December 23, 2014

Dear First Pres,

     Merry Christmas!  I can hardly wait to announce those words to all who are gathered here on Wednesday night. Remember, we have services at 4, 5:30, and 7. Each one is a little different, so read the details below to choose what is best for you. Then, please come. Let's join in giving our praise to God for the incredible gift of His birth; let's celebrate that there is joy to the world because of Christ.

December 18, 2014

Dear First Pres,

     This past Sunday we honored Susan Glover for her 26 years of faithful and effective service. She is retiring from her role as Business Manager, but will continue in a part-time capacity as one of our chaplains. Thanks so much for the many of you who were able to personally offer your gratitude & congratulations
to Susan during our education hour celebration. If you weren't there, I encourage you to send a note or card to Susan to express your thanks.

December 4, 2014

Dear First Pres,

Did you survive Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  We did; and yesterday, the first Christmas present showed up under the tree.  Still, Diane, our Christmas Shopping Executive, is hard at work to make sure we’re covering everyone on our list. And I’m cheering her on (so are the kids).

November 26, 2014

Dear First Pres,

     Last night my kids returned from their first trip to Disneyland.  It was something we promised to do when we told them we were moving to California.  They waited patiently (kind of) for two years until we finally came through on our promise.  But instead of saying, “It’s about time,” they are saying, “Thank you.”  

November 20, 2014

Dear First Pres,

     This Sunday is our annual Thanksgiving Sunday worship service. As many of you have come to expect, we will give thanks by giving a food offering to support our deacons. This year, however, we encourage you to bring up your food offering when you arrive in the sanctuary. And, be thinking of some particular things for which you are thankful this year. We're going to be giving thanks for those things in a special way during worship.