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Sound Bath

6:45pm Friday, July 12th

Our Sound Bath returns this Friday, July 12th with special guest musician and sound healer Madhu Anziani. After a spinal cord injury that left him quadriplegic, Madhu used sound and energy healing to achieve a full recovery. He now offers the deeply healing modalities of music, vibration, divination, hypnotherapy and ceremony to communities around the world. You may learn more about Madhu by checking out his bio on our Eventbrite page.

Bring your favorite yoga mat, blanket, and pillow and take a deeply meditative sonic journey. Admittance for the church community is donation-based; $20 is suggested via cash, check, or Venmo. Doors open at 6:30 and close promptly at 7:00pm. Arrive by 6:45 to check in, find a spot, and get settled. Download our flyer and share to invite family and friends!


Western Jurisdictional Conference begins

The 2024 Western Jurisdictional Conference, themed “Love Without Limits,” is being held on July 10-13, 2024, in Spokane, Washington. Delegates will travel from the eastern edge of Colorado, the islands of Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan in the west, from Alaska in the north, from Arizona in the south, and all places in between to live out and model our vision: A home for all God’s people, gathered around a table of reconciliation and transformation, the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is multicultural and inclusive, engaged in the life of its communities, with confident, effective lay and clergy leadership who, in diverse ministry settings, form disciples who live out the Good News of Jesus as global citizens. 

Delegates will elect two bishops. They will also celebrate retirements and consider legislation that moves us toward living into our values and vision. The conference will conclude on Saturday afternoon (July 13) with a Service of Consecration at 1 p.m. for the new bishops. You can livestream the proceedings, read about the episcopal candidates, view the proposed legislation and reports, and review the days’ results at the following website: https://westernjurisdictionumc.org/wjc2024/


Office hours in July

Our church office hours may be abbreviated, and staff working remotely, while re-roofing continues on the church office wing. Additionally, Church Administrator Ken Schoon will be working remotely July 22-25 while visiting and assisting family. Please email the office and/or schedule an appointment if you need to stop by the office.


If you would like to submit an announcement for our weekly e-blast, please adhere to the guidelines found here. All submissions are due Wednesday by noon.

Please read ALL of the ANNOUNCEMENTS!


Sound Bath

6:45pm Friday, July 12th

Our Sound Bath returns this Friday, July 12th with special guest musician and sound healer Madhu Anziani. After a spinal cord injury that left him quadriplegic, Madhu used sound and energy healing to achieve a full recovery. He now offers the deeply healing modalities of music, vibration, divination, hypnotherapy and ceremony to communities around the world. You may learn more about Madhu by checking out his bio on our Eventbrite page.

Bring your favorite yoga mat, blanket, and pillow and take a deeply meditative sonic journey. Admittance for the church community is donation-based; $20 is suggested via cash, check, or Venmo. Doors open at 6:30 and close promptly at 7:00pm. Arrive by 6:45 to check in, find a spot, and get settled. Download our flyer and share to invite family and friends!


Western Jurisdictional Conference begins

The 2024 Western Jurisdictional Conference will be held on July 10-13, 2024, in Spokane, Washington.  The theme is “Love Without Limits.” The conference will begin with missional engagement opportunities on Wednesday, July 10, at 9 a.m. PT. Opening worship, an episcopal address, and the first plenary session will follow at 1 p.m. The conference will conclude on Saturday afternoon (July 13) with a closing service at 1 p.m. If an episcopal election is necessary, this will be a Service of Consecration.

As we gather, we will have traveled from the eastern edge of Colorado, the islands of Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan in the west, from Alaska in the north, from Arizona in the south, and all places in between to reach this lovely region. We gather to live out and model our Western Jurisdiction vision: A home for all God’s people, gathered around a table of reconciliation and transformation: the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is multicultural and inclusive, engaged in the life of its communities, with confident, effective lay and clergy leadership who, in diverse ministry settings, form disciples who live out the Good News of Jesus as global citizens. 

We gather to consider what values we share as a jurisdiction, celebrate retirements, possibly elect new bishops to serve in our jurisdiction, and consider legislation that moves us toward living into our values and vision. You can register today and learn more about the Western Jurisdictional Conference on the following website: https://westernjurisdictionumc.org/wjc2024/


If you would like to submit an announcement for our weekly e-blast, please adhere to the guidelines found here. All submissions are due Wednesday by noon.

Please read ALL of the ANNOUNCEMENTS!


Pastoral and Staff Vacation Schedule

Pastor Sunae will be on vacation for the next two weeks from 6/17-6/29. Please call Pastor Dale for any pastoral care during this time. Our Church Administrator, Deacon Ken, will be on vacation from June 24-30th and will respond to reservation requests and e-blast submissions when he returns to the office July 1st. The church office will be closed on July 4th for the national holiday.


No Yoga 7/4

There will be no Yoga class on Thursday, July 4th. Class will resume at noon on Thursday, July 11th.


Taylor Memorial UMC New Orleans Extravaganza

5-9pm Saturday, June 29th

You’re invited to join Taylor Memorial UMC for a night of food, fun, and fellowship! A taste of New Orleans in Oakland featuring live Zydeco music by California Blue Runners Band, dancing, New Orleans cuisine, beverages, drawing, auction, and more. Click on the image above to download the flyer and share with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online at Givelify; please write “tickets” in the message section. Checks may be made payable to Taylor Memorial UMC.


E-blast Submission Guidelines

All submissions are due by Wednesday at noon. The Lead Pastor and Church Administrator maintain discretion regarding e-blast content and timing to ensure overall consistency and best practices in church communication. If you would like to submit an announcement for our weekly e-blast, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Your event must take place within one month of being published.
  2. Please provide a headline/title that includes the dates of your event.
  3. Have a fully prepared description of your event. Generally, administrative staff will not be available to edit your content.
  4. Please be succinct; try to keep your description to no more than four sentences, providing key facts.
  5. If you require a longer background, please provide a PDF (so that it may be linked on the events page) in addition to your headline and brief description.
  6. To support shorter narratives please consider providing a graphic that illustrates your event.

If you would like your announcement read during Sunday worship, please indicate that in your submission and copy Pastor Sunae.

*Please save this to reference for your next event.*

Please read ALL of the ANNOUNCEMENTS!


Pastoral and Staff Vacation Schedule

Pastor Sunae will be on vacation for the next two weeks from 6/17-6/29. Please call Pastor Dale for any pastoral care during this time. Our Church Administrator, Deacon Ken, will be on vacation from June 24-30th. If you would like to submit any reservation requests or e-blast announcements before the end of June, please reach out to the office by next Thursday, June 20.


No Yoga 6/27 and 7/4

There will be no Yoga class on Thursday, June 27th or July 4th. Class will resume at noon on Thursday, July 11th.


Our Town

June 14th-16th, 21st-23rd

Pinole Community Players presents Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Our Town,” which expresses part of the spiritual essence of Christianity and other religions through the story of a small, fictional New England town in the early 1900’s. LMUMC member Susannah Wood has a leading role in the play. Performances will be held at Pinole Community Playhouse. Visit this link to purchase tickets. Click on the image above to download and share the flyer.


Taylor Memorial UMC New Orleans Extravaganza

5-9pm Saturday, June 29th

You’re invited to join Taylor Memorial UMC for a night of food, fun, and fellowship! A taste of New Orleans in Oakland featuring live Zydeco music by California Blue Runners Band, dancing, New Orleans cuisine, beverages, drawing, auction, and more. Click on the image above to download the flyer and share with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online at Givelify; please write “tickets” in the message section. Checks may be made payable to Taylor Memorial UMC.


E-blast Submission Guidelines

All submissions are due by Wednesday at noon. The Lead Pastor and Church Administrator maintain discretion regarding e-blast content and timing to ensure overall consistency and best practices in church communication. If you would like to submit an announcement for our weekly e-blast, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Your event must take place within one month of being published.
  2. Please provide a headline/title that includes the dates of your event.
  3. Have a fully prepared description of your event. Generally, administrative staff will not be available to edit your content.
  4. Please be succinct; try to keep your description to no more than four sentences, providing key facts.
  5. If you require a longer background, please provide a PDF (so that it may be linked on the events page) in addition to your headline and brief description.
  6. To support shorter narratives please consider providing a graphic that illustrates your event.

If you would like your announcement read during Sunday worship, please indicate that in your submission and copy Pastor Sunae.

*Please save this to reference for your next event.*

Please read ALL of the ANNOUNCEMENTS!


Sound Bath

6:45pm Friday, June 14th

Our Sound Bath returns this Friday, June 14th with special guest musician and sound healer Maryzelle Ungo. You may learn more about Maryzelle by checking out her bio on our Eventbrite page.

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!


Pastoral and Staff Vacation Schedule

Pastor Sunae will be on vacation for the next two weeks from 6/17-6/29. Please call Pastor Dale for any pastoral care during this time. Our Church Administrator, Deacon Ken, will be on vacation from June 24-30th. If you would like to submit any reservation requests or e-blast announcements before the end of June, please reach out to the office by next Thursday, June 20.


Our Town

June 14th-16th, 21st-23rd

Pinole Community Players presents Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Our Town,” which expresses part of the spiritual essence of Christianity and other religions through the story of a small, fictional New England town in the early 1900’s. LMUMC member Susannah Wood has a leading role in the play. Performances will be held at Pinole Community Playhouse. Visit this link to purchase tickets. Click on the image above to download and share the flyer.


Coming Fully Alive as You Age

With Rev. Dr. Judith Pruess-Mellow

Mondays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15. 10-11:15 AM, 510-747-7500, Mastick Senior Center or on Zoom, 6-7:15 PM. $45. Email judithpm07@gmail.com for details.

Discoveries and new friends are everywhere. Learn about the Blue Zones where people regularly live healthfully to 100+. You’ll learn how to:

–Be fully alive in body, mind, spirit
–Explore aging as a spiritual journey
–Craft your spiritual legacy
–Discover the power of humor
–Create hope for the future
–Share your talents

Judith with T.C, Oatman Burro Sanctuary, Mohave Valley, AZ.

Download and share the flyer here to invite your friends


Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Concert

7:30pm Saturday, June 22nd

If you enjoyed hearing the Musical Chairs Quartet of Oakland perform recently at our church, they will be playing in concert again, this time as members of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS). The concert will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 22 at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, in San Francisco’s Civic Center and will feature Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with special guest soloists and full chorus, as well as Ethel Smyth’s Overture to The Botswain’s Mate and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Tickets, including senior and student tickets, may be purchased at www.bars-sf.org.


Taylor Memorial UMC New Orleans Extravaganza

5-9pm Saturday, June 29th

You’re invited to join Taylor Memorial UMC for a night of food, fun, and fellowship! A taste of New Orleans in Oakland featuring live Zydeco music by California Blue Runners Band, dancing, New Orleans cuisine, beverages, drawing, auction, and more. Click on the image above to download the flyer and share with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online at Givelify; please write “tickets” in the message section. Checks may be made payable to Taylor Memorial UMC.


E-blast Submission Guidelines

All submissions are due by Wednesday at noon. The Lead Pastor and Church Administrator maintain discretion regarding e-blast content and timing to ensure overall consistency and best practices in church communication. If you would like to submit an announcement for our weekly e-blast, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Your event must take place within one month of being published.
  2. Please provide a headline/title that includes the dates of your event.
  3. Have a fully prepared description of your event. Generally, administrative staff will not be available to edit your content.
  4. Please be succinct; try to keep your description to no more than four sentences, providing key facts.
  5. If you require a longer background, please provide a PDF (so that it may be linked on the events page) in addition to your headline and brief description.
  6. To support shorter narratives please consider providing a graphic that illustrates your event.

If you would like your announcement read during Sunday worship, please indicate that in your submission and copy Pastor Sunae.

*Please save this to reference for your next event.*

Please read ALL of the ANNOUNCEMENTS!


California Nevada Annual Conference Session

Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 10

The 176th California-Nevada Annual Conference Session begins this Friday, June 7th.  Please pray for all the delegates, both laity and clergy, and for the work of the body this week.

The annual conference is the “basic unit” or organizational body in The United Methodist Church. Annual conferences are defined geographically, and each year across the denomination, the clergy members of the conference meet with an equal number of lay members for a session of worship, fellowship, and conducting the business of the conference, which may last three to five days. The area bishop presides over these meetings.

Sessions of the annual conference are historically a time for the people called Methodists to gather and account for the work they have done with the resources God has given them in the past year. Annual conference sessions are a holy time to discern God’s will for the future of the church, a time when persons called to ministry are commissioned, ordained, and recognized, and a time when clergy and lay personnel and financial resources are deployed for ministry.  Above all, annual conference sessions are connectional gatherings where those assembled experience the presence of the Holy Spirit and are revived for God’s holy work.

The Annual Conference session will consider legislation, recognize retiring clergy, celebrate a Memorial service to honor clergy and their spouses who have passed during the previous year, and fix the appointments of pastors. Click here to view our Annual Conference Session agenda & legislative items.


Coming Fully Alive as You Age

With Rev. Dr. Judith Pruess-Mellow

Mondays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15. 10-11:15 AM, 510-747-7500, Mastick Senior Center or on Zoom, 6-7:15 PM. $45. Email judithpm07@gmail.com for details.

Discoveries and new friends are everywhere. Learn about the Blue Zones where people regularly live healthfully to 100+. You’ll learn how to:

–Be fully alive in body, mind, spirit
–Explore aging as a spiritual journey
–Craft your spiritual legacy
–Discover the power of humor
–Create hope for the future
–Share your talents

Judith with T.C, Oatman Burro Sanctuary, Mohave Valley, AZ.

Download and share the flyer here to invite your friends


Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Concert

7:30pm Saturday, June 22nd

If you enjoyed hearing the Musical Chairs Quartet of Oakland perform recently at our church, they will be playing in concert again, this time as members of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS). The concert will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 22 at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, in San Francisco’s Civic Center and will feature Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with special guest soloists and full chorus, as well as Ethel Smyth’s Overture to The Botswain’s Mate and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Tickets, including senior and student tickets, may be purchased at www.bars-sf.org.


Taylor Memorial UMC New Orleans Extravaganza

5-9pm Saturday, June 29th

You’re invited to join Taylor Memorial UMC for a night of food, fun, and fellowship! A taste of New Orleans in Oakland featuring live Zydeco music by California Blue Runners Band, dancing, New Orleans cuisine, beverages, drawing, auction, and more. Click on the image above to download the flyer and share with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online at Givelify; please write “tickets” in the message section. Checks may be made payable to Taylor Memorial UMC.