BIBLE STUDY, THE WAY & HANDBELL REHEARSAL
ALL CANCELED THIS WEEK
The Monday Lectionary Bible Study, the Tuesday morning worship gathering – the Way, and the Wednesday night handbell choir rehearsals have all been canceled the week of January 14 due to illnesses in the groups’ leadership. The groups will return the week of January 21.
FIRST CUB SCOUT MEETING OF 2019 JANUARY 14
Pack 54’s first pack meeting of the year is January 14th at 6pm. All grades from Pre-K- 5th are invited to attend, so come and join us! Our first outing will be to the Kidspace museum in Pasadena on January 19th.
LEADERSHIP TEAM JANUARY 15
The monthly Leadership Team meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Breese Chapel. Leadership Team members include Betsy Zentner (Moderator); Nita Standke (Vice-Moderator); Vanita Gilbertson (Secretary/Registrar); Larry Moad (Chief Financial Officer); and Alison Aries (Children & Youth Representative). All active participants in the church are invited to attend.
REIKI/HEALING GROUP MEETS JANUARY 20
Last December 2, a group of 10 met under the leadership of Tina Boivin and Gina Low to explore Reiki. The group decided it want to meet again so the group will meet Sunday, January 20, at 11:30 AM. Participants will be learning why it’s healthy to keep our chras open and will learn the first Reiki sign. Then we will do group healing on each other. Questions? Contact Tina Boivin or Gina Low.
OWNING OUR POWER JANUARY 20
Many of us – without realizing it – fall into the role of victim in our relationships. We feel helpless when our loved ones make unreasonable requests of us. How do avoid stepping into the role of victim in the face of such requests? Join us for an important conversation at Creating Healthy Relationships on Sunday, January 20 from 6:00-7:00 PM in Smith Lounge.
GIVING STATEMENTS DONE WEEK OF JANUARY 21
The church office plans to have 2018 Giving Statements done the week of January 21. The giving statements will help folks complete their 2018 taxes. If the office staff lets us know the date needs to be pushed back a week, we will let you know right away.
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY JANUARY 21
The Monday night lectionary Bible Study will be looking at the 4 assigned readings for the January 27 service: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; and Luke 4:14-21. Individuals are encouraged to bring their favorite translation of the Bible with them to give us more insight into the passages.
THE WAY GATHERS JANUARY 22
Many of us have heard the Gospel characterized as “Good News”. The assigned Gospel reading from Luke this week raises an important question: “Good news for whom?” To help us grapple with the question, our weekly Tuesday worship gathering – the Way – will explore Luke 1:46-48 through the lens of Tony Robinson’s devotion “Lowly”. We hope to see you there Tuesday from 9:00-9:30 AM in the Breese Chapel.
NEW SERIES “LUNCH AND LEARN” BEGINS FEBRUARY 3
Because you asked, we are creating a series of lunch and learns, and we are picking up lunch! Come hang out with your brothers and sisters, and please feel free to bring friends. Lead by Tevis Verrett- a tax strategies specialist in retirement financial adviser that you won’t want to miss. Our first event is February 3rd in Smith Lounge at 11:30am. The topic is Bequeaths: Living Trusts versus Wills. So that we can make this lunch and learn more relevant to you, please give us 3 minutes of your time to answer 3-4 questions. This will show us ways to get things in order that many of us can use. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQYBLW6. We look forward to seeing you there!
Mothers Demand Action are meeting at our church on July 27th at 3:00 p.m. and we are providing the refreshments! If you would like to sign up to bring something, look for Nita Standke after church or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Snacks can be brought to church and Nita will do the rest. Thanks!
WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY
Thank you for passing along your spare plastic bags. The bags are crucial for the distribution of food at the Pantry and we hope you will continue to deposit bags in the basket in the Narthex. In terms of food donations, we need boxed macaroni & cheese and canned or bottled spaghetti sauce.