Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

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Founded 1921

All Are Welcome!
 Oakland, California

"Moving Forward United in Faith, Hope and Love"

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 

"Renewing Our Minds and Our Lives" 
August 3, 2014

At our last Church Council meeting, one of Taylor Church’s Lay Leaders, Mrs. Valda Southall led the time of devotion by sharing some insights from a book called “The Four Agreements.” The book suggests that there are many agreements we have made with ourselves, with others, and with God that dictate how we interact in the world around us. As I shared in my sermon last Sunday, on The Wiz, there are many ways that the message of the scarecrows dictate how we see ourselves and others. The apostle Paul in Romans 12 calls Jesus followers to “be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The author of The Four Agreements outlines four ways of being, that when practiced, can help to bring about transformation and freedom:

          * Be Impeccable with your word

          * Don’t take anything personally

          * Don’t make assumptions

          * Always do your best

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Events @ Taylor Church

 Saturday, September 6
1:05 PM - All are Invited!
Oakland A's Baseball
Faith & Family Day
Purchase tickets from Taylor Youth Committee
Saturday, September 13
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
All Church Retreat
"Choosing Life and Resisting Temptations"
Background Resource:
"10 Temptations of A Church" 
by  John Flowers & Karen Vannoy
Area UM Churches Invited
Taylor Memorial UMC 
1188 12th St.
Oakland, CA 94607 
Sunday, September 21
10:00 AM Worship Service
Worship Without Walls
Friends & Family Homecoming Sunday 
Featuring Taylor's Unity Choir
Ishmael Combs, Director
Barbeque Following Worship 

August 2014

Sunday Worship Schedule

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

10:00 AM Worship Service

August 3

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost 

Holy Communion Celebration 

"The Missing Ingredient" 

Preaching: Rev. Dr. Phil Lawson

Pastor Emeritus, Easter Hill UMC, Richond, CA 

Guest Musicians:

University of California, Berkeley-Gospel Chorus

Director: Rev. Dr. D. Mark Wilson 



August 10

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Worship Celebration 

Preaching: Rev. Lynice Pinkard

Voices of Taylor / Bianca Lippett

Children's Message



August 17

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost 

Worship Celebration

Contemporary "Dress Down" Sunday


Preaching: Rev. D. Mark Wilson

Minister of Music, Taylor Memorial UMC 

Voices of Taylor / Bianca Lippett

Children's Message 



August 24

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost 

Back to School Sunday 

Worship Celebration

Preaching: Rev. Carol Estes

Pastor, Elmhurst UMC, Oakland, CA 

Children & Youth Choir

Children's Message 



August 31

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost 

Worship Celebration

Preaching: Mr. John Wesley


Men's Chorus

Children's Message 


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