The North San Juan Community Church
“The World is Our Community” by Pastor Pinkie Varner
The “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 email@example.com or www.GoFundMe.com/varners or your can donate Community Service hours – we write off on those, too.
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.
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.
by Pastor Patty Inis
DO YOU EVER WONDER ABOUT GOD?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
EASTER WEEK AT NORTH SAN JUAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH by Pastor Patty Inis
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. email@example.com 916-500-8361
The 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
Community 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