Sunday, May 26, after worship
Showing of a film documentary made by a British undercover reporter for the Al Jazeera news agency. The film looks at how the Zionist Party in Israel uses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to influence the government through lobbying.
Please join us for a time of reflection and friendship in OCC’s Fireside Room. Feel free to bring a snack/beverage to share, or just show up. The theme will be Beginnings and Endings. Please RSVP to Leslie Darwin O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22nd.
We have reserved units in Yosemite's rustic Housekeeping Camp---a cross between car-camping and a motel. Each unit/cabin sleeps up to 4 people. We reserved 15 cabins, $250 each.
This all-ages weekend includes fun free-time activities on Saturday, a Saturday night cocktail party (please bring an appetizer to share), and then fellowship and singing around the campfire. And a church service by the river on Sunday morning. To make reservations, please send a check made out to Orinda Community Church with “Yosemite” in the memo line. Please let us know how many people will be attending. Invite your friends to join us!
Mike and Elisabeth Kersten will offer a one- hour slide show on their 3-week February tour of Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
The itinerary included Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem Haifa, Caesarea, Capernaum, the Gholam Heights, Bethany, the Dead Sea, Masada, Amman, Petra, Luxor and Giza.
Join others as we travel to the Alameda County Community Food Bank for an afternoon of sorting. We gather at church at 11:15 p.m., then carpool together for a lunch at In-N-Out. Our shift is from 12:30-3:30 pm, and we are back to church around 4:00 p.m. Questions: contact Rev. Jim Brommers Bergquist at church, or email@example.com.
For our next Men's Group gathering, we will watch the film "The Bill Murray Stories" (just over an hour long), then discuss the ways that this great comedian points to how we might live in the moment - and how to bring mindfulness to each of our encounters.
"The film follows Leonardo DiCaprio, the Academy Award-winning actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. The core issues represented in this journey are broken down into these categories: fossil fuels, methane gas, palm oil, geopolitical landscape and the U.S. political landscape."
We gather around tables for a shared meal and conversation, then move into a time of
program. For Potluck: A-H: Entree I-P: Salad/Appetizer/Fruit Q-Z: Dessert
o Sacred Music
Featuring our many amazing soloists, musicians, and choir
o "Come As You Are" Pageant
Where kids choose their costumes and get to be part of the story (no rehearsal necessary)
Sing some favorite and classic Christmas songs
o Candlelight Closing
o A Christmas Message
o And more!
Dinner - 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Service - 6:45 p.m., Chapel
We start in the Fellowship Hall to share a simple meal, and then move to the Chapel for a time of worship. There is much hustle and bustle during this time, and so we take a moment to pause, to reflect on the joys and difficult times of the season, and to be together. Jim will offer a reflection, and Ann Moss and David Milnes will lead us through the music. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 17, if you plan to attend the dinner.
Reunion for People from Butte County who have been displaced and who are staying in the Lamorinda Area
No one can imagine what you are experiencing, but we want to offer you a meal and some time together. We also will try to help answer questions about Lamorinda.
4:00 Hors D’oeuvres and hot cider
This event is free.We welcome anyone from Butte County, as well as their hosts. RSVP so that we may plan for food to 925-254-4906
The Chancel Choir will give a special performance on Reformation Sunday, October 28, of Bach's Cantata # 80, Ein Feste Burg. Based on the Luther hymn, A Mighty Fortress is our God, the performance will feature our choir and soloists accompanied by a guest instrumental ensemble. Bring your friends!