FPC: Behind the Music
As you daily recreate me,
Help me always keep in mind
That I only have to do what I can find.
And all I ever have to be…is what you’ve made me.
All I Ever Have to Be, sung by Shannon Seip earlier this month, is a great reminder reminder that, even though we don’t know why we are going through what we are going through, even though we are hurting and confused, all God wants us to be concerned about is being who we are and who He made us to be. It’s not our job to figure out all of God’s plans. All we have to do is what we can find. The end result is in God’s hands. Our focus is to live the life that makes us into who we already are before God.
Thoughts on Songs from my Childhood by Joel Edmund Anderson
Join us for this message on August 23 online or at our OUTSIDE WORSHIP SERVICE at 9am THIS SUNDAY!
Reopening the Church
Weekly Update from Your Site Reopening Action Team
The Site Reopening Action Team (SRAT) is continuing our work on how to reopen FPC as safely as possible. We recently presented the plan for reopening worship services to Session, which they approved unanimously. We are now working through all the other ministry areas that make use of the building and grounds at FPC to determine how to reopen that usage as safely as possible. Our intention is to have this plan completed for presentation to Session at their September meeting.
This plan will not address when to reopen for these ministry areas. This is the same process as was used with worship service; SRAT presented a plan for how to reopen worship as safely as possible (which was approved unanimously), and then in a totally separate discussion/decision, Session determined when to restart worship at FPC.
So while our work is drawing near to completion, Session will still have tough decisions to make regarding when it is safe to use the buildings and grounds of FPC – please keep them in your prayers as they make these decisions for us all.
Site Reopening Action Team
RJ Binau, Elder of Buildings & Grounds
Steve Cable, Chair
Nancy Groeneveld, Director of Music & Worship Arts
Kirk Morledge, Senior Pastor
Liz Weller, Elder of Worship & Music
Watching the Children’s Moment at Grandma’s House
From FPC member Ellen Steinhauer:
I had the privilege of caring for Molly, my two year old granddaughter last weekend and we did church together! She loved the music, asking to play the songs “again”. This busy, active two year old cannot sit still in church, but video church at breakfast was really fun! Thought you would enjoy this, and others who work hard to bring us the service, too!
NEED Catch up on the Children’s Moment
Did you miss last week’s Children’s Moment in the service? Or maybe you’d like to watch it again? We will now be making each week’s Children’s moment available in it’s own separate video in the Connector. Enjoy!
For Your Calendar:
Join Christa Schmeelk, Director of Family Ministry in a group to discuss the book, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. There are 2 ways to be involved:
- Group 1: Read the first half of the book and meet in September to discuss. Then, read the second half and meet in October to discuss.
- Group 2: Read book in entirety. Meet multiple times the fall to watch additional videos by the author and discuss topics from the book.
Groups are currently being scheduled. It’s not too late to get involved!
State and county requirements will determine if there will be any in-person option. Want more information or have additional questions? Email Christa below:
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone—raising the level of fear, stress, and anxiety for people all over the world and underscoring the importance of caring ministry. As a Stephen Ministry congregation, we equip and empower lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care. Our commitment to this ministry is extrememly important during these uncertain times.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this ministry, contact the church office.
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