SFC Community Highlights February 8, 2015 Pictorial Directory Proof List - Today is the final day to proofread your family entry for the directory. Please stop by the table outside and review your information. Serve Sunday - February 22 Our next Serve Sunday is coming up in just two weeks on February 22. Sign up for a project on the courtyard today. There are a variety of projects to choose from for all ages and activity levels. It will be fun! For more information about the projects and to sign up online, visit our website. Family Portraits - We still have several portraits that have not yet been picked up. They are available at the table with the proof list. Singles Ministry for ages 35+ Singles Bible Study - We will meet on Friday, February 20, at 7:00 pm Today - see Jan Villot, a well known speaker. Her topic is Sharing Christ by Building Bridges. Friday, February 13 - Celebrate Valentine’s Day one day early with friends from local churches. Saturday, February 14 - Comedy night Sunday, February 15 - Dancing with music from a big band To learn about our activities, contact Lori at [email protected] or Rosie at [email protected] Monday Moms Join us on Monday mornings from 9:15 to 11:30 am in room 111 as we study, Sacred Rhythms, Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation. Free childcare is provided for children ages 3 months to 4 years old. Contact Dorothy Araldi at (408) 828-1667 or Sarah Penzel at (408) 234-1893 for more information. NEW Hygiene Bags - Help the homeless and contribute to one of the Serve Sunday projects by filling a hygiene bag. Pick up an empty bag at the Serve Sunday table on the courtyard today and fill it by February 22 with the items on the list inside. Student Talent Show - Tonight Come support our teens as they showcase their many talents to raise money TODAY! for our Mexico 2015 trip. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Adults $10, Students $8, Children $4. Bring a friend and enjoy this special evening. Southeast Asia Trip Information Meeting - Today TODAY! Southeast Asia ESL Camp 2015 - It’s hard to believe for the past six years, SFC high school and college students have led ESL camps for high school students in Southeast Asia. If you are a high school senior (fall 2015), college or post-college student and you are interested in learning more about this summer’s trip, please plan to attend the information meeting today at 9:30 am in the library. For more information, contact Rob Stump at (408) 5688541 or [email protected] Go & Tell - February 15 Sunday, February 15, at 11:45 am in Douglass Hall Steve and Renee Grubb will be speaking about their service with OC International in the UK reaching the next generations for Christ and equipping them to lead. A light lunch will be served. Lenten Soup Supper - February 19 Lent offers a chance to reflect on the person and life of Jesus Christ. Come join us Thursday, February 19, at 6:00 pm in Richards Hall for soup and worship as we begin this important season. RSVP to Olivia DCosta at (408) 867-1000 ext. 246 or [email protected] Sermon Recordings & Videos are available at www.saratogafederated.org. Saratoga Federated Church 20390 Park Place • Saratoga, CA 95070 • (408) 867-1000 www.saratogafederated.org Men’s Ministry Breakfast - February 21 NEW The next Men’s Ministry breakfast is coming up on February 21 at 8:30 am in Richards Hall. Jim Stump, Chaplin of the 49ers, Giants and Stanford football teams will be speaking. Tickets are on sale on the courtyard today. Mexico Fiesta - March 8 Celebrate with us on Sunday, March 8, after church as we raise money for NEW our Mexico 2015 trip. The day will include silent and live auctions, fiesta entertainment and a Mexican food lunch. Lunch tickets will be on sale soon. For more information, contact Savoy Stevens at [email protected] Kingdom Lessons: Our new class, Spiritual Gifts begins today at 9:00 and 10:30 am in Douglass Hall and will be taught by Jerry Bruce. Every believer is given spiritual gifts. What are yours? Come discover your gifts and how to use them. Class meets February 8, 15 and March 1. Chili Cookoff Winners NEW Thank you to all the Life Groups who participated in the Super Bowl of Life Chili Cookoff. All the entries were delicious! The outstanding chili winners were: First Place - Meadowbrook Chili by Stan Sells; Second Place - Family Heritage Chili by Hester O’Gara; Third Place - Hollywood Chili by Frank Dutro. The winners received gift certificates to take their groups to play bocce ball in Los Gatos, to the movies and to Peets. Contact Sally Bryant at [email protected] if you are interested in joining a Life Group. Worship Ministry Rehearsals - Wednesday Evenings 5:15 pm 7:00 pm Kids Choir Choir & Orchestra Contact Diane Allison at (408) 867-1000 ext. 238 or diane@ saratogafederated.org for more information regarding these programs. Village Preschool Open House Village Preschool would like to invite everyone at SFC to walk through the NEW preschool today between services. They have opened their doors to the local community for an open house earlier this week and would like to extend the invitation to everyone at SFC. Information and applications are available in the Children’s Ministry lobby. Classes are filling quickly. Feel free to call Mary Lou at (408) 867-3181 to arrange a private tour in the weeks ahead. All Church Retreat - Save the Date Save the date for our All Church Retreat coming up August 28 to 30, 2015 at Mt. Hermon. More details are on the way. Student Ministries News Jr. High School - Sunday MadHouse 10:30 to 11:45 am, Room 302 Feb 8 Feb 13 Student Talent Show to benefit Mexico trip - 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Richards Hall Laser Tag - 6:15 to 9:30 pm - $20 - RSVP to Yvette Lee at [email protected] 8th Grade Confirmation Feb 8 11:45 am - #4 Confirmation - Student & Parent Meetings Feb 15 11:45 am - #5 Confirmation - Students’ Meeting Feb 22 11:45 am - #6 Confirmation - Students & Parents Serving Together High School - Weekly Sunday LifeHouse 10:30 to 11:45 am, Room 210 Feb 8 Feb 8 Student Talent Show to benefit Mexico trip - 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Richards Hall DEADLINE TO TURN IN MEXICO REGISTRATION Mexico Outreach Trip - April 4 thru 11, 2015 - Register TODAY! Feb 8 Feb 8 Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 29 Commitment Deadline - paperwork and $100 deposit due Student Talent Show “Spectacular Broadway” - 6:30 pm Team Work Day - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Fiesta - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm - more details soon Team Lunch - Potluck - 12:00 to 2:00 pm PARENTS: Valentine Parents’ Night Out - February 13 The LifeHouse Youth Group is sponsoring a Parents’ Night Out on Friday, February 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Check your children in at the nursery counter and enjoy an evening to yourself! Children ages 3 mos. through fifth grade are welcome. Reservations are required! Space is limited. Please pack a dinner for each child and diaper changing supplies (if necessary). One Child: $8.00/hour - Two Children: $10.00/hour - Three or More Children: $12.00/hour. All proceeds benefit the Mexico 2015 trip. RSVP to [email protected] no later than today with child’s name, age, allergies and medical concerns. For more information, please contact Robyn Swan at [email protected] Teaching Our Children & Teens Healthy Sexuality Join Tim Galleher on two Wednesday nights, March 11 and 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in room 302. Come learn about how and when to talk to your kids about sex and sexuality, helping your kids set standards and many other important topics. For more information, contact Tim at tim@ saratogafederated.org.
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