Lift Your Spirits with Us at Pride 2018
Oakland Pride March, Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00 am: March Line-Up: 14th Street and Clay Street, Downtown Oakland
Pride Service, Sunday September 16, 2018, 10:00 am, Church Sanctuary, 12540 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
Many of us have felt discouraged and uneasy due to the words and actions of the current White House Administration. Those of us in the LGBTQ communities, along with our allies, have particularly experienced concern about the increasingly divisive, bigoted, partisan rhetoric we hear on a daily basis.
The Pride season offers up an opportunity to feel connected, supported, energized and uplifted.
On September 9th, join us at 14th Street and Clay in Downtown Oakland, as we unite with our friends from the various United Church of Christ congregations in the Bay Area, for the 2018 Oakland Pride March. Families, children, pets, those of differing abilities, races, religions and statuses…. all are encouraged and welcome at this event.
On September 16th, make your way up the hill to our sanctuary at 12540 Skyline Boulevard for our annual Pride Sunday Service. We will celebrate the history of the resilient rainbow spirit and the unique gifts of the LGBTQ community and beyond, with special music and artistry from throughout our community.
All are appreciated and welcome!
Sunday, March 25, 12-1 PM: Sandwich making for homeless people in Oakland. Join Pastor Laurie, Shaun Bernhardt, music director Benjamin & his boys here at Skyline in the preschool classroom area for sandwich making for people who are hungry. A group of us will deliver these to a local encampment from 1 – 2 pm. All ages & all are welcome to join us for one or both activities. Bring your sandwich making supplies! Contact Pastor Laurie.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Collaborators,
Good afternoon! I’m writing to invite you to join us for the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy’s annual retreat, scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 9am to 12noon at Skyline UCC (12540 Skyline Blvd in Oakland).
We welcome our extended family of faith leaders to this morning session, whose featured speakers will focus on where we stand a year into the present national crisis, and what lies ahead in our work for 2018 and beyond.
This session will also be an opportunity to learn about FAME’s work in collaboration with the national Poor Peoples’ Campaign (PPC) called for by Rev. Dr. William Barber, and how you and your communities can connect with the Campaign’s call for Forty Days of Direct Action beginning in May.
We also encourage you to bring colleagues, congregants and friends to this morning session, so that we can continue to share more broadly the crucial connections between our faith traditions and the call to economic and racial justice.
Please RSVP directly to me, David Brazil, so we can be sure and include you in the count for lunch! And of course please let me know if you have any questions.
With blessings and best wishes — David
David Brazil, Program Coordinator, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy
office : 510.893.7106, extension 315
Featuring: Cantori, a an acclaimed after-school training choir for the Grammy Award winning Pacific Boychoir Academy Troubadours –http://www.pacificboychoir.org/choir.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 10 a.m.
At Skyline Community Church, UCC
Come to listen to these young people’s beautiful music with a soaring view of the Oakland Hills to Mt. Diablo as a backdrop. The concert is in the midst of and following a special abbreviated service. Chocolate protein bars given to singers and the first 20 children in attendance. The first 80 adults receive a novelty mini-carnation.
Would you let a friend know about this?
Free will offering to support the homeless in Oakland, including St Vincent de Paul & St Mary’s.
Co- sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Alameda County (ICAC)
If you can help by donating food or money, please contact the office (510-531-8212 email@example.com)
See you there and bring a friend!
Donors: Trader Joe’s, Skyline Church UCC
Feb 14th at 7 – 7:30 pm @skylineucc.org
A brief service with Pastor Laurie and Music Director Benjamin Mertz.
Meditation, Taize music, prayers, ashes, candlelight
Sun, 2/11: Discussion/Conversation with Pastor Laurie: Dr. King’s Last Sermon
In the sanctuary from 11:30 – 12 noon Join Pastor Laurie for a discussion after worship about Dr King’s last sermon the night before he was assassinated. Did he know? How did he provide comfort and vision and reassurance for the movement? Where do we go from here, 50 years later?
Sun, 2/11: Where Do We Go From Here: Dr. Barber & the Poor Peoples Campaign, Sunday, February 11, 4:30 to 6:30 at City of Refuge UCC. Following Rev. Dr. William Barber’s visit to the Bay Area, join us for a community conversation on local struggles for racial and economic justice! All are welcome to this FREE event. The Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy is honored to co-present this event with City of Refuge UCC. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat, 2/17: Skyline folks will be going to AAMLO (African American Museum and Library) on Saturday, February 17, 2 pm, to hear a presentation by a National Park Service Ranger on the subject of “Buffalo Soldiers at the Presidio.” This is in keeping with the Black History Month theme this year of “African Americans in Times of War.” This is a chance to see one of the more beautiful historic buildings of Oakland, as well as an interesting and informative presentation. If timing is right, we can go together for a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants. Contact Nancy T.
Sun, 2/18: Rev Robert Wilkins preaching 10 AM; see bio below.
Fri, 2/23, Time to Be Determined: Black Panther Movie: Join us on Friday night, February 23rd at Grand Lake Theatre for evening showing of “Black Panther” the Marvel superhero action movie. Contact Nancy Taylor. “Black Panther touches on black identity and the fantasy of a people unburdened. There is an interesting argument with Blaxploitation films. The movies, predominantly made during the 1970s, are usually characterized by having a predominantly African-American cast, with the lead character having to deal with some endemic problem affecting their community, while also having to fight “The Man,” who’s in the form of corrupt cops, corrupt city officials, corrupt business officials, or any other aspect of society associated with white assholes…..” Read More of this review.
Sun, 2/25: Join Nancy Taylor to carpool to City of Refuge UCC after church to attend their 1 pm service.
See the display on bulletin board in Friendship Room
Rev Robert Wilkins: Rev. Wilkins is the Managing Director of Encounter Alliance, a consulting firm which advises churches and faith-inspired organizations on all aspects of organizational development and mission fulfillment. Wilkins serves a host of community and professional organizations including the One Pacific Coast Foundation (Board of Directors), the Lake Merritt Uptown District Association (Corporate Secretary), the California YMCA State Alliance (Public Policy Committee), American Baptist Seminary of the West (Trustee) and the Graduate Theological Union (Trustee, Library Committee Chair) among others.
Rev. Wilkins is a graduate of the University of Southern California (Religion – Biblical Studies) and earned Master of Divinity degrees from both Fuller Theological Seminary and American Baptist Seminary of the West. He has completed class studies in the Doctor of Ministry program at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Rev. Wilkins is a graduate of the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is an alumnus Fellow at the Center for Social Innovation (also at Stanford). Wilkins holds a Certificate in Strategic Marketing from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.