Senior Adult Ministry 'Lunch & Learn'
Sep
22
11:30am11:30am

Senior Adult Ministry 'Lunch & Learn'

Transitions – Why? When? Where? 

Join us on Friday, September 22

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We will have two professionals who will lead our discussion.  Our own Marty Appel and his colleague, Realtor, Dayna Wilson.

Dayna's chosen specialty is helping boomers, zoomers, and savvy seniors.  She is a downsizing diva! As a Senior Specialist, she not only creates customized strategies for marketing and selling a property, but also works with clients and their families to explore housing options. 

Marty is a Home Equity Retirement Specialist. He is a well-known local expert and speaker on reverse mortgages.   With his no-pressure educational approach, Marty is an expert at helping folks find the right solution that exactly meets their needs. 

Join us for fellowship and information!!!!

Bring your lunch, we will furnish drinks and dessert.

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Theology Tapped
Sep
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Theology Tapped

Join us on Wednesday nights at the Calicraft Taproom (2700 Mitchell Dr.,Walnut Creek, 94598) for a cold beverage and great conversation.   

Each of us will be responsible for purchasing our own beverages.

Tonight's topic: Spirituality

All people are welcome.

All perspectives are welcome.

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An Evening in Tuscany
Sep
30
5:30pm 5:30pm

An Evening in Tuscany

UPDATE:  The LAST CHANCE to purchase your tickets for this wonderful event will be THIS SUNDAY, September 24! Get your tickets now!

Come one, come all to this fun fundraising & fellowship event.  Get your tickets now! 

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Enjoy a delicious 4-course, family-style Italian dinner prepared by Chef Janet Hecker (one glass of wine included with each adult ticket).

In addition, lots of other fun things to do that evening:

  • Grab a gift card from the ever-popular Lucky Letter Wall
  • Bid during our Silent and Live Auctions
  • Sign up for fabulous member-hosted events to be held later in the year

Your participation at “An Evening in Tuscany” will provide much-needed funds for all our church ministries to help First Christian Church “make ends meet” during the last quarter of 2017.

Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Dinner seating will begin at 6pm in Fellowship Hall.
 
Tickets Prices:  $35 for adults; $20 for teens ages 13-17; $10 for children ages 4-12 ($25 max. for 3 or more children).  Tickets on sale after church, September 10th, 17th and 24th.

Hope to see you all there!

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Theology Tapped
Oct
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Theology Tapped

Join us on Wednesday nights at the Calicraft Taproom (2700 Mitchell Dr.,Walnut Creek, 94598) for a cold beverage and great conversation.   

Each of us will be responsible for purchasing our own beverages.

Tonight's topic: Rethinking Church

All people are welcome.

All perspectives are welcome.

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Theology Tapped
Oct
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Theology Tapped

Join us on Wednesday nights at the Calicraft Taproom (2700 Mitchell Dr.,Walnut Creek, 94598) for a cold beverage and great conversation.   

Each of us will be responsible for purchasing our own beverages.

Tonight's topic: How (Not) to Speak of God

All people are welcome.

All perspectives are welcome.

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Witness Our Welcome
Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Witness Our Welcome

We are thrilled to host this year's Witness Our Welcome, an interfaith worship service that celebrates God's inclusive love of ALL God's children — most especially LGBTQ and their allies.

This annual service is put on by the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County.  Speakers at this year's event will be Cantor Risa Wallach & Rev. Renwa Hammamy.

Please join us!

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Theology Tapped
Sep
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Theology Tapped

Join us on Tuesday nights at the Calicraft Taproom (2700 Mitchell Dr.,Walnut Creek, 94598) for a cold beverage and great conversation.   

Each of us will be responsible for purchasing our own beverages.

Tonight's topic: Doubt(ing) as Faith

All people are welcome.

All perspectives are welcome.

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Theology Tapped
Sep
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Theology Tapped

Join us on Tuesday nights at the Calicraft Taproom (2700 Mitchell Dr.,Walnut Creek, 94598) for a cold beverage and great conversation.   

Each of us will be responsible for purchasing our own beverages.

Tonight's topic: What is ‘Faith’ all about?

All people are welcome.

All perspectives are welcome.

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Homecoming Sunday
Sep
10
9:00am 9:00am

Homecoming Sunday

Join us on Homecoming Sunday, the beginning of a new year of spiritual growth opportunities for children, youth and adults. It’s a great opportunity to introduce a friend to the grace-filled community that is First Christian Church, Concord!

There will be activities for the kids and a light lunch will be served after the service.

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Theology Tapped
Sep
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Theology Tapped

Join us on Tuesday nights at the Calicraft Taproom (2700 Mitchell Dr.,Walnut Creek, 94598) for a cold beverage and great conversation.   

Each of us will be responsible for purchasing our own beverages.

First topic: What is the Bible? (based on the new book by Rob Bell)

All people are welcome.

All perspectives are welcome.

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Beginnings: An Invitation to Explore Membership
Aug
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Beginnings: An Invitation to Explore Membership

New members of First Christian Church join a congregation with a 130-year history of fostering community and spiritual growth through worship, learning, missions, pastoral care and fellowship.

Our Information Seminars, Beginnings, are an opportunity to learn about how this church came to be, our ongoing message of grace, joy and inclusiveness; as well as the many opportunities to get connected and meet other members.

All those interested in finding out more about this congregation are invited to join us Monday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Plambeck Room.  A light dinner will be served and there will be plenty to time to ask any questions you may have.

Interested? Have questions?  Contact Russ Peterman at the church office (russ@concordfcc.net or 925/685-7503) or RSVP by filling out the form below.  

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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.

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Blessing of the Backpacks
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

August is here and a new school year is just around the corner. In anticipation of this we'll be doing a Blessing of the Backpacks in worship on August 20th. We encourage students and educators to bring their backpacks to start the school year with a little extra blessing!

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Garden Party benefiting the Outreach Ministry
Aug
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Garden Party benefiting the Outreach Ministry

Join us for a wonderful evening featuring live music by Bay Area artists, hors d'oeuvres, and gourmet Mexican cuisine all in a beautiful, serene garden

This event is a benefit for the Outreach Ministry team to serve our community!

Suggested donation: $40

To purchase tickets, contact Diane Maltester or see one of the Outreach Ministry Team members before or after worship.

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Senior Adult Ministry Lunch & Learn
Aug
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Senior Adult Ministry Lunch & Learn

Join us on Friday, August 4 at 12n in the Plambeck Room!

Nicole Howell, Executive Director of Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa County will be speaking.  Her presentation will be entitled "Renegade Aging:  Person Centered Care."

Bring your lunch, share in fellowship and learn more about empowering families and seniors with critical information that will allow them to make critical decisions as they age.

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Emily Morgan to share about her recent mission trip to Cambodia
Jul
30
11:30am11:30am

Emily Morgan to share about her recent mission trip to Cambodia

All are invited to come hear all about Emily Morgan’s recent mission trip to Cambodia with a group from Northwest Christian University, where she is a student.  After worship on Sunday, July 30, we’ll gather together in the Plambeck Room to learn about her experiences working with victims of human trafficking.  She’ll share stories and pictures and reflections on how this experience has transformed her.

Please join us!

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A's game Fundraiser
Jul
29
6:05pm 6:05pm

A's game Fundraiser

Play Ball!

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd…with First Christian Church! Join us on Sunday, July 29th as the Oakland A’s host the Minnesota Twins at the Coliseum.

This will be a fundraiser for our operating budget as a portion of each ticket purchased will come back to the church.

All are welcome, so ask your family, friends and neighbors!

What: Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland A’s
When: Sunday, July 29th
Where: Oakland Coliseum
Time: First Pitch: 6:05PM
Cost: $32 per ticket

In addition we are planning a tailgate party before the game and there will be fireworks after the game!

Please contact Andie Raymond at 925.685.7503 or andie@concordfcc.net.

To sign-up, please make check payable to First Christian Church and submit to Andie at the church office. Deadline to sign-up is Monday, July 3rd; please sign-up early as the cost per ticket is based on a group rate.  

GO A’s!!!

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SAIL: Vacation Bible School
Jul
17
to Jul 21

SAIL: Vacation Bible School

Living the Fruits of the Spirit!

Explore God's invitation to live a fruitful life!  Five mornings of games, stories, music, crafts and bible stories for kids ages 4-11.

This is a joint venture hosted by First Christian Church, Concord and Lafayette Christian Church and will be held at FCC Concord!

July 17-21
9:00am - 12:00pm

This event is Free!

Please register below by July 3!

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Mexico Mission Celebration Sunday
Jul
16
10:00am10:00am

Mexico Mission Celebration Sunday

We hope you'll join us for an exciting worship service led by our Mexico Mission team who recently returned from a transformative week building a house for the Melendes Paniangua family who just a few weeks ago lost everything in a fire.

The theme for this service will be "Do+Love+Walk" which is based on the invitation from God through the prophet Micah to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God" (Micah 6:8).

This is always one of our favorite services of the entire year as the youth and young adults (and some young-at-hear adults) share with us some of the stories of what went down that week, but more importantly what it meant to them, and how it is shaping their lives going forward.

We’ll also celebrate you, the congregation, who sent us on this incredible journey!  We simply couldn’t have done it without your prayerful support and contributions.  So this is also an opportunity for us to say Thank You as well!

Your 2017 Mexico Mission team

Your 2017 Mexico Mission team

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Mexico Mission
Jun
17
to Jun 24

Mexico Mission

The Mexico Mission trip is a life-changing week of service and fellowship that is like no other experience you’ve ever had.  The 2017 trip will be Saturday, June 17 - Saturday, June 24

Our theme for the week will be Do + Love + Walk and is based on Micah 6:8.

Please hold our Mexico Missionaries and the family we'll be building for in your prayers.

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Senior Adult Ministry: Lunch & Learn
Jun
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Senior Adult Ministry: Lunch & Learn

We are starting a new regular program that we are calling Lunch & Learn.  We'll gather to eat together while we hear from a speaker about various topics.

Our first Lunch & Learn will be on Friday, June 2 at 12 noon in the Plambeck Room.
 
Bring your lunch (drinks will be provided).   Enjoy the fellowship, then hear our local author, Connie Self, talk about following your dream - at any age.  She will tell her story and talk about her books.  It promises to be an interesting time.  Hope you can join us!!!!!

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North Concord Shelter meal service
May
27
3:30pm 3:30pm

North Concord Shelter meal service

On the fourth Saturday of every month we serve dinner for the Public Health Foundation Enterprise, or more commonly known as the North Concord Shelter, located on Arnold Industrial Way.

The upcoming dates are May 27, June 17 and July 22.

We prepare the meal at the church, starting at 3:30pm. Around 5:30pm we serve the dinner at the Shelter. We are done by 6:45pm. You may choose to help prepare the food or serve the meal or both!

No experience necessary!

Contact Diane Maltester if you are interested in serving!

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The Mexico Mission 2017 Participant & Parent Conference Call
May
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Mexico Mission 2017 Participant & Parent Conference Call

The Mexico Mission 2017 Participant & Parent Meeting is a mandatory meeting for all minor youth participants and their parent/guardians to attend. All other young adult and adult participants are encouraged to attend as well. 

Since we have several participants who live far away, we'll be doing this meeting as a conference call.  

Call in number:  (712) 432-0700
Access code:  555512

We will discuss details of the trip such as what to pack, what to expect the week to look like, and answer any questions participants or their parents may have.

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Join us for Easter!
Apr
16
9:00am 9:00am

Join us for Easter!

Join us as we celebrate one of the biggest days of the Christian year as we celebrate Easter!  

We'll have two services that morning, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., with an Easter Egg Hunt between services.

They'll be great music and much to celebrate.  Russ' sermon on that day will be entitled, "See What Love Can Do."  You'll not want to miss it.  

 

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Good Friday Service
Apr
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Good Friday Service

Ecumenical Good Friday Service
"Seven Last Words of Christ"
 

Friday, April 14, 12 noon
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church

All are invited to gather for an ecumenical Good Friday Service on April 14 at noon at St. Bonaventure Church (5562 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94521).  Russ will be one of the pastors sharing a reflection on the Seven Last Words of Christ.

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Passover Seder Dinner
Apr
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Passover Seder Dinner

This year to celebrate Maundy Thursday, we’ll be gathering for a Passover Seder Dinner.

Have you ever wondered what kind of meal Christ shared with his Apostles at the Last Supper?  The Seder is the joyful family dinner and worship service, which is held in Jewish homes on Passover.

Seder means order. The Seder consists of a number of ceremonies of extreme antiquity. Through these ceremonies and symbols, we can feel the trials of the Jews of the Exodus – their embittered life of bondage and the joy of their subsequent triumph of freedom. Passover is a communal meal, a time of rejoicing and celebration remembering God’s deliverance. The actual Seder meal is an elaborate feast with food, games for the children, and plenty of time to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt.

Join us for a meaningful meal that will give you new insight into the final hours of Jesus and Easter. This simple and holy meal is appropriate for all ages.

RSVP below and let us know you’re coming!

For more information, contact Russ Peterman at (russ@concordfcc.net/925-685-7503) or Andie Raymond (andie@concordfcc.net/925-685-7503)

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Lenten Study Group: Grounded
Apr
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lenten Study Group: Grounded

During the season of Lent, Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman will be leading a study series on Thursday evenings looking at Diana Butler Bass’s book, Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution.  This book observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith, and invites us to participate in this emerging spiritual revolution.

Bass unpacks how people are finding new spiritual ground by discovering and embracing God everywhere in the world around us—in the soil, the water, the sky, in our homes and neighborhoods, and in the global commons. Faith is no longer a matter of mountaintop experience or institutional practice; instead, people are connecting with God through the environment in which we live. Grounded guides readers through our contemporary spiritual habitat as it points out and pays attention to the ways in which people experience a God who animates creation and community.

This group will meet Thursday evenings, March 9 – April 6 @ 7p in the Plambeck Room.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $10.   Email Russ with questions.

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All Hands Church Clean-up
Apr
1
8:00am 8:00am

All Hands Church Clean-up

In order to prepare the Church Campus for Easter and the Annual Meeting, there will be an All Hands Church Clean -Up On Saturday April 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM ‘til Noon.  

To sign up, please complete the form below.

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