Join us today at 5:00 pm and tomorrow at 8:00 am in Fellowship Hall for our Gently Used Sale. Our tables hold lots of treasures!
Instead of Cinco de Mayo, we celebrated “Uno de Mayo” after worship service on May 1!
Special thanks to Bob and Lorinda Sultzer for planning the event and preparing all the delicious Mexican food. Traditional favorites including enchiladas, tacos, rice, beans, quacamole, and queso were served buffet style. Kids from the Sunday School class helped with set-up and decorations. Middle and High School Youth also helped with set up and cooking, then stayed to assist with serving the food.
A free-will donation was collected during the meal, with the money going to youth programs within our church.
We’d like to add joyful anthems to upcoming Palm Sunday (March 20) and Easter (March 27) services. Singers of all ages are invited to rehearse:
March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
March 13 after church
March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Music will be fairly easy, so please come even if you can make only one or two of the three rehearsals.
The Souper Bowl of Caring on February 7 was a success! The Middle-School Sunday School Class challenged the congregation to join them in participating in the national food donation drive, held annually to coincide with the Super Bowl Football Game Day. The youth set a goal of filling their grocery cart THREE times over with non-perishable food items. The congregation answered the challenge and the cart was OVERFLOWING! In addition, the kids collected $120+ donations in cash in their soup pot collection. All items and money collected for this program will be used to fill our local food banks. Thanks to everyone that participated, and especially to the Middle School Class for leading the project!
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national event led by youth, working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities. It is scheduled each year at the time of the Super Bowl football game.
The Middle School Sunday School Class is leading this year’s collection at FPC. They performed a skit last Sunday prior to worship, to encourage the congregation to participate. The class has challenged the congregation to fill the church’s shopping cart with food, THREE times by February 7. They even used their class time last Sunday to get the collection started.
Along with non-perishable food items, cash donations will also be accepted. Look for the soup pots on February 7th to make your monetary donation.
Food and cash donations will be given to our local food banks to help fight hunger here at home.
For information about the national organization, visit:
February’s Book Club selection is One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity by Debbie Macomber.
You are about to discover, through true stories, what happens when we commit intentional acts of generosity. You will stand amazed at what God accomplishes when we make ourselves available through simple acts of generosity. Debbie Macomber invites us to live with open hands, offering who we are and what we have to others. When we do so with an eager sense of expectancy, lives – including our own – are changed in ways we never envisioned. All it takes is one simple act.
Ready to participate? Read the book at your own pace. Books are in the church library and available for check out.
Join us for the book discussion on Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 pm at the church. Everyone is welcome. Invite a friend.