Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 31, Number 12 June 13, 2006

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 Bible Study 2-3pm


(Jr. & Sr. High School Fellowship)

Game Night

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.


June 25 Sue Kirk Reception Noon

June 28 - July 4  Faith Fireworks Stand. Spend your money here and help fund the Faith Family Retreat.

Every Wednesday in July -- God at the Movies


Faith Fireworks Stand

June 28 - July 4  open  8:30am to 8:30pm

Get your Fireworks from Faith and support the mission trip

The Faith Fireworks Stand is at the South East corner of S. Land Park and Florin Road in the California Bank parking  lot. Volunteers are needed. The Summer Mission Trip people are expected to work at least three shifts at the stand, Funds raised will help defer costs of transportation to Mississippi. Call Doran McDaniel to get a time slot in which to work

Pastor Jeff says these are

Seasons of Change at Faith


It was with a mixture of sadness and appreciation that I and our Session received the resignation of Sue Kirk this month.  As many of you know, Sue has faithfully served God here at Faith for nearly 18 years.  It’s remarkable to consider that some of the young children she first taught about Jesus are now teaching their own children about Jesus. 


In my short time working with Sue I came to appreciate many things about her and her ministry.  She possesses, in good measure, the two thing so necessary to do the job she did.  One, she has a deep love for Christ.  Two, she has a deep love for children and their families.  Many of you probably noticed a sign that she had hung in her office which read, “Tell the kids I love them. –God.”  For eighteen years that is exactly what Sue did in our midst.  Nobody will know, this side of heaven, the eternal impact God has had on many lives through her.


Please note that there will be a reception in Sue’s honor on Sunday, June 25th, following the 11:00 service in Link Hall.  Furthermore, if you would like to contribute towards a gift for Sue, please send in your contribution to the church office by June 18th (Please mark “Sue Kirk Gift”). 


The faithfulness of God we have seen at work in Sue these past years has been clearly demonstrated once again as God has led Melinda Lewis to step in at this time as our Interim Children’s Director.  Melinda, as many of you know, has already served for many years in our children’s ministry and was our Children’s Elder just a few years ago.  She and her husband Don share Sue’s passion for telling children about the love of Christ.  We could not be more grateful for God’s leading her into this position at this time.  Any assistance any of you can give to Melinda during this time of transition will be, I know, greatly appreciated.  We all need to pitch in to make sure our children continue to receive the best ministry we can offer.


In the midst of these changes, we also continue to prepare for another upcoming staff transition with the departure this fall of our Youth Director, Kelsey Ingalls, for seminary and the arrival of our new Associate Pastor for Youth and Families.  In all these changes there is a great mixture of emotions for all of us as we see people we care deeply about move on to other callings, and  as we simultaneously welcome in new leaders God calls to serve here. 


In all of it, however, we take joy in the fact that even though the human leadership of the church constantly changes as each new chapter of our congregation unfolds, the true head of the church remains constant.  Isn’t there great comfort in this?  Though it is inevitable, most of us still don’t immediately embrace change.  So there is comfort in the fact that ultimately, in Jesus Christ, we have a God who does not change.  He always remains faithful, loving, and full of grace.


I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday!


Grace & Peace –



Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student this Summer?


Several college-aged students from Great Brittan and the Czech Republic will be in the Sacramento Area for three months this summer beginning June 25th.  They are looking for host families.  These students have secured full-time employment, will pay some rent, and take care of their own food.  If you would be open to hosting one of these students, please contact Jeff Chapman.  For more information on the program, go to

Young Families Event – Join us for Dinner Theater!


On Sunday, June 25th, there will be an adult get-together for a performance of "Godspell" at Garbeau's dinner theater. The event is geared for parents of younger children but open to all.  The musical is based on the gospels of St. Matthew and was originally produced in the mid-70's. It has wonderful music, including the song, "Day By Day".


The cost per person is $37 and includes lunch and the show. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are extra.  Seating for lunch is between 1 and 1:30. The show starts at 2:30 and runs until 4:30.


Kent & Constance Foley have reserved 20 seats (2 tables of 10).  The address is 12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova, CA. The phone number is (916)985-6361.  Those interested in attending should call the box office to buy their tickets. The reservations are held under Faith Presbyterian. They should say they are part of the Faith reservation when they call.  There will not be any refunds for cancellations after June 21.


              If you have any questions, please call Constance Foley at (916) 684-3380 or email

God at the Movies -  Coming in July! 


Save these dates for our Wednesday Night Movies at Faith:

July 5th                                  Walk the Line
July 12th                               Millions
July 19th                               The End of the Spear
July 26th                       Chronicles of Narnia

Though not all explicitly Christian, all of these stories are tales of hope, redemption, and transformation.  Each week we will meet and view the film and discuss what insight we might discover about our own faith and life.


Sunday School News


Sunday School Notes


There s a celebration for Sue Kirk on June 25th! Please come and loin us. When I told one of my kids that she was leaving he looked up at me and said, “”I       thought she owned the place.” Wow, what an impact. I hope you all can write her a note and bring it then or give her a call. She was here for 17+ years giving to our children. I’ve gotten to know her more for the last four years and have learned a lot. I will miss her.


Melinda Lewis has taken the interim position for C.E Coordinator. So, VBS will go on!!!! She will be coordinating Sunday School so call her when you can help with those cute little Faith Presbyterian kids. She has curriculum you can come and look at.


We thank Jaimie Huff, Andeen Lovett, Sophia Bagby, Jean Kern and Jennifer Smith for teaching, helping and subbing for our children at Faith.


We also thank Anne Leader, Debbie Kanner and Kevin Hefner for starting off the summer for us. That was a big help. Thanks for sharing your time and energy. It’s great for the kids to meet different people from the church so come one and all to share lie good news of Christ Jesus. You will grow in your faith too.


We will be praying for a new CE Coordinator and let our new Youth Director be a part of that process


With God’s peace,

Pam Rock, Children’s Ministries Elder


Vacation Bible School – July 10-14th


  We are pleased to announce that our VBS team is fully staffed.  Of course, we would love to have more volunteers if this is something that interests you.  Our next meeting will be on June 18th after the second service. 


Vacation Bible School Registrations are now being accepted.  Look for a blue registration form in the Narthex and turn it in to Melinda Lewis’ box.  This year we will be taking an exciting boat ride through the United States and we will be exploring the wonderful world of Mission. The program is free for children that are 3-12 years old.  Please consider sending your children or grandchildren and inviting the neighborhood children as well. 


During the week, we will study:

*Evangelism - sharing the good news of Jesus with others

*Hospitality - listening to others and providing a space for them to be at home

*Prayer - connecting with God and others through prayer                         

*Generosity - having a spirit that gives lovingly to the neighbor in need

*Action - following Jesus’ example to serve one another in love


 For more information, please contact Melinda Lewis at or at (916) 725-2810. 


Summer Sunday School

Many thanks to those individuals who have volunteered to teach Sunday School!  It certainly is an answer to a prayer.  We still need more people and would be happy to have you on our team.

The curriculum is extremely user friendly and has a menu like approach.  You are given many activities for the lesson you will teach and you decide which ones will work best for the age group you are working with.  There is even a Bible background section to give you some of the historical context of the story.  The total time commitment is probably one and a half hours  (One half hour of planning and one hour of teaching).  I sincerely hope you will prayerfully consider teaching the children.  Even one Sunday a month would be much appreciated.



Joys and Concerns

            Helen Kelsey died in the early morning hours Sunday.  She would have celebrated her 101st birthday on June 8th. Her memorial service was June 10.


  John Morton is in the hospital - had a mild stroke.  Cards would be appreciated - sent to his home.  (931 Greenstar Way - Sacramento, 95831) 


  Prayers for Kathy Keller, Paul Keller's niece, who is serving in the mission field in Tanzania.  She has specifically asked for prayers for three summer camps they are hosting in late June and July. 




Palliative Care


Several people requested information regarding Palliative Care.



Palliative care, as defined by The World Health Organization (WHO), is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.

It affirms life and regards dying as a normal process (neither hastens nor postpones death and provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms).  While the precepts of palliative care are rooted in the hospice movement, its delivery need not be limited to patients who are expected to die within six months, as originally conceived by Medicare.  Nor should it be offered only to patients enrolled in hospice.

Expect the Best:

A positive attitude about aging can help you embrace health in the years to come.  According to research, older people who expect their health to decline with age may be less likely to try to stay physically active.  This lack of

exercise may in turn set the stage for illness and decreased energy.  Look forward to the years ahead and plan on being active, no matter what your age, to promote health and vitality.


Only about 60% of people 65 and older engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.  The remaining 40% engage in an amount far less than the minimum recommended for good health. 

Researchers discovered that older adults who expect their health to decline during their later years were less likely to be physically active.  Appreciating the positive aspects of aging, such as increased wisdom and experience, may help you view growing older in a more positive light.  More importantly, make an effort to stay active regardless of your age, to help preserve your health and mobility.

Your PresbyWomen Board of Directors for 2006-07: (front row, from left to right) Lois Chan, Joyce Hathaway; (second row, left to right) Brenda Norris, Vernice Brooks, Dian Frye, and Andeen Lovett; (third row, left to right) Hilde Tetlow, Mary Nabors, Marlene Calbo, and Mary Patterson; (back row) Barbara Tracy. Not pictured: Kitty Tatro.


We welcomed PW Officers and Board Members at the May 24th meeting in Link Hall. We thanked all the Officers, Board Members and PW members for all their contributions in the 2005-2006 years. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the June 28th Potluck for all Presbyterian Women at 12:00 noon at Ruth Warner's home. Call Andeen Lovett [916-428-8830] or Mary Nabers [916-424-0736] for details.

This is the Food Closet Now

Think we need a new Food Closet?


The SSIP Food Closet facility at Bethany Presbyterian Church has been completely outgrown. The SSIP Board of Directors has undertaken the necessary action that will eventually result in a larger facility on Bethany’s grounds. Bethany has supported this endeavor. The Board selected a Project Manager, Realtor Jerry Landreth (a member of Centennial United Methodist Church) who has experience in fund raising and knowledge in building..


This undertaking will require not only fund raising but also many volunteers from all of our Churches (Faith is active in SSIP). It is Jerry’s intention to try to secure volunteer labor and materials. To accomplish our goal, a Task Force made up of representatives from every church member of SSIP is imperative. Task Force volunteers needed include individuals with any of the following areas of expertise:


Fund raising, public relations, All areas of construction, including, but not limited to, planning, design, foundation and walkways, electricity, plumbing, roofing, flooring, carpentry, furnishings and finish work, or anyone else who is willing to help.


For further information or to signup, please contact Jerry’ Landreth at (916) 502-0928.

 or Charlie Tucker.

Youth News



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On June 7th this church experienced something it had never seen before…Jell-O wrestling.  That’s right, Jell-O wrestling.  We needed a good event to kick off the summer program for Crew and Munchies, and the idea of Jell-O wrestling came up.  The youth advisors loved it, and we immediately put it on the calendar for our first Crunchies Summer Nights of the year. 


In the weeks leading up to the 7th there was a lot of preparations to be made.  We had to find enough Jell-O to fill a wading pool, which we eventually found at Smart and Final.  Then we had the problem of making all 90 gallons of Jell-O we bought to fill up part of the pool.  Thanks to all three refrigerators at the church and many willing parents, the Jell-O was made and ready for the fun to begin. 


On the evening of the 7th, we blew up the wading pool, and slowly started filling it up with the red gelatinous mess that was once pans full of beautiful Jell-O.  All of us enjoyed a bar-b-q dinner.  Then, two by two, the kids got into the pool on their knees and wrestled each other, boys against boys and girls against girls.  Everyone got covered with the sticky slim, and it ended up being one of the best youth events ever!


It was a great way to bring new kids into our group and have all the kids fellowship with each other.  We don’t have any more Jell-O wrestling planned for the near future, but we will have a dinner and other fun events for the youth every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm throughout the summer.

Kelsey Ingalls     


Ice Cream Social


On Friday June 16, Belle Coolidge Library (Fruitridge and South Land Park Dr.) will host an     Ice Cream Social from 6 to 8:00pm. There will be several flavors of ice cream (donated by Crystal) and toppings – all free. There will be family centered entertainment and a book sale. The purpose of the ice cream event is to kick off the Summer Reading Program by getting sign-ups early. The reading theme will be animals “Paws, Claws and Jaws”.  Bring a folding chair and a blanket and enjoy the evening.  Betty Park for information.


Family Promise July 16 to July 23


You can signup for this 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 and Coordinator of the Day (COD). If necessary, we will take sign-ups in the narthex on June 25..


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.

Faith’s Annual Trip To The Music Circus


Do you like musical theater? Then join other members of the Faith family and attend the Music Circus production of The Music Man on Thursday, August 10.  This age-old favorite is appropriate for both children and adults. Tickets are $42 for adults ($4 off the regular price) and $31 for children under 12.  Tickets are limited so sign up now on the sheet in the narthex or e-mail Barbara Tracy at You can also call her with questions or to sign up after May 4.



Faith's Fall Retreat

September 15-17Zephyr Point

As of last Sunday, June 4, we have filled every room for our 2006 Fall Retreat.  If you still would like to go and have not signed up, please get your name on the waiting list.  We are looking for additional housing both on and off Zephyr Point.  As room becomes available, we will take names from the writing list in the order in which they appear.  Waiting list families should not make any payments until housing is confirmed.



Worship Helpers


June 18

June 25

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Sara Ainsworth

Vicki Chastain


Chuck & Marcella Fodor

Steve & Collette Benson


Jim & Chris Becker  Andeen Lovett

Bob & Georgianne Becker

Cheryl Hill


David Nash

Davis Nash

Coffee Preparers

Jim & Betty Park

Walt & Doran McDaniel


Hailey Popham

 Joey Healow

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Brien Bell

Nancy Remley-Johnson


John & Sally Ravas

Dick & Betty McClure


Jim & Barbara Tracy

Patty Boyd

Bob & Tanya Anderson

Donna Touros


Ken Finch Carroll Collier

Coffee Servers

Margaret Finch

Paul & Betty Keller


Bob Connett

Dick McClure

Kitty Tatro

Jarvis Arellano


Kori Davis

Samantha Parillo

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