Celebrating Memorial Day
Sunday will be our Memorial Day worship service. We will highlight 2 members of the FPC congregation that have served or are currently serving in the military. Dennis Bear, E-5 Petty Officer Second Class (USN) will be participate in the memorial wreath laying and Hudson Tomblin, Airman Basic (Air National Guard) will be providing the scripture reading. Read a little about these men in the bios below.
Keeping The Tank Full in “Distant” Times
The FUEL Report Update: Alan Roberts, Finance Elder
|General Funds On Hand:||$68,224|
|General Fund Contributions as of April 2020||$79,286 (124% to Budget)|
|General Fund Contributions YTD April 2020||$262,313 (103% to Budget)|
Praise God for the faithful stewardship of The FPC Flock. Via electrons, the post office and drop boxes you have responded to the greatest church financial challenge in decades. As noted above, our General Fund Balance is in good shape at the end of April for three reasons:
- April monthly givings goes beyond all expectations
- Economy in operation while the church operates virtually
We are experiencing savings in supplies, utilities and more discretionary spending.
- A Successfully obtained a Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loan
Another assist from you, the American Taxpayer. Thanks to Sue Gade for securing this loan (ultimately a grant if used properly) to support People Doing Ministry costs during April and May..
Of the three drivers above, only reason 2 is guaranteed to continue past May 31. We are not planning on PPP Part 2. Therefore it falls on all of us to continue the faithful giving through the summer to ensure we are ready to rocket back our program and in-person witness to Christ later in the year.
So crack open a soda pop (Tab anyone?) to celebrate some good news! Keep up the good work and joy of giving!
– Alan Roberts (Count De Money)
UPDATE! Drive-through Food Drive for the Waunakee Food Pantry
Last Sunday, even in dreary, cool, and rainy weather, 74 cars showed up with donations for the food pantry! Thank you to all who participated in doing the work necessary to bring food to those in need. We took in 2,373 lbs of food, $40. in cash, $200. in Piggly Wiggly gift cards, and $400. in checks! We have a crew at the food pantry tomorrow that will sort and box – hopefully, outside! All of the food was delivered to a covered trailer in the Waunakee Food Pantry parking lot. On Monday a crew sorted and put away all the food. Most of the donations were high-demand items and very little will be wasted or expired.
Be sure to watch the worship service this weekend for video footage and additional pictures of this successful food drive!
Thank you so much for supporting the Waunakee Food Pantry. Visit www.waunakeefoodpantry.org for the updated needs lists and information on other ways to help.
Celebrating the quarantined graduates!
Come along as Christa and Ezrah drive to lead a parade of honking, excited vehicles to each FPC graduate’s house. They dropped off a gift bag and stuck “congratulations!” yard signs at each house. These graduates are loved!
We miss your face!
We’ve received several photos and requests for FOOF wall picture usage. Thanks, family! Please keep these photos coming!
Take a “headshot” of each of your family members and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please try to take pictures from the shoulders up. (That photo of you standing in front of a camel on your last vacation might be a beauty, but it would be hard for us to actually see your face!) If you prefer to use your FPC directory photo, please use the same e-mail to let us know.
Janna Leslie, our Communications Specialist, will print it out the pictures and our Fellowship team will start placing them in the pews. Questions? Please contact Kate Dietry, Fellowship Elder.
The music of Norway performed at FPC
Nancy Groeneveld, FPC’s Director of Music and Worship introduces the Norwegian song, Hoppvals, that was performed in the worship service on May 17.
Video Devotional: “This Is the Way, Walk in It”
Bethel Series Executive Director and FPC member, Rev. Jeff Quinto, talks about how in this difficult time we can listen for God to tell us, “This Is the Way, Walk in It.
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