Doing the Work: Confronting and Addressing Our Role in Systemic Racism - Resources
PCUSA – Black Lives Matter
The Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) sponsored a week of anti-racism education, spiritual renewal and action. Click on the link to learn more, including videos of events from the past week. https://www.pcusa.org/weekofaction/#3
How Black Lives Matter Is Changing the Church
Brenda Salter McNeil used to think that it was not the place of a pastor to talk about systemic racism. Ferguson changed her mind.
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ON WITNESS AND RESPAIR: A PERSONAL TRAGEDY FOLLOWED BY PANDEMIC
The acclaimed novelist Jesmyn Ward lost her beloved husband and father of her children as COVID-19 swept across the country. She writes through her grief about how Black Lives Matter protests intersected with her personal loss.
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Dated List of our Enews Anti-Racism resources from are on the website and will be updated weekly.
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Loving Our Neighbors – The Mission Committee
List of Agencies for Donations – Suggested by Mission Committee
On the Zoom gathering last Sunday, a few people asked about where people are donating funds to help with urgent current needs in our community and country. The Mission Committee has put together a list of agencies they recommend. Click here. Click here for list
Gift Cards for Communities Affected by Fires - CAN YOU HELP?
Our friend, Rev. Curran Reichert, pastor at First Congregational Church in Sonoma is seeking support for many families in Sonoma County who have lost their homes in the fires raging in the unincorporated area of the wine country. They are really struggling to feed and clothe their families. She is seeking gift cards for Target so that families can buy school clothes, Safeway cards so that people can feed their families, or 76 Gas cards so that people who are going to work, can afford to get there.
If you are able to contribute, please make a check out to OUR church, First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael and put Sonoma in the Memo line. Send or drop off your check to the church. We will collect the checks and purchase the gift cards (like we do for our Thanksgiving baskets). Thank you for your support of these families in this time of need.
Pedal for Protein – P4P
Help Support Local Food Banks and Pop-Up Pantries in Northern CA in this time of great need
Click here to read about how you can log miles and/or donate money to this important mission project.
Meals for TransHeartline House
The next date our church is providing meals for the TransHeartline House is September 13. If you would like to help the meal, please contact Barbara Royall email@example.com
Wednesday Book Reflections on Zoom
New – September Bible Study on Revelation with Rev. Bob Hirni
Although brimming with mysterious symbolism, Revelation is a book of hope that has sustained the oppressed through the ages. Whether you are a seasoned student of the Bible or new to its study, gain a deeper understanding of this often misunderstood but ultimately hopeful text.
Send your questions to Bob Hirni - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Weekly Discussion – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Wednesday, September 9
Women’s Book Group
Our book for September is Astoria by Peter Stark. We will be meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:00 pm. All are welcome to join in the discussion. For more information contact Susan Isler email@example.com
Men’s Book Group
We are meeting via Zoom at 8:30 am. September book - Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
September 10, Chapter 1 - 9
September 24, Chapters 17 - 17
All men are welcome.
For info contact Alan Pabst firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Info for all gatherings
Click on link (includes password)
or Click on link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/738258079
Password for the FPCSR Zoom room. 996359
Meeting ID: 738 258 079
Call in number 1-669-900-9128
Zoom Sundays Today 11:00 am – 11:45 Coffee Hour and Conversation
+ Share responses to the sermon and service based on your personal experiences.
Wednesday Book Study 12:00 noon
Wednesday Reflections focused on the book study. All are welcome.
Centering Prayer Thursdays 10:00 am
Contact Kay Collette for information email@example.com
1) Send a check to the church
First Presbyterian Church, 1510 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
2) Set up automatic payments through your bank
3) Give on line through our secure link - https://www.fpcsr.org/giving
New Church Directory coming soon
FPCSR has prepared a new church directory for all active members and friends. It will be sent soon as a pdf file and you may request a paper copy.
Photo Directory Project – Let’s See Your Smiling Face!
Please send your photo by today! Each person or family groups is invited to submit a recent photo by Sept. 6. There will also be some collage pages to feature photos of what people have been doing during this pandemic and sheltering in place to survive and thrive. So take some pictures of what you have been up to. For more info, contact Ginny Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org