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Mentors-in-Action

Mentors-in-Action, College Avenue’s mentoring program pairing community volunteers with Modesto High students, will be holding a mentor training Saturday, September 27, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, at 1341 College Avenue, Fireside Room.   We welcome any of you who are interested in developing a friendship with a teen and helping him/her achieve potential in school and in life.

The students may be disadvantaged economically, but they are academically able and part of a program that prepares them for college.  A minimum of four hours a month and a year’s commitment are required. If you are interested in attending the training or have questions or concerns, please call Sharon Froba at 521-7265.

Memorial Service for Don Lundberg

A memorial service for long-time member Don Lundberg  (August 11, 1915 – June 26, 2014) will be held on August 17, at 2:00PM.  The service will be outdoors at a ranch located at 1583 Old Tim Bell Road in Waterford.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend and bring your own lawn chair.  Contact Doris Geisler at dogeisler@sbcglobal.net or phone 209-576-2688.  Remembrances can be made to the Sierra Club at 85 Second St. Second Floor, San Francisco, CA. 94105.  www. cvobituraries.com.

MoPride Spaghetti Feed Fundraising

Spaghetti Feed Fundraising event to benefit Modesto Pride.
Tickets for the dinner are $7.25 for single, family of four is $25.00.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 and will be sold throughout the evening.
contact person: James Brown at 209-846-0636 or email gaygay209@gmail.com

Young Adult Gathering

Young Adult Pizza Gathering, Saturday August 9, 5pm, Round Table Pizza, 2401 E. Orangeburg. Join Pastor Michael and the Young Adult Group for pizza and conversation. For adults 35 and under. Bring your friends!

 

Center Stage Conservatory production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

You can support and encourage one of our  youngest new members of CACC by attending and enjoying a production she’s been working with all summer.    Pansy Plata plays several roles in the Center Stage Conservatory production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Performances are this Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26,  at 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 27,  at 2:00 pm.   The theater space is in the basement of an office building on the corner of 11th and J in Modesto (address is 948 11th, entrance is on J Street. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students.

New Support Group

The new Mental Health Support Group Class that began Tuesday, July 8 will continue to meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Youth Building, through December 2014.

This group is for those who have mental health issues, their family and friends. This is not a therapy group, but a gathering of people who can share support, resources, and a sense of hope.

Facilitator: Chaplain Erin King

 

Art Gifford’s Memorial Service

Our Friend Art Gifford passed away on April 8 in Denver Colorado.  A celebration of Art’s life will be held at College Avenue Congregational Church at 11am, on Saturday, Jue 14.  A potluck luncheon will follow.   A sign up sheet will be available in the back of the Sanctuary.

All-church Barbecue & Pool Party

Friday, June 13, 5:30pm, Margaret Ritchey’s home.

Bring a side dish to share! All are welcome!

Holy Week 2014

Holy Week – Sunday, April 13 to Sunday, April 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   During Holy Week, we recount the final events in the life of Jesus, ending with his execution for proclaiming a radical message inviting all to live God’s dream of a Kingdom where forgiveness, compassion, and self-giving replace the ways of judgment, power, and division.

Palm Sunday Service – Sunday, April 13, 10am. Before the service we gather outside the sanctuary around a giant street-puppet of Jesus. To remember Jesus’ triumphant march into Jerusalem on the final week of his life, the young people follow behind Jesus leading us in a procession around the youth building, up the sidewalk, and into the sanctuary to continue our worship service.  Childcare provided. 

Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday, April 17, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary.  Come and celebrate Jesus’ institution of a special meal to help us connect to God and each other in one Spirit, and a ritual of foot washing to help us remember Jesus’ command to love one another. Pre-worship Taize music begins at 7pm.

Multi-Church Good Friday Noontime Service – Friday, April 18, 12:15pm,  First United Methodist Church, 16th and I Sts. Several area churches remember the story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

Good Friday Candelight Tenebrae Service – Friday, April 18, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary.  In this dramatic candle-light service that ends in darkness, we reflect on the story of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death on a cross. Several local churches will participate with us in this service, joining our choir for special music.

Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 20, 6:30 am, Church front lawn.  This simple service led by Sandy Sample celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and resurrection in our own lives.

Easter Sunday Service – Sunday, April 20, 10 am, Sanctuary.  We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with joyful music and praise.   Childcare provided.

 

“Time to Heal–Body and Soul”

The College Avenue  Healing/Wellness Team invites you to a one-day retreat, “Time to Heal–Body and Soul” led by Rev. Nancy McKay of Berkeley Saturday, March 22, from9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The theme will be “Whole People and Wholistic Medicine– Love is the Greatest Healing Power.”   With story and sharing, with setting intentions, with relaxation and trust, we will focus on what needs our loving attention right now.  Prayer and laying on of hands will be taught using a combination of body work modes.  This gentle and respectful method, the Pilgrimage Integrative Healing Process, was developed by Dr. Tanya Vonnegut, an Episcopal priest.  One remains fully clothed, privacy is respected, and the usual result is feeling loved and cared about.  The CACC Healing/Wellness Team uses this process for its healing sessions.  People trained in this process are welcome to become members of our Healing/Wellness team.  Donation for the retreat is $20 before March 10 and $25 after March 10, which includes lunch. Please call or email Lisa Bruk to register, lbruk@sbcglobal.net., 551-8509.