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News, Connections and Photos from the life of the faith community at CAPC Oakland

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 2, 2017

Luke 18:31-19:10   Only Luke tells the story of Zacchaeus, a man of small stature whose story of radically turning around repentance challenges notions of family, faith and participation in … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 26, 2017

Luke 9:25-48 Last week we read of Jesus challenging the status quo in society, the fear of the “other” who didn’t fit it, or behave according to tradition. Such fear … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 29, 2017

Luke 6:1-16 The gospel of Luke is written with a Gentile or Greek-speaking cultured people in mind. To them the author writes an account, composed using eyewitness accounts, of the … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

News from First Pres San Bernardino

Last December a terrorist attack occurred in San Bernardino.  [Read this Wikipedia entry to refresh your memory if needed].  The pastor of the church is a friend of our church … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-10; 4:1-11 The Book of Jonah tells the story of the unlikely Hebrew prophet of the see name.  Sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh, the … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

eWaste Recycling Fundraiser Event :: 9/16

  We’re working with eWaste 4 Good to do an electronic waste recycling event at CAPC Oakland.  eWaste4good is an electronic waste recycling program working with over 500+ organizations throughout … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday July 31, 2016

Job 14:7-15; 19:23-27  & Romans 8:26-38    The past two weeks in our country have been punctuated with the conventions of our two major political parties.  David Brooks, in the NY Times … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Act for Voter Turnout & Education Across Oakland

Monte attending a city-wide leadership meeting for Oakland Community Organization this past Monday night in which more than 24 Oakland faith communities gathered to begin strategizing how to best get … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Witnessing Ministries: Philip Prasad

The following text is taken from the most recent newsletter of Witnessing Ministries, issued in memory of Philip Prasad. (Pictured above with his wife Elizabeth in 2011).   Philip traveled … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 3, 2016

Job 1:1-22 & Luke 17:5-6 Does God bless those who are faithful? Does God help those who help themselves? If faith in God doesn’t spare us pain, loss and suffering, … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment