HELP OUR FOOD MINISTRY PROGRAM: Could you drive once or twice in a three-month period to pick up groceries from Second Harvest 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: HOW JESUS BECAME GOD: In January we began a series of adult classes on the topic of How Jesus became God. The DVD sessions are based on a book of the same title by Distinguished professor of Early Christianity Dr. Bart Ehrman at the University of North Carolina. Discussions are being led by Dr. Wendy Lamb, Pat Morris Esq, and Dr. Ernie Garcia. We meet in the Fireside Room at
Adult Christian Education. There is also an adult Bible Study in Room 10.
SUPER BOWL BAKE SALE. Get your sweet and savory goodies to munch on during the February 1 Super Bowl. Presbyterian Women will host a Bake Sale after church on Super Bowl Sunday. Be sure to stop by and pick up some treats to enjoy during the Big Game.
THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th immediately following Worship. Annual Reports will be available in the Narthex on February 1st, so that you may review them before the meeting.
Our MARINERS’ VALENTINE LUNCHEON is February 8th, right after Worship in Fellowship Hall. It is being catered this year by An Affair To Remember. Tickets are on sale now: $10 for individuals and only $22 for families with children under 12. Purchase tickets early — see John Valentine after worship. There will also be opportunity drawings for scrip, beautiful afghans, wonderful baskets of goodies and more.
LEONARD SCHOLARSHIP applications are available in the church office and on the church website at http://www.fpcsb.net/leonard. All applications must be turned in to the church office no later than February 28th. Any questions can be directed to Lynda Savage.
COMPANIONS on the Inner Way Malibu Retreat. The next Companions retreat, The Path of Desire: Adventures in Spirituality, led by Dr. Lisa Fullam, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, will be held March 1-6 at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu. Online registration is now available at www.cotiway.org. If you haven’t yet been on a Companions retreat, it is a wonderful experience of prayer, study, discussion, contemplation, and fellowship. Scholarships are available, thanks to the Dodds Trust. Contact Christa Wallis for the exciting details.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GALA: This Church has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino for over 20 years. On March 26th Habitat will be having its Annual Fundraising Gala. Tickets are $75.00 person, $125.00 for a couple, or $500.00 for a table of 8. Contact Tim Garcia, or Habitat at 909-478-1176 or www.habitat.org
ALL CHURCH FAMILY CAMP registration will take place during the month of March. ACFC will take place Memorial Day weekend – May 22-25 at Arrowhead Ranch in the San Bernardino Mountains. Lots of fun for all ages and ALL are welcome!
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY for women. Perhaps you have wanted to grow in your faith through Bible study, but just have not pushed yourself to become part of a study group. The Circle of Grace is waiting for you. We are a small group and meet the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. in the church library. Some of our members come directly from their workplace so we have “substantial” snacks while we meet (it can even substitute for dinner!) If you would like to give us a try, contact Laurie in the church office for further information.
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.