Join us for our Service Sunday on June 10th as we partner with Together We Rise https://www.togetherwerise.org/ an organization to help kids in foster care. We will be assembling sweet bags and bikes for foster kids. There will be Kids Mosaic for kids 3 and under. There will be activities for kids 4 and up to participate in upstairs for Service Day. Feel free to visit the TWR website and we hope you can join us on June 10th.
Have you recently joined the Mosaic Community? Perhaps over the fall or within the last few weeks? We want to invite you to a luncheon on June 3rd to get to know you better. It will take place after the gathering at Mosaic and lunch is provided. We also want to welcome anyone who has never joined us for a welcome to mosaic class. We'll see you there! Email [email protected] to rsvp.
TruStory is a 4-week curriculum that will change the way you understand the story of your life. It is designed to help you lead a true, more courageous story. Perhaps for the first time, you will discover the truth of who you really are and how God has moved in and through all that you’ve experienced.
So much of what happens today is open for debate. Ask three different eye-witnesses to share their account of the same event, and you’ll likely hear three different versions of the truth, none of which is more authentic than the other. If all the witnesses are honest about their experience, everyone testifying could rightly conclude their statement by saying, “That’s a true story.”
The challenge in discovering the truest story, of course, is learning to recognize the biases people bring to the table. A person’s perception of the world is altered by so many things. Where they come from, who their parents are, what books they’re currently reading–even what they ate for breakfast this morning can alter what they pay attention to today. Telling an unbiased, true story takes a lot of work.
Perhaps the most harmful outcome of this–each of us having our own version of things–is that we’re tempted to build our own lives on falsehoods. Our biases cloud our vision. Our successes and failures can lead to assumptions, and those assumptions, true and untrue, often have too much influence over what it is we see as real.
TruStory will equip you with tools to help excavate the chapters of your life. You’ll be challenged to name truths and untruths within your story. You’ll be asked to re-experience some of your experiences, be given practices to help you see the reliable and trustworthy storylines, and you’ll have an opportunity to write a new story–a truer, more courageous version of who you want to be. As spiritual director Paula D'Arcy says, “God often comes to us disguised as our life.” TruStory is designed to allow this to happen for you.
Our meeting dates for this session of TruStory will be June 2nd, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. All held on Tuesdays at 7pm - 8:30 except for June 2nd at 9am. Contact [email protected] to sign up.
Join us for a potluck as we wrap up the first quarter of Mosaic Meals 2018. This is a chance to hear from some of the Meals groups and a get plugged in for the next round! Sign up here to let us know what you'd like to bring and share. Can't wait to see you for food, fun, and games (for both kids and grown-ups)!
When: Sunday, May 6th starting after the gathering until 2pm
Where: Mosaic Lawn
If you call Mosaic home, please join us March 25th, after the morning Gathering, for a lunch and stories from the 2018 commitment teams. Each team will share an update on their goals for the year. We'll also be discussing our 2018 budget, Stakeholders role this year, and how new people can get involved. Lunch and childcare will be provided.
This month, Mosaic is partnering with Project peace. The next "Day of Service" is Feb 24th from 9am-noon.
Go to the website (projectpeaceeastbay.org) to sign up and you can view the various projects and organizations. Projects include: cleaning up schools, sorting through books at schools, putting together furniture for local shelter, making and distributing food at shelters/ schools, gardening or painting at shelters/ schools. etc.
Mark your calendars for January 27th and join us for the Leadership Advance. We are coming together to set a course for 2018. We'll be discussing the ideas Kevin presented to us at the last Stakeholder Meeting. We need your voice, so please make plans to attend. We'll meet from 8:30am-1pm. Meals and childcare will be provided.* A suggested donation of $15 per adult is encouraged and appreciated.
*We are encouraging parents to try and find their own childcare for the morning but if you need to bring your children, please contact [email protected], to sign your child up.
Mosaic is partnering with the Early Childhood Mental Health Program in Richmond. We're sponsoring a toy drive for the center and the toys will be distributed to parents within the program to give their children for Christmas. Here's a list of toys you can bring:
- Black and brown baby dolls.
- Nonviolent toys
- Games for older children (siblings)
- Nurturing/family toys
- Baby toys
- Sensory Toys (Play doh, Slime, etc)
- Toys for 5 (Kindergarten) and 6 years old (1st graders) (Basketball, Soccer, Musical Instruments,Legos, Globe, Animal Geographical, Building toys, Puzzles, Moon Sand, Art)
Please bring your unwrapped toys to Mosaic by December 17th.
Water Baptism is a unique way to express to those around you, the commitment you've made to serve God. It's an outward expression of faith and renewal. On October 1st, after the morning gathering, Mosaic will have a water baptism. If you're interested in being baptized, please contact [email protected]
At Mosaic, we value renewal, no matter your age. We love to celebrate new life and the chance to dedicate our time and efforts into raising our children with Godly love and influence. One expression of this is through a baby/child dedication. If you'd like to share this renewal with our community, we are having a dedication ceremony on April 23rd, during our morning Gathering. If you have a newborn or a 10 year old (age doesn't matter) and you'd like to participate in this ceremony, please contact [email protected] for more information and to sign up.
Mosaic is hosting a 'Welcome to Mosaic' class on Oct 16th immediately following the gathering. We take this time to hear your story and share more of the vision of our church. If you're new to Mosaic or have never attended the class, we'd love for you to join us. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected]
In Jesus' day, when people decided to make a significant change in their spiritual lives, they weren't asked to say a secret prayer at the end of a church service, they didn't walk the aisle of a stadium during an alter call, and they never simply raised their hands while everyone else's heads were bowed and eyes were closed.
No, in Jesus' day, people were baptized.
Baptism today is the church's way of publicly announcing a person's commitment to Christ. If you want to get baptized or have any questions about baptism, please contact [email protected] and join us Sunday, Oct 9th.