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Your engagement is a special time you should enjoy to the fullest. Don’t spend it stressing out about your wedding details. We’ll discuss all your ideas at length, then design a plan with a variety of options for you to consider. When you give us the go-ahead, we’ll make it all happen, keeping you updated regularly, of course. You can just sit back and enjoy this glorious time in your life!
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A freshly remodeled, modern hotel in Dixon, CA with upgraded facilities and friendly service, BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn Dixon is a welcoming place to stay. We offer spacious hotel rooms, deluxe suites, ADA compliant accommodations, and lodgings that are pet friendly. Enjoy several complimentary services and amenities, such as Wi-Fi and daily continental breakfast. Our resort-like facilities includes an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. Just 6 minutes from the University of California at Davis, and close to Vacaville Premium Outlets and the state capital of Sacramento, our charming Dixon hotel is a wonderful choice, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure.
Charming Hotel Rooms & Suites in Dixon, CA –
At BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn Dixon, we take the comfort of our guests very seriously. That’s why every room is furnished with pillow-top mattress beds, comfort soft sheets, and hypoallergenic pillows. Flat-screen 37-inch LCD televisions with cable channels, MP3 player docking stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi and wired Internet access are all standard deluxe amenities. Spacious suites offer a separate living room, and some are equipped with stocked kitchenettes or cozy fireplaces, perfect for an extended stay. Others have luxurious whirlpool bathtubs
Best Western Plus Inn Dixon-Davis also offers meeting & conference rooms. It’s available after 10am during the week and after 11am on the weekends. 5 hours is $180.00-there is a $50.00 charge for every hour after that.1 to 2.5 hours would be $100 If the hotel is responsible for the set up and clean up, it is an additional $75. There may be a $200 refundable deposit required for “party type,” events. Table and chair set up can accommodate 30-35 people. Theater style, (just chairs facing a single direction, 50-55 people. We offer coffee, $10 per carafe, includes cups, creamers, sugars, etc. We offer tea at $1 per bag, includes all the condiments as well. For further information on meeting rooms please contact the office.
Bud’s Pub and Grill, located in downtown Dixon offer’s a private dining room seating upto 50 people. And they also offer a private hall rental at “The Olde Vet’s Hall” located acroos the street from the Woman’s Improvement Park in Downtown Dixon. So if you are looking to host a private party or an event that caters to a large number of people, look no further than Bud’s Pub & Grill.
One of the busiest intersections in our town of Dixon has always been the corner of First and A streets. It was the main thoroughfare for travelers from Vacaville, Rio Vista and Sacramento in years gone by. Bud’s Pub & Grill and Catering sits on a very historic corner.In and around 1870, when most businesses were making the big move from Silveyville to the new town of Dixon, A. Kirby, a young pharmacist for W. A. Trafton, decided to reestablish himself in the new town and chose the southwest corner of First and A Street. The building was moved by huge rollers drawn by mules the distance of about three miles.The original building was of wood and was part of or adjoined by the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall. In November of 1883, a great fire erupted on B Street and was swept by the north wind across town destroying the west half of the business section including the Kirby Drug Store. The I.O.O.F. Lodge rebuilt a two story brick structure on this location and the lower corner was leased to a saloon keeper. A photo, circa 1895, shows a corner view of the saloon with an advertisement for Buffalo Beer for 5¢.In 1922, shortly after Prohibition laws were being enforced, this corner was transformed into a grocery store. In 1928, the new grocers were Brewen, Coleman & Lucas. In 1931, the Corner Cafe opened for business with Joe Young in charge. He had come over from China at the age of 30 and had a restaurant in Davis. After his death a year later, his wife continued to operate the cafe until the business was purchased by Tom Wong in 1936.The establishment continued as the well-known Corner Cafe until it became known as Frank’s in 1969 under the guidance of Frank Fong. Several renovations occurred under the new proprietor and then, in 1980, Wally Munoz took over the business and made additional changes to include some weekend entertainment. However, Wally then sold the place back to Frank, who, along with his wife Rowena, continued a successful business until his death in 1995. His wife continued to operate the cafe until its sale to the present owners, Bud and Cherie Fanning, in January of 1996. It has been the Fannings goal to present an exterior and interior atmosphere of the 1890s–in fact, they were the first to recreate the 1890s look in the downtown area.
Bud’s Pub & Grill and Catering is a place of history and good taste!
Cache Creek Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, located in Brooks, California. From its humble beginnings as a bingo hall in 1985, Cache Creek now features over 2,400 slot machines and 122 table games, including a 14-table Poker Room.
The 415,000-square foot property also includes a 200-room luxury hotel and health spa, eight restaurants, Club 88 entertainment venue, outdoor swimming pool, casino gift shop and tribal-operated Mini Mart, Gas Station and Fire Station.
California Human Development (CHD) is working to put people to work. With nearly five decades of experience, we connect people to jobs and business owners to quality employees. Those who hire our clients receive hardworking and dedicated employees and play an inspirational role in making the American Dream possible for everyone.
Matt and Mark Cooley have spent all their lives in Dixon, California. They are farmers, growing tomatoes, walnuts, alfalfa and wheat, just as their father did. But in the year 2000, inspiration hit. “We decided to grow something different– a few pumpkins for Halloween,” explains Matt. “But nobody bought them during our first year…or our second.”
Enter the second inspiration. It came in the form of a puzzle. Matt suggested that they try attracting more pumpkin buyers by building a corn maze. Mark created an imaginative, small labyrinth. Their first effort consisted of 15 acres. The pumpkins started selling. From their humble start, the brothers became more ambitious.
Working on the design by hand in the field to create more complicated designs, the brothers’ maze became an artistic endeavor. Each year, Mark lays out his complex ideas on an Excel spread sheet—the planting and cutting begins. Family, friends and even local basketball and soccer teams in Dixon help out. “It’s great when it all comes together—it really fulfills us in a unique way,” says Mark. “Everyone tells us our maze is The maze to visit.”
Moving from their original pumpkin patch in Davis, the Cooleys now offer the largest labyrinth corn maze in the world. Last year, they received that designation from the Guinness World Book of Records with their 40-acre puzzle. This year—it’s even bigger. The brothers are offering a 45-acre corn maze extravaganza. That’s nearly 2 acres larger than the 2009 layout.
The patch also features a scarecrow contest, tee pee village, and pedal carts and big tricycles for a ride through the patch. Oh, and they’re selling pumpkins too. Thousands of them. Come get yours at Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon!
During the final week of the event, Cool Patch Pumpkins will do what it did last year: host one of the largest single pumpkins smashes in the world. Last year, a Volkswagen bug, destined for the wrecking yard, was, instead, smashed by a 1,000-pound pumpkin at the patch. The brothers are looking for a larger pumpkin this year.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. I-80 W. Of UCD in Dixon near the University of California, Davis
Stay minutes from the University of California, Davis at the smoke-free, pet-friendly Country Inn & Suites I-80 W. Of UCD in Dixon, CA.Other attractions include:
Travis Air Force Base
State Capitol in Sacramento
Cache Creek Casino
Napa Valley wineries
Jelly Belly Factory
Spend the day shopping at the Vacaville Premium Outlets or golf, boat and fish nearby.
Enjoy access to our library.
Other amenities include:
Free high-speed Internet access
Free weekday newspaper
Free local calls
Free coffee and tea
Outdoor heated pool and fitness center
Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the County Inn & Suites. The perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! If you’re leaving early, a Your Suite Success™ Grab It & Go bag is available for the two hours prior to breakfast.
Suites feature flat-screen televisions with cable, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Keep your electronic devices charged with the recharge device including AC and USB outlets provided in all guest rooms. Laundry facilities and valet cleaning service are available.
Enjoy access to copy and machines in our business center and meeting facilities that accommodate up to 50 people.
The County Inn & Suites in Dixon is a great place to call home during your visit to California. Book your room today.
Call County Inn & Suites 155 E. Dorset Dr. Dixon 707 676-5000
By Pastor Dan Vraa
I have often been asked what kind of a church Dixon Community Church is. To new members and my colleagues in ministry, I usually say something like: “we are an independent, interdenominational congregation which is part of the larger Body of Church: the Church. We see ourselves as Protestant and Evangelical.”
“Independent” means we do not formally belong to any one denomination. Yet, we do not see ourselves as the only true Christians, instead, we are a part of Jesus Christ’s larger Church comprising those, throughout history and around the world today, who profess and follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
“Interdenominational” means we try not to emphasize what has divided denominations, rather, we seek to emphasize what all Protestant Christians have in common, and leave many denominational particulars a matter of personal conscience.
Another way of describing us is: we are Biblical/Apostolic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Evangelical.
We are Biblical/Apostolic.
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’
“They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’
“‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’
“Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’
“Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven’.” (Matthew 16:13-17)
Ecclesiology (who/what is the Church) begins with Christology (who is Jesus Christ). Jesus’ hand-picked Apostles affirm who Jesus is not: merely a teacher, prophet. Then they profess the divinely inspired (“revealed to you… by… my Father in heaven”) truth that Jesus is uniquely the Messiah, the chosen one of God foretold by the Prophets throughout the Old Testament. He is God the Son incarnate. His full humanity and full divinity are professed.
We who believe in him as Lord and Savior, believe these hand-picked Apostles teach the divinely inspired truth (the New Testament) about Jesus Christ, as well as who we are, and what we are to do as his followers. We are “Biblical” in that we embrace the Old and New Testaments as God’s revealed Word to us, and that we are under the authority of the Bible on all matters of faith and life. We are “Apostolic” in that we hold to the teachings the Apostles professed, as written in the New Testament, and are kin to all Christians who do the same.
We Are Orthodox
The word “orthodox” comes from the Greek, “ortho” = “correct” and “doxy” = “glory.” Therefore, Christians correctly give glory to God as we profess the truth about Who God is, and how God expects us to live.
In the first four or five centuries of the Church’s life, a number of heresies arose, concerning the Person of Christ. The Church was challenged by these heresies, to search the Scriptures to define Who Jesus Christ is. The Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Creed of Chalcedon are examples of the godly scholarship and devotion of the early Church. These orthodox Creeds establish certain core beliefs that unite Christians in our life and witness through the millennia.
Marcion the heretic (excommunicated in 144 AD), said the Old and New Testaments taught different “gods.” He claimed the “god of the Old Testament” was an inferior and wrathful god, who was supplanted by the true God of the New Testament. He rejected the Old Testament as Scripture, and accepted only certain hand-picked portions of the New Testament as authoritative.
But Christians have always believed that the Old and New Testaments are one Bible, revealing the same God Who inspired both. The Old Testament foretells of the salvation to come through the Messiah, and the New Testament fulfills it by proclaiming the Messiah Who has come. We reject those who play “Salad Bar” with the Bible – choosing to accept or reject whatever portions suit their liking. Instead, all of Scripture is authoritative for the faith and life of the Church.
Another heretic, Arius (256-336 AD), taught that God the Son (Jesus Christ) was a being created by God the Father, not co-eternal, and made of different substance than the Father. The Council of Nicea rejected his false teachings, and Church scholars affirmed the biblical truth of Christ’s eternity (not created) and deity (fully God).
The Lord and Savior the Bible reveals, is the same Lord and Savior the Church professes. We exalt and proclaim this Savior and Lord in our life and worship, and profess Him to a World in need. We reject attempts to lessen or cheapen Him, and continue to exalt Jesus Christ for Who He is, and what He has done.
Thus, as orthodox Christians, Dixon Community Church is connected with all Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Pentecostals and Protestants who profess this same Jesus Christ, in whom we all put our trust as the only Savior and Lord in heaven and earth. Amen.
We Are Protestant
In AD 1514, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther, nailed 95 protests against the Medieval Roman Church, to the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany – thus beginning the Protestant Reformation which swept Europe and the world. These Protestant Reformers (which also included men like John Calvin and John Knox) sought to correct the errors and excesses of the Medieval Roman Church that had polluted and distorted the Christian Gospel, and to reform the Church back to its original Biblical roots, charter, purity and mission.
Dixon Community Church stands in this tradition. With them, we believe that all humans have sinned and are in need of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to forgive our sins, and transform us into people who desire to love and serve God through lives of righteousness and stewardship, and love and serve neighbor through lives of justice and compassion. This salvation is offered to all through the proclamation of the Gospel; it cannot be earned, but only received by faith through the grace of God. We believe in the Sovereignty of God over all, thus this pious transformation will transform our homes, congregations, businesses, communities and society. Thus, we are all priests and ministers in the time and place God has positioned us.
These following points: the “five solas;” are the heart of who we are and what we believe as Reformed Protestants.
Soli Cristi = “Christ alone”. God’s salvation, reconciliation and righteousness is offered in Jesus Christ alone – and in no other. It is through Christ’s merit – His atoning sacrifice on the Cross, and His resurrection – that salvation is possible. Forgiveness comes from God because of the blood of Jesus; not from the Church through confession and penance. No human religious activity or work can supplement Christ’s perfect and complete work. Salvation is not through the Church, not by veneration of the so-called Saints, and not in the adoration of Mary; instead, it is through Christ alone.
Sola gratia = “Grace alone”. God, self-motivated by Grace, freely chose to extend salvation to the human race. God’s love and favor are unmerited, originating within the character of God, not as a coerced or manipulated response to our feeble attempts at religiosity. Motivated by Grace alone, God offers salvation to any who will come to His Son.
Sola fide = “Faith alone”. Faith is how we receive God’s Grace – not by works. We reject the barriers of rituals, works, proscribed prayers, sacraments and indulgences erected by the Church, that prohibit people from experiencing the Grace of God freely offered in Jesus Christ. By faith alone, one comes to God to receive the new life in Jesus Christ.
Sola scriptura = “Scripture alone”. God speak to the Church in and through scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Thus, the Bible is the only authoritative rule of Faith (what we believe) and Life (how we live) in the Church. The Bible is the only authority – not the Pope, not the Priest, not Church tradition, nor Church councils.
Soli Deo Gloria = “to God’s glory alone”. Because God has done such wonderful things for us, we live life in grateful devotion to God, as stewards seeking to honor and glorify God in all things. All of life is sacred (not secular) and offered to the glory of God: our Worship, prayers, thoughts, affections, choices, decisions, morality, ethics, proclamation, charity, education, careers, time, finances, possessions, gifts, talents, marriages, families, friendships and hobbies. All good gifts come from God, and are returned to God for God’s glory. We do not seek to glorify nature, Church, self, others, nor any institution – only God is worthy to be glorified.
We Are Evangelical
“Evangelical” comes from a compound New Testament Greek word, “Euanglion” = “eu” is “good” and “angelion” is “message,” meaning “good message” or “good news.” Evangelicals are Christians who center everything we are, and everything we do around this good news that Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world, rose from the dead as a sign of God’s defeat of sin, death and evil; and anyone who believes in this Jesus Christ will be saved. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This message is our identity, and the source of our hope and joy.
Evangelicals try to “get back to the basics” of the pure and simple Gospel message of first century biblical Christianity, without all the layers of centuries of various Church traditions, institutions and denominations. To us, walking in relationship with Jesus Christ is what it’s all about. We emphasize core New Testament doctrines, and favor leaner structures with a grass roots appeal to ministry.
Historically, we have roots in the two “Great Awakenings” of the 1730’s – 1740’s, and then the 1820’s – 1830’s. Biblical preachers arose with an urgent message for all people to experience personal conversion through repentance from sin and a lifestyle of Christian piety. Prayer and Biblical preaching were the tools of these revivals that transformed Great Britain and the United States. Because such a high percentage of people gave their lives to Christ, the First Great Awakening spawned the abolitionist movement in England and the American Revolution in North America, and the Second Great Awakening led to the abolition of slavery in the USA, Civil War, child labor laws, women’s right to vote, and the seeds of the prohibition movement.
Following the Modernist-Fundamentalist debates of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Evangelicals honed our identity further. The two extreme positions of that debate bifurcated Society: Modernists claimed modern scientific methodology could explain the whole cosmos in purely secular and natural ways (religion was a myth); Fundamentalists shunned any and all scientific claims as a delusion of the devil. But Evangelicals hold to the truths and truthfulness of the Bible in highest esteem, while embracing higher education and discoveries made by Science in moderate esteem (the Word of God is higher than the words of men). Thus, we respect the words and opinions of fallible people, but we obey the infallible Word of God = Bible.
Today, Evangelicals see ourselves as we read the pages of the Bible. We know Jesus personally and love Him dearly. We believe Jesus Christ passionately loves all people, and wants all people to passionately love Him. Thus, we have an urgency for missions and evangelism, believing Jesus Christ is coming back soon. We believe Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior for all humankind, and that all must come to know Him by faith in order to be saved.
We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God that shows us Who God is, how we should trust Jesus Christ, and how He wants us to live our lives. We believe we witness to the world about Jesus Christ through our personal testimonies, and that we glorify Him by our godly lifestyles under submission to the teachings of the Bible.
“It’s all about Jesus” is one way to describe Evangelical Christians everywhere, including at Dixon Community Church.