Faith Episcopal Church
SEPTEMBER Newsletter
Dated August 31, 2019
Dates to Remember


September 1, 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.

Town Hall Fun KG - 12 grade
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

September 2, 2019:

September 3, 2019:
Leader's Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

September 5, 2019:
D.O.K. Monthly Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

September 7, 2019:
Guitar Concert: Rick Dougherty and Darrell Effinger (Mission Team Fundraiser)
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

September 8, 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.

Ministry & Small Group Fair
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Youth Band
11:30 a.m.
September 9, 2019:
Spiritual Yoga begins for Fall
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

September 12, 2019:
Divorce Care begins for Fall
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

September 14, 2019:
Men's Hike #16
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

September 15, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Nursery Staff Meeting
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

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

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

Fireside Chats Leadership Meeting
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

Youth Ministry Kickoff (Offsite)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

September 17, 2019:
Vestry Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

September 18, 2019:
Sr. Lunch Bunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

September 20, 2019:
D.O.K Annual Prov VIII Assmbly Rtrt Retreat
All Day

September 21, 2019:
D.O.K Annual Prov VIII Assmbly Rtrt
All Day

Youth Fireside Chat (off site)
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
September 22, 2019:
Worship Service
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

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

Faith5 Youth Meeting for Leaders
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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

Youth Band
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

September 27, 2019:
Youth Sleepover
7:00 p.m.

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

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

Mission 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.
*Faith has transitioned to monthly Newsletters. Newsletters are 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, 10 days prior to the last Saturday of the month. i.e. If you want an article in the October edition then the article must be received, by the office or Parish Administrator, not later than September 18th. 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
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)

Lets Get Connected!
During the last several Sundays you have heard speakers from four different ministries at Faith Church: Pastoral Care, Altar Guild, Children & Youth, & Ushers and Greeters. They have all presented volunteer opportunities for you to become more connected or involved with our faith community. Volunteering for a ministry or joining a small group helps us to grow as a person and as a community.
Please join us on Sunday, September 8 th for the Get Connected event where all of the 16 ministries and 16 small groups, offered at Faith Church, will be represented. Booths will be set up on the patio & lawn with leaders available to explain each ministry or small group, answer questions, or assist you in signing up or requesting a First Serve.
                                       When:   Sunday September 8 th
                                       Time:    After the 10:00 service
                                       Where:  Patio/Lawn
To make this event even more enticing, the Vestry will be providing hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream sandwiches.
Remember getting connected is good for you and its good for our church community. See you there!

Honduras Scholarship Fund Information and Invite!
from Honduras
Rev. Olga Barrera from Honduras and all of the youth that visited in July want to thank us for the generous support so that they could come back to Northern California. They had a great time at a Sacramento Rivercats game followed by a week attending Camp Living Waters in Arcata, CA.
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. 
Youth Ministry Kicking Off
a new year
Community Support Needed 

We have a variety of fun opportunities available to students in grades 7-12 and our new year kicks off on August 25th with "Church of Rock" Youth Band after the 10 a.m. service.
Click here to learn more about our youth programs, (insert a link for the attached document)

Want to support our youth this year? Help us to provide food for our events! We need donations of specific food items about once per month. Click this link to see how you can help.

Thank you for your support, Monica Ness, Director of Christian Formation
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 special meeting hosted by the newly reconstituted Senior Lunch Bunch will take place at noon on Wednesday, September 18th in the Big Room. 


Our August meeting, with Pastor Liz, explored the spiritual mysteries of contemplative prayer and was a great successes!

PRESENTING, “UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA.” The speaker will have an AV show, flyers to pass out, and information on an upcoming walk for Alzheimer’s for those who may be interested. Whether you have a loved one afflicted with this disease, are a caregiver or are looking for one, or are just generally interested in learning more, THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYBODY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A “SENIOR” OR NOT. A Big THANK YOU goes out to Linda Williams for the idea, the contact, and taking care of all the logistics,
All you have to do is bring your good self, as many friends as you like (regardless of whether they attend Faith, or not), a brown bag lunch and your ideas for possible future discussion and/or activities. We will supply water, coffee, and tea.
This promises to be an especially interesting and informative gathering, so don’t miss out!; be there or be square!
Are you prepared for power outages?
If gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, threaten a portion of the electric system serving our community, PG&E may need to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff. PG&E is asking all of its electric customers to be prepared for these possible public safety power outages. Extreme weather can last several hours or days. For planning purposes, PG&E suggests customers prepare for outages that could last longer than 48 hours.
PG&E’s goal, dependent on weather, is to send customer alerts 48 hours in advance, 24 hours in advance and just prior to shutting off power. PG&E will do so through automated calls, texts and emails. Make sure PG&E has your current contact information by visiting or calling 1-866-743-6589. You can also find tips for evaluating your home and preparing an emergency plan to be ready for the growing threat of wildfire and possible power outages at
Lynsey Paulo
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Marketing and Communications
Above: July 21st Congratulations Colin on your Baptism !
Below: July 28th Journey with Jesus
Above & Below: August 4th Rev. Janie and Rev. Sonya Preaching together.
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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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 966, 4131 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs, CA 95682 | (530) 676-5348