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ALL CHURCH FAMILY CAMP sign-ups continue for Memorial Day Weekend. The table during coffee hour, however, is gone. If you would like to sign up, please contact the church office or a Nurture Committee member.
GRADUATES: We want to honor all our high school and college graduates in worship on May 17th, so please let us know about your graduates or your graduation plans. Contact the church office as soon as possible.
2015-16 PRESBYTERIAN PLANNING CALENDAR: If you would like to order the new Presbyterian Planning Calendar for 2015-16, get your order in to Mimi Lange in the church office by Tues, April 28th. The calendar starts in June and runs for 18 months, listing all the seasons of the church. Order now and get yours for only $10.25 including shipping, a real savings over the regular price of $14.95 plus shipping.
OCEAN PRESENTATION. Dawn Wright will present “Creatures of the Deep and Treasure Maps of the Ocean Floor” at the ESRI Forum in Redlands on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. No fee, but register by calling ESRI Forum Information at (909) 793-2853 Ext. 1-5248 in late April.
FREE! PARENTING WORKSHOP. Calvary Presbyterian in Riverside presents ParenTeen: Understanding Your Teenager with Chap Clark. The workshop will be presented on SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Calvary’s Fellowship Hall. Dr. Clark is a nationally recognized authority on the unique development, struggles and hurts of teenagers. He has written numerous books (Hurt 2.0) and articles to help parents and leaders who work with teens to better understand and reach out to them. Come and be encouraged by his research and wise advice. Parents and Leaders of Youth are encouraged to attend. It’s free so bring a friend or neighbor. RSVP to the Calvary church office (951) 686-0761.
JOINING HANDS AGAINST HUNGER; El Salvador – June 15-22, 2015. Please consider joining the Presbytery of Riverside as we travel to El Salvador to observe food practices and share our faith with those working toward food sovereignty. Kristi Van Nostran, our mission co-worker will be here the week of May 2nd–May 9th visiting with various churches and sharing with us the exciting things going on in El Salvador. Please contact Bruce Meyers (//pastorbrucemeyersgmailcom) or Claire Schlegel (//Clairemagprescom) for more information.
BRING FELLOWSHIP HOUR TREATS: Grab your family 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. June, July, and August will be coordinated by Christa Wallis. Thank you to all who have served one another in our Fellowship Hour for so many years.
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.
2 ADULT CLASS CHOICES AT 9:30 AM on SUNDAYS:
In FIRESIDE LOUNGE: 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.
In ROOM 10: ADULT BIBLE STUDY continues with a study guide series and discussion on scriptures and the Holy Spirit.
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.