Camp Tamarack Youth Camps

~ Submitted by Jeannie Hobson

Sign up for Camp Tamarack (Camp Tam). Youth camp is underway.

Camp Tam is truly one of God’s gifts to us. It is nestled at about 7,000 ft. and above Shaver Lake in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Camp Tam offers our youth a safe haven to be themselves and learn about God through nature and small group settings. Many lifelong relationships happen at camp.

Many of pastors and church leaders have started their journey when attending camp. We have assembled an outstanding group of leaders for this summer and would love to see your youth at one of the camps.

Camp dates are:

  • Counselor in Training camp – July 12 – 14: camp for counselor’s in training – must have graduated from high school
  • Jr. Camp – July 15-21: Entering grades 3-6
  • Jr. High – July 22-28: Entering grades 7-9
  • Sr. High – July 29-Aug. 4: Entering grades 10-12

Applications are available in the church office or on the NCNC UCC website under youth and young adult. You can also contact Joy Davis (NCNC office), joy@ncncucc.org; Michelle Krenz, seachellemom@yahoo.com; or Jeannie Hobson, jeanniehob@comcast.net

In addition, we are in need of counselors for all three camps so please think about volunteering. From personal experience, I can tell you what an incredible experience this is. You will receive more from those kids than you ever give.

June birthdays and anniversaries

Each month we recognize the birthdays and anniversaries of our church members. Here are the ones for the month of June.

Birthdays

1 – Bob Lundal
3 – Penny Carroll
8 – Phil Carroll, Laural Fawcett, Clay Pressley
9 – Virginia Virag
12 – Sam Mahtab
13 – Laurie Tidyman-Jones
16 – Jacque Garcia
17 – Sean Carlson
18 – JT Carlson,  Annie Van Patten
22 – Steve Reynolds, Ron Vivian
23 – Georgia Sisson, Tatenda Sukuta
24 – Jazmyn Wall
25 – Max McCurry
29 – Tom Carroll Jr.

Anniversaries

2 – Bob & Mirth Lundal
13 – Helmut & Diana Kloos
18 – Sharon Powers & Mike Smith
21 – Anne & Don Simone

Five weeks left to reach our 2017-18 pledge goal!

Church members turned in 57 pledges for the 2017-2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018).  As of May 14, we are a little short of the total amount pledged.

We have about five weeks to bring in the $25,000 we are short for the fiscal year.  If you haven’t met your pledge yet this year, won’t you please send in your donation soon? Or if you met your pledge, maybe you can afford to give just a little more to help us cross the finish line.

Pledge statements will be available to members at the Congregational Meeting on June 10, but if you’d like to know where you stand now regarding your pledge, just call the church or email treasurer Carol Kilburn at carolkilburn559@gmail.com and she will send you the information.

Thanks so much!

Looking for your gifts — Part 2!

Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 10

Following Worship

On Sunday, June 10,  we will hold our annual Congregational Meeting following worship.  At this meeting, we will consider and vote on our annual budget, bylaws revisions and elect Council officers and committee members.

Our committees are looking for your gifts! Each of our committees/teams carry out the mission of the church through their fine work.  They provide a way for each of us to share our gifts — our time and talents — in the life of the church for as little or as much time as we can give!

Following is a brief description of some of the work of each committee.  Please prayerfully consider where you might serve. You are welcome to volunteer for a committee at the annual meeting.

Deacons:

  • Participate in worship planning and decorating the worship space
  • Assist in sacraments, such as communion,  and other rites of the church

Elders (Extravagant Welcome Team):

  • Welcome newcomers and greet  church attendees on Sunday mornings
  • Provide orientation to prospective members
  • Reach out to members who are in need of care

Trustees:

  • Raise money for the operation of the church through fundraising events and the annual stewardship drive
  • Prepare the church budget for congregational approval
  • Care for the buildings and grounds of the church

Christian Education:

  • Provide educational programs for all ages
  • Provide youth ministries
  • Assist in confirmation education

Fellowship:

  • Arrange fellowship hours following worship
  • Work with other teams in providing social occasions and special seasonal events

Missions and Social Justice:

  • Facilitate congregational involvement of mission and social justice concerns
  • Lead special moment in worship to educate the congregation and request special offerings to support missions  and provide service opportunities

Charitable Gifts and Endowments:

  • Solicit and accept memorials, donations, endowments and bequests into the funds of the church.
  • Manage the funds within the framework of the church’s tax exempt status

 

Join us for the Rainbow Pride Parade

Gay Pride Parade

Join us for the 28th annual Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival Saturday, June 2, in the Tower District. The Parade starts at 10 a.m., and everyone is welcome to come march with us! The more the merrier!

We will be meeting at 930 a.m. by the dirt lot on the northeast corner of Palm and Olive avenues. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and we also need a couple people to help with the informational booth we will have at the festival.

For more information or if you would like to help, please contact Felicia Rocha 5592849921 or flearocha82@gmail.com

Looking for your gifts!

This Sunday, May 20,  will be a special day for CUCC. It is Confirmation Sunday where the young folks who have completed nine months of classes and participated in service activities will tell their stories during worship.

Following worship, there will be a Team Fair.  There will be tables with representatives from the committees who will tell you about the wonderful service opportunities that are available.

Each of our committees/teams carry out the mission of the church through their fine work.  They provide a way for each of us to share our gifts … our time and talents … in the life of the church for as little or as much time as we can give!

Following is a brief description of some of the work of each committee.  Please take some time to visit the tables and prayerfully consider where you might serve.

Deacons:

  • Participate in worship planning and decorating the worship space
  • Assist in sacraments, such as communion,  and other rites of the church

Elders (Extravagant Welcome Team):

  • Welcome newcomers and greet  church attendees on Sunday mornings
  • Provide orientation to prospective members
  • Reach out to members who are in need of care

Trustees:

  • Raise money for the operation of the church through fundraising events and the annual stewardship drive
  • Prepare the church budget for congregational approval
  • Care for the buildings and grounds of the church

Christian Education:

  • Provide educational programs for all ages
  • Provide youth ministries
  • Assist in confirmation education

Fellowship:

  • Arrange fellowship hours following worship
  • Work with other teams in providing social occasions and special seasonal events

Missions and Social Justice:

  • Facilitate congregational involvement of mission and social justice concerns
  • Lead special moment in worship to educate the congregation and request special offerings to support missions  and provide service opportunities

Pastoral Relations:

  • Serve as a support group for the pastors and their families
  • Facilitate communication between the pastors and the congregation to ensure positive and healthy relationships

Charitable Gifts and Endowments:

  • Solicit and accept memorials, donations, endowments and bequests into the funds of the church.
  • Manage the funds within the framework of the church’s tax exempt status

Personnel Team:

  • Ensure that staff are hired and evaluated
  • Hear personnel matters  involving staff at the request of the pastors
  • Mediate conflicts or misunderstandings between the staff and pastors
  • Discharge employees if needed in consultation with the appropriate supervisors