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Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School…Come Ashore!
Arrrrrr…you ready to get shipwrecked this summer? No worries, we’ll be rescued by Jesus! Plunge into the fun with island grub, games, Bible adventures, beachy crafts, silly skits, tropical tunes and more! VBS is Sunday, June 24-Thursday, June 28, 5:00-8:00pm. First night check-in begins at 4:30pm. Castaways (aka children) entering 4K through 5th grade in the fall are encouraged to participate. Dinner is included every night. Registration is $25 for the first child and $15 for each sibling. (No charge for sand, water, palm trees and stars!) Fee assistance is available. Walk-in registrations are welcome at 4:30pm on Sunday, June 24.
Some volunteer shifts are still open. Please stop by the VBS table in the lobby after church on Sunday to see if you can assist. Volunteers ages 6th grade (in the fall) and older are encouraged to sign up.
Contact Lori Phelps, Ship Captain, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Grace Odegaard, First Mate, at email@example.com with any questions. THANK YOU!
Porchlight: A Helping Hand, Not A Handout
Looking for a way to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others in a short amount of time? Looking for a way to invite a friend or neighbor to church? Consider participating in FPC’s Feed The Homeless program. Help prepare the meal at FPC, deliver and serve the meal at Porchlight, bake something delicious for dessert, or do all three! Sign up using the binder in the narthex after chuch on Sunday, leave a note in the Friendship Pad, or contact Kyle Halweg at 608-438-1180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will not regret it!
Teen Girls Bible Study
A Teen Girls Bible Study is meeting in the Gathering Room at FPC on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm this summer. This group is open to all middle school and high school girls. The study is video driven with a discussion sheet to go with each session. There is no homework. It’s just a time for sharing and fellowshipping with each other and maybe doing some fun activities along the way! With VBS in the building on June 27, the study will meet at Abby Stellmacher’s house (1086 Badger Lane, Waunakee) at 8 p.m. after VBS. Join us for bible study, fellowship and a firepit. For more information, email email@example.com.
Church Office Closed for 4th of July
The FPC office will be closed Wednesday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday. We will be open the rest of the week as usual.
Interested in Using Your Musical Gifts?
Do you enjoy contemporary Christian music? Do you sing or play a musical instrument or have experience operating a sound/video console? Are you interested in using your musical gifts to serve the congregation? You are invited to explore being a part of the Worship Team at our second worship service. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Nancy Groeneveld, Director of Music and Worship Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Ross, Contemporary Band Leader, at email@example.com or talk with us right after the second service. We’d love to connect with you!
Summer Kingdom Kids
Kingdom Kids will be on the main floor, Room 202 (next to the Nursery), for the summer. Kingdom Kids is a worship experience just for kids (3 years old through kindergarten) available during both services. We praise God with music, prayer, Bible stories, and interactive activities. Children go to service with their families, then are dismissed to Kingdom Kids immediately following the Children’s Moment (teachers will accompany them). Parents are always welcome to come along and stay for part or all of Kingdom Kids. Nametags are in the pews and are required for kids. After church, pick up your children in the Kingdom Kids room 202 (next to the Nursery). Hope to see you in summer Kingdom Kids!
Shelter from the Storm Ministries
Shelter from the Storm Ministries is a home. A home in Sun Prairie where you will find homeless mothers and their children working and going to school. These families are supported by case managers who give them the direction to return back into the community to live independently.
SFTSM needs your help. Please go to their website at www.sftsm.org to learn about their history, giving opportunities and ways that you can volunteer. Spend two hours at the front desk or help with activities with the children while their mothers are in evening meetings. Please contact them through their website or email church member Sue Truitt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer 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. Summer playdates are scheduled for Thursday, July 12 and Thursday, August 9, from 10:00 to 11:00am both days.
Wondering which Deacon is responsible for a specific ministry, what the procedure is to use church facilities, or how to set up an electronic account to automate your regular offering? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the 2018 FPC Handbook. Copies are available on the counter in the lobby/narthex. Pick one up today!
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