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June 2013 W'rocking Wright – 1950’s Bash Saturday, June 22, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00pm is the big event and annual fund raiser. Tickets: $10 (10 and over) $12 at the door. $5 (5 thru 9) $7 at the door. Food, Fun, Old Cars, Silent Auction, Dessert Auction and Games for all ages. Tickets are on sale following worship outside the social hall and available in the office during office hours. Come dressed in your best 50’s attire and we will all have a great time. Calling all artists – please think about donating to our W’rocking Wright Fund Raiser silent auction. All items are welcome Also, plan to donate a baked goodie (cookies, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, etc.) to our dessert auction. Yummy!

Notes from the Office for the Summer Schedule Summer is bringing some changes for us. Responding to the budget crunch and to keep us on a sound fiscal course, the Church Board agreed to reduce Rev. Brandt's time and compensation by 25% for June, July, and August. To make this happen, we will have to make a few changes: •

Cynthia will cut her hours by 25%: o

She will be out of the pulpit one Sunday a month


She will work one less business day


She will still be available for emergencies


She will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings

We will have a single bulletin each month to cut down on production time: o

One bulletin will be reused from week to week


An insert sheet will be used for announcements

Robin will continue in the office on Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 to noon and 1:00 to 3:00

Just in case you should ask: “Where is Robin?” The answer is – she will be on vacation from June 28 through July 9. While she is away, the office will only be open in the morning. If you would like to help out on the phone, give us a call and see what might need to be done. If you would like to help out with the custodial duties – all cleaning supplies are in the janitors closets located between the bathrooms.

Reports and Meetings Notes from the Board We thank God for who we are, and what we have. We thank God for ourselves as individuals despite our imperfections. We thank God for our family, despite their imperfections. We thank God for our church despite its imperfections. We thank God for our country, despite its imperfections. We thank God for our world, despite its imperfections. We ask God to help us be gracious for what we have, and to help us be content and at peace. We ask God to help ourselves, our family, our church, our country, and our world to become as God envisions. It takes all us to be our Church. Thank you to all who volunteer for the many tasks involved with our day to day operation of our Church. Do you have time to volunteer for lawn care, alter care, special music, outreach, community supper, or any of the various other areas? If there is something you would like to see done, just as in the old hymn, ask yourself “is it I Lord?” For those not able to do, it is enough that you simply worship. Summer is upon us. Soon we will have our summer celebration. This year we are reaching back to the fifties, so dust off those glad rags. Tickets are now available. For those too young to remember the fifties, you can see how your parents, grandparents or great grandparents rocked it out with W'rocking Wright. Our church is showing signs of renewal and regeneration. We want you to experience our reinvigoration. Know you, your family, and your friends are welcome at Wright. Respectfully submitted,

Church Missions The Diaconate will meet for their quarterly meeting on Sunday, June 2 at 8:45 AM in the fellowship hall. All members are urged to attend to make plans for worship during the summer months. If you cannot attend please let Carl Van Slyke know. Bench Supper Update The June supper will be Thursday, June 27 beginning at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in cooking for one of our suppers (your menu choice) please contact Julie Patterson. A big THANK YOU to a new Bench Supper sponsor: Kathleen J. Elliott of Elliott Law Firm, PLLC, 912 N. 8th here in Boise. We thank you and other local businesses for their kind donations

Elliott Law Firm

Rose Hill Coin & Jewelry

Anytime Lock and Key

NEXT SUPPER JUNE 27 Help Needed Our food pantry needs to be restocked. Please donate nonperishable items and paper goods for those in need. Don’t forget that Wright Church also collects: eye glasses, hearing aids, pull tabs, Campbell soup labels and Box Tops for Schools.

Will Patterson, Board Chair NEXT BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm in the social hall.

From the Treasurer March Balance April Income April Expenses April Balance

4546.80 10004.52 -8483.03 6068.29

Thank you for all your support of the church and its ministries. Janice Aagaard, Treasurer

BUGS (Boise Urban Garden School) begins their summer programs June 10. They will be using the social hall for their book and art studies plus the kitchen for their culinary skills and of course they will be in the garden. The farm stand will be opening soon. Stay in touch for more details.

Fellowship Activities Pilgrim Cove Camp and Conference Center The Book club will meet on Thursday, June 6 for its annual poetry exchange. Each person is asked to bring one or two favorite poems to share. The meeting will be at 1:00 pm at the home of Ethel Farnsworth. (Please come to the back door.) Call 336-4883 for directions. Upcoming Schedule: July: NO MEETING August 8: Blue Highways, A Journey into America, by William Least Heat-Noon. Sept. 5: Escape into Danger, by Sophia Williams. Oct 3: An Enduring Legacy, the story of the Basques in Idaho”, by John and Mark Bieter, All are welcome to come and enjoy a cup of tea

Wright Ones – Singles and interesting discussion

Tuesday, June 25, 4:30 we are going to the Ben's Crow Inn (an old Boise icon) at 6781 Warm Springs (near Hwy 21). The Boise Weekly says, "When a restaurant has a distinct 'shack' feel, it’s usually not the first place people think of for seafood, but Ben’s has more than one surprise waiting within its well-worn walls. Halfway between Boise and Lucky Peak along the Greenbelt, Ben’s has been a favorite pit stop for years, where folks can while away a few hours on the patio, sipping beers and emptying buckets of clams among the rest of its menu of munchable eats. Claim a space outside and settle in for some outdoor games—just don’t be surprised when you lose a few hours. " Please call Carol Rivers with questions or to RSVP.

The camp board met in May at Pilgrim Cove and they will be sending some ambassadors to the Idaho Conference Churches over the next month or so to generate support from the congregants for the camp. The youth camp will be held from July 21 – July 27. Women’s Retreat will be August 2, 3, 4, & 5. Please consider sending your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors to Youth Camp. Ladies please join us for the women’s retreat. There are partial scholarships available through the church. For further information on Pilgrim Cove, please see Janice Aagaard or Ann Durand.

Women's Fellowship We had a lovely luncheon with Boise First Church’s ladies joining us on May 1st. The committee in charge prepared a wonderful meal, which they served (no potluck and no lines.) It was all very first class. My thanks to Chairperson Ginny Trapp, along with Jane Eubanks and Maxine Palmer. Jane brought her lovely china cups and saucers and fixed beautiful herb center pieces. Diane Racine from the Idaho Athletic Club brought us some helpful exercises to do at home for balance and fitness. Thank you so much, ladies. We received a lovely note from Ginny Neal on behalf of Boise First Ladies thanking us for an enjoyable afternoon. We will not be meeting again until September 4th. Have a wonderful summer and see you in church. Janice Aagaard, President

The Lunch Bunch Barbeque at 980 N the Marconi Grill), Please contact Pat information.

is going to Mickey Ray’s Milwaukee (former location of Thursday, June 13 at 1:00. Robb to RSVP or for more

Personal Touches Celebrations in June

COOK BOOKS STILL AVAILABLE Several copies of “The Wright Recipes” are still available and are only $10.00. They are in the office or see Mary Ellen Parsons to get your copy today.

Birthdays: June 6-Virginia Scholl & Willard Dykes; 10-Bob Pond; 14- Debbie Robbins; 15-Nancy Hyder; 18-Agnes Thayer, Cathy Andrews, & Jerry Card; 19-Sandi Gillmore; 28-Carol Mansfield; 30Clay Shockley.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! We have raised just over $700 for the church general fund. Stewardship has never tasted so good!

Anniversaries: 2-Jack & Joan Wenske; 3-Hugh & Ida Lovin; 12-Chuck & Meredith Pond; 15-Dale & Mary Ellen Parsons; 22-Sally & Dan VanderVeen; June 28-Frank & Jama Capshaw; June 30-Dale & Betty Ramsey.

REMINDER: The deadline for articles is the 25th of each month.

June Sunday Worship Team Ushers: Carol Rivers, Anne Schnebly, Mary Ellen Parsons, Robin Canning

Central Bench Neighborhood Association Hosting Spring Fling The annual spring fling will be Saturday, June 8 at Cassis Park. Local musicians, artists, food, fun, booths and many other events are planned. The fun begins at 11 am and is open to the public. Come out and meet and greet your neighbors.

Lay Worship Leader: Dwain Baxter and Carl Van Slyke Deacon Care Giver: Carl Van Slyke Altar Care: Marilyn Williams June 2 Communion Servers: Marilyn Williams, Anne Schnebly, Ron Apperson, Ann Durand Greeters: Dave and Marilyn Carmen Flowers: Carol Rivers Coffee: TBA June 9 Greeters: Will and Julie Patterson Flowers: TBA Coffee: TBA June 16 – Father’s Day Greeters: Deb Carlson and Marilyn Williams Flowers: TBA Coffee: TBA June 23 Greeters: Clay and Laura Shockley Flowers: TBA Coffee: TBA June 30 Greeters: Ron and Syl Apperson Flowers: Shockley Family in celebration of Clay’s birthday and in loving memory of Jack & Marilyn Barrett. Coffee: TBA

Congratulations to Our Grads Sierra Hunt has graduated from Mountain View High School. Samantha Flaherty and Heather Watson have graduated from college. Here’s to a job well done. Also congrats to Tyler Canning who scored in the 86 percentile and 99 percentile on the two tests for Mensa . He is now an official member.

Bible Study Beginning in June, we will gather in the Upper Room each Thursday morning at 10:00 am (this is a time change). We will be laughing our way through a new book, Laugh Your Way To Grace, by Rev Susan Sparks. The book is available through Amazon or request a copy from the church office for $14. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.


Special Summer Music and Talents Wanted

The church has a new e-mail address. Please change your address books to: The old qwestoffice one still works but we would prefer using the new one and don't want to miss any emails from you. Thank you.

If you would like to be part of our Sunday morning worship service during the summer months and share your special talents such as sings, or playing and instruments please speak to Rev. Cynthia.

A New Look Outside

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Thanks go again to Dave and Debbie Turner for all the church grounds work they have been doing – we look marvelous. Thank you also to everyone who is helping with our lawn mowing. All your hard work is greatly appreciated. Have you been able to spot the changes out front? 1. Trees removed from left and right of the front door 2. Tree removed from the south side (behind bench) 3. Two new Alberta spruce planted left and right of the doors 4. Pavers removed from corner and moved to #5 5. Path into tree widened 6. Rocks rearranged 7. Lava rock removed 8. Fresh wood chips added

Do You Have an Up-Coming Family Event? Wright Church’s lawn area, social hall, and kitchen are available to members for a small donation. To outside folks we offer our facilities for a fee of $20.00 per hour (we do have a ‘No alcohol’ policy). To reserve Wright Church for your next event, please give the church office a call at 343-0292.

Search Committee Update Profile of Wright Congregational United Church of Christ: Thank you to everyone who participated in our church survey. Below you will find a table giving the summary of the data that we gathered from the Congregation over the past month. It gives some demographic data about Wright Church.

Next there is a summary of the aspects of ministry for Wright Church that you feel are most important at this time. These are not listed in order of ranking.

Our leadership expectations (from our recent congregational survey), our church needs a person who… • is an effective preacher/speaker • helps people develop their spiritual lives • is effective in planning and leading worship • ministers effectively to people in crisis situations • makes pastoral calls on people in hospitals and nursing homes and on those confined to their homes • is effective in working with children • works regularly at bringing new members into the church • reaches out to inactive members • is a person of faith • is effective in working with youth • encourages people to relate their faith to their daily lives • is a compassionate and caring person The Search Committee continues to meet regularly. Right now we are finalizing the church profile and will be sending it off to the Conference Office. From there it will be published on the national UCC website for pastoral placement. Thank you for your continued support in this important task. For the committee, Carl Van Slyke, chairperson

June 2013 SUNDAY







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2 8:45 Diaconate Meeting 10:00 Worship/Communion 11:00 Coffee hour/fellowship W’rocking Wright ticket sales

9 10:00 Worship 11:00 Coffee Hour W’rocking Wright ticket sales

16 Father’s Day

10:00 Worship 11:00 Coffee Hour

30 10:00 Worship with Jack Brown 11:00 Coffee Hour



1:00 W’rocking Wright Committee-social hall

10:00 Bible StudyUpper Room 1:00 Book Club-Ethel Farnsworth’s


8 Central Bench Spring Fling at Cassis Park 11:00 am

7:00 Search Comm.-social hall

7:00 Alanon-social hall

10 9:00 BUGS

11 9:00 BUGS

12 9:00 BUGS

13 9:00 BUGS

14 9:00 BUGS


Social hall and kitchen

Social hall & Kitchen

Social hall & Kitchen

Social Hall & Kitchen 10:00 Bible StudyUpper Room 1:00 Lunch BunchMicky Ray’s

Social Hall & Kitchen

Boise Pride-Ann Morrison Park



6:00 Huntington’s Group 7:00 Alanon-social hall


10:00 Worship, 11:00 Coffee Hour W’rocking Wright ticket sales



18 9:00 BUGS

19 9:00 BUGS-

20 9:00 BUGS

Social hall & Kitchen

Kitchen & Social Hall

Social hall & Kitchen

7:00 Board Meeting

10:00 Bible StudyUpper Room

26 9:00 BUGS

27 9:00 BUGS


Kitchen & Social Hall

Kitchen & Social Hall

Robin’s Vacation begins (bye bye)

7:00 Search Comm.-Social Hall

7:00 Alanon-social hall


25 Wright Up Articles 9:00 BUGS Kitchen & /social hall 4:30 Wright Ones-Singles Crow Inn dinner 7:00 Alanon-social hall

10:00 Bible Study Upper Room 6:00 Bench Supper Social Hall

W’rocking Wright Fund Raiser Silent Auction 6:00 pm


Wright Community Congregational Church United Church of Christ 4821 Franklin Road, Boise ID 83705

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June 2013 Vol. 2013 Issue 06 Published Monthly

Contact us: (208) 343-0292 E-Mail: Web:

Ministers: All of Us Interim Pastor: Rev. Cynthia Brandt Office Administrator: Robin Canning Organist: Ginny Trapp Board Chairman: Will Patterson Moderator: Carl Van Slyke

Sunday Schedule: 10:00 Worship

Jack Brown is coming to town! We have him June 30th in our worship hour! Jack Brown will be joining us for worship on June 30th to share his musical gifts. Jack writes, sings, and plays music that reflects everything from his Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans upbringing, his California stint, and time in Idaho. Now his travel resume includes South Korea where he is teaching music at the Korea International School outside of Seoul. Jack's music bio includes small gigs in coffeehouses and pizza places, choir conducting at Boise First UCC, and opening for Carol King.

Cry Room available for restless little ones.

Communion 1st Sunday of each month

11:00 Coffee Time No Sunday school during June, July and August

Plan on attending worship and invite friends and family for this wonderful worship event!

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