Church Newsletter 15 March 2018



This Week:
March 18, 2018
Adult Sunday School
9:15 am
Church Service 
10:30 am

Contact us
Phone:(559) 686-5528
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Office hours
Pastor Natalie: Mondays, and on call as needed.
Terri: Monday 9-2, Wednesday 9-2 and Friday 9-11
Northern California Nevada Conference
United Church of Christ.
 Monday night Bible Study
Monday night study  is at 5:30pm in the adult Sunday school room. 
Save the Date!
Mar 14: TAC meeting, 12 pm, Sunrise Church.
Outreach Meeting, 7 pm
Mar 20: Women’s Fellowship, 11 am
Mar 24: Sequoia Association meeting,10am, Community UCC Fresno
Mar 25: Council Meeting after worship
Adult Sunday School – meets at 9:15am.
Youth Group – meets Wednesday night at             5:30-6:45. 
Women’s Fellowship – meets the third Tuesday on the month,  at 11:30.
Office will be closed on April 2nd.

We sent the survey out too soon. It was still being revised. An updated version will be distributed in the near future.

Please disregard the one you received last week.

Georgine and Jeremy
The Search Committee met on Tuesday night with Davena Jones, 

Associate Conference Minister, UCC. She went over the process, gave us good up to date information and the committee was excited to be moving forward. Carole Jordan agreed to be the Chair of the Committee and Kay Leighty agreed to be the recorder. A poster is on the board in the Fellowship Hall to help everyone chart the progress.
Church Council 
The Church council voted to hold seminars and conversations to discuss our mission, our open and affirming position, and our Congregational roots. We will be led by Georgine Stevens and Jeremy Johnson. More information will be provided soon.
Please, sign-up for finger food for Pastor Natalie’s celebration. We need flowers for 20 small vases. Thank you for all your nice notes for Natalie’s Memory/Guest book! See Fran Lillyman for information on or to volunteer.
Pastor’s farewell in Fresno
April 9th
 Women’s Fellowship
   Time in a Bottle
   Women’s Fellowship is looking forward to it’s March meeting! Jean Kirkbride is planning to share the story of her antique bottles. Come discover how she began this unusual hobby.
  What can these treasures from the past teach us? Can you really explore time in a bottle? It will be a be a fun and interesting time. Don’t miss Women’s Fellowship on March 20 at 11:00 AM. Social Time will be followed by lunch at 11:30. See you there.

March 25   Palm Sunday service at 10:30 am
March 29   Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm
March 30   Good Friday service at 6 pm
April 1       Sunrise service at 6:15, in the church                     courtyard.
                   Easter service at 10:30
April 8        Pastor Natalie’s last Sunday. Open                         House 12-3

Maundy Thursday is foot and hand washing. 
Good Friday is a simple Tenebrae, 
Your council is forming a task force for a review of our bylaws. If you would like to participate please see Jeremy by Sunday, March 25, 2018. If you have any suggestions or questions you can speak to Jeremy or contact him through the directory.

Church Camp Scholarship
Chicken and Waffle Breakfast

Sunday, March 18, 2018
8:30 – 10:30am
First Congregational Church
In Tulare
Corner of H and Tulare Street, Tulare
Donation: $8.00
Includes 2 pieces of chicken and waffle
Please help send us to church camp!
Pastor Natalie’s celebration
April 8, 2018
For information:  click here to read more
Spring Music-Events Calendar

March 18 – Handbells – Chicken and Waffle   Breakfast
March 25 – Special
April 1 – Easter – Choir
April 8 – Church Orchestra – Natalie’s     Celebration
April 15 – Choir – Pulled Pork Luncheon
April 22 – Handbells
April 29 -Hymn Sing
May 6 – Choir – Jazz Chamber Concert
May 13 – Youth Sunday
May 20 – Handbells
May 27 – Hymn Sing
June 3 – Choir – Graduation/Recognition Sunday
Deadline for E-news is on Wednesday by noon.
Attached Here is the March Spire! Inserts for the April Spire must be sent to by Monday, March 19th. Due to Holy Week the Spire needs to finished by March 24th.
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