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

Kelly Sunman-Davis

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.

Men of FFPC,
You are invited to participate in a bible study on Thursday nights in May. Using film and scripture we will learn more about empathy together and engage each other to take specific and practical steps toward being more empathetic.

Thursdays in May beginning on May 7th @ 7pm.

Join us on the Zoom Meeting
By the web
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85384873434
Meeting ID: 853 8487 3434

Or by phone:
+13126266799,,85384873434# US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 853 8487 3434

Beginning Sunday May 3, my Sunday evening small group will begin a new section.

Our meetings start at 5PM and last between 1 and 1½ hour.

You should have a bible available to you for these meetings.

 

We’ll be covering Biblical “wisdom” literature – the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job.

These three books have a unique relationship to each other and to the rest of Biblical literature.

 

Objective will be to learn the wisdom in wisdom literature.

We’ll spend time on overviews and looking at internal ties between books.

We’ll try to get into the author’s head to see what each book is trying to tell us.

And, of course to see the overarching theme of the Bible reflected in these books.

 

Plan is to cover an overview on 5/3 then cover Proverbs, Ecclesiastes then Job, in that order, expect about 2 weeks for each.

Timing of our meetings can slip based on the involvement and interaction of the participants.  There is no firm ending date.

Members of the group choose the next topic.

 

Until we can again meet in person, our meetings are on ZOOM at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/665389567