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October 2017
October 2017

We grieve with all those who have been affected by the devastating fires in the North Bay. Many of us have friends who have been impacted by this disaster and we yearn to assist in some way. The impulse to help is the right one - many of our kids ...



September 2017
September 2017

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How is our perspective on racism in America affected by where we sit?

What might a civil rights movement look like today? In the Bay Area?

As Christians, how are we obliged to seek justice? And for whom?

These are big questions facing the ...



August 2017
August 2017

The Bible Project explains the Book of 1 Peter with illustrations



August 2017
August 2017

Are you interested in going deeper in Peter's First Letter? N. T. Wright's book, Letters for Everyone, is a great resource for personal or small group ...



January 2017
January 2017

Our Winter Parish Small Groups are just starting!

Our parish small groups are starting up January 29. If you would like to participate, please learn more and contact the facilitator of the group that you would like to ...



January 2017
January 2017

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Sunday January 15th the sermon entitled Good News for the Downtrodden was on Luke 4:14-30. Here is a reflection on how we might apply that message to our lives with some resources below. Grace and peace, Patrick.

Luke 4:16-30 is Jesus’s ...


September 2016
September 2016

Have you joined one of our Parish Small Groups? They're just starting!

Our Parish Small Groups have started up for the fall. It's not too late to join one! Below you'll see all of our parish small group options that started up last week. If you're ...



August 2016
August 2016

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I’ve asked around and discovered everyone is struggling with this.

One kid, minutes before company was arriving, said ‘I hate (a candidate)!’ The parents, mortified and acutely aware that their guests supported that very candidate, gave a hurried ...


June 2016
June 2016

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The past couple of weeks have been rough in Oakland.  The OPD has been exposed for rampant abuse, the mayor’s office is opening an investigation into who is leaking information, a teenager was killed at a memorial service, a recycling center (which ...


June 2016
June 2016
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Friends,

This post is primarily aimed towards those of you who live in Oakland, however, I think it is a useful reminder for all of us to consider how we can follow Christ in a way that seeks God's shalom (wholeness and peace) for the cities in ...


June 2016
June 2016
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Date: 6/12/2016

Series: Love One Another

Title: Welcome One Another

Speaker: Patrick Vaughn

Text: Romans 15:5-9 and Matthew 9:9-13

Reflection Quotes:

“Jesus’ concern is the liberation of human beings from people despising prejudices.” - ...


June 2016
June 2016

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Do you feel this way? I get it. I imagine a lot of folks who call Christ Church home might struggle over the worship.

If you don't mind doing a little bit of work, I'm convinced that these sources will help you understand why we worship the way ...


May 2016
May 2016

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We hope that you will prayerfully consider entering into a "Love One Another" Learning Community this summer. We are hoping that several of our parishes will host such communities, albeit as microgroups, community groups, or ad hoc groups that get ...


May 2016
May 2016

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I was listening to KQED-NPR this morning. As you would know, public radio is right in the middle of this year’s pledge campaign.

Izzy, a Senior in high school, called in to say that she was giving to the Pledge Campaign because she and her brother ...


April 2016
April 2016
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Christ Church lost Greg Murai, our Worship Arts Associate, to a heart attack late Tuesday night.

Our staff has been rocked by two sudden deaths only seven months apart. Our church has known the depths of deep grief.

Christians, all of us, live in ...