SEPTEMBER 2015

Volume 29.9

St. John’s
United Church of
Christ
St. John’s is a community
of faith centered in Jesus
Christ, seeking guidance
and direction through the
Holy Spirit, and
demonstrating God’s love
to all people in words and
deeds.

An Open and
Affirming
Congregation
503 Stuart Circle
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Telephone: 804.358.9291
Email:
stjohnsrichmondoffice@verizon.net

Web Site:
stjohnsrichmond.org

A FUN, EXCITING, AND DIFFERENT
SEPTEMBER AHEAD!
Like all of Richmond... our schedule and September “norms” are changing
this year due to the bike race.
Based on your responses to our recent survey, and race information that
we have been given, here is the plan:
Sunday, September 6:
Labor Day Weekend worship with communion here at St John’s at 10 am.
Karen-Marie Yust will preach and lead worship.
September 5 - 12:
We will be hosting overnight CARITAS guests this week (see page 2) .
Sunday, September 13:
Worship at 10am, choir is back, following worship a whole church clean-up
day (dress casually): outside to look ready for the race, and inside to ready
ourselves for Homecoming Sunday.
Sundays, September 20 and 27 (Race Week Choices):
 Come to the church and be part of offering fellowship to those who are
here to watch the race (contact Don Warren or Vivian White).
 Go to First Congregational UCC (4310 Courthouse Road) for
9:30 am Faith Formation and 11:00 am Worship. Linda will preach
during our shared worship there on the 20th and Harvey Joyner the
27th. Our musicians will also be involved.
 Go and worship with Asian American UCC church (4310 Courthouse
Road) at 4:00 pm.

Published monthly
© 2015 St John’s UCC

On October 4 we will launch our church year with a Homecoming Sunday
which will include World Communion, and a celebration of our history (see
page 2).

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SEPTEMBER 5 - 12

CARITAS at St. John’s
September 5 - 12
St. John’s again this year is stepping up to host 40 homeless women during the week of
September 5th - 12th Saturday to Saturday. Because this week begins with a holiday
and it is the beginning of the school year, St. John’s is volunteering for a week that
would otherwise be difficult for the CARITAS program to schedule. Last year over 40
people volunteered during the week. Way to go St. John’s!
We want to give an extravagant welcome to our guests and provide them a safe, comfortable and welcoming place to stay Here is how you can help: VOLUNTEER!

SET UP SAT, 9/5

TAKE DOWN SAT, 9/12

Fellowship
Hall@12:30 pm
Help unload cots
and set-up
(approximately 3
volunteer hours)
15 - 20 people
needed.

Fellowship
Hall@12:30 pm
Help unload cots
and set-up
(approximately 3
volunteer hours)
15 - 20 people
needed.

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OVERNIGHT, 9/5-9/12

COOK/SERVE DINNER

LAUNDRY SERVICE

Arrive at 9 pm
and check-in
with CARITAS
worker. Sleep
on air mattress
in Linda’s study.
Get up at 5:30
am to prepare
breakfast for
guests. Leave at
7 am.

Need cooks for
Monday 9/7 and
Tues. 9/8. Need
servers every
night. Dinner is
served at
6:30 pm. Will
shop for food
upon request.

4 people/night
are needed to
take 2-4 loads of
laundry & return
them clean by
the next night.

Homecoming Sunday - October 4
On October 4th we will have a Homecoming Sunday!! It will truly be
homecoming for all of us, as with the bike race the two weeks before,
we will not be worshipping in our sanctuary.
So here is the plan:

INVITE!
Everyone of us knows friends and members or our congregation who have recently been missing from our community. All those
folks you miss having involved today, call them, and invite them to come be part of our special event!

WORSHIP!
Worship (11:00 am - there will be NO 9:45 am programming this morning) will include celebrating not only World Communion
Sunday but the History of St John’s (which predates anyone’s living memory).

FELLOWSHIP and SHARE!
Following worship we will have a potluck lunch (rather than fellowship time) and continue telling the churches story with the story as
remembered by those who lived through it.
Mark October 4th on your calendar and plan to join in the fun.

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WHAT’S YOUR VISION?
As I mentioned last month this is an exciting time for us and a
great time to reflect on how St. John’s will evolve. This past
Sunday, Linda once again asked us to pray about our own vision for St. John’s. In three years what do you envision for St. John’s? Last year Council stated this as their vision for St. John’s, “St.
Johns is a vibrant community center where people gather to worship, build relationships and be formed in faith, and where community
organizations find support and collaborative energy for compassionate outreach and social justice efforts. It is a church filled with many
groups and activities that support this vision, and it buzzes with activity all day and all week long”. Does this vision statement resonate
with you? Would you change it in any way? If so, how? Our vision will help guide us in the decisions we will make in the upcoming
months.

HARD DECISIONS
While we are so blessed with a new Pastor, a faithful congregation and a wonderful facility for which to fellowship and worship we do
have some urgent and longer term challenges that together we need to address. As you know our elevator has not been operational for
several months and it is unclear, at this moment, when it will be fixed. What you may not know is that our chiller (air conditioner) is
hobbling along and we pray it survives through the hot summer months. Our front doors need to be replaced so that we can ensure we
provide the security necessary to safeguard our wonderful facility and all those that use it. These three items alone are very expensive to
repair and/or replace. They may cost upwards of $150,000 or more.
Our facility is almost 100 years old and we have worked hard over the years to maintain it. As you use a critical eye to survey our facility,
I’m sure you have noticed a thing or two that needs repair, replacement or rejuvenation. Addressing these additional items may double
the expense I mentioned above. Of course there are a number of options available to us. The Council, Facilities Committee and Board
of Trustees are working to find and prioritize urgent and longer term solutions. Do you have a recommendation?

DO YOU HAVE A RECOMMENDATION?
Early 2016 we will be holding a Congregational Retreat to agree on our vision, our values and how we will move forward with our facility
for the long term. Over the next several months we plan to provide you with an awareness of the issues and possible solutions so you
will be well prepared to discuss and decide how to move forward. In order to make sure the retreat is meaningful what information do
you want to hear?

Now I know I’ve asked you a number of questions. In order to get your feedback we will be distributing an electronic survey and adding
questionnaires to the Sunday bulletins. I do hope you will let us know what you are thinking.
In closing, I truly believe these are exciting times and that we have an opportunity to restore, refresh and
revitalize St. John’s. I believe we begin with envisioning all the possibilities that await us.

- - Peace. Desiree McNeice (Council Chair)

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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
AUGUST 30
30th

Sunday August
we will hold a Congregational
Meeting to elect 2 new members to fill vacancies on
Council. We will also hear a motion to affirm the
continued work of the Council’s Ad Hoc Constitution
and By Laws Committee. Based on your feedback
and Linda’s guidance we are seeking to rewrite our
constitution and by-laws in order to reflect current
statutes of St. Johns United Church of Christ.

COMMITTEE SHARING AND PLANNING
The committee chairs and council members are
continuing with our shared awareness and
collaboration meetings. Our next meeting is
September 19th. The focus of these meetings has
been to align sub-committees, ad-hoc committees,
programs and events with a Committee. The group
is also working through adjustments for the
remainder of our 2015 calendar and the
development of our 2016 calendar. Some notable
outcomes of our meetings include;
 A transition and change to how we do
“Welcome” is being developed by the
Congregational Life and Care and Worship and
Music Committees.

The Audit Committee will once again become a
stand along committee and no longer align with
the Finance Committee

We have shifted Launch Sunday from
September this year to Sunday Oct 4th and will
be holding a Homecoming event in place of our
traditional Launch Sunday activities.

Stay tuned for upcoming communication on each of
these changes.

JOIN A COMMITTEE
There are still many opportunities to share
your gifts of talent and time on our Church
Committees. If you are interested in
participating on a committee please contact
The Committee Chair or the Council Chair.
Committee
Worship and Music
Facilities
Finance
Cong. Life and Care

Chair
Sonny Darnell
Bryan Anderegg
Jeff Hetzer
VACANT

Christian Formation
Admin/Personnel
Mission & Outreach

Kristina Gilbert
Elisabeth Burnett
Don Warren

AUDIT
In our summer Messenger it was mentioned
that we are moving forward with an audit of
our financial processes. The Ad Hoc Audit
committee continues to engage with Lane &
Associates, P.C. to work through the final
details of our pending audit. We are hoping
to begin the audit in the next month or two.

NEW CHURCH EMAIL
ADDRESSES
(Please make these changes NOW)
Pastor Linda:
revlinda@stjohnsrichmond.org
Julia Eliades:
juliaeliades@stjohnsrichmond.org
Church Office:
office@stjohnsrichmond.org

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Children and Youth
BACK TO CHURCH SCHOOL, BACK IN
TIME
When church
school kicks off
on October 11,
St. John’s
children will
begin an Old
Testament
adventure in both
Faith Place and
the Primary Class. From 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Faith Place, children
3-8 will get to know several people in the Hebrew bible who heard
God’s call. At 11:15 a.m. in the Primary Class, they will follow the
saga of Kings Saul and David. The Fall promises to be quite an
adventure!

A World of Faith
A WORLD OF FAITH FOR OUR YOUTH
This year, St. John’s youth will explore other religious traditions,
beginning with some of the most ancient world religions and
Including all of the other major faith traditions, such as Judaism,
Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. They will have a chance to ask
questions and do research online as they learn how others
worship and live.
All youth are invited to join Julia after worship on September 13

YOUTH GROUP MEETING
for an organizational youth group meeting. The agenda will include planning activities for the year and strategizing around participation in the UCC National Youth event (which will be held in
Orlando, FL in summer 2016). Plan to stay for about 45 minutes;
parents are invited to join the all-church work day while youth are
meeting.

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Adult Formation
GREENFIELD BIBLE STUDY
NEW
DATES
The Rev. Steve
Plymale
continues to lead
a monthly bible
study at Greenfield Senior Living.
The group, which now will be studying the Ten
Commandments, meets on the third Monday of each month –
in September, that’s the 21th – from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Contact Steve or Julia for more information.

BIBLE STUDY

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT STUDY
All adults are invited to gather once a month to explore a
variety of prayer practices for contemporary life. The first
meeting will be held in the pastor’s study Wednesday,
September 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a simple meal provided.
Other meetings this fall will be October 14, November 11,
December 2, and December 9. The group will use Marjorie
Thompson’s book The Way of Prayer as a guide; please
contact Julia or Linda for more information and arrange with
Julia to purchase the book for $11.

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NEIGHBORS
IN NEED
Neighbors in Need is
a special mission
offering of the UCC
that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout
the United States. NIN grants are awarded to churches and
organizations doing justice work in their communities. These
grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to
community organizing and advocacy to address systemic
injustice. These grants are funded by the Neighbors in Need
offering. We will be collecting your offerings for this fund on
October 4, 2015.

VIRGINIA PRIDEFEST
SEPTEMBER 12TH
This year’s annual Virginia PrideFest, a celebration of the
Richmond-area LGBT community, will be held on the
afternoon of September 12th, on Brown’s Island. As an
ongoing expression of its status as an Open and Affirming
Congregation, St. John’s will have a booth at the event, with
an opportunity to share information about our ministries,
service opportunities, and upcoming events. Volunteers are
needed to help staff the booth for a 1-2 hour shift, so please
contact Jeff Jacobs if you can help, at (202) 361-9887 or
jjacobs@dtiglobal.com.

A letter from Jeanette Salley
Jeannette is a member of the church serving as a missionary through the Global Ministries. She was in care with St John’s while
attending VUU, ordained in our sanctuary and supported by the church in her call to Haiti. Jeanette was recently deployed to
Nicaragua having completed her assignment in Haiti. Here is a letter she recently sent...

All is well in Nicaragua. I am serving with the Central Moravian Church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua (it’s a mouthful,
isn’t it) helping to update/restructure their Christian Education ministry. There are two services—11am for the Spanish
speaking members and 4pm for the English speaking members. I attend both services but prefer the 4pm because of the
language barrier. It’s going to take a while before I am comfortable with Spanish. I am working on it. The languages spoken in
Nicaragua are Spanish, English and Miskito. Miskito is the language of some of the people from the Atlantic Coast where the
Afro-Caribbean, English speaking, people live also. It’s an interesting mix of people and cultures coming together because of
forced labor. I will be traveling there soon and I can’t wait to commune and share our historical and spiritual journeys.
I live in a 3 bedroom house located on the next block from the church, which is wonderful.
Next year I will be open to receive visitors and I hope you will be able to come.
Remember me in your prayers as I will continue to pray for you.
Dios te bendiga (God bless you),
Jeanette

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THANKS MEN!
Many thanks to the Men’s
Meeting Crew for :
 cleaning up flower beds
and hedges
 painting for our new
shower room!
 new boxwoods and
mulch added to our front

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BUILDING TOURS AND SLIDE
SHOWS
During CLEAN UP DAY on September 13,
we will provide building tours to highlight
known issues. Alternatively for those who
can not get around we will have a running
slide show .

flower beds
organizing and cleaning many corners of the church

CLEAN UP DAY - SEPTEMBER 13
We are preparing a list of what needs to be accomplished on
September 13, 2015, for our St. John’s UCC Clean-up Day.
We hope you will put this date on your calendar and plan to
help us take good care of the wonderful
facility that we have been blessed with and given responsibility for - so that future generations may continue to serve
God here.

The task of deep cleaning in our home
or our church home has a cathartic
effect for our spirit. It brings into focus
care, value, and preparation for life and
being prepared for what God has in
mind. We may be tired at the end of the
day of cleaning, but we also feel accomplished and the results
serve as a reward to our spirit and our psyche.

CLEANING AND REPAIR SUGGESTIONS
Share with us all areas you see in need of care and cleaning.
Look at the Council Bulletin Board
in the hallway by the stairs. Here
are listing sheets for cleaning
projects and please share your
name. We will formulate a plan for
CLEAN-UP DAY with your help in
identifying the projects and
priorities.
While we continue our “Honey Do” lists and care for our facility
as we can with our own hands, we are continuing the gathering
of bids, information, and possible solutions to the larger
projects for our Church building. There will be more information
to share and discern in the near future regarding our elevator,
air conditioning and other projects requiring repair,
replacement, and rejuvenation.

PARKING LOT INFORMATION FOR
ALL…
It is that time again! Students are back living in the area
who attend VUU and VCU. Residents around us are also
feeling the added stress of these more crowded streets and
parking lots. And then, there is the issue of the Bike Race
in September...PARKING IS A BIG ISSUE on Stuart Circle!
We are very fortunate to have our own designated Parking
Lot here at St. Johns. But, if left unattended, or
unsupervised, members and friends of St. John’s attending
church events will be unable to find a spot in our lot. The
Facilities Committee and Church Staff are trying to identify
authorized and un-authorized cars in
our lot. Towing may need to occur.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A
HANG-TAG FOR CHURCH MEMBERS IN YOUR CAR, AND
DISPLAY IT ON YOUR REAR VIEW
MIRROR ANYTIME YOU ARE
PARKING IN OUR LOT.
If you do not have a tag, please ask
Bryan Anderegg or call the church
office for one for each of your cars.

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September Worship Schedule
September 6

Proverbs 22:1-2,8-9, 22-23
James 2:1-10, 14-17

September 13

James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Generosity and Helping the
Pool
The Power of Words

311
537
539
195
606
191

September 20

Bike Race—Pastor Linda will be preaching at First Congregational UCC

September 27

Bike Race—Pastor Harvey Joyner will be preaching at First Congregational UCC

WORSHIP OFF-SITE
SEPTEMBER 20 and 27
Since we will be hindered greatly from trying to navigate to St. John’s on both Sundays in the end of September
due to the International Bike Race, we encourage everyone to consider the following worship options:

Go to First Congregational UCC (4310 Courthouse Road) for 9:30 am Faith Formation and 11:00 am
Worship. Linda will preach during our shared worship there on the 20 th and Harvey Joyner the 27th. Our
musicians will also be involved.
 Go and worship with Asian American UCC church (4310 Courthouse Road) at 4:00 pm.

CHOIR BEGINS!
Our Chancel Choir will begin rehearsals on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm. We will rehearse on most Thursdays
at 7 pm and Sunday mornings at 10 am. We invite you to come and “give-us-a-try!”.
Prayer concerns

We will continue
To worship at
10:00 am
September 6 and September 13.
Our time of worship will
Revert to 11:00 am on
October 4.

Check out the new “STAY CONNECTED” pew cards. You are
encouraged to take one of these cards whenever you need to, fill
it out, and drop it in the offering plate (place it in the church office
door mail slot, or give it directly to Pastor Linda) whenever you
feel you need to stay connected with the church staff.

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St. John’s Financial Picture YTD as of 7-31-15
2015 Budget

Budget YTD

Actual YTD

Income
Pledge Payments*
Cash Offerings
Other Income
(Endowment Contributions
Parking Lot Rental, Wedding Income, etc.)

$110,500
$11,000
$126,700

$64,167
$6,417
$88,347

$60,302
$8,896
$84,508

Development Fund
Total Income

$36,000
$284,200

$21,000
$179,931

$1,331
$155,037

Personnel
Committees
Operations/Maintenance
Local Benevolences
Other
Development Fund
Total Expenses

187,846
27,685
116,140
7,650
9,600
36,000
384,921

97,868
16,149
72,066
6,542
4,650
21,000
218,275

94,584
17,020
80,322
5,209
4,650
$0
201,785

Income/Expenses Total
surplus (deficit)

(100,721)

(38,344)

(46,748)

Expenses

NOTE:
1. Income includes a total of $85,000 annual contribution from Endowment Fund ($7083 monthly)
2. Annual Deficit to be covered by Endowment Fund and General Reserve Fund
3. 2015 Pledge Budget is $110,000. 55 pledges for $118,000 Were pledged.
4. Development Fund was not implemented in 2015 as planned. Several Contributions have been received for facility Improve-

As reflected in the statement above, contributions for
this year are running behind pledged amounts, and the
deficit is running above projections. Many people have
been away during the summer, so now is a good time
to bring pledge payments current. Also, please
remember that although the church will not be holding
regular Sunday services on September 20th or
27th because of the cycling races in the vicinity, the
church’s other operations and expenses will be
continuing. For your convenience, and especially
when you are not able to come to church, please
remember the option of arranging for one-time, weekly
or monthly bank account debits or credit card
payments of your pledge and special contribution
amounts. This can be arranged by going on the church
website (stjohnsrichmond.org) and clicking on
“Donate”. For more information about electronic giving,
please contact the church office at 358-9291 or Jeff
Jacobs or Bud Higgins.

STEWARDSHIP 2015

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GERMAN DINNER—OCTOBER 17
Get your lederhosen and dirndls out of storage and mark your
calendars for St. John’s annual
German Dinner, on October 17th
with seatings at 5:30 and
7:00. This year’s event will feature
the traditional oom-pah band,
along with a new bratwurst menu,
still for only $15. Volunteers are
needed to help cook and serve on
October 17th, and also to help
make apple cakes for dessert. For
more information, or to volunteer,
please see Jeff Jacobs after
church or contact him at (202) 361-9887 or jjacobs@dtiglobal.com.

A Prayer For Workers
Loving, Working God,
We ask your special blessing on all people who labor,
either for pay or as volunteers, in jobs or at school, in the
workplace or at home, in the U.S. and around the world.

I would like to thank
everyone for making me feel
so special on my 90th
Birthday! The cake and
card were so lovely.
Sue Foltz

OPENING OUR DOORS DURING THE
UCI Road World Championships
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME TO ST. JOHN’S AND
OFFER “WELCOME” TO CITY VISITORS?

We especially pray for your blessings on workers who do
not have jobs and for those whose inadequate pay does
not allow them to live the full life you intend for each of
us.

Though St. John's will not have
a regular worship service on
Sunday Sept. 20 & 27 - we will
open our doors to those
visiting our city for the race.

Creator God, help us to build a new world in the midst
of the old.

Parking and entrance to the
area around St. John's will be
extremely limited!

A world where all workers are valued.
A world where those who clean houses are also able to
buy houses to live in.

A world where those who grow food can also afford to
eat their fill.

Plans are for the church to be
open 10:00-2:00. If anyone
wants to join in welcoming the
Bike Race to Richmond, please
contact Vivian White so we can
plan on carpooling.
white.vivian@gmail.com

A world where those who serve and care for others are,
themselves, also served and cared for.
We pray for the coming of a world where all workers
everywhere share in the abundance that you have given us.
We ask these things knowing that you give us the courage
and strength to live out our faith in the workplace and
the marketplace, as well as in the sanctuary.

Amen.

The Church Office will be
closed
on September 7

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Reiki I Class Saturday September 26
Reiki is a form of healing prayer that supports the
energy system in your body. Energy flows through all
living things. When your energy is blocked or low you
are more susceptible to illness. When your energy is
strong you can more easily deal with stress and are
less likely to get sick. Reiki is a technique that increases a
person’s supply of life energy.
Pastor Linda has been a Reiki master for 10 years. She is offering
another opportunity to take the Reiki I class for those who would
like to learn this summer. The class will be on July 25th from 10am to 7pm
at June Smyth’s home.
This class (usually costs $150 plus the cost of the manual), but for St. John’s friends and
members, you only need to pay for your manual which costs $25 with shipping from the
International Reiki Center. It is suggested that you reflect this difference in your offering to the
church acknowledging this gift from Pastor Linda.
The sign-up sheet and an envelope for your payment is on the bulletin board outside the Pastor’s office. You must register by
September 13th so we have time to get the manuals. If you want more information on Reiki there are brochures outside Pastor
Linda’s office.

Visitors and friends of
St. John’s who are interested in
exploring membership are
invited to join the pastor for an
inquirer’s class on Sunday,
October 11, following worship.
Please hold the date and contact
Linda for more information.

Welcome
Team
Leader

Bill Watson

Bill Watson

Sound
System

Mark Atkinson

Mark Atkinson

Acolytes

Savannah
Quick
Ashley Quick

Savannah
Quick
Ashley Quick

TBA

Abby and Chris
Ward

Bill Watson

Bill Watson

Lay Readers

Fellowship
Hosts
Nursery
Helpers
Tellers

Facilities

Altar Guild

Flowers

Erin Burnette
Georgianna
Stinnette
Sonny Darnell

Cheryl Goode
Arthur Dewey

Sept. 20

Sept. 27

BKE RACE……………..BIKE RACE…………….BIKE RACE……….. BIKE RACE………...BIKE RACE

Sept. 13

BKE RACE……………..BIKE RACE…………….BIKE RACE……….. BIKE RACE………...BIKE RACE

Sept. 6

Fellowship Coordinator:
Sal Anselmo 358-1696
Tellers Coordinator:
Bud Higgins 301-5059
Lay Readers Coordinator:
Sal Anselmo 358-1696
Altar Guild Coordinator:
Sonny Darnell 743-7528
Please find a substitute if you
are unable to perform your
ministry and contact your
team coordinator AND the
office to let them know who
will be filling in for you.
Thank you for making our
church ministries run
smoothly!

To order fresh flowers to be placed
on the altar in honor of a special
occasion or person or in
remembrance of someone, please
sign-up on the flower chart on the
bulletin board in the hallway near
the Pastor’s Office or contact Sonny
Darnell at 743-7528 or
kenandsonny@comcast.net
$45.00 for two beautiful bouquets.

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11:30 am NA Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry

7:00 pm Choir

5:30 pm Finance

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10 am Worship

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OFFICE
CLOSED

CARITAS

CARITAS

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10 am Worship
11:00 Youth Meeting

CHURCH WORK DAY
7-10 SJP

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BIKE RACE
Worship at First
Congregational UCC

6:30 pm Church
Council
7-10 SJP
7:30 Concert

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CARITAS

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10:00 am Staff
11:30 am NA Meeting
7-10 SJP

5 pm Card Ministry
7-10 SJP
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11:30 am NA Meeting
10:30 The Fellowship
5:30 pm W & Music
7:00 pm Choir

Office Closed

CARITAS

Pride Fest

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Office
Closed

9:30 am Committee
Chairs Meeting

CARITAS

CARITAS

CARITAS

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10:00 am Staff
Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry
5:30 pm Constitution
7-10 SJP

11:30 am NA Meeting

11:30 am NA Meeting
7-10 SJP

7:00 pm Choir

8:00 am Indian Orthodox

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BIKE RACE

BIKE RACE

BIKE RACE

BIKE RACE

BIKE RACE

BIKE RACE

1:30 pm Greenfield
Bible Study

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BIKE RACE

5:30 pm Constitution

Worship at First
Congregational UCC

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Office
Closed

7-10 SJP

10:00 am Staff
Meeting
11:30 am NA Meeting

11:30 am NA Meeting

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10:00 am Staff
Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry

11:30 am NA Meeting
7-10 SJP

Office
Closed

6:30 Way of
Prayer
7-10 SJP

September Birthdays
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8
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Anna Davis
Susan Minasian
Eddie Allen
Jeannette Drake
Margaret Reuthinger
Tom Cooper
David Pittman
Tom Oxenham

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30

Jeff Jacobs
Lee Ford
Karen-Marie Yust
Betty Pecka
Donald Ellwood
George Eliades
Ashley Quick
Pam Miller
Lucy Barrett