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The Wright Ups May 2012 Vol. 2012 Issue 5 Wright Congregational, United Church of Christ 4821 Franklin Rd. Boise, Idaho 83705 (208) 343-0292 E-Mail: Web:





SUNDAY, APRIL 29 9:30 AM - Adult Sunday School 10:45 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "Just Imagine!" Choir Anthem: "In T.his Very Room"

Published Monthly,

Mailed pre-paid at Boise, Idaho

Permit No. 127 *** Ministers: All of Us Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Black

SUNDAY, MAY 6 9:30 AM - Adult Sunday School 10:45 AM - Worship And Communion Service Sermon Theme: "Rejeice And Think About These Things" Choir Anthem: "Give Me Jesus"

Secretary: Robin Canning

Choir Director: Ron Apperson

Organist: Ginny Trapp

Cry Room available For restless little ones. Board Chairman:

SUNDAY, MAY 13 MOTHER'S DAY 9:30 AM - Mother's Day Breakfast 10:45 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "For Mothers And Their Families" Choir Anthem: "A Place Of Beginning Again"

Will Patterson

Moderator: Carl Van Slyke

Youth Leader: Kate Hall

Custodian: Robin Canning

Pilgrim Cove Board Members: Al Busche, Carl Van Slyke Janice Aagaard, Ann Durand

Fall, Winter, Spring Schedule: 9:30 Adult Sunday Sch, 10:45 Worship & Children's Sunday Sch. Fellowship- Noon Summer June, July & August Worship at 10 a.m. Fellowship 11:00 Communion Served the 1st Sunday of each month

SUNDAY, MAY 20 9:30 AM - AdnltSu'nday School 10:45 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "The Whole Armor Of God" Choir Season Finale: "Walk With Me" SUNDAY,

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PENTECOST - Wear Red 9:30 AM - Final Adult Sunday School Class 10:45 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "Catch The Spirit!" SUNDA Y, JUNE 3 - SUMMER WORSHIP 10:00 AM Spaghetti Feed Fund Raiser For Campers

***** Special Children's Moment During Worship K-6 Classes Following The Children's Moment Refreshments & Conversation Hour Following Worship

FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN Dear Members and Friends of Wright Church, Wright Congregational Church's traditional practice of "calling" a pastor affirms the active presence of God's Spirit in the search process. We prayerfully seek a pastor with particular gifts and skills, while recognizing that candidates are also engaged in a Spirit-led discernment process. Thus our church enters into a covenant with a new pastor always knowing that God eventually will lead that pastor to a new setting. In the days that have elapsed since Pastor Mike Black announced his retirement, we have been keenly aware of God's new calling for him, even as we have experienced a profound sense of loss. It is not easy to think about ending a Spirit-filled sixteen year ministry. These next five months together will be a precious time, and we will inform you about our plans for special events to celebrate Pastor Mike's ministry. Members of the Church Board have already been approached by some of you with the daunting question, "Pastor Mike is leaving, what will we do?" We want to assure you that we have already been in touch with our Conference i11inister,Walter John Boris to review the Search and Call process. We will schedule a meeting of our Church Officers and Committee Chairs to hear directly from Walter John about DCC procedures during a time of pastoral transition. IiI the rI1eantinle, Walter John suggested that we share with you this brief overview:


We will select an interim pastor to provide continuity in worship, pastoral care, and program/staff oversight. Walter John will advise us on this process; he has assured us that t. : TI has. ..,.t:Y several excellent 1~~ otter 41~~ TIt: rut eA,(; usnt candidates UTlUtUUtl:-~ available YUU uu: ... WTlU '.IJt:'- cne specialized skills needed during a transition time. This pastor will not be a candidate for the "settled" position.


After the interim pastor is in place, we will initiate a search process for a new pastor in accordance with our bylaws. We will invite all of you to be part of a self-study that will identify our church's pastoral needs. And we will develop a church profile for our potential candidates.


Our Conference office will advertise our vacancy among UCC clergy all across the country. Our search committee will read ministerial profiles, screen candidates, conduct :·"~J'WI""-·l· --.01 .•• .., check ,-t:Jt:'-'~TI ce~ aTlUJ evertca ....•..... •.....•.•..••.• tal. · sececi ~ 1_".. Utrtcer v t:w~, cr. ~., fly candidate who will be recommended to the entire congregation.



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plan our future. We will keep you informed on a regular basis. For now, let us express our gratitude to God for Pastor Mike's ministry and enter into a time of celebration with Mike and Tami, and their faniily. Please keep them in your prayers even as you know from experience that Pastor Mike will be praying for us. Respectfully Submitted, Will Patterson ,Board Chair

Board of Directors Meeting,

Worship attendance on:

Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.

April 1- 81

All committee chairs and board officers need to be in attendance.

April 8- 112 April 15- 58 April 22- 67

Book Club & Library News

April 29-

The Book Group will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 in the church library. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, will be discussed. For Tune7 : Any book by Idaho author Anthony Doerr.

Ushers for May: Frank Capshaw, Bob Smith Tom Eubanks, Clay Shockley Communion- May 6 Servers: Tami Black, Jo Elliott-Blakeslee Jack & Joan Wenske

For Tuly5: each person attending is asked to bring one or two favorite poems. Any poetry you have written would be most welcome.

Liturgist-May Amy Linkert


May Care Givers: Meredith Pond & Jane Penrod May Altar/Flower Care: Wes & Cathy Andrews

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Spring RummageSale-for bringing your treasures in, for buying those treasures, for setting up, packing up, cleaning up and for hauling the leftovers to the Youth Ranch. We made $360.00 at the end of the day. We had a great attendance at the luncheon for the ladies from First Church. Mary Ellen Parsons did a wonderful job demonstrating how to tie and wear our scarves. Thanks Mary Ellen. Thanks to everyone who brought the delicious salads and desserts. Our next meeting wiII be at 1 pm Saturday, May 5th at the church. We have tentatively scheduled a travelogue on the PanamaCanal. Hope to see you all then. '------------------------_~' .. - .. - .. - .. -


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March Income March Expenses

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donation of non-perishable items and paper goods.


Thanks for the changes and making our church look welcome.


lOur Food Pantry is always in need of


Check out our bulletin board in the social hall. It changes monthly.







Thank you for you faithfulness, Janice Aagaard, Treasurer

Jesus said, "let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them... Luke 18:16 All children, young and old, are invited to ÂŁQ!!!ÂŁ to Sunday School. Come and explore Bible Stories Come and activate faith. Come and discover. God calls people of all ages; even a child like me! The Sunday School lessons are on display in the church entry. Please invite your friends, your neighbors, and your children, to register for the Bible story classes. Also, adult teachers are needed, either for a long term or a short term position. Your commitment is needed. Sunday School will begin in September and it will follow our family worship. The classes will run from Noon to 12:30; a snack will be included. See you all in the fall, Come and enjoy! The Wright Church Religious Education Committee

IN LOVING MEMORY Robert Dale "Bobby B." Brown 1924-2012 We celebrated the long life of our dear friend Bob Brown with a Memorial Service here at the church on Sunday afternoon, April 1. Bob passed away on March 25, at the age of 88. Bob was nearly a life-long resident of Boise, graduating from Boise High, and later from Boise Junior College. He was quite an athlete, both in High School and College, excelling in basketball, track, and football. After graduating from Boise High in 1942, Bob served in the Army during World War IT, mostly stationed with the Signal Corps in London. After returning home, he met and married the love of his life, Maxine Cummings in 1946, and they were husband and wife for 48 years, until her death in 1994. Born to them were their two children, Lynette and Scott, and through them, 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Bob's work life included careers with Associated Foods in Boise, the accounting team at the Commissary at Mountain Home AFB, and finally many years with the University of Idaho Extension Service in Boise and Caldwell. 50 years ago this month, Bob and Maxine joined our church. Through the years Bob sang in the choir, was an usher, and even served a couple of years as Church Treasurer. He was a faithful, joyful participant in all we did together. Bob also was a longtime member of the Elks, Masons, Shriners-as well as a bowler, camper, fisherman, and avid BSU Bronco Fan. Bob, we will always be glad for your happy presence among us, and know you are at home and at peace with your Savior.




Sat. June 23, 2012


4821 Franklin Road, Boise

6-9 p.m.


BBQ catered by GOODWOOD'S


Bidding begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m, live dessert auction at 6:45 p.m. Entertainment

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Final bids announcement

8:30 p.m,

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Bids close 8:45 p.m. OU'(

Winners announced 9:00 p.m.

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$10.00 (10 years and older) $12.00 at the door $5.00 (5 thru 9 years:old) $7.00 at the door


NEWS FROM AND FOR THE CONGREGATION --Thanks to all of you for your kind and supportive words to me since I announced my pending retirement. As I said in my letter to you, and in my sermon Sunday, it has not been an easy decision, but that it's time. I look forward to these next four months and will do everything in my power to make it a period of anticipation for the future of this wonderful church. Be sure to see Board Chairman Will's great article in this issue for more information. --The Annual Assembly of The Conference will be held May 18-19 at Hillsdale UCC in Portland. The main focus of this year's gathering will be our World Missions. Special Guest will be the Bishop of our sister church in the Philippines. Registration Forms are available in the church office. Speaking of the Assembly, congratulations to Linda Baxter, who will be nominated for a three-year term on the Conference Board Of Directors. --See all the great info about Summer Camps for kids and teens at Pilgrim Cove! All three ages will meet there July 8-14. Remember that the Church will pay $100 toward each camper's costs-plus note that the proceeds from the Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser here after church on Sunday, June 3, will go to further reduce the fees. Register Now At: --One more Pilgrim Cove note: Work weekends, to help get the camp ready for Summer, will be May 18-20 and May 25-28. Can you come for a day or two? No charge for rooms or meals. Contact Al Busche if you are available: 383-9181. --Thanks to the several who already have signed up to take turns mowing the lawn this summer-and we can still use a few more. Property Chair Dale Shoemaker will have the schedule posted by this weekend. Again this year he also will be creating a sign-up list for our "Adopt-A-Flower-Bed" program. Sign up to keep us beautiful all summer! --Thanks to Syl Apperson, Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, and Mike Black for leading our Sunday morning Adult Sunday School Class. We will complete our study of the Gospel of Luke by the end of May. --Thanks to Jack Wenske, Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, Linda Baxter, and Syl Apperson for taking parts of the Worship Service on April 15 while Mike was away. And, of course, special thanks to Jay Sanderson for filling the pulpit. All agreed he did a great job! --Carol Hansen is doing much better in her recuperation at Capitol Care Center. Husband Jack says there is still a long way to go, but so thankful she's more like her old self. Please keep both in your prayers. --Much love and many prayers to Denise Steelman who is under treatment for a latest complication of her continuing auto-immune problems. We hope to see you soon! --Had a nice conversation with Howard Adkins. He recently had a cardiac stent implanted and is undergoing continuing treatment for vocal cord problems-but is doing better. Nettie will soon have a knee replacement. Love to them both.

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This summer Exodus, Sojourners and Pilgrims will be exploring the Secrets of the Kingdom with Daily Discoveries that are firmly rooted in scripture and offer a fun, thoughtful way to explore our relationship with God, one another and creation. All three camps will be held July 8th through the 14th. Register online at The cost of camp this year will be $365.00. Please Register by May 21st to avoid the late fee. This year the Educational Ministries Task Force also has a great Camp Tee Shirt contest for kids of all ages to participate in. 2012's winning design will be printed on both Camp Adams and Pilgrim Cove white tee-shirts that the kids use for tie dye. You can find details at !JttP':'/jGPGLI.G.c.Q[gLqQG!Jmstnt$LCg!Tlpt~hjrtftYJ~r.pdf. Good Luck!

Parents: Secrets of the Kingdom T-Shirt the kids use for tie dying is included in your Registration fee of $365 ...if you register by May 21st. On your registration form please remember to check which size your child needs.

Additionally, if you would like to purchase separate Pilgrim Cove Camp Wear that helps support Pilgrim Cove Camp, you may include separate check made out to Pilgrim Cove Camp. Please put size in memo line of check. T-Shirt Youth $14.00 T-Shirt Adult $15.00 Hoodie Youth $24.00 Hoodie Adult $25.00 »


And May 25-28

Free Room and meals. Bring tools, gloves and appropriate clothing for mountain weather. Lots offun, friends and fresh air. Contact AI Busche with questions.

PILGRIM COVE FOUNDATION BOARD REPORT April 23, 2012 Submitted by: Carl Van Slyke, Board Member On March 31, the Idaho Association and people from most of the Association Churches met with the Pilgrim Cove Foundation Board to dialogue about issues which had arisen over the past several months. We were led in this process by Conference Minister Walter John Boris and Retired Conference Minister Gene Ross. After considerable discussion and small group work, the issues which rose to high priority were: 1. Youth camps, cost for campers, cost for staff (counselors, directors, etc.) 2. Finances including the debt load and meeting mortgage payments and Board Treasurer position (we need one) 3. Communication among the Foundation Board members and between the Board and the Idaho Assn. Churches and their members, and more transparency. Board minutes will be e-mailed to the Idaho Association Churches in a timely fashion. These items are being addressed at the current time. The Board welcomed new members Patricia Maloney from Challis UCC and Dewayne Mayer from New Plymouth UCC. As noted elsewhere the Idaho Association UCC Church Camps for the Pilgrims, Sojourners, and the Exodus Camp will be held the week of July 8-14 at Pilgrim Cove. If you would like a copy for the minutes check with the Church Office or with any Pilgrim Cove Foundation Board member.


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From AI Busche, Pilgrim Cove Board Member Please come and help UCC children and young people attend Pilgrim Cove Camp from July 8 to 14, 2012. The camp is not able to cover the cost of the counselors next summer without raising rates for each child. All proceeds above the cost of the spaghetti will be used to lower the cost for UCC children to attend Pilgrim Cove Camp. This is a great way to provide spots at the camp for as many of our young ones as possible! When: Sunday June 3rd, Following Worship Where: Wright UCC Congregational Fellowship Hall What to Bring: Your Appetite and Your Children and Grandchildren Donation for the Meal Requested Thanks For Helping!


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Are very busy - if you are single check us out!

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Friday, May 11 we will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Egyptian Theater for the silent movie presentation.

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Just a reminder ... Coffee host and Altar flower sponsors are needed.



Sign up sheets for flowers are on the bulletin board downstairs. You can choose to bring your own flowers or the church will supply them for you for $20.

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Saturday, June 11 Robin is hosting a Pink Flamingo Picnic at her house. More details to come - wear pink!

Coffee hour host sign up sheets are in the social hall. Please be a sponsor Ihost soon.

Become a friend of: Wright Community Congregational UCC on Facebook. "Like" us real soon. Also don't forget our a web page:

P,acli tender fittfe Hossom receives my £oving care, jlnotlier spot quite fiR! it you '{{ not find anywhere. For my garden is my dear ones, !fity £ovingfamify, Jlnd I'm the happiest gardener Wlien they're gathered round my f(nee.


:My bouquets are made of f(isses jlnd sliining litue eyes, wouid. 6e liard to matcli their 6eauty t his side of Paradise. True, my vases are quite empty, 6ut I don't seem to care, For more precious that merefIouers

Is the rove that I find there.

9dotlier's (j)ay (}3rea/ifast Sunday, 9day 13 Tfie men's fef£owsliip of Wriglit Cliurcli wi{{ 6e liosting a 6realifast for a{{ the women on :Motlier's Vay, Sunday:Morning, :May 13 6eginning at 9:30 a.m. (j3ringyour favorite fatfy and comejoin usfor 6realifast.

NEW PHONE NUMBERS Please add to your church directory the following changes: Nancy Hyder-new # 208-230-1361 Mike Hyder -new # 208-284-7494

MAHJONG GROUP Is scheduled to meet at the church on Friday, May 4 and Friday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in playing contact Ethel Farnsworth.



MAY 2012






Tuesday 1




1-Book Club


~ 9:30 Adult Sunday Sch. 10:45 Worship, Family Communion Noon: Fellowship,


7-Choir Rehearsal







12 Men's Fellowship Breakfasl Sel up TBA

11:30 a.m. Wright Ones Silent MovieEgyptian


7-Choir Rehearsal






9:30 Adult 5.5. 10:15 Choir Warm-up 10:45 Worship, Sunday School Noon: Fellowship Wround-Up ticket sales 5:00 p.m. Co-Housing

Spring Assembly at Hillsdale UCC in Portland, Ore.


1:00 Mahjong


1 7:oop Co-Housing



7-Choir Rehearsal






.m Cove Work Weekend Thru Sunday


Camp Registration Deadline

1 Community6:00 Supper 路1 7 pm. SCA

Pentecost Sundav

[ 7:00 Board Meeting


9:30 Adult 5.5. 10:15 Choir Warm-up 10:45 Worship, Sunday School Noon: Fellowship Wround-Up ticket sales




9:30 Mother's Day Breakfast 10:15 Choir Warm-up 10:45 Worship Sunday School Noon: Fellowship


1:00 p.m. Women's Fellowship

1:00 Mahjong

7-Wright WroundUp Meeting

7:00 p.m. SCA



2:00 Kitchen use by Susan Medlin

6:00 Huntington's Grou p Meeting 4:30p BUGS Board





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Work Weekend I Pilgri ~ Cove Thru Monday

7-Choir Rehearsal




7-Choir Rehearsal



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Happy Birthday May 3-Mary Lu Harder 4-Michael Trammell 9-Loyd Bliss 15-Mary Pond 16-Jerry Lawson 18-Rick Watson 23-Gil Haskins 3D-Jack Wenske 31-Hugh Geisler

Happy Anniversary 6-Margaret &May George Johnston 8-Cindy & Dale Shoemaker 19-Pat & Tom Robb



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Thanks to everyone who helps out on Sunday Mornings, as of this writing these folks are covering these areas:

May 6: Greeters: Anne Schnebly & Jane Penrod Flowers: Margaret Johnston Coffee Host:

May 13: Mother's Day

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Greeters: Dave & Debbie Turner Flowers: Shockley Family Coffee Host:

May 20: Greeters: Al & Susan Busche Flowers: Mike & Nancy Hyder Coffee Host: Mike & Nancy Hyder

May 27: Pentecost Sunday Greeters:

Gil & Dorothy Haskins Flowers: Coffee Host:

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