Category Archives: (2013-06) June 2013 Events


Mega-Stash Yarn Sale on June 8, 2013 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

On Saturday, June 8th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm St. Mary’s is having a one-day temporary yarn store mega-stash sale! An incredible amount of yarn as well as books, kits, magazines, buttons, needles and finished sweaters too! Sold as lots of 8-12 skeins; many in original packaging! Mostly $2 a skein/ball. This amazing one-day only sale is not to be missed!

Yarn featured includes Rowan (14 types), Peer Gynt, Falcon, Jamiesons, Alice Starmore, Jaeger, Takhi, Annie Blatt, Bernat, Pingouin, Jo Sharp, Panda, Fleischers, Sofil, New Zealand Aran, and many others!

For more information call 831-373-4441 or click here.


Festival of Christian Spirituality at Santa Lucia Campground, June 7-9, 2013

Festivals-2013Come and enjoy the Santa Lucia Campground with the Big Sur River running through it! We are located next door to the River Inn. Meet new spiritual friends and learn new ways to grow deeper into your Christian journey. Enjoy our outdoor chapel, the smell of breakfast in the outdoors, and evening barbecue with singing around the fire. Tent camping is available on site. You can also commute (a 35-minute drive south) from the Monterey Peninsula. Some housing is available for out-of-town guests. The Festival begins at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and ends after a Communion Service and lunch on Saturday, June 9. The $245 fee includes all meals, the program and its presenters, camping, quiet time to hear the water running off the rocks, and laughter to raise your spirits. Stay on Sunday afternoon for jazz, horseback riding at the beach, hiking, or a possible tour of Point Sur Lighthouse.

See here for more information on the Festivals of Christian Spirituality.


Advance Health Care Directive Workshop, June 9, 2013, at St. John’s, Aptos

AdvanceDirectiveGet it Done!

The Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) replaces earlier documents that were known as living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care.  The AHCD represents an important legal document that helps to resolve critical healthcare questions and facilitate decisions at a time when an individual no longer has the capacity to make his/her own decisions.

It is a critical document for people with dependents. Some examples might be getting knocked unconscious in a pick-up basketball game, at the gym or just slipping in the produce isle. As individuals possessing spiritual awareness and being socially and morally responsible to our families, we must embrace our right to control important decisions about our health, and possibly the last chapter of our life, by putting pen to paper.  Any of us could be incapable of making our own healthcare decisions due to a temporary condition.

And to help us overcome the reluctance to undertake an advanced health care directive, we have scheduled the AHCD workshop for Sunday, June 9, from 1 to 3 pm. If you don’t have an AHCD, we urge you to attend.

The task of creating an Advance Directive and sharing it with family and physician is not an easy one.  Doing this requires one to think about individual priorities concerning quality of life and the potential of death.  Treatment options, and their possible influence on quality of life measures, need to be fully understood and considered.  The implications of choosing or refusing specific forms of care must be evaluated.  In designating an agent or proxy to make decisions for you at some critical future time, you must choose someone who knows you well, who cares about you, and who can make difficult decisions when called upon to do so.

Baumer String Quartet

Baumer String Quartet in Concert at Church of the Good Shepherd, Salinas, on June 14, 2013

Baumer String QuartetThe Baumer Quartet, an affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, will be performing a benefit concert at Church of the Good Shepherd on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Baumer is dedicated to educating and inspiring young musicians. As an outreach to youth in Monterey County, they launched the MCMW, a one-week, tuition-free program in June 2012. It was such a success that they are pleased to again offer the program this June, and it will be tuition-free!

Participants are selected after submitting an audition with two contrasting pieces or movements. Upon acceptance into the program, the students are given a music assignment that they are to prepare prior to the start of the Workshop. During their week of coaching they will practice and rehearse daily to develop a higher level of critical listening to achieve a higher performance standard. They will develop communication and interaction skills required for a string quartet. Finally, students will experience the joy of sharing music, working together as a team, and will discover a greater self confidence in performance, a heightened awareness of public performance and the audition process. The Workshop will conclude with performances by the students and the Baumer Quartet. The program is supported by grants, donations, and numerous in-kind donations. The proceeds of the June 14 performance will benefit the Workshop.

Please support the Baumer Quartet’s efforts and save the date—-June 14! Admission is $20 and youth 21 and under are free.


Inviting and Welcoming Workshop on June 30 at St. John’s, Aptos

Inviting-and-WelcomingSt. John’s in Aptos is presenting a two hour workshop on how we can be more inviting and welcoming as congregations. It’s not enough just to open the doors and welcome all who come. How do we invite? How do we practice and proclaim who we are as a community of faith asking others to join us on our path. This two hour workshop will include discussion and practice in inviting friends and strangers and then how to welcome without overwhelming.