TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024

Due to inclement weather, the work day has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 9am - 12noon.

Join the fun of our Spring Work Day this Saturday from 9am to 12noon. Lunch will be provided. We'll start in Guild Hall at 9am for coffee and donuts, then work on gardening, painting, cleaning windows, dusting and generally sprucing up our beautiful facility. 

Click on the link below to register. Contact Jay Foreman at Jay@PiedmontChurch.org


Don't Miss A Beat!

Our church calendar is updated almost daily to include all meetings, worship times and special events.


Deadline for Messenger articles is 12 noon Monday.

Items received after Monday will be considered for the next edition.

It's Americana Sunday

This Sunday, the musicians of Piedmont Church will present another of our celebrated Americana services. Drawing on the talents of Mitch Polzak, Grammy-award winner Mads Tolling, and your beloved vocal soloists, we’ll be presenting a toe-tapping array of old gospel favorites, mountain melodies and bluegrass 

Choir Sunday is June 2

On Sunday, June 2 at 10am, the Chancel Choir and orchestra will present Gabriel Fauré’s incomparably beautiful Requiem. Composed in 1888, this exquisite piece of music broke new ground as Fauré explored the subject of death and the afterlife from a radically new point view: as rest and light, rather than judgment and fear. Also on the program that day will be two new orchestral offerings by Stephen Main in keeping with the overall theme. Our spring Choir Sunday always culminates the choir’s work through the year, and you won’t want to miss this deeply moving performance.


Campaign Ends with $956k Committed

The Stewardship Committee and Board of Trustees want to express our immense appreciation to each of you who committed financial gifts to our 2023-2024 Stewardship Giving Campaign. 

The campaign has ended and due to your tremendous generosity, we received 186 gift commitments raising $956,283, achieving 80% of our $1.2M campaign goal. This is an 8% year-over-year increase from the $883,447 received from our 2022-2023 campaign. The average commitment gift this campaign year is $5,141. That is 20% higher than the 2022-2023 average gift amount of $4,289.


Thank you so much for your continued spiritual and financial support of our church.


To ensure a balanced operating budget for the year 2023-2024, the gap between monies raised and our $1.2M goal will be filled once again through a reserves transfer. Our five-year vision team is currently working on a plan to align our operating expenses with revenue so we can achieve long-term financial sustainability.


In the meantime, if you would like to make a gift to help close this year's campaign gap, which will help reduce the amount being transferred from our reserves, please contact Toni in the church office. Your financial gifts, of any amount, are needed and always greatly welcomed. - Steven Thorne, Stewardship Chair


From Sunday, May 5 - It's Communion Sunday. Don Ashburn preaches on Psalm 23. Dottie Hutch leads us in worship. Music performed by Stephen Main and our Chancel Choir.



What is Prayer Anyway?

Unplug, unwind and explore the power of prayer

This 3-day retreat in Monterey, held Wednesday through Friday, is designed specifically for high schoolers (ages 14-18) seeking to deepen their connection with faith and explore the role of prayer in their lives.

Unleash the Power Within:

  • Deep Discussions & Real Talk: Dive into thought-provoking sessions about prayer, faith, and navigating the challenges of high school.
  • Small Group Support: Build a strong community and connect with peers through open and honest small group discussions.
  • Epic Adventures: Take a break from the daily grind with exciting outings to the beach and a captivating aquarium visit (admission included!).
  • Chill Vibes & Cozy Stays: Relax and unwind in a comfortable VRBO house, fostering a sense of community.
  • Fueling the Fun: Enjoy delicious home-cooked meals or pizza nights (included!) to keep you energized for the retreat.
  • Carpool Crew: Travel conveniently by carpool, leaving at noon on Wednesday and returning at 4:00 pm on Friday.

Cost: $350 (includes $50 admission to the Aquarium and all meals)

Ready to ask the big questions and explore your faith in a supportive and fun environment? Register today!


Kids Summer Camp with Scuba


Get ready for an incredible week of adventure at Piedmont Community Church's Kids Summer Camp with Scuba! It's a whole week of non-stop fun designed just for kids.


Summer camp is an unforgettable week filled with phenomenal teaching, fantastic worship and biblical truth presented in a very unique way, for kids ages 4 through 5th grade. This will be an awesome week for kids to build relationships with friends and leaders, and go deeper into their relationship with Christ. Camp will be held June 3-7 from 8:30am to noon and aftercare will be available for an additional fee from 12-3pm.

We’ll end the week with a fabulous Luau, water slide and other tropical fun. 

Cost:  $189/per child

  • Aftercare from 12-3pm is available at an additional cost of $75. Kids staying for aftercare should bring their own lunch.

Registration deadline is June 1. Contact Kerry Persichitte at Kerry@PiedmontChurch.org



Evelyn Edens Memorial

A memorial service for Evelyn Edens, mother of Alison Fletcher and grandmother of Darren Fletcher, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 2pm.


The Grief Group meets in the Murdoch Room. Our next meeting will be Monday, May 13 at 10am.

The group is open to anyone who has lost loved ones and is looking for a caring and supportive space with others who have also felt this profound loss. 

Contact Alison Fletcher at (510) 813-5959


Online Bible Study

Don Ashburn leads a weekly online Bible Study on Monday mornings from 10-11am. We will be studying the Old Testament book of Ruth through May 13, then we'll break for the summer.

To participate fully, no previous experience in Bible study is expected or required. Just come with an open heart and mind and see where the Spirit leads you. Contact Don at Don@PiedmontChurch.Org

The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83767472723

Please Note: Don Ashburn will be on sabbatical from May 21 until July 5. For part of that time, he will be traveling in Britain; visiting sacred sites and spending time with family and friends.


Help Overcome Food Insecurity

Nearly 12% of Bay Area residents are food insecure. Join your Piedmont Church friends at the Alameda County Community Food Bank on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:30am to bag food for distribution to ACCFB recipients. 

Contact Jeff McClain at jeff.mcclain@mac.com

Carpooling can be arranged.



We are a very casual Shared Interest Group: someone makes plans for an event and others may decide to join - sometimes with dinner out ahead of the event. 

Friday, May 24

Smuin Ballet, Dance Series II - Lesher Center, Walnut Creek

Wednesday, May 29

Galileo, Berkeley Rep - Berkeley

Friday, May 31

Doubt, Altarena Playhouse - Alameda

Please send your ideas for other events to Linda McClain at lindamcclain@me.com and Judy Wright at rbwright1@mac.com. And let us know if you’d like to be added to our Theater Group notifications. 

Pickleball Sundays, 1-3pm

Join in on the craze that's sweeping the nation: pickleball! We play on Sundays from 1-3pm in the indoor gym, second floor of the Christian Education Building. All are welcome. Equipment is provided and no experience is required. Contact Lucille Yee at  lucilleyee@gmail.com. See you on the court!

'Breathe' Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Join with others who seek the refreshment of meditation and the opportunity to enhance their spiritual growth through the concept of sangha or sitting in silence within a group.

Sit tall, take a breath and find your path. Contact Sara Hirsch at sara1.hirsch1@gmail.com

Seniors Gathering Opportunity

Seniors Seeking Conversation and Coffee meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in Guild Parlor, 9:30-11am.

All seniors, aged 65-110 years, are welcome. Contact Ann Chandler at

(510) 444-0280


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Church Office Hours

The church office is now open Monday through Thursday, 11am - 1pm.

For your convenience, we now accept Venmo mobile for making donations using your phone. We are @PiedmontChurch


The Messenger

Piedmont Church’s online newsletter, The Messenger, is the primary source of communication. The Messenger is published digitally and distributed via email weekly.

Deadline for articles to appear in The Messenger is 12 noon each Monday. Articles submitted after deadline will be considered for the following week.

Michael Barber edits copy and designs the layout of each Messenger with careful consideration of article placement. Placement is determined based on relevance to the congregation and the wider community. 


Sunday Bulletin

Sunday bulletin and worship announcements are decided by Michael based on Tuesday discussions with Staff and lay leadership.

Print deadline for Sunday Bulletin is Tuesday, 12pm.

Church Calendar

All information regarding the church calendar, including event dates, setup times and meetings, should be sent to Jay Foreman at Jay@PiedmontChurch.org


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