WELCOME! to September's edition of the TVTD Newsletter!
OCTOBER 14 & 15!
CRAFTERS - BAKERS - MAKERS
CALLING ALL CREATORS!
Maria Ferrara is heading this fundraiser
She has been collecting items for the following baskets.
Spa pampering basket
Game and movie night basket
Do you have an idea for another basket?
You are welcome to provide any other items for other baskets. Just let Maria know!
She is also collecting any homemade items,
Paintings, gifts certificates, and gift cards.
We would also love to have a space for any baked items.
If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, and also manning the booth for an hour or two
Please contact Maria so she can add you to her list!
She also welcomes any ideas.
Our table will be at the
annual Fall Holiday Bazaar
that is held at
Payette Church of the Nazarene
October 14 & 15
This is a free family event with vendors of all types,
family friendly, delicious lunch available for purchase.
All proceeds will be a Fundraiser to help with Scholarships for
Candidates for the upcoming TVTD Weekends!
Contact our Event Coordinator: Maria Ferrara by email
or click here to call her
Tis the season for family reunions: favorite aunts sharing pie recipes, grandpas sharing a glass of iced tea while telling stories about days gone and cousins meeting for the first time over homemade ice cream while dreaming of days to come. Sounds and sights from any family reunion/ family gathering all over the country right about now.
Judy Barnes and I just attended such a family reunion. It was officially called by the name of International Tres Dias Assembly but you wouldn’t have known that for all the above similarities. For all intents and purposes it was a family reunion but for the bit of work accomplished in between the hugs, laughter and sharing of stories.
You see, this was the first time everyone was able to meet in person for 2 years. Like everything else in our surrounding environments from the past 2 years since COVID, the inner workings of Tres Dias have had to be happening remotely and thru the use of technology. The work still got done, deadlines met and tasks accomplished but when you’re in the business of “people and hearts of people” not getting to be together puts a damper on things.
Like all family reunions the stories and sharing were abundant. Stories from communities who were successfully getting back into the swing of having weekends; to stories from communities who will not yet be having weekends for at least another year or more. Stories from communities who cannot get enough people to work or attend as candidates; to stories from communities who have 4 sets of weekends a year and turn away people who want to work or attend for the first time or agree to be put on a 2 year waiting list. Like the hugs and laughter found at a family reunion the stories of each community with their successes and struggles are felt and heard by all.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but anytime I ever attended a family reunion I always left with a new phone number and several invitations to visit soon, coupled with my own invites of please visit soon.
Again, Judy and I experienced this same thing. We both came back with numerous contacts from people in communities who are hurting for people to work their weekends while others are begging for a place with a weekend to work.
Family reunions are a time to reconnect, reminisce and build on the relationships that have been established for years as well as create new relationships. Tres Dias family reunions are no different. We have our monthly family reunions called secuelas and once a year family reunions called weekends.
We at Treasure Valley Tres Dias do a wonderful job of staying connected with our immediate family members. But in all honesty, our family members outside of our immediate vicinity have been left out.
They desire to include us and be included by us. They look to welcome us with open arms and seek the same from us.
How exciting is the family reunion where the long lost family from the boondocks finally attends and the extra blessings that come as a result of it? So I ask you, where do you want to go work? Who could you invite to come work with us?
If you don’t already have a connection with a family member outside of TVTD reach out to Judy Barnes or myself. We have the “goods” and are more than excited and willing to share with you!
Sarah Odoms and Judy Barnes
WHY? It's Time for our Next SECUELA!!
Sunday, September 25th
Ontario Nazarene Church
(1131 Alameda Dr, Ontario, OR)
from 2-4 pm
As always, bring a finger food to share,
Wear your name tag & Cross
Bring your songbook so we can SING!
It's family reunion time of
Fun, Food, and Fellowship!
We have a place for you!
Our weekend Leaders are beginning to plan and pray for the Men's & Women's Weekends coming next April:
#12 Men's Weekend: April 13-16, 2023
Rector: Mark Hershey
#12 Women's Weekend: April 20-23, 2023
Rectora: Chrystle Fuentes
YOU are a very important part of that planning and prayer! Sign up now to serve. This sets the desire and mindset for you and you are making yourself available for God to use you wherever He may lead!
Also by making yourself available, both Mark and Chrystle will appreciate knowing you are available and willing to serve. This will help them to plan, pray, and prepare!
Stayed tuned for more information about weekends and team meetings coming up soon!
ANOTHER WAY YOU CAN SERVE!
Would you like to be a part of planning and guiding our Community? The Treasure Valley Community needs YOU!
Secretariat Positions currently needed to be filled:
Please pray about serving on your Secretariat. If you are interested in learning more about these positions, click on them above, pray, talk to friends and family, then contact any of the current serving Secretariat members:
President: Garry Phelps, call
Vice-President: Ken Phelps
Communications: Jean Hershey
Secretary: Angie Meyer
Treasurer: Carrie Broyles
Men's Leader: Praying
Women's Leader: Adele Crownover
Fourth Day: Nancy Kolar
Spiritual Director: Danny Crego
SEE YOU AT THE SECUELA ON THE 25TH!!