JULY/AUGUST

2015
Volume 29.7

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:

My hope for this summer at
St. John’s is that it will be all about
creating relationships, having fun
together, and getting to know each
other. That will continue to be part
of our summer. And I am thankful
to all those who are arranging for
groups to meet so I can meet with
each of you in small group
settings.
The building has
decided that it will
be a player in our
summer as well.
Please look for
Bryan’s report in
this Messenger
regarding our
chiller and our elevator, among other items. Our leadership will be gathering info
and you should expect a special congregational meeting once we are clear about
options.

stjohnsrichmondoffice@verizon.net

Web Site:

stjohnsrichmond.org

Published monthly
© 2015 St John’s UCC

I know there is some anxiety about fall and what September will look like with the bike race.

This is the plan so far:
On September 13th which would normally be
launch Sunday, we will have a work day. Come
to church ready to stay for lunch and then get
our church to shine for the visitors who will come
to Richmond for the races. We are still working
on finding out what the realities will be on
September 19th and 27th but we will probably
have options. Those who would like to be here at
St John’s welcoming visitors will be able to that,
to worship and to offer hospitality. Those who
want to avoid the downtown will have opportunity
to gather elsewhere or at a time when the race is
not a problem.

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PRESENTATIONS FROM THE CONGREGATION
Bible from Lectern – We entrust to your
care this bible as a symbol of your call to be
our preacher and teacher of God’s Word.
Chalice and Shell – We entrust to your care
this shell and chalice as symbols of your call
to lead us in the sacraments of baptism and
communion.
Basin and Towel – We present to you this
basin and towel as symbols of your call to
servant leadership and our call to follow in
service and ministry to our neighbors.
Heart – We present to you this heart as a
symbol of your call to love and care for the
heart beating in each one of us.
Hard Hat – We present to you this hard hat
as a symbol of our shared desire to rebuild
St. John’s into a thriving congregation
blending the best practices of our past with a
new vision for our future.

Welcome Mat - We present to you this
welcome mat in the hope that you will lead
us in welcoming all, both those who come
through the front door and those who enter
through the back.
Mixer – We present to you this mixer… so
you can make us more cookies… and we
can get to know one another as we enjoy
them together.

Rev. Harvey Joyner, Senior Pastor at First Congregational
UCC of Chesterfield presented the following Charge to the
St. John’s Congregation:
Fellow faith trekees, members & friends of St. John’s United Church of
Christ: With guidance of God’s Spirit, you have called Linda Higgins to be
your pastor, to lead you in the way of Jesus.
So, I charge you -Encourage her. Respect her decisions. Follow as she guides you. Pay for
her fairly and provide for her welfare as she works among you. Stand by
her in troubles and share her joys. Listen to the word she preaches, hear
as she teaches, welcome her pastoral care, and honor her calling, as she
seeks to follow the way of Jesus. Re-dedicate yourselves to the gospel
and give yourselves to God's renewing power. Place your whole selves in
service of others, that God’s “reign” might be evident in your lives
and in our world.
And may the Spirit within you shine in all you do. Amen!

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Hello All,
June marked the beginning of the new council term. We have four new Council members this year: Elisabeth Burnette, Johanna
Gilbert, Scott Siefert and Don Warren. We are very thankful that they felt called to serve on Council and share their gifts with St.
John’s. Together the new and continuing Council members are very excited about the opportunities that await us this upcoming year.
Before beginning our monthly report, I personally wish to thank Betsy Bighinatti and Karen-Marie Yust for their tireless leadership and
service to St. John’s. While no longer members of Council, both Betsy and Karen-Marie continue to serve St. John’s; Betsy on the
Finance Committee and the Endowment Board and Karen-Marie on the Constitution and Bylaws task force. As you have a chance
please extend a big thank you to each of these ladies.
The Council has elected to hold two council meetings each month. Our standard monthly meeting continues to be the second
Monday of each month starting at 6:30 PM. The second meeting, as needed, will be the forth Sunday of each month beginning 30
minutes after our service. In June we agreed to the following;
 Support Erin Burnette in her call to ordained ministry by supporting her through the people in discernment process with the Potomac Association..
 Perform an audit of St. John’s financial processes. We will engage Lane & Associates, P.C to conduct the audit. The objectives
of the audit are to document how St. John’s collects, spends and accounts for its cash flow and to provide recommendations on
operational efficiencies, cost savings and how to mitigate potential conflict of interests.
 Renew the Parking Lot Rental contract with Metro Group. We will increase the rental fee to $45.00 per month per parking spot.
Please reach out to Bryan Anderegg if you have any questions.
Also in June, a Council Nominating Committee consisting of Elisabeth Burnette, Gary Beasley, Cheryl Goode and Vivian White was
formed to fill a council vacancy. If you feel called to serve on Council please reach out to anyone on the Nominating Committee.
Just as we did this past spring, during the next three weeks we will have ballots available in the Sunday program for anyone who
wishes to express their interest in being a member of council. The vacancy is for the second year of a two year term and will
conclude in May of 2016. We will have a Congregational Meeting in August to vote on the committee’s nomination to fill the council
vacancy.
Just like Council, there is a mixture of new and returning Committee Chairs. On page 4 of this newsletter you will find a list of the
committees and the chairs. There are many opportunities to share your gifts of talent and time. The Committee’s most in need of
our help are the Facilities, Mission and Outreach and Administration/ Personnel Committee. If you are interested in participating on
any of the committees please contact the Committee Chair or myself.
On July 11th the committee chairs and council members will begin what I hope will continue to be shared awareness and collaboration
on the many activities coming up for the remainder of this year and as we begin to outline our Church calendar for 2016.
I am closing with one final thought. As you all know, our new Sr.
Pastor was installed on June 20th. This is an exciting time for us
and a great time to reflect on if and/or how St. John’s will evolve.
What is your vision for St. John’s? What do you want St. John’s to
be known for? The answer to these questions and many others
may have a profound impact on how we move forward in the years
to come. Linda has asked you to express your vision each
Sunday via the notebooks set in each of the pews. Council also
wants to know your vision, your wishes, your concerns and we are
planning to reach out to you to find out what is on your mind and in
your heart.
Peace.
Desiree McNeice

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Church Council
Desiree McNiece President
Arthur Dewey Vice President
Elisabeth Burnette Secretary
Bryan Anderegg
Helena DeLigt
Johanna Gilbert
Jeff Hetzer
Scott Siefert
Laura Totty
Don Warren
Vivian White

Administration Comm.
Made up of Church Council officers:

Desiree McNiece
Arthur Dewey
Elisabeth Burnette

Finance
Jeff Hetzer Chair
Jeff Jacobs
Don Stiegler
Tony Sharpenstein
Betsy Bighinatti
Bud Higgins
Adrianne Dery

Audit Committee
Adrianne Dery
Denise Martin
Chris Ward

Facilities
Bryan Anderegg Chair
Richard Bighinatti
Adrianne Dery
Bud Higgins
Jeff Jacobs
Joe McGreggor
Dale Totty
Bill Watson

Treasurer

Worship and Music
Sonny Darnell Chair
Sal Anselmo
Anita Sharpenstein
Shirley Townsend
Johanna Gilbert
Vivian White

Mission and Outreach
Don Warren Chair
Elisabeth Burnette
Bill Watson
(more to be added)

Christian Formation
Arthur Dewey Co-chair
Kristina Gilbert Co-chair
Kathy Coulibaly
Steve Plymale

Fritz Will, IV

The Fellowship
Lynda Merry President
Laura Siff
Dorothy Cook
June Smyth
Anna Oxenham

Personnel/Human Resources
(to be filled)

Constitution and By Laws Task
Force
Helena DeLigt Chair
Kim Vann
Steve Plymale
Karen-Marie Yust

Staff

Congregational Life And Care
Kim Vann
Helena DeLigt
Jeff Jacobs
Laura Totty
Don Warren
Cheryl Goode

Linda Higgins
revlinda@stjohnsrichmond.org
610-310-3955
804-873-0220

Trustees
Rob Osborn
Sarah Allen
Jeff Jacobs

Endowment Board
Beth Oxenham President
Betsy Bighinatti
Elisabeth Burnette
Bud Higgins
Jeff Hetzer
Don Stiegler
Tony Sharpenstein
Sonny Darnell

Julia Eliades
juliaeliades@stjohnsrichmond.org
804-360-1260
804-873-0220
Diane Semach
office@stjohnsrichmond.org
Shirley Townsend
mrtuba@netzero.net
Ulysses Hall

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St. John’s UCC 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. And our building needs us to live out our mission
statement as we seek to repair and improve our facilities.
Our Church Building is now ninety four plus years old. We have
a sixty seven year old chiller system as the work-horse of our
air conditioning, a twenty four year old elevator, and many
original parts to this beautiful church. These items have lived
out there life expectancy. As Facilities committee, Council, and
Trustees are called together to vet solutions and improvements
to meet the physical needs of our church building, we are
gathering best information and practices to improve and repair
our building. Those who feel called to share knowledge, time
and talents in gathering and discerning technical information
and building improvement sources, please contact me, Bryan
Anderegg, at banderegg2003@yahoo.com or let me know in
church of your interest please. The Facilities Committee will be
meeting Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30 pm to plan tasks for this
work.
Our plan is to review a minimum of three proposals for each of
these projects, seek best practices and information on code,
sustainability, and costs, and vet bids and solutions to our
building needs. We will keep all of us, the Congregation of St.
John’s UCC, in the loop so to speak of the information we
gather. Then we will call together the whole church in
congregational meeting to put into application our mission
statement. Where all will seek guidance and direction and
share our love for our church’s future. Thank you for your
presence, positive support, participation and prayers in the task
of caring for our facility and making it useful to our ministries.

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Your Constitution &
Bylaws committee
continues its work to
update and revise St.
John’s constitution and
bylaws, taking into
consideration all input
received during our
feedback sessions in
March and April. Once
complete, we plan to
present both the Constitution and the Bylaws to the
congregation. This way, you will be able to view and vote on
both the Constitution, which will contain all the necessary
basic elements, and the Bylaws, which will include all the
supporting information, as complementary documents.
We hope to create a Constitution that will remain relevant
and stand the test of time, while the Bylaws may of necessity
change periodically, as St. John’s continues to evolve and
grow.
We will keep you informed of progress throughout the
summer.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Helena DeLigt

Peace be with you,
Bryan Anderegg (Facilities Chair)

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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Discretionary Fund and Koinonia Fund
CARITAS at St. John’s
September 5 - 12
September 5th we will be welcoming our CARITAS guests for a
week (9/5 – 9/12). We will be housing and feeding them as we
did at the same time last year. Watch your bulletin for announcements on how you can help make our guests feel welcome.

UCC Standing in Solidarity
The UCC - through the Disaster Ministries Emergency USA
Fund - has set up a special account to collect donations to
assist the African-American churches which have been recently
attacked by arsonists. If you would like to contribute to this,
please make your donation payable to St. John’s and clearly
mark in the memo line that it is to go to “Disaster Ministries
USA.”

Please remember that Pastor Linda and the Church Council
use the Discretionary Fund to help our local neighbors in
need and the Koinonia Fund to help our members facing
emergencies. Both of these funds need your constant, and
regular donations to allow us to minister to others.

MEN’S MISSION GROUP
Breakfast - July 19
Our men met recently and are eager to organize into a
vibrant, and responsive fellowship and mission-minded
group. On Sunday, July 19, during the Congregational
Breakfast, the men will again gather separately with smiles,
enthusiasm and ideas for what You can do to help out at St.
John's! Please join us at 9:00 am. All men are invited. See
Sonny Darnell if you have any questions.

July 26
Celebrating
Families

St. John’s UCC
Sunday, July 26
11:30 am till 1:30pm

Bounce House
Games
Food

Community - wide event!
All are invited!

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Christian Formation Committee
We thank Arthur Dewey and Kristina Gilbert who have graciously agreed to co-chair the Christian Formation ministry in the
upcoming year. Please speak to one or both of them if you are interested in participating on the committee, have ideas about
classes or programs, or just want to talk about your own desires for Christian Formation. We also welcome Kathy Coulibaly to this
ministry. We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Congratulations New members!
Congratulations to our new members
Cammie Allen,
Ashley Quick,
Josh Lyle,
and Bryan Etter.
What a meaningful and uplifting service of
confirmation they led on June 7th. Please
continue to support these young people as
they seek to contribute their time and talents
to God’s realm.

Reaching out to our Neighbors at Greenfield Through Bible Study
St. John’s is reaching out to our neighbors offering a bible study for
all residents as well as our own St. John’s members at the Greenfield Assisted Living home, on Allen and Grace Streets one block
from the church. We will meet from 1:30 -2:30 PM on the 3rd
Wednesday of each month (upcoming dates are July 15 and August
19). Currently, Steve Plymale is leading a Bible study on the Lord’s
Prayer. Just come as you are for this special opportunity to study
with others in our neighborhood. When you walk in just ask the receptionist at the front desk where to find us!

BIBLE STUDY
Summer Programing for Children
During the months of July and August our children continue to
engage bible stories in fresh ways using a variety
of hands-on activities.
In June, using Legos and Duplo blocks children created their
own version of the creation story. Young children are invited
to participate in our summer Sunday morning program
during the 10 am worship time
(children leave worship after the children’s message).

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July and August Worship Schedule
July 5

July 12

July 19
July 26

TEXT

SERMON

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Mark 6:1-13

Empowering Power

591
306
76

Forgiveness

475
46
478

Wherever You Are

24
531
553

God’s Abundance

419
347
495

Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

Welcome Teams--- We need help!
We have listed all members who are presently on a
Welcome Team. The Captain of each team is listed and
they will contact you to remind you of your Sundays coming
up. The Team is made up of members, a Sound and
Facilities person. The Messenger always has the month’ s
schedule… please make sure to print yours from the
internet or pick up a copy outside of Diane’s office., so you
may keep up with the schedule.
We are in need of a Captain for team number #5…. Can
you help us? We are additionally looking for new members
for each team. Look at the list below and pick a team you
would like to be part of and let us know. Our welcome at
the door is very important, as the first impression we make
with a visitor is lasting!!! Please help us fill our ranks on the
teams.
Each team is on a two week cycle and then off for eight
weeks.
Please make contact with Betsy Bighinatti -502-1007 or
Diane in the office 358-9291 if you are willing to be part of
the team at St. John’s

WELCOME TEAMS

Team OneRichard Bighinatti- Captain- 502-1005
Betsy Bighinatti-501-1007
Beth Steigler- 272-3792
Don Stiegler- 272-3792
Don Warren- 398-4597
Scott Seifert - 350-0826
Sound: Richard Bighinatti
Facilities: Richard Bighinatti
Acolyte: Josh Lyle
Team TwoLynn Snyder- 550-3928- Captain
Jeff Hetzer- 550-3928
Sam Dalton- 703-587-8886
Johanna Gilbert- 405-6225
Sound: Chris Ward - 240-2361
Facilities- Joe McGregor- 301-7891
Acolytes: Hank, Cammie, Eddie Allen
Team ThreeBill Watson: Captain- 873-2837
Denise Martin-262-5715
Pam Miller- 320-1226
Jeff Jacobs- 201- 361- 9887
Sal Anselmo—3591696
Laura Totty- 320-7631
Sound- Mark Atkinson
Facilities- Bill Watson
Acolytes: Savannah & Ashley Quick

HYMNS

Team FourDoug Waldrop- Captain 357- 2566
Kim Vann- 310-6858
Desiree McNiece- 513-9256
Arthur Dewey- 672-7819
Linda Merry-756-0270
Dorothy Cook-- 675-9269
Sound- Jeff Michel- 346-9785
Facilities- Bud Higgins- 301-5059
Acolytes: Bryan Etter
Team FiveXXXXXXXXXXXX - CaptainXXXXXXXXXX
Erin Burnette- 775-2691
Billy Poarch- 359-6131
Vivian White- 379-2049
Cheryl Goode-901-6594
Sound- David Pittman- 747-6323
Facilities– XXXXXXXXXXXX
Acolyte: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCHEDULE:
Team 3 = June 27, July 5
Team 4 = July 12, 19
Team 5 = July 26, Aug 2
Team 1 = Aug 9, 16
Team 2 = Aug 23, 30

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St. John’s Financial Picture YTD as of 5-31-15
2015 Budget

Budget YTD

Actual YTD

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

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

$45,833
$4,583
$61,646

$43,164
$5,851
$57,102

$36,000
$284,200

$15,000
$127,062

$1,271
$107,388

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

71,555
11,535
50,681
6,208
15,000
154,979

60,958
14,391
60,228
3,853
$0
139,430

Income/Expenses Total
surplus (deficit)

(100,721)

(27,917)

(32,042)

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 improvements

Central Atlantic Conference Report from Scott Siefert and
Cheryl Goode
It was a pleasure and an honor for us to represent St John’s UCC at the Central Atlantic

Conference. We had a full schedule of events including inspirational worship (we ending our
conference with a powerful worship service lead by Rev. Cameron Thimble where she challenged us to be as passionate about our
faith as we are about other things like for instance our sports teams or possibly even our donut choice), procedural meetings (our
conference voted in favor of presenting legislation authorizing physician assistance in dying. This subject predictably had strong
opinions during the discussion on both sides of this issue), and thought provoking seminars (Dismantling the New Jim Crow” Mr.
Frank Bolden shared many disheartening statistics and facts entailing how African-Americans are disproportionately incarcerated.
Many resources were made available to further learn about what is happening and what can be done. “Recapturing our Stories:
Responding to Stereotypes in New and Traditional Media”...Cheryl Lanza, a public policy director of the UCC’s media Justice Ministry
gave us an opportunity to reflect on the positive and negative ways that we have been depicted in media in regards to our race, age,
sex, and in any other defining way).
We can report that the state of the conference is strong. We are growing. We added four churches and are doing excellent work
through our Church’s Wider Mission.

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Ladies Night Out

VCU Welcome August 15

Ladies, let’s get together for dinner on Friday, August 7, 6:00 pm
Location TBD. Contact Adrianne Dery, 262 7072, if you’d like to
come so we can make reservations.

On August 15th excited students and anxious parents will
be flooding our neighborhood on move-in day for Virginia
Commonwealth University. Let’s extend to them our
extravagant hand of welcome providing cool beverages
and hot dogs, giving them a space to park and rest, and
maybe even carrying a load or two.

“Getting to Know You…”
Throughout July and August, St John’s congregation will be given
an opportunity to gather together in small groups for a time of
fellowship. The purpose of these informal gatherings will be to
allow everyone a chance to get to know Reverend Linda Higgins
better and for her to get to know you!
Some people have
agreed to host
these gatherings
at their home and
others will hold
them at church.
The gatherings are grouped loosely by geographic area. The
Congregational Life & Care Committee (Kim Vann, Chair) is
coordinating this effort and if you were unintentionally not contacted
by a host or if you aren’t able to attend a specific gathering, please
contact the church office by July 26th and speak to Julia Eliades
(358-9291, ext 12).

Selfies Wanted at St. John’s
Everyone, come and have your picture taken in the St. John’s
photo booth! So,
not really a cell
phone “selfie” but a
real photograph
taken by our
congregational life
and care ministry
who are putting
together an
informal picture
directory.
Pictures are a great way to get to know each other. The photo
booth has been set up in the children’s library area in the hallway
next to the Parlor.

Watch for more information about how you might
participate. For now, please but the date on your
calendar and plan to come and offer “welcome to the
neighborhood”!

Bowling League

If you are interested in bowling, come on out to Hanover
Lanes on July 15th at 6:30 pm. Josh Lyle is our
organizer and the bowling will begin at 7:00 pm. If you
have any questions, please call the Church Office or see
Josh. It will be a fun time and we may want to make it a
regular occurrence!!!

Web Site Development
You may have noticed that our website is under
construction this summer. The congregational life and
care ministry is working with Arn Mutia to update our web
page. If you are interested in helping with this project,
speak to Arn on Sunday mornings or contact Julia
Eliades, 358-9291, ext 12.

We will be taking pictures on July 12, 19, 26, and August 2nd
starting at 9:30 am and immediately following the worship
service.
Watch for more information about signing up or just come ready to
smile and say “cheese”! Everyone is invited to have your picture
taken – new visitors to our church or long time members.

Www.stjohnsrichmond.org

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Reiki at St John’s
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.
I, Pastor Linda, have been a Reiki master for 10 years.
This is a gift I want to share with you the members of St John’s
so I am offering a Reiki I and a Reiki II class for those who would like to learn this
summer. I will teach Reiki I on July 25th from 10am to 7pm and Reiki II on August 29
also from 10-7. Each of these classes if you were to pay for them would cost $150
plus the cost of the manual. To register at St John’s you will need to pay for your
manual which costs $25 with shipping from the international Reiki Center. I ask that
other than the purchase of the manual in your offering to the church you acknowledge
the gift the church is giving you.
The sign-up sheet and an envelope for your payment is on the bulletin board outside
the Pastor’s office. You must register by July 19th so I have time to get the manuals. If
you want more information on Reiki there are brochures outside my office.

Dear
Members
and
Friends of
St John’s,

A Rockin’ Tale of Snow WhiteSt John’s Community Players Report
A big Thank you to Anita and Tony Sharpenstein and
Amber dePass for their dedicated commitment in this
production. The performances were attended by 450 local
day care children and another 300 guests over 8 performances. There were 22 children in the production. A
special thank you to the crew who made this production
possible!

Thank you for everything you each did to make the installation the wonderful event that it was.
I want to especially thank Julia and Diane for all they did behind the
scenes to get us ready for the day. I thank Sonny and all of the worship,
welcome and music people for making the sanctuary ready, the music
wonderful and the welcome given to all our visitors.
I am deeply appreciative of Elizabeth who took the lead on the reception
and all who baked and set up the wonderful tea for celebration. I thank
Ulysses as well as the St John’s players for making the church clean and
ready for our celebration.
And to all who agreed to participate sing and lead us in celebration my
humble thanks.

Thank You,
Linda

July 5

July 12 July 19

July 26

Aug 2

Aug 9

Aug 16

Aug 23

Aug 30

Welcome
Team
Leader

Bill Watson

Doug
Waldrop

Doug
Waldrop

TBA

TBA

Richard
Bighinatti

Richard
Bighinatti

Lynn Snyder

Lynn Snyder

Sound
System

Mark
Atkinson

Jeff Michel

Jeff Michel

David
Pittman

David
Pittman

Richard
Bighinatti

Richard
Bighinatti

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Acolytes

Savannah
and Ashley
Quick

Bryan Etter

Bryan Etter

TBA

TBA

Josh Lyle

Josh Lyle

Hank,
Cammie,
Eddie Allen

Hank,
Cammie,
Eddie Allen

Sal
Anselmo

Christine
Hagan

Elisabeth
Burnette

Hank
Harman

Fellowship
Hosts

Elisabeth
Burnette

Vivian
White

Nursery
Helpers

TBA

Chris and
Abby Ward

Laura Totty

TBA

TBA

Chris and
Abby Ward

Laura Totty

TBA

Martha
Cook

Rob Osborn

Sonny
Darnell

Sonny
Darnell

Jeff Michel

Jeff Michel

Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs

Mark Souza

Mark Souza

Dorothy
Cook

Dorothy
Cook

Denise
Martin

Denise
Martin

Iola Miller

Iola Miller

Betsy
Bighinatti

Betsy
Bighinatti

TBA

TBA

Richard
Bighinatti

Richard
Bighinatti

Joe
McGreggor

Joe
McGreggor

Charlotte
Quick

Bryan
Anderegg

Sonny
Darnell

Johanna
Gilbert

Lay Readers

Tellers

Tony
Sharpenstein

Facilities

Bill Watson

Altar Guild

Dorothy
Cook

Cheryl
Goode

Charlotte
Quick

Bryan
Anderegg

Sonny
Darnell

Arthur
Dewey

Sonny
Darnell

Johanna
Gilbert

Flowers

Bud Higgins Bud Higgins

Elisabeth
Burnette

Erin Burnette Cheryl Goode Dorothy Cook
Georgianne
Stinnett

Arthur
Dewey

Sonny
Darnell

2015
5

6

10 am Worship

12
9 :30 and 11:00 PHOTOS

10 am Worship

11:30 Congregation Life Mtg.

19
9:00 am Congregational
Breakfast
9 :30 and 11:00 PHOTOS

7
10:00 am Staff
11:30 am NA Meeting
5:45 pm Search Team

13
6:30 pm Church
Council
.

1

2

5 pm Card Ministry

11:30 am NA Meeting

8

9
11:30 am NA Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry
.

5:30 pm Worship &
Music

14

15

16

10:00 am Staff
Meeting

1:30 pm Greenfield
Bible Study
5 pm Card Ministry
5:30 pm Constitution

11:30 am NA Meeting

11:30 am NA Meeting
6:30 pm Facilities

6:30 Bowling

20

21

5:30 pm Constitution
and Bylaws Mtg.

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

22

23

5 pm Card Ministry

27

28

29

10:00 am Staff
Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry

11:30 am NA Meeting

10 am Worship

3
Office
Closed
10
Office
Closed

4
Choir Picnic

11
9:30 am Committee
Chairs Meeting

17
Office
Closed

18

24
Office
Closed

25
10am-7pm Reiki Training

11:15 Christian Formation

26
9 :30 and 11:00 PHOTOS

10 am Worship
11:30 –1:30
Family Day

30

31
Office
Closed

11:30 am NA Meeting

July Birthdays
2
2
4
5
6
7
10
10
10
10

Richard Bighinati
Bill Watson
Lynda Merry
Ashur Caraher
Camie Allen
Erin Burnette
Sal Anselmo
Allen Caraher
Michael Yust
Laura Siff

10
20
21
22
22
28
29

Wyndham Anderson
Will Atkinson
Lynn Snyder
Hank Harman
Diane Semach
Jeanne Wigand
Kim Vann
Arthur Dewey

2015
1

2

3

4

9 :30 and 11:00 PHOTOS

10:00 am Staff
Meeting

10 am Worship

11:30 am NA Meeting

9
10 am Worship

16

10
6:30 pm Church
Council
.

17

9:00 am Congregational
Breakfast

23

24

6
11:30 am NA Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry
.

12
5 pm Card Ministry

18

19

20
11:30 am NA Meeting

5 pm Card Ministry

11:30 am NA Meeting

1:30 pm Greenfield
Bible Study

25

26

11:30 am NA Meeting

8

6 pm Women Out to
Dinner

13

NEWSLETTER
ARTICLES DUE

10:00 am Staff
Meeting

5:30 pm Worship &
Music

7 Office
Closed

11:30 am NA Meeting

11:30 am NA Meeting

10:00 am Staff
Meeting

10 am Worship

10 am Worship

11
10:00 am Staff
Meeting

5

27

5 pm Card Ministry
11:30 am NA Meeting
.

14
Office
Closed
21
Office
Closed
28

15
VCU Move In Day

22
3:00 Altar Guild Meeting

29

Office
Closed

10am-79m Reiki Training

August Birthdays
1
2
5
5
9
9
13
16
16

Manfred Schumacher
Sue Foltz
Alex Caldwell
Abby Ward
Deniz Michel
Vivian White
Ginna Dalton
Dreama Terrill
Lydia Woods

20
20
22
22
22
23
26
26
28

Ray Pollard
Jennifer Eads
Adrianne Dery
James Cook
Don Warren
Josh Lyle
Jeff Michel
Thomas Viergever
Norman Pecka