CHRIST THE LORD CHURCH
592 A Tennent Avenue
Pinole, CA 94564
Telephone: (510) 724-9141
Vicar's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship at Christ the Lord Church:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.: Eucharist with Sunday School & child care.
Yoga & Contemplative Prayer:
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This is an opportunity for quiet reflection & listening to God.
Church Office Hours: Monday through Thursday the office is usually open. Please call ahead to confirm that Vicar Susan is on site before stopping by.
Deacon Vicki Gray
Born in the Bronx, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Maryland and a veteran of Vietnam and Occupy, I come to the work of ministry from the background of a retired Foreign Service officer, community organizer, and political scientist. I find the link between faith and politics not only justified, but necessary. For both politics and religion concern themselves with social relationships, how we relate to one another, how we will shape our societies. And good politics, like good religion, seeks to shape a just society.
In my opinion the major issues facing the church today are: to live into the Social Gospel of Jesus Christ in ways that will increase justice through institutional change; reinforce a sense of community and solidarity among God’s people; open the church’s doors to the marginalized; and, in so doing, be a source of new energy for those of us in the church and an icon of relevance for our un-churched neighbors, especially spiritually inclined young people and those who, for too long, have generally gone unseen and unheard – e.g., my transgender sisters and brothers, the homeless in our cities, and the victims of economic inequality and environmental injustice. I seek to speak for them with authenticity and integrity and, with my sisters and brothers at Christ the Lord, to share the love of Christ with everyone in our local community and the wider world.
A widow, married for 33 years to the former Mimi Geiger, I am an avid gardener, an even more avid Yankee fan, and a poet of sorts. I never met a book I didn’t like and, an intentional traveler, am working on my bucket list.