How to use ZOOM easy! Try it out! This is an invite from Resurrection Church in Aptos for their Holy Hour 4/3/2000:
“We invite you to join us tomorrow morning (Friday) at 11 am for our live-stream Holy Hour (Exposition and Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament) and Stations of the Cross with Women on The Way of the Cross.
“It will also be recorded and be put on our website so you can watch and pray at your convenience if you can’t join us at 11 am.
“To join the Holy Hour, click this link a little before 11 am on Friday morning: Resurrection Holy Hour If asked, enter Meeting ID # 263-332-736 (no dashes).
If you’ve downloaded the app to your phone or tablet, simply select “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID# 263-332-736 (no dashes).
If you wish to join by any telephone to listen to the Holy Hour, call 1-669-900-6833 (a San Jose number) and when prompted, Meeting ID # 263-332-736 (no dashes).
Tom Hogan, a member of the parish, spoke at Resurrection Church 3/23/2000 on Why Now and How the Remodel of Markey Community Center will proceed. Tom Hogan is on the Steering Committee guiding the remodel effort. He detailed the necessary safety issues which must be addressed.
The hub for Resurrection Church — their community center — requires extensive changes to make it safe for volunteers, staff and the persons served. Resurrection Church provides many ministries to youth, seniors and vulnerable persons.
One vulnerable person served: Many non-profit organizations including Boy Scouts use the Community Center to provides services used by the Aptosian community. Click Here for a brief video of a Boy Scout project located on Resurrection’s grounds which, when the video was taken, provides temporary shelter for a homeless person.
Why is the proposed remodel of Resurrection Church’s community center so expensive? Safety is the prime reason for the expensive remodel: the expected cost $5.5 MILLION.
Safety issues: Resurrection Church’s community center is a 55 year old building, separate from the church proper, which has asbestos in the walls and ceiling and paint with lead in it on the walls. The building floods on occasion due to stormy weather. Recently, a large tree fell one corner of Markey Community Center, disabling the Center for a few days and ‘yellow tagging’ Resurrection Church’s children’s playground which is currently not safe to use. Volunteers and staff need to be able to exit safely should there be an emergency such a as a dangerous person confronting them. them. Federal OSHA law requires exit routes be mantaotry. The ceiling requires a sprinkler system. The bathrooms need to meet health codes and must be safe for persons in wheel chairs.
Resurrection Church has THE PLAN which it has been following to gather the necessary money needed prior to start of construction. For information on Resurrection Church’s website click HERE for the Resurrection Catholic Church 2020 Campaign.
Identify prospects who can make large Leader Gifts. So far, parishioners have given large and smaller gifts totaling $1 MILLION of the $5.5 needed. About 1/2 the Goal towards Leader Gifts has been met.
Identify prospects for Foundation Grants. This is ongoing. As of 3/15/2000 no Foundations have said Yes.
Identify prospects for Community (business) Gifts.
Contact the parish members who have not yet given
This post will be updated when more information becomes available.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic Resurrection Church was required by the Diocese to cancel the meeting for Volunteers scheduled for today 3/14/2000. Also, the Church was required to cancel various fundraisers including Sunday Icecream Social and Eat, Drink and Give.
Resurrection Church’s grounds include places for repose, places to sit and enjoy the beauty of the setting. One such spot I call Art from the Heart located in front of the Handicapped Parking. Click Here for a brief video of Art from the Heart.
Yes, it’s a good time to update your resume. Your Life Resume. Your ‘brand’ ….
How to update your Life Resume? Ask yourself these five questions:
What important experiences formed and shaped you?
What achievements have you accomplished over your life time?
What qualities and gifts are unique to you — that you know of or others say about you? What are your skills?
What are your Passions? What do you love to do?
In summary, where are you? Where have you been? And, where are you going?
As you look back, where has God been leading you — then — and now?
A great book to read is Being Mortal. It’s about End of Life Care and it asks four questions:
What is your understanding of your situtation?
What options are available?
What are your Goals?
What are you going to Do?
Many years ago people put all their prized possessions in a wagon and set off westward for a new life. They pressed on. And when they came to swollen streams and difficulty moving their wagons they left behind all sorts of prized possessions. They pressed on. They did not look back. The Oregon Trail was littered with prized possessions left behind.
Similarly, the apostle Paul regarded all his ‘possessions’ — his personal life resume of being circumcised, of the tribe of Benjamin, his great zeal as a prosecutor for righteousness, that he did it all ‘perfectly’…. Paul viewed all his ‘resume’ as ‘rubbish’ aka ‘excrament’ … Paul viewed all of his accomplishments as dead weight. Paul’s goal was to press on …. with the goal of Christ Jesus.
So — are your ‘accomplishments’ dead weight? Is it time to leave behind those accomplishments as dead weight and press on? Is it time to ‘pray and let God worry’ as Martin Luther said 500 years ago?
The above is based on a sermon by Pastor Dale Sollom-Brotherton, October 8, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church, Aptos, California. Services are at 10 AM on Sundays.
To hear Pastor Dale’s sermons, go to YouTube and search under Christ Lutheran Church Aptos — look for the Sermon for October 8.
Want to catch some great organ music played at Grace Cathedral and learn about the Reformation?
Santa Cruz Planning staff state that more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) might ease housing shortage. Owners respond that local government fees between $12 to $21 K are an obstacle to ADUs. That’s just the government fees. Current regulations require the owner to live in the main house or the ADU.