Search Committee News – Summer’s Two-Fold Focus

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We are concentrating on two aspects for the near term.

Hearing Young Adult Voices

First there were some groups we hadn’t heard from yet, most significantly the young adults. This means we are in the process of collecting input from those who are roughly in the 20 – 30 age group.

Parish Profile in the Works

The second thing is we are drafting our Parish Profile. We expect to have this ready for review by mid-summer.

Questions?

For more information or questions, please Contact the Rector Search Committee or talk to any of the following committee members:

Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support.
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Sunnyvale Community Services is Gearing Up!

With summer here, the new school year is just around the corner. At Sunnyvale Community Services, we are literally gearing up for the Summer Drive for School Supplies and Backpacks!

Donations Needed

Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) is requesting donations of brand new backpacks and school supplies for their Backpacks Program to benefit low-income school-aged children. This program is meant to help children start off school with all the needed school supplies to ensure a successful academic year.

Join Us in Supporting a Great Organization

SCS is an independent, nonprofit emergency assistance agency that works to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises. The agency provides financial aid, food, and other support that prevents larger problems with more expensive solutions.

To Partipate

You can bring in school supplies or backpacks, for students from kindergarten through high school, and we will see that they get to Sunnyvale Community Services.

OR check out the SCS website: www.roonga.com/SCSBackpacksDrive

Special Note: We respectfully ask that you select alternative colors for backpack donations – No “Red” or “Blue” colored backpacks please.
Thank you for your support!
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Celebration of the Life of Michael William Reeves

News from the Diocese of El Camino Real

Dear ECR family and friends of Bishop Mary,

We are grieving with our Bishop following the tragic loss of her husband Michael in a bicycle accident on Saturday. Bishop Mary and her family extend the deepest gratitude for your love, prayers, and messages of support.

Celebration of Life

A celebration of the life of Michael William Reeves was held on Friday, June 27, at 5 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga, California.

Co-Celebrants:

The Rt. Reverend Greg Rickel
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Washington state

The Rt. Reverend Mary Douglas Glasspool
Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

Preaching:

The Reverend Canon Robert Edwards
Rector, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

In Loving Memory of Michael

Bishop Mary has requested that gifts be made in honor of Michael Reeves to one of the following projects:

Sargent House

The Sargent House will be the new home of The Diocese of El Camino Real. We selected the Sargent House for our new offices for many practical reasons, but also because it is a historic building in the city of Salinas, a community that struggles with gang violence and its many social issues. We pray to join others in encouraging health and healing in that community. The Sargent House is a great big, beautiful fixer-upper! Michael enjoyed nothing more than a good project that demanded his best efforts, and he would enjoy gifts in his name to make it happen.

To donate online to the Sargent House Restoration Project, click the following link: http://edecr.org/blog/donate/. Or, please send checks to The Diocese of El Camino Real at P.O. Box 1903, Monterey, CA, 93942.

Rails to Trails

The Rails to Trails organization is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former railroad lines and connect corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. A conservancy effort dedicated to safe corridors of exercise, healthy living and community is now, more than ever, a passion of ours. We invite it to become one of yours too. To learn more and to donate, visit: www.railstotrails.org.

Cards & Letters

For those who wish to send cards and letters, please mail them to:

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves
The Diocese of El Camino Real
P.O. Box 1903
Monterey, CA 93942

Questions?

For any questions, please call the diocesan office at (831) 394-4465 or email info@edecr.org.

Our Prayers

May God continue to bless Bishop Mary, her family, and all of us who grieve with her.

Republished with permission of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real.

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Parish Forum and Potluck Supper

Parish Forum and Potluck Supper

This additional forum is planned for Sunday evening, June 22. It will start after the 5:30 pm service at 6:30 pm in Cowans Hall. We will provide beverages. Please bring a dish (salad, main dish, or dessert) to share.

Questions?

For more information or questions, please Contact Rector Search Committee

To contact a specific member directly, we are:

Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

We appreciate your prayers and support.
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Keith Giles 90th Birthday Celebration

MP900341731Did somebody say cake? We are a community that lifts each other up in fellowship and faith. We have a special birthday to honor in our midst…

Please join us

We cordially invite you to come celebrate Keith’s 90th Birthday:

WHEN: Sunday, June 29th at 9:00AM (in-between worship services)
WHERE: Cowans Hall, see Directions & Campus Map

Did you know?

Keith is an avid bicycle rider who has done many cycling tours in Europe. He regularly rides his bicycle over to St Thomas on Sunday mornings for the 8 o’clock service. Keith is also a veteran having served in the Armed Forces during World War II in North Africa and the Middle East. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and spent many years with the National Weather Service. Keith has many fascinating stories to share and is a beloved member of the parish.

Community fellowship is a gift

Stop by and wish Keith well – he will be 90 years + 1 day on the 29th!

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