So Much Bingo! So Much Bash!
Family, Children and Student Ministries hosted a Bingo Bash
50 members of our FPC family gathered in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy lots of bingo fun and food! Everyone went home with great prizes and their own pizza! From infants to senior citizens & all ages in between, all enjoyed playing games and fellowship. Thanks to all who came out for our Family Bingo Bash!
Thanks to our volunteers!
Special thanks to ALL our volunteers! FPC staff wouldn’t be successful in ministry without you! A shout-out today to Gary and Lorrie Knott who are faithful in assisting in the church office with the production of our weekend bulletins, all-church mailings, and putting together binders for new session members. Plus, they always provide an extra dose of fun when they come to the office through the antics of their friendly pup, Bailey. Thank you, Knotts! We appreciate you.
Tomorrow! Help put away Advent decorations
Video Devotional: Praying for All the Lord’s People
Reverend Jeff Quinto, Director of The Bethel Series and FPC member, shares a devotion based on Ephesians 6:18 that discusses praying for others. Rev, Quinto asks that you join him in earnestly praying for others this year.
Large print issues of Our Daily Bread
The large print versions of Our Daily Bread are now available for pickup both outside in the tote by the front door, and also inside by the front door and south door in the education wing. Get yours today!
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS | January 16, 2022
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In an effort to streamline the process for submitting requests for event announcements in the Connector or spoken during the worship service, Communications has developed this easy-to-use online form to share all of your important information.
Click the link below to check out the form and if you have any feedback or questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Executive Presbyter Chaz Ruark visits FPC
January 30, 2022
Chaz will be coming to visit FPC and preach at both services. In between services, he will be available to explain the upcoming pastoral succession process and to answer any questions.
FPC’s Confirmation Journey is getting ready to begin and is open to all current high school students. The class will be meeting on Sundays beginning February 6 through Confirmation Sunday on April 24. Please reach out to Ezrah Schmeelk, our Director of Student Ministry if you are interested or have any questions.
Children’s First Publicly Recognized Communion
Sunday, Feb. 6
For families who wish to publicly recognize this important moment in their child’s faith journey, we invite them to come forward to receive communion during our worship services on February 6. To get ready for this day, Contact Christa Schmeelk or call the church office for more information.
Anxious Parents, Anxious Kids
In-Person and Virtual Book Groups
Lynn Lyons shows us 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children. Join us as we read this book together in 2 parts. If you have already read this book, we invite you to read it again with us!
In-Person Group: Wednesdays: February 9/March 9 at 7pm
Virtual Group: Thursdays: February 10/March 10 7-8pm on Zoom
FPC is looking for someone to help in the nursery. We have one person ready to help, but we need two people to run the nursery. If interested, please contact Elder Melissa Schall via email or call the church office.
Stephen Ministry at FPC: Providing God’s Care to Hurting People
What is this ministry about?
Extensively trained and supervised Stephen Minister Caregivers provide high-quality, one-on-one confidential Christian care to anyone in need. They provide weekly visits and ongoing support as long as the care receiver needs. Should the care receiver have needs that are beyond the scope of a Stephen Minister Caregiver, they are referred to professional caregivers.
What kind of care is offered from a Stephen Minister?
- CRISIS CARE – For people experiencing change(s) that significantly challenge their ability to cope.
- FOLLOW-UP CARE – After the crisis event.
- CHRONIC CARE – For a person whose situation is unlikely to change.
- PREVENTIVE CARE – Providing care before a crisis occurs.
- SUPPORTIVE CARE – Care for the caregiver.
How can I find out more about this ministry?
Call the church office at 608-949-9445, or reach out to a pastor or deacon. Stephen Minister Caregivers don’t replace the care of pastors and deacons. They carry it a step further.
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