Margareth Valui
Family Life Pastor
June 2017

CELEBRATION SUNDAY: Abner Rosenweig, a "Goodreads" reviewer, says of Arnold Van Gennep's book, The Rites of Passage, that it is "an illuminating look at how humans move through life, marking our key turning points with events, or rituals. Van Gennep notes that these life rituals all share an underlying form, which consists of a tripartite process of separation, transition, and incorporation. He demonstrates this theory again and again through close analysis of hundreds of rituals across cultures geographically and temporally." We see this celebration of a milestone as the 12-year-old Jesus was brought to the temple for the first time during the Festival of Passover, according to the Jewish custom (Luke 2:41). This was the first time where Jesus debated with the religious leaders.

At Santa Clara First Baptist Church, we are going to see some dear ones TRANSITION from Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and from High School to Adulthood. Growth is a good thing! We want to celebrate these milestones as a church, the body of Christ. We also want to express our gratitude to our 60+ children and youth VOLUNTEERS! Come join everyone on June 11th at "Celebration Sunday," during the worship service, followed by the Sunday grill.

Save these Wednesday dates!* 
Maker Fun Factory VBS: From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on *June 21, 28; and July 12, 19 and 26! Let me know if you would like to help out in any of the stations (Imagination Crafts, Maker Space, Games, Music or Snacks) or in any of our rooms (Pre-K, K-1, Grades 2-3, or Grades 4-5).