Coffee Break, a Bible study that has its roots in inductive Bible study, begins a new season on Tuesday, September 10. Inductive bible studies involve reading a passage and asking questions about the text. It is thinking about what the Bible says itself. Discussion grows out of those questions. This women’s study meets on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays beginning on September 10. Gathering and chatting begins at 7:00 pm. The Bible study begins at 7:30 pm and ends with prayer between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. This year the scripture study begins with Mark 7. Lessons are available from Luann. All women are welcome to join this group.
Alameda CRC will be hosting a Children’s Choir Camp called Blast Off – Discovering the God of Creation this coming July 15-18 (Monday-Thursday) led by our director Suk Lee for children who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and there is no cost. There will be a performance on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. following a pizza dinner at 6:00.
Please join us on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m., at the Alameda Christian Reformed Church (2914 Encinal Ave.), to celebrate and to give thanks for the 75 years of blessings that ALAMEDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL has provided to its students, staff, and the community!
Lent is a forty-day preparation period for Good Friday and Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday and continues through the Thursday before Easter, excluding Sundays. In this penitential season, Christians around the world renew their commitment to prayer (right relationship with God), fasting (right relationship with self), and giving (right relationship with others). These spiritual disciplines slow us down, help us to see the world and our faith in a new way, and lead us toward greater shalom and justice.
We use the color purple in the sanctuary during Lent. The color symbolizes the
pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, but also, as the color
of royalty, it anticipates the final resurrection and the hope of newness that will
be celebrated in Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
- First Sunday of Advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
- Second Sunday of Advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
- Third Sunday of Advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
- Fourth Sunday of Advent worship service with The Glory of Christmas cantata
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
- Christmas Pageant with Candlelight Carol Sing
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
- Christmas Day Worship Service
Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Ten days after the ascension of Christ and fifty days after his resurrection, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. In the first century, Pentecost was already an established Jewish festival also known as the Feast of Weeks, which drew people from many nations back to Jerusalem (Lev. 23:15-21; Deut. 16:16). Pentecost symbolizes a new beginning.
“In celebrating Pentecost, the church: expresses gratitude for Christ fulfilling his promise to send “another counselor” (John 14:16), celebrates the work of the Spirit in renewing all of creation, professes confidence in the Spirit’s power for its mission, and grows in awareness of its calling to reach the world with the gospel.”