Welcome to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection!  The most important thing we want you to know is that this is a community which welcomes and values all who seek an experience of God’s love, whoever or wherever they are on their life or spiritual journey.  Whatever your age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social or economic circumstance, or religious background, you are welcome in our worshipping community and at the Lord’s Table.
     As part of the Episcopal Church, Church of the Resurrection is a church that is both rich with ancient tradition and relevant to life in the 21st century.  We are a vibrant, thriving community made up of people of all ages, religious backgrounds, political positions, family configurations, ethnicities and church experience, and there are many opportunities for people of all ages for spiritual growth, fellowship and making a difference in the world. 
     We hope that your exploration of this website will give you a sense of our community, our worship and the many and varied ministries and programs available for adults, youth and children.  We invite you to join us, look forward to meeting you, and hope that you will find Church of the Resurrection a place to make your spiritual home.



8:00 a.m. -- a celebration of Holy Communion in a quiet, contemplative style. There is no music at this service.

10:15 a.m. -- a lively celebration of Holy Communion. This service features organ, piano, choir, and a variety of other instruments, as well as a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary music. Childcare and programs for children and youth are available during this service.

Church School (Godly Play) for children through 6th grade.  Children join their families at the Peace and share Holy Communion with the congregation.  There is Bible and Bagels for middle and high school students during the first half of the service.

It is with great joy and excitement that the vestry of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection announces The Reverend Liz Tichenor as our next Rector. We are delighted that she has accepted the call to join our Community of Faith in ministry here in Pleasant Hill. 
The Reverend Liz Tichenor comes to us from All Souls, Berkeley, where she has served as the Associate Rector since 2014. Her childhood was spread across northern New England, Iowa and Indiana. Liz returned to the Northeast for college, where she studied Spanish as an undergraduate at Dartmouth and later served there as the Episcopal campus minister. She received her Masters of Divinity at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a Masters of Arts in Ethics and Social Theory at the Graduate Theological Union. After seminary, Liz served as the Resident Chaplain at Camp Galilee, on the Eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, and at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno.
Some of her passions in church leadership include collaboration in congregational development, building rich community through fellowship and good humor, flexing towards shared vulnerability, and wrestling with our sacred texts in preaching. Beyond work, Liz loves adventuring with her husband Jesse, their daughter Alice, who is about to turn eight, and their son Sam, who is four and a half.
The Reverend Tichenor’s first day in the office will be Tuesday, November 12th. Her first worship service at Church of the Resurrection will be on Sunday, November 17th. That same evening we will also celebrate the Fall Harvest Dinner.
This Winter, our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, will join us for a  Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Tichenor. The date for this celebration will be coordinated with the Bishop’s office.
We are grateful for all who prayed for God’s guidance during this search and for the diligent, time-consuming work done by the Search Committee and the Vestry. We hope you can join us in worship tomorrow to learn more about this exciting news!
Yours in Christ,
Carrie Veurink, Senior Warden
Neil Crawford, Junior Warden
Laura Gianello, Clerk of the Vestry
Vidah Johnston, Co-Secretary
Randy Wheeler, Co-Secretary
Jeremy Carlson
Frank Kelly
Greg Harwell
Jean Meredith
Pat Smith
Marshall Wells
Mary Wolf

Preacher and Presider Schedule

Sunday, October 27
The Reverend Kathy Trapani

Sunday, November 3
The Reverend Pamela Cranston

Sunday, November 12
The Reverend Pamela Cranston

Sunday, November 17
The Reverend Liz Tichenor
our new Rector
A Message from
The Rev. Barbara Dawson, Deacon
I have been blessed and honored to have served as your Deacon for almost 32 years, and each of you has become a part of the fabric of my life, and the lives of my family.  But my time with you is quickly coming to an end as you prepare to start a brand new chapter in the life of the parish, and I prepare to start a new chapter in my life.
David and I are hoping to retire from our secular jobs in May and we want to have time together to travel while we are still able to do so.  
For many months, I have been in conversation with the Bishop, the Archdeacon for Deacons, and others in the Diocese about my future diaconal ministry and where God is calling me to be.
Since I have been with you all for so long, I feel the strong need to take an extended sabbatical from diaconal ministry to rest and discern where my ministry will take me next.  I am tired, and need an opportunity to truly rest, read, play with my grandson (before I’m no longer cool to be with), husband and children, and explore the world around me.  I am not retiring from ministry – just taking a break to rest and restore.
I have felt very strongly that I needed to be with you throughout the search process, to support the parish in whatever way I could, and help keep things moving forward.  I have been extremely impressed and gratified with the way the entire parish has moved through this challenging “interim” time.  The Search Committee and Vestry have taken their duties and responsibilities very seriously and have carefully, and prayerfully, led us all through this period with grace, good humor and dedication.  The Rev. Kathy Trapani, and all of the staff, have worked hard to help us explore new things and try out new ideas during this period.  I have been blessed to work with each of them – and all of you – during this time.
I was delighted to learn that the Vestry chose The Rev. Liz Tichenor as our new Rector.  I am excited for all the gifts she will bring to the Parish and for the new adventure that is just around the corner.  While a part of me would truly love to be a part of it, deep in my heart I know that God is calling me to something, and some place, new and exciting that I can’t even imagine yet.
I will be with you for a few more weeks as we close out this chapter of our Parish life and open our doors wide to welcome Liz and her family.  My last Sunday will be Sunday, January 5, 2020, so we will have Advent and Christmas together.
I cannot thank you enough for the love, care and support you have given me, and my family, since we arrived at Resurrection the 1st Sunday of November 1987.  It seems like just yesterday, but we have had so many wonderful adventures together over the years, shared countless stories, fun events, building projects, losses, tears, and endless laughter, throughout that time. There are no words that are adequate to express how much you have given to me and how grateful I am for being able to minister with you during our time together.
I will miss you more than you can know, but will be eagerly following your adventures as you move forward into your future, under Liz’s capable and guiding hands, to love and serve the Lord.
In His Peace,
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AA meetings

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NA Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 pm

Diocesan Convention

Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Diocesan Convention

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Holy Eucharist - Rite II Service

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 8:00 am

Holy Eucharist - Rite II Service

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10:15 am

Patient Comfort Station

Monday, October 28, 2019, 9:00 am

Boy Scout Troop 405 meeting

Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm