Financial Peace University – Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm. Do you use money? Do you need money? Does handling money God’s way really work?
The average American has substantial consumer debt from mortgages to auto loans to credit cards, and would struggle to meet a $1,000 emergency expense.
The average graduate of Financial Peace University pays down $5,300 of debt within 90 days, saves $2,700 over those same 90 days, and learns techniques to gain control over their money that can last forever and can be passed down to their children.
FFPC is offering the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class beginning Wednesday, September 5 at 6PM in the Conference Room, facilitated by Elder Larry Zimbler, MST, EA, and ELP (a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider). Childcare is available. The class lasts between 1½ and 2 hours once per week until November 7th (no class on 10/24). Typically attendees bond closely with each other and learn not only from Dave Ramsey but from each other.
This class is for young professionals, newlyweds, those in debt, those not in debt yet wishing to have their money work better for them, and anyone who uses money. If you don’t need this class, I guarantee that you know someone that does. It is an investment in your/their future financial security and, if followed, is the smartest investment you can make.
Register online at http://www.fpu.com/1066799; there is a $109 cost for materials when you sign up – typically $149.
Love & Logic Workshop:
Wednesday nights, September 19th- October 24th
6:05-7:30pm in the Youth Room.
Child Care is available.
Cost: $35 per family
Coached by trained facilitator Tina Ritchie, in a fun video and discussion based format, learn how to:
1. Neutralize arguments
2. Delay consequences
3. Show empathy instead of sympathy – see excerpt below
4. Share control
5. Set limits with enforceable statements
6. Guide kids and other people in your life to own and solve their own problems
Those who have already completed the course may re-take it for free!Fall Workshops
FLU SHOT CLINIC
Flu Shots will be available on Sunday September 23rd after the 11 o’clock service. These are cover by Medicare and most insurance’s. Please call the office for more information.
We are excited to host The Story Ballet in our sanctuary Saturday, April 15 at 2pm! Join us for this inspiring story of Christ performed by youth and young adults associated with Visions in Motion dance studio.
Volunteers from our church brought smiles, laughter, and lots of candy to community children when we took part in the Fenton Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Halloween event. Games to play, a Wheel of Fortune to spin, apple cider to drink, and the appearance of First Presbyterian’s own Mayor of Halloweenville all added to the fun!
College students were invited to take part in this first young adult gathering. Three of us were available to camp at Port Crescent State Park and kayak from Port Austin to Turnip Rock. The wind was a bit challenging and the weather slightly cold and damp, but we made the 7 mile round trip journey to see one of nature’s beautiful and little known creations. Experiencing waves on Lake Huron, hearing and seeing God’s majesty, and eating lunch on a beach, we were the first ones out that day and were uninterrupted by other travelers. We also enjoyed our fellowship, hobo dinners and a few competitive card games.
Members of the Lake Huron Presbytery and members of our congregation were privileged to participate in a joyful installation of our new co-pastors, Lindsey and Robbie Carnes, on Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2016.
Fun and fellowship, delicious food, and presentations from Session and Deacons all made the 2016 New Member Dinner a big success! All our new members from last April to this April were feted and celebrated and appreciated! The involvement of our new members in the life of our church is exciting to see! Here’s to many happy, productive, fun times ahead!
On Friday. March 25, a youth lock-in was held to prepare for our annual youth group sponsored Easter Egg Hunt. We filled plastic eggs with candy donated by members of our congregation, decorated cupcakes to look like Easter baskets, hung Easter art work, started a puzzle of our church for the capital campaign, watched a movie and played Alien! The following morning children age 2 – 5th grade, along with their parents and grandparents, joined in the fun. The Easter story was told using the Resurrection Eggs and then the hunt began! For more information on youth events, contact Tina Ritchie in the church office 🙂
Thank you to everyone who walked, rocked and donated to this year’s CROP Hunger Walk. The event took place from 1:30 – 3 at Bush Park on October 4. Each lap walked earned a ticket for the raffle drawings, the course had challenges throughout, rocking chairs were offered for those who found that an easier way to participate and a gentle yoga session was provided, the band was awesome and played during the walking time, and Uncle Ray’s provided ice cream sundaes for all. The preliminary estimated total collected from our Fenton, Holly, Linden and Lake Fenton community is $11,000, and 25% of the proceeds stays local! Way to Go!!! Below are pictures of adults from our church hanging a sign and our youth that participated.