Faith Episcopal Church
OCTOBER Newsletter
Dated September 28, 2019
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori joined us in worship on Sunday, September 22nd.


Faith members were blessed by
the visitation and preaching of,
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori.
(Former Presiding Bishop)

Dates to Remember


September 29, 2019
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

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

Missions Fair
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SSP Participant & Parent Meeting
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

October 1, 2019:
Leader's Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

October 3, 2019:
D.O.K. Monthly Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 6, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
No Sunday School

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

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

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

FAITH5 Youth Event
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
October 8, 2019:
Finance Committee Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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

Safeguarding God's Children/People at St. Augustine Episcopal Church
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 13, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screening
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

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

Blood Pressure Screening
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Youth Band
11:30 a.m.

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

Interfaith Potluck
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

October 15, 2019:
Vestry Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

October 16, 2019:
Sr. Lunch Bunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

October 18, 2019:
Leader's Retreat (Applegate)
8:00 p.m. Start

October 19, 2019:
Leader's Retreat (Applegate)
All Day

October 20, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

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

Leader's Retreat (Applegate)
11:00 a.m. Finish

First Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 26, 2019:
Faith 101
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 27, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

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

Mission Team Monthly Meeting
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Youth Band
11:30 a.m.

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

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E-News? Completed articles must be received in the office, by the Parish Administrator, no later than October 16th. Feel free to contact Dena Nkadi, with any questions, at or call 530-676-5348 or come on in!
A Note from
Pastor Liz
Fall 2019 Stewardship…Gratitude in Action!

We will be providing the congregation with financial information and with spiritual information over the next weeks as we discern together our pledges for 2020. We will be asking everyone in the congregation to think and pray on their operating and capital (building fund) pledges for the 2020 budget. We want to be good stewards of all that God is giving us.
Operating pledges cover the costs of:
·        lay and clergy staff
·        utility costs for the building and property
·        formation programs for all ages of children and adults
·        hospitality and worship expenses
·        regular property/building maintenance
·        office expenses
Capital pledges cover the costs of:
·        building mortgage
·        solar loan
·        large maintenance/property costs

It is part of our human condition to worry about money…will we have enough for our basic needs, our wants, our treats to ourselves for working hard in life? It is part of our journey as followers of Jesus to also consider how God may be calling us to support this community of faith financially. Beginning in mid-September we will be sharing stories about Faith Church and its importance in our lives. We will be providing you with some specifics about where we are financially and what good stewardship will look like for 2020 and beyond.

On Sunday, October 6 th we will gather in our pledges – this is our gratitude in action!

God’s Peace,
Pastor Liz
Sept. 29, Faith Church will have it’s 10 th Annual Missions Fair
after the 10 a.m. service! 

Come join us on the patio for a free lunch BBQ and the 10th Annual Missions Fair., immediately following the 10 o’clock service. Those attending the 8 a.m. service are invited to come back to church at 11:15 a.m. and enjoy this unique opportunity.

Please visit some of the Missions Booths and glean interesting information about local organizations that your church supports. The following organizations will be present; and, if you would like to read about them ahead of time, please open the associated links.

·          Upper Room

·          CASA

·          Divorce Care

·          Nomadic Shelter  Nomadic Shelter Information

·          Assistance League

·          Friends for Survival

·          SHARE>share

·          NAMI

·          Faith Church Honduras Scholarship Foundation

·          Faith Church Missions Team

Folsom Mosque
Faith Episcopal Church
Come Enjoy an Interfaith Evening!

You are invited to attend a Folsom Mosque and Faith Episcopal Church potluck at Faith Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 13, at 5:00 pm. Please come and enjoy good food and an educational talk with Zaid Akhter (think: the fellow with the Scottish accent). You will also meet Asad Habib, their new outreach coordinator.

Please select the link below and indicate what you will bring to the potluck. The Mosque will provide the meat dishes. FEC will provide sides, salads, and desserts. 

When you sign up, be aware that no pork, no bacon, and no lard should be used in your dishes out of respect for the Muslim food traditions.

The Faith Church Missions Team
Blessing of the Animals
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 6 th
Please bring your appropriately constrained pets and join us for the
Blessing of the Animals which will be held during the regular 8:00 a.m.
and 10:00 a.m. services on Sunday, October 6 th .

There will be no Sunday School on October 6th so that our children and youth can be part of the Blessing of the Animals.
Faith Episcopal Church
A Congregation in Transition

We have passed two milestones in the transition for finding a new Rector for Faith Episcopal Church. 
Our third and newest milestone is the commissioning and charging of the Parish Profile Committee and the Applicant Review Committee. (September 8) 
The search for a new Rector is a sensitive matter for the Diocese, the applicants and the members of these committees. Because of the sensitivity of their work, part of the Commissioning and Charges rendered to these committee members requires them to maintain strict confidentiality within all proceedings of their committee. The confidentiality of this process is monitored carefully by the Vestry, the Interim Rector, Rev. Armstrong and the Canon to the Ordinary, Rev. McMillin. 
-The Parish Profile Committee: The PPC has already begun their work in developing strategies and surveys to solicit the input of this congregation and to gather people’s thoughts about Faith Church. They will use this input to a profile of who we are as a congregation, and where we believe God is directing us. It is estimated the Parish Profile Committee may be able to produce a finished product sometime in December, 2019.  
Sometime after the start of the new year (2020), the Diocese will have approved and then publish our profile online. All prospective applicants will have access to the profile and can then submit their letter of application to our Diocese. Applications must be received within the time constraints set by the Diocese. The applicants will receive a preliminary vetting by the Diocese to ensure that they are priests in good standing and eligible to apply. 
- The Applicant Review Committee: The Diocese will forward a list of qualified candidates with dossiers to the ARC. The ARC is currently working to develop the procedures and calendars they will be following in the applicant review process. The ARC’s objective is to narrow the field of candidates down to 3 – 5 priests that fit within our profile. This “short list” will be submitted back to the Diocese for a deeper vetting and review by the Bishop.   
Profile Committee Needs Your Help
Church-wide Survey Coming Soon

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Rev. Liz introduced to the congregation the Profile and Search Committees which will work closely with the Rev. Canon Andrea Mcmillin, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Northern California, throughout our transition and search for a new rector.

The Profile Committee will survey the congregation to assess who we are, what are our priorities in serving Christ, and how can we best fulfill our walk with Christ. The committee is already hard at work, and we will need your help to create an accurate and compelling church profile which will be published to the Episcopal Church. This will be the guiding document that potential applicants will review to learn about Faith Episcopal Church.

The Profile Committee is developing a church-wide survey which will be available for you to fill out either on line or in print. In addition, the committee will conduct small group and individual interviews to gather additional information about the church, our goals, and desired skills and talents for a new rector.

The committee will then use the information gathered from the assessment tool and interviews to create the Parish Profile. The profile will be shared with the congregation. In addition to the Parish Profile, the committee is also working to redesign the church website, which will provide additional information for potential candidates. Christian Selden has volunteered his time and talent to lead our web redesign. Please join us in thanking him.

Please look for the upcoming survey in your email or reach out to the Profile Committee or church office if you would like a written copy of the survey to fill out. We will provide additional information and dates on the survey and small groups in coming days.

The Profile Committee
McGregor Scott, Chair  
Angie Hanson
Linda Pietraczyk 
Dan Selden
Lynsey Slojkowski
Eva Tak
Jim Wahlstrom
Steve Katzakian , Chair
Jeff Canon
Tess Chiamparino
Sara Eldridge
Carolyn Flood
Bob Gilmore
Steve Long
Ray Sarlatte
Kitty Stewart
Connie Weatherholt
Stay tuned for the fourth and fifth milestones coming to a parish near you. 
Sierra Service Project Update
Sierra Service Project (SSP) is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit organization, providing life-changing service projects in low-income communities for youth in grades 7-12.  We are in need of chaperones for both service projects.  Chaperone fees are paid using funds generated from the annual SSP fundraiser.

Summer Service Project – June 28 to July 4, 2020 (location to be determined):
This project is open to youth entering 9 th grade through those exiting 12 th grade. Youth need to submit a deposit of $60 by October 1 st to reserve their space.

Weekend Service Project – January 18-20, 2020, Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend: This project is open to youth currently in grades 7-12. Youth need to submit a deposit of $50 by November 1 st to reserve their space.

Interested chaperones, youth and their parents should plan to attend our next meeting on Sunday, September 29 th after the 10 a.m. service.  
Thank you to all who participated in the
Church of Rock
and the Aquatic Center outing. 

Learn more about Youth Ministry
Support our Youth Ministry with food donations for our upcoming activities!

Honduras Scholarship Fund Information and Invite!
Divorce Care Group
You Don’t Have to Go Through it Alone. 

Over the past 10 years, the DivorceCare support group at Faith has supported over 75 people who have discovered help, found hope, and experienced healing. We are starting another series on September 12. It will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room D. If you have questions, please contact one of the continuing facilitators: Carolyn Flood, Mark Pinski, or Kim Dillon.

What is DivorceCare? It is not therapy or counseling. Rather, it is a friendly, caring group of people who will work alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is specifically designed for those who are separated, going through a divorce, or have been divorced and having challenges recovering from it. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

The 13-week seminar is bionically based and Christ-centered, but you don’t need to be a Christian to attend. Each session shows a 30-minute DVD video followed by small group discussion about the video. The format is set up so anyone can join at any time during the 13 weeks. The DivorceCare DVDs present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing divorce-related issues such as depression, anger, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Real people share their stories of how they deal with the pain and heartbreak of divorce and separation. During the week between meetings, group members have a resource workbook containing daily Bible study and practical exercises to help them heal from their hurt and pain. 
It's Back!

Put on your boots and blue jeans and join us for
Gospel Sunday - October 27th !

Connections Made!
A Huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the “Get Connected” Event on September 8 th .

We would like to thank all the ministry and small groups leaders for all their time and hard work. We would also like to thank the following individuals who helped set up for the event and take down after the event. You Are All Awesome!

Cass Bisbikis; Rain Champarino; Cathy Daust; Tim Daust; Rick Douglas; Pat Ekelund; Ron Ekelund; Alex Ekelund; Denisa Ekelund Kurita; Ann Fortes; Angelito Fortes; Angie Hanson; Sandy Hanson; Becky Kennedy; Brian Kennedy; Monica Ness; Vince Maloney;
Rosie Sabado; Debbie Torpey; and everybody else we may have missed who helped.

And last but not least
THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated in the event!
The “Get Connected Team” 
Financial Report
At the end of July –
OPERATING INCOME                    $224,352
OPERATING EXPENSES:                 $225,719

CAPITAL INCOME                           $54,079
CAPITAL EXPENSES:                       $45,195

Quick definition of Operating:    Worship support, Hospitality, Program Costs, Youth & Adult Ministries, Routine Maintenance, and Office Costs.
Quick definition of Capital:                         Mortgage (Building and Solar), Large Maintenance (Repair or Replace items), New Furniture, Fixtures or Equipment.

Outreach Income:                          $36,299
Outreach given away:                   $66,815  (Theses monies carry over each year so some $ is from prior years)

Picture taken by Tim Daust during the September 14th FEC Men's Hike - Smith Lake, just above Hemlock.
Picture Taken by Rory's "best friend", Cass Bisbikis, while entering the office - Rory waiting for his mom's return.
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
Select Button for Prayer or Scripture Reading -Year C
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to Dena Nkadi, at, by the following deadlines :
Sunday Slide Announcement & Bulletin Insert - P rior Wednesday, no later than 10 a.m.
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Requests received after these times will be placed in the following production.

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
No Office Hours on Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 966, 4131 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs, CA 95682 | (530) 676-5348