Ladies Breakfaast
Mens Club
  Chicken          Lunch
Our November Lunch will be held on Wednesday the 13th. Remember serving begins at noon sharp, so don’t be late. Just $10 for our delicious buffet lunch including baked chicken, potatoes, vegetables, salads, desserts and beverages.
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Chicken Table
Community Chicken Lunch

We have too much fun to cancel Family Fun Night just because the Fellowship Hall is set up for the Craft Fair! So, we’ll meet in the Joseph Room for our Turkey Tacos. As an added bonus, we’ll plan to make Advent wreaths …. Or just play games! Come join in the fun November 24th, 5pm.

Volunteers Needed
Food
  Free Friday Dinners
 
Join us for a free dinner offered from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on the last Friday of the month. Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley.
Free 2nd & 4th Mon. Dinners

A free, hot and nourishing dinner will be
served on the second and fourth Monday
evenings from 5-6 pm at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church, 235 Chapel Street in Grass Valley.
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            Our Local Church Staff

Pastor…………………………………..David Niu
Administrative Assistant......Peggy Hernandez
Lay Leader…………………………...Mark Michalski
Choir Director ………………………Eleanor Kenitzer
Praise Band Director…………...David Lynn
Wedding Hostess…………………Barbara Dean
Treasurer & Membership
    Secretary………………………….Kay Zuelsdorf
Financial Secretary……………….DeeAnn Bellows
Nursery Attendant……………...Jamie Beer
             And many wonderful volunteers!

             Our Connectional Staff

Great Northern District
Superintendent………………………Blake Busick
CA-NV Bishop…………………………Minerva Carcano

LIFE AFTER THURSDAY

We will gather at the home of Heather on December 6th for Life  After Thursday.  Please bring a dish to share for the gathering time or  the meal and your table service and cold beverage of choice.  Coffee and tea will be provided.  This is our White Elephant Gift Exchange so each person should come with a gift and be ready for the swapping to follow! Please call the church office at 265-2797 for more info if needed.  Hope to see you  around 6pm on the 6th.   

          CRAFT COMMITTEE
We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5th  at 10am in Fellowship Hall, the last one before our Big Craft Faire begins November 29th!! We need every kind of hand crafted items – sewn, stitched, painted, beaded, sawed, knitted, crocheted, quilted, canned and jammed!  Come join us the 5th at 10am. 

Our very first Craft Faire and Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe was held Friday and Saturday, November 29th & 30th, 1991 from 10am to 4pm. Gerry Green felt there was a need for another special fund raiser for the church operating budget and decided a craft fair was the way to go. Obviously it was a busy year preparing for it. There were 14 crafters and the sales netted $4272 to the church budget and as far as we know that amount included the monies from the Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe. From that group of 14 there are two people still involved making craft items, Aurelius and Kay Z. Barbara and George D. were also there in 1991 with gift items from SERRV, but were not doing crafts at that time.

Looking back at old pictures, the tables had the red skirting and white covering starting in 1992, and it hasn’t changed since then. The Fellowship Hall walls are decorated for the season and twinkling lights and greens decorate the railing along the walkway to the Fellowship Hall entry. In 1995 it was decided to add Sunday to our Craft Faire and Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe schedule, as the other events in Nevada City were open for the three day Thanksgiving weekend.

The Craft Faire is also open during Victorian Christmas Celebrations in Nevada City and has been since 1994. Victorian Christmas is a very busy time here at NCUMC with crafts in Fellowship Hall, cookies and hot cider for our visitors, special music in the Sanctuary, pictures and visits with Santa and antique Lionel trains to enjoy watching.

Several years later in February of 2008, the Craft Faire Corner Store opened for its first sale for Valentine’s gifts and goodies and we continue to have four seasonal Craft Faire Corner Store events each year – for Valentine’s & St. Pat’s, Spring & Easter, Summer & July 4th and Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving.

In 2018 we had 48 crafters contributing items to our Craft Faire sales and the Deans are still doing SERRV gifts as well as crafting. Our group of crafters works hard all year to create beautiful items for our sales and in 2018 our contribution to the church operating budget totaled $12,402 - $12,152 from crafts, $250 from SERRV sales and the Thanksgiving weekend Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe added another $778.

We’re always looking for new ideas and suggestions of items to make. This is our 28th year and we’re still going strong and having much fun crafting and raising money for our church. We would love to have more crafters in our group. Come join us! We meet the first Tuesday of most months at 10am, check the calendar.

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Craft Faire

We are a group of NCUMC church family who walk at the fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Fridays. This gives us a chance to get a little exercise while, at the same time, catching up with one another. The group began walking over 10 years ago (not sure of the exact date). The number of walkers have gone up and down over the years and are now between 5 and 7. We walk for approximately 30 minutes through the beautiful fairgrounds starting at gate 1. We are always encouraging more folks to join us so, just let us know if you are interested and we will look for you before we start our walk, which is presently at 8:30 a.m.

 

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CRAFT FAIRE CORNER STORE
November 9th & 10th
during Fellowship Time
   Beautifully crafted items
   for fall and Thanksgiving.

Craft Pumpkin
Craft Fall Items
November 2019
Thanksgiving Sandwiches
Christmas Cookies
Craft Flyer
Fun Night
Outreach Logo
We are starting to get family information, and it’s not too soon to watch the grocery ads and pick up some of the needed items. The list is posted near the piano in the Joseph Room. Items may be brought to church any time. There is also a sign up to purchase turkeys which need to be kept frozen until distribution day which will be Tuesday, December 24th.
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