Fresno CRC Newsletter

For the second week of June, 2021


This Sunday we are finishing our series on what we believe about the Holy Spirit with a focus on faith itself. The special offering for June is for our VBS. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.


  • Dinnertime Devotions: resumes Wednesday, June 23rd, at 6:00 PM.

  • Guest Preacher, Brian Ross: Sunday, June 20th.

  • Food Distribution: Friday, June 25th.

  • VBS: June 28th-30th. Sign up today!

Council Meeting Highlights

The meeting opened with devotions on the Holy Spirit and with prayer. Bill V was elected as council president, Cyril R was elected as vice-all, Bobby D was elected as clerk, and Jayne M was elected as treasurer. The minutes from the May meeting were approved and are available upon request from the office. The plans for VBS were reviewed. The council continued to discuss the future of the church. The meeting was closed with prayer. 

Fresno CRC Newsletter

For the first week of June 2021


This Sunday we’re going to continue our series on the work of the Holy Spirit and the Apostles’ Creed with “the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting”. In worship, the songs will focus on the kingdom of God and eternity, and the sermon will be on 1 John 2:28 - 3:6. Join us in person, or watch online here:

The special offering for June is for VBS.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, June 6: Installation of Jayne M as deacon.

  • Sunday, June 6: Shower for Bobby D and Zarah P.

  • Wednesday, June 9, 10:00 AM: Memorial Service for Helen Van Groningen

  • Wednesday, June 9, 6:00 PM: Dinnertime Devotions

  • Sunday, June 13: Lord’s Supper

Prayer Requests

  • Give thanks with Ryan and Andrea and their family at the birth of Austyn Grace.

  • Pray for the family of Helen Van Groningen as they mourn her death.

Fresno CRC Newsletter

The 3rd week of April


This Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, we’re beginning a series on the work of the Holy Spirit. Come eager to worship in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

The special offering for the month of May is for the Christian Schools we partner with—Fresno Christian and Hanford Christian.


  • Listen to Dinnertime Devotions on Wednesday evening each week:

    May 19

    May 26

  • Sign up to be part of our weekly Wednesday evening Prayer Vigil focusing on the mission of the church and the future of our congregation. Let’s try to fill all of the 15-minute slots from 6:00 - 10:00 and bathe each Wednesday evening in prayer.

    Sign Up for the Prayer Vigil

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, May 23: Deacon nomination ballots due.

  • Wednesday Evenings: Prayer Vigil and Dinnertime Devotions

  • Friday, May 28: Food Distribution

  • Sunday, May 30: Deacon selection.

  • Sunday, June 6: Deacon installation. Shower for Bobby and Zarah.

  • Thursday, June 10: Council Meeting.

Fresno CRC Newsletter

The second week of May 2021


We will finish our series on living by faith, reading from Hebrews 12:1-2. We will also celebrate the sacrament of baptism of Karl William S.

The special offering for May is for Fresno Christian Schools and Hanford Christian School.

Deacon Nominations

Please find a ballot for affirming the nominations of Ryan C, Jayne M, and Matt S for one deacon position for the 2021-2024 term. Ballots are due on May 23rd, and the selection by lot from among the candidates whose nominations were affirmed by a majority of returned votes will take place on May 30th. Installation will be on June 6th. (Apologies for the incorrect dates in last week’s newsletter.)

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, May 19: GEMS Mother/Daughter Banquet

  • Sunday, May 23: Ballots due for council election

  • Friday, May 28: Food Distribution

  • Sunday, June 6: Installation of a new deacon

  • Sunday, June 6: Shower for Bobby D and Zarah P

  • June 28-30: VBS—registration opens May 21st


  • Check out Dinnertime Devotions to share prayer requests weekly:

    May 12

    May 19

  • Keep your eyes open for a sign-up for a weekly Wednesday evening prayer vigil to focus on evangelism and discerning our church’s call to be part of God’s mission.

Fresno CRC Newsletter

The first week of May, 2021


Today we continue examining the examples of living by faith from Hebrews 11. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Gather with us at 9:30!

Our special offering for May is for the Christian Schools we support (Fresno Christian Schools and Hanford Christian School).

Give Now

Dinnertime Devotions

Watch Wednesday, May 5

Watch Wednesday, May 12

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 13, 6:30 PM: Memorial Service for everyone grieving the loss of someone over the last year, especially those who were unable to attend a funeral.

  • Sunday, May 16: Baptism of Karl William S

  • Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 PM: GEMS Mother/Daughter Banquet

  • June 28 - 30: Vacation Bible School. Registration opens May 21st.

Council Meeting Highlights

The council met on Thursday night and began their meeting with devotions from Judges 6 and a long time of sharing prayer requests. The approved minutes of the April meeting are available upon request from the church office. They reviewed plans for Vacation Bible School in June. The council finalized the nominees for deacon for the 2021-2024 term: Ryan Clark, Jayne McClurg, and Matt Shattuck. Ballots will be available beginning Sunday, May 9, and are due on Sunday, May 23. Selection will take place on Sunday, May 30, and installation will be on Sunday, June 6 in time for the June council meeting. The council members shared highlights from the discussions at the congregational meeting on Sunday, May 2nd. In response, the council urges everyone to spend time in prayer seeking God’s will for our church. Pastor Nick will organize a prayer campaign. The pastor, the elders, the deacons, and the building and grounds committee reported. The council members held each other accountable using the practice of mutual censure, and the meeting was closed with prayer.

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