Egg-Stravaganza!

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20th - 10:00am-Noon

This annual community outreach event is a morning packed full of fun for the whole family. Enjoy bounce houses, crafts, photo booth, balloon twisters, and of course, the egg hunt with thousands of eggs! Show off your creativity with the coloring contest! Download one below, pick up one at St. Matthew or color it the day of the egg hunt.

Save time in line by pre-registering today!

FREE Family Skate Night

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Saturday, March 16th from 6:00-8:00PM 
Roller King in Roseville 
FREE Entry and Skate Rental 

All ages and experience levels welcome, please invite your friends, neighbors and family! 
Questions?  Contact Melissa melissa@stmatthewstudents.org or call the church office 

Get ready for some family fun!  Invite your friends, family and neighbors for a free family night at Roller King in Roseville.   Come join us on Saturday, March 16th from 6-8PM.  We have rented out the whole rink for this event admission and skate rental is on us.

 

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Stand Up Placer Fundraiser

My name is Dana Heintz and I am a part of the SEND team at St. Matthew. The SEND team is continually looking for non-profit organizations that are providing services in Placer County that assist people in our communities, that are in need. We have identified Stand Up Placer as one of the organizations that we want to partner with because of the impact that they are making in our community. As a private non-profit organization, Stand Up Placer has served Placer County survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1978 and are designated as one of ten agencies in California to provide services to survivors of human trafficking. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), all funds that are raised at their annual fundraiser will directly benefit the survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking here in our own community. Their annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Placer County Stars, is being held at Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln from 6 to 10pm on March 23rd, and promises to be a fun-filled evening with a plated dinner, dancing, live auction and of course, the Dancing with the Placer County Stars dance competition featuring our regional community leaders. I have been selected to be one of the dance competitors for this fundraiser, which means I have committed to raising $5,000 for Stand Up Placer.

The reason that I decided to apply to be one of their dance competitors is that I am a survivor of domestic violence. When I was healing from my experiences, I made a promise to God, that if he brought me through it all, I would pay it forward. I was one of the lucky ones, because I had family and friends, to support me and give me other options than staying in the situation. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t have a support system and have no options, and rather than have their babies on the street with no food or shelter, they make the decision to continue to “live” in the situation. I am raising money for a Stand Up Placer who uses this money to help victims escape their situations. They only have 55 beds in their Safe House, and last year, had to turn away over 500 people in need. Although, they receive grant money, there are requirements for how they use that money. This fundraiser allows them to “think outside the box” and be able to purchase motel rooms to immediately remove them from the situation or bus passes to get victims to family who can help them. It allows them to be more effective in the ways that they can help these victims. I am dancing not only to raise money, but to celebrate that I am here and raising sons who will break the cycle of violence.

If you would like to donate, buy tickets or be a sponsor for the event, you can go to the link on the Church’s webpage, that will allow you to do all of those things. I appreciate your support as do all of the victims dealing with this malady in our society.

Thank you!

Spring Campout May 31 - June 2

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Greetings Happy Campers!

The Spring Campout will be held the weekend of May 31 – June 2.  Our destination is the Gold Country Campground Resort in Pine Grove.  This is about ten miles up Hwy 88 from Jackson in the gold country foothills at about 2700 feet elevation.  It’s an easy drive with good roads in and out of the campground.  We have an area reserved for us with RV sites and tent camping options.  They also have “indoor camping” accommodations for those interested in a cabin or a motel type room.  Take a look at the web link for more details on the campground amenities and lodging options.  If you’re planning to go, you’ll need to contact me first via email with your name, camping type, and number of people in your party. I’ll respond with instructions.  There are a limited number of reserved spaces, cabins, and lodging rooms.  All reservations for our group must be in by March 20th.   After that, any open spots will be released.

There is a lot to do at the campground including a kids splash park.  Hiking, fishing, caving, big trees, and wine tasting. Jackson Rancheria and Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery are close by as well.   Of course, you’re perfectly welcome to read, sun, nap, and generally relax at your site all day too!  This year we’ll have one common, potluck meal together on Saturday night followed by an informal worship service under the stars and around the campfire.  You’ll make your own dinner plans for Friday.  But remember, just because you’re making your own dinner doesn’t mean you can’t sit together with your neighbors!   As an option, there are some good restaurants in the area if you’d rather not cook.  Campers should be able to check into the campground after 2pm on Friday.  Once you’ve signed up with us, you’ll receive email updates as the date gets closer. 

Miniature Golf Course

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Splash Pad for Kids

Splash Pad for Kids

Of course, overnight camping isn’t for everyone but taking a drive into the foothills for a daytime adventure is something to consider.  The campground will allow day visitors to our site area at no additional charge if you’d like to come up and hang out among the pines with your church family.  You’re certainly welcome and you’ll find us camping types are all about hospitality.  There are also some excellent views of the Sierra range right from our campsites!

So, take a look at your calendar and see if the SMLC Spring Campout is in your future this year.  Please email me with any questions about the campout or the campground.  We’re very familiar with this area, it’s roads, and all it has to offer.  

Bring a smile, leave with a memory!   

Bob and Jeanie Morrow
2019 Spring Campout Wagonmasters
nrmorrow@comcast.net