Church News

Special workshop to focus on reducing stress and trauma recovery Aug. 12 and 13

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Are you overwhelmed by fires, floods and storm damage? Are you stressed by everything going on in your world?

If so, you are invited to attend a free workshop titled, “Building Resilience: Self-Empowering Tools for Reducing Stress and Trauma as Close as Your Own Hands.”

Two sessions of the workshop will be offered at Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 5340 Church St. and led by the Rev. Judy Slater.

The first session will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, while the second will be offered at noon on Sunday, Aug. 13.

Both free sessions will be similar; you can attend one or both.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Using a popular education approach, you will have in your own hands body-based skills you can use anytime or place to release stress, manage emotions and live with balance in the midst of the challenges of life. 

You will tap into your own inherent instinct of wisdom of the human capacity to return to balance and wholeness.

Practices included in this workshop include: 

• Breathwork and visualization.

• Fingerholds for managing emotions

• Modified Tai Chi, Pal Dan Gum and body movement.

• Emotional freedom tapping, also known as EFT.

• Centering, grounding and protection.

• Acupressure for anxiety, crisis and overwhelm.

• Switching and cross laterals.

• Mudras.

• Head holds and head, neck and shoulder release (depending on time).

Rev. Judy Slater is a trained facilitator with Capacitar International, a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to heal ourselves and to heal our world. She has been using and teaching these techniques since 2001. She is also an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a certified Red Cross Disaster child care volunteer, works with clients in her coaching business Innerlude & Associates and is co-founder of C Street Village Cohousing in Hamilton, Novato.

The workshop is funded through a grant the church received from the Anne Penke Fund, a mission fund overseen by the Synod of the Pacific that focuses on relieving human suffering.

For more information, contact Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 707-279-1104 or [email protected].

Feb. 26 services canceled due to power outage

The Session decided that because of the ongoing power outage at KPC, services for Sunday, Feb. 26, will be canceled.

Services will resume on March 5, and the Session will reschedule the congregational meeting in a few weeks.

While power is being restored to much of Kelseyville and the surrounding areas, the continuing outage affecting the church is due to the large tree in front of Friendship Hall splitting and falling into the transformer on the street corner. 

A PG&E crew on scene Saturday said it would be fixed, but not today.

Special thanks to Mike Brown for going by and cleaning up the fallen tree.

PG&E reported that as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, approximately 19,300 customers remained without power in Lake County.  In the past 24 hours, PG&E has restored service to approximately 12,000 Lake County customers.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the church at 707-279-1104.

Christmas Day dinner planned

Kelseyville residents Angela Carter and Rob Brown to invite all senior citizens of Kelseyville to a Christmas dinner.

The dinner will be provided by them along with a generous donation of time by their family and friends, including local full service caterer Rosey Cooks Gourmet Catering, members of the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, and Julianne Carter to play festive Christmas music on piano.

Ham, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and pumpkin pie will be served at the Presbyterian Church, located at 5340 Third St. in Kelseyville from 3 to 6 p.m. on Christmas day.

All seniors in the Kelseyville area are welcome to drop by to enjoy a meal at the Friendship Hall or local delivery will be available as well if you are unable to join us.  

Meals will also be delivered curbside to any Kelseyville seniors who wish to pick one up to take home and enjoy. 

Please contact us by phone at 707-349-2628 or by email at [email protected] to reserve your meal.