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Easter Egg Return for Recycle & Reuse

If you have empty easter eggs from Easter Sunday, you may return them for reuse next year. We will have a basket to collect them in worship this Sunday. Thank you! –Margaret LeWright, Children’s Ministry Team co-leader.

Sound Bath Returns!

6:45pm Friday, April 12th

After a month off in March, Sound Bath returns on Friday, April 12th. What better way to end your week than by slowing down and relaxing, surrounded by meditative vibrations and melodies? Be immersed in flowing sounds as you sit in a chair or lie on the floor with your own mat, blanket, and/or pillow.

Admittance for the church community is donation based; $20 is suggested via cash, check, or Venmo. No RSVP needed. Doors open at 6:30 pm; please arrive by 6:45. Program begins promptly at 7:00pm. Download our flyer and share to invite family and friends!

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays at noon

Gentle Yoga for body and soul is an excellent way to stretch and breathe tranquility into our mind, body, and soul. Resuming April 11th, Kathleen Bell will lead weekly classes, Thursdays at noon at Lake Merritt UMC. All are welcome.

Lake Merritt Conservancy Coalition

Friday, April 12th

The Lake Merritt Conservancy Coalition is meeting on Friday, April 12th, 7-9pm in the Laney College Auditorium. Join them as they announce a major milestone and invite other organizations to celebrate and plan next steps to protect and support Lake Merritt.

String Quartet Concert

3pm Saturday, April 27th

You are warmly invited to the first-ever concert by the Musical Chairs Quartet, an Oakland-based string quartet composed of musicians in the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony: George Han, Mark Hodgson, Laurence Lewis, and Ken Schoon.

We’re excited to perform a wide-ranging program of string quartets not commonly heard, including works by two African American composers, Florence Price and William Grant Still, and a rarely played string quartet by Felix Mendelssohn.

When: Saturday, April 27 3-4pm. Doors open at 2:45, with a reception following the concert
Where: Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland (use lakeside entrance)