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Posts by Pat Kinney

Session passes A Statement on the DOctrine of Discovery

At their May 2021 meeting, Session affirmed and joined with the PC(USA), who confessed complicity and repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery at the General Assembly in 2016. This report explains what the Doctrine of Discovery is and how churches have been complicit. For more background, resources and suggestions of actions FPCPA might take, see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BM6hErrrYLeV8WWWg0XKjViR_S0u2QG1bdtGOj0ymKQ/edit#…

Holiday Donations 2020

Several of our partner organizations have had extraordinary requests for their resources this year and have responded quickly to new ways of operating. They will have holiday drives, although some of them have had to forgo normal celebrations. The Social Justice Ministry urges you to consider donating to one or more of these Holiday drives…

farewell to Jim Bisbing

Jim was our church choir director and organist for about a decade, leaving FPCPA in 1998 when his hearing began to fail. He’d been doing church music for over 40 years, serving in Detroit, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and finally in Marin. Jim had a wry sense of humor, an incredible talent for getting amazing…