Spring choir practice begins this week! Join us on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the sanctuary, following Worship for our first rehearsal. We will provide special music on March 5 and during Lent. All ages are welcome.
Scheduled rehearsals include:
Feb. 26, following Worship
March 1, 5:30 pm
March 8, 5:30 pm
Additional practices will be added to the schedule in March.
Contact Sarah Hancock or the church office for more information.
March 5 – Save the Date!
FPC Youth will be hosting a Mardi Gras themed fund raising dinner on March 5. Save the date! Enjoy delicious food in a festival atmosphere – all for a great cause. More details to follow.
The work on decorations has already begun. Here’s a sneak peek!
February’s Second Sunday Lunch was held on Sunday the 12th. The menu included a delicious variety of pastas & sauces, meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad, and desserts.
Second Sunday Luncheons are hosted monthly by the Deacons. Held in Fellowship Hall, following the worship service, they offer our congregation and guests a chance to share a meal and enjoy fellowship time.
Souper Bowl of Caring
Our church youth have invited the congregation to participate in the annual Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. Each year, youth groups across the nation lead their local congregations and communities in collecting dollars and non-perishable food items to donate to their local charities. Food collected at FPC will donated to Community Health Ministry’s Food Bank in Wamego.
Last year, our youth collected enough food items to fill 3 grocery carts. They have set their goal this year to increase collections and have challenged the congregation to help them fill 4 grocery carts before February 5.
Items may be brought to the church anytime until February 5. Check out the Souper Bowl of Caring display near the east entrance. Information & reminder cards are available at the display. Monetary donations will be accepted in the soup pots.
For more information about this annual food drive, visit www.souperbowl.org.
Eleven ladies braved the cold outside temps to attend the WPW Women’s Christmas Gathering in Fellowship Hall on Sunday afternoon.
Lynne Morton led everyone in an activity of singing the Twelve Days of Christmas, where each person was given a solo on different parts of the song. She also gave a history of the biblical references found in the lyrics.
Brenda Patterson gave her annual reading of the Cajun version of “The Night Before Christmas”, which is always a joy!
The ladies enjoyed a time of fellowship while tasting a variety of sweet and savory snacks. The gathering ended with a lively gift exchange with lots of trading of presents!
Dedication of New Paraments
New paraments were chosen this year by the Memorial Committee and purchased with memorial funds. They were dedicated by Pastor Patti on November 13, with assistance from the children of the congregation.
The paraments adorn the sanctuary and change colors with each season. Purple will be used during Advent and Lent; White for Christmas and Easter; Red for Pentecost; Green for Epiphany and “common time”.
Join us and watch as the new paraments change with the church seasons!