Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 32, Number 17 August 21, 2007

625 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831


Faith Happenings

Sunday Services:

9:00 and 11:00

Graded Sunday School  P - 5th  9:00  

Adult Ed 9:30-1030am and 10:30-11:30am

Graded Sunday School P-5th   11:00

Munchies Bible Study 9:00am

CREW Wednesday 7-8:30 pm

Munchies Thursday 7-8:30pm



September 14 - 16 Faiths Annual Fall Retreat

September 17 Faith Women's Book Club

September 26 PW Meeting and lunch NOW starts at 10:00am for Bible and 11:30am Lunch

September 30 Family Promise Benefit Concert at Fremont PC 7

October 14  Harvest Dinner and Auction



Monthly Adult Discussion Group


Please join us for our first Adult Discussion Group on Wednesday, September 5th, and on each first Wednesday of the month thereafter.  Pastor Jim Zazzera will moderate our discussions on the book, The Jesus I never knew, by Philip Yancy.

In this book Philip Yancey reveals the real Jesus beyond the stereotypes, revolutionizing the reader's passion for Christ. It offers a new perspective on the life of Christ and his work - his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection - and ultimately, who he was and why he came.  The author effectively relates gospel events to the world we live in today. TheJesus I Never Knew presents a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history.  Yancy looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough.

Our study will include reading, video clips and discussion.

            If you are interested in joining us, you may sign up on Sunday, August 12th and 26th in the narthex, following both services.  Books will be available for sale. ALL ARE WELCOME.


How Doth Your Garden Grow?

     If it doth prosper and you have a surplus of squash or other vegetables, bring them to church on Sunday and Betty Park will get them to Food Closet.                  

Stewardship: Update


Members of Faith Presbyterian Church continue to be living stewards to help build and support the foundations for God's work in this world.  As of June 30, 2007, the totals for personal giving are:


      Pledges: $233,348

      Givers of record: $60,258

      Cash offering: $6,398

      Total:  $300,004


We are half-way through the fiscal year and income from all sources is on target to meet our goals for the 2007 operating budget.  We thank all who have contributed and for your faithfulness in supporting the missions of Faith Presbyterian Church.


We also thank Don Sperling, Finance Elder,  Debbi Kanner, Pledge Secretary, and Bill Baker, Treasurer, for their outstanding work in helping with the financial operations of Faith Presbyterian Church.  Our church continues to have a strong financial foundation because of their efforts.


Stewardship Committee

Jim Hill, Elder


Faith Women's Book Club 

On Monday, September 17th the book club will hold its first meeting for2007-2008.  All women of faith are invited to attend.  Please come and joinus. We will be discussing "Mary Called Magdalene" by Margaret George.  Themeeting will start at 7:00 pm at the home of Ilah Turner.  Please consult your directory for the address and phone number.  In October we will discuss "From Beirut to Jerusalem" by Thomas Friedman.November's book is "Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards


Family Promise of Sacramento will be presenting a benefit concert on Sunday, September 30, at 6:00 p.m. at Fremont Presbyterian Church.  Jim and Jean Strathdee, internationally honored concert artists, worship and song leaders are returning from 9 months of touring.  They will provide an uplifting selection of contemporary folk, jazz, spiritual and interfaith world music for the event, including releases from their 2007 CD “Stand For What Is Right”.  Jim and Jean are known to many of us at Faith as the composers of the “Our Father” responsive hymn which we often enjoy in worship services.  For more information contact concert coordinator Chris Allan at 916-457-4525 (  Cynthia Crow and Sue Hooper will have tickets available after August 18th for a requested donation of $10.



Sign Up to Help Family Promise

September 16 – September 23


You can sign up for our next week of Family Promise on the whiteboard on the wall opposite the church office. Volunteers are needed for dinner, evening activity, overnight teams, set up and take down teams,

laundry , transport mattresses to the next church and  team leaders. If necessary, we will take sign-ups in the narthex on August 26.

If you have not volunteered but are interested, talk to someone who has or team up with them. If you have questions, call Cynthia Crow 392-9141 or Sue Hooper 393-2633.

The New Mental Pick-Me -Up


Mentally challenging tasks require you to be "on".  When your brain is stuck on

"off" here's what to do:

Skip the trip to the local java joint.  Just get moving instead.  Walk, run, skip, skate,

jump rope, or dance for 30 minutes.  The benefits: You'll think more quickly

and experience less frustrations when you return to your work.

Double-shot espressos aside, there's nothing like a little cha-cha-cha

to get your brain going rah-rah-rah!!  Exercise goes one better by helping to

burn calories, too.

Exercise boosts brain function by ramping up blood flow, so oxygen and

nutrients get around to all parts of your body better, including your brain.

Exercise stimulates the release of mood-boasting endorphins and eases

anxiety and depression.  It can help improve your sleep.

Exercise helps keep your blood pressure in check.

Exercise builds muscle, promotes flexibility, makes bones stronger, and

helps relieve muscle tension

                                Sunday, October 14, 2007 ~ 4:00 pm

                                                              Harvest Dinner, Auction & Raffle


This is the Fellowship Committee’s big fundraiser for our Campership Fund. Campership funds are made available to families for children’s camp at Westminster Woods, Faith’s Fall Retreat & the Women’s Retreat.:


Dinner will be catered by Mike Andrade again this year. Our menu will be tri-tip beef, chicken, Texas baked beans, green salad, vegetables, rolls & dessert. Tickets will be on sale in the courtyard (look for anyone wearing a cowboy hat!) starting September 2nd. Cost of tickets: Adults $10, Teens (13-18) $5, Kids (12 & under) Free. Please get your tickets early so we can plan accordingly. Invite your friends & neighbors!


Auction and Raffle: Please consider donating items for this. New items only, please. Auction forms are available in the narthex. Please fill out completely and leave in basket. Some ideas for donations: Time/Talent: Babysitting, pet sitting, yard work, handyman jobs, baking, wrapping Christmas gifts, whatever your talent might be. Also, vacation spots, gift baskets, sports tickets, gift certificates, etc. We already have some great donations like 2 rounds of golf at Chardonnay Golf Course, 2 night stay at Asilomar, gift certificates for Mimi’s Café, Scott’s Seafood, Outback, Capital Nursery, Disneyland, and more! For Auction information, contact Kitty Tatro ~ 393-4734. For Ticket information

Childrens Workday

August 25 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  Anybody can help organize the classrooms and help sort numerous items. Even one hour will help.

Snacks will be provided.

Melinda Lewis 725-2810 or Pam Rock 393-1493


Presbyterian Women

The first meeting for Presbyterian Women will be September 26th.

Bible Study starts at 10:00 am  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME                        

Lunch will be at 11:30 am

Books will be on sale for the Bible Study August 26th and Sept. 2nd Cost: $7.00 

New Website Nears Completion


        Sometime in late August when you log on to you’ll see our newly revised website! Take some time to read through the pages and let us know what you think. If you’d like to post information or photos on the site, please contact Jim Park at or DiAnne Brown at


Worship Helpers


August 26

September 2

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Jim Park

David Nash


Bill & Em Baker

Jim & Betty Park


Virgie Cornelius

John 7 Sally Ravas


Don Sperling

David Nash

Coffee Preparers

Pat & Kitty Tatro

Donna Touros


Conner Hankey

Kori Davis

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Scott Pfeifer

Terry Mangum


Richard & Gwen Markuson

Lori & Greg Rapier


Chuck & Hilde Tetlow

Teri & Dave Williamson


Kevin Roberson Ken Finch

Coffee Servers

Margaret Finch

 Ann Johnson


Marilyn Becker

Helen Christenson

Bob Connett

Dick McClure


Danielle Reyes

     Kaylah Miller

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