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Sacred Pursuits Resume

The fall edition of Sacred Pursuits begins on September 17, (6:00 pm, in the church parlor) with an introduction to “Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years.”  This NY Times best-seller expands on much of the material introduced in last year’s study of “Zealot.”


While purchase of the book is encouraged, Pastor Norman will provide transcriptions of relevant portions of chapters covered.  Author Diarmaid MacCullogh is a world-renowned scholar currently teaching at Oxford.  The first chapters will cover the context and impact of world history and cultures into which Jesus was born, ministered, and the church evolved.


Grief Recovery Group

GriefGrief is something that touches us all.  It may come from the death of a loved one, from the loss of a relationship or of a job.  Grief can come in the loss of a beloved pet, or from the emotional aftermath of a significant move.


Beginning Wednesday, September 17, and meeting at 4:00 pm in the Fireside Room, Rev. Kathleen Denman (one of our newer members) will facilitate a grief recovery group.  Rev. Denman has years of experience over-seeing similar groups, and offers this ministry to those seeking a safe place in which to recover from the grief of whatever loss you are experiencing.


Shakers and Movers

A new offering to our church and community will be a series of physical exercise opportunities. 



Wednesday, September 24, at 5:00 pm in Room 2


every Monday night at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall


 Tuesday, September 30 at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall


Open to all ages. Come and bring a friend (s).


Bachtober Pipe Organ Concert

Sunday afternoon, October 5, at 3:00 pm, organist Scott Horton will present his annual Bachtober Concert.


This year’s performance will highlight incorporation of the 156 newly integrated pipes which were installed this summer.


Open to the public, free of admission, a free will offering will go towards maintaining upkeep of this valuable asset.


Homecoming Sunday



This Sunday, September 7, we will observe our annual Homecoming Sunday.  This is when the Chancel Choir returns to lead us in the music of worship, and we officially kick off the return to our program year.  This year’s observance features an after-worship pot luck picnic luncheon:


Persons whose last name begin with A-H bring a main dish to share with 5-6 others. I-P bring a salad and Q – Z bring a dessert.


Enchilada Dinner

Saturday, September 13

 6:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

Tickets on sale $10 per person

$12 at the door



Proceeds from this fund-raiser will be divided between the church’s General Fund, and the Church Women United’s Scholarship Fund.


Fall Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m.

 dual piano


Dual piano performances of music by Rachmoninoff,  Stravinsky, Copland, and Poulenc.


Performing artists-all related to our church- will be Scott Horton, Matt  Horton, Jane Maldonado, Robert Maldonado, Kendra Morrison, Gina Fazio, with

special guests Rebekah Zhou and Peggy Donabed

Big Red Camp


summer camp


August 4 – 15.  This annual program is designed to blend special needs children with other same-aged peers in a relationship enrichment program for youngsters 3 – 12. Activities include: organized and supervised play, circle time, crafts, cooking, snacks, music, dance, and art.


Enrollment forms are in the church office.  Professional teachers in special education oversee the program components, aided by church volunteers.  Children from our church are encouraged to take part as part of our faith formation approach to holistic learning through relationships with others.


For additional information or registration, please contact the church office at (559) 227-8489.


Father’s Day Lunch

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This Sunday, June 15, we will celebrate Father’s Day Lunch in the Fellowship Hall following worship.  ALL DADS EAT FREE!  All others free will donation.


Enjoy this special time of conversation, delicious food, and warm fellowship.  Hosted by the Ministry of Church Life.

KIDmunity Music Camp 2014

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Now Registering for KIDmunity Music Summer Camp 2014!!! To get the most up to date information, please follow them on Facebook.

Registration form below or contact the church office at (559) 227-8489 if you have any questions.


Kidmunity Music Camp Registration2014



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