Sensing the Spirit with Sonya
by Sonya Sukalski
Sintiendo el Espíritu con Sonya
por Sonya Sukalski
|When I was young, my Dad would occasionally point out how to identify poison ivy and make sure we steered clear of it. I never got poison ivy growing up in New Mexico, but I have had it a couple of times since moving to California. I marvel at the beauty of poison oak this season leafing out in red, shiny, patches of threes, growing into lush green leaves.
However, when my skin erupts in boils that begin to weep and spread, and the advancement seems relentless no matter what I do, I find myself contemplating evil. Unitarian Universalists often shy away from evil. I wrestled with how to define evil for an entire year in seminary. One of the metaphors that spoke most powerfully to me was that evil is not paying enough attention to one’s shadow side. One’s shadow side is that part we don’t see when we are facing a light source, and basking in its glow. It is at the moments we are most illuminated, warm and comfortable that the shadows may be the tallest and most noticeable to others, but maybe not to ourselves. In community we can get other perspectives, so that when we do encounter evil in our lives poison, oppression, hatred, hard heartedness we can address them.
First, know how to identify them in all of their forms. Study their lifecycle, so that when you don’t see it, you know how to guess if it is there, and in a form you haven’t seen before.
Second, know the territory. If you have been in the forest where you suspect there is poison oak or in a conversation where you suspect there is hatred and bigotry, check around for signs that you have been exposed, and take the necessary steps to mitigate the effect. Address the hatred cleanse it with compassion or understanding. Don’t ignore it until it becomes a weeping rash that spreads with abandon.
Finally, I wonder about the stories that Native Americans inoculated their babies by feeding them poison oak leaves, or the stories about people who don’t get poison oak because they eat venison that fed on the leaves. I am not advocating these cures, but rather questioning whether there might be a preventative approach to the many evils we cross in our journeys? As I looked around the Building the World We Dream About class or the Parents of OWL youth class, and heard the heartfelt and intimate discussion, I wondered if talking about social evils we find challenging, while in the good company of people we find at FUCSJ, is the best preparation of all?
I wish you many good conversations that matter this month!
Cuando yo era joven, de vez en cuando mi papá nos mostraba cómo identificar la hiedra venenosa y se cercioraba de guiarnos claramente hacia ella. Nunca estuve en contacto con hiedra venenosa en Nuevo México, pero lo he estado un par de veces desde que me traslade a California. Me maravillo ante la belleza del roble venenoso en esta estación con sus hojas en rojo brillantes, manchas de árboles, creciendo en las exuberantes hojas verdes.
Sin embargo, cuando en mi piel erupcionan las ampollas que comienzan a supurar y a propagarse y el avance parece implacable, no importa lo que yo haga, me encuentro a mi misma contemplando el mal. Los Unitarios Universalistas a menudo nos asustamos del mal. Yo batalle con el cómo definir el mal por un año entero en el seminario. Una de las metáforas que me hablaron más poderosamente fue que el mal no está poniendo suficiente atención a las sombras a su lado. La sombra a su lado es esa parte que no vemos cuando estamos de frente a una fuente de luz y deleitándonos con su resplandor. En los momentos en que estamos más iluminados, calientes y cómodos es cuando las sombras pueden ser más largas y más evidentes que otras, pero quizá no a nosotros mismos. En comunidad podemos obtener otras perspectivas de modo que cuando encontremos el mal en nuestras vidas - veneno, opresión, odio, dureza de corazón- podamos tratarlas.
Primero, sepa identificarlos - en todas sus formas. Estudie su ciclo vital, de modo que cuando usted no lo vea, usted sepa reconocer que si están allí y en una forma en que usted no las ha visto antes.
En segundo lugar, conozca el territorio. Si usted ha estado en el bosque donde usted sospecha que allí hay robles venenosos, o en una conversación donde usted sospecha que hay odio e intolerancia, busque a su alrededor para saber si hay señales de que usted haya estado expuesto y tome las medidas necesarias para atenuar el efecto. Trate el odio - límpielo con la compasión o con el entendimiento. No lo ignore hasta que se convierta en una erupción que supure con el abandono.
Finalmente, me pregunto acerca de las historias que los nativos americanos con las que contaminaron a sus bebés alimentándoles con las hojas de roble venenoso, o de las historias sobre la gente que no tienen roble venenoso porque comen la carne de venado que se alimentó con las hojas. No estoy defendiendo estas curaciones, sino que mas bien estoy preguntando ¿sí no pudiera haber algún acercamiento preventivo a los muchos males con los que nos cruzamos en nuestras vidas? Mirando alrededor del la clase de Construyendo el Mundo que Soñamos, o a los padres de los jóvenes de la clase OWL y oyendo la discusión sincera e íntima, me pregunte ¿si habló de los males sociales, lo encontramos desafiante, mientras que en la buena compañía de la gente que encontramos en FUCSJ es la mejor preparación para todo?
¡Le deseo muchas buenas conversaciones que importen este mes!
By Sonya Sukalski
ER, la Visión de un grupo de personas.
Por Sonya Sukalski
I think of the human spirit as a flower. It starts from a seed, an imprint of past generations and traditions with information enough to follow a trajectory of growth. Its growth comes from fresh rain, sweet air, the warming sun, and the nurture of the earth. Or should I say fresh ideas, the warmth of love, a nurturing community, and a passion for life? I think of religious education as being a life-long process of growth in these areas and more. I am interested in your ideas about what religious education is, and does. What might your metaphors for the blossoming of the spirit add to our community? Do we offer religious education in a way that meets the needs and inspires the dreams of the people in our congregation? What feedback do we need to listen to about our current program in order to fulfill all the potential we posses? I hope you will join me and the Religious Education Council at one of the times below to consider these questions, and add your own to the mix.
Religious Education Visioning Sessions come to one or all!
- Monday, April 21, 12-1:30 pm
- Tuesday, April 29, 7-8:30 pm
- Sunday, May 4, 1-3 pm
Pienso en el espíritu humano como una flor. Comienza de una semilla, de una impresión de generaciones pasadas y de tradiciones, con la información suficiente para seguir una trayectoria de crecimiento. El crecimiento viene de la lluvia fresca, del aire dulce, del sol que calienta y del cuidado de la tierra. ¿O debería decir de ideas frescas, del calor del amor, de una cuidadosa comunidad y de una pasión por la vida? Pienso en la educación religiosa como siendo un largo proceso de crecimiento de la vida en estas áreas y más. Estoy interesada en sus ideas sobre que es la educación religiosa y que es lo que hace ¿Qué podrían sus metáforas de la floración del espíritu agregar a nuestra comunidad? ¿Hacemos la educación religiosa de una manera que resuelva las necesidades e inspire los sueños de la gente en nuestra congregación? ¿Qué retroalimentación necesitamos escuchar acerca de nuestro programa actual para satisfacer todo el potencial que nosotros poseemos? Espero que usted se una a mí y al Consejo de Educación Religiosa en una de las fechas que están a continuación para considerar estas preguntas, y agregar las suyas a la mezcla.
Sesiones sobre la Visión de la Educación Religiosa¡venga a una o a todas!
- Lunes, Abril 21, de 12:00 a 1:30 pm
- Martes, Abril 29, de 7:00 a 8:30 pm
- Domingo, Mayo 4, de 1:00 a 3:00 pm
Religious Education Visioning
Program for San Jose Spring 2008 Sessions
We light this chalice recognizing
we are participants in a vast communion of being
we open ourselves to guidance
from this spirit of communion
and from each other
Help us to speak from the depths of who we are,
to express ourselves in bold new ways
that we might give our fullest expression
to all of our potential.
Let us learn anew how to live in this great and gracious community of truth.*
* Inspired by time with Larry Peers, Jan 9-11, 2008
Your name and one word that describes how you are at this moment
Reading: A vision for lifespan religious involvement and learning
“Our lifespan religious education programs provide opportunities for us and our neighbors to expand and enhance our knowledge, skills, and values.”
Journaling/drawing your vision
Offering to the Circle
• Your name
• A powerful learning experience you have had in community
• Something you want to share of your vision
• Something your heart and spirit want to offer to bring about this vision
Recomposing a Group Vision
Sophia Lyon Fahs asks,
Instead of helping people on Sunday to think about “religious things,” we need to learn how to help people to think about ordinary things until insights and feelings are found which have a religious quality. And what is this religious quality or way of studying?
The religious way is the deep way, the way with a growing perspective and an expanding view. It is the way that dips into the heart of things, into personal feelings, yearnings and hostilities that so often must be buried and despised and left misunderstood.
The religious way is the way that sees what physical eyes alone fail to see, the intangibles at the heart of every phenomenon. The religious way is the way that touches universal relationships; that goes high, wide, and deep, that expands the feelings of kinship. And if God symbolizes or means these larger relationships, the religious way means finding God.
It is the enlarged and deepening experiences that bring the growing insights and that create the sustaining ambition
“to find life and to find it abundantly” that really count most.
Ready to Become a New Member of the First Unitarian Church of San José?
Membership means you have found your spiritual home in Unitarian Universalism and here at FUCSJ; it means you feel called to offer your time, talent, and treasure to help build this Beloved Community. We welcome you!
Please set up a meeting with Rev. Nancy, email@example.com, and then plan to participate in the next New-Member In-gathering on Sunday, March 30!
¿Listo para ser un Nuevo Miembro de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria de San José?
Membresía significa que tú has encontrado tu hogar espiritual en el Unitario Universalismo y aquí en la FUCSJ; significa que tú has sentido el llamado de ofrecer tu tiempo, talento y tesoro para ayudar a construir a esta amada comunidad. ¡Le damos la bienvenida!
Por favor, tenga una reunión con la Rev. Nancy firstname.lastname@example.org y entonces planee participar en el siguiente Reunión de Nuevos Miembros el domingo 30 de marzo.
Work Isn't Work With Friends!
What rings your bell?
These are the volunteer positions most urgently in need of filling. Please take a moment to see if any of these service opportunities are right for you.
- R.E. TEACHER or ASSISTANT: lead Sun. morn. sessions, using prepared curriculum; 2 hr. a mon.; 1 yr. term
- CHANCEL DECORATOR: use creative talents to decorate chancel, using flowers, fabric, etc.; serve when available; 1 yr. term
- COFFEE HOUR HOST: set out snacks, drinks before service; clean up after; 1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
- LABYRINTH HOST: set up table & music and be present, 11:30-1:00; serve according to availability; 1 yr. term
- NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLER fold, staple and stamp newsletters with amiable team; 1st or 3rd Tues. afternoon; 1 yr. term
- WORSHIP HOST: greet & welcome people coming to Sun. service, collect offering; 1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
- SOUND SYSTEM OPERATOR: operate sound system during 9:30 & 11:00 services;1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
- TAPE DUPLICATOR: make & provide tapes of services in HPH after church for 1 ½ hrs.; 1 yr. term
- ORDER OF SERVICE ASSEMBLER: fol d and assemble Order of Service Fri. morn.; much appreciated by Office Manager; I yr. term
- NEWCOMER TABLE HOST: welcome newcomers, ask to fill out card, give info.;1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
- NEWSLETTER COPIER: copy newsletter on risograph machine for assemblers; 1st or 3rd Tues. of mon.; 1 yr. term
- CHOIR MEMBER: no exp. nec., practice Wed. 7-9 p.m., perform Sun. email@example.com
- R.E. TEACHER or ASSISTANT: lead Sun. morn. sessions, using prepared curriculum; 2 hr. a mon.; I yr. term
LIVE YOUR VALUESSHARE YOUR TALENTSFORM WARM FRIENDSHIPS
Call Genie at (408) 997-6292 or Ed at (408) 712-4157.
Humanist Group Formation
An organizational meeting for a humanist group will take place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22nd, in the Fireside Room. Many members of our church have expressed an interest in such a group. This group may attract atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and others who like to emphasize left brain or rationalistic approaches to life, but all are welcome.
There are a number of possible approaches and formats we could use. I believe the members of the group should decide which approach and format is best. The questionnaire below will aid us in deciding the direction we should take.
Please try to complete and send it to me before the 22nd. This is especially important if you will not be able to attend that meeting. Please RSVP whether you will attend or that you are interested but unable to attend. Failure to RSVP is not a bar to attendance.
Tim Blackwood, 1260 Greenbriar Ave., San Jose, CA 95128 H: 408-244-8580, M: 408-623-3168, firstname.lastname@example.org
(COPY AND PASTE QUESTIONS INTO E-MAIL)
1. How often would you like the group to meet?
2. What days and times are best for you?
3. How long should each meeting last?
4. Do you prefer to meet at o church o homes?
5. Is there a particular format, such as SGM, that you prefer?  yes (explain below)  no
6. In preparation for a meeting would you commit to a study of a reasonable amount of written material?  yes  no
7. Would you want to use of videos such as Bill Moyer’s Faith and Reason (www.PBS.org) or Alain de Botton’s Consolations of Philosophy (www.alaindebotton.com)?  yes  no
8. Would it be valuable to use time to review concepts, and proofs for the existence, of God?  yes  no
9. Unitarianism has a long tradition of humanistic beliefs, e.g., the HUUmnaists publish a journal “Religious Humanism.” Should the group attempt to make that connection, at least periodically?  yes  no
10. Should we work on explaining humanism to the public, which often has severe misperceptions and attitudes, especially toward atheists?  yes  no
11. Are you willing to lead or facilitate one of the meetings?  yes  no
12. Other relevant ideas or suggestions?
SHOP! And Support the Church
Lisa Hettler-Smith registered First Unitarian Church of San Jose with iGive, a shopping search site. When someone shops through this site, it gives a donation to FUCSJ. Other UU churches have registered, too.
Use this address http://www.igive.com/welcome/. Then type in the church name -- First Unitarian Church of San Jose. Register and select the church as your charity. After that, you need to sign in to the site when you want to shop online, and then go to the online seller through the iGive site.
Shopping can’t get better than this!
Spotlight on Social Justice
By Carol Stephenson, Social Justice Coordinator, email@example.com (408) 292-3858 x27
Earth Day Challenges
Do you know many species in the US are on the Endangered Species List? How long does it take glass to break down in a landfill? What’s the best kind of worm to use in a worm bin? These are the kinds of challenging questions that youth will be answering all around the church from now until Earth Day.
You won’t want to miss the Third Street Community Center kids showing off their earth smarts at the first ever “Green Knowledge Bowl” on Friday, April 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm in Hattie Porter Hall. Judges including our own Marla Scharf and Councilperson Sam Liccardo will be doing the asking in the fun game-show-like format. Let’s show support and come cheer them on!
The fun continues when the RE youth will play their own rounds of Earth Jeopardy on Sunday, April 20 for the RE program’s Social Justice Sunday. Ask them what they’ve learned at Coffee Hour as you learn about Environmental Justice.
And learning is not just for the kids. Because fully grown people can join our PACT Local Organizing Committee, a group doing groundwork to make sure that as San Jose is going green, all income levels are included. PACT LOC meets in the Conference Room at 7:00 pm on April 17.
And don’t forget about Earth Day itself, April 22. What will you do to show the Earth that you love it? Some ideas: go on an energy fast and see how much electricity you can do without for the day. Bike or take public transportation to work or school. Join the UU Legislative Ministry California’s Low Carbon Challenge at http://www.uulmca.org/programs/climate_water/low_carbon_challenge.html. Write a letter to your representative about the need for a clean energy economy and find out more about it at http://www.wecansolveit.org/content/pages/56/ . There’s so much we can do besides turning off the water when we brush our teeth. Make a plan this Earth Day and do it all year long!
Social Justice Calendar
- April 17, Thursday, PACT LOC meeting, 7:00 pm, Conference Room
- April 18, Friday, Green Knowledge Bowl, 5:30-6:30 pm, Hattie Porter Hall
- April 20, Sunday, Earth Day Services and RE Social Justice Sunday
- April 21, Monday, Social Justice Council, 6:30-8:30 pm, Conference Room
UU Intensive May 3, 9 am - 2 pm
Whether you are brand new to the church, or have been raised as a Unitarian Universalist, you won’t want to miss the next UU Intensive led by Bruce Halen and Sonya Sukalski. We will explore Unitarian and Universalist theologies and histories through a popular quiz, and biographies of 19th and 20th century Unitarians and Universalists who promoted nonviolence, experimented with Utopian communities, stumped for women’s rights, and pioneered efforts at racially integrated churches. Please RSVP to Sonya Sukalski firstname.lastname@example.org if you can come so we have enough lunch for everyone.
Buy Uganda Beaded Jewelry -- Support Bead for Life -- May 4
by Austa Falconer
You can help end extreme poverty one bead at a time. Please come to the Bead for Life table on May 4 in Hattie Porter Hall after the service. Beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings will be for sale. This jewelry is made by women in Uganda. The multicolored beads are made from recycled paper. Proceeds from the sale help lift the women and their families out of poverty. Austa Falconer’s sister, Celia, will be on hand to share photos from her recent trip to build houses for the Ugandan women. The handcrafted items range in price from $10.00 to $20.00.
Spread the word and come to church prepared to shop.
Coping With Loss: A Grief Support Group for Adults
When: Fridays, 7-9 pm; 8 meetings, March 21 through May 9, 2008
Where: First Unitarian Church of San Jose 160 North Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Ramsden Fireside Room
Fee: No fee, but donations are welcome
The group will explore our feelings together by getting acquainted, telling our stories, remembering, sharing pictures, mementos, and other special treasures; sharing food; dealing with anger, guilt, fear, loneliness, unfinished business, our personal goals, and closure.
The group will be facilitated by Dolores Gonzalez and Joanna Keates, who are FUCSJ Pastoral Associates and experienced volunteers in grief support, trained at the Center for Living with Dying. The sign-up sheet will be on the Pastoral Care table for the next few Sundays. For more information please contact either Dolores at (408) 272-5465; email: email@example.com or Joanna at (408) 399-9235; email: Joanna@Keates.com
South American Expressions
An Evening with Nayo Ulloa and Friends, a benefit concert for the Margarita Medina Sevillano Foundation and the First Unitarian Church of San Jose, will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the First Unitarian Church. Doors open at 7:00 pm; the concert starts 7:30 pm. Suggested donation is $10.00. Come and hear some wonderful music!
High Sierra -- Junior High Back Packing Trip
Lace up those hiking boots! Strap on your backpack! Join us on our High Sierra Junior High Backpack Trip July 24-27.
Registration deadline is May 15. We’ll be backpacking through Meiss Country near Carson Pass. This trip is open to youth from our church who enter grades 6, 7, and 8 this Fall 2008.
Questions? Need a registration form? Contact Pam Pell (408) 87-4453 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss PCD-UUA District Assembly 2008!
April 25 - 27, 2008 at the Fremont Marriott
Come join 400 vibrant and vital UU's from across the Pacific Central District for a weekend of laughing, learning, worship, meeting old friends, and making new ones!
This year's DA features:
- Rev. Robert Latham, Saturday Keynote Speaker!
- Rev. Victoria Safford, Saturday Banquet Speaker!
- Roy Zimmerman, Satirist (Saturday night)!
With over 20 different workshops, 5 levels of child/youth programming, Friday night Opening Worship, the PCD Annual Meeting, and Sunday Closing Worship, there is something for everybody at DA2008!
We will meet at the Fremont Marriott. We have received a Special Rate of only $89/night for this event! Hotel room reservations may be made online starting Monday, March 3. For more information, please see: www.pcd-uua.org and click on the DA2008 link. We hope to see you there!
Annual Church Campout 2008
Great news, UU campers! We have found a wonderful location for the campout this July, and just secured the reservation. The dates are Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13, 2008. (That’s a week earlier than usual, but this way it won’t conflict with the junior high backpacking trip.)
The location is McConnell State Recreation Area, near Turlock, about 2 hours from San Jose. Alec MacLean drove out there to reconnoiter the site and brought back pictures and glowing reviews. The group campsite has easy access to the Merced River with sandy beaches for the kids, a bathhouse with showers and flush toilets, lots of picnic tables, and running water right in the campsite. It has everything we need for another fantastic campout.
If you’d like to be added to a “church-campout” email list, please email MM Feldman at email@example.com. Otherwise, watch for information about signups a little later in the spring.
by Kelly Burnett
||Did you see the article in the paper about Harry Murphy -- the 8-year old who’s such an outstanding skateboarder? It was on the front page of the Valley section, with pictures. He and his family are members of our church. His dad is Paul Murphy; mom, Jodi Lindenthal; little brother, Gus.
Joyce Miller celebrated her birthday on March 31. Happy Birthday, Joyce. We wish you many more!
Marjorie Schneider is very excited about her new CDs, HAIKU and LOST ROOTS. Haiku is read by Marge and lasts almost 10 minutes and Lost Roots is read by Ed Bolten, the friend in “People Say I’m Crazy”! Both have the same haiku in each. Right now Marge is waiting to see more copies made, but will probably give them away to avid haiku fans....in church and outside of church. See Marge in Hattie Porter Hall if you are interested.
Jim Guffey and Jan Theiss-Guffey were pleasantly surprised on a recent Friday evening when they dined at one of their favorite local restaurants, Gecko’s, on 13th Street, to see Ben Cadena there with his musical group, Cuatro Con Tres. Cuatro refers to four musicians, and the Tres refers to three guitars, although there were also a few drummers involved. They enjoyed the music, a mix of Spanish ballads and oldies. Jan says Cuatro Con Tres is playing Friday nights there from 6:30-9:30 for a while, except for April 25.
Madeline Morrow and Jim Rumbaugh report that their garden will be on the Going Native Garden Tour again -- they took out their front lawn 3 1 /2 years ago. This is a great tour to see lots of water-wise gardens using natives -- trying to sit lighter on the earth. If you are interested, sign up right away at http://www.GoingNativeGardenTour.org. Registration is open until April 19, 12 noon, or until the tour reaches capacity. Last year the registration limit was hit about 2 weeks before.
Please send Kelly Burnett your honors, joys, plans, and any other news that needs to be shared with our community so that she can keep us all informed. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Her telephone number is 408-810-3182, but she’d prefer to receive your news by email, if possible.
For Pastoral Care
Our community strives to offer compassion, companionship, healing, and joy to all its members. Our pastoral care coordinators can help you find the listening ear or helping hands that you may need in difficult times.
- For pastoral care in English, please contact our lay Pastoral Associate Coordinator, Rev. Donna Lenahan: (home) 408-354-9024; (cell) 408-204-6565; e-mail: email@example.com.
- For pastoral care in Spanish, please contact our Spanish-Speaking Ministries Coordinator, Roberto Padilla: 408-292-3858 ext. 24; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contacting the Ministers
Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones and Sonya Sukalski (for Rev. Geoff Rimositis, on sabbatical) feel honored to serve this congregation, and we cherish your trust! Here is how reach us:
Nuestra comunidad se esfuerza en ofrecer la compasión,el compañerismo curativo, y la alegría a todos susmiembros. Nuestros coordinadores en cuidado pastoral pueden ayudarle a encontrar un oído que escucha, o lasmanos que ayudan cuando ustedes lo pudieran necesitaren épocas difíciles. Para el cuidado pastoral en inglés, por favor, comuníquese con nuestro Coordinador Asociado Laico en Cuidado Pastoral, la Rev. Donna Lenahan: (casa) 408-354-9024; (celular) 408-204-6565; e-mail: email@example.com. Para el cuidado pastoral en español, por favor comuníquese con nuestro Coordinador de los Ministeriosen Español, Roberto Padilla: 408-292-3858 ext. 24; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contactando a los Ministros
La Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones y Sonya Sulkalski (para El Rev. Geoff Rimositis, sabático) se sienten honrados por servir a esta congregación, y nosotros apreciamos su confianza! Aquí nosotros estamos a su alcance:
Tracy Avent, email@example.com
Bob Redfern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Howd, BHowd@aol.com
POC PERSONNEL OFFICER
Joyce Miller, email@example.com
POC PROGRAM OFFICER
Julia Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
POC FINANCIAL OFFICER
Christopher Frey, cjfrey@email@example.com
Cheri Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Merritt, email@example.com
Michael Payne-Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marla Scharf, email@example.com
Senior Minister, Ext. 23
The Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc. Minister For Religious Education, Ext. 25
Office Administrator, Ext. 10
Iris Gonzalez, email@example.com
Coordinator of Spanish Speaking Ministries, Ext. 24
Social Justice Coordinator, Ext. 27
Carol Stephenson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookkeeper / Pam Garcia
Sexton / Edgar Cruz
R.E. Assistant / Alecia Baker
Nursery Teacher / Stacey Vinyard
Thank you to our volunteers!
Our Church Circular is published on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Circulation is about 500.
Sherry Howd, 257-6844, email@example.com
Sherry will edit the June 4 and June 18 issues.
Catherine Leeson Pelizzari, 945-9848, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine will edit the May 7, and May 21 issues.
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Stapling and Addressing: Lloyd Eater, Madeline Morrow, Gretchen Leavitt, and Marge Schneider.
Thanks for all the work you do and care you put into the newsletter.
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