JCC NEWS (2/2/2018)

Hi friends and JCC family!  Here’s a quick update on some news and announcements as we head into February. I’ve taken the liberty of copying and pasting some of Sue Hanson’s remarks that appear in the Sunday bulletin.

JCC Annual Meeting on Sunday!
This coming Sunday (Feb. 4th) following our regular worship time at 10:00 a.m. will be our annual meeting. During the meeting, we will review the activities conducted in 2017 and provide everyone with a picture of the financial status of the church as we head into 2018.  We will also hear from Pastor Tim and learn of his perceptions of JCC as well as give you an opportunity to share your thoughts, concerns and questions.  Our usual Hot Dog lunch will be served after the meeting.

Homeless Feeding / Lord’s Table
Our February volunteer opportunity is set for this coming Monday, February 5th. As always, Larry Lee and his team cook a delicious hot meal that is served downtown.  If you are able to help serve, your help would be appreciated.  Our carpools leave JCC at 7:30 PM.

Food Bank@St. Mary’s
Our JCC volunteer day this month will be on February 23rd (fourth Friday) from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please contact Bi-Lan and let her know if you are able to join the team that day.

Special Visit from Pastor Steve & Betty Luttio!
Pastor Steve & Betty Luttio will be with us on Sunday, February 11th. They will be in town to visit family.  Pastor Steve will be delivering the sermon and they’ll be bringing their newest grandson, Rohan, with them.  Be sure to come and welcome them!

Q & A Session about JCC’s Future
Our next Q&A Session about the future of our church is scheduled for Saturday, February 10th.  As we did at our last meeting, we are using the book, “Claiming Resurrection in the Dying Church” by Anna B. Olson as one of the tools for our discussion.  If you are able, it would be helpful to read Section Two, “Go!” before the meeting. It’s easy reading and Bi-Lan has copies of the section available for you.

Remember to pray for our sister churches in Japan…
Thank you for remembering to pray for the Sakata Gyosei Church and the Kawatani Church, both located in Fukushima Prefecture, the site of the nuclear disaster triggered by the earthquake of 3.11.2011.

February at a glance…

  • 02/04 – Pastor Tim will be preaching from Psalm 127:1-2 “The Bread of Anxious Toil” – Annual Meeting following worship
  • 02/05 – Homeless Feeding/Lord’s Table
  • 02/10 – Future of JCC Discussion (Q & A Session)
  • 02/11 – Pastor Steve and Betty Luttio are with us – Pastor Steve will be preaching
  • 02/18 – Board Meeting at 8:45 a.m. / Pastor Tim preaching from Matthew 6 on prayer
  • 02/23 – JCC Volunteer Team at St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • 02/25 – Richard Nakamura preaches

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Tim