Davis Mosaics is a New Worshiping Community sponsored by Davis Community Church. Led by Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon and supported by the hospitality gifts of Grace Moon, Davis Mosaics mission is to share God’s love and grace with Millennials through free language classes, cooking, music, outdoor activities, spirituality-developing events, fellowship, so that they experience God’s love and grace.
Over the past 3 years of Davis Mosaics, 600+ people have come through the DCC campus and checked us out. Of those about 120 people are active with Davis Mosaics. Davis Mosaics is true evangelism reaching out to a generation that is primarily unchurched. Though not a part of the mission, 5 people from Davis Mosaics have become members of Davis Community Church and another 5~10 people now also worship with DCC.
Davis Mosaics creates a place of belonging for all… Christian and non-Christian alike. Mosaics is grounded in the spiritual practice of hospitality, enabling us to more fully meet, live with and know our neighbors. Since the original word for hospitality, “philoxenia,” literally means the ‘love of strangers,’ Mosaics is called to create a community of welcome for all, a new expression of Christianity that responds to our changing culture in dynamic ways.
Davis Mosaics compliments the mix of programs at Davis Community Church and reaches people not otherwise reached by DCC. By feeling welcome at Davis Mosaics, Millennials in the area are exposed to additional programs and possibilities available at Davis Community Church. They consistently invite their friends to join them at Davis Mosaics.
Davis Mosaics exists to build authentic “koinonia” (Acts 2:42-47) while pursuing the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40) and the Great Commission of Jesus (Matt. 28:16-20 & 2 Cor. 10:15b), for the Mosaic Generation in Davis and its surrounds.
Join us for contemporary inter-faith/intercultural Mosaics fellowship every Saturday afternoon from 3 pm to 8:30 pm at the 2nd floor of the Phoenix Hall. Davis Mosaics numbers grow as we have 3~9 newcomers weekly. Currently over 350 people are registered as participants with weekly participation averages 38 people with 60 – 75 people attending special events.
Davis Mosaics is grateful for ALL that Davis Community Church gives to Davis Mosaics: facilities, staff support, pastoral support, financial resources, all with lots of prayer and encouragement
Report written by Elder Kathy Trott
• Who: Anyone in all ages and pets
• Where: Quarry Trail, 150 CA-193, Auburn, CA 95603
• What to Bring: Your Own Lunch, Snacks and Water
• We will meet at Davis Community Church Staff Parking Lot, 421 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 (next to Fellowship Hall) at 8:45 am for carpooling and/or meet directly at the trailhead parking lot at 10:30 am.
• Direction: 50.6 miles via I-80 E, 52 min without traffic from Davis Community Church. From Sacramento take Interstate 80 to the Elm Avenue exit in Auburn. Make two lefts onto Highway 49. Drive 2.5 miles down to the American River Confluence. Turn right at the confluence to stay on Highway 49. Make a quick left into the Quarry Trailhead parking lot. Cost is $10 per vehicle. At your own risk, you can go back down hill a hundred yards or so, and will see very wide shoulders along the highway where you can park for free. Trailhead is beyond the parking area at a green gate. (N38-54-713; W121-02-095)
• Description: It is easy 1-2 hours walk along the river where the historic railway once traveled and end up at a stunning amphitheater of carved limestone. This wide, level trail can be used for a half-day walk and a pleasant picnic along the Middle Fork (MF) American River. It goes through some of the best scenery available in the American River Canyons, and picnic tables are provided along the first 1¼ miles of the trail.
• For more information, please visit our group page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/282231592317655/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470 or visit following sites:
Overview: Quarry Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cool, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Walk along the river where the historic railway once traveled and end up at a stunning amphitheater of carved limestone This great hike along the Middle Fork of the American River ends in a spectacular amphitheater of sheer limestone walls rising around you. Enjoy the natural beauty of the American river canyon and also pass by an enormous cave that was the site of both paleontologic excavations and more mining activities.
Learn about the plants and animals present today in the canyon environment as well as the mining history of the region. The trail is wide and smooth (some people even push baby strollers on it) and is mostly level in grade with the exception of the last bit up to the quarry. The trail follows the path of the old railway that was used to carry out the limestone. When it existed, the railway had standard gauge sized tracks and the cars were actually backed down the path 4 times daily to be filled with limestone and taken 7 miles to Auburn for cement production.
In 1942 the railroad tracks were taken out for scrap iron for WWII. The state charges a day-use fee for every car parked in the parking area. This mixture of dirt road and singletrack trail is not always clearly marked, especially as it passes through the old quarry. Trail is great year-round but April -June is best for wildflowers.
• When: 3:30-6:30 pm, Saturday, June 9, 2018
• Where: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Hall @Davis Community Church
• Who: First 15 people who RSVP’ed
This is an official event of Mosaics!!
Please RSVP as the seats are limited to first 15 people who sign up. After the cooking, we will have a dinner fellowship with music! There will be also raffle prizes!!
This event is for all mosaics and their friends. It’s very easy and short 15 min. hiking (one way) suitable for toddlers and dogs. Those who are advanced climbers, you may try to climb to the top of falls after arriving to Bassi Falls picnic area. There will be a prize for the best photo during the hiking.
* Note: There will be no language classes at Davis Community Church on May 12, 2018 due to hiking.
Bassi Falls Hiking Information:
• Location: Pollock Pines, Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County (Takes about 2 hour-driving from Sacramento)
• Height: 109 ft.
• Access: parking lot
• Distance: 1.2 miles (Round Trip)
• Elevation: 5400 ft. (-50 ft.)
• Season: Apr-Jun
• Difficulty: super easy
• Lat/Long: 38.89213, -120.33102
From Hwy #50 about 20 miles east of Placerville, turn left (north) onto Ice House Rd (Forest Road 3). Drive 15.9 miles on Ice House Rd. to Union Valley Reservoir. Turn right onto an unmarked dirt road (Road 12N32A), just after crossing the bridge over Big Silver Creek (opposite Big Silver group camp). Drive 0.2 miles to a junction and turn left. Then, drive 0.8 miles to another junction and turn right. Drive another 0.7 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road (total 1.7 miles along the dirt road). We can meet at the end of the road parking lot around 11 ~ 11:15 am. ♥
>> Schedule on Saturday, May 12, 2018 <<
• 9:00 am: Depart from DCC Staff Parking Lot, 421 D Street, Davis (next to Fellowship Hall). All drivers and riders, please come by 8:45 am for the maximum carpooling. Please bring your lunch, snacks, and drinks.
• 11 ~ 11:15 am: Arrive at Bassi Falls Entrance Parking Area. Those who are coming directly, please call or text Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470.
• 11:15 am – 2:30 pm: Hiking & Lunch
This should be a treat as the incredible snowpack coupled with the all-of-a-sudden-heat will make this waterfall jump to life!
This is a kid friendly and dog friendly hike and excellent for absolute beginners and people wary of heading off into the back country. Bring water, sun protection and tell someone where you will be.
It is an easy 10~15 minute walk from the parking area to the falls. There is now an official, maintained trail leading to Bassi Falls. It is very easy to follow, though once the trail reaches an open area, it becomes indistinct crossing over the granite rock. A line of rocks has been made so it is fairly easy to continue following the trail to the waterfall. It is not hard to find the falls anyway, because you can clearly hear it, and eventually you will see it from a distance away. When you reach the base of Bassi Falls, you will be treated to an awesome view of the entire 109 ft. cascade. But be very careful up there. If you fall in the creek, it is certain death if you go over the waterfall. Also, the trail to the top of the falls is not easy, as it ascends up a steep granite rock section. Going back down is quite tricky and potentially dangerous.
This is only a 1.2 mile hike and the scenery vs the effort is spectacular! Don’t miss out… •
>> Bassi Falls Information <<
Please leave your comments and suggestions. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/174498339875271/ or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! ♥