First CRC Weekly
July 19 - July 25
Our Mission: To Glorify God by making More and Better Disciples
From the Office
Welcome to this week's CRC newsletter! Here you will find time-sensitive announcements, events, service schedules, offering schedules, and prayer list. I will send these out at the end of each week.
I wanted to clear up some confusion that you may have regarding my email. You have received emails from Shonta Villalobos, yes that is me. Shonta is my legal name so any official correspondence will be under Shonta. It's very confusing and I apologize for that.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
Becky - Church Office Administrator
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Hanford CRC Podcast!
Why Podcast? Podcasts give you the ability to listen anywhere without having to worry about your internet connection, or using too much data. Listen in the car, at the gym, or while you're out working on the farm, ranch, or dairy. Simply put, podcasts are easily accessible and portable so you have the freedom to tune in anytime from anywhere. Pretty cool, huh?
Out of Office
Front Lawn Renovation Project
Final drawings and bids are still being worked up for the process of securing permits. We had a couple of contractors and engineers reviewing the site and the preliminary plans this week. They are eager to participate in this beautiful project. We are so grateful for Dave Roach's expertise and generosity in managing this project.
We will end our Family Summer Extravaganza with a Indoor Movie on Friday, August 20th. More information will be available at the beginning of August.
Back-Pack Project for Monroe
We need several volunteers to help us sort and fill the back packs we have acquired for Monroe Elementary School. The backpacks have arrived. The contents have also arrived. We just need to put the one into the other a few hundred times! If we have enough volunteers we could accomplish this in a day. We're looking at either the last Saturday of July and/or the first Saturday of August. We promised the backpacks to the school on Monday the 9th of August.
July 19th @ 8:30pm - Field 5
July 26th @ 8:30pm - Field 5
EVENTS THIS WEEK
New City Catechism of the Week: 36
What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?
Cake will be served this Sunday as a farewell & retirement for Margaret DeVelois. She has been involved at church for 44 years as well as teaching at Hanford Christian School. We pray as she moves to Washington this new transition in her life will be full of new blessings.
A 'Harvest Table' has been set up in the foyer for fresh garden produce. If you enjoy gardening and have an abundance, please feel free to bring and share with our Church Family on Sunday mornings:)
UPCOMING FIRST CRC SPECIAL EVENTS
- Taco Night (July 24th)
- Movie Night (August 20th)
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Monday: John Jr & Teri Zonneveld, Esther Scheeringa
Tuesday: Fred & Sondra Koelewyn, Kathy Pacheco, Steve Fukano
Wednesday: Dennis & Cheryl Rietema, Chester Stevens, Ingrid deJong, Joan Audrain
Thursday: Rhys & Erika Clark, Betty Stewart
Friday: Jessica Lemos, Katherine DeBoer
Saturday: Fred Holt, Joanne DeBoer
Next Sunday: Avery Tos, Denise Tarlton
Common Ground is made of co-ed youth in grades nine through twelve. Meetings are held Sundays @ 6pm in the loft. Please contact Shonie Holt at (559-936-3360) for more information.
Middle School Ministry is made of co-ed youth in grades seven and eight.
Cadets is a program for boys in third through sixth grade. Please contact Dave Danielson at (559-381-6215) for more information
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a program for girls in third through sixth grade. Please contact Martha Valdez at (619-471-4014) for more information.
This week: Christian Ed.
Next week: Faith Promise
General Fund Report of Offerings and gifts:
Approved budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 - $881,400
($73,450 needed per month to make budget)
General fund offerings through June 30, 2021 - $689,225.02 (we reached 78.2% of our 2020/21 budget)
General Fund expenses through June 30, 2021 - $505,144.05 (we spent 57.3% of our 2020/21 budget)
- Feel free to mail your donations to the church office (2175 Leoni Drive, Hanford, CA 93230)
- Cash donations will be accepted during normal office hours only (M-TH 7:30 AM–3:00 PM)
If you are writing a check to the church, the bank has requested that all checks be made payable to the First Christian Reformed Church of Hanford. If the checks are made payable to another name they may be rejected.
Want to save time and hassle? Check out our Online Giving program at http://hanfordcrc.org/give-online or ask a Deacon for assistance. Thank you for your continued support.
Our Church Family
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Romans 12:10 says, "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." It can be easy to forget about those that we don't see each week. We hope that you take some time to visit, send cards, and pray for these members of our family:
Joan Audrain, Bob Carvalho, Johanna Hakker, Norm & Audrey Galloway, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder, Janet Slootweg (living in her own home)
Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)
Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)
Helen Noland (The Remington)
Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)
Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)
Kathy Mackey - Eye Surgery on July 15th
Pastor Gabe - Kidney surgery on July 16th
Dick Hofmans - impending Bypass surgery
Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra
Stewart & Christine deJong
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is in need of volunteers. If you would like to help out with this need, please contact Martha Valdez at 619-471-4014.
HCS Employment Opportunities
HCS is currently looking for a part-tine (13 hours a week) Band/Choir Director. Please call 584-9207 if you or someone you know is interested.
"In House" New City Catechism - All parents with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 6th grade are invited to take part in New City Catechism! Download the app (search "New City Catechism APP") on your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices. The lesson this week will be: What do we believe about the Holy Spirit? (week 36) Join the ‘City Catechism Discussion with First CRC’ Group on Facebook!
Did you know that you can access our congregation's Business Meeting minutes directly from our website? That's right! All approved meeting minutes from the past year for Governing Council, Ministering Elders, Ministering Deacons, and our Annual Congregational Meeting Minutes are available online. Want access? Inquire with Becky at the office. 559-582-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery: Maegen de Jong, Joyce VandeBeek, Moira Mackey
Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Big) Stevi Zonneveld, Heather Zonneveld
(Little) Tiffany Mackey, Cheryl Zonneveld
Nursery: Jeanne de Haan, Thea Bergman
Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Big) Jennifer Butts, Cheryl Zonneveld
(Little) Liz de Jong, Shonie Holt
Want to get in touch with our staff?
Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy - email@example.com
Martin Sisneroz, Pastor of Assimilation and Discipleship - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director - email@example.com
Tim Thomas, Director of Technical Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Villalobos, Church Office administrator - email@example.com
Adam Danielson, Custodian - 559-410-0443