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Souper Center Ministry, Friday, August 17, 2018

The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) / Souper Center provides free, nutritious hot lunches to all hungry individuals and families, and also provides shelter residents with three meals a day, every day. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every day of the year. Most food is donated, and meals are prepared and served by volunteers. The Souper Center is co-housed at GRIP’s Family Housing and Supportive Services facility at 165 22nd Street in Richmond, CA. 

ESUMC's Super Center Ministry actively supports the Souper Center on a monthly basis; we meet there at 10:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month.  If you would like to help, please contact Mike McGoon, Jack McFarland or call the Church Office at 510-223-0790.

The Center For Congregational Song Launch Tour Event, September 1, 2018

Join us on September 1, 2018 for a day of celebrating the power and importance of singing together. This event is one of the last of many events during a year-long nationwide tour to celebrate the opening of The Center for Congregational Song (CCS), the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (THS).

To celebrate the start of the CCS, The Hymn Society is taking the launch on tour by holding a series of one-day regional events across the United States and Canada. The San Francisco Bay Area event will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at ESUMC. Our plenary speaker will be the Rev. Donald Schell, founder of Music that Makes Community and co-founder of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco. Other events will include worship, a presentation on the CCS, “Sort & Sing” (we will sing together while sorting clothes for the Blessings Closet), and a closing hymn sing featuring the work of several local hymn poets and composers, including Dan Damon.

Please click here to register for the event.

The cost is $20 and includes lunch provided by our own Noel Stout. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Eileen Johnson.

Since 1922, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has lived out its mission to encourage, support, and enliven congregational singing. Members of the Society are guided by the belief that the holy act of singing together shapes faith, heals brokenness, transforms lives, and renews peace.

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