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Festival of Gifts!


Children/youth ages 3 – 15 are invited to create handmade gifts for people they love!

Following a simple lunch (in a surprise location), a variety of gift projects will be available as well as a gift-wrapping station.

Families need to sign their children in, leave the scene so secrets can stay secret, and pick children up promptly at 1:15.

To volunteer to offer a gift project, assist in another way, help with set-up or clean-up, or to have your questions answered, check in after worship on 11/27 or 12/4, or call Patti Canoles or Judy Brown (call office at 522-7244 for home phone numbers).

Fellowship Hall
December 8, 2013
11:15am – 1:15pm

WOW Sponsored Event

Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall


We will be enjoying a delightful spring demonstration of decorating tips for the home

by our own decorator, Mark McKee.  If you plan to attend, please bring a favorite finger food

to share.  Drinks will be provided.  Mark is also planning a hands-on project for attendees,

so we need you to please RSVP by March 6th if you’re coming.


Contact: Judy Brown or Lila Kingsley  (Call Michelle in the office, 522-7244, for phone numbers)

Women of Wonder Event

Everyone Welcome!


Please join us for an 11:00 lunch at Village Bakery in McHenry Village.

Following lunch we will drive to the fabulous McHenry Mansion, arriving

at 1:00 for a video about the Mansion and a 1 hour tour.  There is no charge

for the tour.


Friday, January 11, 2013.  For those who wish to carpool, we will be meeting at the church at 10:30.


RSVP: Lila Kingsley OR Judy Brown  (please call the office for phone numbers)

Women-of-Wonder Home Decorating Presentation


Mark McKee has graciously agreed to present decorating tips for the home.  He will be demonstrating a number of interesting things such as flower arranging,  simple & low cost decorations, wreath making, etc.  He’s still thinking up ideas for what he wants to do!  He will also give suggestions on interior home design to anyone with a question.

We will enjoy lunch together at noon.  Main dish will be provided.   Please bring a food item you especially like and want to share.

At the end of our time together we will raffle off the designs Mark has made.

All are welcome.  RSVP to Judy Brown at 239-7011.

Fellowship Hall
Saturday, December 1
10am – 1 pm
Bring a potluck sidedish to share

Theology Pub – Tue., Aug. 14, 7pm

Join Rob and Casey on Tuesday, August 14, at 7pm at the Firkin Fox to grab a drink and discuss a pertinent–perhaps controversial–theological concept.  Ages 18 and up.

W.O.W: Women of Wonder Outings!

W.O.W- Women of Wonder will be getting together two times this coming week.  The first is a tour and the second, an important meeting.

A few of us had a sneak preview of two events taking place in Modesto that we hope more might get a chance to experience also.  One is the Fabric Art show at the Mistlin Gallery.  The use of quilting to make works of art from quilts to quilted photograph pieces and they will amaze you.  The second show is at the Modesto Art Museum which is hosting the World Mini Art Expo.  We will meet at the church on Wednesday, April the 11th at 1:00 pm to car-pool.  We’ll take in the two shows and then maybe a cup of tea or coffee and a “little goodie” …   All women are welcome!  For more information call Liz Carota at 526-4633 or Patti at 521-1080.

The Art and Quilt Festival is getting closer…  We’ll be having an important meeting on Friday the 13th at 11:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall and there will be nourishment to keep you going.  Even if you have not been involved before we would surely welcome your support.  For more information contact Kathy or Patti at 521-1080, or email


Women of Wonder Book Discussion Friday, Nov. 18, 11:30am

Women of Wonder (aka WOW) will be meeting for a book discussion on

Friday, Nov. 18, 11:30am, at Judy Brown’s home.  If you would like to attend please

call or email Judy (info. in Church Directory), and she will give you directions.  The book

is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  Lunch will be provided.

The Women of Wonder Affinity Group Outing Fri., Oct. 28, 10am – 2pm

The Women of Wonder Affinity Group (aka W.O.W) invites all women connected with CACC to its next gathering on Friday, October 28th.  We’ll leave the noisy world behind and spend a few hours in peaceful community/contemplation at Caswell Park near Ripon, walking trails along the beautiful Stanislaus River. roaming through oak woodlands, sitting and pondering on benches, bird-watching, and enjoying nature at its fall finest.  Dress for walking and lazing about, bring a lunch along, and meet at the church parking lot at 10:00 for carpooling; we’ll return between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

Questions? Call Sandy Sample at 523-8445


CACC Women’s Outing

Join the WOMEN OF WONDER in a fun outing on Thursday, September 22nd.  We gather at 10am, in the church parking lot to car pool. We are touring the Classic Vinegar Plant in Ceres which also has a great gift and sales store.  We will finish our morning with a salad lunch.  Any woman interested in joining us would be welcome.  If interested in attending, please contact Patti Canoles or Kathy Short at Ph: 521-1080 or


Women of Wonder (W.O.W.) Affinity Group Sun., July 31, 11:30am

Spectacular celebration being hosted by the Women of Wonder (W.O.W.) affinity group!  You won’t want to miss it!!  Mark your calendar now for Sunday, July 31, following worship. Look for details in next week’s Weekly Update.