Monthly Newsletter Celebrating 156 Years of Ministry February 2011 Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Greg Roth Centerville Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Marsha Roth Presbyterian Church 2011 Women’s Retreat Associate Pastor for Youth Rev. Matt Knapp Pastor Emeritus Do you want to recognize that special lady in your life on Valentine’s Day with a gift that she will Rev. Gordon Westlind truly treasure…then look no further. We have the perfect gift and we know it is what she REALLY Missions Pastor wants for this Valentine’s Day. Rev. Mark Westlind Give her a weekend that she will always remember and a Valentine that says you care‐a Gift Director of Choral Certificate to the 31st CPC Annual Women’s Retreat at Mount Hermon Conference Grounds on Ministries and March 18‐20, 2011. In addition to enjoying refreshing, relaxing and meaningful time with old Traditional Worship friends and new, this CPC Women’s Retreat Gift Certificate ensures your Valentine: Darryl Guzman Will not have to cook or clean. Contemporary Worship Director Will enjoy 6 delicious meals, (shopped, planned, prepared, and cleaned up by someone else). Tom BetGeorge Will return refreshed after spending 2 nights lodging in the majestic beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Children’s Ministry Director “Mother Daughter Sister Friend . . . the sisters of My heart” is the theme for this year’s retreat. Lynette Erickson Our speaker, Kathi Lipp, guides women in looking at the expectations we have for ourselves, God, and others by taking a fresh look at the story of sisters Mary and Martha. Retreat attendees will Preschool Director enjoy the melodious voices of “Among Us,” the talented vocalists and musicians, Stephanie Heather Leyva Wesley, Nancy Catania, Sondra DeBarr, and Kristi Todd, who are returning by popular demand. Facilities/Office Registration continues through February 19th so don’t miss this opportunity to tell your Manager Valentine how much you care...SPACE IS LIMITED!! AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! So HURRY to Tammy Sawyer the Registration Table located in the Gym between Sunday morning Church services. If this is for a Valentines Day gift, let us know, and we will design a special Valentine’s Day Gift Certificate for Ministry Assistants your wife, daughter Mom or special friend. Val Cooley Gwen Godfrey All women are welcome to attend (sorry guys). Please contact retreat chair Pat Lum at Polly Walker 510.794.7730 or co‐chair Serena Chen at 510.209.3040 for more information. We will welcome Office Hours: your gifts of time and talent; contact Pat if you would like to help with any of the retreat M‐TH preparations. Also, retreat scholarships are available—please contact Lucille Coon at 8:00am—4:00 pm 510.793.8713. 510‐793‐3575 Office 510‐793‐3594 fax “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet www.cpcfremont.org as perfume and incense.” Proverbs 27:9 rom F Pastor Greg We are finishing a study on the book of Philippians in January, but I want to continue our reflection by offering some comments on this book in my Bell column throughout the year. We live in an age of media hype, and are bombarded by advertising that directs us to focus on appearance of things and not the substance of things. We long for integrity and relevance— genuineness and practical usefulness in our broken world. Have you ever heard the comment of someone, “He is so fit for heaven, he is no earthly good”? Maybe you make that remark about your pastor! The apostle Paul models for us one who has both his head in the clouds, and his feet firmly on the ground. Paul is a people person. His pastoral letters are really caring notes written to the people he enjoys being with. I once admired a Seminary professor who wrote deep theological works that challenged some of the greatest minds of our generation. My admiration for him increased when I visited his church one Sunday, and asked where I could find the Sunday morning Bible study he was teaching. The volunteer at the visitor center told me that I could not attend, as he had been teaching the junior high boys class for the past thirteen years and it was not open to visitors like me! Paul’s depth is matched only by his love and care for people in his congregations and his ability to make profound religious doctrine accessible to the likes of junior high students. We are called to imitate him—even as he is imitating the love of Jesus Christ. So ask yourself, “Do you have deep knowledge of the scriptures—and the ability to plainly relate them to the people you love deeply?” Paul is genuine and congruous. He is real in his letters. He is transparent and shows integrity in his life and in his service to the Lord. True integrity involves being focused upon other people and not on ourselves. Paul models this in his life and ministry. Paul’s motive for writing this letter is to assure them that his dear friend Epaphroditus, who was sent by the Phillipian church to help Paul survive his imprisonment, has become ill and needs to return home. Paul writes this letter of explanation and commendation to them. He also assures them that the young pastor, Timothy, will soon arrive there to care for their flock. They are in good hands. Yet he also writes the letter to assure them that he, Paul, is in good hands—the Lord’s hands. He shares freely of his own feelings and experiences. He shows his transparent heart as one who completely trusts the Lord with his life and future. May our Lord allow us to reveal this genuine faith and trust in our lives. Pastor Greg Session Notes - December 2010 finally the ClearWire antennas are up on the roof and the construction is complete. Submitted by Elder Tammy Bergquist During the meeting Pastor Greg gave an update from the last Presbytery meeting. Presbytery voted to approve the dismissal of the Danville Presbyterian Church via the The December Session meeting was filled with staff, current Gracious Dismissal policy. However, Presbytery also voted elders, elders whose terms were expiring, “soon to be” to suspend the Gracious Dismissal policy for six months to elders, and even a new pastor ‐ the newly ordained review parts of the policy. The next Presbytery meeting will Reverend Matt Knapp. be in February 2011. The meeting began with a thoughtful devotion led by Pastor Exciting Christmas events were celebrated including the Greg on 2 Corinthians. Elders spent time acknowledging caroling night where a large group of families joined losses in their lives that had taken place throughout the together to sing Christmas carols to local seniors living in year. The scripture reading encouraged everyone that residential facilities. Everyone was encouraged to attend suffering is not without purpose. We can use our the upcoming rousing Christmas Concerts. Children’s experiences of suffering to better help console others. Ministries will also be hosting a Happy Birthday Jesus party during both services on December 19th. What a blessed As the meeting moved forward, we first heard from two Christmas season this will be! elders whose terms were ending, Janet Goodman and Linette Young. Janet Goodman holds the record for the Session closed in prayer thanking God for the blessings of elder serving the greatest number of terms. She spoke 2010 and praying for 2011. about some of the highlights while serving as an elder: Pastor Marsha getting her doctorate degree, Pastor Matt being ordained, and helping with the church’s 150th celebration. She was grateful to the church staff that works Session Notes - January 2011 so well together and she encouraged the session to continue to pray for the church. Submitted by Elder Mark Fowler Linette Young explained that she and her husband, Les, have The session meeting began with a discussion by Pastor Greg been attending Centerville since 1974. She remarked that of Chapter 1 of the Book of Order, which addresses the she has seen firsthand the importance of prayers in the life mission of the church. Christ calls the church into being and of the church. Even with difficult financial situations, God gives it everything it needs for its mission in the world. has opened doors for Centerville. She also spoke about the Christ is with the church both in spirit and through his Word. love that is shown by the staff for the church’s volunteers. The church belongs to Christ alone, to use to teach, to call and to use as he wills. The great ends of the church are the Tammy Bergquist and John Mena’s terms are also expiring proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind; but they will both be renewing their terms for an additional the shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship of the children three years. Both Tammy and John commented on how of God; the maintenance of divine worship; the preservation much they have learned over their first terms and how of truth; the promotion of social righteousness; and the eager they are to move forward. exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world. How blessed we all are to be part of and participants in this God‐ Guests, Laura Daniels and Ned Rendell, were introduced as ordained and God‐led body. newly elected elders who will begin their service in January. In January, Pastor Greg will be starting a sermon series on The meeting shifted gears from a discussion regarding the Paul. The Study Guide to be used in connection with the body of the church to an update regarding the buildings of sermon series had (as of the time of the session meeting) the church. The new sound system for the sanctuary has already been selling well and it appeared that guides would been installed and is working. Some pieces are still being sell out. added, but it is up and ready for the Christmas concerts. Praise God! Recent attendance of Sunday services has increased by about fifteen percent over prior attendance, with increases The church has also been blessed by repair work that has at both services. More newcomers are visiting, and more been donated or provided at a significantly reduced rate. A folks who have been with us for a while are attending more roofer is repairing the ongoing leaks in the gymnasium and regularly. Praise God, and help all of us to be welcoming will continue with a full coating on the roof in the summer. hosts to those who come through our doors. If you see In addition the carpet in the sanctuary was repaired where someone you do not know, by all means, introduce yourself it has been buckling, along with padding being added. And and get to know them. Continued... Gordie’s Goodies SESSION NOTES—JANUARY 2011 continued… In another to Praise God, our income for the fiscal year to date (which began in October) is on‐track and we are on by Gordon Westlind, Pastor Emeritus budget. As is required annually, the Session elected officers for the WHICH OR WITCH? year. A primary responsibility of the officers is to execute legal documents that have been approved by session on A few days ago I had a doctor’s appointment. At the behalf of the church. This year, John Mena will serve as breakfast table I said casually to my wife, Pat, “I have a President, Tammy Bergquist will serve as Vice‐President, doctor’s appointment.” She asked, “Which one?” and I Matthew Jue will serve as Treasurer and Ned Rendell will countered, “I don’t have a ‘witch doctor.’” We really serve as Secretary. guffawed at that one and I smiled all the way to my cardiologist. Pastor Marsha reported that she and others are preparing for the Deacon’s retreat. Among other actions, the Deacons He questioned me about my present condition and also come alongside of those in need and there will be guest about another of my “which” doctor’s prescriptions. speakers at the retreat who will address care for the elderly, caring and welcoming people of all ethnicities and cultures. Well, right here I am going to pose a bit of an anecdote: Marsha also is working on a brochure to provide to visitors In recent years we have been complicating our lives that shows the many differences among us, yet how we are with specialization, and the medical profession is a joined together in Christ. This will be available at the good example—reducing the human body into Visitor’s Center. In addition, Marsha is updating another compartments—even the mind. The whole body brochure that shows what CPC Groups people can join. This requires a battery of medical experts to properly care will be available at the Visitor’s Center as well. Also, the for it. Bethel Series is starting again on January 23. Pat’s question, “which doctor” exposes my own complexity Pastor Mark recently returned from a blessed three‐week and the cross‐references among the various specialists— trip to Argentina and Chile. Mark was able to be involved in and then, what about hers? every aspect of ministry during his trip. He met with many church leaders and missionaries, preached and taught at So, for our present complexity, we deal with our very several churches, and worked up a course syllabus for a “souls” and occasionally call on a psychiatrist to help—and college course. Mark will be sharing some about his trip excuse the bad taste reference, some wags call him or her a when he preaches on January 16. Mark also obtained some “shrink.” ideas for future CPC mission trips during this trip. Mark will be teaching a class here at CPC that will address Do not forget that King Saul visited a “witch” doctor who, understanding the religions and customs of our Fremont even in ancient history, specialized in “brain‐work,” but it neighbors. certainly was not good news for him (see I Samuel 28). Miss Lynette reported that the Children’s Ministry Special doctors treat special cases, and God certainly sponsored a successful Christmas caroling night with about becomes a part of your case. 40 people attending. They went to Atherton Court and Carlton Plaza. It was a very positive experience. The Happy He is our specialist supreme, He is the One who specializes Birthday Jesus Party was lots of fun and went well. The in things thought impossible, and He is the one who can do Mission project this month is collecting coats for kids, and what no other power can do. so far they have collected quite a few. Some will go to Free Dining and some to (City Team) Oakland. January 14 is a P.S. I do not criticize my bevy of specialists. They are God “Mad Science” family night. It’s only six months to the next sent! VBS – which will be held the week of July 18. Question: Where have all the Home doctors gone—are they with Kilroy? Pastor Matt discussed the College group ministry and the discipleship group for the high school group. The upcoming SF/Oakland Mission trip will be attended by 20 people. Matt noted that several new people to church first learned of our church through the church’s new website, which is still being rolled out and improved upon. Heather Leyva Preschool Director Thank You February, the month of love. Here at Preschool our month I very much appreciate the Prayers and cards and will be filled with several different kinds of painting, a visitations before and after my left knee replacement special visit from the “Tooth Fairy,” School Pictures, and Valentine’s of course! Obviously, classroom talks about love, surgery October 27th. In my opinion the knee is kindness, and friendship permeate the air this time of year. progressing nicely. Kneeling down to Pray is the one exercise I flunk, but Physical Therapy is working on the Just today I got to hear: “I bending of the knee, believe me. I ask that you love you Miss Heather,” continue to carry Suzie in your Prayers. I, Daniel M. from one of my students. Rhoades, am not an easy burden. Ahh, sweet music to my ears. Words I’ve heard Daniel M. Rhoades before, but the honor such genuine admiration bestows is a new blessing each time. I believe these snapshot moments are gifts from God. They are opportunities to really live God bless this church and its congregation. in the moment and savor Thank you for all of your prayers and your strong the goodness of the Lord physical support. It was through God’s grace, your expressed through His reassuring visits, and your always positive outlook that creation. carried me through a very desperate episode of my life. I can only say I desire to help others as I was February has always been special to me. First, because both helped. Thanks to all of you again! my sister and I celebrate birthdays in February, secondly, because I love chocolate and Valentine’s Day provides an With God’s blessing, abundance of it, and third, that is when the cherry blossom trees bloom. I remember my mother pointing out nature’s Alan Thomley beauty to my siblings and me while riding in the car. Now a mom, I find myself doing the same thing. But there just seems to be something extra special about these cherry blossoms. Perhaps it is because they provide such a stark contrast to winter’s bleakness. Ok, being a life‐long Californian, I admit my bleakness may be balmy to some of you. I can imagine the cherry blossoms carrying the whisper Dear CPC Family, of God: Hold fast, help is on the way. No matter how long, cold, or dark the The outpouring of kindness, love, generosity, hugs, “winters” of our lives may cards, prayers and everything else has been incredible! be, God is near and His Thank you so much for reaching out to us following plans will be fulfilled. Del’s death. We are so blessed to be a part of this Jeremiah 29:11 “For I church family. know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, Polly Walker and family “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Remember that the next time you see those blossoms. It may brighten your day whether the sun’s shining or not. A VIEW FROM THE WORLD OF CPC CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES By Lynette Erickson, Children’s Ministry Director HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! IT WAS A MAD SCIENCE NIGHT! What a great celebration we had to honor Jesus’ birth! God has given many gifts to us and science knowledge Thanks to all of you for joining us to enjoy birthday is just one of those gifts! At our science night on cake together. Take a look at these pictures and you January 14th we learned that not all paper burns and will see that we did many things to honor and that heat will allow you to put an egg into a beaker celebrate Jesus! that is smaller than the egg! And we learned that dry ice, mixed with liquid soap makes huge foamy bubbles. And most fun of all, we mixed various polymers and make colorful slime! The evening was a great family time and we had more than 60 children and at least that many adults. Many, many thanks to Gary and Susan Fonseca, owners of Bay Area Mad Science, for their gift of this great evening. Take a look at these happy faces! Coat distribution through CityTeam Ministries. COATS FOR KIDS…and ADULTS! Wow! Some of you have more coats than Miss Lynette and you are very generous with your coats! As of today, January 18th, you have donated 173 coats! 129 of those went to CityTeam Oakland for their Martin Luther King Day Coat Giveaway and the rest have gone to our Free Dining Program. This coat collection was our Youth Missional Project for the month and in February we have a project that can involve every one of you, even if you don’t have extra coats to share. Check out the information about our letter writing to wounded service people who are hospitalized in Virginia. We want to encourage these service people and children will be writing letters together on Sunday, February 20th, but this is something that everyone can do at home. Read the information, then pick up a flyer at church that tells RAISING KIDS IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE! It’s a Parent Seminar coming on Sunday, March 13 at you more and drop your letters in our special POSTAL 5 PM in Westminster Room and you are all invited! BOX in the Narthex and we will send all of our letters together. Maybe as a parent, you determined that your children would not have a TV or computer in their bedrooms, but do you now realize that your child has one in their pocket?! Our world has changed and we need to learn to deal with social networking, 24‐hour internet access and sexually explicit websites. Plan to join us and invite your friends and neighbors to come also. This is a topic on the mind of every parent and you won’t want to miss it! Supper will be served and there will be FREE CHILDCARE by Sorting the donated coats at CPC. reservation. Watch for more details in the bulletin and by email. THANK YOU LISA & SHIRLEY AND ACKNOWLEDEMENTS by Bob Heicher 20th ANNUAL No, not a new sit‐com. Lisa and Shirley are two ladies WOMEN'S MINISTRIES who came to us on a Thursday afternoon. They (both TEA AND TREASURES of them) had a ton of problems. Once again our heartfelt appreciation for those many We prayed with them. As they left, I begin to pray for workers that helped to make the 20th Tea and them. (You know ‐ One Step ‐ prayer, care and Treasures Boutique a successful venture! share card). And I invited them to church. Sunday, guess what? They showed up in church. (Great With a special thanks for our chairs: the kitchen duo to invite somebody to church and see them actually of Linette Young and Sue Mayer and favor chair, Liz show up). As they came out of worship, one could not Marcellin; Second Hand Treasures, Susanne Wittler; help observing the looks on their faces. Library Table, Miranda Miller; Setup Tea Room Chairs, Earl & Betty Evans; and the Women's Ministries Unbelievable. I wish I had a picture of their faces on Network Team of Sandy Chetty, Clara Mar, Lucille Thursday. Dejected, depressed, defeated. Coon, Norma Moore, and Sandy Jett. And Sunday . . . ? Glowing, joyous, exhilarating. By There were dozens of helpers in the kitchen, second their own statements, God had begun to work again in hand treasures and those preparing and setting up the their lives. They had done a '180.' foods on Friday and Saturday...not to mention the They're gone now. And God has continued to work. servers and clean up crews...ALL HANDS ON DECK. Shirley was able to get transitional housing in the East Bay. Lisa got o.k. with her family and moved back to Many worthwhile CPC projects have benefitted from the Midwest. the funds raised at this annual event; many have been listed in the Annual Report under Women's I guess I can cross them off my card. But how can you Ministries. And of course, the funds raise go to support cross them off your card if you can't erase them from and sustain the Annual Women's Retreat which is one your heart? of the major successful outreach programs, attracting women from various locations throughout Fremont, as well as family and former CPC people from out of CPC Youth Basketball Program the area. Fundraiser! SAVE YOUR JUNK! CPC Youth Basketball Program It was so great to have our pastor, Greg Roth in action, will be having an E – Waste Fundraiser Saturday, supporting the event by serving tea to guests! February 26, 2011; 9am-4pm. The funds raised will help support the program and assist in sending kids Submitted by Michi Yee to Young Life Camp. So bring down your unused 20th Annual TNT Chair Computers, Monitors, Servers, Routers, Hard Drives, Laptops, Flat Screens, TV's, Cables, and Cell Phones. If you can be there to assist or, most importantly, help us coordinate with others to get recycling to the church on - or before - the 26th, please coordinate directly with Lisa Dutra at email@example.com or 510-790-3853. The CPC After-School Youth Basketball Program reaches out to 7th -10th graders in our church neighborhood and beyond, who are looking for a safe and nurturing place to play basketball and learn about God’s love. BASS IS FOR FISHING! The Bay Area Sunday School Conference (BASS), March 3-5, is a great time to go fishing…that is fishing for new ideas to help bring people to Jesus! The Bay Area Sunday School Association is a non-denominational organization founded more than 30 years ago by pastors of several area evangelical churches. The focus has been on educational opportunities to learn new ways of sharing our faith and tips on living as a strong Christian in a changing world! And the location at Redwood Chapel in Castro Valley is perfect. There is lots of parking and they run shuttles from the Castro Valley BART station to the church. BASS opens on Thursday evening with Pastor K.P. Yohannan. Please do your best to be here to hear from this humble person whom God has used mightily to change the position of the Christian church in the country of India. Dr. K.P. is a highly sought-after speaker throughout the world and is the director of Gospel for Asia, an effective mission movement with several thousand workers in 11 Asian nations and covering a large part of the 10/40 Window. Dr. K.P. is also the author of more than 200 books and is the speaker for Road to Reality, a weekly radio broadcast on more than 500 stations throughout the U.S. and British Commonwealth. On Friday evening plan to hear Rev. Efrem Smith. He is the founding pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis. Founded in the Smith Family basement on Super Bowl Sunday in 2003, Sanctuary Covenant is now a huge ministry reaching out to families of all ages and stages in the Minneapolis area. Check the website at www.sanctuarycov.org. On Saturday morning we will hear Pastor Chip Ingram. Formerly President of Walk Through the Bible (Remember when we followed this program and read through the Bible here at CPC in 2005?), Chip is now the pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos and the preaching pastor of Living on the Edge, a daily Christian radio broadcast. Along with these outstanding speakers, there will be more than 200 workshops covering topics on 21st Century issues, Adult and Small Groups, Children’s Ministries, Counseling, Reaching Teens and College-age Adults, Missions, Men’s and Women’s Ministries, Evangelism and Outreach, Missions, Music-Worship-Drama and many more themes. One of the best parts about BASS is that you can come and go as you need to so that you are not present the entire 2-1/2 days. If there is a workshop or speaker that interests you, you can come just for that part. And you can spend some of your time visiting the exhibits from many Christian publishing companies. Details are available online at www.bassconference.org or pick up a brochure in the Narthex. And remember, it is all available to you at NO CHARGE since we have registered as a church! Questions, please talk to Pastor Marsha, Pastor Matt, Miss Lynette or Elder Cordelia Shieh. Fare from the Dining Room Elder & Deacon Ordination and by Bob Heicher Installation January 2, 2011 Unbelievable! At Centerville Free Dining we regularly (and gratefully) receive all kinds of donations. These donations come to the dining room and also to the counseling and assistance ministry conducted by Gordon and me. These past months we have been singularly singled out by the hand of the Lord via a multitude of generous souls. Thanksgiving The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Troop 176 conducted their annual food drive and filled our pantries. On November 23 the Taiwanese Association put on a super Thanksgiving dinner (all the trimmings) and a beautiful program for hundreds of hungry people from streets of the Tri-Cities. Christmas season Monies: the Overacker Quilters gave a generous donation to the counseling and assistance program. Socks: you folks have filled our 'socks barrel' to overflowing again and again. In addition, Catholic Daughters of America gave us 143 pairs of socks. Turkeys: from a variety of groups and individuals. Installation of Rev. Matt Knapp Blankets: The Sikh temple congregation gave us scores of new blankets. Also, Brookvale as Associate Pastor for Youth School had a blanket drive. The organization January 5, 2011 for which they were intended couldn't (for some reason) receive them. They (the blankets) wound up at a local auto repair shop (which found out about the work at Free Dining). . . It's a long story. Shoes: Foot Solutions (George Paris) brought over several dozen pairs of shoes. Clothing: Many of you graciously continue to remember our needs with good used clothing. Scarves: Karen Gray knits them. People love them. Two days before Christmas, a lady (with 3 children) came in. (They were ecstatic with the scarves) I apologize for forgetting anyone. "To the faithful, YOU show YOURSELF faithful." Psalm18:25 New Members - Fall Class 2010 Christopher & Serena Chen and sons Andrew and William Have attended CPC 8 years and have been married 13 years. Christopher Occupation: Business Manager Interests/Hobbies: golf, sailing, time with family Serena Occupation: Stay at home mom Interests/Hobbies: Date nights with husband, time with family, MOPS, MOMSnext, BSF, Dance—ballet, theater arts Gary Fonseca Billie Jacinto Has attended CPC Has attended CPC 2 for 1 year and years; has been married longtime widowed 2 years. member, Susan in April 2010 Occupation: Retired Occupation: Mad Interests/Hobbies: Science Family, baseball games, camping, Interests/ traveling, friends, Hobbies: gardening Bible Studies, golfing, hiking, biking Bertis Kerney Scott and Betty Has attended CPC Messman 4 months. Have attended CPC 2 years and have been Occupation: married 27 years. Retired Scott Occupation: Buyer Interests/ Interests/Hobbies: Hobbies: walking, woodwork, gardening, jogging, reading, baseball singing Betty Occupation: House cleaning, care giving Interests/Hobbies: Reading, crafts, baseball New Members - Fall Class 2010 Tatiana Miroshnik Eddie and Lisa Myers Has attended CPC 4 and sons Jackson, years , has 3 children Drew and Jake and was married 1 Have attended CPC 2 year ago months and have been married 14 years. Occupation: Private Music Teacher Eddie Occupation: Interests/Hobbies: Payment Processing, sewing, fine art, Inc. painting, music Interests/Hobbies: my family, technology Lisa S. Gene Page Occupation: Stay at Has attended CPC 2 home mom years and has been Interests/Hobbies: married 54 years. shopping , running Occupation: Retired Insurance Professional Santo (Sandy) and Cindy Romeo Interests/Hobbies: Have attended CPC 2 gardening months and have been married 6years. Sandy Occupation: Business opportunities, etc. Interests/Hobbies: Dave and Monika helping people, Strand teaching children, Have attended CPC 2 model railroads years and have been Cindy married 20.5 years. Occupation: Office Dave Assistant Occupation: Owner of Interests/Hobbies: We CARE Coffee Co., swimming, walking, wholesaler, fundraising visiting shut-ins, Interests/Hobbies: sending cards playing trombone, guitar, hiking, bicycling The next New Members Class Monika is being held on Occupation: Owner of We CARE Coffee Co., Saturday, February 26, wholesaler, fundraising 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Interests/Hobbies: singing, piano, puzzles, lunch included. cooking Sign up on Sundays Feb. 13 & 20 computers, sleeping in shifts, and turned in a 3500 page From Rev. Mark Westlind proposal by midnight to meet the deadline! What a rush! I Missions Pastor even got to surf for three hours on my last day in Chile! NONE of us are challenged in areas of giftedness; we just need to be available. God will use you! Pics from Chile Your traveling Missions Pastor, Mark! th Those of you who were in the services on Sunday the 16 of January “survived” the 170 slideshow megafest we had! Here are a few of the highlights from that fabulous trip to Chile. Unabashedly, I confess that I am trying to woo many of you to go with me on the next trip to the southern cone. In pure missions fashion, one goes with a small or at least partial agenda. What comes next is the Holy Spirit opening Pastor Mark up a multitude of areas in which to do ministry. I went to teaching at teach in a (DTS) Discipleship Training School in Pichilemu, the D.T.S. visit earthquake sites and the new homes built with funding from CPC, as well as to preach in a couple of churches. I ended up doing that as well as preaching in triple the churches planned, advising prospective missionaries, doing some counseling sessions, participating in a wedding, and meeting with church leadership in two countries. The coup de grace...working round the clock on two University missiology courses for the first Evangelical Christian University of Chile. We worked for four days on five Impromptu meal Earthquake destruction (foreground); with cool gauchos! Anderson Family and friends, and new house. Luciano Silva, Mitch Anderson, surfing. founder of the University project. Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 7 4360 Central Avenue Fremont, CA Fremont CA 94536 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED February 10, 2011 is the deadline for submitting articles for the March 2011 “Bell” Newsletter We welcome you to join us for our Sgt. Carleton Hardy, IV—now at the University of Worship Services: Gainseville, Florida with ROP program (son of Carleton Hardy III) Cpt. Tim Cheung—back in the states, stationed in Fort Wainwright, AK 9:00 am (Son of Norman & KeeHoon Cheung) Sgt. Perry Persyn—deployed to Afghanistan (Grandson of Contemporary Beatrice Brakkee) Sgt. Mike Slagel—thank you for your prayers. 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