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

June Mission Offering Update: Scholarships (6/3/15)

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.

Our goal for this offering is $500!