The Wright Ups June 2011 VoL 2011 Issue 6 Wright Congregational, United Church of Christ 4821 Franklin Rd. Boise, Idaho 83705 (208) 343-0292 E-Mail: wrightucC@qwestoffice.net Web: wrightucc.com Published Monthly, Mailed pre-paid at Boise, Idaho Permit No. 127
WELCOME TO JUNE! A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (pLUS ONE) AT WRIGHT
SUNDAY, MAY 29 - MEMORIAL SUNDAY 10:45 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "In Loving Memory, With Joyful Hope" (Remembering Our Friends In Christ Who Passed Away In The Last Year) SUNDAY. JUNE 5
10:00 AM Sermon Theme:
Worship And Communion Service "Called As Partners In Christ's Service
Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Black Secretary: Robin Canning Choir Director: Ron Apperson Organist: Ginny Trapp Cry Room available For restless little ones. Board Chairman: Will Patterson Moderator: Jo Elliott-Blakeslee
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
PENTECOST SUNDAY CONFIRMATION CEREMONY 10:00 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "I Promise" NOON - Fiesta Benefit Luncheon
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 LUAU! LUAU! LUAU! -And SILENT AUCTION 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Food! Fun! Festivities! Entertainment!
Youth Leader: Kate Hall Custodian: Robin Canning Pilgrim Cove Board Members: AI Busche Jim Morrow Carl Van Slyke Janice Aagaard
SummerJune, July & August Worship at 10 a.m. Fellowship 11:00 Communion Served the 1st Sunday of each month Fall, Winter, Spring Schedule: 9:30 Adult Sunday Sch, 10;45 Worship & Children's Sunday Sch. Fellowship- Noon
Sm~AY. JUNE 19 FATHER'SDAY 10:00 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "For Fathers And Their Families" SUNDAY, JUNE 26 10:00 AM - Worship And Celebration Service Sermon Theme: "UCC - Who We Are and Where We're Going" ********* Special Children's Moment During Worship Youth Group After Church Refreshments & Conversation Hour Following Worship
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Worship attendance on: May 1- 90
Worship service begins
Sunday, June 5, 2011
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NEWS FROM THE WOMEN Women's Fellowship will not meet during the months of June, July and August.
Ushers for June: Carol Rivers, Denise Steelman, Mary Ellen Parsons, Robin Canning Communion- June 5 Servers:
Ron & Syl Apperson Marilyn Williams, Dave Carmen
All Church Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, June 15 at Mandarin Palace. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Board meeting 7 p.m.
Amy Linkert June Care Givers:
Jo Elliott-Blakeslee Denise Steelman
Your board is trying something different and you can join them. Getting out into our community is very important, and this is one way we can do it. If you are interested in attending for dinner please RSVP to the church office by Wed. June 8. Board members RSVP also.
DIRECTORY CHANGES New Address and phones for Mike and Nancy Hyder: 829 Mason Loop,Nampa, ID 83686 Mike:353-3140,Nancy: 246-9536
Book Club & Library News Book Group will meet on Thursday, June 2, at 1:00p.m. in the church library. The subject for discussion is The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Topics for future programs are: July 7: Each person attending is asked to share some favorite poetry. Aug. 4: The Immortal Life of Hemietta Lacks by Rebecca Seloot. Sept. 1: The Wives of Hemy Oades, by Johanna Moren. Oct. 6: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gayle Lemmon. Nov. 3: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford.
"Wright Ones News" (SinglesGroup) Summer events are being planned for the
"Wright Ones" singles group. Home BBQ's, green belt walks, Outings, etc If you are single and would like to be notified of any or all up coming events simply give Carol Rivers a call at 323-6043 or let Robin know in the church office. We always have a great time and a fun experience. Join us.
Faye Fry: 1093S. Hilton, Rm 219 Hillcrest Assisted Living Center Boise, Id 83705 Ph- 854-3219
E-MAILS WANTED Do you have an e-mail address? (or an e-mail update)
Wright Church would like to have it! We send out update notes on occasion and sure would like to include you on our mailing list. Please fill out a pew card or leave a note on Robin's desk. Don't be left out!
NEWS FROM AND FOR THE CONGREGATION --Be sure to be in church this Sunday, May 29, 10:45 AM, as we mark the Memorial Day Weekend by especially remembering those faithful people of our congregation who passed away during the last year; Ethel Voorhees, Bill Presley, Joy Chapman, Lillian Brandt, Mazie Archibald, David Wolfe, and Frank Fry. --Thanks again to the choir for all their faithful music these past 12 months! We are always so much "richer" because of their music! To Choir Director Ron Apperson, Organist Ginny Trapp, and to every member of the choir, our great appreciation! --Speaking of music, the Diaconate voted to make it their project for the next year, the choosing of, and raising funds for, new Hymnbooks to replace our ancient Pilgrim Hymnals. --And further speaking of music: We would love to have Special Music during our worship services this summer! Please talk to Mike about a date for you! --So good to see John Thomas back in church already! He is making great progress from his leg surgery, and is back in his longtime home at Samaritan Village. --Thanks again to the Youth Group for leading the Worship Service on Sunday, May IS! It was also a great pleasure to honor our five graduating High School Seniors. --Thanks to the congregation as always for your support of the One Great Hour Of Sharing. This year's total special offering was, at last report, $510. --Looking ahead: Note for your future plans that during the last week of June, we will be publishing a two-month July-August issue of the Wright Ups. AND, be thinking about attending a very special edition of our annual Idaho Association UCC Fall Meeting, September 23-24 in Challis. Hosted by our Community UCC church there, the event will take place at the nearby beautiful Living Waters Ranch and Retreat Center. Full details in next month's newsletter. LUAU! LUAU! LUAU! What great fun we'll all have again this year on Saturday, June 18, when we host and enjoy our Annual Luau and Silent Auction. Some further notes: -Buy your tickets soon, and take a packet of tickets to sell to friends and family! donating something special for the Silent Auction.
--Thanks again to Lupe and John Tauati and their big extended family for the enormous amount of planning, time, and work they donate to the church each year. Their food, their dancing, their everything arejust wonderful! --A new addition to the festivities this year: During the dinner hour, we will be entertained by the I Boise Ukulele Group. --And, let's all make this an "'INVITING EVENT"! That is, invite friends and family to be with us not just for the fun, but also with the idea that we introduce others to Wright Church, and share with them the joy of being disciples of Jesus in our congregation! Thanks!
from Carl Van slyke
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also"
This was the theme of our stewardship campaign last fall.
I do believe these
words to be true based on where our budget stands today. Since we are now one-third (I cannot believe it) through 2011, I thought I would take this opportunity to bring you an update on the Church's General Fund budget and the progress we are making toward the goals that we set for ourselves in January at the Annual congregation meeting. We set our goals high---total General Fund Expenses of $ 123,218, total estimated income of $ 111,391 with a resulting negative balance of $ 11,827. We proposed some real stretches on the income side of the budget. How are we doing? For the first four months (33 %) of the year this is where we are: INCOME 12 month Budget
4 month Actuai
De Beaumont Fund
Fund raisers Special gifts/other TOTAL
Notes: The De Beaumont Fund receipt of $8,552 is the total for the year, but is included in total in the four month column. If this amount is adjusted to four months, total income for four months is $44,817---40% of 12 month budget. EXPENSE B·,
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SUMMARY On a four month basis, the Church has received 35 % of the budgeted pledged income, 39 % of the budgeted unpledged income, and 40 % of the budgeted total income. Unoledaed income includes contributions from oledaina units above their pledge. We need to encourage attendance and participation in the Silent Auction and Luau on June 18. This is a major fund raiser in support of the Church's programs. Expenses are being monitored and watched closely. We are thankful for the special gifts and contributions that have helped to meet our budget for the year. KEEP IT UP!!! If you have any questions please contact Janice Aagaaid Oi Carl Van Slyke. 0.
Notes From The Board Dear Lord, give us the strength, courage and wisdom to lead your Church. In a devotion inspired by Lois Taylor, we opened our monthly Board meeting. We all need strength, courage and wisdom to live ull. lives as Christians. Knowing God will provide these needs, we conducted the business of our Church. Our confirmation class continues. We have a fine group of young people who are completing training regarding the beliefs and history our Church. We look forward to welcoming them as the newest members of our Church on Sunday; June 12; Our summer celebration is set for June 18thâ€˘ Come join the fun of our Luau. Tickets are now available, bring your family and invite a guest. We will be having a silent auction. Do you have something interesting for the auction? Would you like to bid on something interesting? Pilgrim Cove thanks you for the coffee mugs. Ask and you shall receive! We can always use a few more. Spring comes late in the high country, but it is coming to the Camp. Do you have a weekend you can spend preparing the Camp for the summer season? Any of Pilgrim Cove Board members can provide details. All single persons are invited to join the "Wright Ones". H you would like to participate Rivers or Robin Canning. Congratulations
to all our Graduates.
Good Luck and God's Speed in your future endeavors.
Respectfully Submitted, WiH Patterson, Board Chair
A BIG thanks to everyone who has donated copier paper and office supplies, they are all greatly appreciated.
~Thank you to Carl Van Slyke for getting a great deal on business ~ ! size envelopes for the office. ! ; And don't forget if you shop at Staples use the church phone : ~ number 343-0292 for rewards points, ! !_._._._._._.-.-._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._.-.-._._._._}
Boise First Church Music Board is pleased to invite you to
'ii'MUSI(; (;AMP AT PILGRIM (;OVE!!!!
Registration is due by August 1. Please see Ron Apperson, Mike or Robin for registration and information forms.
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I A free will offering will be taken to help support I the family of Ashley Duke. I Ashley was a conjoined twin and faced a lifetime of I medical difficulties but we are saddened to report I that she passed away last week. I The Hyder Family will be preparing a fiesta I luncheon for everyone to help out the Duke family I with their continuing expenses. I Please join your church family for a great lunch and I following worship
a worthy cause.
Our Food Pantry greatly needs your help.
: Your donation of nonperishable items and paper ~ goods is greatly L . . appreciated . .
10:00 a.m. Worship service begins Sunday, June 5, 2011
2nd Annual Central Bench Neighborhood Spring Festival Saturday, June 11 at Cassia Park 10a.m. to 8 p.m. International
sway & repurposing,
Music & Dance, clothing creating
auction. free tennis lessons. non profit resources softball
Homemade salsa competition,
games, Park & Rec mobile rec van kids, and lots
Sunday, June 12
of fun, friends, and neighborhood greetings For questions contact: centralbenchna@gmail,com
(one more try)
Sign up for Altar Flower sponsor and Coffee Hosts
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~ A weekend music workshop on Payette Lake at ~ McCall is where you will want to be ~ September 16, 17 & 18-2011. ~ Everyone is welcome. Vocal, handbell musi~ cians, instrumentalists and their families are all n invited to come join the fun. Learn, laugh and ~ enjoy. Camp fires, lake swimming (weather per~ mitting). Saturday evening talent show and ~ worship at McCall UCC on Sunday Morning. n The cost for the entire weekend which includes your meals and lodging is $77.
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SUPPER June 23 , 2011 6:00 p.m.
CONFIRMATION CEREMONY PENTECOST SUNDAY, JUNE 12 You are especially invited to be present in worship on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 10:00 AM, to be part of one of the most special events in the life of our church: On that morning, seven of our young people will confirm their faith and become official members of Wright Church, the United Church of Christ, and the Universal Body Of Christ. For several months, these fine young people have been faithfully learning about the fundamentals of our, faith, the history of our church, the legacy of the Bible, and other topics related to church membership. We receive them with great joy! Celebrate this great occasion with your presence and your prayers. Those being confirmed are: Baylee Andrews Jacob Busche Peter Busche Jeffrey Flaherty Justice Flaherty Kate Hall Madora Martin
CONGRATULATIONS WITH OUR LOVE!
COFFEE MUG EXPLOSION! Thank you to everyone who donated their unneeded coffee mugs to our Pilgrim Cove Camp. Wright Church '... donated 75 mugs to the camp kitchen. ~ They were hand delivered by cc Carl Van Slyke on a recent tour........, of the camp. Pilgrim Cove Staff and Campers
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PROGRAM When you are at Staples getting those much appreciated office supplies for Wright Church or for your own home or office, be sure and give the clerk at check out the church's phone number 208-343-0292. We are now enrolled in the "rewards" program at Staples and will get reward discounts each quarter. Cut this article out and carry it with you so that way you will always have our phone number. The church office thanks you in advance for your support.
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Worship service begins Sunday, June 5,2011
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Wright Community Congregational Church United Church of Christ 4821 Franklin Road
Boise, ID 83705 (208) 343-0292
4th Annual LUAu/Silent Auction Saturday, June 18-6 p.m. at Wright Churcheveryone is invited. Tickets available on Sundays, in the office, or at the event.
Happy Birthdays June 2011 5-Kenny Pond 6-Virginia Scholl Willard Dykes 1D-Bob Pond 14-Debbie Robbins 15-Nancy Hyder 18-Agnes Thayer Cathy Andrews Jerry Card 19-5andy Gillmore 22-Anna Tominaga 27 -Letha Gribble 28-Carol Mansfield Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen 3D-Clay Shockley Alex Jorgensen
Happy Anniversary June 2011 2-Jack & Joan Wenske 3-Hugh & Ida Lovin 12-Chuck & Meredith Pond 15-Mary Ellen & Dale Parsons 18-Ken & Ethel Farnsworth
22-Sally & Dan VanderVeen 28-Frank & Jama Capshaw 3D-Dale & Betty Ramsey
SIGN UPS ARE NEEDED FOR
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SHEETS ARE DOWNSTAlRS
Thanks to everyone who agrees to help out on Sunday Mornings, as of this writing these folks are covering these areas:
Greeters: Jo Elliott-Blakeslee Flowers: Jack & Joan Wenske Coffee Host: Bob & Kathy Smith
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iJune 12: Greeters: Ron & Syl Apperson Flowers: Mike & Nancy Hyder Coffee Host: Hyder Family
June 19: Father's Day Greeters: Dave & Marilyn Carmen Flowers: Howard & Nettie Adkins Coffee Host: Amy Linkert & Jo Elliott-Blakeslee
June 26: Greeters: Dwain & Linda Baxter Flowers: Ann Durand Coffee Host: Kim Salwasser & Family
COFFEE HOSTS ARE NEEDED FOR JULY, AND AUGUST-PLEASE SIGN UP
JUNE 2011 Sunday
CBNA Sprint Festival Cassia Park 1Oa-8p
Rot n's Vacation
Communion Noon: Fellowship Youth Group
6:00 Huntington's Group Meeting Wedding Reh. 4:30
1Pentecost Sunday I Confirmation Ceremony 10:00 Worship, Noon: Fiesta Luncheon Youth Group
BUGS garden classes begin
5:30 BUGS board
7:00 Board of Directors Meeting
[ill I BUGS classes
10:00 Worship Noon: Fellowship Youth Group
I BUGS classes
10:00 Worship Noon: Fellowship Youth Group
CBNA meeting 6-Board 7-general
6:00 p.m. Community Bench Supper
LUAU I SILENT AUCTION AT WRIGHT CHURCH 6:00P.M.
Wright Congregational United Church of Christ proudly presents their
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Sat. II"une 18, 2011 4821 Franklin Road, Boise 6-9:00 pm
Authentic Luau provided by Lupe &: John Tauati. Fabulous entertainment for all ages!
OFEV Bidding Begins at 6:00pm Dinner Begins at G:30pm Entertainment 7:00pm-8:00pm Final Bids Announcement 8:30pm Bids Close 8:45pm Winners Announced 9 :OOpm
TICKETS: $20 per family, $12 per couple, $7 for singles
Call 343-0292 to donate an item for the silent aUCJiO~-'--I and to purchase your tickets.
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