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Richmond First United Methodist News and Events
Please see Jacqueline Corl-Seidel’s message from Sunday. Attached.
Joys and Concerns
Lauren McLeod welcomes your prayers for healing.
Kristi and Russ Johnson have detoured back to Idaho because her father was hospitalized. He is being transferred to a nursing home this week and once he is familiar with his surroundings, they will come home.
Mid Dornan is back at home! The cardiologist decided that the slow heart rate was being caused by her medications so they adjusted them and her heart rate improved.
Sandra Kokoruda (Fran Smith’s daughter) is having severe medical problems. She recently moved to South Dakota where the medical community has been more responsive to her medical needs than here in California. Sandra had a severe bleeding episode, but after multiple transfusions she is home and doing better. The doctors are testing her to try to determine where the bleeding is coming from. Sandra and her son, Robert are moving into their own apartment which should decrease the stress she has been under, Robert is taking good care of her. Please continue to remember them and Fran in your prayers.
Molly Smith is requesting prayers for her brother who has been treated for a brain tumor for several years and has recently entered the Hospice program. Prayers for his family and her brother as they go through this very difficult time.
Deby McFadyen is asking for prayers for her father, Jack McFadyen, who has lung cancer and has started chemotherapy She also requests prayers for a friend, Sara Talkington who has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She’s married with a 4 year old so
Pat Dornan and Linda Pereira continue to need your prayers of support and healing. Linda is walking with the use of a walker for stability. Pat has some help coming in five hours a day so she can continue her busy schedule and know that Linda is safe.
Robbie Robinson would appreciate your prayers.
Helen Wysham welcomes your prayers for healing as she undergoes chemotherapy.
Donna Roselius is requesting our prayers for healing. She continues to battle cancer and had further surgery on Tuesday. Donna is now living in Oregon. She was the founder of the Point Richmond History Association and a strong supporter of our church. Many of you may remember her and will want to add her to your prayer list.
Katherine Parker from Nepal, our missionary:
On route to Rupandehi (in the Terai lowlands) with UMN Health Team members Sushma and Rakshya. We’ll be meeting partners to give orientation to the new phase Community Health Program and I’ll be interviewing some social mobilizers to learn …more about their group engagement process. Exciting bit is that I saw the Himalayas (snowy mountains, not just the “hills” around Kathmandu) again for the first time since the monsoon rains came. This picture taken from a moving vehicle is terrible, but I am excited for cooler weather and clear skies to return. See More
— at Kalanki Ktm.
The Western Methodist Justice Movement just had a retreat at Lake Tahoe. They have composed an open letter to the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church requesting action on several timely Human Rights issues. Please see the attached letter.
Faith In Action, newsletter from the General Board of Church and Society, has several articles regarding the United Methodist Church involvement in caring for the unaccompanied children crossing our borders. To read the articles go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans are underway for our 6th Annual Jean Eakle Silent Auction on October 25, 2014, 4-7 pm at the Point San Pablo Yacht Club, 700 W. Cutting Blvd. Art work, jewelry, arts& crafts, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, music and a whole lot of fun! Suggested donation $10. Letters will be going out soon to encourage local businesses to donate. We are hoping to raffle off dinners for two, gym memberships, gift certificates, etc. We plan to have items for sale as well as auction items. Do you have art work you no longer use? Do you knit, crochet, weave, potter, make jewelry, paint or sculpt? Would you like to donate to the auction? Can you recommend a contact person for businesses that may be interested in helping us out? Please contact Debbie Benko @ 510-517-6724 or DebBenko160@aol.com< mailto:DebBenko160@aol.com
Alice Thompson announced that both the Joyful Noise Choir and Children’s Sunday School will be starting this Sunday.
Camp Liberty Update: With the current fighting and chaos in Irag, our Irani friends in Camp Liberty need your prayers and support. I am sure this is a harrowing time for them. It is reported that there are armed guards at the gates with guns pointed into the camp at all times.
Jean Ziegler, member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, is calling on the United Nations to send their “Blue Helmets” forces to protect the people in Camps Liberty and Ashraf.
*Please see article from the Washington Times.
The United Methodist Church has a shopping site a umcmarket.org where you can sign up and when you shop on line through the Market Place a percentage of your purchase comes to our church. They have updated the site and it is easier to use and user friendly. This is a very easy way to give.
Thursday, Sept. 11 is the next Administrative Board Meeting, 7 pm in Friendship Hall.
Wednesday, Sept. 17 United Methodist women make dinner for GRIP. If you would like to help or donate money towards the food, contact Doreen Leighton at 510 307 5461 or email@example.com.
Saturday, September 20 the United Methodist Women will be having a Russian Tea. Save the date and come and enjoy some traditional Russian Tea items. There will be two seatings, 11:30 am and 1 pm. Reservations through Doreen Leighton at 510 307 5461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail checks to Doreen at 236 Castro St., Richmond 94801. Tickets at the door are available , space permitting. Tickets: Adults $20/Children $10. This is a fundraiser.
Sunday, October 12 at 5 pm the SF Munich Trio will be having a concert at our church. Rebecca Rust, cello, Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon and Miles Graber, piano We always look forward to their concerts. They have been playing in China and Italy with rave reviews. This is a don’t miss concert, their music is extraordinary. If you love classical music come and enjoy. Tickets are $15 at the door. If you would like to help with refreshments, let Barbara Haley know at email@example.com.Visit their website at http://www.edelmann-rust.com/ for information about them and their playing.
The Point Richmond Jazz Concert series begins Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm. The season opens with Jason Anick and Rhythm Future. This quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy Jazz standards and original compositions. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Richmond. Season Tickets for 8 concerts, $100. For more information about the performers and tickets go to prjazz.org. Tickets $20 at the door, $15 on line.
6th Annual Jean Eakle Silent Auction: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 4-7 pm, Point San Pablo Yacht Club, 700 W. Cutting Blvd, Richmond. Donation at door $10. We will have arts/crafts for bidding; music and hors d’oeuvres to satisfy other senses and a good time! To donate or offer help, contact Debbie Benko: 510 517 6724 or DebBenko160@aol.com. Donations needed! Tax deductible donations are needed. If you craft, knit, crochet, make jewelry, sculpt, paint etc.and would like to give, contact Debbie as above.
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