Compton Mission Trip: The Upper Room is combining with the Evangelism Committee to sponsor a church-wide mission trip to Compton, CA July 13-21, 2019. Pastor Patrick is seeking an administratively minded co-leader for this trip. Please contact Pastor Patrick (209-289-3989) if you feel called to fill this vital role.

Attention: All knitters and crocheters, and want to be’s, Thursday’s, 9:30, join us for prayer, devotional, knitting, crocheting and fellowship, all items go to premies, elderly, sick and shut ins, held in the upstairs classroom at Church, contact Diana Dunn 209-988-5006.

DVD copies of any sermon are available upon request! Contact Mariah Alger in the church office with any DVD requests at office email:

Family visitation will continue this week. This year the Elders will be meeting with families whose last names begin with A thru R. Like last year, we will be looking at Mark 8:27-38. For any changes to the schedule, please contact Mariah Alger at the church office at 209-838-7223 or email the office at and we will try our best to accommodate any changes!

Come to Compton! Escalon CRC will be serving in Compton July 13-21 with a church plant from Emmanuel Reformed Church in Paramount. This trip is open for ANYONE Junior High through Sojourner’s! Please plan to join us for an info meeting March 17th following the morning service in The Upper Room. If you’re interested but can’t make the meeting contact Pastor Patrick.

We are looking for a Point Person or two to lead up Safe Families at our church. Safe families is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. This network of volunteer host families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable or critical circumstances. For more information in being the Point Person and what that all entails contact Anne Anthony.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser! Come out to Escalon CRC from 7-9am on April 20th for food and fellowship! All donations will go to support the team going to Compton.

A NEW 4 week Adult Sunday School Class is starting April 7. The topic will be Ray Vander Laan’s new series Cultures in Conflict. The series takes us back to look at the apostle Paul and learn lessons on how to engage a culture where the worldview conflicts with Christianity. If you have any questions contact Joe Veldstra or Anne Anthony at 209-968-9606.

SAFE FAMILY MEETING after church in The Upper Room on Sunday, March 31st. There you can hear more information about Safe Families or if you are ready to dive in and start training to be a host family, we will have sign ups available! Please look in your mailbox for more information Sunday the 31st!

IMPORTANT NURSERY UPDATE: We wanted to make everyone aware that beginning this Sunday, March 24th, a new child checkout process will be implemented to ensure the continued safety of all our little ones! Parents, you will receive a laminated animal shape when you sign in your child. This animal shape has to be returned to the nursery check in counter and given to the nursery greeter or a nursery helper before your child will be released. If someone else will be picking up your child, please ensure they have the animal shape. We realize this is one more thing to keep track of, but please bear with us! This change will be temporary as the church will be transitioning to a computerized check in system over the next several weeks, so stay tuned for more updates! If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to a nursery committee member!

Thank you! – The Nursery Committee

Marissa Williams, Heidi de Visser, Mikaela Prins, Ashley Mulder, Joy Van Houten, Carla Vander Helm


Ripon Christian Schools Open House is a time for parents to meet the pre-school & kindergarten teachers, see the classrooms, view the curriculum, and learn about what Pre-school and Kindergarten looks like at Ripon Christian Schools. Please join us on Monday, March 11th -Pre-School Information Night from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Pre-School class room and Kindergarten Information Night from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Kindergarten Classroom. We will also have classrooms open and staff onsite for grades 1st-5th.

Ripon Christian Schools Merchandise & Livestock Auction: Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6 to attend the 37th Annual RCS Merchandise & Livestock Auction. The auction starts at 9:30am & will again be held at the Escalon Livestock Yard located at the corner of Lone Tree & Escalon Bellota Roads. If you have an item you would like to donate towards this year’s auction, please call Bryan Van Groningen at 765-1494 or Ken Van Gorkum at 838-2549.

You are invited to attend the Bethany Christian Services Guild Spring Tea on Saturday afternoon, April 13, beginning at 2:00pm, at Zion URC in Ripon. This year’s theme is “From Local to Global”. Enjoy a cup of tea and delicious food while catching up on the current activities and direction of Bethany Christian Services. Tickets are $15 each and are available by calling the Bethany office at 209-522-5121. Buy two, one for yourself and one for a friend!

Ripon Christian Schools is looking to fill several teaching positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Open positions are currently listed at: Additional information can be obtained by contacting Eric Segaar at

Parents Spring BBQ Game Tournament: Enjoy a couples night out! Leave the kids with the RCS FFA Students for a fun night for all! Saturday, April 6 from 5:30-8:30pm. BBQ Dinner is provided! A free will donation will be taken! 10900 Hutchinson Rd. Ripon, CA 95366 RSVP by April 4!

Our next RC School Circle meeting will be here before you know it! Mark your calendar for Friday, April 5. Our theme this month will be Gardening–at home and in the community. Elizabeth Shuilling and Jolene Peters will share about the new community garden going in behind Studio Joy. Bronwyn from Wild Blooms will also join us to show how you can grow a cut flower garden at home. Meeting begins at 8:30am at Almond Valley CRC, and childcare is provided