Hanging of the Greens
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Hanging of the Greens

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The Worship Ministry Team will be decorating the Sanctuary for the Advent season on Tuesday, November 28 at 6p.  If you would like to help make our worship space beautiful for this special season, please join us!  We will be ordering pizza for dinner.  Please let Andie know if you'll be joining us so we can order enough pizza!

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A Texas-sized Farewell Celebration
Nov
12
11:30 AM11:30

A Texas-sized Farewell Celebration

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Sunday, November 12, will be Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman's final worship service as our Senior Minister, and we truly hope you can come help celebrate his 12 years leading this congregation!
 
After his final worship service at 10am, we will gather in Fellowship Hall at around 11:30am to eat lunch and celebrate all that Russ and his family have meant to us.
 
In order to get an accurate count for the Texas-themed, Kinders-catered lunch, please contact the FCC Concord office (andie@concordfcc.net or 925-685-7503) by Monday, November 6, to let them know how many from your family will be attending. RSVPs are very helpful in planning, but if you can't or forget, please come anyway as we expect to have plenty of food!
 
And if you'd like to help with planning, preparation, or clean up, please contact Denise Schneider (niece1955@hotmail.com).
 

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All Saints Sunday
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

All Saints Sunday

We will observe All Saints Sunday on Nov. 5, when we will honor the "great cloud of witnesses" that have gone before us.

This year we're inviting you to bring pictures of people you have loved and lost in the past.  During the service you'll be encouraged to hold them close to your heart as we remember their impact on our lives.

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To help us celebrate this sacred day, our guest preacher will be The Rev. Dr. Mary Donovan Turner.  She has preached for us before, each each time receiving high praise and rave reviews.  

We’ll also be doing several baptisms this Sunday.  Over the last 8 weeks a number of our young people have been meeting each Sunday as part of our Baptism & Belonging class, learning about what it means to be baptized and be a part of the community of faith!  It seemed fitting to do this on All Saints Sunday, as they too, will become part of the great “cloud of witnesses” who live out our faith and witness to the love and grace of God.

Please join us on November 5.

 

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Church Work Day
Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

Church Work Day

Saturday, October 21, from 8am to noon marks our annual All Hands Fall Church Clean-Up.  A lunch will be served to celebrate all the hard work.  To aid in the planning for this endeavor, please sign up below.  

For more information, contact Bob Lively at (925) 383-5193 or livelybob65@gmail.com

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Witness Our Welcome
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

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
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

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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Blessing of the Animals & Service of Remembrance
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Blessing of the Animals & Service of Remembrance

This is a chance to give thanks for the special animals in your life! Our cats and dogs, reptiles and horses, fish and birds grace our homes and are among the things we care deeply about.

Come join us as we celebrate God’s creation of animals and pets as we gather together to sing, bless, and remember our favorite furry and feathered friends!

We’ll also be collecting unopened bags or cans of dog and cat food that will be donated to A.R.F. who will make sure it gets to low income pet owners.

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Theology Tapped
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

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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Concord Christian Club
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Concord Christian Club

Come be a part of an exciting new monthly ecumenical program for children & youth!

We meet on the first Sunday of every month from 4-6p

This month we are meeting at Concord United Methodist Church (1645 West Street, Concord 94521)

There will be games, discussion, pizza, and worship!

Sponsored by:
Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church / First United Methodist Church / Good Shepherd Lutheran Church / First Christian Church

Questions?  Contact Sarah Young, Director of Youth Ministry

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An Evening in Tuscany
Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

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
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

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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Senior Adult Ministry 'Lunch & Learn'
Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

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
19
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
10:00 AM10:00

Blessing of the Backpacks

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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
5:30 PM17:30

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
6:05 PM18:05

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
10:00 AM10:00

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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