Church Happenings

Updated on November 21, 2022

Join Us This Sunday - November 27th, 10AM

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  • Join us for worship on Sunday, November 27 at 10:00 AM. The Scripture lesson is Matthew 24:36-44. The title of the sermon is, “Be Alert, Be Ready!” The Lay Reader for the service is Randy Triezenberg. The Usher is Nancy Alex.
  • You are invited to join us for Coffee Hour and Refreshments after the service in the Fellowship Hall. Andy Balog will be providing the treats.
  • If you would prefer to meet online, you are invited to watch our live-stream service on the church’s YouTube channel. The service begins promptly at 10:00 AM. The service will be posted later in the afternoon if you are unable to watch it live.

Capital Chorale Christmas Concert

Mark your calendars and join us for our Christmas choral concert on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 PM. There will be classic Christmas carols and a Sing-a-long to enjoy. Invite your family and friends too– so they too can get into the Christmas spirit and be introduced to our church.

Hanging of the Greens

You are invited to join us on Saturday, November 26 at 11:00 AM for our Hanging of the Greens activity to decorate the church sanctuary and building for the Christmas and Advent season.

Meal Sacks for the Homeless

We now offer meal sacks for the homeless on an as-needed basis. Each sack contains non-perishable canned meat, chips, cookies, fruit, cheese and crackers, water, a wet nap, and peppermint candies. Your continued donations to the church help us provide help to Sacramento’s most vulnerable.

2023 Budget

We are putting together our budget for 2023. All ministry chairpersons need to consider their ministry needs as we plan the expenditures and expected receipts of the church. Please contact Ellen or Bernadette with your amounts.

Website Updates

Our website is getting better and better. A special thanks to Sara Sturtevant for her guidance and hard work in getting our site up and running again. We’re experimenting with new software that runs our website. Stay tuned for more details.

Weekly Newsletter

If you would like to add something to the e-newsletter, The Weekly, please contact Pastor Bo at pastorbo@pioneerucc.org. Submissions need to be on Wednesdays.

Church Choir Rehearsals

Rehearsals of the Pioneer Church Choir meet every Thursday at 6:30 pm in Choir Room C. If you have ever thought about *maybe* singing in the choir now’s the time! Experience and music reading skills are helpful, but not necessary. Just come and try it out!

Bell Choir Rehearsals

The Pioneer Bell Choir rehearsal meets every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in Choir Room C. If you are interested in ringing the bells, regardless of experience or no experience, please contact our Music Director Elliot Jones.

Parking

Parking is available each Sunday next door in the underground parking at the Sutter Pavilion. The parking structure is open at 9:00 AM. You may park in any space even if it says reserved. Enter through the double doors to the elevator to the first floor and exit to your right. We are across from the exit. Also, parking meters around the church are suspended on Sundays. We have plenty of places for you to park!

Call for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist us on Sunday mornings. If there is a particular Sunday you wish to volunteer, please use the signup sheets available after worship in Fellowship Hall or call our Office Manager, Kelton Jackson at 916-443-3727. Volunteers are needed as Readers, Ushers, and Acolytes, and provide food and refreshments during Coffee Hour. You may also sponsor flowers for worship in honor or memory of a loved one.

Item Donations for Wind Youth Services

Wind Youth Services resumed accepting donations after COVID-enforced bans. We are currently accepting small or travel-size care items, men’s and women’s socks, and disposable rain ponchos. Please put your donated items in the Wind Basket at the front of the church. For more information, please contact Pinki, the chairperson of Christian Outreach.