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Reverend Maggi Henderson, Pastor

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Visit Our Two New Pages About Helping Refugees

Helping Refugees - an overview of what we do.

What You Can Do to Help Refugees - a comprehensive collection of suggested actions and resources.

Benefit Concert for
Interfaith Welcome
Friday - November 10 - 7:30pm

Acclaimed pianist Sarah Cahill will perform a concert of classical music to support Interfaith Welcome, a group of Bay Area congregations working together to help refugees. Interfaith Welcome will devote 100% of the concert proceeds to the Vision Project, which empowers refugee girls in Oakland schools.

Please see this month's Shared Life for more information.

Turkey Chefs Needed
for November’s
Saturday Community Meal

On Saturday, November 25, Old First Presbyterian Church will serve a home cooked Thanksgiving feast for our guests. We need volunteers to cook turkeys! We will supply the frozen turkeys starting Sunday, November 18, and you can bring them back to the church on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, November 20, 21 or 22 – or right to the Saturday Community Dinner on November 25. We need all sorts of help cooking and serving. Contact saturdaymeals@oldfirst.org to volunteer your time.

Please see this month's Shared Life for details on reserving your turkey.

Brighten the Holidays for a Homeless Young Person

Over 450 young people will spend the Holidays with Larkin Street Youth Services ─ staying in emergency shelters and transitional living facilities or accessing Larkin Street’s engagement centers and programs. Help make the season special by donating a gift for them!

Please see this month's Shared Life for details on wish lists, suggested gifts, when, how and where to donate your gifts.

Old First Presbyterian Church is an inclusive community of faith united by trust in God and faith in Jesus Christ. We warmly welcome all who accept and respond to God's saving grace in Jesus Christ and who desire to participate in the life and ministry of this church.

Established in 1849, we are the oldest active Protestant congregation in California. We are constantly renewed through a wide spectrum of activities, and of course, through new members and visitors.

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Maggi's Musings - Gratitude and Generosity - November 2017

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we are reminded that sometimes small acts of generosity to others help focus our own gratitude for all that we receive. Try practicing gratitude this November by purchasing much need items for the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank while you are out shopping for groceries or household supplies. These items can be put in the Food Bank Food Barrel located in the narthex. Here are suggestions for each Sunday in November.

And as you place the items you’ve purchased in the barrel, why not offer a prayer of thanks as well?

Peace, Pastor Maggi

We at Old First Presbyterian Church believe
that all are made in the image of God.

We seek to follow the ways of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

So we pray for peace and work for justice.

May our words and our actions follow the model of St. Francis who said,
“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.”
Or in other words, be peace, be love, be justice, be hope.