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Though our church is famous for its last-minute commitments, delayed decisions, and late arrivals, we are now at that LAST MINUTE MOMENT, real soon. August is upon us and we now have about three weeks to the deadline for sign-ups.
However, it is a very convenient procedure. Marilyn has copies of the Registration form, which can be picked up in person (in the office) or sent to you electronically. Registrations Forms are also on the electronic message board in the Narthex. Just return it with a check or credit card payment and you’re on the list. JOYFULLY JOINING JOURNEYS, our theme for this year’s camp, will be, well….. JOYFUL!!
It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other in new and different ways and to make new friends from our neighboring churches. You’ll will find peace, pleasure, fun, good food, and spiritual enrichment in this lovely place in the Tamarack forest– where the creek bubbles along nearby.
Please come to join us because this is an experience to join that you will not want to miss. SIGN up for the Labor Day weekend or just for the Saturday DAY to attend this GREAT experience that weekend. You will have this weekend to add to your memorable experiences of your lifetime. JOY and Houray!!
Questions? Contact Annie Van Patten, family camp director, at 209.902.2033 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month we recognize the birthdays and anniversaries of our church members. Here are the ones for the month of May.
1 — Wendy Thompson
3 — Sarah Fey, Thomas Russell
6 — Benjamin Kloos
7 — Louise Andrews, Bill Dailey
8 — Adriana Wall
11 — Gail McDougle
15 — Marty Mulvihill
16 — Patrick Furlong, Hayden Shea
17 — Lynn Samuelian, Victoria Wall
19 — Marilyn Wall
21 — Tom Carroll, Pam Mahtab
22 — Robin Carlson, Karri Jones
24 — Sib White
25 — Spence Hipp
29 — Maria Contreras
31 — Donna Wright
Our next Women’s Book Discussion Group will begin on May 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. We will read “I’ve Been Thinking” by Maria Shriver.
“I’ve Been Thinking” is available on Amazon:
As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable and stressful everyday life can be.
In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field — a place of acceptance, purpose and passion — a place of joy.
“I’ve Been Thinking . . .” is ideal for anyone at any point in her life. Whether you feel like you’ve got it all together or like it’s all falling apart–whether you’re taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again. Like talking with a close friend, it’s the perfect companion — an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace.
Robin Carlson, our commissioned minister of Christian education, will guide this discussion, which will go through June 11. Here are the reading assignments:
- May 14 – Intro through The Power of Pause
- May 21 – The Power of Empathy through An Omen from God
- May 28 – I’ve Learned to Deserve through We All Have Mental Issues
- June 4 – Why Should we Stop Trying through My Easter Reflections
- June 11 – A Time to Rest through Oh and One More Thing
Each month we recognize the birthdays and anniversaries of our church members. Here are those celebrating in April:
1 — Sharon Powers
2 — Elise LeBeau
4 — Sierra LeBeau
5 — Megan Fazio, Don Simone
7 — David Wall
9 — Niki Ruffin, Angie Ryska
10 — Nancy Tackitt
11 — Everette Newport
12 — Cheryl Bartley
17 — Katharine Chaffin
20 — Helen Lust
21 — Leland Virag
24 — EJ Hinojosa
25 — Jake Tilley
3 — Steve & Marie Edwards
16 — Jeff & Cheryl Jones
The Faith Education Team will host a Bingo night fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in Hayden Hall. Tickets are: $5 for ages 5-11, $10 for ages 12 and up, $25/household, free for ages 4 and under.
Ticket price includes dinner (grilled cheese, soup and dessert) and bingo prizes. Contact anyone in Faith Education for more details. A portion of the proceeds will go to Marjaree Mason Center to purchase snacks and art supplies for children there.
Karri Jones or Eileen White can answer questions.
Each month we recognize the birthdays and anniversaries of our church members. Here are the ones for the month of March:
4 — Dala Ramirez
6 — Kristi Cole
8 — Emma Haring
9 — Ashlyn Chaffin, Olivia LeBeau
13 — Bob Lundal
14 — Lynette Mulvihill
15 — Jack Van Patten
16 — Marie Edwards, Benjamin Williams
17 — Michael Dillahunty
23 — David Rocha
24 — Pam Mighaccio, Lu Parks
25 — Sophie Gilbert
27 — Carol Dailey, Debbie Schroer
30 — Jerry Thompson
19 — Bill & Carol Dailey
22 — Phil & Margaret Fullerton
26 — Tom & Penny Carroll
31 — Al & Carolyn Evans