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C hurCh of w illow G len , P reSbyTerian uSa J une 2009 Ken Henry

Ken Henry surrounded by his “crowd” at the recent Earth Day Hike at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Feeling Crowded? Thank God!

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables - Matthew 13:1-3

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a prob- lem like this? “Sorry, Jesus, there are so many people here to see you, we’ve run out of room for the podium you were supposed to speak from this morn- ing. So, you’ll need to shove off from the beach in this leaky old skiff we found floating among the reeds.” Of course, we could speculate that the disciples didn’t plan adequately or pay attention to details. I’m fairly confident they misjudged the number of bulletins they needed that morning. And with another occasion on the horizon – Jesus feeding 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves of bread – we could hope that the disciples would receive a crash course in both quantity cooking and crowd control. But alas, they did not. Things like

this are bound to happen, especially when the scent of something good is blowing in the wind. Let me put it this way: when an event we have organized attracts more people than expected, we can’t complain too much – can we? In seminary, I remember planning a spaghetti dinner youth fundraiser at the First Presbyterian Church in Tuckerton, NJ. On Sunday morn- ings, in this small church, we typically had about 40 to 50 worshipers, and that’s the number we expected for our fundraiser. But apparently the word got out around town, so when 150 people showed up, my fledgling youth group was completely over- whelmed, as was I. Indeed, many of the folks who had come to eat ended up washing dishes afterward, and during the meal, I made numerous trips to the grocery store to buy more French bread and noodles. From my point of view, it was Hell’s Kitchen! And yet, in the aftermath, I couldn’t help but notice the energy and excitement this event brought to the church. In fact, the following year, someone donated large cooking

pots for more boiling noodles, and suddenly, we had a team of new faces assisting our youth in the kitchen. And, no surprise, we had over two hundred people show up the follow- ing year. Even the mayor came! Over the past year, at Stone Church, we’ve been a bit crowded. Our choir loft has reached capacity, the church calendar is filled with events, nearby parking is hard to find on Sundays, coordinating space in the social hall has become more

and did you know we

challenging

consume 18 large carafes of coffee every Sunday morning?! All this is to say that, like Jesus shoving off from the shoreline, we can certainly plan and coordinate events, but in the end, we will need to be flexible and gracious – especially on Sunday mornings. Yes, when the scent of something good is blowing in the wind, God’s people will start to show up – to eat, to worship, to learn, to be in fellow- ship with each other, and to experi-

ence God’s love. And yes, they’ll come, even if it’s crowded. - Ken Henry

Adult Study Provides Glimpses of Campus Life, El Salvador, 1st Century

Join us for Adult Study, every Sunday

In homage to C. S. Lewis, author- ing letters to Wormwood about

at 11 am in the Fireside Room. As you can see, the classes are richly varied.

June 7: Rev. Geoff Browning, UCCM at Stanford University Exciting things are happening at UCCM (United Campus Christian Ministry) at Stanford University. The Rev. Geoff Browning, UCCM Campus

Minister and former intern at Stone Church, will tell us about his ministry on the Stanford campus. His recent endeavors include:

relevant issues in our culture, such as redemptive violence and Dr. Rice’s return to campus.

June 14: Report on South Bay Sanc- tuary Covenant Trip to El Salvador Chris Nilson and Katy Kondo will share what they saw and learned on their February delegation trip to El Sal- vador. When President-elect Mauricio Funes takes office in June, it will be the first peaceful and democratic transfer

A public event with the Atheist

of power in memory. Enormous chal-

student group Working with students who want

lenges lie ahead as an economy heavily dependent on the United States stag-

to hold former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responsible for her actions Bread & Belonging fellowship,

gers; globalization makes self-reliance a longer reach; and a people who have suffered much loss try to heal. Still, having the will of the electorate fol- lowed offers hope.

Taizé worship, and Easter Vigil Hosting the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit on campus

Delegations offer a unique chance both to experience events at the highest levels (meeting with analysts,

judges and even cabinet members) as well as to experience more every- day events through our partner community COO (Communidad Octavio Ortiz). Delegation trips are open to anyone; Chris and Katy will share the perspective of the recently joined and also relate the experiences of veterans. - Chris Nilson June 21: Faith Journey at Stone - Janice Goertz June 28: “Cool Cuisine” Luncheon – Rhonda Lakatos (see page 4)

July 19 - Aug 16: Summer Lectures:

Archaeological Search for Jesus Travel to the 1st Century world in which Jesus grew up, preached, worked wonders, gathered followers and, final- ly, was crucified and buried. Our host for this archaeological journey to Gali- lee, Jerusalem, and the Judean Desert is Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. - Pat Magee

Church Library Receives Gift of “Interpretation” of the Bible and More

May reading help us to see, to inter- pret, to imagine, to discover, and to understand, with plenty of enjoy- ment and sharing along the way! - Sue Williams, Library Coordinator

New books for younger members:

Read by Yourself by Geoffrey Alan (J Ala) Garbage! Where It Comes From, Where It Goes by Evan & Janet Hadingham (YA 363.7 Had)

Where It Goes by Evan & Janet Hadingham (YA 363.7 Had) James in a Mess &

James in a Mess & Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories by W. Awdry (J Awd)

Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories by W. Awdry (J Awd) Here’s Looking at Me: How
Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories by W. Awdry (J Awd) Here’s Looking at Me: How

Here’s Looking at Me: How Art- ists See Themselves by Bob Raczka (J 760 Rac)

New to special sections:

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges (Soc Iss 322 Hed) The Torti- lla Curtain by T.C. Boyle (F Boy), given by Rosaleen Zisch B o o k s

B e f o r e Five by Dorothy White (Family 372.6 Whi) 150 Facts About Griev- ing Children by Erin Linn (Spec. Needs –D 150 Lin) How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin Nuland (Spec. Needs –D

616 Nul), recommend- ed by Rabbi Harold Kushner Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul by Tony Hendra (Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken

Soul by Tony Hendra (Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken Additions for adults: Interpretation, 10 volumes
Soul by Tony Hendra (Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken Additions for adults: Interpretation, 10 volumes
Soul by Tony Hendra (Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken Additions for adults: Interpretation, 10 volumes
Soul by Tony Hendra (Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken Additions for adults: Interpretation, 10 volumes
Soul by Tony Hendra (Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken Additions for adults: Interpretation, 10 volumes

Additions for adults:

(Biog HENDRA), given by Rebecca Kuiken Additions for adults: Interpretation, 10 volumes on the Bible published

Interpretation, 10 volumes on the Bible published by John Knox Press: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy (by Patrick Miller), Joshua, Psalms, Mat- thew, Mark, Luke, John,

Miller) , Joshua, Psalms, Mat- thew, Mark, Luke, John, Revelation (220 Int) , given by Presbyterian

Revelation (220 Int), given by Presbyterian Women

Interpreta-

(220 Int) , given by Presbyterian Women Interpreta- tion: Hosea and Micah (220 Int), given by

tion: Hosea and Micah (220 Int), given by Alice Thorn Genesis by Bill Moyers (222 Moy), 10 audio tapes given by Lowell Clark Imagining God: Theology & the Reli- gious Imagination by Garrett Green (230 Gre) The Enigma of Anger:

Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin by Garret Keizer (248 Kei), given by Rebecca Kuiken Lost Cities: 50 Discover- ies in World Archaeology by Paul Bahn (913 Bah)

given by Rebecca Kuiken Lost Cities: 50 Discover- ies in World Archaeology by Paul Bahn (913
given by Rebecca Kuiken Lost Cities: 50 Discover- ies in World Archaeology by Paul Bahn (913
ABeautiful Day foraHike! From toddlers in strollers to 80-year-olds, all 62 Stone Church family and
ABeautiful Day foraHike! From toddlers in strollers to 80-year-olds, all 62 Stone Church family and

ABeautiful Day foraHike!

From toddlers in strollers to 80-year-olds, all 62 Stone Church family and friends enjoyed the fine weather and basked in the sun while hiking, viewing wildflowers, and picnicking on April 25 at Rancho Cañada Del Oro Preserve. Art Holtz and grandson Erik Holtz, who was earning credit toward a Scout com- munity service badge, checked everyone’s tires while they were walking, leaving notes indicating the air pressure of each tire and telling them how much gas could be saved simply by adding some air! And Presbyterian Women provided delicious and much appreciated trail mix for everyone. - Virginia Holtz

adding some air! And Presbyterian Women provided delicious and much appreciated trail mix for everyone. -
adding some air! And Presbyterian Women provided delicious and much appreciated trail mix for everyone. -

Presbyterian Women Scholarships Available

The Presbyterian Women of Stone Church announce their 14th year of college scholar- ships and other grants under the Ruby M. Hudspeth Trust. July 15 is the deadline for Stone Church youth applying for college scholarships. A student may receive this assistance for up to four years. To find out more about assis- tance for undergraduate students, please get an application from the PW mailbox in the church office. Also, throughout the year, PW consid- ers applications from individuals needing funds for training or educational programs, retreats, conferences, etc., and also from groups in and out of the church. Applications for these types of aid are also available in the PW mailbox. - Sue Williams

Health Ministry Gives Guidance on Flu

The H1N1 flu is still occurring in

Cover nose and mouth when

the US, and the CDC anticipates more hospitalizations from this virus in the coming months. To

coughing or sneezing and dis- pose of used tissues promptly. Wash hands often. Alcohol

date, there have been 3,352 cases of H1N1, with 3 deaths reported, occurring in 45 states in the US,

-based hand sanitizers are also effective. Avoid touching eyes, mouth or

and some cases internationally. Because this is a new virus, people

nose. If you are ill, stay home from

have little to no immunity at this time. This flu virus is thought to be spread from contact with infected people via coughing or sneezing. “The CDC continues to take

work or school. Call your phy- sician if you suspect you have the H1N1 flu. For up-to-date information, visit the CDC H1N1 flu website

aggressive action to respond to the

outbreak,” which includes preven- tion as well as treatment. To prevent the spread of the virus the following is recommended:

Hand sanitizers have been placed at the end of each pew in the sanctu- ary for use in worship. Be aware and be healthy! - Barbara Roberts

Stone Works Brings Awareness to Torture, Offers Free Cool Cuisine Lunch

The Stone Works Committee contin- ues to lead us as we help others here and around the world. See the Adult Study article (page 2) for information on the June 14th “Report on South Bay Sanctuary Covenant Trip to El Salvador.”

Torture: Still Work to be Done Wouldn’t you think that Jesus’ fol- lowers would be the ones most ada- mantly opposed to torture? Sure. But a new poll reveals that Americans who most frequently attend church are those most likely to support the use of torture! They do so at a rate higher than the national average, and much higher than those who say they aren’t religious. In the context of President Barack Obama denouncing the Bush admin- istration’s use of torture to root out terrorism, the Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life found that 62% of white evangelicals said that torture can “sometimes” or “often” be justified.

torture can “sometimes” or “often” be justified. This survey followed the recent release of Office of

This survey followed the recent release of Office of Legal Counsel memos that formerly authorized the CIA to use interrogation techniques that allowed slamming detainees against walls, slapping them, placing them in small boxes, restricting their diets, forced nudity, abdominal “slaps,” water dous- ing, sleep deprivation of more than 48 hours, and waterboarding. In response, the National Religious Coalition Against Torture has named June Torture Awareness Month. Stone- Works is offering bumper stickers, which state, “Torture Is Wrong” (free to those who pledge to use them). And look for the corresponding banner dis- played at Stone during June. Even though President Obama has put a halt to these “enhanced” tech- niques, we believe it is not enough to simply stop doing wrong. We must also acknowledge the full extent of what we have done and take steps to ensure that it never happens again. Support a non-partisan Commission of Inquiry to be tasked with reviewing interroga- tion policies and practices in the years after 2001, and making recommenda-

tions for how we can prevent the future

use of torture.

Free “Cool Cuisine” Luncheon June 28, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Ever changed a light bulb to reduce your carbon footprint? How about changing your diet to do the same? After church on June 28, join Laura Stec, Bay Area chef and environmen- tal advocate, and Eugene Cordero, professor at SJSU, as they discuss their book Cool Cuisine:

Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming. We’ll enjoy a light buffet of tasty dishes, with ingredients that don’t come from far away or have a high carbon footprint, and learn more about how what we choose to eat has an impact on the environment. Nursery care will be provided. Spon- sored by StoneWorks, Presbyterian Women and the Membership & Evan- gelism Committee. All are welcome. - Rhonda Lakatos

- Dale Bracey

Committee. All are welcome. - Rhonda Lakatos - Dale Bracey Clean Water for All God’s Children

Clean Water for All God’s Children

by Mary Jo Blazek, Children’s Ministry Coordinator The Children’s Subcommittee of the Christian Education Committee is busy planning this year’s upcoming Vacation Bible School, Clean Water for all God’s Children. In light of the recent threat of drought and water rationing, we decided to bring awareness to this issue. The theme will not only address our immedi- ate water problems, but give our children an insight into water issues globally. Each day through crafts, games, stories, music and snacks, the children will gain an understanding of the statement, “Jesus Christ is the living water for our bodies and our souls.” Every day we will also learn about a child from another country and

the particular water challenges he or she faces. Our mission project will be Play- pumps International. This is a won- derful organization that provides villages with play structures, which when turned around by the children actually pump water for the village. I believe that this is a project our chil- dren can understand, and it will also reassure them of how very important we all are to each other.

For more about this group, look at their website (www.playpumps.org) especially in the section titled, The PlayPump System. Vacation Bible School is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. It runs June 22 through 26, from 9 am to 12 pm., with a family event on Sunday, June 28, during the worship service. The cost is $30 per child or $50 per family. All are welcome, so invite friends and neighbors. I am currently looking for volunteers to staff the camp. There are many opportunities to be involved: storytellers, craft leaders, games, music, and helpers to guide the chil- dren through the day’s activi- ties. If needed, we will provide childcare for younger children of volunteers. If you are interested or would like more information, please con- tact Mary Jo Blazek.

younger children of volunteers. If you are interested or would like more information, please con- tact

June is bustin’ out all over! and after a rather cool spring we welcome it. (Just hope it doesn’t get too hot.) We are pleased to announce that we have granted two scholarships to attend the 2009 Churchwide Gather- ing in Louis-

ville from July 11 to July 15. Each partici-

pant is asked to bring a $20 gift card from Target, K-Mart, Home Depot or Kohl’s to provide relief for vic- tims of disasters. We are donating four cards, which will be sent via our attend-

ees. If you wish to participate, talk to Diana Lim. We look forward to hearing reports from Sheri Cunningham and Diana when they return. All of us are invited to the Annual Meeting on June 4 at the home of Jan Keifer from noon to about 2:30 pm.

Presbyterian

Women

of Jan Keifer from noon to about 2:30 pm. Presbyterian Women Each of us is asked

Each of us is asked to bring a salad to share. The program will have nomi- nations, election, and installation of leaders for 2009-2010 and revisions to our by-laws. One of Santa Clara’s public health nurses will also be with

us to accept donations of layette items

to be provided to low-income new mothers. Next, on June 7, Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery will have its annual meeting at Stone Church from 2 pm to 4 pm in the social hall. This, too, will include elections, reports, and conclude with Communion. Dorothy Stevens reports, with grati- tude, that our coupon donations are increasing. Emphasis this month is on Campbell’s Soup-to-Go and Kleenex. Fair Trade coffee, tea, and choco- late continue to be sold on the third Sunday of each month. You may see that Bible Study with Marge is over until August 27, when we gear up for the 2009-2010 study. We shall miss seeing the Rev. Marge and hope she has a relaxing summer.

PW Schedule for June:

Note that circles will resume in September. Book Group I, 1 pm, June 1, Liz Shandera’s home, reading An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor, and June 29, The Soloist by Steve Lopez Annual Picnic and Installa- tion of Leaders, at noon, June 4, Jan Keifer’s home PW in the Presbytery Annual Lunch, 2 - 4 pm, June 7, Social Hall Lunch Bunch, 11:30 am, June 9, Taiwan Restaurant Book Group II, 2:30 pm, June 13, Rosaleen Zisch’s home, reading Return to Manzanar by Jean Wakatsuki and James D. Houston Focus Group, 9:30 am, June 15, Liz Shandera’s home Fair Trade Sales, 10:30 am, June 21, Social Hall Prayer Shawl Ministry, 4 pm, June 22, Fireside Room Bible Study with the Rev. Marge, on hiatus until August 27. - Catherine Amos

Stone’s Men’s Ministry includes mis- sion worktrips, an interesting book

group, and even flying trips with their own private pilots!

All Men’s Minis- try events are open to all men of the church. For more detail, please contact Parish Associate David McCreath.

Mission Allocations for Spring 2009 The Men’s Ministry of Stone Church actively supports a variety of mission causes through enthusiastic participa- tion and with the allocation of the funds they raise.

Through the Semi-annual Used Book Sale, the Crab Feed, and other similar means, the Men’s Ministry raises funds for projects near and far. Allocations for Spring 2009 include:

Men’s

Ministry

A grant to support Chris Duke’s

mission trip to India Stone Youth Mission Trip in June

Zephyr Point and Westminster

Woods, the two facilities where the men have annual work trips Cameron House, San Francisco

A tithe to Stone Church for

reduction of the building debt The last item has been a tradition of Men’s Ministry for several years.

A tithe (10%) of all fundraising proj-

meetings in June or July):

ects is given back to the church to assist

The Sound and the Fury by William

in

reducing our building debt. Men’s

Faulkner (August 17)

Ministry encourages other groups

Men’s Book Group Selects Books

Misquoting Jesus by Bart D.

holding fundraising projects to also consider a tithe for debt relief.

Ehrman (September 21) The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul

In addition to these allocations, Men’s Ministry supports three mission

Krugman (October 19) The Shack by William P. Young

work trips each year: Fall and Spring trips to Westminster Woods and a longer Fall trip to Zephyr Point.

The Stone Men’s Book Group has chosen the following selections for summer and fall reading (there are no

(November 16) On December 7, the group will pick books for spring 2010. Meet- ings usually occur at 7:30 pm on the third Monday of the month. Differ- ent members host the discussions. All men of the church are welcome. - David McCreath

Stone’s Spring 2009 Confirmation Class with their Mentors

Stone’s Spring 2009 Confirmation Class with their Mentors

Henrietta Perdue’s Gift to Stone Church

We all understand the great abun- dance and blessing of God’s gifts. Giving is a celebration of those

gifts bestowed upon us. Over 60 years ago, the leaders of the Stone Church of Willow Glen sought a church that “… [has] a warm heart, [an] open mind, [and an] adventur-

ous spirit

and looks forward as well as back- ward.” For the past 35 years, Stone Church and the community of Willow Glen have been challenged and nurtured by the Henrietta Perdue Lecture Series, which enriches and expands our faith every year. In April, I sat down with Hazel James, long-time member of Stone Church, to discover more about Henrietta Perdue’s gifts to Stone Church. Hazel and Henrietta were good friends for many years, and their families were close – both families loved the ocean, and both families loved Stone Church. It was through Henrietta that Stone Church women began to take an active interest in National Presbyterian Women. While not wanting to be known simply as “the minister’s wife,” Henrietta truly ministered to Stone Church. She was tall, blond and very dra- matic. An Old Testament expert, she encouraged learning for every group in the church. In Hazel’s own words, “I think Henrietta’s true call-

[a church] that inquires

ing in life was Christian Education

for all. She made it relevant and

exciting

the Old Testament, she was able to give us a personal introduction while making the Old Testament come alive. Her classes for youth and adults at Stone Church made such an impact. From being the little church in Willow Glen, we became a part of the Christian worldwide family. I’m sure God would have told her, “Well done.” The money used to produce the Henrietta Perdue Lecture Series is not taken from our annual pledges. For over 30 years, ticket fees have enabled the Henrietta Perdue Lec- ture Series to continue, enriching Stone Church and the local commu- nity. Moneys received are reserved in a separate account to be used as

because of her love for

seed money to underwrite future guest lecturers. This is only one example of cre- ative and effective long-term meth- ods that can be used by members of Stone Church to perpetuate the memory of someone like Henrietta Perdue. Over the next months, the Planned Giving and Endowment Committee –Ruth McCreath, Ed Tablak, Bob James, Susan Bedolla, Mary-Stone Bowers, Gary Weiss and Judi Kaiser – will be providing more information to Stone Church mem- bers about effective ways of giving in order to provide financial sup- port for the future life and mission of Stone Church. - Judi Kaiser

BarbaraBrownTaylorNext HenriettaPerdue Lecturer

Barbara Brown Taylor, Professor of Reli- gion at Piedmont College, and author of acclaimed books on theology and spirituality, will be the next Henrietta Perdue Lec- turer at Stone Church on October 23 and 24, 2009. Rev. Taylor’s topic will be The Balancing Act: Holy Rest, Good Work, Godly Play. According to economist Gordon Dahl, “Most middle class Ameri- cans tend to worship their work, work at their play, and play at their worship.” If you are one of those Americans, then you know something about the cost of scrambling these three vital ingredients of a balanced life. While the dominant culture is not much help sorting them out, the wisdom traditions of Judaism and Christianity offer practical help. Rev. Taylor was named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University in 1996. She became Professor of Religion at Piedmont College in 1998 and also teaches spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary. She has traveled the world in pursuit of sacred wisdom, finding most of what she needs in her backyard. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia with her hus- band, Ed. Her books include the critically acclaimed 2007 memoir Leaving Church:

A Memoir of Faith and the follow-up work,

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith,

published in 2009. More details, including registration forms, can

be found at www.stonechurch.org. - Pat Magee

forms, can be found at www.stonechurch.org . - Pat Magee At its regular meeting on May

At its regular meeting on May 19, the Session worked on new ways of

“being church.” Ken talked about new member classes and acknowledged strug-

gling to know how to do these. He is

proposing one mem- bership class per quarter, with the schedule published in advance, and with no make-up times – if one time is missed, the applicant waits until the next regularly scheduled class. These would probably include a lunch. Ses- sion members suggested using online information, or giving out copies of The Presbyterian Handbook, published by Geneva Press.

Session

Beat

Another idea is to invite two Stone Church returning college students to work in the summer of 2009 as youth counselors-in-training for 5 to 7 hours per week. The students would work with individuals; the idea is not to build a huge program. There would be supervision and help for the stu- dents; it would be a learning experi- ence for them. This idea came out of the “Young Family Summit” held recently by the Christian Education Committee; it also came from Ken Henry who had a similar job as a col- lege student. The Session has continuing con- cerns about uses of space and time:

lots of exciting events are great for the

congregation, but can strain our lim- ited facilities. Sunday morning, in par- ticular, can bring competing needs for space. Emily Meacham is designated as the person to see with questions about calendaring, and she passed out copies of a form that she is asking all groups to use when they want to put an event on the calendar. Don Foster reported that the Wor- ship Committee has the dilemma of getting adequate copies of music for the increased number of choir mem- bers. Past purchases assumed 30, but with 10 more members the “old” music needs to be supplemented, and budget cuts make this difficult. - Alice Thorn, Clerk of Session

Above: Stone Church had 27 walkers in the CROP Walk this year - the second
Above: Stone Church had 27 walkers in the CROP
Walk this year - the second largest group there!
Lizanne Oliver recruited folks right up to the
last minute, we had a delicious quick lunch, and
Hilleguus Faber led us in pre-walk stretching. Come
join us next year!
Below: The recent Deacons’ Spring Luncheon was
a wonderful event, full of entertainment (by the
always entertaining Betty and Don D’Angelo), warm
conversation, and delicious and plentiful food!
entertaining Betty and Don D’Angelo), warm conversation, and delicious and plentiful food! THE STONE NEWS, PAGE
entertaining Betty and Don D’Angelo), warm conversation, and delicious and plentiful food! THE STONE NEWS, PAGE
entertaining Betty and Don D’Angelo), warm conversation, and delicious and plentiful food! THE STONE NEWS, PAGE
entertaining Betty and Don D’Angelo), warm conversation, and delicious and plentiful food! THE STONE NEWS, PAGE
entertaining Betty and Don D’Angelo), warm conversation, and delicious and plentiful food! THE STONE NEWS, PAGE

Girl Scouts to Hold e-Waste Collection Drive

The Girl Scout Troop that meets

at Stone Church is holding an e-Waste Collection Drive on Saturday, June 27, between 9 am and 3 pm, at the church. If you would like, you may also bring your e-Waste in earlier, on Sunday, June 14, or Sunday, June 21. A drop- off table will be on the Patio for

collection. Thank you for supporting this

effort, which benefits both the Girls Scouts meeting in our facility and Stone Church. - Judi Kaiser

meeting in our facility and Stone Church. - Judi Kaiser Be sure to remove all precious

Be sure to remove all precious objects from your e-waste before recycling it!

Stone Church Patio Sale Coming in July

Don’t miss being part of the Stone Church Patio Sale, on Friday, July 17, from 4 to 8 pm, and Saturday, July 18, from 9 am to 3 pm. There are so many ways that members and friends of Stone Church can help:

Pre-sort donated items for the sale during the week of July 12-16, 9 am to 8 pm. Volunteer to staff a table, be a cashier, prepare snacks or lunch, or welcome Willow Glen residents to our won- derful church. Be one of the “hearty souls” who will set up or take down everything. Bring your truck to pick up

derful church. Be one of the “hearty souls” who will set up or take down everything
derful church. Be one of the “hearty souls” who will set up or take down everything
derful church. Be one of the “hearty souls” who will set up or take down everything

items, or volunteer to load and unload trucks. All hands are needed – sitting, standing, bending, or sorting – there’s something for everyone to do for the sale. And of course, donations are needed: household goods, yard

equipment, sports equipment, toys, furniture, books, electron- ics, clothing, jewelry and accesso- ries, antiques, second party gifts, priceless treasures, and the always popular baked goods.

priceless treasures, and the always popular baked goods. Now’s the time to do your spring cleaning.

Now’s the time to do your spring cleaning. Let Stone

benefit from your gently used items – and if you can’t bring them in, we’ll pick them up. And did you know there will also be entertainment? face-paint- ing! balloon art! clowns! Bring your children, spouses,

and be sure to bring

your wallets! - Judi Kaiser

friends

be sure to bring your wallets! - Judi Kaiser friends Ken Henry and his “crowd” on

Ken Henry and his “crowd” on a bridge at the recent Earth Day Hike at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve (see pages 1 and 3 for additional photos and related stories)

The Stone Church ofWillow Glen Presbyterian Church (USA) 1937 Lincoln Avenue (corner of Clark & Lincoln) San Jose, CA 95125-3499

Church Office:

phone: 408-269-1593 fax: 408-269-8412

Rev. Dr. Ken Henry, Pastor Claudia Hoagland, Office Manager

The Stone News Staff:

June Tablak, Editor Emeritus, Church Mouse Emily Moak Meacham, Editor Pat Magee, Rhonda Lakatos, Jody Meacham, Fred Oliver, Lizanne Oliver:Assistant Editors Sylvia Snyder, Chief Photographer Mary Jo Blazek, Sheri Cunningham, Alice Bailey, Rod Thorn, Dan Raby:Additional Photos Catherine Amos, Dulcie Janzen, Sylvia Snyder, Jan Keifer, Jerry Keifer, Fred Gardner: Production