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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.

 

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!

Ecumenical Choral Concert

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

John McCutcheon Concert

John McCutcheon will do a benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7pm at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 209-523-1438.

Tickets are $20, $5 for youth.

Advent Suppers

Advent Suppers
All are welcome to share soup and friendship, and to light Advent candles. Please bring a beverage of your choice.

December 1
Margaret Ritchey’s Home
1114 Notre Dame, Modesto
5:30pm

December 8
Brian Gibbs & Michael McCarren’s Home
326 Las Palmas, Modesto 
5:30pm

December 15
Host TBA
5:30pm

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.

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!