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Following Jesus:
An Invitation to Show Up
(with hope and courage!)

 
Over the last month, in our Pirate + Salt journey, we've explored how resurrection invites us into a life of hope and courage as we follow Jesus into the world.

When Jesus taught about life in God's kingdom, it wasn't a far off, future invitation but a reality for today, in the hear and now, made possible by the work of Jesus. Following Jesus and learning to trust in resurrection is not a path of escape from the world but an invitation to Live fully in the world.

As we follow Jesus, hope is stirred within us.
As we follow Jesus, our courage & bravery grow. 
As we follow Jesus, we put these gifts to work where they're needed around us! 

When we feel afraid.
When tragedy strikes.
When loneliness creeps in.
When life takes an unexpected turn. 

As we follow Jesus, we show up with whatever we have - an ounce of courage, a handful of hope, a few loaves and fishes - and trust the economy of God's kingdom is one of abundance. 

I'm continually grateful to be part of a community that shows up in generosity, faith, trust, and hope; let's keep pushing ahead as we follow Jesus!

dave

Steward Team Nominations

Open through July 15
 

It's time for our annual Steward Team transition! Each year, we invite our local community to nominate women and men to join the team that prayerfully discerns and guides our community forward. 

Nominations close Monday, July 15 so get started!

To submit a nomination, click here>

 

Open Door Students

Laser Tag & more! (July 16)


We are hosting a summer of events for our Open Door Students (5th grade+)!  This month's meetup? LASER TAG!

Email codybthompson@gmail.com by TONIGHT to let us know if your students (and their friends) will be there!

Summer Meet-ups Lineup:
July 16: Laser Tag 
Aug 6: Service Project
Aug 27: Tell Your Story/Make a Movie


more details>

Women's Connect

July 17


Join us at 6:30PM for dinner as we enjoy the summer sunshine and dine outside at the Peony Garden Chinese Restaurant in Walnut Creek! 

Email Jaclyn to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Summer Lineup - 
July 17: Peony Garden Dinner
Aug 21: Campfire, chats, drinks + snacks

Project Peace Day of Service

August 10


Join us as we join Project Peace for their Day of Service on August 10, 9am-noon!

We are inviting Open Door to join 2 specific sites:
Crossroads High School (Concord)
Piedmont Ave Elementary (Oakland)

A Day of Service involves community “sweat equity.” Landscaping, classroom book "leveling", construction, painting, organizing, cleaning up a watershed, mural painting, and more include some of the projects we take on at a Day of Service. Project Peace exists to create partnerships between local churches and services that work together for just and sustainable communities in Berkeley, Oakland, and surrounding areas.

Click here for more info and to sign up>

 


Calendar Snapshot 


July 12: Men's Morning Circle 
July 14: Sunday Gathering
July 16: Open Door Students (Laser Tag)
July 17: Women's Connect (Walnut Creek)
Aug 10: Project Peace Day of Service


see the calendar>
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