Souper Bowl of Caring. Exactly 25 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” Since that day, more than $100 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around Super Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.Through this mission, young people learn what it’s like to make a positive difference in the world – as they collect food, raise money and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion to those in need. Be part of this movement that is sharing God’s love with those in need. Please give generously on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1. Every canned good goes to Manna on Meridian and every dollar goes to Meals on Wheels, our 2015 Souper Bowl of Caring charity of choice. For more information on Souper Bowl of Caring go to tacklehunger.org
Lunch Bunch.Senior adults are invited to fellowship and lunch on Thursday, February 5, 11:30 a.m., at A La Provence,1415 Timberlane Road (Market Square). Please make your reservation with Jeanette Moore (386-8514).
Taize Prayer Service. Join us on First Fridays at Faith for Taize Prayer Services. This month's service will be Friday, February 6. These beautiful candlelit services of music, scripture and contemplation begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. To learn more about Taize, click here.
2015 Intergenerational Mission Trip. Join us this summer, August 2-8, as we remember the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by helping with the rebuilding process in New Orleans through Project Homecoming. Project Homecoming grew from the Hurricane Katrina response of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in partnership with the Presbytery of South Louisiana. Volunteer groups assist low-income families, elderly and disabled people who have struggled for many years to rebuild their flood damaged homes. Volunteers are hosted at The Volunteer Village in New Orleans. A work site manager is on site with each volunteer group to guide the work, and all building materials and tools are provided. For more information about Project Homecoming, visit http://projecthomecoming.net/. Skilled and unskilled persons are invited and needed. If you would like to be part of this effort, please attend the February 15 orientation meeting at noon in Room 110. Participants must be at le ast 14 years of age. Please contact Bea Miller or Michael Metz (656-3847 for further details.
College Lunch. All college-age folks are invited to meet at Pitaria on Tennessee Street on Tuesday, February 17, 11:30-1:00. Drop by or stay a while and visit with other Faith friends!
Ash Wednesday. Please join us on Wednesday, February 18, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a worship service with imposition of ashes in observance of Ash Wednesday. Fr. Meninger is returning as our guest preacher. Children and youth will be invited to come forward for the imposition of ashes early in the service, then be dismissed to age-appropriate activities. The nursery will be open for the service.
Shelter Meal. Come join in the fun of preparing a hot lunch for the people at The Shelter. Faith cooks up a meal on the third Friday of every month. Please let Mary Chiles know by calling 212-1744 if you are interested in helping to cook or serve. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 20, in the Faith kitchen. If you would like to help serve, please be at The Shelter, corner of Tennessee and Macomb Streets, by 11 a.m.
Fr. William Meninger will once again be in Tallahassee in February! He will be the guest speaker at Faith's Ash Wednesday service on February 18 at 6 p.m. Fr. Meninger will also be leading a retreat called The Loving Search for God the weekend of February 27-March 1 at Cerveny Conference Center in Live Oak, Florida. Reservations are required. Click here for more information and/or to register for the retreat. For more information about Fr. Meninger and his visit to Tallahassee, click here.
Habitat for Humanity Build. Once again Faith has the opportunity to participate in the Habitat build along with other churches and FSU. Faith has participated in the funding and volunteer construction activities for about 25 years! This year's build is at 1602 Elberta Drive, off Lake Bradford Road. Because the number of volunteers is limited on the site, volunteers must sign up in advance of a work day. No construction experience is necessary; all tools, gloves, nail aprons, etc., are provided at the work site. Dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes. Volunteers must be 16 years old or older during the first phase of the heavier construction. Those under 16 can participate during the latter stages of construction. Faith would like to have a good turn-out as part of Se rve in Love day on March 7. On March 7, 15-18 volunteers are needed to help with roofing, siding and insulation. Individuals may also sign-up for other days of the build (Feb 1 through May 9). For more information, contact Karen Ballentine, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marti Chumbler, 284-5355 or 513-3612.
Fellowship Luncheon. February's fellowship luncheon will be Sunday, February 22, 12 noon in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for bringing enough food to share with our guests according to the first letter of your last name: A-D main dish, E-P side dish, Q-Z dessert.