Faith Episcopal Church
AUGUST Newsletter
Dated July 27, 2019
Dates to Remember


July 28, 2019
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Welcome Committee Meeting
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

30 Minutes of Faith
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

DOF Knitting Crochet Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Stephen Ministry Training
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stephen Ministry CE/Supervision
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

August 1, 2019:
Daughter's of the King
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Knitting Group
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

July 28 - August 3, 2019:
Honduras Children at Camp Living Waters

August 4, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

30 Minutes of Faith
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Town Hall Meeting
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Youth Hangout
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Stephen Ministry Training
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stephen Ministry CE/Supervision
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

August 6, 2019:
Finance Committee Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Leader's Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

August 10, 2019:
Landscape Work Day
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

River Cats Game Day
7:05 p.m.

August 11, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screenings
After 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Services

30 Minutes of Faith
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School Teacher / Assistant/Volunteer Training
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Stephen Ministry CE/Supervision
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
August 12, 2019:
Monthly Connect Meeting
5:00 p.m.

EFM Introductory Meeting
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

August 18, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

30 Minutes of Faith
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Mission Team's Monthly Meeting
11:15 a.m.

Stephen Ministry Training
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

August 20, 2019:
Leader's Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

August 21, 2019:
Sr. Lunch Bunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

August 25, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

FED Talks
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Mission Team's Monthly Meeting
11:15 a.m.

Stephen Ministry Training
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Youth Band
11:30 a.m.
*Faith is transitioning to monthly Newsletters. This July 27, 2019 edition is the first edition in the series and is being sent out for the month of August, 2019. Future editions will be sent out on the last Saturday of the month, for the upcoming month. Please make sure and provide any information or articles, that you want published, by the 15th of the prior month. i.e. If you want an article in the September edition then the article must be received, by the office or Parish Administrator, not later than August 15th. Feel free to contact Dena Nkadi, with any questions, at or call 530-676-5348 or come on in!
A Note from
Pastor Liz
Transition Process Update

Faith Church is in the midst of an exciting time of self-reflection and possibilities, a time when the congregation can explore its identity and mission apart from any particular clergy person. As your Interim Rector, I am here to provide both spiritual leadership and practical guidance for the church staff and volunteers. I am also supporting the Vestry as they work on the charges given them in this process by the Canons of the church and as outlined by our Bishop. Canon Andrea is the Consultant who will train and support the Vestry and the committees once they are formed.

In the next weeks, the Vestry will discern lay members of the congregation for three roles: a Chaplain, the Profile Committee and the Applicant Review Committee. All who serve in these roles will be appointed. There is not an application process to serve in these roles.
·          The Chaplain will provide spiritual support for the committee members.
·          The Profile Committee (PC) will gather information from the congregation and then will write both a Parish Profile and narrative answers to be included in the online profile of the congregation. These documents will be available to all Rector applicants and will capture the spirit of this congregation as well as including pertinent data. The committee’s work will take place over the next months and into the Fall.
·          The Applicant Review Committee (ARC) will review applications provided to them by the Diocese. Their work will begin after the Parish Profile has been published and after a period when applications will be received, reviewed, and vetted by Canon Andrea and Bishop Megan. This work will take a number of months and will extend into early Summer 2020.

This is a process of discernment and is unlike a search to fill a corporate job position. The process is necessarily one in which confidentiality is very important. The Vestry, the Chaplain and all Committee members will make a commitment to this confidentiality. This is about protecting the privacy of potential applicants, it is not about secrecy. I encourage everyone to resist the temptation to ask for specific information like names once the process is underway.

We each have a role in this time of transition and discernment. Prayer is at the heart of this discernment. And we are all called to that prayer!

God’s Peace,
Pastor Liz
Please Help Remove Sanctuary Chairs This Sunday after the 10:00 a.m. Service

Tuesday, July 30th = Light Fixtures changing
Wednesday July 31st = Carpet Cleaning

We will greatly appreciate those who are able to
stay this Sunday, July 28th, after the 10 a.m. service
to help move and stack chairs to the side walls,
so that the Sanctuary Floor is clear
for carpet cleaning & Light fixture maintenance!
Thank you Videos from Padre Francisco
Tornado Update

Padre Francisco and his community are so grateful for Faith's generosity and prayers during their time of rebuilding. Please click the link below to hear and see how much you are appreciated!

Faith Church baseball night at the Rivercats
Tickets on sale
in the rotunda
July 14, 21 and 28
$20 per ticket
(AAA affiliate of SF Giants) 
Nashville Sounds
(AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers)

Saturday, August 10th
7:05 game time

Tickets are $20 each. We will take checks made out to Faith Church or cash, of course. We have 40 tickets available – so please see us in the rotunda for yours! The seats are in the shade – promise. If you prefer to pay online, please use the “Other” category in the Funds listing and mention baseball in the comments. We will need a hard copy of your confirmation to give you your tickets. 

Your CONNECT Committee:
Ann Fortes, Sharon Morrison, Lynne & David Thomas and Tim & Cathy Daust
Urgent Need for Weed Pullers!

All ages are welcome
Come at your convenience, for any amount of time,
Pull weeds & beautify!

If there is a particular area of the church you are interested in maintaining, please contact Steve Long by phone or at and he will confirm its availability.

Volunteer hours will be given to students (or those employed) who need them.

A New Knitting/Crocheting Group for Girls
Would your daughter(s) like to learn to knit or crochet hats or scarves
for donation to the Nomadic Shelter that serves the homeless?

Daughters of Faith is sponsoring a new group that will meet for 30 - 45 minutes
after the 10:00 a.m. service on the following dates:

July 21; July 28; August 11; August 18

Learn a new skill. Have fun with other girls in the church.
Participate in an important service project.

Moms are welcome. Come the days that you can.
All materials provided and Cookies too!

We need to plan for materials, so please look for the table in the rotunda to sign up. A DOF member will be available to answer questions.
Weekend Retreat August 23-25, 2019
Weaving circles of Love:
Learning to love God, Self and Another

Friday August 23 4:00 p.m. thru Sunday August 25 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mercy Retreat Center, Auburn

More Details & Registration: Leslyn Shortes 530-409-7503
We are in Transition

Visitors are always welcome at Faith Episcopal Church!
To serve you better, we invite you to fill out the chartreuse colored visitor information card, found in the Sunday handout material. 
Faith Episcopal is a congregation in transition; as recently, our rector accepted a call to the Diocese of Indianapolis. This is a very exciting time for our Parish, as we are examining where we came from, whom we are and where we are to go. 
We completed the first milestone in our transition, to find a new rector, by accepting the Bishop’s appointment of the Rev. Elizabeth (Liz) Armstrong as our Interim Rector. Rev. Armstrong will be presiding over our services on Sundays and providing pastoral care and performing the administrative duties of Rector. Rev. Sonya Reichel will also preside and preach at some of our services. For diversity, we hope to arrange for other priests and deacons to participate and preach at our services.
Rev. Liz and the Vestry will be consulting and working with the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Northern California, in developing the protocols for forming the Profile/Search Committee(s).
-           The Profile: We will survey the congregation to assess who we are as a congregation; our priorities in serving Christ and how we can best fulfill our walk with Christ. The profile developed from the assessment will then be published to the Episcopal Church.
-           The Search: Qualified priests who respond to our profile will submit an application letter for rector with supporting résumé. After the vetting of the applicants by the Diocese and committees, a list of the top candidates will be developed for continued consideration until the Vestry prayerfully discerns to whom a call will be extended.
This transition process is intentionally lengthy so that we can fully and prayerfully process where we have come from, where we are and discern to where we are called, with intention to find the best leadership to guide us along our journey with God.
May God’s Grace be with you,
Brian Kennedy, Sr. Warden
Faith Episcopal Church
2200 Country Club Dr.
Cameron Park, CA
Prayer for Transition

"God of all time and seasons, we give thanks for what you have done in our midst, and we listen together for what you are calling us to be and do. Help us to learn from the past and then release it. Fill us with hope, confidence, and vision for the future you are creating. Give wisdom and courage to our leaders, especially our interim rector Pastor Liz Armstrong, and the one who will become our new rector. We ask all this in the name of Jesus, who by your Spirit and through your Church, walks with us and bids us to lives of love and service. Amen."

Rev. Sonya
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