July 18 - Third Thursday - Summer BBQ - NEW DATE
12:00 noon - Old Central Cafeteria -
BSG Summer Picnic with Carl Bruns at the grill. Low key way to mingle with other believers on site. RSVP with $7 payment - NOT a fund-raiser, intended to cover costs. includes: Tri-tip, Beans, Salad, Roll, Desert & Drink
Come enjoy the food and friendship!
December 19 - Third Thursday
Journey to Bethlehem (20123)
- 12:05 - B.155 Auditorium - An abbreviated multi-media Christmas play that follows Daniel's family as they
meet various people along the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. - (No Food in Auditorium, Parking lots on West side) -
MAY First Thursday - 62nd National Day of Prayer -
Bldg. 155 Auditorium
(encouraged by Congress in 1952 as amended 1988) - 12:05 to 12:50 - 2013 Theme: "Pray for America"- brief opening remarks, prayers of the people (popcorn style- brevity, courtesy, orderly)
The following non-concert events are selected for broad appeal across many Christian congregations. For large-event concerts check the Celebration Concerts web-site. For other non-concert events, see the KYCC community events calendar. (Rev. 3/7/05)
Monthly (First Saturday) -
Celebration Riders Fellowship
- We welcome all riders on all types of motorcycles. A typical ride will last all-day and may cover up to 250
September, morning - For teens: See You at the Pole(www.syatp.com), FOURTH Wednesday, between 6:45am and 9am - Rally at Livermore Flagpole the evening before - Ask local youth pastors
December First Friday - Sing-it-Yourself Messiah (audience is the Chorus sitting within the Valley Concert Chorale) at Trinity Lutheran Pleasanton. Danny Glover, Pianist. Scores available to borrow for the night or bring own copy. Warm-up practice runs through harder parts occurs first. $10 fee covers cost of four professional soloists. Contact: Harry Briley
December 24 - Christmas Eve - Attend a song-filled community event, some
with brass choirs, at one of many churches offering evening services at 5pm, 7pm, or 11pm - After wrapping presents and viewing lights in town, this is a wonderful way to close the evening thinking about Jesus - Some congregations close the evening with candle-lighting and communion.
March (first full weekend), Castro Valley, BASS 2009 Church Workers Convention, Over 300 Workshops, over 50 Exhibits. Keynote speakers. The conference is not expensive but many churches pay a church registration fee so all their members can attend free. Held at: Redwood Chapel and First Baptist. All Denominations. All Age Groups.
March 30, Regional Passover Seder - Attend a traditional Passover Seder during this seven day (3/24 - 4/1) period of unleavened bread (sometimes hosted by a church) - A full seder with a lamb (Sephardic) or chicken (Ashkenazi) dinner is best - leisurely three hours - advance reservations crucial - Dates and costs vary if catered or potluck (kosher recipes provided) - Huge Tip: If potluck, do not bring flour/pasta, pork, shrimp, or shellfish items - Most seder leaders make time to explain and welcome - It reveals parts of Exodus and Leviticus. Passover follows lunar calendar.
March 31 - Easter Sunday - Community Easter Sunrise Service
6:15am-7:00am Shadow Cliffs Regional Park - Gate open 5:45am -
Songs, Dramatic monologue, Speaker - Stanley Blvd between Pleasanton and Livermore - Crisp 45 degrees - Free parking ONLY for service - Contributions defray expenses with excess to local charity - Hosted 2013 by: Trinity Baptist Church. NEW time of 6:15am
May First Thursday - Theme: "Pray for America", 62nd National Day of Prayer - (encouraged by Congress in 1952 as amended 1988)
7-8pm, Topical prayers led by pastors from Tri-Valley churches
Held at: Celebration Christian Center. All Tri-Valley invited - Contact: Sue Kuchta, 455-4250
NOVEMBER (First Tuesday), Election Day
We are a voluntary Employee Association that promotes a non-sectarian Christian community, expression of faith in Jesus, Bible discussions, and ordinary prayer. Our camaraderie depends upon a healthy understanding of our sins, a rational trust in the Bible, a willingness to lead a more holy life, and an ongoing relationship with God.
Access requires DOE badge. The groups study, enjoy discussions, give thanks, and pray. We have had videos and speakers. Help spread the word. We do not replace church nor require religious affiliation. The groups promote ordinary traditional Christian faith in the work world. This was the foresight of the founding employees (David W Thompson, et al) in 1967 and continues to be a radical concept.
The BSG board meets quarterly (sometimes), which includes a representative from each study and event committee.