NSJ Community Church 11/16/16

The North San Juan Community Church
“The World is Our Community” by Pastor Pinkie Varner
lone-sheepThe “Little Church That Could” is hard at it with more outreach than ever. We are a church completely of volunteers. If you don’t know what we do – here’s an outline. 1. Ruthie’s Pantry is open all year long and provides 2 bags of food to anyone. 2. The Palm Sunday Parade happens rain or shine! 3. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service and free breakfast. 4. Vacation Bible School every year in the 3rd week of June. 5. Bible Study every week at 10:30am 6. Feed The Ridge provides 8 bags of groceries Monday – Saturday. 7. Operation 2.0 Pencil provides school supplies to Grizzly Hill School and Camptonville School in January. 8. Souper Sunday is soup on Sunday at noon. 9. Operation Cold Hands Warm Heart warm clothing, hats, gloves and scarves in the Winter. 10. Christmas Celebration all day feast, movie showing and friends. 11. NSJCC Parade Float made history by marrying a couple during the Cherry Festival Parade. 12. Free Community Picnic is a July favorite with games and music. 13. Adopt a Highway has given us one of the longest miles in California! 14. River Baptisms on Labor Day Sunday! 15. No, Low Income or Veterans Spay/Neuter and Vaccine project got rolling right away. 16. Thanksgiving Party on Thanksgiving Day every year gives everyone a place to be and eat. 17. Adopt A Soldier – We have recently “Adopted” two United States Soldiers. 18. Sunday Church Service 11am 29190 State Hwy 49

To see more details on our community outreach please go to http://www.nsjcommunitychurch.org or you can call Pastor Pinkie at (530) 415-9705. You can donate to PayPal.com bfgasapymv@yahoo.com or www.GoFundMe.com/varners or your can donate Community Service hours – we write off on those, too.

Bridgeport Fall Festival 9/28/16

Bridgeport-Penn Valley, Ca – The South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA) invites you to the Bridgeport Fall Festival on October 23. Try your hand at gold panning, basket weaving and wool spinning. Take a hay ride in a wagon drawn by a vintage tractor and enjoy an up-close experience with wild birds provided by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release of Grass Valley. Tours of the 1860s historic barn and 1920s gas station will be available to all. In addition, you can enjoy live music by the Buffalo G
als while picnicking under the shade of the large oak trees.

You can partake in watching your children play games along with face painting, painting pumpkins and making bird feeders. This year’s special attraction will be two magic shows performed by Bernard Bradshaw. There is always an abundance of food including BBQ and baked potatoes by Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, Frozen Yogurt by Culture Shock Yogurt and Root Beer Floats prepared by our expert volunteers.

Visiting with our rangers, volunteers and several local community organizations, such as Audubon, is always pleasant and informative. The “Save Our Bridge” campaign will be represented by volunteers who will be on hand to answer questions about the covered bridge renovation plan. You will have access to peer into the bridge through a fence since it remains closed to all traffic until renovation is completed.

Save the date and please bring the whole family for this fun event. Admission is free, parking $5.


Mom, Dad & Me Yoga 4/20/16

Mommy, Daddy & Me Yoga at the Yo’garage Fridays at 10!
The longest running class at the Yo’garage, Friday Restorative Yoga, is morphing into Mommy, Daddy & Me Yoga starting May 6. Skyler Myers, now Skyler Bright, baby Vera, and sometimes daddy Joel will share time with other parents and kids 2 months to 4yrs at the Yo’garage in North San Juan from 10-11am on Fridays.
Get into your body, engage with your child, fuel their embodiment and creativity with games and animal postures, and maybe get some exercise too!
Quinna, the Ridge baby whisperer, will be present for parents with overfull hands or kids that want to play under the willow tree for an extra $3. Class by donation, $8-12 suggested.  Hope to see you there! Call 530-615-7268 for more info. 29085 State Highway 49, NSJ.

NSJUMC Discusses Why 3/16/16

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WHY don’t I feel God’s presence?
WHY would God love me?
WHY didn’t God answer my prayer?
WHY doesn’t God seem fair?
North San Juan United Methodist Church (10121 Flume St.)
is going to take a hard look at these questions April 10 – May 1.
Please join us for this most intriguing series. We are friendly, relevant, and relaxed. EVERYONE is welcome, come as you are.
9:00 Sunday Morning with snacks and friendly fellowship to follow.
Contact Pastor Patty Inis for more info: 916-500-8361 pastorpattynsjumc@gmail.com

NSJ Easter Week 2/24/16


We are happy to offer an exciting and meaningful Easter week for our communities.

3/20 PALM SUNDAY SERVICEn@ 9 AM “What’s with the Garden?”

3/24 THURSDAY EVENING SERVICE OF SHADOWS @ 6 PM Dramatic Presentation of Jesus last days on earth.

3/27 EASTER MORNING CELEBRATION AND BRUNCH @9 AM “Hide and Seek”Please join us for all of these activities. We are relaxed, relevant and friendly.EVERYONE IS WELCOME! PLEASE COME CHECK US OUT! 10121 Flume St. pastorpattynsjumc@gmail.com 916-500-8361

NSJ Community Church 1/20/16

Church Flyer 2015The Tie Dye Flock Celebrates 1
Year on Feb. 7

All are invited to attend church with the flock at 29190 Hwy 49 in North San Juan at 11:00 am on February 7th. They are celebrating being a church family for a year!! Loads of music and a concentration of the life of Jesus is the main theme of this small church.  “It’s like Sunday School for the whole family!” expounds Pastor
Pinkie Varner. Youth Pastor-in-Training Marshall Varner says, “Its fun, there’s a lot of people and a lot of music.” This is a non denominational church of self proclaimed “Pedestrians”. “Jesus did the talkin’ and we’ll do the walkin.” says Associate Pastor Lane Baldwin, with a fire in his heart. Co-Pastor Chad Varner backs him up with,“I would rather live like there is a God and find out there isn’t, than live like there is no God and find out that there is.”  Associate Pastor Denise Llamas had this to say, “Get right, or get left!” Well, how do you do that? Pastor Pinkie Varner says, “The
way we do it is to volunteer to do things for our community. We wouldn’t be able to help our community without our community’s help.  Here are programs we have provided in one year;
*Easter Sunrise Service, Free Community Pancake Breakfast,and an Easter Egg Hunt.  *Cowboy Vacation Bible School in June, right before Father’s Day “Operation Number 2.0 Pencil”, we collect and continue to distribute school supplies to four local schools. *”Souper Sunday” allows anyone to come in after church, at noon, have a bottomless bowl of soup  and a family movie at 1:00pm.*  “Operation Feed the Ridge”, we distribute six bags of groceries a day Monday through Saturday. “Community Work Day” was beautiful. The building we call Church was sanded and
readied for painting, new doors were installed, and new window panes. *We had a big party on Christmas Day! From 6:00 pm to 1:00 am our doors were open. No one left hungry or cold or empty handed. We gave out presents to 75 people that night and for some – made Christmas what it once was in their eyes. “Cold Hands – Warm Heart” is a mobile clothes closet that provides anything warm we can get our hands on! Again, we wouldn’t be able to help our community without our community’s help.” For more info… (530) 415-9705 or www.nsjcommunitychurch.org

Miss Jody’s Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

images-5Community Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone is welcome!   Downieville Community Hall

Thursday, November 26, 2015                            Dinner served from 1 to 4 p.m.

Donations of turkeys, hams, desserts and money are needed and can be given or ordered at Downieville Grocery and the Sierra City Country Store. Volunteers are needed to help set up, cook turkeys, desserts and all the trimmings, and serve on Thanksgiving day.

For information or to volunteer,

Please call Liz Fisher at 289-3632, Ann Hutchison at 862-1052

Benefits the Western Sierra Food Bank  Sponsored by;

Downieville Lion’s Club, United Methodist and Assembly of God Churches

Gingerbread in No San Juan 10/21/15

imagesBring the kids, feel the real spirit of Christmas by decorating your own holiday gingerbread house, Saturday, Nov. 28, at the North San Juan Center on route 49 from 1-4. The pre-built gingerbread houses will be waiting for you to decorate with all the trimmings. Catharine Adaire, chef of the Center’s organic Tuesday lunch, and mother of 5, knows first hand the joy of creating a gingerbread house. She has prebaked the gingerbread houses, using organic flour and fixings. All you and yours have to do, is freely apply Christmas icings, candies and your own special touch. Voila! A family heirloom.

Catharine will be serving heallthy snacks, homemade goodies, cofee, tea and cocoa. $15 at the door for each gingerbread house. There is a limit of 25 and reservations are required. Call 292 3116 to reserve your house now. Scholarships are available. For info: 292 3116

NSJ UMC Stress Reduction 9/23/15

stressIf you are Stressed Out, Burned Out and Freaked Out, stop the insanity before the Holidays do you in. North San Juan United Methodist Church is running a five week series dealing with the stress in our lives starting October 25 at 9:00AM. NSJUMC has a new Pastor who brings a relaxed, relative and relational atmosphere to Sunday mornings. Everyone is welcome to this friendly church; stay for coffee and snacks after the service. Contact Pastor Patty for more information. (916)500-8361 pastorpattynsjumc@gmail.com stressed full pdf f

Yuba River Cleanup 9/16/15

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If You Love a Clean & Healthy Yuba River, Please Register Today Nevada City, CA – For the 18th consecutive year, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) will unite the community for the Yuba River Cleanup on Saturday, September 19th.

Since 1998, Yuba lovers have banned together to remove nearly 180,000 pounds of trash and recycling from the watershed. Last fall, over 700 volunteers picked up ten tons of garbage in just one day. What’s even more impressive is that so many people help with a big smile. “The Yuba River Cleanup is no small endeavor. I commend the hundreds of committed volunteers who every year scour for trash at over 30 sites along 80 miles of river and streams on all three forks of the Yuba,” said Caleb Dardick, SYRCL’s Executive Director. On September 19th, volunteers will commence a watershed-wide hunt to rid the river of everything from micro-garbage like cigarette butts, bottle caps and wrappers, to large, outlandish items such as vehicles and trailers.

Cleaning the river is followed by a free, family-friendly volunteer appreciation BBQ at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport. The party will feature live-music by Nevada City’s own Holler Tree and honky tonk tunes by the Rockabilly Love Cats. This year, volunteers will enjoy a delectable, free BBQ lunch and a selection of refreshing brews for sale from the local beer garden provided by Jernigan’s Tap House and Grill, Matteo’s Public and Three Forks Bakery and Brewery Company. Don’t miss the fierce competition as participants vie for the sought after title of 2015 Champion in SYRCL’s 5th Annual Stone-skipping Contest. “We all have our favorite magical spot on the river and no one likes to see it trashed, right?” said Jenn Tamo, SYRCL’s River People Manager who is coordinating the Cleanup with over 30 public agencies and partners. “Whether this is your first or 18th time helping to clean up the river, we invite you to join us on the 19th. Please register online today at http://yubariver.org. We need your help!” Keeping the river from being trashed is more than a one-day-a-year activity. Since 2012, a group of dedicated volunteer River Ambassadors have spent every summer weekend educating folks at all four major river crossings about how to keep the river clean and safe. This dedicated team promotes an ethic

Harvest Stew in NSJ 8/19/15

Mark your calendar for September 12th, 4 to 8 p.m.,for the Annual Harvest Stew at the North San Juan Center on Route 49 in North San Juan. This year the fundraiser features a bottomless stew, salad and bread, abundance from the Ridge, farm to fork. Plus your choice of tea or coffee. All this for only $10! You can’t afford to eat at home at this price!
A no host bar will add to your dining pleasure. Your sweet tooth does not go ignored, enjoy our famous bake sale! Buy a pie to take home with y ou. Tickets are on sale at Mother Trucker’s and at the Center. And as always, parking is free.
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