503 South Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430 (810) 629-7801

Kelly Sunman-Davis

Mission Opportunity: The Shelter of Flint serves more than 1000 homeless adults and children every day! The average stay for their client is 37 days and they consistently report 90% in positive housing destinations.

At the main shelter, they have an outside play area for the children. In that play area, they have a very nice playhouse that needs some maintenance. We would like to provide that maintenance work so that the children can more fully and safely enjoy the playhouse. We believe that we will need 3 days of “good” weather to complete our work between April 19-30. The first day will be repairing and fixing the house windows and framing. The second day will be re-shingling the roof, priming repair lumber, and painting the tower outside. The third day will be scraping, sanding, and painting the inside and outside of the whole playhouse. If you would like to join our happy work crew, please contact the office at 810-629-7801 or office@ffpc.org, and indicate which type of tasks you might like to do. We will then let you know exactly which days we plan on working dependent on progress and weather.

House of Promise – Saturday, April 17
House of Promise assists women recover their lives from being caught in sex trafficking. They can house up to 10 women at a time in their home in the Lansing area. They provide medical attention, clothing, food, shelter, and education for a GED.

The home is situated on 5½ acres and they need some assistance with their spring yard clean-up. A group of volunteers from our church will car pool there on Saturday, April 17. We will leave our church at 9:15 am, work from 10 am-2 pm, and return before 3 pm. If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers please click on the icon below or contact the office at 810-629-7801 or office@ffpc.org

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St. Judes & FFPC Food Outreach Partnership:
Our community outreach program, in partnership with St. Jude’s, has continued providing food for people in need. So far this year, we have provided over 30,000 meals since the pandemic began!! THANK YOU to the many members who have contributed items, provided monetary support, and provided their time (and backs) in moving the food each week. We expect this program to continue through the winter until the pandemic is under control and these people can again have jobs to support their families.

On Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2 pm. Snuggle Sacks is asking for 10 volunteers (due to social distancing) to assemble Snuggle Sacks for the homeless in Genesee County. Their new location is at 4019 E Baldwin Rd at N Holly Rd in Grand Blanc.

To volunteer, please call Nikki Black at 810-750-4189 or 586-917-0774 or email Nikki at nikkiwestberg@yahoo.com.

There is a family from Iraq, who will be moving into their own home in Sterling Heights on January 8th. They are a family of 4. They are in need of housewares and furniture. We have dishes and kitchen utensils for them already, however they are are are need of the following:

Dining table/chairs, Pillows (have 2, need 4), loveseat or armchairs, sheets and blankets, bath towels, laundry hamper, shower curtain, home office supplies, dressers, lamps, and possibly beds.

I’m not sure if they need winter gear, but probably they do.

Donations can be dropped off at the church. For more information on the needs of the
family, please contact Sarah Martin-Fanone.

For more information on the Samaritas Resettlement Program please visit
https://www.samaritas.org/New-Americans/Resettlement

Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world today, but it doesn’t have to be… you can feed our neighbors here and around the world!

Join Fenton 1st Presbyterian from 2-3pm on October 4th for the Crop Hunger Walk. We will be social distancing and/or walking with family as we walk a route around the church. It is a very fun, family friendly walk to raise funds and awareness.

Register online at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/fentonmi/Team/View/136789/Fenton-1st-Presbyterian  Can’t walk on October 4th?  Sponsor our team at the same website.  Every donation helps end hunger and save lives! Help us reach our goal of $1,500.00 raised!

CROP funds fight hunger around the world, and 25% of the money raised is sent to the Fenton United Methodist food pantry, FISH of Linden, and St. Jude’s School Lunch program.
Love & Logic Parenting Teens Course
Wednesday evenings September 16 – October 21
6:30 – 8pm
Facilitated by Tina Ritchie
Class meeting information will be provided to registered guests
$35/family for materials – free for returning attendees!
Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly–and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationship.
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers.
RSVP by September 9 to tina@ffpc.org or the church office

Monday Evening & Wednesday Morning Women’s Studies

1 Peter – A Living Hope in Christ
by Jen Wilkin

Sept. 14 – Nov. 9  from 6:30-8pm
OR
Sept. 16 – Nov. 11 from 10am – noon
Classes will be on ZOOM
Participant workbooks are $14
Register by August 21 to tina@ffpc.org

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, & unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.

Spiritual Growth and Community Building for Couples

Emotionally Healthy Relationships study by Peter and Geri Scazzero

Monday evenings Sept. 14 – Nov. 2 from 7 – 8:30pm via zoom

Discussion facilitated by Bill & Nikki Black

This course is open to the first 8 couples to RSVP to the church office 810-629-7801.

The Emotionally Healthy Relationship course is being offered to build community among married couples while expanding relationship skills in all areas of their lives. It’s not a marriage encounter, but rather an immersive study that teaches 8 practical Bible-centered skills that help break through relational roadblocks. The ultimate goal is to help us grow together into emotionally and spiritually mature followers of Christ by revitalizing the way we listen to and love one another—even in difficult situations.
Cost is $29 /per couple for the course pack which includes a short daily devotional and a participant workbook.

Join us for “Better – A Study of Hebrews” by Jen Wilkin
Wednesday’s
April 15 – June 17
10am – 11:30ish via zoom

In this verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.

There is video content about 30-40 minutes that will be shown before discussion. Please RSVP to tina@ffpc.org so I have a good idea how many will be joining!

8 study guides are currently available for $15 each –
contact Deb Bard at 810-701-9475 to make arrangements for delivery

OR

Order your copy of the study guide ASAP through christianbook.com or lifeway.com. For those who do not receive your book in time, I will scan the first lesson and email it to you at your request. Please feel free to invite others too!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/782620253?pwd=SXM1T29xNlVVK0I0djdJQ1oxY2lEZz09

Meeting ID: 782 620 253
Password: 001336

I miss our time together and look forward to our thoughtful discussions!

May God’s Peace reign in your hearts.