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Weekly Post April 24, 2018

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Weekly Post

First Congregational Church of San Francisco

April 24, 2018


Happenings this Week:


Wednesday, April 25 – 7 PM – Potluck, 7:30 Bible Study in Fellowship Hall

We continue a series of TED – talk videos with discussion.


A life of purpose” with Rick Warren

Pastor Rick Warren is the author of The Purpose-Driven Life, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. His has become an immensely influential voice seeking to apply the values of his faith to issues such as global poverty, HIV/AIDS and injustice. Pastor Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose-Driven Life,” reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book’s wild success. He explains his belief that God’s intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.



Sunday, April 30 – 10:30 AM Worship –

Rev Tami Groves

Join us to Celebrate the Easter Season


Welcome Our New Pastor, Rev. Tami

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Tami Groves was born and raised in a small town in Northeastern Ohio and a suburb of Columbus. She is therefore a dyed-in-the-wool Ohio State University Buckeyes Football fan, loves rhubarb, knits as a spiritual practice and loves snow. Her immediate local family consists of two old dogs (Nami & Taylor), her 16 year old daughter Michelle and a lovely diverse group of people who are “adopted” family.

Tami loves to learn and so she has a long list of subjects she has studied. They are as follows: Earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology (Social Welfare) from Mount Vernon Nazarene College. Studied Urban Ministry at Bresee Institute (Azusa Pacific University). Studied Early Childhood Educational Administration at Bank Street College, NY,NY. Earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA. Studied Conflict Resolution at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Always eager to learn, she is currently studying Acupressure and Tui Na (Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage).

In 1998 Tami was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Brookhaven Christian Church in Atlanta, Ga. From that day forward she has served churches both DOC and UCC in several cities such as Detroit, Atlanta, Athens (Ga), Berkeley, and Fremont (Ca). She had the privilege of working as a researcher for the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Morehouse University in Atlanta, Ga. For the past nine years she has served as the Founding Pastor/Director of the Table Spiritual Community (DOC) in Berkeley.

Tami is passionate about reconciling people to each other and to God. Helping people find spiritual growth, healing and hope is her calling.



FCC on Social Media: We are increasing our presence on Social Media.

Check out the following places and be sure to join us on Facebook.

1. Youtube videos are up for this week’s service –

Part 1

Part 2

2. Updates are up

Twitter –

Instagram –

Facebook –

3. Website has the new sermon on welcome / first page & blog page


Watch, share with others, subscribe, and enjoy! 


UCC Videos:

5 do’s and 5 don’ts for using your church building well


“Walking with Purpost”


Coming Projects: 

Our Church family is working on many new and wonderful projects.

**Check out the small room near the Bush St back door.

It is being transformed into an office and will be available to rent soon.

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Prayer Request from our Congregation:

          -Vince S., our former choir direction. Continued prayers for his recovery. Here are their emails:


          -And continued prayers for our members in nursing home care:

                   Joy-S. K. , and Merton C.


Donation Appeals:

***The Food Barrel is ALMOST full.

Please consider bringing something to contribute. Let’s top it off.

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