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FPC Student Ministries: Winter Retreat
Music at FPC
The FPC Choir sings twice a month at our 8:45am Traditional Service and we would love to have you join us.
If you are interested in learning more about FPC’s second-service Worship Team, we would love to have the opportunity to connect with you! We are looking for instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as people who can serve at the sound/video console.
For more information or to sign up for the choir or the second-service worship team, email Director of Music and Worship Arts Nancy Groeneveld at email@example.com
Joyful Noise Instrumental Ensemble’s rehearsals have begun. Sam Robinson is still looking for instrumentalists of all skill levels and would love to hear from you if have any questions about being a part of the group. You can reach him by phone at (608) 849-8220 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
This Sunday morning adult Bible study will begin after the 8:45 service, and will be meeting downstairs in room 102, off of the Fellowship Hall.
Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School is back for the school year and will follow the same lesson plan as the Children's Ministry Sunday School. Adult Sunday School will take place in room 304 at FPC from 9:50-10:30.
GROUPS & BIBLE STUDIES
New Horizons is a gathering of people over age 55 who meet for fellowship and food on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year. Guests of any age are welcome to attend.
Our next meetings:
Wednesday, January 23 at 11:30am // Todd Schmidt, the Waunakee Village Administrator, will discuss Waunakee activities and plans. Potluck will follow in FPC's Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, Feburary 13 at 11:30am // Lunchables at Spring Garden (225 South Century Ave., Waunakee)
Wednesday, Feburary 27 at 11:30am // Diane Robinson will share her wonderful singing talent with us. A potluck will follow in FPC's Fellowship Hall.
The Light Team
The Light Team will be starting their winter session on January 7 in the Gathering Place at 1:00pm. We will start off the New Year with Max Lucado and Traveling Light - The Burden of Envy. All women are invited to join and develop lasting friendships with an emphasis on learning more about God's plan for us. For more information, contact Lynda Bennin.
To Know God Bible Study
(Formerly the Beth Moore Bible Study) meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm in the Session room. We will be watching a DVD study by Dr. David Jeremiah based on the book of Ecclesiastes, and engaging in a short discussion. There is no daily homework or workbook. If you are interested, call Carolyn Harris at (608) 206-3888 or email at email@example.com.
FPC’s Stephen Ministry Training New Caregivers
FPC’s Stephen Ministry is seeking men and women from our congregation willing to be trained as Stephen Minister Caregivers.
What does it take? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
What kind of care is involved? Stephen Minister Caregivers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide confidential, one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. The Stephen Minister Caregiver is not a fixer, but a compassionate, excellent listener and spiritual encourager.
What is the commitment? Stephen Minister Caregivers commit to being available for 2 years. Typically they meet weekly with their care receiver for about an hour. They engage in twice-monthly supervision meetings to ensure that they are providing the best-quality Christian care. Initially, 50 hours of training is required covering topics such as listening, Christian assertiveness, maintaining boundaries, confidentiality, grief, suicide, depression and much more! Training materials cost each participant $50.
I am interested! What’s the next step? If you sense that God might be calling you to serve as a Stephen Minister Caregiver the first step is to find out more about getting involved. Please talk to a Stephen Leader or a pastor for more information. FPC Stephen Leaders include:
- Jim Carlson: firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 393-7880
- Brenda Bunbury-Carlson: email@example.com, (608) 444-2113
- Christa Schmeelk, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 208-3265
- Doneta Chorney, email@example.com, (608) 345-1196
Please note: Applications are available on the Stephen Ministry bulletin board in the lobby. Completed applications should be turned into the church office.
Anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ can take Communion any time at FPC, including children. Communion reminds us of Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us. FPC families have expressed a desire to publicly recognize this important and significant moment in their child’s faith journey. Each year we invite children whose families have decided they are ready for Communion to come forward to receive the sacrament and a special blessing in a public recognition during worship service. This year we will have this special recognition on Sunday, February 3. This may be your child’s first Communion, but even children who have taken Communion for a while and wish to be publicly recognized are invited to join us. Please RSVP to Lori Phelps if you are interested.
Playdates for Parents of Little Ones (POLO)
Caregivers of babies and toddlers, how about a casual play hour? Bring your little ones to play and yourself to connect with other parents (or grandparents). Meet in the FPC Nursery located on the first floor Education Wing. Playdates have concluded for 2018. We'll see you in 2019 at our next POLO Playdates!
Thursday, January 3
Thursday, February 7
Thursday, March 7
Struggling with grief, illness, chronic pain, or a distressing change you just can't get over? FPC Stephen Ministry can help! To access a Stephen Minister Caregiver for yourself or someone you know, contact a Pastor, a Deacon, anyone in the FPC Stephen Ministry program or call the church office at (608)849-4625. http://www.myfpc.org/stephen-ministry