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Maggi on MOSAIC, KPIX-TV 5 May 10 - 5:00 am

MOSAIC host Hugh Burroughs interviews Pastor Henderson, Elizabeth Ekdale, the lead pastor of St Mark’s Lutheran Church, and Beth Singer, a senior rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El in this installment of MOSAIC. They talk about their congregations, themselves and why women clergy leaders are important and what special qualities they bring to ministry and what challenges they face.

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Christian Ethics
in the Modern World
May 3 - 12:30 pm

How do we decide what are the right things to do as Christians in the modern world? Does the Bible really tell us what to do? Erwin Barron leads a discussion of Christian ethics on May 3 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Munro Room. You are invited to bring a sandwich and join us for an interesting discussion.

Read more about this event in this month's Shared Life newsletter.

Interfaith Food Pantry
May 16

Old First Presbyterian Church provides volunteers for the Interfaith Food Pantry May 16. Come help unload the truck, bring food inside, distribute and clean up later. Contact Dana Nojima or email foodpantry@oldfirst.org to volunteer.

Bay to Breakers
May 17

The annual Bay to Breakers footrace takes place May 17. Please be aware of street closures along the route and the traffic congestion that goes with them, and plan your trip to worship around this sprawling event.

Bike to Worship
May 31

Old First Presbyterian is participating in this year's Bike to Worship Week and Pastor Maggi will ready to bless your bicycle at coffee hour. So, bike to worship.

Read more about this event in this month's Shared Life newsletter.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Responds to Earthquake Disaster in Nepal

Thousands are dead or injured from the massive earthquake and aftershocks that shook Nepal and neighboring countries on April 25. The quake, the worst in more than 80 years, struck just west of the capital of Kathmandu and destroyed towns and mountainous villages. The government of Nepal has officially requested international assistance and declared a state of emergency.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas with our partner, ACT Alliance, and its members who are already on the ground. PDA will remain active through the long term recovery, accompanying our partners in the area as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for rebuilding and resilience.

The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray.

Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR999999 with reference to Nepal. Gifts can be made online, by phone (800) 872-3283 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (EST), or checks can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburg, PA 15264-3700.

Act: Learn how your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook, download resources and share updates with your congregation.

Pray: Pray for those who suffered loss of family or those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.

For more information, visit www.pcusa.org/pda.

“And after the earthquake….the sound of sheer silence,
and a Voice said: ‘what are you doing here?’” (1 Kings 19:12–13)

Be the presence of God with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for the people of Nepal.

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Old First Presbyterian Church is an inclusive community of faith united by trust in God and faith in Jesus Christ. We warmly welcome all who accept and respond to God's saving grace in Jesus Christ and who desire to participate in the life and ministry of this church.

Established in 1849, we are the oldest active Protestant congregation in California. We are constantly renewed through a wide spectrum of activities, and of course, through new members and visitors.