PresbyNews

Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 32, Number 10 May 15, 2007

625 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831

916-428-3439

www.faithpresby.org

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

Munchies

(Jr. High School Fellowship)

Thursdays 7-9:00pm

Patrick Vaughn

CREW

Sr. High Fellowship

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Quinn Vaughn

May 12 - June 10 Sign-up for Fall Retreat. Reserve early as space is limited.

May 29 Baptism Sunday

June 3 Reception for May Tucker after second service

June 3 Youth Sunday

June 10 Recognition for Carolyn Tillman and Gail Alexis

June 10 - 17 Family Promise

September 14 - 16 Faiths Annual Fall Retreat

 

Pastor Quimm writes about the Triennium


 

Hope is in our midst…literally!!!  We are sending nine high school Youth Delegates this year to Triennium 2007  (Molly Bagby, Demetrius Moore, Lauren Michelson, Nate Barton, Aria Tactaquin, Kevin Roberson, Colby Ainsworth, Greg Rapier, and Anthony Lopez) and the theme this year is “Hope Is In Our Midst”.

This theme comes from a variety of biblical texts and passages that focus around Jesus’ post resurrection instructions, promises and challenges to the early church. Believing that HOPE may very well be the greatest gift and challenge to the community of faith these days (as it was in the time following Jesus death and resurrection) – the design team for the Presbyterian Youth Triennium has as its goal – to “infuse” the Triennium experience with life giving practices, open and honest theological dialogue, youth friendly and relevant biblical study ALL revolving around the reminder that our very hope in is Jesus Christ! 

 

Although sending Youth to Triennium is a long time tradition of Faith Presbyterian Church let me explain a bit. The Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering of Presbyterian and Reformed young people from all over the United States, Canada and the world for  worship, prayer, play and community.  It offers:

 

LOTS of people. Anywhere from 5,000 – 7,000 participants! People wait in line for worship! It's that good!

An event created for youth. The presentations are exciting, colorful, fun. The small groups are designed so that you meet youth from all over the country and world. The language is youth friendly and so is the schedule!

A great college campus – Purdue University!

Time and space to deepen your faith, your passion for Jesus Christ and your commitment to the church!

These youth have been selected because  we have recognize that they are each on a journey of faith in God through Christ, are deep thinkers ,  love worshiping God, have the potential and willingness to make community covenants, and are committed to share their experience with the youth and adults of your church upon their return.

 

We ask you as a congregation to begin praying for them as they walk their journeys of faith and prepare for Triennium 2007.  Patrick and I will be taking our Youth, along with numerous others from our Presbytery, on this amazing trip from July 15th – July 22nd.  We covet your prayers for many reasons; openness to the movement of the God in big and small ways, bonding as a team, safety, honesty and vulnerability, patience, no heat stroke…

 

This trip would not be possible without the ARCO faithful and the many others who have volunteered their time to raise funds at King’s Games.  We are indebted to your commitment to the youth of this church and want to say

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jazz Sunday ~ Spring Brunch

Join us in the courtyard on Sunday, May 27th for our annual Jazz Sunday~Spring Brunch. Brunch will be served from 9:30 to 11:00. You can eat either before the 11:00 service or after the 9:00 service. If possible, please bring a Faith Presbyterian Brunch Casserole to share. A sign-up sheet and recipes are available in the narthex. The Fellowship Committee will provide muffins, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.

 

 

Optional Ingredients:

Minced ham, sausage, cooked chicken, fried bacon, green pepper, mushrooms, etc.

 

Combine eggs, milk, salt, mustard & worcestershire sauce in a bowl (opt.-add seasoned salt & grated onion). Butter a 9”x13” baking dish. Place layer of cubed bread on bottom. Put layer of any optional ingredients. Add layer of grated cheese. Repeat layering. Top with egg-milk mixture & grated cheese. Cover & refrigerate overnight. Bake at 325°-350° for 45-60 minutes or until well done.

 

 

Displacement Theory For Diets

 

You're less likely to see the numbers on the scale creep higher along

with your age if you do this.  Eat a bit more fruit with each passing year.

The very logical theory behind this phenomenon?  Each additional serving

of low-cal, high-fiber fruit displaces some of the calorie-packed, waist-expanding

edibles in your diet, like chips and cookies.

Your weight, body fat, and waist size tend to grow over time.  It's all

part of the wonderful world of a slowing metabolism---something that occurs

naturally with age.  But you can do something about like exercise more.

And make subtle changes to your diet.

It makes sense that adding more fruit to your diet would, over time, help

control your weight.  Your body needs fewer calories as you age so

eating more low-calorie fruit fits the bill.

PW News

 

Presbyterian Women would like to thank the congregation for all who participated in The Mosquito Nets for Africa.

It was very successful!!!!

  

Presbyterian Women will be installing new officers and honoring past moderators at the May 23rd meeting.

Bible Study 10:30 Lunch 11:30 Please bring a sandwich.

Garcia Bend Baptism

Join us for Greg Rapier’s baptism Wednesday May 23rd, 7:00pm at the river at Garcia Bend.  Greg is one of our Triennium Youth Delegates and a sophomore at Kennedy High School. 

All are invited to this baptism which will take place during Crew, which will be held at Garcia Bend.

Parents please note that your high schoolers need to be dropped off at 7:00pm and picket up at 8:30pm at Garcia Bend. 

For any questions please contact Pastor Quinn at 916-428-3439

Tradewinds II

 

Our group is off on another "adventure".  We're going to spend the day at Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA.  Date of departure from church parking lot is 6/19 at 0830.  Cost of $45.00 per person includes bus transportation, museum admission and a docent tour of the museum, a wonderful box lunch at the Warm Puppy Cafe overlooking the ice rink, and a chance to browse the gift shop if desired.  The committee (Wally & Martha Smith, and Dick McMillan) will have printed fliers and sign up sheets available for the next 6 Sunday's.  Return to the church parking lot will be around 4:30 to 5PM.  This promises to be a great day and a chance to relive the lives of Peanuts and the gang.   Please join us.

Children’s Ministry

 

Youth Sunday – Sunday, June 3rd

 

Youth Sunday is a special time when almost the entire service is done by the children and youth.  I think it is one of my favorite services of the year because it is incredible to sit back and watch the children shine.  I guarantee that you will experience God’s love in amazing and unique ways.  Please plan on joining us as we worship together as God’s family. 

 

Parents please note that there is an important rehearsal on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00-12:00.  We will try to get the littlest children through the rehearsal as quickly as possible.

 

Curriculum for May

 

For the first two weeks, we studied The Great Commandment- Love the lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with your mind… and love your neighbor as you love yourself (Matthew 22:34-40).  This commandment appears in some form in all four Gospels.  For the remainder of the month, we will be studying the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).   There are two parts to this lesson.  First, we want the children to realize that Jesus will always be with them, in times of distress as well as in time of joy.  Second, we want to encourage the children to share the good news in their actions and deeds. 

 

It is a great privilege to work with the children--Melinda Lewis

                                                   

Important dates:

  June 3rd –Youth Sunday

  June 10th – Children’s Worship Begins    July 9-13th – Vacation Bible School

 

Questions??? Call Pam Rock, C.E Elder at 393-1493 or Melinda Lewis, C.E. Director at 428-3439   ext 306.

Complete Carpet Cleaning

 

Think having your carpets cleaned is a big deal?  What about a whole Sunday School.?  Every thing was pulled out of the classrooms and stacked in the hall so the McNeils could do the big cleaning job May 11th

Hello Former & Present Young Faith Singers!

 As you might already know, Carolyn Tillman & Gail Alexis are retiring from their dedicated years of service on Sunday, June 10th.  We would love to have all former/present singers at the 9am service - they deserve a big thank you!  So, mark your calendars! We hope to recognize them also between services in the Link hall or quad area, more to be determined at the next worship committee meeting.

 Anyway, what we need from all of you now are PICTURES!  Pictures of any shot of a YFS child enjoying themselves at a YFS function, or shots of them singing during service and so on.  For Carolyn, we are attempting to put a collage of pictures together, then frame the collage and let everyone sign the mat.  If we have enough pictures, we will make a smaller collage for Gail.

 Please have the pictures to me, by email, disk, or hard copies (not returnable) no later than Sunday, May 20th.  If I neglected a singer on the above or below list, please email me the name, email, phone # if possible.

 Any suggestions, and/or comments appreciated – We’ll update all of you when more confirmed details are available.

 Thank you!           Erin Ainsworth & Appreciation Committee

New e-mail for Hilde and Chuck Tetlow       hildegardt2@sbcglobal.net

River City Chorale Coming to Faith May 19th

The 65-voice Ricer City Chorale returns to Faith Presbyterian Church to present “Hear America Singing” on Saturday evening, May 19th, at 7:30 p.m.  RCC’s 30th season concert will include Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom and John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals.  Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for those under 12.  For advance tickets, call 331-5810.

Can You Spare a Bible?

                People who come to the Food Closet often ask for Bibles or dictionaries, in addition to the donated novels that are put out for them. If you have a surplus of either, leave them in the Food Closet cart and Betty Park will see that they get to Food Closet.

Sign Up to Help Family Promise

June 10 – June 17

 

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 , transporting mattresses to the next church and Team Leaders.

 If necessary, we will take sign-ups in the narthex on May 20 after the 1st and 2nd services.

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.

Sign-up for Faith Fall Retreat

 

Sign-ups are underway for this year’s Faith Fall Retreat at Zephyr Point. Last year’s retreat was the biggest ever, and we were only able to accommodate everyone because some persons were unable to go at the last minute. This year promises to be even more of a challenge so do not wait to make your reservations. Because of these space concerns, we are asking that families who know each other well consider sharing a cabin and that single people consider rooming with other singles.

 

Our speaker this year is Heidi Husted Armstrong. Heidi is an ordained pastor who has ministered in West Coast churches for more than two decades. She is a gifted communicator and a published writer, and she has served as a retreat speaker and musical leader throughout her ministry career. Her passions are to connect Scripture’s ancient texts in practical ways to modern life, inspire Christians to live the Gospel in word and deed, and help diverse communities of faith strive for unity in Christ. More about Heidi is available at the registration table after both services in the narthex.

 

Back with again this year are our children’s program leaders, Peggy Prior and Stephanie Saunders. These two ladies are a favorite with parents because our children have fun and learn so much at the same time. Once again, Sandra Redmon will handle our nursery so that parents with little ones can participate fully in the retreat. Jon Sibug, a favorite among youth, is back for a third year and will make sure our youth have a program designed especially for them.

 

We have changed the structure a little on Saturday this year. All regular and optional retreat workshops will be held on Saturday morning, leaving the afternoon free for other activities. Team leaders have been recruited to lead special activities for those who are interested. Those who want physical activity can participate in a bike ride. Families can join in a family activity. Youth can participate in an activity just for them, and those who prefer quieter activities can be part of a game session. You can also use the afternoon for meditation, prayer, sleep, or whatever else meets your needs.

 

Sign-ups are taking place from May 12 through June 10. To register, complete the registration form available in the narthex and submit the required deposit. Fees are outlined on the large poster in the narthex or on the several smaller ones that are posted around the church.  If you want to go but need financial assistance, please talk with a pastor as soon as possible. Funds are available, and we don’t want anyone who wishes to go to be left behind because of financial need. If you have any questions, contact Barbara Tracy at 428-0311 or bjtracy@comcast.net.

A large crowd attended the May 2nd S.S.I.P. fundraiser to build a new Food Closet. Donations and the silent auction raised quite a lot of money. However, the high point of the program was when Kaiser Permanente donated $10,000 toward the building.

Rivercats Game

 

Would you like to enjoy a summer evening out watching baseball at Raley Field? If so, consider joining other members of your Faith family at a Rivercats’ game. We have tickets reserved for the Friday, June 22 game with Tacoma and the Saturday, August 25 game with Fresno. Fireworks follow the Saturday game.

 

Tickets are $13 each, and you may sign up in the narthex. Contact Barbara Tracy at 428-0311 or bjtracy@comcast.net if you have questions

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Worship Helpers

 

May 20

May 27

Worship Service

9:00am

9:00am

Worship Assistant

Ruth Warner

 Walt McDaniel

Ushers

Bill & Em Baker

Jim & Betty Park

Greeters

Larry & Noreen Freund

Virgie Cornelious

Kurt & Madelyn Carpenter

Donna Touros

Sound

David Nash

David Nash

Coffee Preparers

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Pat & Kitty Tatro

Acolytes

Joey Healow

 Sarah Ainsworth

Worship Service

11:00am

11:00am

Worship Assistant

Brenda Norris

Lori Glasgow

Ushers

Dick & Betty McClure

Richard & Gwen Markuson

Greeters

Jack Warren

Debbie Barton

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Sound

Ken Finch Carroll Collier

Coffee Servers

Paul & Betty Keller

Dave & Laurie Richardson

Tellers

Bob Connett

Dick McClure

Kitty Tatro

Jarvis Arellano

Acolytes

Kaylah Miller

Maegan Davis

Published by Faith Presbyterian Church

625 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

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Jim Zazzera, Quinn Vaughn and Patrick Vaughn

Associate Pastors

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