For Sunday, October 22, 2017
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – California Wild Fires
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency response and refugee program of the denomination, committed to the long-term journey of recovery of communities adversely affected by a crisis or catastrophic event. It is funded by the One Great Hour of Sharing and has designated funds for responding to specific disasters.
The PDA has reached out to Redwoods Presbytery, Sacramento, San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Los Ranchos to offer assistance following the devastating wildfires that have resulted in several fatalities and mandatory evacuations. Please join us in praying for those affected and fleeing. Gifts to support PDA’s response can be made by: check, (Please write PDA in the memo line.) Your faithful giving is greatly appreciated.
The November/December Upper Room devotional books are in the Narthex. We are asking a $1.00 donation to help defray expenses.
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Olive Oil = MISSION As a part of our ongoing Fair Trade mission project, there is a sales table in Heritage Hall after the worship service every Sunday with olive oil and a variety of coffees, teas, and chocolate products available for purchase. For more information about how this project ensures a fair living wage for small farmers around the world, and helps build stronger communities, visit: equal exchange.coop/fair-trade.
Love to sing? Come join the choir. We meet at 9:15am to practice and sing during worship and practice after worship.
The holidays are approaching and so is our giving season. HPC continues our annual adopt-a-family tradition for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We will be providing food for a complete holiday meal plus extras to 4 families through CAC plus a senior individual and a senior couple in need, and Christmas gifts for children. We will be providing for a total of 14 people on all. Starting this Sunday, a basket with colored slips of paper with food items listed on them, will be passed around during fellowship after worship. Please take multiple food item requests, as you are able. Purchase the food items and return them with the colored paper attached to the item. There will be boxes in the narthex for you to put the donated food items. Delivery to the families will be after worship on November 19th. See me if you are interested in doing a delivery. Turkey’s should be frozen. Perishable food items should only be brought in on the 19th, non-perishables at any time . Thank you for your always generous participation in this service project for our community. If you have any questions, please call Susan Watkins
There will be a Congregation Meeting after worship on October 29th for the purpose of electing new elders to serve on session for HPC starting January 2018. All members of HPC are eligible to vote.
MORE PEOPLE LESS LAND: Agricultural Concerns for an Uncertain Future
Wednesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Our next Better World event will feature our partner organization Sustainable Solano. The two featured speakers are U.C. Davis professors David Campbell and Gail Feenstra. Both professors are concerned with sustainable agriculture for food production in the future. Sustainable Solano, besides running community gardens throughout our county, is championing new and different planting practices as well as water conversation and better soil growing practices.
Mindful Self-Compassion: What can it do for you, your ministry, and others in your life. You’re invited to the All Presbytery Retreat November 10-11, 2017, from noon on Friday to noon Saturday. David Stoker, Bob Conover, and Natalie Moon-Wainwright will present gleanings from a 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive. Based on work by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion has proven vital to wholehearted living. The retreat is open to everyone. If you would like meals and/or lodging for the All Presbytery Retreat, Nov. 10-11, it is available on the presbytery website at www.redwoodspresbytery.org under opportunities or announcements. Please mail your registration and fee to the Woods. If you plan to attend but will not stay or eat at the Woods, please let the presbytery office know so we have a count.
Joan’s office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 1-4pm.
Pastor Yung Me’s office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-4pm. She can also be reached by phone (925-360-2566).