Opportunities to Serve
Donate to Waunakee Food Pantry
Several Waunakee churches are participating in food drives to support the Waunakee Food Pantry. Let’s join the effort! FPC-ers can purchase items off this most-needed list and leave the donations in the box outside the Food Pantry at 806 S Division Street or in the collection box near the checkouts inside Piggly Wiggly. Any questions? Email Linda Bennin.
Top Ten Items Needed
- Rice or pasta side dishes
- Instant rice: white or brown
- Sugar or flour
- Vegetable oil
- Jell-O or pudding mix
- Cleaning supplies: dish soap, spray cleaners, laundry detergent
- Paper towels – Multi packs are great! They can be broken down for distribution.
- Facial tissues
- Feminine hygiene products
- Individual snack packs: fruit snacks, goldfish crackers, granola bars, etc.
Volunteer Ideas from Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
Due to the health and safety restrictions, the family volunteer program at the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection remains on hold. However, with the weather getting warmer, families may be looking for things to do together to help others in the community. Here are some ideas you can do at home:
- Make birthday bags to give to those who might not otherwise be able to afford some treats for their birthday. Each bag can be decorated by the kids and then filled with a box of cake mix, a tub of frosting, candles, and a few balloons. WNC distributes about 40 of these each month, so the need for them is ongoing. This is a great project for youth groups or families.
- Doing some spring cleaning? Kids can pack up toys and clothes to donate to Neighborhood Connection, or decide on a local charity that could really use the contents of their piggy banks.
- Take a family walk in your neighborhood and pick up trash along the way.
Video Devotional: Reason and Wisdom
Reverend Jeff Quinto, Executive Director of “The Bethel Series” and member of FPC shares his video devotion, “Reason and Wisdom,” which is based on 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 and James 3:17 and inspired by a friend having trouble understanding the Bible.
Graceland Student Newsletter
Catch up on all the student ministries offerings in this week’s newsletter:
- Sign up to attend Wednesday in-person High School and Middle School youth group (Or click the image above!)
- More on the character of God: Slow to anger
- Answer questions and get candy
- Music video by Crowder
- There IS such thing as a free lunch!
- Spend some time with Ezrah
Three Ways to Worship
Pick the way that works for you!
Indoor Worship: All attendees should SAY YES TO…
- Signing up in advance to attend worship
- Wearing a face mask as you enter and throughout your time at FPC (If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, we invite you to enjoy our online service from home.)
- Picking up your name tag at the check-in table in the narthex
- Worshipping together in our Sanctuary
- Choosing your own “Place in the Pews” while maintaining a minimum of 6 ft social distancing from people outside of your household. Pews will be marked off to guide you.
- Using hand sanitizer in the pews
- Refraining from singing
- Following an usher to exit worship as we empty the sanctuary from the back to the front
- Chatting with fellow worshippers outside before and after the service
Attendance has been increased to 60 people in the sanctuary PLUS an additional 20 people in the narthex/lobby where you can watch the live service via video stream. Sign up by using the electronic sign-up. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Church Office at (608) 949-9445 during regular business hours.
Parking Lot Worship: Listen LIVE to the indoor service on your car radio
Sit in your car, tune your car radio to 93.5FM and enjoy the audio version of the service beginning at 10:00AM. This is a great opportunity for “FPCers” who may not feel comfortable worshipping inside the Sanctuary but would like to “attend” on Sunday morning. Feel free to drive up to the portico entrance, ask a greeter for a bulletin, find a parking spot, and listen to the service.
Online Worship: Watch from the comfort of your home
Our meaningful and joyous virtual service continues as you may watch from the comfort of your own home anytime on Sunday from myfpc.org.
More upcoming events:
Craft-ernoon and Games with Children’s Ministry
March 14 | 1-1:45pm
Children between 4k and 6th grade are invited to join us for some in-person fun! Drop-off and pick-up will be in the back parking lot circle by the education doors. Masks and social distancing will be in effect so please come in a mask.
Email Patricia to sign up!
Next Blood Drive
Friday, March 19 | 12-5pm
We are hosting the WEB Community Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall.
Hey FPC Family, are you looking for in-person opportunities?
Would you be interested in an in-person art night or craft-ernoon? What about an in-person small group Bible Study? Or maybe meeting up for fun outdoor activities?
Family S’mores Night at the Fire Pit
March 28 | 6-7pm
On Sunday, March 28 at 6pm FPC families are invited to enjoy some socially distanced s’mores- BYOS (Bring your own stick – for roasting!) Come dressed in warm clothes and a mask and leave with an encouraging mystery item to help you make it through the last 2 months of the school year! Email Christa Schmeelk so we know how many folks to plan for.
Family Opportunities during Holy Week
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
Online Devotions for All Ages
Stay tuned to upcoming Connectors for more information and Zoom links for devotionals led by Christa Schmeelk, Director of Family MInistry
New this year for kids…the Easter Trail
For the first time at FPC, Children’s Ministry is offering the Easter Trail! You can experience the Easter story–from Palm Sunday to Jesus’ resurrection–in a whole new way. On Saturday, April 3rd between 11 and 12 your family will drive the Easter Trail and stop at multiple stations around the FPC parking lot for treats and the Easter story!
We are planning for around 75 kids to come through the trail. Want to help? Click here to purchase items from our Amazon wish list that we will use at this event. If you are interested in volunteering at one of the Easter story stations, use the sign up button below. We are looking forward to making this a great event for the kids, families, and volunteers!
Our Daily Bread is Available
The new issues of Our Daily Bread have been delivered. They are in a plastic tote at the front of the church under the portico on the right side as you face the church. The large print version is now also available!. Stop to pick up one for your house anytime!
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 extremely important during these uncertain times.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this ministry, contact the church office.
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