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Karla Lundin adds the East Salinas Family Center!

Home from vacation. Good to be back. Time spent with Karla’s family in Indiana and Kentucky. The mission was to spread the ashes of Karla’s mother in a little graveyard in the hills of Kentucky where her grandparents and parents were buried. In many ways it was a difficult trip filled with emotion but the time in that little graveyard in Kentucky was meaningful and important. 
 
I’m sorry that our Friday Bible study has been so on and off lately and it will be for a few more weeks. But this Friday, June 15, we will be meeting at 10 AM for our study. I will let you know in the weeks ahead when we will be meeting and when we won’t.
 
As you know, Karla is finishing her third

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Act Locally and Think Globally

This Sunday, June 3, is communion Sunday and as you know, we take a special offering on this Sunday. This month most all the United Methodist Churches in the California-Nevada Conference are taking a special offering for the efforts of the United Methodist Church in Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island. All of our Cal-Nev churches will bring offerings to the opening worship service of Annual Conference on Wednesday June 20 in Modesto. I along with Haati and Louise Nai will be representing Salinas First United Methodist Church and will be proud to contribute our offering. If you miss this Sunday and would still like to contribute, you have a couple of weeks to get your offering in. If you are writing a check — make it out to our church and mark it for Annual Conference offering. 
 
One of the things that I love about being part of this large connectional church called United Methodists, is that we

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Pastor Steve Lundin