PresbyNews

Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 31, Number 19 September 19, 2006

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

Munchies

(Jr. High School Fellowship)

Thursdays 7-9:00pm

CREW

Sr. High Fellowship

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Pat Tatro 393-4734

 

September 20 6:30pm Reception for Quinn & Patrick Vaughn

September 24   9 and 11:00am Patrick & Quinn will participate in both worship services. Then at 12:15 there will be a Congregational Meeting to vote on the Vaughn's call to Faith Presbyterian Church.

September 24 - October 1st  Family Promise

September 30 Faith's Golf Tournament

October 1  Harvest Dinner and Auction

October 1  CropWalk

November 5 Commitment Sunday



 

Harvest Dinner & Auction

 

October 1st, 5 pm is the date and time for the annual Harvest Dinner & Auction Tickets are being sold between services and after the late service; look for someone in a black cowboy hat and red kerchief in the courtyard. The dinner is catered with prices as follows: Adults $10, Teens (13-18) $5, Kids (12 and under) Free. Delicious desserts will be provided by some of our own culinary experts! Entertainment will be provided. This is a fundraiser for Campership Funds that can be used for Westminster Woods, Women’s Reheat and the Family Retreat. Be the first to sign up and remember to share your gifts for the auction!

 

Auction: we all have talents, time and gifts that we can share for the auction. Some examples if you need any:

 

Time/talent: Babysitting for a night dog/cat sitting, yard work, handyman work around the house, baking pies, cakes, cookies for holidays, wrapping Christmas gifts one weekend, etc.

 

Gifts: new items for auction such as gift baskets with tea/coffee things (mugs, tea eggs for loose tea), bath items, maybe cookies cutters, frosting & sprinkles, the garden touch (flower packets, gloves, trowel), craft items, cute picture frames, River Cat tickets, etc.

  

Vacation Spots: There are a few Faith folk with summer homes, winter cabins, time-shares that auction off time.

 

So if you have any time, talents, crafts, vacation spots to share, see Colette Benson for donation forms.


CropWalk is Coming

 

You can whet your appetite for the Harvest Dinner on October 1, by joining fellow church members and members of other churches in the CropWalk.  Or satisfy your hunger to help, by contributing to a walker.

 

Each year, Faith Presbyterian has participated in Church World Service's CropWalk, raising thousands of dollars for local food programs and food program around the world.  Last year, our church raised almost $2,400.We came in 5th among over 30 churches that participated. 

 

Church World Service operates food and refugee assistance programs worldwide.  When we donate through the CropWalk, 25% of the donation stays with local food banks.  The balance supports more distant efforts.  With its low overhead, Church World Service allows us to spread our assistance further than we could do ourselves.

 

The CropWalk starts at the State Capitol at 1:00 on Sunday October 1.  There are three alternative routes, one around Capitol Park, a 3 mile walk through midtown, and a 6 mile walk to Land Park (passing 2 ice cream parlors).  Walkers, with envelopes, collect donations ahead of time.  Anyone may donate. 

 

Last year, Connor and Spencer Hankey won the coveted Golden Sneaker Award by collecting the most donations of the Faith walkers.

 

If you would like to walk, please contact Georgianne Becker or John Sugar.  If you would like to donate, look for someone with a CropWalk envelope...they will be around.

 


The Welcome Center does more than just Welcome!

 

If you are seeking information about coming events, want to get tickets, sign up for events, change an address, get copies of previous bulletins or sermons – go to the Welcome Center.

 

If you are looking for hearing assistance devices or you need to ask for a new name tag – go to the Welcome Center.

 

If you want to know who is or will serve as an Usher, Greeter, Coffee Host, Acolyte, Worship Assistant, Teach Sunday School, Prepare or Serve

Communion – go to the Welcome Center.

 

You guessed it – The Welcome Center is the place to either give or receive information, Brochures for each Committee will soon be available at the Center.

 

Please take a moment to stop by and check out our new Center.

 


 

In Spite of Being Un-Cool

 

My 8 year old daughter, Isabel, gave me “the look” yesterday.  I know “the look.”  I used to give it myself, though I don’t remember mastering it at such a young age.  She didn’t say anything, but I could see it in her eyes, “Dad, how is possible that you are so un-cool?”   I didn’t have an answer for her. 

 

I love being a parent.  It’s one of the greatest privileges and joys in my life.  But it’s not easy, at least for me.  And I have a hunch that it’s going to get tougher.  As the teenager years approach, I don’t imagine that I’m going to become any less un-cool.  I better get used to “the look.”

 

Though I’ve never had teenagers myself, I’ve worked with them for 20 years.  I actually used to be one myself.  And one of the things I have become convinced of is that children, even teenagers, look first and mostly to their parents when it comes to finding their way in this world.  In matters of friendship, and career, and sex, and relationships, and money, and faith, kids respect the perspectives and values of their parents more than anything else.  In spite of “the look” our kids may be giving us, most of the apples are still trying to land under the tree.

 

At Faith Presbyterian Church, on Sunday mornings this October (beginning October 1), we are dedicating four weeks of messages to these ideas.  With Deuteronomy 6 as our guide, we want to explore how we, as parents and as a community of faith, can best utilize the influence we have been given when it comes to our kids.  Everything else in this culture is telling us that parents are the last people on kids’ radar.  What if the opposite is true?  If so, how can we use our position to help our children experience the fullness of all life has to offer?   In particular, how can we pass on our spiritual legacy?  Kids, you know, don’t learn about God any more naturally than they learn about math, or chemistry, or even cleaning their room.  Somebody has to be intentional in teaching them these things. 

 

Even if you are currently raising children in your home, I think this is still one of the most vital messages for all of us when it comes to the long-term health and future of our church.  Also, if you know others outside our church who are currently midstream with raising kids, there could not be a more opportune time to invite them to join us for worship.  I can promise you that I personally will work very hard to make sure they are glad they came.

 

October 8th we will baptize two children in worship.  That day we will take vows as a congregation, the same vows we take every time we baptize a child.  Those vows remind us that it is our duty, as a community¸ to raise our kids together and to pass on the legacy of faith which is absolutely central to our lives.  I thank God for calling me to serve a congregation that shares this priority.

 

I look forward to worshipping with you, and our children, this Sunday!

 

Grace & Peace,

 

Jeff

 

P.S. – Please make sure to join us in worship this Sunday, September 24th, as we welcome Quinn and Patrick Vaughn.  I could not be more thrilled with the choice of our Associate Pastor Nominating Committee.  I think you will feel the same way.

 


Food Closet Alert

 Thanks to all of you who put a one can or more in the wee shopping cart.

Special needs continue every week:

Canned Vegetables

Canned pork and beans

Bring one to church on Sunday


Annual Golf Tournament

 

Save Saturday. September 30th for the Annual Faith Golf Tournament at William Land Golf Course with lunch to follow. Cost is $21 for golf and lunch or $5.50 for lunch only. Make checks payable to Faith Presbyterian Church and send to Don Sperling, 32 Shoreline Cir. Sacramento 95831.

First T-time is 11:16am. Any questions? Call Don Sperling 428-5374

or Pat Tatro 393-4734.


 

 

 

 

Sunday School News

 

Every time you cross my mind, I break out exclamations of thanks to God.  (Philippians 1:3)

 

What an appropriate scripture verse for both the children and the teachers.  Our congregation is blessed with some amazing individuals that shine Jesus’ love in everything they do.  The teachers for this fall are extraordinary.  If you haven’t had a chance to see Sunday school in action, we invite you to join us.  You are in for a special treat.

 

 How can you not smile when you see the children of our church?  They are energetic, full of creative ideas, and willing to help one another.  Recently, we have studied Genesis 18: 1-15 the story of Sarah and Abraham welcoming strangers.  These unexpected visitors brought wonderful news- Sarah was going to have a baby.  We have also looked at the story of Moses (Exodus 2:1-10; 5:1-6:1).  In both cases, the children learned about and discussed how challenging circumstances affect them.

 

This fall, we have an exciting game going on in each classroom.  If you take a peek inside, you will notice many colorful squares on the walls.  These squares represent our game board.  The purpose of our game is to encourage the children to regularly attend Sunday school.  Each time they come to Sunday school they get to move their markers forward one space.  Along the way the children collect small prizes.  The ultimate purpose of the game is to teach the students that the more they participate in Sunday school the more they will learn about God and strengthen their faith.  

 

The next time you see a Sunday school teacher stop and say thank you.  The next time you see a child be sure to share a smile. 

 

     A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  Chinese Proverb

 

 

 


FAMILY CAREGIVING

Caring for a parent, spouse or friend in a home setting-ensuring a safe environment and providing even the most basic care—can be overwhelming. If you help provide care to a family member or other loved ones, balancing the demands of work and home is a challenge. That’s why you should know about Family Caregiving from the American Red Cross. This affordable program features nine presentations designed to help people who care for others by teaching them to build skills, reduce stress, understand legal, financial, and medical issues and balance their responsibilities. Each presentation is just one hour, so Family Caregiving fits into even the busiest schedules. Plus, the modular program design lets you choose any presentation you need and take them in any order.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Home Safety, General Caregiving Skills, Positioning and Helping Your Loved Ones Move, Assisting with Personal Care, Healthy Eating, Care for the Caregiver, Legal and Financial Issues, Care for Loved One with Alzheimer or Dementia, Caring for a Love One with HIV/AIDS.

Cost for each module is $10.00. We are offering the program at Faith so that you will not have to go to the Red Cross Office. The nurses who are participating are all RN’s and volunteer for the RC. Contact Mary Nabers if interested. 424-0736 First classes will be given October 3 then each Tuesday thru the 24th. 1 pm—4pm and 6pm-9pm


Sunday School News

 

Every time you cross my mind, I break out exclamations of thanks to God.  (Philippians 1:3)

 

What an appropriate scripture verse for both the children and the teachers.  Our congregation is blessed with some amazing individuals that shine Jesus’ love in everything they do.  The teachers for this fall are extraordinary.  If you haven’t had a chance to see Sunday school in action, we invite you to join us.  You are in for a special treat.

 

 How can you not smile when you see the children of our church?  They are energetic, full of creative ideas, and willing to help one another.  Recently, we have studied Genesis 18: 1-15 the story of Sarah and Abraham welcoming strangers.  These unexpected visitors brought wonderful news- Sarah was going to have a baby.  We have also looked at the story of Moses (Exodus 2:1-10; 5:1-6:1).  In both cases, the children learned about and discussed how challenging circumstances affect them.

 

This fall, we have an exciting game going on in each classroom.  If you take a peek inside, you will notice many colorful squares on the walls.  These squares represent our game board.  The purpose of our game is to encourage the children to regularly attend Sunday school.  Each time they come to Sunday school they get to move their markers forward one space.  Along the way the children collect small prizes.  The ultimate purpose of the game is to teach the students that the more they participate in Sunday school the more they will learn about God and strengthen their faith.  

 

The next time you see a Sunday school teacher stop and say thank you.  The next time you see a child be sure to share a smile. 

 

     A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  Chinese Proverb

Melinda Lewis


 

 

 Heath Ministry

Inside Out Feel-Good Fitness

 

Nurture your spiritual health, and the feel-good glow that results might light up your physical health as well.

 

Meditating, spending time appreciating nature, attending religious services, and working with charities are just a few of the ways people care for their inner selves. And those who do so tend to be happier with their physical health than non-spiritual people. So dowhat you can to nurture your spirit and find meaning in life. You’ll feel better, inside and out,

 

More about this Tip: Taking time to nurture your spirit may be a path to better health, according to some researchers. But what does it mean to be spiritual? The truth is: it's not about what you do, but how you feel. Any activity that gives you hope and strength, adds meaning to your life, and comforts you could be considered a spiritual endeavor. And the positive impact that spiritual practices have on physical health is just one more example of the powerful mind-body-spirit connection; in other words, being strong in one of those areas may give you a boost in the other areas. Spirituality is so important to health that it has been known to help adults overcome mental health issues and beat physical addictions when used as part of a 12-step treatment program

 

Dear Faith Presbyterian Church,

 

Greetings from corn filled Iowa.  I wanted to apologize to everyone we did not a chance to say good-bye to, and for not writing a parting letter sooner.  From the few cards and phone calls we have received, it sounds like good things are happening in Sacramento. We are also doing very well and we wanted to share with you some of the exciting things that are going on in our lives. 

Our trip across the country was long, but it was a wonderful experience.  Neither Donne nor I have ever driven east of Reno, so we got the chance to see parts of the country we have never been to before.  I am also really happy to report that the drive went very smoothly.  We thank God that we didn’t have a single problem with the Penske truck we rented, and our time on the road was peacefully uneventful. 

We were on the road for five nights and six days.  We arrived at our new home in Dubuque, Iowa on the 15th of August, and were surprised to find 15 people waiting to help us unload our truck.  It took us a few days to get settled, but our new place soon felt like home.  We live in a group of town houses, which are all full of seminary students and their families.  The community here is amazing and we are looking forward to making many new friends over the next three years.

Donne is working three jobs and finishing up his BA at the local community college.  He has three classes left for his Art major, and will hopefully graduate in December from Sac State.  He is a very busy man, but he is handling it all very well. 

Classes started for me last week, September 5th, and it is going to be a long and hard semester.  But I am really enjoying being back in school, and I so far I like all of my classes.  I am already learning all about the Church and ministry. 

We would like to thank all of you for all of the support that you have given us in so many different ways.  We also would like to ask for your continued support though prayer.  God is working in amazing ways in our lives, and your prayers are essential.  In the same way, you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.  We hope all is going well with the new pastors and we wish you many blessings in this new season of the church.  Take care and write often!

 

God Bless,

Kelsey and Donne Ingalls

 

93C Collins St.

Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 585-3965: home

(530) 400-4651: cell


 

 


Time & Talents Offering

September, 2006 ~ Ministry Opportunities

 

 

Ministry Opportunity

Date(s) Needed

Approx. Time Commitment

Committee/Coordinator/Contact #

Orphanage in Africa

Financial support needed for 70 children ages 5mos – 18yrs, living in The Ministry of Salvation orphanage in Lesotho, Africa

 

 

N/A

 

$36 will support one child for a month

$84 will support all children for one day

 

Mission

Sue Hooper

916-393-2633

 

Sunday School Teachers

Two people needed for each service to teach our youth, grades  K – 5th

 

 

10/8, 10/15, & 10/22

 

1 ½ hrs per week, includes prep time

 

Christian Education-Youth

Melinda Lewis

(916) 725-2810

 

 

Worship Tote Bags

One person needed weekly to clean out children’s tote bags & replace handouts

 

Begin immediately

 

15 – 20 minutes per week

 

Christian Education-Youth

Melinda Lewis

(916) 725-2810

 

CROP Walk

Unlimited number of people of all ages needed to solicit donations and participate in the annual CROP Walk. Additional people needed to man the water tables along the walk route

 

CROP Walk is  Sun 10/01

 

Walk a 1K, 5K, or 10K, or 2-3hrs distributing water to the walkers

 

Mission

John Sugar

(916)422-3083

 Georgianne Becker

 (916) 393-5906

 

 


 

Healow Family Thanks Faith

 

“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of

compassion.”                                          Psalm 116:5

 

 We have been blessed by the comforting thoughts, prayers,

 and expressions of sympathy we have received in the loss

of our loved one. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement. . . .

                                

                                 Cathy, Steve, Danny & Joey Healow


Family Promise

 

As you know, our week for Family Promise is from 5:00pm Sunday September 24 to 8:00am Sunday October 1

         If you are a new volunteer, please attend a brief training session after second service on Sunday September 24 in Room 5. Any other volunteers are most welcome.

 

On Sunday October 1st after the second service there will be a debriefing in Room 5. If you have comments or questions about the week, we will look forward to seeing you.

 

If you have questions, call Cynthia Crow 392-9141 or Sue Hooper 393-2633.

 


Notes from Session       

 

 

Devin Brown was accepted as a new member of FPC.

 

Cindy Canaday introduced our new Associate Pastor Nominees, Patrick and Quinn Vaughn.

 

Study was continued on the book, “The Present Future” which challenges us to reach out to the unchurched.

 

Deacon’s Representative says they are working at realizing the commitment involved and trying to get each deacon’s list of parishioners correct. Prayer Blankets are being provided for those who request one.

 

Elders attended the recent Special Presbytery meeting (a very long one). The resolutions regarding ordination, per capita and property rights were passed. This matter will be the subject of a Congregational Forum on October 15th

 

Elder Cash reported on the summer activities of the youth groups and felt it was most successful

 

The purchase of a shuttle bus to transport members without means of getting to church is still in process.

 

Stewardship will be have speakers relating their “Dreams and Visions” for the coming year as we approach Commitment Sunday.

 

Claire Pisor and Joyce Hathaway will serve as commissioners to the Stated Presbytery meeting on September 23rd

 

It was voted to elect Wally Smith and DiAnne Brown as elder members of the nominating committee. The Deacons will select one member and four others will be sought.

 

Joyce Hathaway, Clerk of Session


Dear ARCOfaithfuls,

 

Here is what you've been waiting for: The ARCOfaithfuls schedule of games for the Kings' 2006/2007 NBA season.  Because of your past performance and high regard at ARCO as the premier volunteer group, we received exactly the 10 games that we asked for.  This season we have Friday nights, Saturday nights, and Sunday games about evenly spread.  Here are the game details:

 

1.    Friday      October 27th      7:00 p.m. start    Portland

2.    Sunday      November 12th    6:00 p.m. start    Toronto

3.    Sunday      November 19th    6:00 p.m. start    San Antonio

4.    Saturday    December 16th    7:00 p.m. start    Phoenix

5.    Saturday    December 30th    7:00 p.m. start    Golden State

6.    Saturday    January 13th       7:00 p.m. start    Houston

7.    Saturday    February 3rd       7:00 p.m. start    Denver

8.    Sunday      February 11th      6:00 p.m. start    Seattle

9.    Friday      April 6th          7:00 p.m. start    Utah

10.   Friday      April 13th         7:00 p.m. start    Golden State

 

We are taking sign-ups starting immediately.  It is so much easier to organize the events if you can sign-up early.  SOOO,  please take a look at the schedule, check your calendar and let us know if you can volunteer for one or more games this season.  We always have a good time and, of course, we are working for a great cause, our Youth Ministry.  Thanks for all your past support and we are looking forward to another great season. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Steve Canaday, Paul Keller, and Pat Tatro


 

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Worship Helpers

 

September 24

October 1

Worship Service

9:00am

9:00am

Worship Assistant

Ruth Warner

    Hal Turner

Ushers

Bob & Tanya Anderson

Jim & Betty Park

Greeters

Bob & Georgianne Becker

Cheryl Hill

Kathy & Randy Ramos

Sound

David Nash

Bill Baker

Coffee Preparers

Jim & Betty Park

Walt & Doran McDaniel

Acolytes

Catherine Smith

 Sierra Brown

Worship Service

11:00am

11:00am

Worship Assistant

Rick Crow

Chuck Bell

Ushers

Roy & Vicki Chastain

Jarvis & Glenda Arellano

Greeters

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Bob & Tanya Anderson

Jack Warren

Sound

Carroll Collier Joe Parente

Coffee Servers

Mary Masterson

Marcela Fodor

Tellers

Barbara Powell Charlie Tucker

Helen Christenson

Marilyn Becker

Acolytes

Isabell Chapman

Austin Reynolds

Published by Faith Presbyterian Church

625 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

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Jeff Chapman, Pastor

Jim Zazzera, Associate Pastor

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