Advent Sunday, November 17th, 10:30am

On the 17th, we begin celebrating the season of Advent. During this six-week period, we will reflect on the events leading up to the birth of Jesus the Christ.

Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble November Concerts

Join Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble for our November concerts — Passion, Joy and Beauty: Poulenc, Fauré and Britten — two performances of exquisite twentieth century music for women’s voices and organ, under the direction of Guest Conductor Robert Wells. Voci will bring to life Benjamin Britten’s inventive Missa Brevis in D, Francis Poulenc’s stunning Litanies à la Vierge Noire, Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Messe Basse, and other notable works by Maurice Duruflé and Emma Lou Diemer.

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All of these composers derived inspiration from medieval Gregorian chant, cleverly reworking these sacred plainchants into innovative and beautiful new works. Voci will be joined by internationally acclaimed organist Jonathan Dimmock and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Concert Choir. You won’t want to miss this concert! This fall’s concerts mark the 17th year of Voci’s Voices in Peace concert series. Begun in 2001, this fall tradition offers stunningly beautiful music to calm and inspire us on a path to peace.

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 7:30 PM St. Perpetua Catholic Church 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette Tickets | Directions

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 4:00 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland Tickets | Directions 

 

 

Sunday, November 24th, 12:00pm Noon

All-Church Conference will take place on the 24th during Fellowship in the Stark Room. All are welcome! Special dessert will be served to those who attend!

 

Wednesday, November 27th, 8:00 am – Thanksgiving Preparation

Beginning in the early morning will be kitchen and food prep for Thanksgiving Dinner. This includes: cleaning rooms, tables and chairs set-up, food preparation/cooking, etc.

To sign up as a volunteer for preparation, serving, and clean-up for Thanksgiving Dinner, click here for the online registration.  For more information, please contact David Betts by sending him an email at thanksgiving@lakemerrittumc.org.

Thursday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Dinner

Every year, LMUMC feeds hundreds of Oakland residents a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, we fed over 700 people.  While many came to the church for a sit-down meal, there were over 50 homeless people who live around Lake Merritt who had their meals brought to them. Final preparations will take place around 8:00am. Dinner begins at noon. Clean-up begins at 3:00pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowship Snacks are provided by members of the congregation.

Last name Family Groupings for Fellowship Snacks:

Group 1: A-C 

Group 2: D-H will provide snacks for Fellowship this week.

Group 3: I-Q

Group 4: R-Z