Our Mission Team is coordinating our support for a family who lost everything in a fire that devastated their apartment building in Hollister on Saturday, January 6, 2024.    The family of three includes a mother, father, and a toddler son.  The mother received burns in the fire and is now being treated with skin grafts; she’s expected to be in the hospital 4 to 6 more weeks.  A friend of the family is helping watch the son while the mother is in the hospital.  See more about the fire in this KION online article. If you can donate clothing and/or gift cards, please bringRead More →

Get your “Good News” newsletter for January-February 2024 here! In this issue: Pastor’s Prose: What is important in 2024? Jan. 4: Book study begins, “Grace Can Lead Us Home” by Kevin Nye Jan. 14:  Leadership Team meets to set 2024 goals Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday service begins Lent Mission & Outreach: 2023 growth, looking ahead to 2024 Lessons from our Sunday School children Leadership Team for 2024 and more! Please send articles and photos for March-April issue by February 26 to the Newsletter Coordinator.  Read More →

Our Leadership Team will meet on Sunday, January 14, after the worship service, to set our goals for 2024.  We usually set 3-5 goals for the year.  Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.  If you can’t attend the meeting, but have suggestions for our goals in 2024, please send those suggestions to Pastor Linda or a member of the Leadership team. Our goals follow the “SMART” approach: S = Specific – What, why, when, where M = Measurable – may include milestones A = Attainable, achievable R = Realistic, relevant T = Time-bound As an example, a goal would be like this:  Do (somethingRead More →

Beginning on January 4, the Mission and Outreach Committee is sponsoring a 5-session Thursday evening supper and study. We will be reading the book “Grace Can Lead us Home – A Christian Call to End Homelessness” by minister and homeless services advocate Kevin Nye. Dates: Jan. 4 & 18, Feb. 1, 15 & 29. Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm Location: Home of Susan and John Armstrong (for address, please check the Sunday bulletin, the Jan-Feb 2024 Good News, or contact the church office or Susan & John) You will find this very readable book full of practical information and inspiring theology.  (Learn more about theRead More →