Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Celebrate 20 Years of Transcending Boundaries & Restoring Hope With City of Refuge UCC-Bishop Yvette Flunder+Tim'm West In The Bay Area+Feel The, "Touch..." For 20% Off!

Join Bishop Yvette Flunder & City of Refuge UCC As We Celebrate 20 Years Of 
Transcending Boundaries & Restoring Hope 
Theme: One Body

City of Refuge United Church of Christ 20th Year Anniversary Celebration
San Francisco, CA -- City of Refuge United Church of Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Yvette A. Flunder will celebrate its 20th Year Anniversary, Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13, 2011.

The Church founded in November 1991 by Bishop Flunder and a group of 14 people is a ministry of restoration and reconciliation. Bishop Flunder and the City of Refuge Church Family are intentionally radically inclusive, welcoming all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, age, gender, and affectional orientation.

Members (past & present) along with friends, family, and supporters of the congregation are invited to join Bishop Flunder and the City of Refuge Church family as they celebrate 20 years of Transcending Boundaries and Restoring Hope. All Anniversary celebration activities and worship services are free and open to the public

Anniversary Celebration Theme: “ONE Body!”

One God and Creator of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness (Eph. 4:6)

Anniversary Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 10, 2011: "Something Within: Celebrating the Faith and Artistry of African-American Women Hymn and Gospel Pioneers" - an Interactive Lecture/Concert led by Min. Patrisha Gill and Rev. Ann Jefferson
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Event Location: The Doug Adams Gallery at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Friday, November 11, 2011: Musical Celebration hosted by Gospel Recording Artists, Min. Charlene Moore and Rev. Gene Dennis Viale will include various genres of music and local artists participation.
Host Pastor: Bishop Gordon Humphrey Jr.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 807 27th Street, Oakland, CA.

Saturday, November 12, 2011: Workshop entitled, “Leadership for the 21st Century: The Cost of the Gospel” - Sponsored by the Refuge Institute, a City of Refuge UCC ministry that provides educational workshops and training to enhance the leadership skills of clergy and laity.
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 1025 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, November 12, 2011: "It's a Family Reunion: Sharing our Stories, Celebrating the Journey!" The social gathering will include food, fellowship, stories, and entertainment.
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: 1025 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA. 
Sunday, November 13, 2011: Interfaith Ceremonial Opening: Honoring the Traditions of our Ancestors Worship Service. Bishop Wyatt Greenlee of Greater New Heights United Church of Christ in St. Louis, MO will be the guest speaker.
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 1025 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, November 13, 2011: Community Celebration Service with tributes from pastors and community partners. Bishop Gordon Humphrey Jr., Senior Pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, Oakland and Stockton, CA and Shiloh Baptist Church in Chicago, IL will be the guest speaker.
Host Pastor: Rev. Sandy Coleman
Time: 6:00 pm.
Location: Love Center Ministries 10440 International Boulevard Oakland, CA

This Saturday October 29, 2011 
Tim'm West 
returns to the Bay Area  
to perform and promote 
music from his new CD, 
"Fly Brotha"


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Take advantage of this discount until this Friday October 28, 2011.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Call For Submissions: "Letters To My Bully"

Call for Submissions-Anthology: Letter’s to My Bully (Glover Lane Press) Edited by Azaan Kamau and Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti

Letter’s to My Bully is a collection of letters, short stories (fiction or non-fiction), poetry and essays from authors across the world that speaks to the traumatic and sometimes fatal impact of bullying.

Letters to My Bully is also an educational and preventative tool for parents, educators, teens and youth, as well as a channel for healing and empowerment for bullying victims and survivors.
Letters to My Bully is currently seeking submissions of:

Essays-1000 Words or Less
Personal Commentary (Letters)-1000 Words or Less
Poetry-2-3 Single Spaced Pages
Short Stories (Fiction or Non-Fiction)-2500-3000 Words or Less

Submissions should speak to:

-Your personal experiences with being bullied
-How being bullied changed or altered your life
-How you overcame being victimized by a bully
-Essays discussing possible solutions to bullying
-What you would say to your bully if you could confront them today

Deadline: November 15, 2011 at 5pm Please send submissions to letterstomybullymail@gmail.com

All submissions must include full contact information including Name, Address, Email, Phone Number and Web Site (if you have one). Please use only, Times Roman, 12 Point Font with One Inch Margins (DO NOT INCLUDE SPECIAL GRAPHICS, FONTS, COLORED TEXT ETC)

For more information visit Glover Lane Press website at http://gloverlanepress.webs.com/ or
http://azaankamau.webs.com/ or call 1-424-703-3277 or write to letterstomybullymail@gmail.com