TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024

Annual Meeting Sunday

The annual meeting of Piedmont Community Church will be held this Sunday, June 23 in the Sanctuary immediately following worship.

Childcare will be provided. Attend in person or online.


Your Annual Report is Ready

The church year goes by quickly, and many events and accomplishments can become a blur.

Enter the Annual Report.

Your copy is available for download or online reading now.


Women Walking Together

The weather was perfect and spirits were high on Saturday as a handful of ladies from our Women Together group, along with two bouncy canines, met up at Redwood Bowl off Skyline Avenue for hiking, fresh air and free-flowing conversation. We invite all women to join our group on the Church Center App for future events.

Video Series Magnifies Church Life

In our new video series we call Piedmont Church Stories, short, shareable videos will tell your story, magnifying the little things that make a big difference.

Our second focuses on our Church Work Day that took place Saturday, June 9.

Future videos will feature church projects, outreach and fellowship events. To suggest a specific story, contact Michael Barber at Michael@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.

Let the Painting Begin

The Buildings and Grounds Committee is pleased to announce that our summer projects are getting underway.

We are starting by painting the entire exterior of the campus. Scaffolding is currently being built on the Main Building. The surface will be prepared for painting by power washing and fixing any dry rot. Then, paint will be applied.

The work is expected to continue through June. Then next, the Christian Education (C.E.) Building will be painted. The entire project is set to be completed by the end of July. 


As part of a maintenance plan, Integrity Paint and General Contracting will power wash all vertical surfaces and do touch up painting as needed for the next five years. These efforts will ensure that our investment is maintained properly and the paint job has the longest life possible.

Jay Foreman, Assistant Property Manager


From Sunday, June 16 - Steve Schibsted preached, Blessed are the poor in spirit. Church member Carolyn Chun was our liturgist. Glen Hall and Stephen Main provided our music.


New Audio System In Service

Our church has received a much-needed audio system upgrade. The equipment went LIVE on Sunday. The new system provides high-quality audio throughout all of our worship programming, enhancing both music and the spoken word in our Sanctuary and on our livestream broadcast.

While it's entirely likely that all will go well, we ask for patience over the next few weeks as we learn and implement the new system.


High School Retreat Recap

By Kerry Persichitte

High school students enjoyed an unforgettable three-day, two-night retreat in the scenic town of Seaside, California. During their stay, they built lasting relationships, explored the significance of prayer and shared countless moments of joy and fun.

They cherished tender moments on the beach, on the water and in their cozy home away from home.

Throughout the retreat, they discovered the profound meaning and power of prayer, created memory boxes and wrote prayers for themselves and others. It was evident that each student experienced a powerful encounter with God.

Summer Splash Sundays

Kids and students, get ready to splash into summer! Each Sunday in July, we've got the fun covered with an awesome theme! Add them to your calendars now so you don't miss out.

Who: Pre-K, Elementary, MS + HS students

Where: NextGen 

When: During regular Sunday programming, 10-11am

July 7 | Serving Students Sunday (filling backpacks)

July 14 | Saddle Up Sunday

July 21 | Sundae Sunday

July 28 | Super Soaker Sunday


The Grief Group meets in the Murdoch Room. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 25 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


Refugee Task Force: Canadian wing

The Refugee Task Force (RTF) continues to work with all of our past families, keeping contact and helping as we can. One family, the Fazlis, find themselves in need of help. 

It's a complex story, but we are looking for a support organization (faith-based or not) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Toronto is the closest large city) to coordinate activities and to sponsor Fazli family members out of Afghanistan and into Canada. 

If you know someone in the Hamilton or Toronto area, please ask them if they want to help. You can tell them that their efforts can really make a huge difference. 

Contact Scott Willis at (510) 409 2832

Work at Harbor House Saturday

Participate in a Project Peace workday at our local partner Harbor House this Saturday, June 22, from 9am - 12 noon. 

While all ages are always welcome at Harbor House for Days of Service, we're giving an extra special invitation to young families. On that day, 100% of our projects will be kid-friendly. Projects will include things like weeding our garden, washing our vans, washing classroom walls, prepping crafts for summer day camp, etc. No heavy lifting or power tools. For anyone who stays for our Lunch and Learn afterwards, we'll offer kid-friendly choices for lunch, as well as a bounce house and time to play on our new climbing structure.

For those interested in learning more about Harbor House and the work they do to support children and families in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland, there will be a lunch and tour provided at 12 noon. 



A Delightful Evening in the Courtyard

You're invited to an al fresco make your own pizza night under the lights in the Courtyard. We’ll gather on Friday, July 26, from 5:30-8:30pm for grilled pizzas, salad, wine and dessert. 

Sign up below or in the Courtyard after service beginning June 22. 

Cost for dinner is $15 for adults ($20 at the door) and $5 for kids under 18 ($10 at the door). Bring family, friends and neighbors for a fun night of fellowship.


Back by popular demand, we're hosting another FREE adults Game Night on Friday, August 23 from 6:30-9pm in the Courtyard. Sangrias, chips, guacamole, salsa and dessert will be served.  

Enjoy Poker, Mexican Train, Rummikub, Scrabble and more. Bring your favorite game if you’d like. 

Click the registration link or sign up in the Courtyard after worship by August 23. Contact Kathy Hurd at (916) 343-1519


The Theater Group is gearing up for summer programs. We are a very casual group: someone makes plans for an event and others may decide to join - sometimes with dinner out ahead of the event.

If you’d like to be notified of upcoming shows (theater, musicals, ballet, etc), please go to our Church Center app and add your name, or you may contact Linda McClain at lindamcclain@me.com or Judy Wright at rbwright1@me.com. If you’re planning an outing and would enjoy having others join you, let us know and we’ll add it to the schedule.

Here’s the schedule so far:

Thursday, June 20, 8pm

Woodminster Amphitheater - Guys & Dolls

(potluck picnic before)

Wednesday, July 10, 7pm

Berkeley Rep - Mother Road

Thursday, July 18, 8pm

Woodminster - Jersey Boys

(picnic before)

Thursday, August 15, 8 pm

Woodminster - Sister Act

(picnic before)

Pickleball Sundays, 1-3pm

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


Download The Church Center App

The Church Center App is the fastest way to get information about your church, check-in your family for events, give donations, browse and join groups, register for events and get involved throughout the week. If you haven't already done so, be sure to add your contact information to the Church Center App's directory. It's the only way to get into the directory.

Go to your mobile App store and download 'Church Center' App.


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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