Church Newsletter 24 August 2017



This Week:
August 27
Adult Sunday School
9:15 am
Church Service 
10:30 am

Contact us
Phone:(559) 686-5528
Email is–,
or click below.
Send us an email!

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!

Aug. 27: Council meeting after service.

Sept. 1-3: Tranquility in the Tamaracks, Labor Day Weekend.
Sept. 19: Women’s Fellowship 11:30am

Sept. 24: Annual Round-up
 Office will be closed September 4th for Labor Day.
Pastor’s Bible Study
Starting tonight, August 24th 
6:30 to 7:30
“What does the Bible say about LGBT”
This will be a 2 to 3 week study.
Fall Schedule
Adult Sunday School – meets at 9:15am in classroom behind the Sanctuary.
Youth Group – meets Wednesday night at             5:30-6:45. 
Women’s Fellowship – meets Tuesday, September 19, at 11:30.

What A Bargain from Women’s Fellowship!  

  Throughout the summer, Gloria Hamilton has worked to create this beautiful little birdhouse church. Now you have a chance to win it! It comes complete with doors that open and many of our church’s favorite words of wisdom.  Women’s Fellowship will be offering tickets for just five dollars apiece from now until our November meeting. You’ll find the church and tickets for our drawing on display in the social hall. There’s no need to be at the meeting to make it yours. If yours is the lucky ticket, we’ll call! What a bargain!            
With the colder months coming soon Outreach will be in need of socks. New or gently used.
 Love INC has opened a
 Visalia Location
to better serve our neighbors in need in this community!
4231 W Noble Ave.
Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Check out all our locations!
Threads of Love (East)
2121 E Tulare Ave. Tulare, CA
Threads of Love (West)
316 E Kern Ave. Tulare, CA
*Donations accepted at Tulare Locations*
**For larger items call 559-733-8807 for pick up**

Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2017
Dream of camp Tamarack where it is only pleasantly warm (not in the three digit temperatures), where the breeze wafts through the Tamarack trees, and the roaring sound of Tamarack Creek can be heard throughout camp.  Come spend Labor Day weekend (Fri-Sun during our “Tranquillity in the Tamaracks”in this lovely, peaceful and inspiring setting.  Come away refreshed with wonderful memories of fellowshipping, swimming, hiking, silliness, spiritual enrichment, excellent food, hot showers and flush toilets.  We will share s’mores, songs around the campfire, Talent-no-Talent show, visiting and getting better acquainted.  OR, just hanging out and relaxing.  

Register now, closing date is Sunday, August 27 or call Annie below if later than Sunday.  Registration forms with pricing will be in the church office.  Please send them with check to Camp Director, Annie Van Patten at Community UCC, 5550 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93710.. Call, if you have questions:  209-902-2033
Terri will have a few registration forms with her on Sunday or you can call Annie at 209-902-2033.
Bible Study and Soup Supper
every Monday starting Sept. 11
Tulare United Methodist Church
(corner of Kern & G Street)
6:00-7:00pm Luke’s Gospel
taught by Pastor Mary Maaga, PhD
(5:30 Doors Open for Fellowship)
Learn Scripture the No Barriers way:
Can’t come every week? No Barriers! Come when you can….
Don’t know the Bible well? No Barriers! You will learn something every week you come….
Struggle with health, financial, of addiction problems? No Barriers! The people of Tulare UMC want to embrace you as a beloved neighbor.
Georgine Stevens forward this email to us and we would like to share the information with you.
Dear Friends and Community Leaders,
  I would appreciate it if you could spread the word about a new course we are launching September 14.  I have a strong interest and passion for helping our Veterans in the area of moral injury and doing anything we can to impact/lessen the suicide rates in this country.  Please see the attachment. 
  All Veterans and Families:  Reboot Combat Recovery, a 12 Week Course for Veterans and families will be begin September 14. This course will help combat Veterans and families heal from the spiritual and moral injuries of war associated with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma.  Moral injury can manifest itself in the form of anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and most tragically, suicide.  The symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted soul wounds related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/others, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.  
 Thank you in advance and blessings to you,
Chaplain Terry L. Rommereim, M.Div., D. Min.
Lead Chaplain
VA Central California Health Care System
2715 E. Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA.  93703-2223
559-225-6100 Ext. 5351
559-908-2215   Cell


2017 Fall Round-up
Good Ole Daze 
September 24, 5:30-7:30
Picnic food provided: Barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs, potato salad, beans, watermelon and homemade ice cream
Activies: children’s games, calk walk, contests
and silent picture show.
$10 for adults
$5 for students
See Fran Lillyman for your ticket

  Women’s Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers a yearly weekend Fall Retreat for all women.
This is the annual retreat, Sept. 22-24, is at the Mission Springs Conference Center, nestled in the spectacular Santa Cruz

 mountains.  This year is especially exciting because we are celebrating our 80th Retreat! They have invited UCC and Disciples of Christ to attend the event. 
Above is a link to their site with all the information and registration forms. 
Attached Here is the August Spire! Inserts for the September Spire must be sent to by Thursday, August 24. Thank you!
Please email any announcements you have for the weekly newsletter to by


. Thank you!

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