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ABOUT OUR FOLK - June 21, 2017
Your weekly update about what’s happening at San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ!

“God is faithful and invites us to look beyond our own resources and self-interest to a larger vision of life.”
(Dr. Bruce G. Epperly)

 

PRAYER REQUESTS: For the sake of privacy, we do not include prayer requests in our online posts.

WHAT'S Happening…

Please Note:  The United Voices choir is on summer hiatus.  Their rehearsals will resume in the fall.

FRIDAY:  SPIRE deadline.  Please send articles and info. for consideration in this summer edition (covering July and August) by 2:30pm to Kim at: kimvh@sanmarinoucc.org

SATURDAY:  Light for the Path convenes in the Narthex at 10:30am.  This is a time of meditation and prayer and all are invited. (Concludes at 11am.)

THIS SUNDAY, June 25 - 10:00 a.m. Worship
This Sunday Pastor Donald will be exploring the wild story of Hagar, Sarah and Abraham as found in Genesis 21:8-21.  There will be a special story for the children and the intrepid musical duo of Mendoza & Middleman will be on hand to provide us with special music.
All are invited to SOCIAL TIME afterwards in our Fireside/Dining rooms.

COMING UP:
06-28 -  Pastor attends ONA conference and SYNOD in Baltimore (thru 7/5)
07-02 -  Mr. Scott Cameron will lead our service of worship.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BIBLE STUDY (ongoing)
A self-directed Bible study program based on our Seasons of the Spirit curriculum is available to anyone who would like to receive it.  This is the same curriculum utilized in our LEAP of Faith study sessions that usually meet the first and last Wednesdays of the month.  Pastor Donald has modified the materials so that each week you can delve into the scriptures on your own and ponder the excellent questions the curriculum offers to strengthen our faith and enliven our spiritual journeys.  If you would like to receive the study materials via email each week they are offered, please send your request to:  donaldshenk@sanmarinoucc.org.

J. SEYMOUR FAMILY CENTER PROJECT(ongoing):
HELP US COLLECT FOR THE HOMELESS:  We continue to seek items throughout the year for the Jeff Seymour Family Center in El Monte who provides for the homeless and their children.  Baskets are available in the narthex for your contributions of: new packages of diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, feminine hygiene items, and travel sizes of :  •deodorant, •antibacterial wipes, •cream/lotion, •sunscreen, •toothpaste, •  toothbrushes, •soap, etc..  Nothing in large packages, please as most recipients have no place to store such items.

LIZ CAMERON FOOD PANTRY (ongoing):
Keep on bringing the food!  Everyday, children and their families go hungry, right here in our own community.  By supporting our neighborhood food bank at La Casa by donating food items to our food pantry, you are helping to solve this problem!  Food donations go directly to families who otherwise might not have enough to eat.  
 Ongoing requests:
- beans and rice (in smaller bags – NOT large quantities)
- bags of pasta
- boxes of cereal (NOT the larger sizes)
- canned proteins (tuna, chicken, ham, etc.)
- pasta sauce

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Pastor:
Donald Shenk
Clerk/Office:
Kimberly Van Horsen
Preschool:
Janet Beaulieu
Weddings:
Kimberly Van Horsen

 

The church office returns to its regular schedule and will be open most weeks as follows:  8:30am to 2:30pm Weds, Thurs., Fri.

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