Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 30, Number 19 September 13, 2005

625 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831



Faith Happenings

Sunday Services:

9:00 and 11:00

Graded Sunday School  P - 5th  9:00  

Adult Ed 9:30-1030am and 10:30-11:30am

Graded Sunday School P-5th   11:00

Munchies Bible Study 9:00am

CREW Bible Study 11:00am


(Sr. High School Fellowship)

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.

Munchies (Jr. High Fellowship) Game Night

Thursdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.



September 16, 17, 18  Faith Family Retreat

September 19 Faith Women's Book Club

September 25 Martin Beal's Big Band at Crest Theater

October 2  Harvest Dinner & Auction

October 8 Golf tournament

October 8 Medicare Drug Plan Presentation 9-10:30am

October 16 -22 Family Promise at Faith

October 22 Ototo African Children's Choir at Faith

Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction

                It’s hard to believe, but the time is getting close. School begins, the weather starts to change, and it’s time for our annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction, planned for Sunday, October 2 at 6:00 P.M. Mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend this fun event.

                This year’s dinner will be a potluck, and we are asking that you use the following when preparing your contribution for the dinner:

A-K Main Dish

L-P Dessert

Q-Z Salad

                The “Silent Auction” is an exciting event that will again raise money to support the campership find. Start working on your contribution for the silent auction now so you’ll be ready on October 2nd. You will find auction donation forms in the Narthex.

                We look forward to seeing all of you at the Dinner and Auction. If you have any questions, please contact Doran McDaniel at 683-4687.

Youth Sunday School and Bible Study


              We have a new class of junior highers this year in Munchies and that calls for another round of Sunday School. Starting on the 18th of September, Munchies Sunday School will be during the 9:00 service.  The kids will sit in church until the Children’s sermon is over and then they will be excused with the rest of the kids for Sunday School.  This year we are doing a brand new curriculum made just for junior highers and it is going to be really good.  We are going to be looking at the Bible book by book with many activities and exciting lessons. 

              There is a huge number of youth in high school this year and they will all be a part of Crew. Crew Bible Study will start meeting on the 25th of September at the apartment of Kelsey and Donne Ingalls.  We will meet from 2:00-3:00 on Sunday afternoons. The address is 6203B Greenhaven Dr., right here in the Pocket.  This year we are going to be looking at the book of Luke in a whole new and challenging way.  Anyone in 9th-12th grades ware welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Children's Sunday School

Birthdays for August and September

Nicole Frisch 8/5
Jason Reynolds 8/21
Jacob Helmich 8/28
Austin Reynolds 8/11
Jackson Foley 8/24
Alex Quitquit 8/14

Haley Barraza 9/14
Tyler Rock 9/23

"Do Not Forget" prayer wall

The prayer wall in the education wing will be updated. This is where we have placed the pictures and stories of loved ones who are serving overseas. If you have a loved one overseas please bring a picture and some thoughts of them to place on our wall. For those of us who have placed loved ones there, let us check the wall and be sure it is up to date or post a more current picture. Any pictures or updates can be placed in the Room 3 office on Sue Kirk's desk. The Sunday School children continually are praying for these people and asking for updates. Our freedom to pray is one more reason we must "Never Forget".
Sunday School Fall Schedule

Beginning on Sept. 11 we will offer Sunday School classes for P-5 grades at both services. The 9:00 service will have classes for P-1, 2-3 and 4-5. The 11:00 service will offer a multi-age class for P-5. Please check the board in the Narthex for the lessons that the children be learning each week.
The people who are stepping up to lead your children this season are:
P-1 Shari Reyes, Sue Potter and Natalie Reyes
2-3 Cathy and Danny Healow
4-5 Nick and Katie Kolitsos
Support: Jennifer Smith and Kelli Marang

We still need people to lead, assist during the 11:00 service. Please speak with Sue Kirk or Pam Rock or Ann Johnson if you have any questions or would like to help. We will need to have a team in place ASAP to insure this class can continue!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We had an energetic and growing Sunday School program this summer. I am always amazed how many new faces and friends we get to meet during the summer months. It is always very hard to find leaders for the summer months. A very large THANK YOU to the following people for planning some of their summer time to be with the youngest Christians of Faith Church.

Cathy Healow, Shari Reyes, Esther Chapman, Kelli Marang, Ann Johnson, and Pam Rock.

Your time and efforts have not gone unnoticed!

“Will the Children Please Come Forward?”


Every Sunday, this invitation brings expectation and joy. We anticipate many children,toddlers to emergent teens, to make their way from their families in the pews to the chancel steps to claim their presence in the Family of Faith. We adults at Faith, delight in seeing the Children and listening to their responses full of innocence and truth. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to personally know each child and the family the child belongs to? Well, that is a goal we can treasure but in the meantime we can take steps to fulfill our covenant with God to bring up our children in the ways of the Lord.

Sunday School began September 11, 2005. Teachers and assistants are needed to round out the first half of the program year set for 9/11/05 to 1/22/06. There will be graded Sunday school (preschool to 5th grade) at 9:00 am., and multi-age Sunday School at 11. Contact Su e Kirk 530-367-4572 and/or Pam Rock 393-1493    about helping. Please know that an inquery or an offer of help does not relegate you to years of isolation in the Sunday School Rooms. Parents of young children do need to he offered the opportunity to fully participate in Worship so we are extending a special request to those whose children are crown to come back and offer your talents to our very real treasure our children.




Martin Beal Big Band Concert at Crest Theater

If you enjoy the sounds of a big band in live concert consider attending Martin's 1940's BIG BAND RADIO SHOW September 30, 2005 at 8:00 pm at the CREST THEATRE 1013 K Street.

Martin Beal is the vocalist and Band Leader.

Tickets are $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Senior's 55+ available through TICKETS.COM or CREST THEATRE BOX OFFICE Open

Monday-Thursday 4:30-8:00 pm Fri-Sat-Sun 12:30-8:00 pm or call Pat Beal at (916) 686-9657.

Don't miss the fun, music and pure entertainment!

May Tucker Tells What Happened

DearFaith  Family,                                                                                                           


First of all, I would like to thank you for the cards, flowers, and all the delicious meals you have so warmly sent and given to my family during this extremely difficult time.


The automobile I was driving to Eureka on July 10th, 2005 flipped four and a half times over an embankment of approximately 50 feet down off highway 101, about 17 miles north of Willits.  It was a narrow patch 2-lane road.  A large pickup passed me illegally on my left, forcing me close to the guardrail and then a deer appeared in front of me.  Traffic was typical summer California Coast Sunday afternoon—no traffic jam, just one car after another.  I made a split-second decision to try to sneak by and dodge the deer so that there would not be a “pile-up” of cars behind me—more injured people and damaged cars would have resulted.  I found out in the most painful way that minivans do not “do” fast maneuvering, and they simply cannot. 


When my van finally stopped rolling, people from the cars behind us were already running toward us, and medical emergency calls were made.  When the ambulances arrived the medics knew immediately that my father did not survive.  My mother fractured her neck (cervical 2 & 3), broke her nose and three ribs.  At the age of 83, healing and rehabilitating happen much slower than a more youthful person.  As for Preston, he was miraculously unscathed except for a few minor cuts on his face and a sore neck.  They were airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Unit. 


I broke my left clavicle (collar bone) in a very peculiar way in that it went through the tip of the scapula (wing) and shattered the top of my left shoulder along with four broken ribs.  I have been wearing a figure-of-eight brace for the last two and half months but with no sign of healing as indicated by x-rays.  It means my body does not generate new bone (lupus related and osteoporosis), especially with this very awkward break.  The freakish way that I was trapped in the vehicle created a massive rescue effort consisting of four medics and four firefighters.  It took them almost three hours to dig me out of the car.  They were cutting, sawing, chopping, pounding, crowing, sweating, and getting more frustrated by the minute.  I was completely unaware of how much time it took until my helicopter finally lifted off at nine, I remembered looking at my watch.  I faintly remembered seeing the deer at around 6 PM.  All I could think about at that time was, “Gees!  It will be midnight before I get my parents home to Eureka!”  In reality, I was being flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Unit. 


Surgery has been scheduled the first week of October as a last resort to repair my broken bones and torn ligament mechanically.  The surgeons will use a No. 5 or 7 surgical steel wire to thread through the collarbone horizontally, and then they will sew the torn ligaments (2 big ones) with surgical thread and tape them with Mersilene tape (dissolvable).  Currently my left collarbone is floating around, barely held together by the brace and my own flesh.


Many of you have sent cards, flowers, and called.  I want to thank you for your prayers and care.  I hope my recount of the accident would clarify my absences these last months and for a few more months to come.  I ask that you continue to hold my family in prayer as my mother (Orient Tuan) tries to heal and regain the use of the left side of her body and my up-coming surgery.  I will not be able to return to my church duties until January of 2006.  When my health allows, I look forward to visit and worship with you.


Again, thank you for all your love and prayers.  Please keep praying.

May Tucker, Director of Music in Worship


Outreach reaches out --- be a part of the process

  Do you remember who or what brought you to Faith Church? A friend or neighbor? An ad in the yellow pages or story in the local newspaper? AA meetings? Your children? Or maybe after driving by our building endless times you finally decided to check out what was happening inside. Regardless of how you arrived at Faith, we’re glad that you’re here. But what about others in the community who haven’t discovered our wonderful church? How do we reach them? We’ll be discussing this topic at our next Outreach Ministry meeting, Sunday, September 25th following the 2nd service. Meet outside by the fountain and bring a friend. Questions?    Call DiAnne Brown at 395-6129.

Gaither Tickets

Due to an unexpected business trip, I will not be able to use the Gaither band concert tickets on October 17th at Arco Arena.  Any one interested in purchasing the two seats for a discounted $30.00 total, please call Tammi Whitted at 682-5902 or email: davntam@softcom.net


Older Adults Study Group


Once again, we are starting a study group which will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, from 2-3 pm. The book selection will be announced in the near future. Jim Zazzera leads a lively discussion   Our first meeting will be September 7th.  Please join us, all are welcome.  A sign-up sheet is available in the Narthex on Sunday mornings.  For more information, call Hilde Tetlow.

Family Promise is coming to Faith October 16-23


              You can now sign up for the week of October 16th – 23rd on the whiteboard on the wall across from the church office. Volunteers are needed fro dinner, evening activities and overnight teams, setup and take down teams, laundry handler and coordinator of the day.

              If necessary, we will take signups in the narthex on September 25.

              If you haven’t volunteered but are interested, talk with someone who has. If you have questions, call Cynthia Crow 392-9141 or Sue Hooper 393-2633.

Watoto Concert


On Saturday, October 22, Faith church will host the Watoto African Children’s Choir.  The choir consists of AIDS orphans who are traveling throughout the United States raising money for their orphanage. The concert is sponsored by the 15 churches of the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership ( S. S. I. P.) who are asked to provide six homes to house two children and one adult each. (This a different choir than the African children’s choir that recently performed in our area) Tickets will be $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children.  Charlie Tucker is the contact person at Faith if you have questions or want to volunteer to house performers.

Red Cross Disaster Training


Lois Strong writes: I was so impressed when I got this information,  I felt I needed to share it.

 I'll be helping in the training of volunteers for weeks, so that they may be sent by the American Red Cross to the disaster area. 

              The need is for healthy volunteers willing to give three weeks time.  I'm told the hours are 12 hours each day.  Commitment is for 3 weeks.


          Sacramento, CA—Julie Van Dooren, CEO, Sacramento-Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross, announced today that a $1million contribution was received from Sacramento native and longtime community supporter Joyce Raley Teel and her husband Jim Teel.


      Though this was a personal gift from the Teels, it was noted in the accompanying letter that the donation was made on behalf of the entire Teel family including their extended family of all Raley’s employees. Joyce Raley Teel owns Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, a 138-store chain of supermarkets known as Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source, operating in Northern California, Northern Nevada and New Mexico. Their corporate offices are located in West Sacramento.

      . One half of the donation will go directly to the relief effort supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina with food, clothing and shelter. The other half will remain with the local Red Cross Chapter to assist in keeping our local Red Cross ever more ready to respond to this and other emergencies in the future.

Health Ministries

Brain-Friendly Folate


Protect your brain by kicking up your folate intake.

 Adequate folate intake appears to protect against hemorrhagic stroke, a condition that causes bleeding in the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke is a less common type of stroke than ischemic stroke which is caused by a blood clot-blocked artery. Protect your brain by packing your side dishes with folate-rich asparagus, Brussels sprouts and artichokes

         More about this tip: Hemorrhagic strokes, which account for 17 percent of all stroke cases, are less common than ischemic strokes. A recent study reveals a link between high blood levels of folate and decreased risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Folate also helps protect blood vessels by lowering homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid that increases the risk of atherosclerosis and stroke when found in high levels in the blood. Researchers speculate that folate’s favorable effects on blood vessels may extend beyond lowering homocysteine, but more research is needed to explore other potential benefits. In addition to asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and artichokes, other good sources of folate include orange juice, fortified whole-grain breads arid cereals, and black-eyed peas. Polio acid is the synthetic form of folate found in fortified foods and supplements. Controlling high blood pressure, getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day, and reducing your weight and cholesterol, if you need to, also may help reduce stroke risk,

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Come Saturday October 8 from 9:00am to 10:30 am to learn about Medicare Part D which you need to join between November 15 , 2005 and May 15, 2006. HiCap (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) will present unbiased information to help you decide which Medicare Drug Program is right for your individual needs. (See August 30 PresbyNews for a full page description of  and answers about the various plans) Mary

Nabers can give you more information



Time To Save Those Nugget Receipts


Help contribute to our Campership Fund by turning in your Nugget Receipts. Receipts must be dated September 1 2005 ------  June 15, 2006 and only receipts for cash or debit amounts are accepted. Receipt box is located outside the office door. Questions? Contact Ruth Burkinshaw at 393-3169.

Jim Hill is retiring from the chemestry department at Sac State. He has served for 37 years, for the past several years as Chairman of the department. Noteworthy performed at his retirement dinner.

Cindy Easterday, daughter of  Bill and Mary Easterday, gave an inspiring talk Sunday, September 11, about the need to respond to the world’s suffering as Jesus would. Below is a brief description of her work.

 “Having worked primarily in South Africa as a self-funded volunteer since 1994, Cindy was appointed in 1998 as PCUSA mission co—worker with African Enterprise. an interdenominational ministry whose mission is to “evangelize the cities of Africa through word and deed in partnership with the Church. Since 2001 however, Cindy’s concern for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and the role of the Church in response has been her key focus. Her dream and desire is to see the Church of Christ as a transforming presence in the midst of this global pandemic responding “as Jesus would to those in reed of his personal touch. “Equipping and supporting pastors and church leaders (men, women youth) to respond in practical, coring ways to those within their congregations and surrounding communities presents both great challenge and opportunity to the Church, says Cindy, “The challenge; to a/low 6od to transform us so we reflect his love, grace and truth to those we serve. And the opportunity: to be agents of hope and change as we allow God to work through us to lead others to him.” In 2004, Cindy worked with Tabitho Ministries, an HIV/AIDS response ministry in the most heavily infected area in the country, the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Training education and healthcare are done through puppetry and drama in schools and peer—group training camps; home-based corers visit the sick in their homes; and sick orphaned and abandoned babies and children are cared for at a respite center. Cindy’s new assignment takes her to a new place and in a bit of a new direction. Lesotho, a kingdom within South Africa’s borders, will be her new home. Her work will be with the Joining Hands Against Hunger national network as they define the root causes of poverty in 5 key areas in their country (#2 - HIV/AIDS), develop strategies of response and advocate for change.”

Email: ceasterday@pobox.com


Charlie Tucker is Smiling

because the September 11 Pancake Breakfast to benefit Food Closet was a big success.

The 2005/2006 Faith - ARCO Kings' Games Schedule


 Dear ARCOfaithfuls,


        My how time flies when you're having fun!  In just a few weeks the Sacramento Kings will start their 2005/2006 NBA season, and the ARCOfaithfuls will be there to support our Youth Ministry.  Our support will be needed more than ever with transportation costs skyrocketing.  Can you imagine what a round trip ticket to Purdue University and the next Presbyterian Youth Trienium is going to cost in 2 years?  Luckily, we can help with that!


        We requested and got the 10 games we wanted from Maloof Sports and Entertainment for this year's effort. There is one Friday and nine Sundays.  Please see the list below:


 Game#    Date        Day    Start Time


1.          18-Nov     Fri.      7:00 p.m.

2.           4-Dec      Sun.     6:00 p.m.

3.         11-Dec      Sun.     6:00 p.m.

4.          8-Jan        Sun.     6:00 p.m.

5.        15-Jan        Sun      6:00 p.m.

6.        12-Feb       Sun       6:00 p.m.

7.        12-Mar       Sun      6:00 p.m.

8.        26-Mar       Sun      6:00 p.m.

9.          2-Apr       Sun      6:00 p.m.

10.        9-Apr       Sun      6:00 p.m.


        Sunday games work best for volunteers.  It really helps to have the majority of the volunteers signed up in advance.  Every person counts, but especially this year.  ARCO is making some donation compensation changes that provide cash incentives for groups that provide more that the minimum required staffing (30 volunteers), have total sales that exceed the amount of sales by the ARCO staffed concession stand, and sales over a specified amount. 


         Additionally, I have been advised that the  uniform policy will be more strictly enforced this season.  Please make sure you have a men's style white dress shirt (button down the front, with a collar, short or long sleeves) to wear out to the games.  Polo shirts, most ladies' blouses, or white tops will NOT meet the uniform policy requirements. Betty Keller points out that a white blouse, with a collar, without decorations, and button down the front may look like a man’s short sleeve dress shirt. Hopefully, there will be some end-of-the-summer sales on men's short sleeved white shirts at Macy's!! 


         You can let either Paul Keller or Kelsey Ingalls know what games you can work, anytime and we will sign you up in the narthex. 

               As always,  we will try to make these events as much fun as possible, and a chance to closely work together for a great cause. 


        If you have any questions, please call or e-mail me, Pat Tatro, or call Kelsey at the Church.

We are looking forward to a great season for the Kings and the ARCOfaithfuls.


 See ya at Church,   Paul Keller



If you have ventured down the hail to the entry into Link Hall lately you will notice that new Wilsonart floor covering has been installed in the hallway and the entry area, thanks to generous contributions from Marge and Bill Miles and the Beal’s (Chuck, Pat, Martin and Julia). The existing floors were showing their age and cracking in several places so it was decided to cover them with the same floor covering that was installed in the kitchen next to room 2. The flooring was installed by Abbey Carpets on August 31st  Again, many thanks to the Miles and Beals families.

Kaylah Miller tries out the new floor

Kay Geddes has moved and asks to be removed from Faith's mailing lists.


Worship Helpers


September 18

September 25

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Barbara Tracy

Glenda Arellano


Dave & Janet Leader

Donna Touros John Sugar


Terry & Patrice Mangum         Marthe Sweet

Janet, Dave, Ross Leader


David Nash

David Nash

Coffee Preparers

Tom Busch

Walt & Doran McDaniel


Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Kyle Carpenter

Doug Johnson


Bruce & Bonnie Alexander

Hal & Ilah Turner


Cynthia & Rick Crow         Julia King

Ken & Margaret Finch Carey Kincaid


Ken Finch

George Warner

Coffee Servers

Paul & Betty Keller

Margaret Finch


Kitty Tatro Jarvis Arellano

Barbara Powell Charlie Tucker



Published by Faith Presbyterian Church

625 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

(916) 428-3439, FAX 428-0248


Editing staff:

Jim Park (jamespark02@comcast.net)

Dianne Brown (Sierraskymktg@netscape.net)

Susie Hughes (susan_hughes@synectics.net)

Kathy Pehrson (kkpehrson@yahoo.com)

Marthe Sweet (marthesweet@earthlink.net)

Jeff Chapman, Pastor

Jim Zazzera, Associate Pastor

Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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