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Church News

May 23 Letter From Session

Greetings Friends, We hope you are well, safe, and healthy in body, mind, and spirit. We know that these past few months of being Sheltered-in-Place have impacted each person differently and trust that you are able to find the connections and support that you need during this time. As you know, on March 9th, 2020,…

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…

Get Out The Vote – Updated

Melissa Kirven and Pat Kinney have agreed to be co-Team Captains for a Vote Forward GOTV (Get Out the Vote) campaign. We both feel that voting is a very important way to stand up for Social Justice, and that letter-writing from home is something we can do right now. We have committed to distributing 1000…

Hotel de Zink 2020

Plans are moving forward for housing the homeless in the FirstPres Fellowship Hall during the month of July, with some amendments due to the pandemic. Specifically, each client will have his or her own eating and sleeping space, and contact with clients will be kept to a minimum. The FirstPres kitchen will be closed, and…

Session Approves HVAC Task Force Recommendations

At its May meeting Session unanimously approved the final report of the HVAC Task Force and the accompanying motion, with gratitude.  This action was taken after the Task Force first shared its finding with Session in March, and later presented its motion for a “first read” in April.  After each of these meetings summary articles inviting questions…