TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020
'A CALL TO SERVE'
Tribute to Albert Schweitzer - Dr. William McNabb

Albert Schweitzer is known throughout the world as a great humanitarian. DR. WILLIAM MCNABB has surrounded himself with Schweitzer's belief that true happiness is connected to service. Short film by Michael Barber.
SUNDAY WORSHIP COMES TO YOUR TV

Piedmont Church Services Now Available On Your Television Via YouTube

For months, you have participated in worship by watching on your computer and mobile devices. While this works extremely well, we thought it would be nice to offer a way for you to watch with your entire family on your big screen TV.

If your TV has the YouTube app built in, or you are using ROKU, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV, navigate to the YouTube app and search for 'PIEDMONT COMMUNITY CHURCH.' There, you will see our channel with our most recent worship services available to view.

Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss our services and special content.

See you on the BIG SCREEN!
'JOYFUL NOISE' VIDEO

What happens when DR. STEPHEN MAIN enters an empty Sanctuary and pulls out all the stops? Find out by watching this fun, short film by Michael Barber.
SCOTT'S COURTYARD MESSAGE

REV. SCOTT KAIL suggests we stop paying so much attention to ourselves and turn our attention to those around us who deserve to be recognized.
CHURCH REOPENING TASK FORCE

The shelter-in-place order resulting from COVID-19 has been difficult for us all. Though we have been worshipping exclusively online since March 15, the question as to when the church will reopen, and just what that will look like, is on everyone’s mind.

A Task Force has been formed to plan for our eventual reopening in a safe and timely manner. We will follow the guidelines established by the CDC, the State of California and the County of Alameda. The Task Force is led by Dr. Don Ashburn along with (church member/epidemiologist) Dr. Joan Chow: Steve Senter and Randy Litteneker (Board of Trustees), Kristin Johnson and James Ramos (Board of Deacons), Leslie Quantz, Nick Baz, Jay Foreman and Toni Fischer (Staff).

As you know, we are in an uncharted and rapidly changing environment. Stay tuned for updates from the Task Force, which will be shared in  The Messenger  and on our various online platforms. 

And, know that the good people you entrust with your spiritual journey are also committed to your personal safety.
WORSHIP ONLINE

WHAT A SERVICE we have for you this week! Dr. Stephen Main fills an empty Sanctuary with a blast of improvisational sound, Suzanne Latham returns to lead worship, Mitch Polzak leads us in a hymn and Dr. William McNabb wraps up his sermon series on the Book of James.
THE 'MASK BRIGADE'

Piedmont Church member ANN LIN had an idea to sew face masks for frontline workers and their patients. Reaching out to those who sew for the Mexico Mission Trip, Ann soon found herself leading the ‘Mask Brigade’, sewing 1,700 masks and counting.  Video by Michael Barber
DR. DON ASHBURN INVITES YOU

There are many ways to stay engaged in the life of Piedmont Community Church during these challenging times. DR. DON ASHBURN invites you to stay connected online, by email or phone and through various gatherings held on the Zoom platform.
WEDNESDAY MORNING
BIBLE STUDY

Join Dr. Don Ashburn for a study of the New
Testament Gospel of Mark. We’ll meet weekly online from 10 - 11 am. We’ll be using the Zoom online platform. 

In the study, we’ll read the text out loud and then discuss its meaning, its original context as well as how it relates to our lives today. 

To participate, you’ll need access to a computer or mobile device with audio and visual capabilities. You can have your own copy of the Bible, or read the text as it’s shared onscreen. There’s no homework, and no expectation that you’ve studied the Bible before. 

Just join us, and invite your friends! Contact Dr. Ashburn at Don@PiedmontChurch.org . The link for joining the Bible Study online is:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82910582013 . It’ll be the same link each week.
HELLO, FRIEND!
The church office is open weekdays from
10 AM to 12 Noon, and Jean Leahy is available
to receive your phone calls in person.

Otherwise, voicemail is available at all times and is checked throughout the day. Call (510) 547-5700
You're Invited!
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Piedmont Church member ERIC BEHRENS has been leading a Saturday morning Men's Bible Study for 20 years. He invites you to join the small group online this Saturday at 7:30 AM, PST, from wherever you are:

We are happy to provide online gathering opportunities as we remain 'sheltered in place.'

MORNING PRAYER
Dr. Don Ashburn will lead a brief service of prayer at 9 am each
Friday. There will be scripture readings, a time of meditation and prayer. This meeting is by Zoom, and is open to anyone. Here’s the link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91986506151
Meeting ID: 919-8650-6151
Phone: +1-669-900-6833

CHILDREN'S STORY TIME
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm we will be gathering via Zoom to listen to a story and keep in touch with our friends. Here is the link:

Meeting ID: 426 177 425
Password: 312356

Email Leslie@PiedmontChurch.org with questions.

ZOOM KIDZ CLUB
Kidz club is meeting every Friday at 3:30 pm to have fun and fellowship. As a reminder Kidz Club is for all 4th,5th and 6th graders.   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82312085855?pwd=am5RK1BpQVJONGp6S1hQeEpoVlhkZz09

Meeting ID: 823 1208 5855
Password: 208707
Dear Sunday School Families,

I plan to send out lessons each Sunday, and I will send out some supplemental coloring pages/activities during the week. - Leslie Quantz

SERVICE OPPPORTUNITIES
PROJECT PEACE PURSUES JUSTICE

Piedmont Community Church has been partnering with Project Peace for quarterly community service days. In the past, we have served at Harbor House, Garfield Elementary School and CityTeam. However with shelter-in-place restrictions, Project Peace has redirected their efforts toward amplifying the rapidly changing needs of our community partners.

By working closely with community partners, Project Peace continues to offer family and individual service opportunities during the month of July and August. 

For Service Opportunities -  Please click the link below to download an extensive list of community partner needs.

Shop online to donate much needed supplies including:
Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Bars of Soap, Feminine Products, Razors, Deodorant, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Wet Wipes/Baby Wipes, 
Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning Supplies, Tents & Tarps
THE LORD'S WORK CONTINUES ONLINE
The church may be closed, but the good work of Piedmont Church continues in a variety of ways:

  • Sunday worship services are posted weekly on our website
  • Church staff now meets online each Tuesday at 11 am
  • Jean Leahy is available to answer your calls weekdays from 10 am - 12 Noon (otherwise, voicemail)
  • Lay leaders continue to meet online and by phone
  • Livewire and Rock meet online
  • Many small groups have arranged for video meetings
  • Sunday school lessons are posted to our website and emails are sent inviting parents to participate with their children
Please consider making an online offering by clicking below, or give while watching Sunday services on our website.
Phone: (510) 547-5700