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100% Chance of Rain
During the month of February, S&R will be preparing the musical “100% Chance of Rain” for worship on February 23rd. Join us as we tell the story of Noah and the flood through story and song!
Family Promise Hosting
Our next hosting for Family Promise has been scheduled for February 23rd through March 1st. Please click here to access the SignUpGenius link and pick a time to volunteer. We’re always in need of chefs to make dinner for our guests, and hosts to stay overnight.
Nominating Committee: A New Path to Aliveness 2020 Walking boldly involves putting ourselves out there, to risk and try something new, to push the limits of our faith. What better way than to join the leadership of the church, where important decisions are made, lives are altered, and new initiatives begin as the church is moving into the future boldly! Please nominate yourself or a friend today. Ballots for deacon or elder can be placed in the church office. The 2020 Nominating Committee: Rick Baer, Carolyn Jevelian, Bill Sharp, Paul Traynor, Cynthia Milne, Stefanie Rupp and Sue Sklansky
The new year is a wonderful time to greet new visitors and old friends. Please consider sharing 10 minutes of your time on a Sunday to welcome all who join us for worship! Click here to access the SignUpGenius link and sign up to be a greeter and help us welcome those who join us on Sundays.
Join us for the 2020 Men’s Retreat at fpcw on February 21 and 22! We are excited to welcome Rev. Phil Blackwell as our speaker as we explore the theme of “Our Journey(s) of Faith.” One of God’s gifts is to give us a unique journey to find our way back to God. We’ll gather Friday night for a potluck dinner (7-9 pm) and fellowship at the home of Dan Johnson, and we’ll gather on Saturday (9-2 pm) at fpcw. The cost is $25 to help with speaker and food costs. Please reach out to Pastor Jeff (email@example.com) or David Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP or to ask questions. We hope to see you there!
Joyful Music Sharing
An amazing way to experience God is through music. Augustine once said, “Singing is praying twice.” He was right. Whether we just listen or sing along, music can activate parts of who we are and helps us reconnect with God. This February, we would like to send out a daily email, much like we did last year, but instead of sharing prayers we’ll share a favorite piece of music. The goal is to grow our faith by experiencing God through music. If you’d like to participate please email to Madeline Weston your favorite piece of music. We will link your music choice to a YouTube video and we’ll include the lyrics too. Also, let us know why this music has been meaningful in your life. Please contact Madeline or Pastor Jeff if you have any questions. We look forward to a unique musical sharing experience this coming February.
Adult Faith Formation Callings: 20 Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation
In this class, we’ll explore the smorgasbord of Christian “callings” that have arisen over the past 2,000 years. From the early church to the Middle Ages, from the Reformation to the modern era. Our guide will be Bill Placher’s book on vocation, as we sample historical figures, drawing wisdom for our faith today. The class meets Sundays at 8:45 am in the Upper Room and runs through to February 23. A Lenten series will begin on March 1st and will be a deeper dive into the Sermon on the Mount.
Our request for Fellowship Hour hosts is an ongoing need each week. Fellowship Hour is an important and cherished tradition at fpcw, Please jump on board to be a host. It’s easy to do and a host can be an individual, a family, or a committee and it’s as easy as picking up donut holes on the way to worship. No need to set up the coffee service, Leo, our Sunday helper makes coffee on Sundays. A SignUpGenius link is available on the News & Publications page on our website. Please choose a Sunday that works for you to host a fellowship hour, your participation will be greatly appreciated.
Connections for the Homeless
Help serve dinner at Connections for the Homeless Men’s Shelter in 2020. The meal is for 20, plus volunteers, and can be organized a few different ways. Arrive as early as 5:30 pm and cook dinner in their kitchen, or bring dinner and arrive at 6:30 pm to set up and serve at 7 pm. After you serve, volunteers get to share a meal with the men and then clean up. This is a great child-friendly service opportunity to serve together as a family and/or to serve with others. Make a night out of it and invite some friends to join you! Email Pastor Erin at email@example.com to sign-up!
Please click this link From the Clerk to read the December 2019 Clerk’s Report written by our Clerk of Session, Carol Korak.
God’s Work, Our Hands: Fully Alive In Christ
Whether you have a little time or a lot, volunteering at fpcw is fun, easy and rewarding. Join one of our standing committees or give your time to a mission partner or seasonal event. Not sure when you’re available, but want to help? We have plenty of “as-needed” opportunities as well. Click here to view the description and list of volunteer opportunities and click here to access the SignUpGenius link.
Volunteers are needed to tutor students in grades K-12. Tutor/mentors receive an orientation and on-going training and support and meet with students once a week during the academic year. Please contact Greg Korak if you have questions or wish to become a volunteer.