This Week’s News & Events

Upcoming Events updated 8/22/2015


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HEALTHY SNACKS FOR TEENS.  Our partnership with San Bernardino High School is going well, and we have been asked to start two new LifeSkilz Circles to mentor incoming freshmen.  If you can bring in individually wrapped snack items and beverages (juice or water, no sugary drinks), you can help us make an impact on the life of a kid.  The snacks should be healthy ones, such string cheese, pretzels, crackers, peanut butter pouches, etc.  We are overstocked on granola bars at the moment, so no more of those right now, please.  Fruit and home-baked goods are great, but need to be delivered on the day needed by 1:00 p.m. as storage is a problem.  Bring your snacks in on any Sunday in August, and we will see that they get to a hungry teenager.  Thank you!

SUMMER CHOIR.  For the month of August, you are invited to come at 9:30 a.m. on any Sunday and practice for that Sunday’s worship service.  No commitment required so come for one Sunday or more.  Childcare is provided during rehearsal time.  Middle and high school youth are encouraged to join in the choir.

THE BILLS DON’T TAKE A VACATION.   The summer often brings a softening of financial giving while many are out of town—but it never slows down the bills. If you have forgotten to send in your pledge, please remember us. Thank you.

DEACON COLLECTIONS

  • Used eyeglasses to say thanks to Lions club member David Radtke whose company, Dimare, Int, has donated fresh produce for our monthly food distributions.
  • Hygiene items like complimentary hotel soaps and shampoos and new toothpaste and toothbrushes for homeless emergency food bags. Please label and leave them behind reception.
  • Breakfast cereal for all bags and pop-top meats and peanut butter for homeless bags.  Leave in bin by food closet.

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY  Soon you’ll be able to put a name to those the faces you see at church!  Deacons have contracted with Lifetouch Portraits and Directories to produce a New Photo Directory for the Church membership, the first in six years.  We’ve done the primary sittings.  We still have to gather some photos of folks who couldn’t come in for those.  For additional information call Project Coordinator Don Dudley.

BRING FELLOWSHIP HOUR TREATS: “Sacred Grounds and Tea Leaves”.  Get two families together to be responsible for a Sunday, including selecting, bringing, setting up, facilitating self-service and helping those who need more help, and clean up.  or a few friends and sign up for a week to bring a treat of your choice to Fellowship Hour. You serve and clean-up that week with mostly self-service and just a couple people behind the table to assist those who need help.   Please contact Christa Wallis with the family names, contact email or phone number and which Sunday you’d like to provide food and hosting duties.

HELP OUR FOOD MINISTRY PROGRAM: Could you drive once or twice in a three-month period to pick up groceries from Feeding America, the food bank in Riverside? If you have a Van, SUV, or pick-up Truck, that would be really helpful, but even a sedan can work. What we need most is your willingness to help in the Food Ministry Program. Please contact Sally Morris or Kathleen Ray through the church office.

ADULT CLASS AT 9:30 AM on SUNDAY:  In ROOM 10:  ADULT BIBLE STUDY continues with a study guide series and discussion on scriptures and the Holy Spirit.

Know someone who needs ENCOURAGEMENT? Our parish visitors co-ordinate our ministry of presence and care in times of need. Call Laurie Stafford in the office, or contact visitors Lynette DuClos Adelson or Mindy Rueda. Our prayer chain is always ready to hold you in prayer, contact Tommie Ann Freeman who will start the chain praying. If you know that someone needs encouragement and is shy to ask, please notify the church office. The answering machine can receive your call at any time. Thanks for helping us to love one another as Jesus calls us to do.

Be in Christ + Be Loved + Be of Use