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

Kelly Sunman-Davis

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

2020 Deacon’s Easter Project

As in past years, the Deacons are preparing to help 25 families in need to have a nice Easter. We are asking our members to provide non-perishable grocery items or to donate money for a VG’s gift certificate for these families. The Deacons will provide a list of suggested grocery items but you may add anything you wish. Grocery bags with the number of adults, teens, and children in each of the families and a sign-up sheet for VG’s gift certificates will be available in Fellowship Hall on March 15, March 22 and March 29, 2020 following each service.

The Deacons thank you in advance for your generosity.

Christmas In Action (CIA) uses volunteer labor along with donated money and materials to perform free home repairs for low income or handicapped senior citizens, repairs that they cannot do or afford to have done. It is a great way for our church to reach out to the community and to serve God’s family! Our congregation has been working with CIA for the past 11 years by doing a wide variety of maintenance tasks, e.g., re-doing a bathroom, replacing lower kitchen cabinets and flooring, repairing a living room floor, paneling room walls, repairing a deck, painting, cleaning, landscaping, etc. Each year CIA finds qualified homes (application available in the church office to repair in Fenton, Fenton Township, Linden and Argentine. Our congregation usually picks one of them to work on together so that we can also enjoy each other’s company. If you would like to join our group this year, please sign up in Fellowship Hall. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Come for whatever time you can on Saturday, April 25; coffee and donuts are available at 8:00am. To all who sign up, we will be sending specific details about our chosen house location and tasks. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Black: 810-750-4189 or wfblack2@yahoo.com.

Griefshare is a grief recovery group that is intended for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, family member or friend.  No matter where you are in the grieving process you will find a safe place to listen to others, ask questions and be supported.

Fenton First Presbyterian Church
Thursday’s 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Session One: Feb. 20th-Mar. 26th
Session Two: Apr 16th- May 21st.

We don’t always know the toll of our grief until we talk honestly about it.  This could be your first steps toward healing and wholeness.  Please see Hannah Hall for more information.