First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette

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All I want for Christmas...

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Need to find something to show a teacher how amazing he or she is? Look no further! Download the Alternative Gift Giving Catalog from the Presbytery of South Louisiana!

Give a gift in honor of a friend or loved one that supports ministries that provide care for the homeless, recycles bicycles to promote alternative transportation strategies, or supports young adults (YAVs) in a year long service program.

It's all there, waiting for you in the Alternative Gift Giving Catalog from the Presbytery of South Louisiana! 

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CHRISTMAS DINNER

Our annual Christmas Dinner with traditional Christmas Carols and merriment will be Sunday, December 14th at 5:30 p.m. The church will provide a pork roast.  Please bring a side dish or desert to share, and make sure you bring an ornament to exchange with a friend (maybe even a friend you've never met before)!

Advent, Day 10 – Not So Random Acts Of Kindness

The thing about kindness is that you have to decide to do it. Reflexively we have two responses to most situations that do not give some form of anticipated or imediate reward - fight or flight. What if our default position was to be kind  might that not transform the world? It has been said that kindness is within our power, even when fondness is not. Today, take time to be kind to someone with whom you do not have a reason to be kind. Make eye contact. Don't just ask how they are doing, find out how they are doing. Do what you can to acknowledge another soul, and you may find that you are the one who feels less alone at the end of the day.

Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another" Zecharia 7:9

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NOT A SILENT NIGHT ADVENT STUDY

Not a Silent Night

Join us for this unusual approach to Advent on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and Monday afternoons at 1:00pm in the church parlor.  This study considers the Jesus story from Mary’s point of view, beginning the cross and moving reflectively toward the manger.

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  • Advent, Day 5 – Got Peace?

    What is peace? Is it something you have? Is it something you make? Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Peace is not the abscence of conflict, but the presence of justice." We live in a time of great conflict between order and chaos. In some ways we always have. Consider what you might do today that responds to conflict in a way that creates space for justice - not for judgement, but for fair and equal treatment of all.

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27 

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