PSR honors City of Refuge UCC's 20th Anniversary

November 12, 2011

On this 20th Anniversary of your beginning, we give thanks to God for the modern miracles you perform in San Francisco and throughout our region.  For these past twenty years, we have watched you and your remarkable ministries with admiration and gratitude.   Many of your leaders have studied and prepared for ministry on our campus at Pacific School of Religion.  We have been graced by their presence; they have helped transform the ways we think about theological education and urban ministry. 

We are especially grateful that you have shared Bishop Yvette Flunder with us as a professor and trustee, and Mz. Ann Jefferson as a worship leader and creator of new programs.  Their spirit and wisdom have guided the seminary and have enriched the lives of many students. 

This is a time of great joy and celebration for you.  God's Spirit has touched, healed, and inspired lives through your ministries.  Through your witness and teaching you have led all of us to be more attentive to the injustices that remain embedded in our communities.  Blessings on the next chapter of your amazing story!  We are grateful to be a partner with you in God's unfolding adventure.

Riess Potterveld, President
Pacific School of Religion

20th Anniversary Photos by Min. Roni Jordan

Bishop Yvette Flunder and Mother Shirley Miller cutting the anniversary cake.

Bishop Yvette Flunder, Mother Shirley Miller and grandson at celebration service.

Bishop Flunder and the 'Flunder Singers' at the Olivet Institutional Church in Oakland.