June 2021 Newsletter
Sly Park Sunrise
Sly Park Sunrise, Photo Courtesy of Jeffry Cannon
New Email Options
There are so many ways to keep up with the news at Faith Church, including the newsletter, Realm, our Website, Instagram, and Google.

Beginning in June, the newsletter will be sent monthly and provide more detailed content. If you received this email, you are already on the newsletter email list.

Now, you also have a choice to receive a new weekly email with only the Pastoral Reflection and Virtual Worship Links. Just click the green button to sign up! Contact the office if you need assistance.
Town Hall Sunday, June 6
A Message from the Vestry

We are happy to gather again this Sunday in person and online for another Town Hall meeting. If you plan to join online, the Zoom link will be sent via email on Sunday morning so it will be right at the top of your email!

Faith Episcopal Church has been blessed with an amazing community of strong leaders and volunteers. We have been able to continue through this past year to engage as a community through Town Hall Zoom meetings, Zoom Coffee Hours, numerous Zoom small groups and studies, and of course online services. As our community continues to get vaccinated we have been able to provide more in-person and hybrid opportunities. Last month we joined in fellowship for a Pentecost BBQ.

We want to continue these in-person, online, and hybrid opportunities for our Faith community. This Sunday is another opportunity to gather in a hybrid model by attending our Town Hall. We will cover two topics:

  • First, we will share the results of the survey sent last month regarding Racial Justice and Reconciliation.
  • Second, we will share an update on our finances. We are taking this time to be transparent about the financial health of our church.

The pandemic has been tough on all of us in many ways. We were able to secure a loan to help cover donation losses this past year. In order to continue to flourish as a Faith community, your help is needed in two ways:

1.       Please consider volunteering over the next couple of months as we transition from this pandemic.

2.       Prayerfully consider supporting the church's efforts financially as we recover from this pandemic as well.

Thank you on behalf of the Vestry,
Kristen West
You can provide financial support for Faith Church or for a specific mission outreach effort by mailing a donation or giving online via the secure Realm System.

Please mail donations to:

Faith Episcopal Church
PO Box 966
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Ministry and Service at Faith
California is preparing to get back to normal! On June 15, COVID capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities. We have been back for in-person worship for about a month and our Sunday Worship Ministries are reforming.

Perhaps you have been thinking about how you want to be involved in our community and Sunday worship? During the next few months, our Ministry Leaders will be reaching out to prior volunteers and you'll have the chance to decide if you want to continue in a prior ministry or perhaps try something new.

The new Realm system is your link to participating in community, service, and ministry at Faith. When you log in to Realm you can view all a description of various ministries and even send a message to the Ministry Leader requesting more information or to join the team! You can access this system at the bottom of the home page on our website.

Below is a list of our current Sunday Ministry Leaders and vacant leadership roles. If you have an interest in leadership or co-leadership, please contact Rev. Tom Gartin.

Altar Guild - Vacant
Acolytes - Debbie Torpey
Music - Rosie Sabado
Greeters and Ushers - Bob Greene
Hospitality After Church - Vacant
Cookie Buddies - Vacant
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Tim Daust
Lay Eucharistic Visitors - Vacant
Readers & Intercessors - Angelito Fortes
Sound Team - Rick Douglas
Sunday School - MonicaNess
Video Team - David Thomas
Spotlight on the Hospitality Ministry
Enjoy the Gift of Providing Hospitality
After 7 years Pat McClintock is stepping down as ministry leader for Hospitality. Pat has dedicated many years ensuring that we are well taken care of during each Sunday service, with plenty of cookies and coffee. The Hospitality ministry leader coordinates the needs for the kitchen, which includes – staffing, cookie buddies, and supplies. Realm assists with scheduling and often Hospitality volunteers assist with some of­ the duties.

Many of you have served in this ministry before and remember the laughter and fellowship as we worked together as a team and watched the happy faces enjoying the goodies. Faith Episcopal Church is now asking you to discern how you can bring renewed energy and creativity to the Hospitality Ministry, as we return to joining together to worship in our Chapel. Without your love of providing a warmhearted greeting to our worshipers, there will no longer be the gift of hospitality each Sunday.

Thank you for your consideration of this ministry,

Eva Tak
Mission and Outreach
Padre Francisco in Honduras
Please pray for the recovery of Padre Francisco who has been hospitalized due to COVID. Padre Francisco serves multiple impoverished communities in Honduras. Faith Church provides ongoing financial support to his ministry and scholarships for students in the region.
Friends of Jerusalem
Newsletter Update from AFEDJ
Part of your donations for Easter supported Friends of the Episcopal Diocese in Jerusalem. To learn more about this organization, you can read their latest newsletter.

See a Need? Apply for a Grant!
Faith Church encourages all members to participate in local and global mission work. If you are involved in or know of a mission you think Faith would like to support, we encourage you to apply to our Missions Team for a project or a grant. 

Food Bank of El Dorado County
Did you know that you can automatically support our local Food Bank of El Dorado County when you shop at the Fork Lift/Nugget? Click here to learn more.

Faith Church has supported the Food Bank financially and through our annual Youth Super Bowl Food Drive for 20+ years!
Church Directory and Photos
Our new church directory needs you, a photo of you to be exact! The prior directory was incredibly useful in building community and making it easy to identify people in person.

Would you take a few minutes and load your personal photo or a photo of your family? Click here to view instructions on how to upload your photo into Realm. Feeling challenged by technology? Don't worry, Anne Tignanelli in the office can help get you going. Simply email your photo with a short note giving Anne permission to load your photo. Email Faithec@faithec.org
Save the Date!
Men's Retreat in September
The Cloud of Unknowing
Sept 17 - 19, 2021
Men’s Retreat at Mercy Center in Auburn. Contact Steve Shortes with any questions: stephenshortes@gmail.com

The cost is $250 including room and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.

About the Retreat Leader: The Rev. Daniel London serves as the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA. He is the author of Theodicy and Spirituality in the Fourth Gospel (Fortress Academic) and the forthcoming book The Cloud of Unknowing Distilled (Apocryphile Press). He earned his PhD in Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley CA and teaches courses on Celtic
Spirituality and English Mysticism at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. You can read more about
him and his other publications at deforestlondon.wordpress.com.
Ongoing Small Groups
Daughters of the King Small Group
There are many opportunities to meet new people, grow spiritually, and serve the community. Below are the groups that are currently meeting and you can learn more about them by logging into Realm!

Young Adults Group: First and Third Fridays of the month on the patio at 7 p.m. Contact Amy Daust at (530) 313-9094

Women's Lectionary: Vai Zoom on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Contact Ruth Pihlaja at (916)214-3994

Landscape Ministry: Second Saturday of the month. Contact Tim Daust at (707)333-6570

Senior Lunch Bunch: Third Wednesday of the month at Noon via Zoom.

Spiritual Yoga: Mondays at 5:30 on YouTube. Contact Sharon Greene at (916)715-4766

Spiritual Companions: Thursdays at 7 p.m. Contact Susan Wahlstrom at (209)304-8321

Education For Ministry: On Summer Break! Contact Sharon Morrison at sharon@faithec.org

Stephen Ministry: Contact Linda West at llwesty@yahoo.com

Daughters of the King: Contact Judi Hill at hiijudi@comcast.net
Communion Options
Communion delivery is still available for those who prefer to worship virtually. Please email Faithec@faithec.org to arrange for delivery.

Gluten-free communion wafers are available, both for in-person and delivery. During the in-person service, please ask for gluten-free from Rev. Sonya or Tom when you approach the altar.
Links, Resources, Prayer Requests Etc.
Mail: PO Box 966, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Email: Faithec@faithec.org | (530) 676-5348 | Website: Faithec.org