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Mentor Training

Mentor Training, Saturday, March 15, 9am to 12:30pm, College Avenue

Mentoring a high school student is rewarding for both the mentor and the mentee. Mentors-in-Action pairs financially disadvantaged but academically able Modesto High students with community volunteers.

The purpose is to foster a friendship through one-on-one interactions four hours a month. No knowledge of algebra or geometry is required. Mentors must participate in a training Saturday, March 15 from 9:00 to 12:30. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sharon Froba at 521-7265.

College Avenue members who have been or who are currently mentors are as follows: Janet Betcher, Lisa Bruk, Liz Carota, Debbie DeBoer, Andrea Duroy, Sharon and David Froba, Linda Johnson, Denise Judd, Erin King, Andrew Lee, Bill Mensing, Bob Moore, Richard Oliver, Gene Palmie, Julie Reuben, Mary Rose Shelton, Linda Smith, and Kim Weinmeister.

Ecumenical Choral Concert

Ecumenical Choral Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity,  Sunday, March 16, 4pm,  First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St, Modesto, Ca.

Congregational Potluck

The Stewardship Team will host a congregational potluck on Sunday, November 24th immediately after worship in Fellowship Hall.

We will celebrate God’s faithfulness and our gratitude for the financial gifts received during this Stewardship Month.

You are invited to bring whatever dish you wish.  The Stewardship Team will provide the dessert.

Plan to join the celebration!



Women of Wonder Present Christmas Decorating Workshop and Potluck

Saturday, November 23, 9:30am, Fellowship Hall

Mark McKee will give ideas for Christmas decorations and provide material for each of the attendees to make their on decoration that day.  There will be a potluck.

All are Welcome!   A headcount will be needed so please RSVP to Judy Brown,  Mark McKee or Patti Canoles.


Contact person; Judy Brown

Women’s Gathering

All women are invited to experience the Feminine Face of God, by celebrating the seasons changing in ritual and story,   Saturday, Sept. 28. 4pm.  Contact Chaplin Erin King for directions.

Sunday Potluck

We will celebrate the gifts of our people on Sunday, July 28.

We had a wonderful response to our questionnaire about what we like to do–what our gifts are.  We will celebrate those who filled out a form and those who are currently faithfully minister to our congregation and community.

Please plan to join us.  Bring a dish–anything–that we can share.  We have two persons who have volunteered to clean up, and this is a great opportunity for those who said they would love to help,  to sign up for helping set up and serve.

If you are one of those people, please contact Charlotte Pizzo.

College Avenue Young Adults 2013 Summer and Fall Schedule

July 13 – Game Night hosted by James Brown, Youth Building, 6:30pm

July 27 – Pool Party hosted by Michael Jurkovic at his home at 4pm

August 10 — Beach Trip hosted by Mitchell Mesimer

August 24 – Bowling at McHenry Bowl at 6:30pm

September 7-8, — Camping hosted by Michael Jurkovic

October 5 – Miniature Golf hosted by Cesar Tafoya at 6:30pm

October 19 – Planning Meeting hosted by Mitchell Mesimer, Youth Building, at 6:30pm

“Fruit and Nuts” Gatherings

 “Fruit and Nuts” Gatherings held twice a month on Sunday evenings in church members’ homes, will offer light refreshments and sharing of personal stories related to specific  topics introduced by Pastor Michael in his “Bon Voyage” sermon series.   These will require prior sign-up.

Watch for announcements in The Weekly Update, before worship, and in the bulletin.

A Mentoring Opportunity

College Avenue Mentors-in-Action is a mentoring program pairing Modesto High students with adult volunteers.  A minimum of four hours a month and a one-year commitment will help a Modesto High teen achieve his/her potential in school and in life.

Most students are recruited from Modesto High’s AVID (Achievement via Individual Determination) program that attracts primarily first generation and financially disadvantaged youth with academic potential.

Mentors-in-Action is approaching its seventh year of providing one-on-one mentoring to interested students.  Recent group events include the following: a visit with Mayor Marsh in his conference room and office, a tour of Cal State Stanislaus, and free or reduced price tickets to performances at the Gallo Arts Center.

A half-day training will be held Saturday, July 20,  from 9:00 to 12:30.  For more information or to sign up, please call or email Sharon Froba, 521-7265 or [email protected].

“Circle of Connections” Gatherings

“Circle of Connections” Gatherings will be held twice a month in Fellowship Hall after worship and will invite people to get acquainted and connected with a variety of others by sharing brief personal stories on specific topics that will vary each time.  These will be open to first-time visitors as well as new and long time members and child care will be provided. The dates are: July 7,  July 21,  August 4,  August 18,  Sept 1,  and Sept. 8.