2014 Vacation Bible School Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind
June 16-20, 2014
When Weird Animals visit Faith, kids learn that Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind! We hope you will consider joining us for this year's VBS by serving as a preschool teacher or elementary crew leader. Not sure that's a fit for you? We also need leaders for the following rotations: Imagination Station, KidVid Cinemas, Critter Cafe, Untamed Games, and One-of-a-Kind Bible Adventures. Willing volunteers should contact Ashley Whitfield, 814-2121, today to find your place to serve.
Pastor's Series. The Adults & Families Committee is happy to announce the following programs for the Pastor's Series in January and February. Unless otherwise indicated, they will be on Wednesday evenings, 6-7 p.m., in the Parlor.
Lenten Series. On Wednesday evenings in the Parlor at 6 p.m., beginning March 26, Tom Borland will lead a study of an important book called Community and Growth by Jean Vanier. Tom thinks every Christian should read this book as soon as possible. It is thick with insights and reflects a view of Christian community that we all need to share. It will likely be like nothing you've read before. Jean Vanier was Henry Nouwen's mentor. Vanier founded the L'Arche communities, which are houses where profoundly disabled and able-bodied people live together. The book reflects over 30 years of his experience in those settings. Join us for this! You'll be glad you did! Books are $15.50 and are available by contacting Cheri.
2014 Guatemala Mission Trip. Our 2014 international mission trip will take us to Porch de Salomon in Panajachel, Guatemala on June 7-14. Informational brochures and applications are available here. This is an intergenerational trip: middle school students are invited to apply with their supporting adult (parent, grandparent, friend).
Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop. Saturday, March 29. Want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way? Faith will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The half-day workshop is designed both to enhance participants' caregiving skills and help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Members of Faith are invited to attend the workshop free of charge; however, it is important to pre-register so that we have plenty of materials. To register for this free workshop, please contact Mike Metz. If you have questions and would like any further information, you are welcome to contact Laurie Haston, 528-0587. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful opportunity for personal growth and to learn more about Stephen Ministry!
Church Workday. The Buildings & Grounds Committee will hold the first of four church-wide family workdays for the year on Saturday, March 29. We will have jobs inside and outside for all ages. Bring your tools to work outside or if you have a specific task inside, bring what you think you will need. There will be clean-up jobs, repairs, painting, etc. You might even get to wash Calvin! This will help get the property looking good for Easter. We'll begin at 8 a.m. and should be done by noon. Come when you can and stay as long as you can!
The new Presbyterian hymnal, Glory to God, is in the pews! If you would like to purchase a copy for personal use, or if you would like to purchase one of the old blue hymnals, they are available in the church office.