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The Builder

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									The Builder                                                           AUGUST 2009
A publication of Cambrian Park United Methodist Church, San Jose



Building our connections        What’s Hot!!!                      housing (no smoking, drugs,
with God, with God’s                                               alcohol or strangers), job
world and with each other.      LOAVES & FISHES!                   help, social work support
                                                                   and community support.
                                                                   Today, 100 faith groups
                                                                   serve meals at the shelter. Of
In This Issue:                                                     those 100, only three are still
What’s Hot!!!                                                      United Methodist. Our
                                                                   church was a founding
Worship & Arts News                                                church, and Loaves & Fishes
                                We’re back! Thanks to              is our feeding ministry to the
Children’s Ministry News        Liz Cooper and Micaela             San Jose Family Shelter.
Youth Ministry News             Hoskins, our new co-               Jack Cooper spearheaded the
                                leaders and Rosemary               Loaves & Fishes ministry
Adult Ministry News             Earl, our Jr. co-leader.           before he got sick and passed
Other Ministry News             Over two decades ago, 30           away, God bless his soul.
                                churches in San Jose broke         Now, Liz Cooper and
                                ground in creating a new           Micaela Hoskins have taken
                                kind of shelter for families in    up the call to help feed
                                crisis and in transition. Most     homeless families, along
                                shelters take women and            with Rosemary Earl, who
                                children but not men or just       will help to inspire and
                                men but not families               recruit kids for this servant
                                altogether. And, most              ministry. Joining them to
Please send your                shelters do not admit pets.        start are 20 volunteers who
                                And so, families living            will plan, prep and serve
submissions to our
                                between homes can be               meals each month at the
Editor, Anne Griffith,
                                traumatized even further by        shelter. If you want to get
by the 20th of each                                                involved, contact one of
                                being separated. The
month. Our release                                                 these leaders through the
                                founding churches of the San
date is the 30th.               Jose Family Shelter included       church office. They are
                                ten United Methodist               listed in our directory.
The Builder is also
                                Churches in the area.              The shelter staff says that we
available on line at
                                Since then, the San Jose           are one of the friendliest
our website :                                                      groups who come in because
                                Family Shelter has served
www.cambrianparkumc.org         families in transition for 21      “you really visit with the
                                years. They have served 3          people and they know you
                                nutritious meals a day, 365        care.” Next Loaves and
                                days a year. They have             Fishes date in August TBA.
                                provided temporary safe
Worship & Arts News

           Worship is an act of praising God and lifting up the Body of Christ
                         to do the work of Christ in the world.
August Worship Line Up:

Community Worship is Sunday at 10 AM with Live Big Kid’s Church and Say-n-Pray for Youth.

August 2          *Holy Communion.
                  *Live Big Kids’ Church at 10:15 AM; Youth lead communion.
                  *Fair Trade Fellowship at 11:00 AM and Kids’ Play until noon.
                  *Listening Groups after church in the Fireside Room.

August 9          *Community worship
                  *Live Big Kids’ Church and Say-n-Pray Youth gathering 10:15 AM.
                  *Fair Trade Fellowship at 11:00 AM and Kids’ Play until noon.
                  *Listening groups continue after worship in the Fireside Room

August 16         *Community worship
                  *Live Big Kids’ Church and Say-n-Pray Youth gathering 10:15 AM.
                  *Fair Trade Fellowship at 11:00 AM and Kids’ Play until noon.
                  *Listening groups continue after worship in the Fireside Room.
August 23         *Community worship
                  *Live Big Kids’ Church and Say-n-Pray Youth gathering 10:15 AM.
                  *Fair Trade Fellowship at 11:00 AM and Kids’ Play until noon.
                  *Last Day of Listening Groups for the summer!

August 30         *Community worship
                  *Live Big Kids’ Church and Say-n-Pray Youth gathering 10:15 AM.
                  *Fair Trade Fellowship at 11:00 AM and Kids’ Play until noon.



                      Listen to the music. Let your voice for God be heard!
Our Worship Choir is on break through August. Summer worship is a season of
special music, giving us an opportunity to explore different kinds of sacred music and
to receive your requests for “favorites.” Please contact our Music Director, Barbara
Christmann, if you want to share special music that is near and dear to your heart.
Children’s Ministry News

          Life is very exciting believing in God. L.I.V.E. B.I.G.



     This month in the L.I.V.E. B.I.G. Kids
Church we will be learning about living the story.
As we continue our study of the stories in the               Kid’s Schedule:
Bible and of our faith, we come this month to the     Aug. 2nd
important stories about how to live as Christians.    Kids Communion Sunday
We will be discussing the idea that we believe        Story: By Worshiping God -
that the Bible stories teach us how to live as        Solomon
                                                      1 Kings 6:1, 11-14, 38; 8:1-27, 54-61
Christians. We will be learning this idea through
arts and crafts, acting, games, singing, dancing,     Aug. 9th
storytelling, and many other fun activities. Our      Story: By Praying - The Lord’s
Bible verse of the month is “Therefore be imitators   Prayer
of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as     Matthew 6:5-15
Christ loved us.” Ephesians 5:1-2.                    VBS Round-Up Picnic 3 pm – 5 pm
                                                      John D. Morgan Park
                                                      540 W. Rincon Avenue, Campbell
      The week of August 10th through 14th will
be our Journey for the Earth Vacation Bible           Aug. 10th – 14th
School. If you would like to be a part of our VBS,    Journey for the Earth
contact the Church Office for further information.    Vacation Bible School
I hope to see you there!                              Aug. 16th
                                                      Story: By Helping - Seven Chosen
                                                      to Serve
Sincerely, Your Children’s Ministry Leader            Acts 6:1-7
Stephanie Brownell
                                                      Aug. 23th
                                                      Story: By Learning - Mary Sits at
                                                      Jesus’ Feet
                                                      Luke 10:38-42

                                                      Aug. 30th
                                                      Story: By Forgiving-The Life of Love
                                                      Sermon, Ephesians 4:30-5:2
Children’s Ministry News




             A five day adventure for earth-friendly kids.
                Cambrian Park United Methodist Church
         August 10-14          9AM-Noon                      Preschool through 5th grade

    Contact CPUMCOffice@aol.com or 408-377-8155 for more information.


        You shall not pollute the land in which you live; you shall not defile the land
              in which you live, in which I also dwell... ---Numbers 35:33-34


         “Fruitful practices” for kids to learn about earth care.
                        Recycling & Composting
                           Conserving Water
                           Conserving Energy
                           Protecting Wildlife
               Being a Witness—Getting Others Involved

   Plus music, stories, science projects and “discovery” activities,
        wildlife guests, games, crafts, friendship and snacks.

         Parents’ Open House at 11:30AM on Friday (ice-cream).

 Our primary reference for this vacation Bible adventure is The Green Bible -- the definitive movement Bible
that shows that God is green and how we can care for and protect God's creation. The Green Bible will equip
    and encourage people to see God's vision for creation and help them engage in the work of healing and
  sustaining it. With over 1,000 references to the earth in the Bible, compared to 490 references to heaven and
 530 references to love, the Bible carries a powerful message for the earth. Endorsed by The National Wildlife
    Federation, The Sierra Club, The Humane Society of the United States and The Eco-Justice Program…
                          For more information, check out www.GreenLetterBible.com.
Joint Youth Ministry News
                       Youth Group Plans for August 2009
                         Most events will be held at Willow Glen UMC this month

August 1 -- 2:00 pm -- Guys' camping trip ends.

August 2 -- No Youth Group

August 4 -- 9:00 am to 11:30 am -- Summer Dawn at Denny's on Blossom Hill Road ($10).
            Noon to 3:00 pm -- Summer Serve at Sacred Heart Community Service.

August 7 -- 6:30 pm -- All-youth lock-in at Almaden Hills UMC.
            $10 covers dinner, games, snacks, & breakfast!

August 8 -- 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Almaden Hills UMC –
            Car wash and used book sale to benefit all three churches.

August 9 -- 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Combo youth group and dinner.
            Bring chips, drinks or dessert to share.

August 10 -- Vacation Bible School at Almaden Hills & Cambrian Park all week.
             7:30 pm to 11:00 pm -- High School dessert & movie night.

August 11 -- 9:00 am to 11:30 am -- Summer Dawn at Denny's on Blossom Hill Road ($10).
             Noon to 3:00 pm -- Summer Serve at Sacred Heart Community Service.

August 16 -- 3:00 pm -- 6th Grade Party
             4:30 pm -- Junior High Youth Group
             7:00 pm -- High School Youth Group – Say “goodbye” to our seniors.

August 18 -- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- All-youth dinner and planning meeting for 2009-2010.

August 23 -- Kick-Off / Move-Up Day!
             4:30 pm -- Junior High Youth Group
             6:00 pm -- Band auditions
             7:00 pm -- High School Youth Group

August 26 -- 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Adult volunteer leader meeting.

August 29 -- Party for all youth at the Greens'. $15

August 30 -- 4:30 pm -- Junior High Youth Group
             7:00 pm -- High School Youth Group

In Christ,
Lisa Jacobs
Joint Youth Ministry
    The Joint Youth Ministry is having a “Car Wash & Used Book/Media Sale” on
          Saturday, August 8 from 9-2 pm in appreciation of the churches’ endless support.
                        All proceeds will be split between the 3 churches. Please donate your used
                        hardcover or paperback books, dvds, cds, or videos. They can be dropped
                         off at the office, Mon-Fri, noon-5 pm. This is not a garage sale so please
                       donate items that are sellable and reusable. For further information, contact
                             Germaine Guenard, gsguenard@yahoo.com or the office, 377-8155.


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Adult Ministry News
                    The San Jose District School of Lay Ministries

                    of the United Methodist Church presents:


                             Basic Lay Speaking Class
                                Called by God to Proclaim the Gospel through:

Worship Leadership                           Preaching                        Growing in Personal Faith
Witnessing                                   Teaching                         Personal Life Style
Leadership                                   Service                          Discerning God’s Call

What is Lay Speaking?
The Lay Speaking Program of the United Methodist Church is available to active church
members who wish to develop their gifts and find new ways to serve God in their local church
and community. The classes are designed and taught by Lay Speakers and Clergy from the
District. Participants may apply through their local church to become a Local Lay Speaker, or
they may continue into the Advanced Classes and apply to become a Certified Lay Speaker. The
process encourages continuing spiritual. Growth and provided opportunities to stretch in the
fellowship of others from our District.

Who may participate?
United Methodists who have felt a call into service and wish to develop further their skills and
talents and discern their call. They must be recommended by their local pastor and attend all the
training sessions.

When and where?
August 8, 9 am to 2 pm.
Monterey UMC
One Soledad Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
Bring your lunch

How?
Mail registration form and check to Register, Lay Speaking, San Jose District, 729 Morse Street,
S. J., CA 95126. Make checks payable to California-Nevada Annual Conference. If you want more
information, please call Donna Furuta, San Jose Director of Lay Speaking, 408 258-6710.
Adult Ministry News continued
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                          In-Depth is a series of workshops / seminars designed primarily for
                             adults who want to develop faith-based practices that make a positive
                          difference. In our busy adult lives, it can be hard to find the quality time we
                           need to develop our personal knowledge and practices that can help us to
                         function more effectively. Each In-Depth session combines learning time with
 hands-on experience time with sharing time. I look forward to sharing this new series with many of you!
--Pastor Charlotte Bear
                       2009-2010 In-Depth events coming up:

1. Heart and Soul—aligning your heart with your spirit; getting in touch with your spiritual needs. Led
   by Rev. Charlotte Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost of extended childcare
   and lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, September 13, Noon-3 PM in the Fireside Room.

2. Not My Kid!—how to protect your children from bullying in person and on line. Offered in October.
   Led by Rev. Charlotte Bear, parents and guests. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost
   of extended childcare & lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, October 11, Noon-3 PM in FR.

3. Dream Work, both sleeping and waking dreams—Basic techniques of listening to your soul. Led by
   Rev. Charlotte Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost of extended childcare and
   lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, November 8, Noon-3 PM in the Fireside Room.

4. The Lover’s Tears—Guidance about being a friend/family member of someone who is living with
   depression. Led by Rev. Andrew Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost of
   extended childcare and lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, December 13, Noon-3 PM, FR.

5. Resolutions That Work—Setting SMART goals for your new year that you can actually achieve. Led
   by Rev. Charlotte Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost of extended childcare
   and lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, January 10, Noon-3 PM in the Fireside Room.

6. Forgiveness—Start feeling better in your life by developing your ability to forgive appropriately. Led
   by Rev. Andrew Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost of extended childcare and
   lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, February 7, Noon-3 PM in the Fireside Room.

7. Fighting Fair—How to share your needs and concerns so that you can actually be heard and get
   results. What’s out of bounds and what’s love to do with it anyway? No sparring gear needed. Led by
   Rev. Charlotte Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost of extended childcare and
   lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, March 14, Noon-3 PM, in the Fireside Room.

8. Conversations with God—Tired of the way you pray? Learn how to get a “live” feedback loop going
   with the Holy Spirit. Led by Rev. Charlotte Bear. Open to the community. $10 donation to defray cost
   of extended childcare & lunch provided. Date and Time: Sunday, May 9, Noon-3 PM, in the FR.



     If you cannot afford the suggested donation, talk to Pastor Charlotte about “work study.”
Adult Ministry News

       Dear God…
There is a New Group on Facebook for the CPUMC Community. This is an open group that provides
opportunities for social networking and discussions around posted topics. If you haven’t signed up
for Facebook yet, it is incredibly simple to do so. Just respond to a friend’s invite and follow the Sign-
Up prompts. Or, go to Facebook homepage and Sign In, then start selecting friends. If you want to
join the Dear God…group, then type in Dear God… under the search in the upper right hand corner.
It will bring you right to us.

Currently on Dear God…open postings, prayers for our country, and Pastor Charlotte’s Summer Bible
Challenge: Reading the Book of Proverbs (31 of them) by August 30. Get on line and get connected!

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Thanks to all who contributed to the Church World Service project for
donations honoring our fathers – for the purchase of tools. The amount
submitted was $128.    –Esther Jackel

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                  A church that prays together stays together.
                              Join our Prayer Network!
           It takes just a little time and makes a world of difference!
Contact Pastor Charlotte, Barbara Hawkins or Susan Ramsey if you would like to
          be added to our prayer network phone tree and/or email list.
                                We believe in the power of prayer!



E-SCRIP
FREE MONEY IS OUT THERE!! Please help our children’s ministry. It’s summer and vacation
time but we still need your support! I encourage those of you who have not yet signed up to please
consider doing so. This is the easiest way to earn FREE MONEY for our children’s ministry! All you
have to do is register your grocery and store loyalty cards, your debit/credit cards, and then use
these when you shop and eat out. CPUMC will receive a percentage of what you spend. That’s it!
There is absolutely no cost to you or to our church. It’s easy. It’s unique. There is nothing special for
you to buy. Your privacy is protected – eScrip uses card numbers and purchase activity solely to
process the contributions generated by the purchases. The card numbers are kept confidential by
eScrip and are disclosed only to the participating merchants to calculate rebates. The eScrip site is a
VeriSign Secure Site. All information sent to this site is encrypted, protecting against disclosure to
third parties. Check out the website: www.eScrip.com . If you do not have internet available, you
can join by contacting me and I will sign you up. Our goal for 2009 is $1,010.93. As of May, we have
received $208.62, or 21% of our goal. Please help us make this goal of collecting
FREE MONEY for CPUMC! Please help us make this goal of collecting FREE MONEY for CPUMC!
                         eScrip Message from Cindy Zechenelly                         Group ID: 6780726
Other Ministry News

                   Our Cub Scout Pack 374 enjoyed a great day of fun in July at Doerr Park which is
                  located in the neighborhood bounded by Leigh Ave. and Foxworthy Ave. Parents,
                  scouts, and siblings had a day long of activity and fun. Many of the cub scouts have
                  spent a week or two in Cub Summer Day Camps throughout our valley where they
                  have learned new skills and earned skill badges this summer. Coming in mid
                  August is the Cub Pack's Family Summer Camp which will take place with two
nights/three days of family camping at a local Scout Camp located in the Santa Cruz Mountains
named Camp Cheseboro. This is the pinnacle of our Pack's summer program as well as typically the
"end" of the current Pack year. With September, the Pack begins its new year of activities coinciding
with the new school year. For interested boys and their parents this is the best time of year to join the
Pack, the "beginning" of the Cub Program Year so to speak. New members are welcome at any time
in the year, but the Fall Season months are the best time period to join. The Pack will be actively
recruiting new members from local Oster Elementary and Sartorette Elementary Schools. This year
the Santa Clara County Council of the BSA is pleased to have none other than the San Francisco 49'ers
football team as business partners helping to facilitate this fall’s Cub Recruitment Drive locally.

 Our Boy Scout Troop 373 begins August returning from a week of camping in the High Sierra at BSA
Camp Chawanakee on the shores of Shaver Lake to the east of Fresno. The Troop left from CPUMC
the morning of Saturday July 25th, and then returning to CPUMC the afternoon of Saturday August
1st. Approximately 40 boy scouts and 10 adults gladly accepted this year's challenge of Scout
Summer Camp. The boys on average earned at least three merit (skill) badges each. Some boys took
on as many as five merit badges each. We have two Eagle Scouts awaiting their Eagle Rank Board of
Reviews, which is the last local hurdle to the highest rank in Scouting. Upon successful completion of
each of the Board of Reviews, all the scouts' rank advancement documents and records are sent to the
National BSA office for final review and certification. Once that is successfully done the boys will be
told they are now officially an Eagle Scout. In Scouting the tradition is once an Eagle, always an
Eagle. This is the pledge each new Eagle will take, no matter the individual's age or where his life
may take him, he is always known as an Eagle to the BSA. The Troop "takes 5" for the remainder of
August. Things will begin again the first Tuesday night of September typically (depending on where
Labor Day Holiday lands on the calendar).

 If you have sons, or know boys who would like to experience the learning adventures of Cub or Boy
Scouting, please contact the church office or check your church directory for my contact information.

Thank you,
--Ted Kraynick, BSA Charter Organization Representative and BSA Chaplain, CPUMC
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Hello All! This is Kyle Kraynick, a Life Scout from Boy Scout Troop 373. I am currently working on
my Boy Scout Eagle Project and I need to raise money for it. I only need around $315 dollars and I'm
planning on meeting this estimate through E-Waste Recycling. I will be at church every Sunday in
August, starting on the 16th. I will be collecting any bulky TV monitors, computer monitors, laptops,
flat screen TV's and computers. I would really appreciate it if you could contribute something. For
my project I will be building an archway and an arbor between Wright Hall and the Sanctuary, so
this project and fund raising will be my way of giving back to the
church. Thank you all very much. For any questions, call (408) 377-8155
or e-mail t.kraynick@comcast.net.           Thanks again!
Connecting real faith
to real life for real people.


Cambrian Park
United Methodist Church OUR MISSION: To grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ.
1919 Gunston Way
San Jose, CA 95124
                        OUR VISION:           We are about connecting real faith to real life. We
                        carry our faith into our every day lives at home, at work, at school and
Phone: 408-377-8155     anywhere we go. We are committed to growing faith that has integrity
Fax: 408-377-8523       and to making a positive difference because of our faith. We focus on
E-mail:                 developing Christian principles and practices that make a difference.
CPUMCOffice@aol.com
Website:
www.cambrianparkumc.org
                                Our VALUES:           Our values include personal and spiritual growth for
                                all ages, healthy relationships, respectful communication, positive
Pastor Bear’s cell phone:
                                teamwork, safety in all forms, respecting diversity, earth stewardship,
                                impact in the community and mentoring the next generation.
408-341-5438
Pastor Bear’s E-mail:
pastorcbear@aol.com

								
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