February 3rd, 2019 was Youth Sunday and our big Super Bowl Food and Shoe Drive. Despite heavy wind and rain, our youth collected 2,406 lbs of food for the El Dorado County Food Bank and about 100 pairs of shoes for the homeless clothing closet at The Gathering Inn in Roseville, CA.
We had a super fun evening on Saturday before our sleepover. Teens met at Round Table Pizza Parlor for pizza and games and made Valentine’s which were included in gift bags for the Nomadic Homeless Shelter in El Dorado County. The youth spent weeks preparing for the worship service, handled most of Sunday’s worship tasks, including all of the music, readings and the sermon. Teens who attended Missionaries Sunday School wrote the Prayers of the People.
Youth show off their spiritual gifts during the worship service. The youth band leads the music and other teens serve as greeters, ushers, readers, and even give the sermon on this day!
Super Bowl Food Drive
Our youth collected over 2 tons of food last year for the El Dorado County Food Bank last year! The greater community and church members are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food and household supplies like toilet paper.
It starts early at 7:30 a.m. and we collect food until Noon.
New this year, we will collect new or gently used sturdy shoes for homeless men and women. Sturdy shoes such as hiking boots, hi-tops, walking shoes in size 9, 10 or 11 are welcome. Donations will be given to the Gathering Inn Shelter in Roseville.
The Rector’s January and February Class Explores the Hot Button Topic of Immigration: Please join us for six Wednesdays beginning January, 9 from 4:00 to 5:30. NEW TIME! Child care is available.
How do we make sense of the many opinions and news stories about the present day immigration situation in our country? The upcoming Rector’s Bible Study class will explore the complex issues of immigration from several perspectives. It will do so by combining personal stories of immigrants, an immigration attorney’s legal point of view, and what Scripture says. A recent documentary and a guest speaker who was a child when her family immigrated from Cambodia will help put a face to the word “immigrant.” Through conversation and study, people will have new and accurate information to develop their own informed opinions on this hot button topic.
The first class meets Wednesday, January 9 in the big room. We are experimenting by offering this class at a new time which is 4:00 to 5:30. Please note the new time. Although it is ideal to attend all six weeks of classes, this class is also open to those who may be able to come to only a few classes—come when your schedule allows.