• Upcoming Events
      • Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, Sept 16, both services, Sanctuary. Back by popular demand, the OEBGMC will be part of our worship leadership at both our regular morning church services. The chorus was last here in October 2015 when the Wider Welcome Committee hosted the “Witness Our Welcome – 13th Annual Interfaith Worship Celebration” (WOW). It is a blessing to have the chorus back with us. Please join us on September 16th for a morning of magnificent music and inspiring witness. All are welcome.
      • Rise Against Hunger, Sept 29, 9:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Lynnewood will host a meal packaging event through Rise Against Hunger. Online registration has begun at Rise Against Hunger’s Lynnewood webpage. Please visit the Outreach table after worship services for more information. Lots of volunteers of all ages are needed to package 10,152 meals!
      • Blessing of the Animals, Sept 30, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., front courtyard. The Feast of St Francis is October 4th and in celebration of the life and love of St Francis, for the animals, Lynnewood will hold a Blessing of the Animals. On Sunday, September 30th from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the front courtyard, animals will be blessed by Pastor Henry and Pastor Diana. Bring your beloved furry and slithery companions of every shape and size for a special blessing and treats. Tell friends! The more the more chaotic! And fun!
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  • In the Community
      • Partners for Change, Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., Livermore High School Student Union, 600 Maple St., Livermore. This program makes it possible for struggling families to enjoy dinner (6:00 p.m.) and for heads of household to network and learn about community resources (7:00 p.m.), while their children are in childcare or getting help with homework. Also called “Circles,” this is a program initiated by Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, modeled after a national project that brings families in poverty into personal relationship with “allies” from churches and other community groups. Sign up with Shana at to help by being a partner with folks working to move beyond poverty.
      • Monthly Religion Chat, Sept 12, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m., Muslim Community Center (MCC)/East Bay, 5724 West Las Positas Blvd, Suite 100, Pleasanton. The topic will be Engaging Our Youth–Challenges and Successes. What Does a Successful Program Look Like? The speakers will be Mr. Scott Adams from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Shaykh Ram Nsour from the Muslim Community. The facility will be open from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM to give attendees a chance to visit. The event is free of charge and open to all. Click for more information about the Interfaith Interconnect Monthly Chats.
      • Introduction to Judaism, Thursdays, Sept 6 – Dec 13, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. This fall, Rabbi Larry Milder will be teaching an Introduction to Judaism course. Congregation Beth Emek is pleased to offer a high quality, adult level opportunity for the public to be able to learn about Judaism. For many, this kind of education is important to grounding their own faith in a richer understanding of its Jewish roots. Registration is required. Click here for more information.
      • Candidate Forum: California State Assembly, Sept 16, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emek, Pleasanton. Congregation Beth Emek will host current 16th Assembly District Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and her opponent for the upcoming November election, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, for an hour of conversation and debate on the Tri-Valley’s most pressing issues. The forum will be moderated by Pleasanton Weekly Editor Gina Channell, and attendees are invited to submit written questions upon arrival for Gina to potentially ask. This event is open to the public, and you are encouraged to spread the word and invite friends and family. Election day is November 6th – come and learn about what the California State Assembly incumbent (Baker) and challenger (Bauer-Kahan) have to say before casting your vote. This is a non-partisan event.
      • Interfaith Interconnect Potluck Picnic, in recognition of the U.N. International Day of Peace, Sept 22, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., The Pavilion at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1501 Hillcrest Ave., Livermore. Come join us as we eat, play, and converse with people from our diverse communities, including Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, and more. Children and adults of all ages are welcome! Lots of activities for children including face painting, bubbles, candy cannon, and field games. Family history experts available during the event. Multi-cultural activities including Israeli folk dance instruction. Bring a dish to share. In order respect various religious, cultural, and health needs, please list ingredients. Plates, utensils, water, and lemonade will be provided. No alcohol allowed. No RSVP necessary.
      • Everyday Peacemaking Program, Sept 23, 3:00 p.m., San Ramon Valley UMC, 209 Danville Blvd., Alamo. This program explores practical ideas for staying in conversation with others, conflict management, and how our spiritual practices help us stay calm in tense situations. Small group work is included in order to create a response to a particular, potential situation in participants’ lives.