Are you up for a challenge?

By Pastor Phil Cooley On a recent Sunday morning, many of us gathered to eat ice cream and read the book of Galatians.  As people ate their ice cream, they read through the six-chapter book. I knew that everyone present could, and I hope did, encounter the living God through His living word simply by the act of reading it.  But I also knew that Paul’s letter is dense with cultural and theological meaning and a single reading would not do justice to the richness of his letter.  With that in mind, I utilized a resource that I and many others have found useful in pursuing a deeper understanding of scripture, the website The Bible Project. The Bible Project is an organization whose mission is “T

PEP News

Let’s sing along with Mamma Mia PEPers – We have one new event in August; we are going to the Mamma Mia play at the outdoor theater in Old Town Fair Oaks. By the time you read this, we’ll have already bought tickets. BUT there is still plenty of space. Go online at to purchase your ticket for Sunday, August 25. Each ticket is $12 plus $2.10 processing fee. Or you can go to the barbecue store in Old Town Fair Oaks and buy your ticket there for just the $12 price. PEPers Are Stepping Up at Biblical Gardens On Thursday, September 19 we’re going to the Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens and then to Garden Of Eat’n for lunch. Please sign up at the Sign Up board in the church

Women's Happenings

There is a card making class on Friday, August 9 at church. Gillian Rouge will lead us in making 12 cards (for only $10!). There will be a choice of papers and sentiments. Toni has this to say about Gillian’s class, “I’ve been to her classes and she is an awesome teacher. She makes everything go so smooth and you leave feeling so proud of what you made. There is something magical about giving a card you made to someone.” Space is limited. Contact Pastor Susan today, if you are interested. A Lake Trip Instead of An Ocean Trip We thought we’d try a new water venue this year. So Cordova Neighborhood Women are going to Donner Lake on Saturday, September 21. Watch the Women’s Ministry Bulletin Bo

Community Breakfast Snapshots

What a great event the community breakfast was! We were able to feed everyone who came; almost 400 pancakes were served! The music and kids' zone added to the fun. Thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered despite the heat.

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