Faith Lutheran Church

New Faith Lutheran pastor in tune with her surroundings

When Charlane Lines accepted the job as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista, she said she was at the point in her ministry where she was outgrowing her associate pastor ...

Janet Livingston Deutsch Memorial Blood Drive lives on

When Janet Deutsch was struck down with a massive bacterial strep infection and toxic shock syndrome that required two major surgeries and 27 pints of blood, the school where she t ...

Community Portrait: Meadow Vista pastor retires after 21 years of service

Pastor Doug Zike likes to think of himself as a planner. But it’s interesting how a bilingual Lutheran pastor with a Ph.D. in Spanish ended up spending 21 years as pastor of ...

Oktoberfest anyone? Take your pick from local celebrations

You don’t have to fly to Germany to soak in the Oktoberfest festivities this year. Gold Country Rotary’s Oktoberfest takes place 5-10 p.m. Friday in the Placer Building of the ...

VanAuker has the HEART to help others

When Laura VanAuker was a young girl she knew that helping people would be her calling. VanAuker still feels as strongly about her choice today as she did over 30 years ago when ...

Betty Windsor: Keying Journal success since 1960s

The year was 1969. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Woodstock Art and Music Festival took place in upstate New York and Richard Nixon became 37th president of the United Stat ...

Youth gather nationwide to serve

This past July the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) had its triennial National Youth Gathering for high school students from across the country. It was located in Ne ...

Seeking spiritual recovery?

“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete; be of the same mind, havin ...

Faith Lutheran goes global with services

A year of mission… Since I’ve been here at FLC, the annual Oktoberfest dinner and silent auction has always been one of my favorite events that we put on. This year it will be ...