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Education

The Deacon’s scholarship is a $500 scholarship offered by the Board of Deacons to members of the congregation.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a high school graduate or graduating senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 seeking an advanced education at college or trade school. The form may be downloaded by clicking this link:   FFPC New Deacon Scholarship Form  The scholarship applications are due to the church office by May 8, 2016.

The following requirements and materials are needed to apply for a Deacons Scholarship, approved by the Board of Deacons in 2014:

Required:

  1. Member of First Presbyterian Church of Fenton
  2. Applicant is a graduating senior or a post graduate seeking advanced education (college, trade school, etc.)
  3. Applicant has a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  4. Complete the following

The following information must be typed and attached to this signed application.

  1. List your involvements at school, at church and in the community that best describe your awareness of the needs of others; attach two letters one from your school and one from a community or church individual regarding the involvement
  2. Write an essay of  300 words or less describing a situation when you desired to provide assistance to someone in need that had conflicted with what your peers wanted you to do
  3. State any other information you feel should be acknowledged
  4. Attach an academic transcript of your GPA

Attention High School & College Graduates: Please contact the church office to let us know who is graduating this year.

Also, the Christian Education Committee invites all graduates & their families to the recognition breakfast on Sunday, June 5 at 8:30AM. Wear your cap & gown and share your future plans during 10AM worship.  Please RSVP to the office by May 29.

The “Beatitudes” rotation runs through May 22. Early in in his ministry, Jesus took his disciples up on the mountain to teach them what God wants of them. The Beatitudes give us guidance for living as Christians. Jesus lived the Beatitudes by showing us how to relate to other people.

The children will study the Beatitudes to understand what they really mean. The Beatitudes turn worldly values upside down – Jesus promises good things to people who are having a tough time. The children will compare what Jesus wants us to be with what the world expects, then apply these values to their own lives.

The memory verse:  Matthew 9:9   Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children.  

Don’t forget to ask your children what they are learning in Carpenter’s Corner.  It’s a great way to talk together about our faith!

 

The “Elijah” rotation runs through April 10th. King Ahab was disobeying the Lord and worshiping the idols of Baal. A contest ensued between the 450 prophets of Baal and Elijah, prophet of God. God triumphed and the people began to worship him. God was heard here in a mighty act.  But when Elijah went to the top of the mountain to talk to God, the message that came to him was in a “still small voice.” As Elijah learned to listen to God’s messages in various ways, we, too, need to remember to listen to all of God’s messages however He chooses to send them.

The memory verse is: 1 Kings 19:12  After the earthquake, there was a fire. But the Lord wasn’t in the fire. After the fire, there was a gentle whisper.

A member of our Women’s Covenant Group asked us to support her niece Hannah’s social justice project leading up to her bat mitzvah. The project is called “Days for Girls Stay in School Kits” to provide basic sanitary needs for girls entering puberty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These kits enable young girls to stay in school without embarrassment and with confidence! Our two women’s groups donated 48 new and gently used bras for these girls – now affectionately called the “Bra-Mitzvah” 🙂 Below is a picture with just a few of the women from Monday night’s group!

bra-mitzvah

Lent and Easter are rich in symbolism. The children will learn traditional symbols of Lent and Easter, and discover what they mean. They will also explore what symbols are meaningful to them, even to the point of developing their own personal images. All members of the congregation are also invited to create their own “Easter Art” after 11am worship in Fellowship Hall on February 14, 21, 28 and March 6. All works of art will be on display throughout the Easter season.

Class dates for the “Lent/Easter” rotation are February 14 and March 6. All children attend worship on Youth Sunday, February 21 and communion on February 28.

 

God sometimes has plans for us that we least expect. Saul persecuted Christians – he tried to destroy them and the church because he did not believe in God. But God had other ideas, and brought to Saul a change of heart. The turning point in his life began on the road to Damascus. He allowed God to open his heart and change the whole focus of his life. We, too, should relinquish our wills and open our hearts to God. This rotation runs January 10 – February 7 during the 11am worship service.

The memory verse is:  Acts 9:15  The Lord replied, “Go! This man is the agent I have chosen to carry my name before the Gentiles, kings, and Israelites.” 

This rotation holds only 2 classes on December 6 & 13.  This children will focus on how God sends special messages to us through the angels, seen especially in the Christmas story. God sent Gabriel to tell Mary about Jesus’ birth. God sent another angel to tell the shepherds of the good news. Then, to strengthen and further emphasize His message, God sent a whole army of angels. Angels have always played an important role in revealing God’s message to His people.

This rotation has the children making angels, interviewing one another, and acting out scripture to create a video to be shown in worship.

The memory verse is:   Luke 2:14 Glory to God in heaven, and on earth, peace among those whom he favors.

The “Solomon” rotation runs through November 22. Our study of Solomon has two important parts. The first focuses on God’s gift of wisdom to Solomon, contained in 1 Kings chapter 3. Solomon prayed to God, not for riches or glory, but for wisdom to rule his people with justice. The case of the two women claiming the same baby illustrates this.

The second part of Solomon’s story is the building of the temple. It was to be a place fro the worship of God, and to house the Ark of the Covenant. This was to fulfill David’s promise to God, and to  honor him.

The memory verse is:  1 Kings 8:28  Lord my God, listen to your servant’s prayer and request, and hear the cry and prayer that your servant prays to you today.

The “Mission” rotation runs through October 18th. Mission means to send out to serve or help others. Paul was the first missionary to the Gentiles, going from town to town, carrying the good news to many, and writing about it to others. As a result of Paul’s missionary efforts, new churches were formed in many cities of the Roman world. Paul recruited other Christians to minister to their needs and spread the good news even farther. The children will learn of Paul and his followers, discover who are missionaries today, and decide how they, too, can be missionaries for Christ.

The memory verse is:  Acts 20:24  But nothing, not even my life, is more important than completing my mission. This is the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus: to testify about the good news of God’s grace. 

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

9:00 am

-Worship Service & Nursery

10:00 am

-Adult, Jr. & Sr. High Bible Study

-K-5th Grade Praise Time, Nursery

11:00 am

-Worship Service

-Church School

-Nursery

Summer 10:00 am

-Worship Service

-Church School

-Nursery


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