Mission Offering for June: Granholm Scholarship Fund (6/29/16)

Pastor Gregory and childrenRecognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund, in honor of Don and Mary Granholm, to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of our Special Funds portfolio in hope that the money will grow into a larger fund.  Through this fund we can provide a small gift that might be used for books or other needs.

To date we have received $655 toward our goal of $500.

Scholarship applications are a available in the Entryway or the church office. If you have questions, speak to Pastor Rick.

Mission Offering for June: Granholm Scholarship Fund (6/22/16)

Pastor Gregory and childrenRecognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund, in honor of Don and Mary Granholm, to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of our Special Funds portfolio in hope that the money will grow into a larger fund.  Through this fund we can provide a small gift that might be used for books or other needs.

To date we have received $410 toward our goal of $500.

Scholarship applications are a available in the Entryway or the church office. If you have questions, speak to Pastor Rick.

Mission Offering for June: Granholm Scholarship Fund (6/15/16)

Pastor Gregory and childrenRecognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund, in honor of Don and Mary Granholm, to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of our Special Funds portfolio in hope that the money will grow into a larger fund.  Through this fund we can provide a small gift that might be used for books or other needs.

To date we have received $410 toward our goal of $500.

Scholarship applications are a available in the Entryway or the church office. If you have questions, speak to Pastor Rick.

Mission Offering for June: Granholm Scholarship Fund (6/8/16)

Pastor Gregory and childrenRecognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund, in honor of Don and Mary Granholm, to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of our Special Funds portfolio in hope that the money will grow into a larger fund.  Through this fund we can provide a small gift that might be used for books or other needs.

To date we have received $160 toward our goal of $500.

Scholarship applications are a available in the Entryway or the church office. If you have questions, speak to Pastor Rick.

Special Mission Offering for June: Granholm Scholarship

students at First BaptistRecognizing the tremendous costs for higher education, we began the Don and Mary Granholm Scholarship fund to help support our own youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. At our Quarterly Business Meeting in April 2014, the congregation voted to seed a scholarship fund through one of our special offerings. The Mission Task Team has scheduled this offering for the month of June. The offering received for this year will be added to the fund that is now a part of Special Funds, allowing it to grow into a larger fund.

While we cannot hope to provide full scholarships as other institutions are able to do, we can provide a small token that might be used for books or other needs.

Our goal for this offering this year is $500.

Scholarship applications are available on the Mission Table in the Narthex, or in the church office, and are due back to the Granholm Scholarship Committee by June 20th.

Carolyn Shepard

Note from Pastor Rick (6/1/2016)

James Poe, violinLast Sunday we continued “violin month,” as we listened to the beautiful playing of James Poe. James will play for us again on June 19 before heading off to New York City for seven weeks of study with Itzhak Perlman. We also concluded Peace Month with a focus on “Peace Now!” and a spirited discussion of Daniel Shapiro’s Negotiating the Nonnegotiable.

This month as we center on our own children and youth, celebrating graduations and the end of the school year, and raising funds for the Granholm Scholarship Fund, our theme will be “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss.” The beloved children’s author and illustrator, Theodore Seuss Geisel, dispensed wit and wisdom for children of all ages, from one to 100. Each Sunday we will focus on one or more of his works, along with the Ancient Word to see what together they might teach us as people of faith.

This Sunday is Youth Sunday. Pastor Gregory, along with our children and youth, will be leading us in worship. The book they’ve chosen is the classic graduation gift, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. We will also celebrate Communion. Adult Spiritual Formation is on hiatus for the summer. Sunday will be our bi-monthly Lunch Bunch,

June 12 we will begin patio hour and June 19 we will hold our first cook out of the summer in honor of Father’s Day. If you’d be willing to host Patio Hour or help with the cook out, please sign up on the sheet in the Entryway. Also, on June 12, Grace Baptist Church in San Jose will be hosting the annual spring gathering of the Pacific Coast Baptist Association. The theme is “Communications in the Church.” There will be worship at 2:30 PM, followed by a panel on which I am participating, ending with dinner. Registration forms are available in the Entryway and office, or you can let me know if you’d like to attend. Registration deadline is Monday, June 6.

Join us for any of these opportunities beginning with Sunday at 10:00 AM. Invite your family and friends, neighbors and colleagues, acquaintances and strangers to join us on the journey.

Together, let us strive…to know God’s love!

Pastor Rick

 

Mission Offering for June: Granholm Scholarship Fund

Pastor Gregory and childrenRecognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund, in honor of Don and Mary Granholm, to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of our Special Funds portfolio in hope that the money will grow into a larger fund.  Through this fund we can provide a small gift that might be used for books or other needs. Our goal for this offering is $500!

Scholarship apllications are a available in the Entryway or the church office. If you have questions, speak to Pastor Rick.

Pictures: June 21, 2015

June 21, 2015
We remembered the nine in the tragic shooting at the AME church in Charleston, SC . We had visitors from Australia, Oklahoma and LA.. Pastor Rick reminded youth and children to love themselves as well
as others. The Special Mission offering for June is the Granholm Scholarship Fund to support youth in our own congregation.

(Photos by Jin Chin)

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June Mission Offering Update: Scholarships (6/10/15)

Scholarship awardThe special Mission Offering for the month of June is the Don and Mary Granholm Scholarship Fund.

Recognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund in honor of Don and Mary Granhom to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of our Special Funds portfolio in hope that the money will grow into a larger fund. Through this fund we can provide a small gift that might be used for books or other needs.

We have received $100 toward our goal of $500.

Youth Sunday

Rev. Rick MixonThis coming Sunday is Youth Sunday at FBCPA. Doug and our children and youth have been working on a wonderful service in the spirit of Pentecost. The theme is “Alive in the Spirit: Dreams and Visions. Doug will be preaching, Clara Ramirez, graduating from high school will offer a reflection and we will celebrate Communion. This is a great opportunity for us to support our remarkable children and youth as well as Doug Davidson and Elizabeth Ramirez who work with them faithfully. We will also recognize those who are making transitions from one level of education to another.

Though it appears we will not be giving a scholarship this year, I still encourage you to give as generously as you can to the special offering for the Granholm Scholarship Fund. Building up that fund so that we have resources to give scholarship as needed in the future is very important. Thanks to Laura Garcia who has made a generous donation to the fund in memory of her sister, Janice.

If anyone is interested in going with me to the PCBA Spring Conference in Alameda please let me know as soon as possible. I will also give a plug for The Choral Project Concert in our Sanctuary Friday night at 8:00 PM. I think you will find the music will be moving and fun. Remember children and youth can come free if they obtain passes.

In Adult Spiritual Formation, we continue with the series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth.” The videos are challenging and informative and our discussions have been spirited as usual. This week we will look at an “Evolutionary Christianity” as we consider what it means for us a followers of Christ to live into an “evolutionary paradigm” rather than a static one in terms of how we see and understand the world.

Please plan to be here by 10:00 AM for worship and Sunday School, followed by Adult Spiritual Formation.

May we continue to grow together as God’s people.

Pastor Rick