Virtual Women’s Bible Study
Starting Thursday October 22 and running every other week, Christa Schmeelk, Director of Family Ministry, is hosting a new Bible study for women. Would you like to be a part of it? Email Christa for more information in the button below.
This Weekend’s Message
Often the things that look like they are upsetting our lives and throwing us off course are the very things God is using to get our attention for something new that He wants for us. Join us online or at the Sunday outdoor worship at 10:45 for this message based on Exodus 3:1-5.
Annual Fall Meeting – Sunday, October 25
FPC’s annual fall meeting to elect elders, deacons, and congregational nominating committee will be held during the October 25 outdoor service. If weather prevents our meeting outside on the 25th, we will have the meeting at the next outdoor service.
Student Ministries Newsletter
There’s lots going on at Graceland! Seventh and Eighth graders are meeting in a socially distanced say on Wednesdays at FPC and High School students are meeting for Tuesday night bonfires at the house of Ezrah Schmeelk, Director of Student Ministry house.
Read about these events plus how to participate in the Trunk or Treat event in the October Student Ministries Newsletter.
Enjoying Book Club!
According to Christa Schmeelk, good things are happening in the book clubs that are reading and discussing I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. Christa continues to describe the group members as humble learners that are hungry to see God’s justice in the world and she is uplifted by the conversations that take place in the meetings.
Video Devotional: To Everything There Is a Season
Bethel Series Executive Director and FPC member, Rev. Jeff Quinto presents this devotion, “To Everything There Is a Season,” based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and 2 Timothy 1:7.
Deadline for Deacon Care Packages
If you’d like your student or member of the military to receive a care package you must provide a mailing address NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 18. Use the email link below or call the church office at 608-949-9445. Packages will be mailed in late October.
Looking for some extra human connection? Or would you like some time to chat and pray with an FPC staff member? Here are some opportunities for you:
Family Connection Groups: In-person and virtual
Family Connection groups are now happening. We meet for 10 minutes via Zoom, share highs and lows from the week, and end with a quick prayer. What a great church family connection! Email Christa if you are interested in a virtual or outside/in person family connection group.
Backyard visits with Christa
Christa will bring a mask and her own chair to chit chat or pray with you at your. She would LOVE to hang out with you–for any reason. Request a visit today through the email link below.
Email Christa in the link below if you’re interested in scheduling either one of these connection opportunities!
FPC’s First Outdoor Communion
Last Sunday, we celebrated our first on-site communion since quarantine began last March. FPC families received prepackaged elements as they joined Christians worldwide at the Lord’s table on World Communion Sunday.
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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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