Newsletter 11/11/23

11/12/23 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Basic Christianity; Imitate God

Ephesians 5:1, ESV

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Bible Study, Worship & Praise

Sunday Mornings – 9:30 am Bible Classes

  • Cradle Roll – Room 4
  • 2 yrs through 1st Grade – Room 9
  • 2nd through 5th Grade – Room 7
  • Middle School & High School – Conference Room
  • Adults – Auditorium

Sunday Mornings – 10:45 am Worship

  • Children’s Bible Hour for 1st-5th Grades – Room 2
  • Online: Livestream begins at 10:30 am

Wednesday Mornings – Women’s Bible Class – 9:30 am

Wednesday Evenings – 7:00 pm Bible Study

Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for Charles Cook will be on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 am, with a meal to follow. If you can help with the meal, please sign up in the Connection Center.


to Crystal Valek who was baptized on Thursday during our Showers of Love Ministry!

Save the Date

There will be a Chili Cook-Off on January 27, 2024, so mark your calendar now! More info coming soon!


Terry & Traci McEnery are moving into their new home this week! To help them get settled in, we’re having a Housewarming Potluck on Sunday, November 19th after worship. Bring a gift & your favorite dish to help us celebrate. They are registered at Wal-Mart. Under  “Events”, search for Traci McEnery:

Bible Studies

There are several articles/studies written by Gary Patton that have been posted on our website. To find them, go to ->Resources>Motivational Articles>Gary Patton.

Immediate Pantry Needs

  • Canned Fruit
  • Pancake Mix
  • Spaghetti
  • Syrup
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice (1 lb bags)
  • Peanut Butter (16 oz jars)
  • Canned Ravioli,
  • Spaghetti-O’s, etc.

DPCoC Apparel Available Online

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If you unlock a door, please remember to lock it again. Other than just prior to Bible classes and Worship, outside doors are to remain locked.

Pushpay donation slideAttendance Last Sunday

Bible Class: NA
Worship: 129

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                           $10,034
YTD:                                    $363,072
YTD: Actual vs. Goal:      +$35,863


Contact Info for our Shut-Ins

Nadine Greff, c/o Bethany Home, 930 West Main, Ripon, CA 95366
Gertrue Smith, Casa de Modesto, 1745 Eldena Way, Rm 4, Modesto, CA 95350  office.

***Please submit additions, corrections & updates to the office

Volunteer and/or Donate Now

Showers of Love

Donations needed:

  • Long sleeve shirts (all sizes)
  • Men’s pants (26” – 36”)
  • Plastic Grocery Bags

(Inexpensive jeans & t-shirts can be found at Thrift Stores)

*We give away 20-30 sets of clothes EVERY Thursday.
*Monetary donations are also accepted
*Volunteer to help cook & serve a meal

Prayer Requests

Mourning the Loss of a Loved One

Christine Barrier & Family – Nephew Clarence
Gabriel Hall & Family – Aunt Wanda
The Family of Dolores Leonard
Tamara Cook & Family – Charles

Recovering from Surgery

John – (Elene Patton’s brother) – kidney transplant
Phil Brown – valve replacement & pacemaker
Dracey Hall – (Gabriel Hall’s brother)

Battling Cancer

Lyn Brocco – many tests at UCSF
Rick Andolina – (Paula Meler’s manager)
Robert Wooten – (Colleen McBride’s friend)
Greg Hall – (Gabriel Hall’s father) – getting results Oct 31
Wendy – (Cindae Hull’s friend) – terminal cancer & no belief in God
Yvonne Wheeler – (Mike Ruskamp’s friend’s wife)
Margaret Diaz – (Hermille Catzalco’s friend) – thyroid cancer
Cyndi Lindsey – home; awaiting bone biopsy results
Michael Patton – (Gary Patton’s brother) – prostate cancer
Renee – (Vickie Laguna’s cousin’s wife) – cancer that has metastasized
Darrell Christiansen – (Melissa Shook’s sister-in-law’s father) – prostate cancer, not doing well
Wayne Knox – (Melissa Shook’s uncle) – bone cancer
Karinne Ruckman – (Amber Hammond’s co-worker)
Mike Corley – (Monte Corley’s brother)
Cecilia – (Kathy Dee’s daughter)
Angie Westberg – (Marie Thompson’s niece)
Rosella Paslay – (Nancy Mitten’s friend)
Susan – (Stephanie Saunders’ aunt) – stage 4 lymph node cancer
Ron Tredway – (Melissa Shook’s friend’s husband) – Melanoma
Dwight McBride – (Colleen McBride’s brother) – Stage 4 prostate cancer, stage 1 lung cancer; chemo
Joyce – (Ramona Ruskamp’s friend) – tumors have shrunk by 50%
Bruce – (Mike Ruskamp’s friend)
Taryn – (Cyndi Lindsey’s cousin) – Lymphoma
Julia Galloway
Billy Hunt – (Vickie Laguna’s friend) – stage 4 melanoma throughout his body
Mason – (teenager in Ripon)

Other Requests

Dr. Donna Fearnside – (Bonnie Greff’s friend) – mourning the loss of her husband; brother has a
Evelyn Louanesamay – (Melissa Shook’s coworker’s daughter) – awaiting test results Ada – (Russ Wooten’s granddaughter) – hospitalized with breathing problems Michael Brown – friend John’s mother hospitalized with kidney failure & is very weak
Mary Renner – recovering at home Virginia Yoshino – seeing a pulmonologist Charlie – (Traci McEnery’s son Dallyn’s boss) – unresponsive Gertrue Smith – hospice Becky Vargas – (Eddie Vargas Sr’s sister-in-law) – COVID, coma
Colbie – (Paula Meler’s granddaughter) – broken wrist John Russell – mental health issues
Beth – (Rashima Hall’s sister) – struggling with Type 1 Diabetes
Randy Hatter & Steph – (Michael & Susan Brown’s son)
Tabitha & Family – (Linda Teixeira’s daughter)
Greg & Roxanne – (Helen Hinton’s nephew) – major health issues
Kali – (Tori Kelley’s roommate) – struggling spiritually
Christopher Matthew – (Helen Hinton’s great-nephew) – mental health
Brittany – (Dwayne & Michelle Ellis’ daughter) – to make better life decisions
Carol Day – back pain
Ryan Higginbotham – struggling & in need of encouragement
Mike Hampton – housing situation
Travelers Motel – has been sold; uncertainty for residents
Naomi McBride – (Colleen McBride’s mother) – hospice
Liberty Ruskamp-Woods – (Darren & Edwina Ruskamp’s daughter)

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