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Another State Closer to Marriage Equality!

The momentum continues as the state of Maryland gets one step closer to Marriage Equality! Read about it here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-senate-could-take-gay-marriage-vote-this-week-committee-will-vote-on-house-version-tues/2012/02/20/gIQATZnZPR_story.html

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Marriage Equality Update

There has been a lot of changes in many states. Here is an overview of where we are at across the country: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/02/18/428044/catching-up-on-the-current-state-marriage-equality-efforts/?mobile=nc

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Blending Welcoming Congregations

Rev. Roland Stringfellow Clergy and congregations are supporting each other in very unique ways in the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations throughout the Bay Area. East County Shared Ministry (200 E. Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA) is a blend of two congregations that have merged their worship into one – Community Presbyterian of Pittsburg and First Congregational […]

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek

1924 Trinity Avenue Walnut Creek 94596 Office Phone – (925) 934-2324 info@stpaulswc.org http://www.stpaulswc.org/

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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

3051 Putnam Blvd Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 925-934-6114 Email: officeadmin@sm-lc.net http://www.sm-lc.net/ Pastor: Pastor Kerstin, pastorkerstin@gmail.com    

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Hanukkah and Christmas services

Looking for a place to worship that is welcoming to GLBT people? Here is a list of some services within the Bay Area. Hanukkah Celebrations Kehilla’s Chanukah Festival of Lights! http://www.kehillasynagogue.org/article.php/20111117172006293 Thursday evening, December 22. A Celebration for All Ages! Featuring award-winning singer/performer, Gary Lapow. Tickets wil be available for purchase at the door. Kehilla School Party: […]

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Happy Holidays? Maybe Not for Everyone

Happy Holidays? Maybe Not for Everyone Decorations, music, lights, jolly laughter, candy, cookies, bells, carols all declaring this to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for some, it is not. While the holiday spirit may bring out the best in some, it also aggravates conditions such as depression, grief, sadness and loss. […]

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Look for our Hannukah, Christmas service list December 22nd

If you are in the Bay area and will looking for a welcoming place to worship, look for our list coming Dec 22nd!

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New event at Walnut Creek UMC

Wednesday, December 21         7:30pm Las Posadas Celebration Christmas and the birth of Jesus is coming. In this spirit, we are inviting our neighbors together to celebrate Las Posadas service. Our bilingual (Spanish/English) service will open the doors to Mary and Joseph to find shelter as they await the birth of Jesus. Led by a […]

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New thoughts for Black Friday by Diana Butler Bass

Here is the link to her blog post which provides some new insights into Black Friday: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dianabutlerbass/2011/11/25/black-friday-a-morality-tale/

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