The Little Brown Church of Sunol is preparing
to host two very special occasions this week. The first, Maundy
Thursday, will include a dramatic reading by the churches youth
called “Cry, the Whole Congregation”. Sure to be
a moving experience, the reading will also be accompanied by
soloists, pianists and spiritual drumming. The service will
be held at 7:00 p.m.
A traditional Easter Sunday Service will be held at 10:30
a.m. followed by an old-fashioned egg hunt at approximately
12:00 p.m. at Sunol Glen School. The community is encouraged
and very welcome to attend these special events, especially
the little ones.
More church news--The churches piano accompanist, Katalin
Kincses and Lesly Mohr, Arts and Worship chairperson, recognized
a growing need for a place talented or just hopeful musician
could play together. So, in response, they are planning an “Open
Mike Night” for those in the community who wish to join
in the fun.
The event will hopefully begin in June and follow with monthly
or twice-monthly get togethers. Lesly said, “There’s
a lot of people who have a profound love and talent for music
but don’t have an outlet, we have such a diverse group
of music. Yes, most of it will be Christian based, obviously,
but we have gospel, pop, contemporary Christian and I’ve
even brought in some classical pieces. It’s just going
to be one big jam session for anybody who wants to come.”
Lesly’s husband Terrry Mohr and daughters, Brianna,
5 and Elaine, 2, also attend the Little Brown Church.
Besides these two special Lenten services, the church just
recently hosted a family game night and potluck. Sunol’s
only church has a very active membership and welcomes the community
to attend all their functions, whether you are or are not a
member; all are welcome.
They met twice a week for six months, throwing those flags
and practicing their dance moves for a few minutes of fame
and fun. Established 3 years ago, Sunol Glen School’s
2005/2006 Color Guard team was more organized than ever and
had the largest group ever at eight members.
The team competed against schools of a much larger size therefore;
their Color Guard teams were larger. The Sunol Team was also
short of funds, but Thanks to the Sunol Glens School Community
Club’s generous donation they were able to pull together
a great routine.
There were competitions in Fairfield, Vallejo, Livermore,
Pleasanton and Loomis all during the months of March and April.
But, despite having probably the smallest team in the Novice – Middle
School level and they captures a third place win at their very
The team consisted of eighth graders, Nicola Barnes, Christy
Bissinger, Caitlin Carter and Chelsea Whiteside. Seventh grade
members were Danika Beard, Katelyn Merrill, Callie Milligan
and Amanda Strachan.
And of course, the team’s parents worked diligently
together, shopping, creating backdrops, and fundraising to
make this all happen for the students. A big thank you goes
to Victoria Barnes, Ron and Barbi Bissinger, Chris and Martha
Carter, Tammy Merrill, Caren and Ed Milligan, Stacy and Mark
Strachan and Ginny and Kevin Whiteside. Special thanks to Barbi
for the donation of team tote bags for each member of the team.
Barbi says, “We're very proud of the girls; they represented
the values of their school, their community, and their families
at each show”.
The team’s director is Jan Cornish and instructors were
Cieara Gragg and Andrea Rost.
It’s been over 10 years, but several community members
are pulling together a Sunol phonebook.
This may sound easy considering all of Sunol’s phone
numbers begin with 862 and when asking for a Sunolian’s
digits they will only give you the last four. But volunteers
are needed to accomplish this gigantic task with hopes of a
publishing deadline date of six months. This is going to be
not only a fantastic residential phone book, but will also
include business listings, yummy recipes, a little local history
and favorite Sunolian stories.
Artwork and design will be provided by a Las Positas College
landscape sketching class and there will be space available
for advertising. Sunolians, watch your mailbox for more information.
If you would like to help with this wonderful project, please
contact Leanne at 925-862-2556.