Services for Jerry Mulvihill set for Dec. 1

The Memorial service for longtime member Jerry Mulvihill will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Community United Church of Christs Sanctuary. The service will be followed by a reception in Hayden Hall. Sandwiches will be provided, please bring cookies to share.

Margery’s Obituary:

Jerry was born March 15, 1953, and grew up in the greater Los Angeles area with his older brother Tom Mulvihill.

Jerry graduated from the University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology.  He loved his time at Davis, and he and Margery got married on the Davis Campus.

After graduation, Jerry spent one year as a geothermal exploration geologist traveling around the western states.  Wanting to settle down, he spent the next 35 years in various positions in the insurance industry.  His last position was as a property casualty agent for James G Parker Insurance.

Jerry and Margery have two children, Marty and Lynette.

Marty and his wife, Nilofar Gardezi, and daughter, Roshan, live in Oakland.  Marty is a founder of Safer Made, a company that invests in companies that use safer chemistry and promote sustainability.

Lynette and husband, Logan Talbott, and daughter, Maggie, live in Truckee.  Lynette works at a physical therapy clinic and enjoys living and playing outside in Lake Tahoe
Jerry enjoyed travel, camping, fishing, boating and the outdoors.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the National Parks Foundation or to your favorite charity.

Community Events: Gary Walker will lead Osher class

Gary Walker, a longtime member of our congregation, will be featured as a lecturer under the auspices of Fresno State’s Continuing and Global Education Osher Lifelong Learning Institute this fall. Osher is an educational program provided by several hundred universities throughout the nation for folks at least 50 years of age.

Gary will lead a class on “American Presidents in the 20th Century” from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 11 and 18 in the building housing the Craig Business School, Peters Building Room 191.

Gary’s class will explore: “What were our presidents in the 20th Century really like? Why did some of the most intelligent and experienced fail while others, less qualified, succeed? This course examines the personalities and character of the eleven Republican and seven Democrats who served in our highest office for a century, for better or for worse.”

For additional information regarding membership information and enrollment fees, visit this web page, or call 559.278.0008.

Considering joining Community UCC?

If you want to learn more about becoming a member of our church, please join us at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, for an informational meeting. We officially receive new members four times a year:

  • During Kickoff Sunday, Sept. 9
  • First Sunday in Advent (winter)
  • Easter Sunday (spring)
  • Pentecost Sunday (summer)

New members may attend an informational class, usually a month before one of the four Sunday worship services to receive new members. The information class is organized by the Extravagant Welcome Team, or “elders.”

Even between those times, there are many ways you can become involved in the offerings of our church life.

Farewell Luncheon for Shelia and Arville Earl

Join us for a farewell luncheon in honor of Shelia and Arville Earl on Sunday, Aug. 19, following the worship service.

Fellowship will provide a salad bar luncheon for Sheila and Arville after the worship service on Aug. 19.  Please join with our congregation as we say farewell and extend best wishes to these dear church members as they relocate for their next endeavor.

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

 

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

Videos from the recent 60th Anniversary Celebration

Our 60-year anniversary events on Jan. 27, 2018, were very successful in celebrating our church’s past and hopes for the next 60 years.

Many thanks go out to so many volunteers that helped put on this wonderful event.
  • CUCC Youth Group
  • Robin Carlson
  • Sean Carlson
  • Penny Carroll
  • Pearl Supersad
  • Susan Chavez
  • Kristi Cole
  • Terry Cole
  • Bonita Earl
  • Marie Edwards
  • Ruben Fernandez
  • Meg Gallagher
  • Sarah Hayden
  • EJ Hinojosa
  • Spencer Hipp
  • Sue Hipp
  • Wade Hobson
  • Cheryl Jones
  • Jeff Jones
  • Karri Jones
  • Marge Kelly
  • Amy Kilburn
  • Carol Kilburn
  • Patty Parks
  • Sharon Powers
  • Nancy Pressley
  • Felicia Rocha
  • Mike Smith
  • Marilyn Wall
  • Eileen White
  • Rod Zook

We will be sharing some of the information from the program for that night’s program on our website soon.

In our program for the evening, Terry Cole provided a historical view of CUCC with photos of past, present and future. Here is that video. It was shown that evening after the dinner: