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TAYLOR
MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
 Oakland, California

 
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Pastor Andrea Davidson

 

M E S S A G E  F R O M  T H E  P A S T O R

Rev. Andrea E. Davidson 


"In God We Trust"
  

“Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns,

And yet your heavenly Father feeds them

Are you not of more value than they?” –Matthew 5:26



March 1, 2015

As a nation, we declare “in god we trust” on our monetary instruments, but often times it seems that our trust has been placed in people, in stuff, and consistency – which gives a sense of “security.” Our happiness is often based on economic standing. Our longings are an endless list of things to buy, because our society tells us “you deserve it now,” whether or not we can afford it or really even need it.

I really hope that you will join me in worship in the coming weeks as we begin to have courageous conversations around God and money, together re-examining our values as they relate to the choices we make. Beginning Sunday, March 1st, we will explore what the Bible teaches about managing our finances and faithfulness.

On our Lenten Journey to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we have a special opportunity as people of faith, to revisit our understandings of who God is for us, as well as the role that money plays in each aspect of our lives – how we receive it, view it and spend it. If we believe the providence of God, who takes care of us, how is this expressed in our lives? Might we even seek to follow, to mimic, the exemplary God’s mercy, honesty, steadfast love, generosity and faithfulness. What does Jesus’ life, teachings, and journey to the cross have to teach us about our own relationships, priorities, and values?   
 
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Events @ Taylor Church 
March 2015 
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Sunday, March 8, 2015 

United Methodist Women's Sunday

Dion Roberts, guest speaker

Executive, Mary Elizabeth Inn

San Francisco 

Reception following worship service

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 

East Bay Lenten Caravan

Pastor Davidson  preaches

at Imani Community Church

3300 MacArthur Boulevard, 

Oakland, California

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Easter Egg Hunt 2015
 

Saturday, March 28, 2015 

Annual Community-wide

Easter Egg Hunt 

12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 

Palm Sunday

Stewardship Consecration Sunday

Meal served following worship

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Looking ahead . . . 

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM 

Joint Maundy

Thursday Service

Elmhurst UMC 

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Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:00 Noon

Ecumenical

"Seven Last Words"

Taylor Memorial UMC 

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Sunrise Easter Celebration

Greater Cooper AME Zion Church 

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Easter Festival

Worship Celebration

Taylor Memorial UMC

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March 2015

Sunday Worship Schedule

10:00 AM Worship Service 

 

8:30 AM Adult Sunday School
10:30 AM Children's Sunday School

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

HOLY COMMUNION CELEBRATION

Second Sunday In Lent 

“Managing Your Money Without Losing Your Soul”

Rev. Andrea E. Davidson, preaching

Mark 8:27 -38

UC Berkeley Gospel Chorus

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

United Methodist Women's Day

Third Sunday In Lent 

Dion Roberts, guest preacher

Praise Team * Children’s Message

Reception of New Members 

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

CONTEMPORARY “COME AS YOU ARE” SUNDAY

Fourth Sunday In Lent

"In God We Trust: God & Money" 

Rev. Andrea E. Davidson, preaching 

Exodus 20:1-17; Luke 16:1-13

Unity Gospel Choir * Children’s Message

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fifth Sunday In Lent

“In God We Trust: God & Money-Part II”

Rev. Andrea Davidson, preaching

Praise Team * Children & Youth Choir 

Children's Message * New Pews Cushions Installed 

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

PALM / PASSION SUNDAY

“Kenosis - Self Giving Love”

Rev. Andrea Davidson, preaching

Mark 11:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11 

Praise Team * Children & Youth Choir 

Children's Message

Consecration Sunday

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Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
1188-12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607