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FPC MINISTRIES

Lenten Dinners // Nourish your body, soul, and family with prepared dinners and words of inspiration in anticipation of Easter. Click the link below for details and to reserve your spot. Invite your friends! For more details and to sign up, click here.

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

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 srobin1055@tds.net.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

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.

SOCIAL GROUPS & GATHERINGS

New Horizons
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. 

Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30am // Lunchables at Lone Girl Brewing Company, 114 East Main Street in Waunakee
Wednesday, April 24 at 11:30am // Todd Schmidt, the Waunakee Villagge Administrator, will discuss Waunakee activities and plans (Rescheduled from January meeting that was cancelled due to the weather). Potluck will follow in FPC's Fellowship Hall. 

The Light Team
The Light Team's winter session has begun. Light Team meets in the Gathering Place on Mondays at 1:00pm. Their current study is "When God's Spirit Moves" by Jim Cymbala. 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.

The Seven Churches of Revelation Bible Study
This Wednesday night Bible study features DVD study by Dr. David Jeremiah based on the book of Revelation, and engaging in a short discussion. We will meet in the Session room starting at 7:00pm. There is no daily homework or workbook. If you are interested, call Carolyn Harris at (608) 206-3888, or email at pondgirl7989@aol.com.

FPC Book Club

The FPC Book Club meetings have been scheduled through May.
 
Due to spring travel, we are meeting 
on March 24, the book is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. 

There will be no meeting in April due to the Easter holiday.
The May meeting is 
on May 19, the book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. 

All meetings are after the second service at M-N-M’s, any questions call Audrey Manning at (608) 203-6342.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

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: jim@oakwoodforestry.com, (608) 393-7880
  • Brenda Bunbury-Carlson: bbunburyhomes@gmail.com, (608) 444-2113
  • Christa Schmeelk, mrs.schmeelk@gmail.com, (608) 208-3265

Please note:  Applications are available on the Stephen Ministry bulletin board in the lobby. Completed applications should be turned into the church office.

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.

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) 949-9445. http://www.myfpc.org/stephen-ministry

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