Midweek Message

LABC Update – Thursday – January 5th, 2023

Jim Hopkins

January 4, 2023

Greetings on the 12th Day of Christmas. Prayers for a safe and meaningful day.

There are several members of our congregation who have worked, or are working, as chaplains. As the report below indicates, their work is needed and appreciated.




The “Celebration of Life” service for Jonathan Matthews will be held on Saturday, January 7, 11:00 am at Cornerstone Community Church of God in Christ, 626 Drake Avenue, Marin City, CA. The repast will be held at the MLK School on 200 Phillips Drive in Marin City (within walking distance of the Church).

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Better Africa Foundation in memory of Jonathan Matthews (he served for many years on its Board). Checks should be written to the Village Baptist Church, 3835 Cypress Dr, Petaluma, CA 94954. Please make sure to indicate Better Africa Foundation in the memo line. You may also donate online at www.villagebaptisthome.org. Under the tab “Giving” indicate it is for work in Africa.

Pastor Jim will lead Together In Spirit tonight at 6:00

LABC Zoom Link

Online: https://zoom.us/j/8599095914
Dial-in: 1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 859 909 5914
Password: 192833

One tap mobile: +16699009128



Your ongoing support of the ministry of our church is greatly appreciated. We are checking the mail so feel free to mail your check or to contribute online


Pastor Jim will be leading a three Sunday New Member/Learn About Lakeshore Class beginning on January 8. Classes will be conducted In-Person and Zoom and will meet from 11:45-12:30. Please email jim@labcoakland.org if you would like to attend.