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We are excited to announce that Amalia Fernand will once again offer the Nature Explorers Program at the CSA this summer! This half day organized activity will be held August 1-5, 2022 from 1:15-4:45pm for ages 5-8, for a fee of $160. Drop-off location details and COVID-19 protocols will be announced closer to program dates. Open the link for more information.  Register now by contacting Amalia at
Part-Time Job Opening - Pilgrim Fund Secretary
The Pilgrim Fund Committee is actively soliciting applicants for the Pilgrim Fund Secretary position. Key requirements:
* Part-Time Job: 3-4 hours/week during the Assembly Season is the estimated time requirement;
* Available to attend all CSA Sunday Services – if rare emergencies prevent this, provide a suitable substitute;
* Strong knowledge of/experience with Excel and Word;
* Excellent telephone, text and email communication skills – each week the incumbent must obtain orders of worship from the ministers in time to print the bulletins;
* Well-developed organizational and administrative skills: basic accounting, filing, taking minutes at Pilgrim Fund Board of Trustees meetings;
* Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply.  If you’re interested and/or have questions, please email, text or call Tommy Williams, CSA HR Committee, or 520-548-9686.
The CSA Women’s Association is looking for 2-3 adult volunteers to assist the current Cottage Treasures Chair at the 2022 Arts and Crafts Fair on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022. Cottage Treasures is a vital fundraiser for the CSA Women’s Association! If interested in co-chairing, please contact Margie Finley at, or Lisa Stroben Gates at, for more information.
Two Benzie County Matters for Your Information
A significant real estate development has been proposed for Elberta. It will be discussed at an Elberta planning and council meeting on January 20th. Details about the proposal are covered in a December 23rd article in the Benzie Record Patriot that you can read here. We are sharing this not because we are taking a position, but because it may be of interest to many in our community. The Elberta Council meeting on the 20th is scheduled as follows:
4:00pm.  Regular Planning Commission meeting 
5:30pm.  Special Planning Commission Meeting - proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance
7:00pm.  Village Council Meeting
If you would like to contact them, their mailing address is Community Building, 401 First St, Elberta, MI 49628.

Also, the Benzie Conservation District is in the process of updating their "Natural Resource Assessment" which is completed every 5 years. Completion of a survey is requested by February 25, 2022. It can be found here.
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