TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2024

Join the fun of our Spring Work Day Saturday, June 8, 9am - 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 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.

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.

Church App Training Session June 9

Are you having trouble logging in or accessing the new Piedmont Church online directory? You're invited to a 1-hour training session with Operations Coordinator Mariana Navarrete on Sunday, June 9 in the Sanctuary after worship. 

This hands-on session will guide you through the app’s basics with video demos and practical exercises. For a smoother experience, please bring your email address and password.


From Sunday, May 12 - The musicians of Piedmont Church 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 presented a toe-tapping array of old gospel favorites, mountain melodies and bluegrass 



'Move Up Sunday' is June 2

On Sunday, June 2, everyone is invited to the NextGen Welcome Area of the C.E. Building immediately following service for a short ceremony and celebration.  

Move Up Sunday is the day when all of our NextGen students, from our kiddos all the way up to high school, officially move up a grade and, depending on their age, into a new part of the program. 

Everyone is welcome to come cheer them on and enjoy the cake and goodies from 11am - 1pm.

To help us prepare, sign up ahead of time on the link below:


Get Your Jump On

Calling all middle and high students, it’s time to get your jump on! This Sunday, May 19, we are headed to Rockin’ Jump, an indoor trampoline park in Concord.


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 this Saturday, May 18, 2pm.

Dick Deutsche Memorial

Longtime Piedmont Church member Richard (Dick) Deutsche passed from this life today, May 14, 2024. A memorial service is being planned. Please check Messenger and future bulletins for information.


Work at Harbor House June 22

Participate in a Project Peace workday at our local partner Harbor House on 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. 

For more information and to sign up, contact Mike Bandrowski at mike.bandrowski@gmail.com

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.



A Delightful Evening in the Courtyard

You're invited to an al fresco 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.


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 17, 7:30pm

Diablo Ballet, Firebird - Lesher Center, Walnut Creek

Sunday, May 19, 2pm

Chanticleer Theater, Just My Type

(with our own Geoff Colton)

Castro Valley Community Center

Friday, May 24, 8pm

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

Wednesday, May 29, 7pm

Galileo, Berkeley Rep - Berkeley

Friday, May 31, 8pm

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

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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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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