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Family Fun Nights 2014

This summer, we’ll be celebrating and connecting at various homes for three, all-ages, intergenerational, all-church, families-welcome, barbecues and pool parties!
We’ll provide the burgers and dogs, you provide the side dishes!
June 13, 6pm – Home of Margaret Ritchey
1114 Notre Dame Avenue, Modesto 95350
July 11, 6pm – The Russell-Holcomb Home
2809 Sheffield Lane, Modesto 95350
August 15, 6pm – The Plata Home
133 Orange Avenue, Modesto 95350
FFN 2014

Sync & Drag 2014 Informational Meeting

Interested in performing a lip-sync number during this year’s Sync & Drag spectacular on March 7? Come to the informational meeting on Sunday, February 9 at 5pm in the Youth Room!

Any and all ages are welcome to participate!

Contact Rob at studentministries.collegeavenue@gmail.com for more information!

Sync & Drag 2014

Sync & Drag is back!

Be prepared to experience some familiar music in ways you never have before in this annual, intergenerational  lip sync and drag show!

Tickets are $10 and will be available for pre-sale and at the door.

All proceeds will benefit Student Ministries programs with 10% going to our church’s general fund.

Friday, March 7, 7pm, Sanctuary, Suggested Donation Price: $10

Festival of Gifts!

OUR ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF GIFTS RETURNS!

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
Free

Epiphany Celebration!

Monday, January 6, 6pm, Fellowship Hall.

Come and greet the Magi, burn Christmas greens in a bonfire, and enjoy a warm and delicious potluck. Please bring soup or bread to share.

All-church Caroling!

COME CAROLING WITH US!

To celebrate the last Sunday of Advent, join us for a night of caroling! We’ll caravan around Modesto, visiting our shut-ins, caroling all the way! We’ll end the night with some soup, fixings, and cocoa!

Meet at the Youth Building
Sunday, December 22, 2013
5:30pm – 7:45pm
Free

Peace Camp!

Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30, Camp Peaceful Pines on Clark Fork Rd. off Hwy 108, $80

Come to the Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 31st annual Peace Camp in the Sierras June 28-30.

What do we look forward to? Stimulating workshops, great food, hikes, campfires, singing, talent show, children’s activities, crafts, table tennis, horseshoes, tetherball and other recreation, fresh air in a mountain setting, the wind in the pines and cedars, the starry night, the labyrinth, and creative and committed people of all ages.

Friday offers a hike for those who can leave early in the morning, spend the day hiking and arrive at camp in time for dinner. Hike leaders are John Lucas and Mike Chiavetta. A short hike will be available later in the weekend.

Rob Brittain coordinates Saturday’s workshop on economic and racial privilege. Rob is leading a group on a trip through the South to visit civil rights sites and to study privilege in early June. Scott Gifford returns to lead us in song.

At the 6,200-foot elevation in the Stanislaus National Forest near the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River, Camp Peaceful Pines is located about 25 miles above Pinecrest off Hwy. 108. Surrounded by tall peaks, the camp is set in the forest and has a creek running through it. Sunrise Rock, with views of the river valley, is a short hike from camp.

The camp features kitchen and bathroom facilities, rustic cabins and platform tents and a cabin for those with special needs. Depending on the number of campers, cabins may be shared. Campers share in meal preparation, cleanup, and other work. Families and individuals are welcome.

The $80 fee covers program, food and lodging for the weekend. Young people 18 and under are $60. Ages 3 and under free. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Early registration, before June 2nd, entitles registrants to a $10 per person discount. Partial scholarships and day rates are also available. Campers may arrive after 2pm on Friday. The camp opens with supper at 6pm on Friday and closes after the morning workshop on Sunday. Directions and other information will be mailed to participants before camp.

Below are the registration form and the medical information form. Print out the forms and mail them, along with your check, to the address on the registration form.

If you have questions, please contact Ken Schroeder at kschroeder70@yahoo.com.

Medical Form

Registration Form

CROP Walk to feed the Hungry!

Millions of people die of hunger each year and CWS/CROP very efficiently distributes the funds we raise in our communities to provide help throughout the world to people in need. Twenty-five percent of funds that we raise in Modesto will remain at work here in our community through Inter-Faith Ministries.

The CROP Hunger Walk 2013 enables each of us to help – as a walker, a sponsor, or a supporter. We walk because the hungry must walk, often far and wide, to gather the most meager sustenance. During our four-mile (or two-mile) walk, we’ll be walking with as well as for those hungry people the world over.

If you’d like to be a sponsor, ask friends and loved ones to donate online at http://www.cropwalkonline.org/modestoca or give you or a sponsor a check written to “CWS/CROP” so their generosity will be counted this Saturday. We’ll begin with a short gathering/rally at 9:30am at the Geneva Presbyterian Church, Fairmont & Coffee Ave. (across from Downey High School), and the walk will begin at 10am. Click this link to check out the route.

For more information, please call Doug Smith at 523-1014, or Velma Tinkler, 579-5407.

Sync & Drag: Travelin’ Tunes!

Sync & Drag is back!

The theme of our annual Student Ministries lip-sync-show fundraiser is Travelin’ Tunes–songs about journeying!  Be prepared to experience some familiar music in ways you never have before!

Tickets are $10 and will be available for pre-sale and at the door.

All proceeds will benefit Student Ministries programs with 10% going to our church’s general fund.

Friday, March 8, 7pm, Sanctuary, Suggested Donation Price: $10

All-church Caroling!

COME CAROLING WITH US!

To celebrate the last Sunday of Advent, join us for a night of caroling!  We’ll caravan around Modesto, visiting our shut-ins, caroling all the way! We’ll end the night with some soup, fixings, and cocoa!

Meet at the Youth Building
Sunday, December 23, 2012
5:30pm – 7:45pm
Free