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It was a fabulous 4th in Frankfort!  Photo by Larry Isles of the fireworks over Crystal Lake. 
We are thrilled to bring back live music at the Meeting House. This Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the Dutton Concert will feature three soprano singers from the Interlochen summer voice faculty.  On Friday, July 16th come see "CSA's Got Talent" at 7:30 p.m. And on Friday, July 31st the Burrows-Getz Concert will feature T.J. Lymenstull on piano. These events are free and open to the public.
The Church Service this Sunday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m., will be led by Rev. Jonathan Knight. Adult Bible Class will be held in the South Room of the Meeting House at 9:30 a.m.

To view the recording of the service held on Sunday, July 4th led by Rev. Jim Reisner open this link.
Meet Heather Lotzar - CSA’s New
Youth Director
With the 2021 season comes changes both big and small, whether it’s to do with COVID-19 restrictions or staff. One of the welcome changes is the arrival of Heather Lotzar, CSA’s bright and cheerful new Youth Activities Director. Though things may be different this year, she hopes to bring a fresh new start to the youth program while still staying true to CSA’s strong sense of community.
Heather is a fourth-generation CSAer (Ulen) hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has two kids, Bobby and Melissa, and two very energetic pugs whose enthusiasm only increased during quarantine! As for her plans for the youth program, Heather says she wants to do a mixture of activities, led by Charlie Ratner and Fitz Lodes, that kids enjoyed in the past, but also keep her ears open for suggestions.
Weekly updates about Youth Activities for middle schoolers and high schoolers can be found on the Youth Board at the Assembly building, as well as on the CSA website. Activities usually take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To send in your suggestions for things to do, fill out this Google form. Upcoming events include laser tag and a trip down the Platte River (dates to be announced). Pay close attention to the Youth Board to see what other kinds of fun activities Heather is planning!
CSA Big Read
This summer's "Big Read" is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. There will be a book discussion with moderator Molly Frost on Tuesday, July 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Crystal Lake beach (bring your own chair), and also on Tuesday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. 

The Book Store in Frankfort will give you 10% off if you mention the CSA book club.
Job Opening: Pilgrim Fund Secretary

Please open the link for the full job description if you are interested in applying.
Show us your talent CSA! 

In place of Operettas and Stunt Night, you are invited to perform in CSA’S GOT TALENT on Friday, JULY 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting House. You can dance, sing, act or otherwise express your unique talent on stage in this once in a lifetime opportunity! All ages are welcome. A sign up is posted near the whiteboard on the porch, or to sign up online click here. You must sign up by July 12.

The Operetta Musical Directors have graciously offered to assist and rehearse with your act the week of July 12.

Masks are not required during your performance if singers are spaced appropriately onstage or are in the same bubble or family. Groups of up to 4 may sing together without masks. 

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Barb Perry at

The Crystal View Cafe has become a staple of CSA life in the 21st century. It’s a place for families to meet for lunch, for kids to grab ice cream after an intense tennis match, and for the nostalgic to stare out at the view from its vantage point just above Crystal Lake. However, did you know that behind the cafe’s comforting, familiar exterior lies almost a century of history - all starting with a gas station.

To learn more click here to read the full history written by our Communications/Archives Intern Loren Weiss.

Women's Association Annual Meeting on Friday, July 16 in the Meeting House - Guest Speaker Debbie Burditt

Do you want to learn more about yourself and the people you love? Come to the CSA Women’s Association Annual Meeting at 10:00 a.m. on the 16th. All are welcome!

Our speaker, Debbie Burditt, a long-time member of the C.S.A., will be talking about the Enneagram, a personality system that can help you be more present, have better relationships and live a more balanced life.  Working with the Enneagram and understanding our type can lead to deeper self-awareness as well as greater understanding and compassion for others.  The speaker will start at 10:00 a.m. and the business meeting will follow.

You are encouraged to discover your own Enneagram type before coming to the meeting. Debbie is offering her test free of charge to CSA members for a limited time.  If you would like to take the test, go to and enter the Voucher code CSA in the box.

The CSA Arts and Crafts Fair and Cottage Treasures Sale will be held on Weds., July 28. Join the fun by volunteering to help with some facet of these events. See details and sign-up sheets on the Assembly Building Porch.

Cottage Treasures donations may be brought to the Assembly Building during these times: Friday, July 23- 9 to 4; Saturday, July 24 - 2 to 4; Sunday, July 25 - 12 to 4; Monday, July 26 - 9 to 4.  We can NOT accept: Mattresses, box springs, couches, sofa sleepers, large furniture pieces, major appliances, building materials, child car seats, electronics (TV, DVD, or VCR players, computers, printers, fax machines), large exercise equipment, paint or chemicals.
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