This weekend we remember Jesus’ Passion and celebrate his Resurrection!
1) Tomorrow, 3/25, observe Good Friday with the Bay Area peace & justice community with two opportunities for public witness:
A) The annual vigil at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, this year with the theme “Empire and the Cross: Sowing the Seeds of Hope.“ Gather at Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads in Livermore at 6:45 AM; worship at 7:00 AM, followed by procession to the gate of the lab and acts of civil disobedience (not required of everyone!). For complete information, see the Ecumenical Peace Institute website.
B) A little closer to home, the East Bay interfaith community sponsors “The Crucifixion Continues” at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, in front of Oakland’s City Hall, 12th & Broadway. Gather at 12 noon to call for an end to the state-sponsored crucifixion of black and brown people. For more information, see the event page on Facebook.
2) On Saturday, 3/26, the Peace, Environment, & Christian Social Concerns Committee will meet at the meetinghouse at 1:30 PM. Chief on the agenda will be approving their final input on the FCNL priorities process.
3) On Resurrection Sunday, 3/27, gather at the cross at Albany Hill Park for the Sunrise Service at 7 AM! This ecumenical community gathering is once again sponsored by the Lions Club and led by Solano Community Church. Meet at the cross at the top of the hill; Albany Hill Park is accessible from the Buchanan Street exit on I-80 or from San Pablo Ave at Marin Ave. See attached image for a map. Note: sturdy walking shoes are a good idea, as the walk to the cross is a bit steep and may be muddy!
Then, folks will be at BFC beginning around 8:30 AM for coffee, bagels and fellowship. The Singing Ensemble will rehearse at 9 AM. Our regular Sunday School classes for children and adults will gather at 10 AM. Then in our worship time at 11 AM, we will reflect upon John’s account of the empty tomb, and celebrate this confounding miracle in song, prayer, and stillness. There will be fellowship time afterward, for as long as Friends would like.
Please join us!