Bento Fundraiser AND film screening May 30th
Sycamore Church will have bento boxes available for a donation of $5. This INCLUDES the showing of the film, “Proof of Loyalty”. Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers, Producers and Directors. Proof of Loyalty is the story of translator Kazuo Yamane. It is a WWII story about Japanese American soldiers from Hawaii. This movie “captures the sad irony that those we discriminate against may be among our most able, tireless, and faithful.” Please help us publicize this fundraiser for our church widely.
Annual Rummage Sale Coming Up!
We will have our Rummage Sale on May 18, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Visitors tell us it is one of the largest and best organized in town. We are collecting donations until May 16 and are also looking for additional volunteers. Click here for more of information and here for a list of items we accept and don’t accept.
Bible Day Camp/Soccer Day Camp Registration Begins
Sycamore Church will offer Bible Day Camp and Soccer Camp July 15-19 this year. Please share the word with family and friends. Here’s the registration form. Please download, print, and mail to the church office. Thanks!
Sycamore Bazaar on September 15th
Please come join us for our 69th Annual Bazaar, a celebration of Japanese-American and Japanese culture and cuisine, from noon to 5 p.m. on September 15th.
Admission is free to the festival on the grounds of Sycamore Congregational Church UCC, 1111 Navellier St. in El Cerrito. We will feature entertainment by Tatsumaki Taiko, The DulTones (doo wop), Sakura Ren (Awa Odori), Genyukai Berkeley and three Sycamore groups: Sycamore Praise Hula, Sycamore Rocks, and the Sycamore Christian Preschool Parents Choir.
The event will also offer plant sales, children’s games and activities, a silent auction and a large selection of Japanese food (as well as hot dogs and barbecue tri-tip) that has long been one of its most popular features. The day will begin with an 11:30 a.m. outdoor worship service that is open to all. Handicap parking is available.
For more details call 510-525-0727.
On April 12, 2019, Sycamore Congregational welcomed Rev. Celestine Fields as its 3/4 time interim minister. Pastor Celeste will lead the English language worship, facilitate the congregation’s discernment of its vision and preparation for the search for Sycamore’s settled pastor. She will be serving with us for 12-18 months. Rev. Fields comes to the Bay Area from the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference in the North Penn Association of the United Church of Christ.
Lightspeed Overview of the Bible
Join us on January 28 at 9:30 for a quick overview of the Old Testament and on February 4 at 9:30 for a similar overview of the New Testament. This is designed as quick overview for people interested in understanding the big picture of the Bible.