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.

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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.