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PresbyNews

Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 30, Number 24 November 22, 2005

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

CREW Bible Study 2-3pm

CREW

(Sr. High School Fellowship)

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.

Munchies (Jr. High Fellowship) Game Night

Thursdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.

 

November 27 Messiah Sing - Camellia Symphony

December 2  River City Choral at Faith 7:30pm

December 3 An Evening in December (see Barbara Tracy)

December 4 Tradewinds Dinner

December 11 Open House at Chapman's 2-5:00pm

 

 

 An Invitation to an Open House at the Chapman’s

 

Dear Faith Family,

 

This Christmas season Esther and I would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to join us for a Christmas Open House at our home on Sunday afternoon, December 11th.  If you are able, please join us anytime between 2:00 and 5:30 that day.  We live at 356 Bay River Way, just a short distance from the church. (see map below). 

 

There is no need to bring anything, just come and enjoy some holiday treats and time with other wonderful people from our church community.  In part, this is one way our family can express our gratitude to all of you for the hospitality and warmth you have extended to us this past year.  How grateful we all are that God has called us to serve and enjoy this congregation.  How grateful we are for another Christmas in Sacramento.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

Jeff

 

(Directions: From the church, continue west on Florin Rd. to Gloria.  Take a left on Gloria.  After crossing the canal, go right on Rivergate.  A few blocks down Rivergate, turn right on the 2nd Pebble River (there are two Pebble Rivers).  Then, take an immediate left on Bay River.  We’re the 3rd house on the left.  If it’s easier for you, Bay River intersects Pocket Road, just where Pocket turns into Riverside.  If you get lost, call us at 421-8894.)

 

Pastor Jim's Column

 

Praying the Scriptures in Advent

 

Following dinner and advent worship - each Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Pastor Jim Zazzera will lead us in a practice known as "lectio divina." Simply put, we will be sharing in a corporate exercise of reading the scriptures in a prayerful way. While we will certainly read passages for intellectual undertanding, we will spend much of our time prayerfully asking God what God is saying to us from each text. We will use traditional Advent & Christmas passages from each Gospel.

 

Stewardship Campaign Update:

 

Sunday, November 13 was Commitment Sunday when the congregation was asked to turn in their pledge cards for the 2006 operating budget.  The Stewardship Committee is pleased to report that on the days leading up to, during, and the days shortly after Commitment Sunday, we received 132 pledge cards totaling $387,578.00!  These are numbers exciting especially when compared to the 2005 results.   For the current year, we have 172 pledging units committing a total of $428,039.00. 

 

So, with the fact there are a number of cards yet to be returned to the church it would appear we are heading to a healthy financial position for 2006 since the average pledged amount is considerably higher.  Great news!

 

It is still early, but if you have not turned in your card, we would be most appreciative of your doing so.  You can drop it in th offering plate or mail to the church office.

 

Thank you for your ongoing willingness to contribute generously to Faith Church.

 

The Stewardship Committee

Sunday School News

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Sunday School Lesson for November

 

What's in a Name?            Exodus 3:13-4:17

    God's got work for us!

The Top Ten                        Exodus 20:1-17, 35:10-22

    It's the way we live.

Hear, O Israel                        Deuteronomy 6:1-9

    "Love God with all your heart, soul, and might"

A Prophets Message            Micah 6:1-8

      "Seek justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God"

 

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Another way to Commit

 

    On November 20 many people will be making a commitment to Faith church and its many ministries.  Please remember the children of Faith as you are praying for guidance on your commitments.  The children need people who are willing to be leaders in Faith,  who will commit to teaching the next generation their beliefs and passions.  Please prayerfully consider working in the Sunday School classrooms.  Our next semester will begin in January.  If you feel lead to ask questions about this opportunity please contact Sue Kirk or Pam Rock or Ann Johnson.

 

River City Chorale at Faith

 

The River City Chorale, with orchestra and the Bel Tempo Handbells, will present their 29th annual holiday concert "What Sweeter Music" at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road, on Friday, December 2 at 7:30pm.

     Featured is "The Magnificat" by J.C. Bach, and selected, popular Christmas season music by Rutter, Harlan, Morrissey and Bass.

    -Donations: $12. adults; $5. under 12. (at the door or in advance by calling 723-3341).         -Concerts also at 7:30pm on Saturday, Dec 3 at St.Mark's Methodist Church, 2391 St. Mark's Way (CC area) and on Sunday, Dec 4 at the Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd (Roseville area).

 

Thanks to you for helping us publicize this concert. If you need further information, please call me: Ken Eikelmann at 422-9233; email is keikelmann@aol.com

Messiah Sing

 

The Camellia Symphony is having a Messiah Sing on Sunday, November 27. Any choir people who want to join in singing should contact Paul Simmons, 916-835-7426 or CurvdAire@aol.com

 

Advent at Faith

Tuesday, November 22 ~ Community Thanksgiving Worship

Pocket churches gather to give thanks together.  7:30 at Faith.

 

Sunday, November 27 ~ The Hanging of the Greens

A wonderful Faith tradition in worship (both services) where our sanctuary is transformed for Christmas.

 

Wednesdays, November 30, December 7 & 14 ~ Advent Dinner & Worship

Join us at 6:00 for an all-church dinner in Link Hall (food will be provided, donations accepted).  At 7:00, we gather for contemplative worship in the sanctuary.  Pastor Jim Zazzera will lead a class following the worship entitled, “Praying the Scriptures in Advent.”

 

Sundays, December 4, 11, 19 – Advent Worship

Invite others you know to join us for worship filled with special music and relevant messages on the power and meaning of Christmas.

 

Sunday, December 11 – Open House at the Chapman’s

Jeff and Esther invite the church family for a Christmas open house from 2-5 pm

 

Saturday, December 17 – Living Nativity

Sponsored by Faith’s childrens ministry.

 

Wednesday, December 21 ~ Dinner & Christmas Caroling

We’ll have a 6:00 dinner in Link Hall (food provided, donations accepted) and then travel to sing carols to others in our congregation who are typically unable to get out and join us for Christmas.

 

Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Services

5:30 – Family Service – Celebration geared for the whole family.

11:00 – Candlelight Service (Communion served at both services)

 

Sunday, December 25th – Christmas Morning Worship!

9:00 – Informal worship – A time of carols, reflection & celebration   (No Sunday School during this service, nursery care is provided)

11:00 – Family Worship – Chancel choir will help lead.  Sunday school for children is offered.  Come celebrate with us!

Christmas Giving Opportunities

During Advent, Faith Presbyterian will be taking special offerings to support local charities and the business of the church.  Please use this as a guide for your planning and shopping.

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We will again be gathering grocery sacks full of non-perishable food items to take to the SSIP Food Closet on the first Sunday of the month, December 4.

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The Christmas Joy Offering is one of four special offerings taken by the Presbyterian Church worldwide.  Funds raised are split between the Board of Pensions and Presbyterian related racial-ethnic education programs.  This offering will be taken on Sunday, December 18.

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A special offering will be taken at both Christmas Eve services, and will be split between Family Promise and SSIP.  As has become a Faith tradition, we invite you to bring peanut butter on Christmas Eve to be passed on to the SSIP Food Closet.

 

Giving Tree

Clean and Sober – Once again we are asking you to help them provide homeless and disadvantaged men and women an opportunity to achieve sobriety.  Clean and Sober has two recovery communities as well as two apartment units reaching out to over 140 people in transition.  Program members need hygiene supplies, underwear, and toilet paper.  Please bring what you can on Sunday, November 27.

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My Sister’s House –reaching out to Asian and Pacific women and children who are victims of domestic violence, My Sister’s House requests donations of hygiene supplies, underwear and toilet paper.  Please place your gifts under the tree on Sunday, December 4.

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Wind Center for Youth focuses on providing homeless and street youth with help to move from crisis to healthy functioning.  Wind Center asks for donations of gift cards to fast food restaurants and department stores like Target and Best Buy to use on outings or as incentives.  You can bring your gift on Sunday, December 11.

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La Familia Counseling Center seeks to improve the quality of life for at-risk youth and families of diverse backgrounds.  La Familia will be providing us names and ages of children and youth who need new clothing.  Look for the information on Sunday, December 11 and bring your gift the following Sunday, December 18.

 

Tradewinds Christmas Dinner

 

The Tradewinds group will have their annual Christmas dinner at the Aviator Restaurant on Sunday December 4th, social at 4:30pm, dinner at 5:00pm. Please send reservations and checks for $20 each to Margaret Finch, 6080 13th St, Sacramento CA 96831-3111, by November 20. If you have questions, call Betty Lou Payne at 392-3652

 

HERE COME THE KINGS

 

Kings’ tickets are now available for three games: Wednesday, November 23 vs. the New Jersey Nets; Sunday, January 8 vs. the Indiana Pacers; and Friday, March 10 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Tickets are $25.50 each, and they are available on a first-come, first-paid basis. You must pay for the tickets now since the Kings require payment up front. Sign up in the narthex, e-mail Barbara Tracy (bjtracy@comcast.net), or call her at 428-0311. The limit is 6 per family per game.

 

CHICAGO

 

Faith family members are invited to attend the Sunday, March 12 Broadway Series production of Chicago. Tickets are $31.50 each. Mark your calendar now and look for the sign-up sheet soon. Call Barbara Tracy at 428-0311 if you have questions.

Communications Support Person Needed

 

The Adult Christian Education Committee is looking for a person or persons who has a passion for communication and is willing to take care of the ongoing details of communicating the ministry of the ACE committee in bulletins, flyers, and the newsletter. We want to make sure the congregation is aware of all the opportunities we are offering. If this is something you feel called to do in the life of this church please call or email Alice Parente (vsas77@earthlink.net) or Jim Zazzera (jzazzera@faithpresby.org). Thanks for your interest!

 

Opportunities @ Faith To grow in faith

 

Sunday Mornings

November 27 – December 18th

Neglected Voices: Biblical Spirituality in the Margins

In this study we will listen to the voices of many of the “unknown” characters of the bible including Rahab, Baruch, Simeon, Phoebe and others. As we hear their voices we can hear God’s voice teaching us about things like new beginnings, trust, courage, and servanthood.

 

9:30am               Teacher:  Jim Zazzera

10:30am             Teachers: Claire Pisor, Hal Turner,

Sandy Trezise, Chuck Bell

 

Wednesday Evenings

 November 30th, December 7th, 14th, & 21st  @ 7:30pm

Praying the Scriptures in Advent

You are invited this advent to take time to not simply study but to pray through the scriptures that lead us to the birth of Christ. Using an approach to bible reading and prayer called “lectio divina,” we will carefully attend to the bible reading for the day to discover what God has to say to our lives. 

 

Facilitator: Jim Zazzera

November 30th               Luke 1:26-38                  

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

December 7th                 Mark13:24-37                

Signs of the End of the Age

December 14th               Matthew 11:2-11          

Who Are You Looking For?

December 21st    John 1:1-14                     

The Word Who Comes

 

                                         NEWEST MEMBERS OF FAITH

         (Commissioned 11/20/05)

 

                                                             BARBARA DRAMER

     Five years ago Barbara Dramer and her then 2nd grade daughter, Nina, rented out their Land Park house and took off to live in an apartment in Paris for a year.

     “Nina was immersed in the French language, attending a local school just around the corner from our apartment.  I learned to speak French fairly well,” explained Barbara,” but Nina learned so much quicker!”

     Barbara said that one of her best experiences living in Paris was attending the American Church (services were similar to Presbyterian service) located just ½ mile from the Eiffel Tower.

     “It was a really big church with an international community.  Anyone interested in speaking English would attend.  And they had the most fabulous Sunday School program!”  She said.  In fact, whenever the two travel back to Paris they always make sure that they can attend services at the American Church.

     Barbara has been coming to Faith for several years.  A California native who spent her high school years in Cincinnati, Barbara is a divorced mom who worked in the dentistry field before quitting to stay home full time with Nina 13 years ago.  Today she’s busy remodeling her Land Park home-and doing most of the work herself!  Welcome to our Faith family, Barbara!

 

                                                      CATHY SHEAHAN HEALOW

     Cathy was raised in Rosalia, WA (near Spokane).  She graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Education.  She enjoyed working as a High School counselor for 6 years in Woodland, WA, and her dependance on God grew through working with teenagers and listening to their concerns.

     She married USCG helicopter pilot, Steve Healow in 1984, moved to Kodiak Island Alaska where she worked with learning disabled children for two years.  Then moved to Bozeman Montana for Steve to take graduate classes & worked as a counselor at MSU for three years.

     Son Danny was born in 1991, and they moved to Sacramento in 1993 and began here at Faith. They made another move to Sparks NV, and then Joey came along in 1996.  They moved back to Sacramento in 1997 and returned to Faith. 

     Cathy’s hobbies include bicycling, walking, swimming, and writing.  The whole Healow family have been very involved here at Faith with Sunday School, VBS, and various other  youth activities.  Welcome to Faith Cathy!

 

                                                JUDY HEY and  KEVIN ROBERSON

     Judy Hey and Kevin Roberson are two of our newest additions to the Faith family.  Although Faith has always been “on the radar” for them, they attended Fremont Presbyterian Church because it was closer to their home in Elk Grove.  Kevin heard about the youth programs here at Faith through a schoolmate at Elk Grove High, and began attending with his friend Nathan at the end of last year.  As a ninth grader, he is a part of a large class entering into CREW this year.  He loved the warm and welcoming environment as well as the fun he had at youth group, and so decided to become a full member of Faith.  Kevin was confirmed at Fremont, so both he and his mother are joining by letter of transfer.

     Judy works as an interpreter (sign language) for the Elk Grove School District.  She works primarily with the newer middle schools and high schools in EGUSD.  When Kevin told her he wanted to transfer to Faith, she wanted to transfer as well.  Her journey to Faith has been a testament to the importance of family; she knew how important it was for Kevin to be involved in a youth group at a church that he loved attending.  In addition to interpreting, Judy’s passion is prayer.  She is excited about getting involved in the Prayer Ministry at Faith, and is already introducing other members to new activities!  If you are interested in Prayer Ministry, say hello to Judy and ask about her ideas.  Welcome Judy and Kevin to the Faith Family!

Faith Goes to “Evening in December

 

Many of you enjoyed the First Covenant Church’s An Evening in December last year at the Memorial Auditorium, and this year’s program promises to be just as exciting. Performances will take place November 30 through December 4 with both a matinee and an evening performance on December 3 and 4. I am planning a Faith Church group on Saturday evening, December 3, but I can get tickets for any performance for you. Tickets are $8. This is a great family activity, and I encourage you to take your children. I can get tickets before they go on sale to the general public if I purchase them before October 18. You may sign up either October 9 or October 16 in the narthex or call Barbara Tracy at 428-0311 on or before October 16. You can pay me when I bring you the tickets

For the Choir          

              Singing schedule:

              Nov 13                 Late service                     

                               

              Nov 27                 Both services

              Dec 4                   Late service

              Dec 11                 Early service

              Dec 18                 Both services

              Dec 24                 Christmas Eve 11pm service

              Dec 25                 Christmas Day Late service

 

Text Box:

Sunday Senior Shuttle Survey

 

Are you, or someone you know, over 62 years of age and in need of transportation to church services?  Or, would you like to volunteer to drive the Senior Shuttle or be an escort?

 

We are exploring ways to provide convenient shuttle service for older adults in our church, who live in the Greenhaven/Pocket neighborhood.  Please answer the following five questions and place in the offering plate.

 

1) Are you, or an older adult you know, in need of transportation to and from church on Sundays?

 

š Yes                                š No                                 š  Maybe

 

2)  Which church service do you, or your friends, most regularly attend?

                           

š 9:00am                        š  11:00am                     š Other:_______

 

3)  For special church events during the holiday season, such as concerts or programs, would you be interested in senior shuttle service? 

 

š Yes                                š No                                 š  Maybe

 

4)   Are you interested in being trained as a volunteer to drive the Sunday Senior Shuttle on a rotation schedule? (*certain requirements will apply)

 

š Yes                                š No                                 š  Maybe

 

5)  Are you interested in being trained as an escort for the Sunday Senior Shuttle service?  (*The escort provides a helping hand of assistance for persons getting on and off the shuttle)

 

š Yes                                š No                                 š  Maybe

 

Senior Adult Contact Information:

 

Name:____________________Phone #:____________

 

Address: _____________________________

 

City:______________   Zip Code:_________

 

Email (optional): ___________________________

 

Interested Volunteer Contact Information:

 

Name:____________________Phone #:____________

 

Address: _____________________________

 

City:______________   Zip Code:_________

 

Email (optional): ___________________________

 

 

Please drop completed survey in the Offering plate.  Thank you!

A Helping Hand Especially For Those Who Need It Most

 

Are you a Senior Citizen or are disabled and have a light bulb burned out that you can’t climb up to change?  A lock or latch that doesn’t work properly?  A faucet that needs to be replaced or just to stop dripping?  A toilet that runs, and runs, and runs… You get the picture.  Some of the most annoying mechanical systems in the world reside in our homes and many of us can’t fix or replace them.  Now you can have some help!  We are starting a new help ministry at Faith Presbyterian that will come to your home in the Greenhaven / Pocket area to help with these little problems for the cost of materials.  Many problems can be solved with no materials, but in those that require a new switch or valve or other items, all you pay for is the cost of the materials, the labor is free.  If there is something large we can’t tackle, we’ll let you know you’ll have to go to a professional for that service.

 

You can contact David Bilbo at 424-5222 to discuss your needs.

Health Ministries

Eight Tips for Effective Weight Training

 

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to experience the benefits of weight training. By lifting weights for a mere 10 minutes a day, two to three days a week, you can increase your metabolism, improve your posture, gain strength, prevent osteoporosis, and relieve stress. Plus, muscle continues to burn calories long after you’ve left the gym.

 

Below are eight tips to help you achieve the most from your weight training session:

 

  1. Every muscle has an opposing muscle—make sure you work both to ensure a balanced tone.
  2. Try not to lock your joints or overextend the muscles. If using fee weights, remember to protect your back by bending your knees.
  3. Challenge your muscles by trying different weight training exercises.
  4. Adopt a slow steady pace—it’s not a race.
  5. If you don’t feel it, you’re not working hard enough. Try lifting heavier weights or performing more reps.
  6. Both quantity and quality matter—do at least 8 – 15 reps of each move.
  7. Before using any gym equipment, ask someone to show you how to use it.
  8. A little is better than nothing. Do what you can at first and then work up to more.

 

                                    Fats In The Diet

Saturated Vs. Unsaturated

 

     Reduce fat quantity by selecting lower fat foods and reducing saturated & trans fat intake

      Improve fat quality by increasing monounsaturated & omega- 3 fats

  Keep cholesterol intake under 300 mg/day.

Type of fat                      Food Sources

Saturated fats

animal fats - fatty beef, pork, lamb, veal

 

 

lard, beef fat, milk fat, bacon fat

 

 

butter, cheese, cream cheese, milk and yogurt (whole & 2%)

 

 

ice cream, cream, half-and-half, sour Cream, coconut palm, palm kernel oil

 

Trans Fats

stick margarine, hydrogenated oils,

 

 

cookies, pastries. nondairy creamers, solid shortening
egg yolks, liver, organ meats

 

Cholesterol

squid, abalone (no saturated fat present) Limit it egg yolks to A per week- one yolk has200mg (meats, fish, poultry & shellfish 20-30 mg/oz.; shrimp 40-50 mg /oz)

 

Monounsaturated

olive oil, olives. canola oil, peanut oil

 

        

peanuts peanut butter, poultry, avocados almonds, cashews, pistachios

 

 

pecans, macademia nuts, filberts

 

Polyunsaturated

safflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil

 

Oniega-6 fatty acids

sunflower oil, walnuts, pine nuts, seeds

 

 

soft or tub margarine, mayonnaise

 

Omega-6 Fatty acids

salmon, herring, anchovies, sardines, mackerel, fatty fish, all other fish (less)

 

 

shellfish — shrimp, crab, lobster, mussels, clams, oysters, scallops

 

 

nuts, flaxseed, canola oil soybean oil

 

Notes from the November 14 Session Meeting

 

Four new members were introduced at this meeting --- Barbara Dramer, Kevin Roberson, Judy Hey and Cathy Healow.

 

Cindy Canaday, Chair of the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee, presented the Church Information Form that the Committee had compiled. Session approved it and complemented them on a superb job.

 

SSIP sent a letter of thank you for hosting the Watoto concert and said we had donations in the amount of $1,878.00.

 

Fred Noteware and Alice Parente will be serving as commissioners to Presbytery on December 6th in Vacaville. Claire Pisor is a candidate for Commissioner to General Assembly in June 2006.

 

Deacons are still working on some means of transporting folks to church who do not have a way to get to church.

 

Pastor Zazzera will contact persons to meet with session relative to the Spiritual Director program.

 

Results from Commitment Sunday were excellent. Approximately 125 pledges were turned in for a total of $358,428.00

 

Finance plans to reduce the balance of the loan on the church by a substantial amount which will reduce the amount of interest being paid but still maintain a reserve.

 

Next session meeting will be December 12 with Pastors Chapman and Zazzera serving as chefs for a dinner.

 

Prepared by Joyce Hathaway, Clerk of Session

 

It’s Basketball Season!

 

The Kings are back in action!  They are off to a pretty slow start this season, but I have faith that they will be able to turn things around.  As the basketball season gets underway the youth groups here at the church are preparing for another season of Arco games.  For the last few years the parents of youth, and many other volunteers, have worked at Arco Arena to raise funds to support our youth programs.  We make over $10,000 a year for Crew and Munchies, and the youth programs would not be the same without these funds.

Not only is this a great way to raise funds for the youth groups, but it is a really exciting experience!  You get to hang out with other parents and interesting people from the church.  It is a great way to get to know other people, and we have tons of fun at the games.  Parents are encouraged to work the games and any adult is more than welcome to help out too.  We need all the helpers we can get! 

  We are signed up to work ten games this season and I can’t wait for them to start.  We need at least 35 adults at each game and we are really low in signups this year.  We need your help!  We need to be at the arena two hours before the games.  The dress code is a white button-up shirt, black pants, and black close-toed shoes.  I have included the schedule for the games this year.  If you are interested in helping out or if you would like more information, please contact Paul Keller at 392-0304 or email him at mrpentax@sbcglobal.net.  You can also get a hold of me at the church or my email address is kingalls@faithpresby.org. See you at Arco! 

 

Kelsey Ingalls

 

Game#    Date        Day    Start Time

 

2.           4-Dec      Sun.     6:00 p.m.

3.         11-Dec      Sun.     6:00 p.m.

4.          8-Jan      Sun.     6:00 p.m.

5.        15-Jan      Sun      6:00 p.m.

6.        12-Feb      Sun      6:00 p.m.

7.        12-Mar     Sun      6:00 p.m.

8.        26-Mar     Sun      6:00 p.m.

9.          2-Apr       Sun     6:00 p.m.

10.        9-Apr       Sun     6:00 p.m.

 

November 18th ARCO Results

 

Dear ACROfaithfuls,

 

We are off to a great start and the Kings are improving, having beat the Bucks last night.  Thanks to the 35 volunteers that staffed the North concession stand for Faith. We earned a $1166.53 from Maloof Sports and Entertainment.  Add $33.47 in tips from our generous Kings fans customers and we made $1200 for the night.  GREAT GOING!!! 

 

Thanks to Betty Keller for handling the inventory control, Jennie Fong and Steve Canaday for managing our money (about $19,000 in cash) and Gwen Markuson and Jon Cash for doing a great job with the condiments and Brien Bell, our really cool ice-guy.  Special thanks to: Jennie Fong, Carol Keller, Craig Rienhold, Debbie Granco, and Lin Cun, who don't regularly attend Faith, but donated their time and talents to support our Youth Ministry.  Thanks to Cindy Canaday for starting the carpools from the Church and training and managing the runners.

 

If you have any question or comments, please send me an email or give me a call  (392-0304). I'll do my best to help you out. 

 

I'm so glad our one and only weeknight game is history. ALL the rest of our games are Sundays, so we eliminate work conflicts and traffic jams.  THANKS again for volunteering.  I know the youth, parents, and Kelsey really appreciate it.

 

Sincerely,

Paul Keller

Drive-Through Living Nativity

Friday - Saturday, December 16th & 17th

6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

As a free service to the public the Cottage Way Christian Church  (at 2117 Cottage Way – Sacramento between Howe and Ethan) invite you and your family to relive the Christmas Story through live scenes with live animals.

Please bring a canned food item to donate to families in need.

  Text Box: LIVE ANIMALS                         Text Box:  LIVE SCENES

Family Promise January 16-22nd 2006

 

You can sign up for this week in 2006 on the whiteboard on the wall across from the office. Volunteers are needed for dinner, evening activities, over night teams, set-up, take-down and coordinator of the day.

         If necessary, we will take sign-ups in the narthex December 18.

If you haven’t volunteered before but are interested, you may want to talk to someone who has. And we will have a training session on December15, 2006. If you have questions, call Sue Hooper 393-2673 or Cynthia Crow  392-9141

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Worship Helpers

 

November 27

December 4

Worship Service

9:00am

9:00am

Worship Assistant

Barbara Tracy

Roy Chastain

Ushers

Chuck & Pat Beal

Donna Touros John Sugar

Greeters

Kathy & Randy Ramos

Sandra Tresize

Georianne & Bob Becker

Sound

David Nash

Bill Baker

Coffee Preparers

Ann Johnson

Tom Busch

Acolytes

Hanging of the Greens

Catherine Smith

Worship Service

11:00am

11:00am

Worship Assistant

Ruth Warner

Doug Johnson

Ushers

Jarvis & Glenda Arellano

Bob & Barbara Powell

Greeters

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Terri & Dave Williamson Wayne Burkinshaw

Sound

George Warner

Joe Parente

Coffee Servers

Jarvis & Glenda Arellano

Ruth Warner

Tellers

Helen Christenson Marilyn Becker

Bob Connett Dick McClure

Acolytes

Hanging of the Greens

Meagan Davis

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