Jazz & Justice

Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Sunday, Nov. 18th

11 am Thanksgiving Worship with Testimonies
12:30 pm Thanksgiving Meal prepared by Chef Jeremy

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Because there’s limited space in the Fireside Room and our chef needs to prepare, you must reserve a space in advance for the meal.  We ask for a donation of $15 per adult (children eat free and NOTAFLOF).

Please plan to join us for the Thanksgiving worship service in order to participate in the Thanksgiving meal.

To reserve your spot, click the link below or talk to Linda Koistinen or Jeanette Morris after worship.
Hurry because we often fill up quickly!

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plymouth-church-family-thanksgiving-celebration-registration-52096801937

Volunteers needed!
We need help setting up the Fireside Room on Saturday, Nov. 17th in order to make this meal possible.  We also need volunteers on Sunday, Nov. 18th–the day of the celebration–to prep, serve and/or help clean up. Please contact Linda or Jeanette if you are able to volunteer. We will be eternally grateful!

Questions
If you have any questions about volunteering or the meal, please contact the fabulous Co-Chairs for Community Life:

Linda Koistinen
(510) 387-1358

Jeanette Morris
(510) 604-3845
LJeanetteMorris@gmail.com


John Brown’s Body Film Screening
Thursday, Nov. 8th
6 pm Dinner | 6:30 Film Screening
Plymouth Fireside Room

“John Brown’s Body in San Quentin Prison” was the unlikeliest of projects. To quote one of the cast members in the documentary, this was a “strange” play brought to San Quentin by a director looking for “free actors,” dramatized behind bars by prisoners serving long sentences.

But despite – or because of – it’s unusual beginnings, the work that resulted in this documentary is not simply a dramatic narrative, but a rich experience that takes the audience deep into the American story, past and present.

Director Joe DeFrancesco reflects early in the film: “If you talk about American history, you are talking about race, and “John Brown’s Body” is American history writ large.” The implications of John Brown’s radical abolitionism, the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, civil rights, freedom, incarceration, race and redemption are all elements of the story. Joe and several of the actors who appear in the documentary will be present for the screening to talk with us about the project and it’s impact on their lives.

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. […]
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison,
and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” -Hebrews 13:1,3

Watch the trailer!


Upcoming Monday Night Jazz Sessions

7:00 – 10:00 pm, $10 cover charge

Nov. 12th and 27th


Justice and Witness Ministry Retreat
Saturday, Dec. 1st
9:30 am Potluck Breakfast (optional!)
10 am – 1 pm Retreat
Plymouth Fireside Room

For many in our congregation, the divisive rhetoric and brutality we now witness daily is alarming, and the social justice work to be done on all fronts is overwhelming. But whatever our priorities and energies, we share fundamental values as a faith community. Affirming those values and pooling our resources to act collectively can sustain and even nourish us through these difficult times.

Please join Plymouth’s Justice and Witness Ministry at its retreat on Saturday, December 1st, to examine our historical moment, assess action strategies, and lay the foundation for another five years of effective social justice work. All are welcome, regardless of past or intended involvement with JWM projects.


Weekly

The Front Porch: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Fireside Room at Plymouth Church
Scripture Meditation: Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Fireside Room at Plymouth Church
The Food of God (FOG): Preparation Thursday mornings at 10:00 am – Kitchen at Plymouth Church
Served Thursdays at 1:00 pm – Public Park at 21st and San Pablo in Oakland

Monthly

Ministerio Latinx: Third Friday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room at Plymouth Church
Oakland Care Center: Fourth Saturday at 3:00 pm at 3030 Webster Street in Oakland

Seasonal

Spring Community Meals
Contemplative Evening Services

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