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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Church Challenge Scavenger Hunt last week. It was shared that this event had people visiting places in the church that they’d never been, and many learned a lot about our church history! Teams that answered everything correctly were the PNC, Chas & Cheryl Kopplin, and the Miller/Terrill group. Way to go!!! Answers are posted on the Christian Education bulletin board.
On Tuesday, August 11, fourteen youth and three adults had a fun and relaxing time kayaking the Huron River in Ann Arbor. It was agreed that next year’s trip needs to be longer, possibly in conjunction with our camping trip! A big THANK YOU to Chris Browne and Jenny Gibb for assisting with this event.
About 30 of us joined in fellowship and went Christmas caroling to our downtown neighbors on Sunday, December 21. With 4 teams, we covered about 15 blocks in a little more than an hour and handed out 83 invitations to our Christmas Eve services, along with a brochure on our children and youth programs. Warm sentiment was shared as we brightened many people’s day, spreading God’s love and joy throughout our town! We all had a great time, and enjoyed hot chocolate and donuts after the fun 🙂 Merry Christmas to all!
Carpenter’s Corner Lock-in was a blast for 14 children, 3 youth and 6 adults! We got to know each other better by playing games, doing crafts, and we watched a movie. Lots of pizza, snacks and ice cream was consumed.
1st -3rd graders made a mural about things we do at church, and Club 45 had a planning meeting. God is Good!