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!

SPECIAL NOTE: THIS SUNDAY, PLEASE BRING CLEMENTINES, ORANGES, “CUTIES”, AND RAISINS THAT WILL BE PASSED OUT ON TABLES DURING OUR THANKSGIVING DINNER! 

 

Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble – November 23rd

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.

Click here for tickets and more information!

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

Sunday, December 1st, 4:00pm

Ghost Ship Memorial Concert

Next Sunday, join us as Lake Merritt UMC hosts a FREE Memorial Concert for the victims of the Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland. Performers include Voices of Silicon Valley (under the direction of Cyril Deaconoff), and bands that represent the music scene of the fire victims. It’ll be a time of great music and reflection. Bring your family, friends, and share with the community. For more information, email voices.sv@gmail.com or see Neil, in our church office.

 

Saturday, December 14th, 5:00pm

Taylor Memorial UMC Winter Gospel Concert

Taylor Memorial UMC will host its 5th annual Winter Gospel Concert, showcasing its amazing gospel choir Taylor Anointed PraiseFor tickets and information, please click here or see Neil, in our church office.

 

Fellowship Snacks are provided by members of the congregation.

Last name Family Groupings for Fellowship Snacks:

Group 1: A-C 

Group 2: D-H

Group 3: I-Q will provide snacks for Fellowship this week.

Group 4: R-Z