Each week, we highlight the Top 5 Things you need to know about the life of Piedmont Community Church. Our selections encompass all age groups and a variety of interests.

Maundy Thursday Dinner, Service

A dinner will be held in Guild Hall prior to the Maundy Thursday service April 6. 

Doors will open at 6:15pm for socializing. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, followed by a worship service in the Sanctuary at 7:30pm. Highlights include a full choir and communion. 

Prices are $15 for adults in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations taken in the Courtyard after worship, or contact Jean Leahy at Jean@PiedmontChurch.org or (510) 547-5700

Meal cost for children ages 10-17 is $5. Children under 10 eat free. 

Church Work Day

April 1, 9am - 12pm

Why not spend part of April Fool's Day beautifying the church grounds with your friends?

Tasks include weeding, spreading mulch in the Courtyard and Highland Way large planter, filling the planter by the Chapel on Highland Way, staining the Courtyard benches and cleaning all the entrances and garbage area.

Lunch will be provided. No foolin'!

Contact Jay Forman at Jay@PiedmontChurch.org

Giving Campaign Meets Goal

Financial Commitments Exceed $1.1M


Stewardship Campaign Chair Dani Montague announced Sunday that the Giving Campaign, which began in January, met the goal of $1.1M and continues to grow.


If you have not yet made a finical commitment for 2023, please visit PiedmontChurch.org/GIVE to make your financial commitment today.


If you have returned a card recently, thank you. 


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Now Hiring

Manager of Program Coordination & Development

Piedmont Church is searching for a Manager of Program Coordination and Development. This position is situated at the very hub of our organization. It serves as both the glue and the grease at the intersection of ministry and programming at Piedmont Church and holds strategic, programmatic and administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will enjoy facilitating and undergirding the ministry of the church while working with every church staff member and volunteer. 

The Manager of Program Coordination and Development reports to Senior Pastor Steve Schibsted. This is a full-time position with some amount of flexibility, present mostly onsite, with some remote and flexible hours to accommodate events.


Treasures Sale Success

The annual Treasures Sale, benefitting the youth housebuilding trip to Mexico, began with a long line of eager bargain hunters forming at 7:30am Saturday. The sale continued Sunday 9-2. Dollars earned are still being counted, but safe to say the sale was a success. Click the button below to see more photographs.



Watch Again, Or For The First Time

March 12 Worship Media

Third Sunday of Lent - Steve Schibsted preaches, Don Ashburn leads us in worship. Music by Becca Burrington and our Chancel Choir, led by Stephen Main.



Parenting with Positive Discipline

A parenting class taught by church member Lisa Fuller will be offered beginning March 21 in the Chapel. The 7-class schedule will run Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm.

No class on April 11.

Cost is $360 per individual, $660 per couple. Click below for more information and to register.


Online Bible Study

Please Note: There will be no Bible study

March 27 and April 10.

Whether or not you’ve ever studied the Bible before, you’re invited to a weekly online study led by Don Ashburn. Each Monday from 10 - 11am, a group of 8-12 people get together to study scripture in light of their own lives.

The focus is on the Gospel of John. Contact Don at Don@PiedmontChurch.org

Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83296269401

Time to Take a Breath

The pauses between the words gives us all a chance to find our breath and focus on quieting our minds.

Come and be encouraged by each other to find a way inside through meditation. We will stretch a bit to prepare and then sit in silence. In gratitude for taking time for ourselves, we are better at caring for others.

Join Stephen Main and Sara Hirsch on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary for Just Breathe; no RSVP required.

Contact Sara Hirsch at sara1.hirsch1@gmail.com


195 Students Going to Mexico

Mexico ‘23 is officially full and we are preparing to build homes. We have 195 students signed up to build 15 homes in April. This will put Piedmont Community Church over 350 homes built in greater Tijuana, Mexico. We have changed lives for the better in Jesus’ name.

Sunday School

This year we are Digging Into the Bible in One Year. Lessons can be found on our website.

Contact Leslie Quantz at Leslie@PiedmontChurch.org


Easter Basket Donations

You are invited to put together an Easter basket for a child at Harbor House. Harbor House provides after school tutoring, ESL classes, meals and other services to immigrant families and children in East Oakland.

The Deacons’ Outreach Committee seeks donors for 47 children in the kindergarten to 5th grades. The Deacons provide the baskets, and you provide the contents.

To sign up using a shared document, click here. You can also visit the table in the Courtyard after worship. For instructions click here.

We ask you to fill and arrange your baskets in Guild Hall on Sunday, April 2 from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Other arrangements can be made for pick-up or drop-off. Contact Katrina Bergen at katrina.brgn@gmail.com or (925) 266-1172

Pickleball Sundays 1-3pm

If you've ever wondered who plays pickleball each Sunday or why they play the game, this short film by Michael Barber sheds light on a sport that brings people together in a whole new way.


Room Needed

A male member of our church family is in need of a living space. If you have a room for rent, please contact Bob Livsey at boblivsey@gmail.com. Bob will see that your information is passed along.

Lenten Series & Life Groups

As we journey together through Lent, our sermon series will explore themes of grace and repentance, alienation and reconciliation brought up in the parable of the Prodigal Son. We’ll be guided by Henri Nouwen's book, The Return of the Prodigal. 

Life Groups during Lent will spend time reflecting on the same issues in light of our own life experience. You can purchase the book for yourself, though it is not required to participate in a group. 

Life Groups meet weekly in March on Thursday evenings, starting with a simple shared meal at 6:15pm followed by groups gathering in various rooms at the church from 7-8:15pm. Anyone can attend, whether or not you’ve been in a Life Group before.

Contact Don Ashburn at Don@PiedmontChurch.org

Artwork by Suzie Skugstad


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