Index 2017

January Newsletter

January Calendar

Session Notes

Financial For November 2017

Offerings        $3031.44       

Expenses        $2094.55

 

Next Session Meeting:  January 18, 2018.  Elder on the door in January – Pepe Martinez

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    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

 

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Circle will meet Tuesday evening, Jan. 9th, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  Leader for the 5th lesson of Horizon’s study, “Cloud of Witnesses, the Community of Christ in Hebrews” is Josie Martinez.  Ofelia Martinez is hostess for the gathering.  

 

109th Church Birthday

Our “Sometimes Annual” Church Birthday and Talent Show is planned for January 28th 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, copy paper - - - you get the idea.  

 

Welcome Back

It is great to have Tomas & Maria Garcia back “home” with us already.  Jerrry & Judy Boutelle are on their way and expected in early January with Will & Harriet Carter not far behind.  

 

Their gracious and generous participation in the work and worship of this church is such a blessing.

 

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Christmas caroling on Dec. 17

           

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Christmas Eve

The Christmas Eve Candle-Lighting service celebrated Christ’s coming into the world and a depiction of the events of that Christmas as related by the stars that witnessed the great coming as they filled the bright sky that very night.  These same stars had returned some 2000 years to present day in order to inform a “New Star” of that very first Christmas and the even greater impending coming of Christ.  The congregation joined the cast in singing Christmas hymns at the end of each story segment.  Pastor Esther lit the candles of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, then the Christ candles from which everyone’s candles were lit.  Singing “Silent Night”, all exited the sanctuary to gather in the Fellowship Hall for food and fellowship.  Cast of Characters included:  Moon & shepherd: Pepito Martinez, Star of Hope: Jenna Bunton, Star of Peace: Mia Martinez, Star of Joy: Melenie Martinez, Star of Love: Soli Carreon, New Star: Matthew Bunton, Mary: Maylee Rodriguez, Elizabeth and Official: Lizzie Carreon, Joseph: Joaquin Martinez, Gabriel & Caesar: Andrew Bunton, Lamb: Rosie Martinez, and Shepherd: Edward Martinez.

 

The Christmas Joy Gift Offering supporting the education of students and families of retired church workers totaled $193.00.

 

Looking Ahead:

The Souper Bowl of Caring will be February 4.