Community Highlights

Coming Up at Saratoga Federated

Coming Up at SFC

January 26, 2023

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Women’s Fellowship Luncheon - February 7

Ladies, make plans to join us on Tuesday, February 7, at 11:00 am in Richards Hall for our next luncheon. Our guest speaker will be from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office and will talk about crime prevention and public safety tips. Contact Nancy Kamalski to reserve your seat.


Night to Shine - February 10

On Friday February 10, Saratoga Federated Church will be partnering with several community churches to host the Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom for teens and adults with special needs at Bridges Community Church. We are thrilled to be offering a full in-person prom again. 250 Honored Guests are treated to a beautiful night that includes a limousine ride, walking a red carpet lined with cheering paparazzi, dancing, food, karaoke, and much more. We will need over 300 buddies to make this evening a success and there are a variety of other volunteer roles to be filled. Registration for buddies and other volunteers can be found at www.nighttoshinesiliconvalley.com.


Mom’s Meet Up - February 13

Are you a mom? Join us on Monday, February 13, from 10:00 to 11:30 am in Douglass Hall for snacks and community as we journey through motherhood together. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Robinson.


Working Mom’s Meet Up - February 16

Moms of all ages and stages are invited to join us on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 pm downstairs in The Cove for a relaxing evening of getting to know one another better. For more information, contact Allison Robinson.


Conversation With the Authors & Book Discussion Group - February 16

Got Conflict? Join us on Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 pm for a rich discussion on ways to transform conflict. We will be discussing Conflict-The Unexpected Gift: Making the Most of Disputes in Life and Work by Jack Hamilton and Elisabeth Seaman. The authors are able to join the discussion! You will be able to ask the authors in person your toughest queries on how to ‘make the most of disputes in life and work’. Hope you will join us! This easy-to-read book will give you tools to handle conflicts of all sorts and exercises to practice. It came out of seminars that were presented to adults, high schoolers and even middle schoolers. All are welcome to participate, if you have read the book or not. The book can be found on Amazon. Contact Sarah Penzel if book scholarships are needed. REGISTER HERE.


The Thriving Caregiver Workshop - Begins February 21

This is a 6-week program to learn basic steps to self-coaching, so you can create the relationship you want with your loved ones. Each week builds on the last, so you will finish the workshop with a plan to move forward in new ways to thrive as a caregiver. The cost is $30 per person. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays in the morning in person and in the evening via Zoom beginning February 21. Register online at saratogafederated.org/events.


GriefShare - It's Not Too Late to Join!

The Care Ministry is sponsoring GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group for people dealing with the loss of a loved one on Thursdays at 1:30 pm beginning January 26. The sessions will be held in the Library and on Zoom. Each week's session features videos of some of the nation's foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective and support group discussion time. If you are recovering from loss, we encourage you to join. Register online. For more information, contact Peggy Beck or visit griefshare.org.


Youth Ministry

Middle School & High School Youth Group meets on Sundays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the third floor. Contact Malia Clark for more information.

 

Childrens Ministry

Children 3 months through 3 years are invited to join us for in the Nursery during the 9:30 and 11:00 am gatherings. Kids age 4 through fifth grade are invited to join us for Kids Church on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Check in is by the playground. Kids are always welcome to join their family during any of our gatherings.


SFC Mobile Giving - Text to Give*

Text saratogafc to 77977 (from a smartphone or tablet) as displayed below:

To: 77977

Message: saratogafc

 

You’ll receive a text message with a link to the SFC PushPay webpage. On the webpage, you will fill in your unique information, including name and bank information, one time. Bookmark this webpage for future access.

 

* When you send “saratogafc” to 77977 you will receive a one-time reply containing a link to give to Saratoga Federated Church (1msg/request). Please be aware that message and data rates may apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit https://pushpay.com/terms. For the privacy policy, please visit https://pushpay.com/privacy. For help, reply HELP or STOP to cancel.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Bruce.


Do You Need Prayer?

Our Care Ministry is confidential. The person being prayed for must give permission before their name and need is shared with others. Please include your name, the name of the person needing prayer and indicate their permission to distribute the request to the prayer team. Email your prayer requests or submit through the online web form

Bereavements

We celebrate the life of Karen Cassel who died on January 19.

Ron Cassel (husband)

Douglas & Gillian Cassel (son & daughter-in-law)

Debbie & Shawn Smith (daughter & son-in-law)

Kimberly, Nicole & Kristen (granddaughters)

and one great-grandson

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 am

in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in Richards Hall.