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JULY/AUGUST, 2017  Vols 7,8 Issue 150 e61

NEWS & VIEWS from the Pulpit & Pews

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Bragg, CA

Cheryl Finch, Interim Pasto
Martha Lopez, Commissioned Lay Pastor
Sid Long, Newsletter
Roger Thornburn, Webmaster


The Texas 4000 are arriving here TUESDAY, JULY 4th and here’s what we need…FIRST OF ALL – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY ARE HELPING!!!

Bread, candy donations, sodas, water, pretzels & chips DONE. Have 3 more people bringing fruit – Also have one person to help clean up on Wednesday, the 5th – need 2 more and look below for the rest of clean up.
Also have one person to come and help set up on Tuesday, the 4th. THANK YOU!!! Check list below for what is still needed.

I have showers for 19 – need 5 more….there are 24 college students arriving.

WHAT WE NEED ON JULY 3 – MONDAY

1 person to set up the tables and chairs – 2 could do it, but 3 is quicker & easier.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE CHURCH ANY TIME…..There will be
someone at the church on Monday morning beginning at 9 a.m. until probably noon.

1 person to bring fruit – grapes, apples, oranges, etc.

7 folks to bring any of the following lunch meat (turkey, ham, tuna, roast beef, etc.) cheese, peanut butter, jelly, etc. This is for them to take on the road for lunches so they don’t have to spend $$$ on groceries which the money will come out of their donations for cancer research.

JULY 4 – TUESDAY

We need 5 more showers – don’t want to have 5 bicylists going without one!!! 1 more to help make their dinner and do prep work for breakfast.
3 folks to help clean-up.

JULY 5 – WEDNESDAY MORNING NO LATER THAN 8 A.M.

2 folks to clean-up washing dishes, etc. No one has come forth in the past few years and Dan and those of us who came in a 5:30 a.m. ended up doing it.

As you can see, we really need the help of the whole congregation. I appreciate any help you can give so it doesn’t fall on the shoulders of Nancy, Cathy and me.

Thanking you in advance…. Lori

Pictured are Cathy Hollenback, Leaf Kelly, and Bill Keller. Bill, who is handing over the baked beans spoon to Leaf and Kathy, needs a respite from several years of preparing a huge serving of baked beans for the Homeless Potluck which our church provides the fourth Sunday every month. Following is the recipe he and Betty Humphrey used for what are claimed to be the best baked beans on the coast.

BETTY HUMPHREY & BILL KELLER’S BAKED BEANS

 Brown and simmer in a large skillet:

  • 3 lbs. lean ground meat
  • 3 large onions chopped in a food processor
  • 2 T. chopped garlic

Pour the juice out of the cans (or not) and combine in a large rectangular pan or roaster oven:

  • 3 #10 cans pork & beans in tomato sauce (6 lbs. 12 oz. each can)
  • 1 #10 can kidney beans
  • 3 short cans (8.5 oz.) green lima beens if wanted

Then add to the pan or roaster oven:

  • Ground meat, onion, and garlic mixture
  • 2 T. liquid smoke
  • 2 t. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Smoky Cattleman’s BBQ sauce
  • 2 T. mustard or more
  • 1 cup brown sugar or more

Stir all ingredients together
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for an hour or freeze the content and thaw and bake before serving.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR P.W.

PW will not have any regular meetings this summer…the next one will be in Thursday, September 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room!

IN THE MEANTIME!!! On Thursday, July 20 we will have our annual excursion to the Cleary cabin at Hales Grove. Details will come later, so stay tuned to the church bulletin and your email. Those of you who don’t have email we will contact you! Plan to come – it’s always a fun event!!

On Thursday, August 17 we will our annual salad potluck luncheon at Lori’s, 33121 Little Valley Road. Carpool at the church at noon for arrival at Lori’s at 12:30 p.m. Bring your favorite salad – invite a friend! The weather should be great on the deck!!!

Ever wish PW had an evening meeting for those who work days? Want to get out for a little fun? Join us on Wednesday, August 2 for a round of BUNCO. Just bring yourself ( and maybe a friend). No experience needed. Signup sheet is located on the bulletin board. We’ll plan to meet the first Wednesday of each month starting in August at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you there. Cindi Hood

DEACONS SPONSOR A FAMILY

July, 2017 will mark the first year anniversary for our church deacons sponsoring a family at Project Sanctuary. In June 2016, the head of Project Sanctuary presented a program for the Deacons explaining it’s mission: to help people escaping domestic violence.    It didn’t take long for the Deacons to see a place we thought we could make a difference for a needy family and the following month we budgeted $600 of our annual budget to support a family. No, we do not know their names, but we are beginning to get a feel for this needy family.

Mom and two children, ages 11 and 9 last July, were victims of domestic violence. They came to Project Sanctuary for support and advice. Last summer we offered to pay for swimming lessons for the boy and a Hip Hop Class for the pre-teen girl at the Starr Center. Come September and school, we put a generous amount on a Kohl gift card for school clothes.

For Christmas, mom and two children each received a hand knit scarf and stocking cap, plus we spent about $50 on each person in the family for something personal. The boy, turning ten in December, received a gift certificate from Out of this World in Mendocino.  The girl received a gift certificate from the Gallery Books in Mendocino for her twelfth birthday.

The family counselor at Project Sanctuary has kept the Deacons in the loop: mom now has a full time job. The boy is particularly interested in cooking and has a mentor who is teaching him to cook. We make sure that cards are sent for birthdays, special holidays with a prayer and words of praise and encouragement from the “Deacons at the Presbyterian Church.”

This June we are spending the last of our $600 budget for a gift card so mom and kids can buy things needed for their home; much was trashed by the perpetrator before Project Sanctuary was contacted. The father of the children is being released from jail in six months…..another stress that comes to a family caught in these circumstances.

I am pleased that the Deacons are putting some prayers and support to cause that has the potential for success.

Pat Long

FIVE SUNDAYS IN JULY

Extra canned goods in a corner cupboard?  Deacons are suggesting that you bring these  to church on July 30th.  We will bring them up front during worship…maybe solicit the help of the children!   Let’s “think” canned fruit in July.

October also has five Sundays; maybe pasta and beans? December has five Sundays too, maybe cereal?

Deacons will see that canned goods go directly to the Food Bank.    As always, thanks for your help with feeding the needy in our community!

Rev. VIRGINIA SIEWERT, HR
March 8, 1933 – June 3, 2017

Memorial Service Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. in our Sanctuary

Pies, Pies, Pies, Yum, Yum, Yum!!! Soon your yearning for pie will be satisfied! The Annual Presbyterian Pie Sale will be the Saturday of Labor Day weekend September 2, 2017. This is a big endeavor and many hands will make this task easier for all. We will beginning soon to prepare and freeze the fruit for the pies. We usually do this once a week when we get the fruit from Harvest. If you can spare an hour or two to help that would be wonderful! Also if you can pick blackberries or other fruit and seal them in gallon bags with the fruit name and date just put them in the church freezer, that would be great too. Times will be announced when we start this fruit prep. Then August 31 and September 1, we will be baking pies all day long. So if you can lend a hand it will be greatly appreciated as 400 pies is a lot of pies to make! There will be sign up sheets for the pie baking too, also the day of the pie sale we will need help selling the pies! The first two hours is crazy fun, people start lining up two hours ahead of sale start time! If you have any questions or want to help call Marsha Robinson at 964-7637 or Charletta Evans at 964-5237. Lori will be taking orders for her special frozen grasshopper pies. We usually clear $5,000 on this sale and ALL the proceeds go to 15 local service charities so it is indeed a worthwhile endeavor. We will be adding jams and jellies to the sale this year.

Come join the fun!     Marsha Robinson

GRASSHOPPER PIES Grasshopper pies are by request only since I can make them ahead of time and put them in the freezer. Please let me know no later than August14. I already have 2 orders!!! I
will make a couple pies to sell at the pie sale.     Lori 964-5066

JULY BIRTHDAYS AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
2 MARY SUE RHOADS 1 CHUCK VIGGERS
11 TOM ESTES Jr. 7 PAT LONG
21 LINDA MIHLD CRYSTAL SANDERSON
22 RON MIHLD 9 ERIC MILLER
25 ADAM VANWORMER 13 SYLVIA BURNS
26 ED RUNNER 16 CHARLETTA EVANS
28 ROSAMOND FOWLER 19 MIKE CLEARY
29 FRED HOLLENBACK STEVE WORTHEN
ARLEU SIAS 29 JIM JEFFRIES
30 TIM HUMECKY
31 SID LONG
SHANNON VANWORMER
JULY ANNIVERSARIES AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES
17 CRYSTAL & IAN SANDERSON -2004 9 IRIS & JIM LOUSHIN – 1969
24 ISABEL & BRUCE ROGERSON -1963 17 PAT & SID LONG – 1963
20 CAROL & BOB STEELE – 1954
22 ELAINE & PEPPER BALL – 1970
27 BETTY & RICK McMILLEN -1960