Martina at West Richmond Avenue, Point Richmond, CA 94801
Dan Damon, Pastor • (510)
236-0527 • firstname.lastname@example.org
All Are Welcome!
Sunday School at 10 AM ~ Sunday Worship
at 11 AM
of Richmond First UMC are called to share God’s love as we
minister with and to all persons in Point Richmond and beyond, providing
worship, nurture, fellowship, and service. Our welcome knows
no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation,
economic condition, physical or mental ability. We embrace
and seek to preserve the beautiful, amazing diversity of God’s
creation. We cooperate in ministry with other local churches
and groups of God’s people as we participate in Christ’s
mission of peace and unconditional love.”
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Sundays at 10-10:15 a.m.
before Sunday School:
Choir - Choir
practice for school-age children and youth directed by Pastor
Dan Damon. Angel Choir performs at worship service
on the first Sunday of every month during the school year.
Every Wed. 7:30-9 pm: Joyful
Noise Choir - Adult Choir rehearsal with Choir Director & Pastor
Dan Damon, no experience needed. Three on a part: We
make beautiful music now but it would sound even better if
we had at least three members on each part - Come join us
and have fun singing!
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) delivers
hope and enhances human dignity through food, shelter, health
and peace projects. UMCOR, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 330, New
York, NY 10115, 800-554-8583. http://www.umcor.org
Dornan's book on the history of the church, filled with wonderful stories
and photos, is now available for $12 ($15 with S & H). Please make
checks out to:
Memorial Fund 1st UMC
and send to:
Mid Dornan, 225 Clarence Street,
Richmond, CA 94801
more information, you can email Mid at: email@example.com
Also available at the Point Richmond History Association
Unknown is a live quintet recording of carols,
hymns, and spirituals. It contains a booklet with lyrics
to all the pieces. The recording was made in January
2009 at First United Methodist Church, Richmond, California.
The quintet includes piano, string bass, drums, sax,
Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org for
advance orders of his newest CD or visit damonstuneshop.com.
Pastor Dan's CD Come
Away to the Skies featuring Pastor Dan Damon playing
gospel songs, hymns and spirituals was recorded at
the church on May 18, 2008. Contact Dan at email@example.com for
advance orders of his newest CD or visit damonstuneshop.com.
Dan plays piano at
the Hotel Mac on
6:30 - 8:30 & Fridays, 6 - 9
Pastor Dan in the Peace Garden
Oldest member Goldie Moblie looks on while her great-great
grandson waves to the camera from his mother's lap. In the background
Helen Valentine oversees the sale of the remaining baked goods.
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All events at First United Methodist
in Point Richmond unless otherwise noted
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES
AT 11 AM
December 7, 2 - 4:30 pm - United
Methodist Women in conjunction with
Writer Coach Connection will be presenting
the film "Cracking the Code: The
System of Racial Inequality." We
encourage you to view and discuss
this dynamic film on racial issues
in America using the experiences
of people of color in thought provoking
commentaries. It will be shown in
the church sanctuary.
December 13, 8 pm - Point
Richmond Acoustic presents Teresa Tudury -
a wickedly funny and heartbreakingly
poignant singer and songwriter. The
show opener is Claudia Nygaard - a
charming storyteller and songwriter.
Tickets, $15 at the door. Place: First
United Methodist Church, 201 Martina,
Point Richmond. More info: pointacoustic.org.
December 14, 5:30 pm - United
Methodist Women's Annual Holiday
Dinner at Doreen Leighton's
home, 236 Castro Street, Point
Richmond. We are requesting disposable
diapers for the children at the
Early Childhood Mental Health
Clinic as gifts. UMW will supply
the ham with potluck. RSVP
to Doreen 510
307 5461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
to make your donation for Toys for
Children of San Quentin Prisoners
- gifts for the prisoners to
give to their children at their
Christmas Visits. Email email@example.com
more info about this worthy project
- a Blessing for the giver and the
December 21, 10 am - 3 pm - Annual
Holiday Bake Sale with Craftsat
the Point Richmond Community Center,
110 Washington Street, Point Richmond. There's
always a line before the doors open for
homemade pies that sell out in minutes.
Holiday cookies, cakes, candies, & goodies
will be beautifully packaged. Also,
United Methodist Women will have crafts
of all kinds for sale that make great
Christmas gifts including jewelry,
crocheted purses, and decorative
December 22, 7 pm - Christmas
Pageant in the church sanctuary.
The Christmas Story is enacted with
Bible readings and special music
performed by members of The Masquers
Playhouse, Joyful Noise Choir and
Angel Choir. Directed by Tammara
Plankers in coordination with Pastor
Dan Damon. It is truly a joyful event.
A shorter version of the pageant
will also be performed during the
11 a.m. Worship Service that day.
December 24, 7 pm - Christmas
Eve Jazz Service. Special
The Dan Damon Quartet: Kurt Ribak
bass, Randy Odell, drums, Lincoln Adler,
sax and Dan Damon, piano, guest soloists
and the Angel Choir. Come early
for a seat, always Standing Room Only.
December 27, 8 pm -
Point Richmond Jazz presents The
Matt Eakle Quartet featuring
his jazzy flute music in concert at
the church. Tickets $15 online
$20 at the door. More info at: prjazz.org
December 31, 5 pm -
New Year's Eve Service - at
Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, Phone:
(510) 524-2921. The Dan Damon Trio: Kurt Ribak, bass, Lincoln
Adler, sax and Dan Damon, piano. Candlelight, prayers and poetry.
December 31 at 8 pm and 10:30
pm - New
Year's Eve -
The Masquers Playhouse is presenting New Year's Jazz with lots of
syncopated music at their Jazz Cabaret at the theater, 105 Park Place,
Point Richmond. Enjoy party favors with hats, horns, delicious snacks and
libations to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Pastor Dan Damon will
be playing piano at
both shows. Tickets $25 at the door.
Peace Pole at left says, "May Peace Prevail On Earth"
in four languages and now graces the West Richmond side of the
Church - the Peace Garden lies just behind.
Dan Damon's newest hymn collection, Fields of Mercy, his
fourth hymn book, is now available.
Damon is an internationally published writer of hymn texts
and tunes. You can visit Dan on the web at www.damonstuneshop.com
has released a solo piano CD entitled "Sleepy Time Down South"
featuring popular songs from the 1940's. Dan's new CD is entitled
"like a child." Visit Pastor Dan's website at damonstuneshop.com
Dean McIntyre, Director of Music Resources, the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, says this about Pastor Dan and his music
"Dan Damon is a man of many talents: ordained United Methodist pastor, hymn writer, tune writer, and jazz pianist.
He has contributed texts and tunes to numerous hymnals and collections, including The Faith We Sing. He has led workshops including at the national introductory event of The Faith We Sing (Nashville, 2001) and the 2005 national convocation of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (San Francisco). Dan joins a long list of musicians with feet in both worlds - sacred and secular - including J. S. Bach, Handel, and Duke Ellington." Read this review of Dan's CD of solo piano pop and jazz songs, Sleepy Time Down South
The Annual Country Faire is always
a popular event!
Photos by May
Sisters Kay Mink (l) and Kristi Johnson from Martinez attend their first ever
Harvest Faire by taking the day off from work to begin their holiday shopping.
FUMC bedecked for the holidays
Photo by Jean Womack
October 25, 2007,
The Gateway Foundation provided
a grant for the
of the church grounds' brickwork