Confirmation Sunday – Take Two!
Last Sunday, in an effort to protect the health and well-being of our congregation, FPC Elders made the tough decision to postpone Confirmation Sunday. Many key FPC staff members had tested positive for COVID earlier in the week and were isolated at home. We look forward to celebrating these students this weekend!
Missed the Easter service? You can watch the recording here.
Bible Study Babes Donate Blankets
This Bible study group has been meeting for over 10 years–even meeting over Zoom during the pandemic. In addition to enjoying Bible study, fellowship, and laughter, the ladies complete a service project every year. Recently, they made 10 cozy blankets and donated half to Shelter from the Storm Ministries and the rest to Open Doors. The blankets were made with love by Theresa Grams, Liz Weller, Cheryl Olsen, Kathy Kuehn, Lolly Lawrence, Teresa Ripp, Carla Myers, and Pam Knutson.
6th Grade Bible Presentations!
Parents of 6th graders! If you would like your student to receive a Bible this year, please email your child’s name to Christa Schmeelk. The Bibles will be presented on Sunday, May 15. Children’s Ministry Sunday. If you aren’t able to attend Children’s Ministry Sunday, let Christa know and she will set up a time for delivery.
Cereal, Deodorant, and Toilet Paper are needed!
Children and Student Ministries invite you to participate in our May collection drive for the Waunakee Food Pantry. Drop off your donation of toilet paper, deodorant, and cereal at the church. We are also collecting donations outside Waunakee Piggly Wiggly on Saturday, May 21, from 10 am – 2 pm. We need volunteers to sign up for a one-hour time slot. Email Christa Shmeelk if you are available to help at the collection table that Saturday.
Mother’s Day Breakfast
Sunday, May 8 | Between Services
Join us in between services in Fellowship Hall to honor all Mothers with a breakfast. Are you a non-mother who would like to help make this breakfast a success? Please sign up here:
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS | May 1, 2022
Connect with the Connector!
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!
Don’t miss FPC’s Night out at the Duck Pond Friday, June 17, organized by the Fellowship Committee! Claim your free game ticket and hat by clicking here or on the image above. Gates open at 5:35 pm and the first pitch is at 6:35 pm. It will be a great way to celebrate Father’s day weekend. Be sure to claim your free ticket by the deadline of Friday, May 17th! Questions? Please reach out to Fellowship Elder Lynda Ferris-Olson. Hope to see you there!
VBS 2022: Monumental
June 12-14 | 5:30-7:30pm
Save the Date for VBS this Summer! It will be a Monumental good time! June 12, 13, 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Come explore southwest canyons of rock-solid faith and discover that our God is monumental.
Save the Date! Retirement BBQ and Potluck
Sunday, June 26 | 12:00-3:00 pm
Food will be served from Noon – 2 pm
Celebrate Pastor Kirk’s career and time as FPC’s pastor!
Members and friends of FPC, you–and your appetite–are invited to a BBQ and potluck celebration of Pastor Kirk! Come join the festivities, enjoy good company, and help us eat an abundance of smoked BBQ and a variety of salads, side dishes, and desserts. RSVP to let us know you’re coming and how many people will come with you. Your RSVP helps plan the right amount of food! Look for another invitation early this May for a chance to sign up to bring food and/or donate to help cover the cost of the meat we will BBQ.
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 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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