We are always looking for ways to bring people together through Fellowship at FPC. There are numerous opportunities for you to connect with others in our church family:
FPC Quilters will meet next on February 15 (the third Thursday of the month) at 1:00pm in FPC’s Gathering Place. Our meetings are casual and informal; sometimes there is a bit of a program and sometimes not (ideas for programs are welcome!). We welcome new and experienced quilters. Bring your quilting questions, problems, ideas, and a show-n-tell if you like. Also, mark your calendars for a Tote Bag Workshop on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Dianne Larson will lead us in making a nice, roomy tote bag. In preparation, you will need to purchase the pattern that will be used (copying it would violate copyright law). The pattern is out of print but available online. The title is "Quilters on the Go" by Nancy L. Martin. The tote bag pattern we'll be using is on page 28. Dianne will put out a supply list later for fabric and other needed supplies. Questions? Please contact church member Anne Frihart.
New Horizons is a gathering of FPC members and friends over 55. (Guests of any age are always welcome.) Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 28 at 11:30am. Diane Robinson will share her wonderful singing talent with us, and a potluck will follow in the FPC Fellowship Hall.
We also have two card clubs going—if you are a pinochle or sheepshead player, these offer great ways for you to extend your fellowship opportunities. Contact Dave Healy for more information: email@example.com. The Pinochle Card Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Fellowship Hall (just prior to the New Horizons program). Their next gathering will be Wednesday, February 28 from 9:00–11:00a.m If you would like any additional information about this group, please contact Dave Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sunday morning Coffee Hours make it easy to meet people and catch up with friends, as well as serve the congregation. The Fellowship team could use your help supporting our weekly coffee hours by organizing food and supplies, and cleaning up after the second service coffee hour. Cleaning up takes approximately 30–45 minutes and leaves the Gathering Space bright for the coming week. Whether you’d like to help out once a month, or once a quarter—your time will be appreciated! If you think this is a way you would like to get more involved at FPC, please contact Kate Dietry.
Finally, for all the bookworms out there, FPC Book Club typically meets on the first Sunday of the month right after the second service about 12noon at MnMs Cafe in Waunakee. FPC’s next book club gathering will take place on Sunday, March 4 when we will discuss Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fisherman. Future dates and books include:
April 8: Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan (please note this is the second Sunday of the month, due to Easter being on April 1)
May 6: Norwegian by Night, but Derek Miller
June 3: Breakfast with Buddha, by Roland Merullor. Join us at any time!
Christian Seder Dinner - Such an informative and successful event will happen again this spring . Dozens of people attended and learned all about Passover and how it relates to our walk as Christians.
Spring 2018 Women's Retreat—Save the Date
On Saturday, April 21, we will have a one-day retreat at the lovely and peaceful Baker Barn in Sauk City. Our theme is "Changing Seasons in a Woman's Life," and our retreat leader will be Melanie Hammond Clark, a wonderful speaker and recently retired pastor from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Racine. The day promises to be full of fellowship, learning, prayer, and worship. More details regarding the program will be available soon, and registration will be required. In the meantime, please set aside the day and plan to share in this meaningful program with women from our church.
Do you have a special talent or interest you would like to share with members of the congregation? The Fellowship team is always looking for new ways to bring people together, and we’d love to help you facilitate an event. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for an outing, special interest class, or other event. I’d love to hear from you!Have an idea for a way to have fun with others as part of the FPC community? Contact Kate, our Fellowship Elder, through the church office!
Fellowship events bring our FPC faith family together. From Sunday morning coffee to special activities throughout the year, we strive to connect families, children, youth, and retirees to foster long-lasting Christian relationships. We offer curling, Mothers Day Brunch, concerts, lunches & dinner outtings, card groups, and all types of activities!