Steve Accepting Donations from the Brownies


June 22, 2017

    -- for Thursday Thoughts

--from Pastor Steve

This week I will be attending the Northern California/Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This means all the pastors in the conference, active and retired, and Lay Delegates from about 350 churches. Our delegates are Haati and Louise Nai. What happens at Annual Conference? New pastors are ordained, we recognize retiring pastors, and we celebrate the lives of pas-tors who have died in the last year. We elect officers, set the conference budget, and set directions and priorities for ministry, This year we will get to know our new leader, Bishop Carcano. Our Conference is divided into districts. Our district is called the El Camino District. It consists of about one hundred churches in the south bay and east bay and south on 101, Our District Superintendent, Rev. Staci Current called me the other day to ask me a few questions about our Neighborhood Ministry. She plans on highlighting this ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Salinas. This ministry of ours is recognized as one of the most exciting and faithful ministries going on throughout our conference. Thanks be to God that we can be an exam-ple to others of what it means to live the gospel. I will look forward to seeing you on Sun-day and sharing with you a little about the conference. Our preacher this Sunday will be our own Paul Aschenbrenner. He will share about the Kairos Prison ministry that he is involved in and speak on forgiveness.

See you on Sunday,

Pastor Steve

Clothes Closet Needs List

Men's belts Underwear for men and women -- the guideline is -- if you would wear it, you can donate it. Pants and shirts for men and women

Art Room for Children

Art Room for Children begins Wednesday June 21st, 10 to 11AM. If you are interested in helping out with this weekly activity for our young daily guests, please contact Sharon Forrest, Sharon Jayubo, or Pastor Cindy.

The Next Pipe Dreams Donations Concert

Sunday, July 9, 2017 @ 4PM

Performing are Ed & Judith Moncrief, vocals and guitars; Greg Hyde's Livingroom Band; Rebecca Smith, violin; and Carolyn Lamcke, piano.

Admismion is free while donations will be collected.

A.V. (Audio/Video) Ministry

We are looking for people that would just for the love of such things, get involved in producing and presenting audio visual items here at the church. If you would like to join the club but don't know about audio and video production we will train you!

Powerpoint, bulletins, photo stories, videos, recordings of services, sermons, choirs, guests and more could all be accomplished.

If you are interested please send an email to or see Tim.

Let's help the church tell it's stories through pictures and sound!

Currently @ FUMC Salinas

The Leadership Council will be having a meeting on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 3 PM. All are Welcome!

You are invited to WORSHIP with us this Sunday morning at 9:00 AM (casual with piano) and 10:30 AM (classic with choir and organ). A community-building fellowship time follows each service.

BIBLE STUDY FRIDAY Every Friday at 10:00 AM, Pastor Steve leads a bible study in the Patio (blue) room. This study follows the weekly sermon agenda and has a free book of scripture readings and insights.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY (summer break - till Sept 5th) We normally meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. As always it is not necessary to know how to knit or crochet to attend, we have teachers and all the materials you will need. We hope to have YOU join us! For any questions or more info contact Gaile Patton at 905-9662.

LADIES NIGHT OUT will enjoy dinner at: Chili’s , 1940 N Davis Rd. Wednesday Evening, July 5th at 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome

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