Featuring this month's 4th Day Group:

Strength for the Journey

4th Tuesday Evening in Novato

A little prayer, a little meditation, a little food or beverage, and a lot of Cursillo fellowship and support describes Strength for the Journey 4 th Day.

Participants in this photo represent six different weekends—what a joy!

Strength for the Journey 4th Day meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM, at Panera Bread in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center (Hwy 101 at Rowland Dr.) in Novato.

 Left to right moving clockwise around the table: Helga May,     Jean Nelson,     Geri Ryan,     Connie Baczynski,     Bridie Brawley,     Jackie Lee,     Heather Andrew,     Laura DeBarros (coordinator),     Deanne Portocarrero.

Left to right moving clockwise around the table: Helga May, Jean Nelson, Geri Ryan, Connie Baczynski, Bridie Brawley, Jackie Lee, Heather Andrew, Laura DeBarros (coordinator), Deanne Portocarrero.

Interested Cursillistas can contact Laura DeBarros (the coordinator) at Lauradebarros@comcast.net.

September 2017 Ultreya Report

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There was a full house at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Novato on September 22nd.  Larry Mazzotta opened the meeting with a good joke (as he recollects!) from the internet and introduced the topic for the evening, “Living the Great Commission.”  Pastor John Beckman of Good Shepherd captivated us all with an off-the-cuff, intellectually and spiritually stimulating discussion of The Great Commission.  (Matthew 28:19)  That’s where Jesus tells the apostles, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations…”   What does all this mean in our 21st century, post-Christian culture?  How do we make a difference?

Ximena Bervejillo and Don Cowan, two new Cursillistas from Anchored in Faith and God Orders Our Steps, gave us insights into their views on their Christian walks and evangelization as inspired by their recent Cursillo Weekends. 

Jean Nelson then introduced the new Recruitment Guidelines in a humor-filled but serious discussion of tools that are available for use in our component churches and designed to attract vibrant Christian candidates to our Spring 2018 weekends.  These guidelines and other helpful tools are detailed on the Team Resources page, and all are encouraged to explore. 

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In closing, Larry gave the marching orders:  All Cursillo communities are urged to gather NOW with their pastor, offer to assist him or her in any church community needs, and, in turn, seek the pastor's help in identifying appropriate candidates for our Spring weekends. NOW is the time to roll out our evangelization efforts and provide more workers for the vineyar