Index 2019

January Calendar

January Newsletter

 Session Notes

Financial For November 2018

Offerings        $1663.35       

Expenses        $2230.73

Next Session Meeting:  January 17, 2019.  Elder on the door in January – Ofelia Martinez

    January Birthdays

01/05    Jose Martinez

01/06    Maria Garcia

01/10    Mia Martinez

01/11    John Reyes

01/12    Dan Onderdonk

01/14    Harriet Carter

01/19    Jackie Heyes

01/21    Carlos Morales

01/22    Betty Carter

                                    

Circle will meet Tuesday evening, Jan. 8th, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  Leader for the 5th lesson of Horizon’s study, “God’s Promise: I Am with You” is Josie Martinez.  Ofelia Martinez is hostess for the gathering.


110th Church Birthday

Our “Sometimes Annual” Church Birthday and Talent Show is planned for January 27th after worship.  Sign up to bring some sort of finger food (chips, dips, sandwiches, veggie tray, etc.) Birthday cake will be provided.  DO SIGN UP to share your special talent with everyone: read a funny story, recite a favorite poem, do a skit with a friend, sing, dance, or both or play a tune on your choice of instrument. We are sure to have a lot of fun . . .  and don’t forget to bring a birthday gift for the church (items we use throughout the year). A list of needed items will be posted. Some examples now: paper towels, sugar, creamer, coffee, trash bags - - - you get the idea. If you know of something the church could use, now is the time to donate it.


Annual Meeting

There will be a congregational meeting on January 6th following worship for the election of corporate officers and the presentation of the 2019 budget.

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Christmas Eve
The Christmas Eve Service was a wonderful dramatization of Jesus’ birth.  Directed by Rachel Bunton, who also was the soloist, the play featured  Matthew Bunton as the Greeter as well as a shepherd, Inn worker and Joseph. Jenna Bunton and Pepito Martinez alternated Narrator roles throughout the evening.  Andrew Bunton was the innkeeper and one of the kings. Lizzie Carreon played an Inn worker, shepherd, angel and Mary. Soli Carreon was a shepherd, Inn Worker and a star.  Joaquin Martinez was the Little Shepherd as well as an Inn worker. Rosie Martinez perfected her role as a lamb. All children and youth did a great job singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star” and “Something in His Eyes” as well as joining the congregation in various Christmas Hymns.  Pastor Esther read “One Solitary Life.” The worship service closed with candle lighting followed by refreshments, a birthday cake for Jesus and gift bags for everyone. It was truly a celebration of Jesus’ birth.
The Christmas Joy Gift Offering supporting the education of students and families of retired church workers totaled $235.00.
Looking Ahead:
We will have large pots for your donations for the Souper Bowl of Caring on the 30th of January and the 3rd of February (the official Super Bowl).  All donations go to our local food pantry, Basketsfull, which feeds our local people in need.  Thank you for your giving.