Greetings! Attached is a copy of our Advent Worship Book. [It says "download sermon," but trust me. It's a worship book.] It has the prayers, music, and readings that we will use in worship leading up to Christmas - including our Advent service of lessons and music - as well as some resources for personal reflection. Feel free to download it to your phone or tablet. Print copies are also available in our sanctuary. The material in this Advent Worship Book may be used for worship and personal study, is covered under the Creative Commons Liscence, and may not be sold or reproduced for profit. Please share it with someone else and invite them to church as we prepare for the coming of the Lord this Christmas!
Wishing you a Peaceful Advent and a Merry Christmas!
Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service (C.U.P.S.) is our partner in ministry that helps us care for those needs that others neglect. One of our mutual ministries is the production of 2k+ gift baskets for children and families at Christmas, Easter and for certain birthdays in partnership with tutoring and special needs groups. Gift Baskets are distributed through C.U.P.S. (298-9968).
All of this is made possible through the work of many people, and we lovingly call them our C.U.P.S. Elves. The tasks are many as we prepare for our upcoming Christmas distribution. Helper "Elves" are needed Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-12 and Sundays from 2-5.
Evergreen offers a wide range of community-based services for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, designed to not only meet basic needs, but also teach life skills and ehlp each individual reach his or her own personal potential. All of Evergreen's efforts are designed to help people with developmental disabilities become a contributing, participating "part of society," rather than living "apart from society."
Begun in the homes of members living far from family, this tradition is a time of fellowship, thanksgiving, and worship. Join us for a worshipful meal on Thanksgiving Day at Noon. We'll "taste and see the goodness of God" while we worship in fellowship around the table. You are welcome to come late or leave early, but please email us so we know about how many to expect.
The church will provide the turkey, but all are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert if you are able. Friends and guests are most welcome, but again...please let us know so we can make sure there's enough turkey for everyone to enjoy.
The Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth study of the Bible as a covenant between God and God's people, meets on Mondays at 1pm. Each session includes a 20 minute video conversation with Biblical scholars followed by small group conversation to encouarge a deeper experinece of community and transformation. Contact the church office (234-5182) for more details.
Eric Wowoh is the Executive Director of Change Agent Network, a local non-profit that seeks to "develop and nourish a global network of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to facilitating positive change in our world."
F.P.C. will partner with C.A.N. over the next two weeks (October 6-19) to collect gallons of bleach to distribute in Liberia. Bring your donation to 1130 Johnston St on Sunday mornings or M-F 8:30a-12:30p.
Click here to read more about the faith of this amazing man who was beaten and left for dead as a child of the Liberian Civil War. Better still, come meet him and hear his story for yourself this Sunday, October 5 in worship at 11:00 a.m.
Click here to donate to the Peace and Global Witness Offering (25% will go directly to C.A.N. 75% will support initiatives through the PCUSA such as the Self Development of People).