9/10: DIANA GAMEROS Trio & MEGAN KEELY Ensemble

9/10: DIANA GAMEROS Trio & MEGAN KEELY Ensemble

DIANA GAMEROS

Saturday, Sept. 10 @ 8 p.m. * Tickets here

Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, DIANA GAMEROS creates authentic, inspiring music that reflects the 21st century experiences of an indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Now living In the Bay Area, Diana has played with many local favorites, including the Oakland East Bay Symphony and has opened concerts for Bebel Gilberto, Latin Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia and many others. Last month she performed for two nights at the SF Jazz Festival.  In 2013 Diana released her first album Eterno Retorno, a soulful retrospective of her journey as an immigrant. In October of 2014 she received the Emerging Leader Award from the Chicana/Latina Foundation for her work in music and her support to social justice movements. Diana is currently working on writing music for her second album which will be produced by Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade. On this night, Diana will be accompanied by Patrick Wolff (tenor sax/clarinet) and Thomas Edler (upright bass).

With the release of her new album, Ready or Not, MEGAN KEELY is again breaking new ground with songs celebrating life and strength. Her songwriting first caught the attention of producer T Bone Burnett, who selected Megan’s song, Rules (co-written with her brother Brandon) for inclusion on The Hunger Games Soundtrack Companion Album. “Megan Keely is a stunning young woman with a voice that will break your heart and heal it all in one sitting.” – Annie Bacon -The Folk Opera

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3/12: BOX SET in concert

Saturday, March 12 8 p.m.

$25 door / $22 advance

Buy tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2480358

Described by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls as “a cross between The Grateful Dead and the Smothers Brothers” Box Set (Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson) has been entertaining audiences with powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and incredible vocal harmonies that warm the senses. Always a favorite of our music series (going back over 20 years) their award-winning songs feature flowing melodies and catchy hooks, highlighting witty lyrics written about timely subjects ranging from politics to relationships to everything in between.

They have released 12 albums of original music and their upcoming lucky thirteenth is an actual box set! Presenting their own, contemporary genre of folk music, they have expanded their sound with the addition of Ben Landsverk, who plays Mandolin, Viola and stand up Bass. The versitle musicians have also been busy persuing other endevours the last few years with Jeff as the lead singer of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s band Furthur and Jim owning and operating two major Portland venues, Mississippi Studios and Revolution Hall, plus producing the nationally syndicated radio show LiveWire. We’re happy to have this reunion with one of our all-time favorite bands.

Feb. 25: Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left?

Saving Jesus  sample  on Vimeo.

Let’s talk: Wednesdays: Feb. 25—March @ 7 p.m.

Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left?

We’ll be listening to and then discussing some challenging ideas about a not so meek and mild Jesus on five Wednesday this winter. Each night we’ll share a simple supper, watch a clip from Saving Jesus Redux, discuss our thoughts, and then spend a few minutes worshiping in community. We’ll start on Feb. 25 and continue each Wednesday with a new topic on Wednesdays through March 25.

Topics

1.    February 25         What Can We Know about Jesus?

2.    March 4               Jesus’ Ministry of Compassion

3.    March 11             Who Killed Jesus?

4.    March 18             Atonement

5.    March 25             Practicing Resurrection

Saving Jesus Redux is a new small group exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium. New contributors including Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Robin Meyers join Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, and Amy-Jill Levine.

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Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday in this Sacred Space

  • Ashes, Anointing, & Healing Prayers10:30 a.m. Weekly St. Cyprian’s Healing service with imposition of ashes and communion.
  • Ashes on Demand Noon to 6 p.m.  Clouds of incense hanging in the air, ancient Gregorian chants echoing through a space made sacred by generations of prayer, ample time to mediate or pray, and ashes available at any time between 1 and 6 p.m. on Ash Wednesday.  You can just sit quietly in our church while the chant plays in the background on the  first day of Lent in Western Christianity. Or you can slip in for ashes and move on about your day. According to the canonical gospels of MatthewMark and LukeJesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday was seen as a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate. Accordingly, we fast from Monday to Saturday (6 days) during 6 weeks and from Wednesday to Saturday (4 days) in the preceding week, thus making up the number of 40 days. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.
  • Ash Wednesday Service7:30 p.m. A night to explore and remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. Music by the DMV choir. Info: Susan • pastorsusan@fulc.com

 

Feb. 15: Transformed by the light

St. Cyprian’s presents Transformed by the light. Join us at 10:10 a.m. Sunday in the Sanctuary as we hear stories of mountain top transformation while we site atop the hill at the intersection of Turk & Lyon and hear that Transfiguration is Not Just For Jesus Anymore. Which runs against the literalist view of scripture that has Jesus hanging out with two dead prophets several hundred feet above the mountain top. Yeah I know that is what artists painted in the middle ages. But we’re not living in the Middle Ages any more – are we? We’re all called to spiritual transfiguration – it is just we usually don’t make time to notice.Continue reading