Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 30 | 2 – 3 pm
Trunk or Treat is back for year number two and we’re excited to host another fun event for families! Check out the pictures below from last year’s event. From the candy givers to the candy receivers, a great time was had by all. Don’t suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) this year! You’ll want to show off your creatively decorated car and pass out treats to a line of costumed cuties. Use the link to sign up. We can’t wait to see all the creative costumed vehicles this year!
If you’re not able to participate in person on the 30th, check out our Amazon wish list of items. You could make a purchase and have the items shipped directly to FPC. Or, when you’re out shopping to fill up your own trick or treat coffers, pick up an extra bag of candy for Trunk or Treat. Your donations can be dropped off in the church office Monday through Thursday 10 am-4 pm.
For those that are looking to walk the Trunk or Treat trail, visit the costumed, cars and collect the treats, you are welcome to arrive any time between 2-3 pm on October 30. Look for signs where to park and where the trail begins!
FPC 2022 Stewardship Campaign: Bring your pledge THIS Sunday!
In 1 Peter 4:10, Peter writes that “each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” This is a reminder that we have all received gifts, but that none of us have received all of the gifts. It is important that we work together to carry out the work of Christ. That is why the theme of this year’s stewardship campaign is Together Called.
This Sunday, October 17, is Pledge Sunday. I would like to invite you to join us at either the 8:45 or 10:45 service on Sunday to bring forward your completed pledge card and share your plans for financially supporting FPC in 2022. I hope to see you there!
Brett Cable, FPC Stewardship Elder
Video Devotional: Living in Harmony with One Another
Reverend Jeff Quinto, Director of The Bethel Series and FPC member, shares that In Romans 12:16-21, the Apostle Paul tells us how to live as Christians in the world. His instruction, given in 57 C.E., should serve as a guide for us in today’s world almost 2,000 years later. Enjoy this video!
Food for Kids
Thanks to all the FPC people who participated in the Food for Kids last Sunday. Here are a few pictures from the event.
MOPS and MOPS Next!
At the October meeting, these moms worked on their pumpkin craft. If you’re a mom with high school kids and younger, we’ve got a place for you! Meet with us next month on Tuesday, November 9.
Once again, the deacons will be sending out care packages to college students and military personnel. We will send the packages in early November. If you have someone in the military or a college student who could use a little TLC in the form of a care package, please provide their name and address by calling the church office at 608-949-9445 or sending an email through the link below.
All names and addresses must be received by October 31.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
FPC is blessed with pastors who care deeply about their flock and work tirelessly and with great creativity, day after day, to ensure our spirits are cared for and fed. Let’s all take some time to notice and encourage Pastors Kirk and Ben and send a note or email, make a phone call—or choose whatever means you prefer to express your thanks.
“And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love.”1 Thess. 5:12-13, The Message
Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Hygiene Product Collection
October 10-20 | Collection Bin in the FPC Entryway
From October 10 – October 20, FPC is hosting a collection drive of hygiene products for the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. Bring your donation of paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, nail clippers, shampoo, soap, or similar items and place them in the collection bin in FPC’s front entryway.
Afghan Refugee Donations
Until October 31 | Collection table in FPC’s Fellowship Hall
We are extending the deadline to October 31 for donations to benefit Afghan refugees. Nearly all Afghan families are arriving with only the clothes on their backs, so needs are immense. Donations of clothing (including undergarments) for adults and children, hygiene items as well as baby care items are requested. They are currently prioritizing the need for warm winter clothing. Drop off your new or gently used donations in Fellowship Hall during church office hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am-4 pm.
Student Ministry Newsletter
Join us in the youth room on Sunday mornings at 9:45 for connection with others, watching funny videos, and having meaningful discussions about the relevance of God in our lives. Plus, you can also meet up with us on Wednesday nights at 7 pm.
Read this weeks’ newsletter for music, laughs, and upcoming Graceland events.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS | October 17, 2021
Join us Sunday, October 17 at 1 pm at the Dog Park in Waunakee for some fun! Dogs are optional! Anyone is welcome! 951 West Main Street. Contact Christa Schmeelk for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane & Bruce Schewe’s 4-year-old grandson, CJ Decker needs your prayers please! (CJ is the son of Diane’s daughter Rachael Decker and husband, Evan Decker). He is having kidney surgery on November 4. Praying for a successful surgery with no complications.
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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