this goal. Doreen Leighton will have a chart of piano keys and you can color or sign your key when you donate.
If you would like to donate for relief for the people of Nepal, go to umcor.org the Advance.
Don’t forget that donations for Imagine No Malaria are always welcome.
Sunday, May 24, 3 pm: The Multi-Cultural Music Fellowship presents the Triskela Celtic Harp Trio and the Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble playing music from the British Isles, Latin America and California. Suggested donations: children $10, adults $20 except children under 12 $5 and seniors $15. Reserve tickets and more information about the group: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also available at the door. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond.
Junktique II, Monday, May 25, 9 am to 3 pm the basement will be open. Furniture, appliances, books and more. Pancake Breakfast 8 am – 11 am. Our famous pancake recipe and sausages. juice and coffee for only $6. Lady Bug Booth for the children. We support the Masquers Playhouse. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St. Point Richmond.
Friday, May 29, 7:30 Pm, Point Richmond Jazz presents Mads Tolling and Mads Men as the season finale. Mads Men take their cue from the cultural revolution of the 60’s and bring it up to modern day through jazz and elements of Rock & Roll. Mads Tolling, violin; Colin Hogan, piano and Sam Bevan, bass. Tickets on line $18, at door $25. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond. For information about next season ticket sales and the Saturday workshop go to prjazz.org.
Sunday, May 31, Peace with Justice Sunday. This Special Sunday is our opportunity to donate to efforts by the greater Methodist Church to donate funds to help support programs both international and national to stop injustices such as human sex trafficking, immigration reform and detention of families
Sunday, May 31, 7 pm showing of the film “The Healthcare Movie”. El Sobrante UMC is sponsoring the film and Healthcare For All, Contra Costa County which is advocating for a single payer healthcare system in California. El Sobrante UMC, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante.
Saturday, June 6, 2:30 pm, Classical Music Concert featuring Dennis Johnson. Donations to benefit Spirit in Action: spiritinaction.org.
Sunday, June 14, 3 pm Kelly Hope (Bob Hope’s son) will be speaking about his father. This is a fundraiser for the Kitchen Revival Committee of El Sobrante UMC. This should be a fun event. Donations $15. El Sobrante UMC, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante.
Ca/Nev Annual Conference, June 17-20 (Wed. thru Sat.). This year’s theme is ” Engaging Faith in the Public Square”. Registration is now open at www.cnum.org/acs15. San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA.
Save the Dates: June 14-20 for Mt. Lassen Journey Farthest Out Camp. The camp provides a time apart for spiritual growth and opening our lives to God physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The vision is to provide a place where all people are accepted with the unconditional love that Jesus shares. All ages are welcome. Registration is open through “Mt. Lassen JFO”.
Sunday, June 21, Father’s Day Jazz Service: Dan Damon Jazz Quartet, 11 am Service with singer Sheilani Alix.
The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is meeting in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the Reconciling Ministries Network. Gather at the River, Thursday, August 6 to Sunday, August 9. The conference will be working on issues of justice throughout the church and resolutions they would like to see presented at the General Conference in 2016. Register at http://www.gather2015.org/.
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