We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth

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Thank you for your continued support by providing canned goods, new clothing, and other non-perishable items for those in need.
Please feel free to continue to donate canned goods, non-perishable goods, and new clothing for women, men, or children, and place the items in the LOVE TUB in Redeemer Hall all year round.  Members of HRLC will periodically transport your donated items to Viola Blythe Community Service, who will in turn donate the items to those in need in the Tri-city area. Contact the church office, 510-793-1911 for more info.

Pastor Barbara Caine

“Good news? Great joy? Messiah? Here? Now?” “This I gotta see!”

Pastor Barbara Caine

Come and See!

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.Luke 2:15-18

Come and see!  Can you picture the multitude of angels, singing on that frosty night?  Wouldn’t your jaw drop at the sight?  “They said what?” you might ask.  “Good news?  Great joy?  Messiah?  Here? Now?”  And someone else says, “This I gotta see!”

 “Yeah,” you whisper to yourself, “This I gotta see.” 

“Come and See!” is our theme for Advent this year.  Advent is a waiting time, the time when we remember all the ways that God comes to us, and specifically, when Jesus came, God in the flesh, our Emmanuel.  Each year during Advent we remember the long years spent waiting for the predicted Messiah. We remember that our God came to earth as a tiny, vulnerable, human baby.  Like the shepherd on that frosty night, we come and see the little one, and remember that our God knows what it is to be human, to be cherished by family, cared for by loved ones, revered by the wise, rejected by others, betrayed by friends, and, eventually, killed for speaking truth to power, and attempting to empower the vulnerable.

When the [shepherds] saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.   We, like the shepherds, are called to come and see, and then to go and tell!  This year, who needs to come and see?  Who are you called to go and tell?  God gives you power to see the vulnerable, speak for the powerless, invite the skeptical, share with those who need help, and most of all, love like the  one who came to us.  Jesus, the child born poor, who brings us good news of great joy for all the people.  Our Messiah, our Jesus, come and see!

In Christ,
Pastor Barbara

community organizing

Local Opportunity for Community Organizing Training

community organizing

Church of Divinity School of the Pacific Community Organizing Training

January 20-25, 2018 in Berkeley, CA

Taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation community organizers, this class will cover conceptual studies and practical skill-building in how to engage the public mission of the church in the world. Taught using presentations, discussions, role-pla y, readings, and class participation. Open to GTU students for academic credit (contact the CDSP Registrar to enroll) and to clergy and laity for continuing education credits. Anna Eng is Lead Organizer for the Bay Area IAF Communities Anna and the other organizer instructors provide leadership training to clergy and lay leaders from all faith traditions and help them to build strong, sustainable organizations capable of educating and engaging members around their own missions and around issues affecting their families and communities.

community organizing

Course Fee: $500 (for CEU credits) Registration fee includes lunch Monday – Friday and dinners Sunday and Thursday.


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