January Study for Wednesday Women’s Group: Children of the Day by Beth Moore, January 9 – March 6 from 10am – Noon inFellowship Hall. Walk the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Biblestudy of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. This study sheds light on therelationships shared by those who comprise the church. Participants will gainassurance their circumstances and conditions are not coincidental. God’s timingis impeccable! Whether you’re facing family crises, medical diagnoses,relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, come to receive encouragement forliving the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns. Participantbooks are $20 each. Register in Fellowship Hall by December 19 to reserveyour copy! See Tina Ritchie for more information
JAM “Jesus And Me” is a character education Sunday school program during 11a.m. worship for children preschool – 5th grade that explores living in the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
We kicked off the school year with a lock-in where we created a banner. Other activities included discussion on what love looks and feels like, experiencing joy and peace through music, practicing patience during preparation for the Christmas Pageant, making affirmation posters of our friends, creating a Kindness Newsletter, and having a food drive to show God’s goodness.
Below are a few pictures from our classes.
During holiday weekends or special services, class time for children after the Children’s Message in worship will be as follows:
May 28 – Memorial weekend: All children will be dismissed to video rm.
June 4 – Pentecost: Preschool only in video room
July 2 – 4th of July weekend: All children will be dismissed to video rm.
Aug 6 – Youth summer recap: Preschool only in video room
Sept 3 – Labor Day weekend: All children will be dismissed to video rm.
All other Sunday’s, children will have regular class time.
The Bible rotation runs April 30 – May 21. The children will learn how the Bible came to be, understand its structure, and practice using it. It is important we learn how to use the Bible in order to understand what it has to say to us. Psalm 119:105 says “Your Word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.”
Memory verse: 2 Timothy 3:15 “Ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom.”
Don’t forget to ask your children what they are learning in Carpenter’s Corner. It’s a great way to talk together about our faith!
The Deacon’s scholarship is a $500 scholarship offered by the Board of Deacons to members of the congregation. To be eligible, an applicant must be a high school graduate or graduating senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 seeking an advanced education at college or trade school. The form may be downloaded by clicking this link: FFPC New Deacon Scholarship Form The scholarship applications are due to the church office by May 24, 2017.
The following requirements and materials are needed to apply for a Deacons Scholarship, approved by the Board of Deacons in 2014:
- Member of First Presbyterian Church of Fenton
- Applicant is a graduating senior or a post graduate seeking advanced education (college, trade school, etc.)
- Applicant has a cumulative 2.5 GPA
- Complete the following
The following information must be typed and attached to this signed application.
- List your involvements at school, at church and in the community that best describe your awareness of the needs of others; attach two letters one from your school and one from a community or church individual regarding the involvement
- Write an essay of 300 words or less describing a situation when you desired to provide assistance to someone in need that had conflicted with what your peers wanted you to do
- State any other information you feel should be acknowledged
- Attach an academic transcript of your GPA
“The God We Can Know: Exploring the I Am Sayings of Jesus” is led by Pastors Lindsey and Robbie from 11am – 12:30pm in the conference room.
March 7 “I Am the Bread of Life”: Knowing God’s Satisfaction
March 14 “I Am the Light of the World”: Knowing God’s Guidance
March 21 “I Am the Good Shepherd”: Knowing God’s Care
March 28 “I Am the True Vine”: Knowing God’s Power
April 4 “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”: Knowing God’s Way
April 11 “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”: Knowing God’s Possibilities
A new Lenten Sunday morning adult study titled “Lamb of God” is led by Rev. Jim Foster and meets at 10am in the conference room. This 5 week study includes:
March 5: Behold the Lamb of God and basic concepts of sacrifice (John 1:29) (atonement)
March 12: The Lamb of God Who Takes Our Place (Isaiah 53)
March 19: The Lamb of God Who Redeems Us from Slavery (1 Peter 1:18-19)
March 26: The Passover Lamb of Whom We Partake (Exodus 12)
April 2: The Triumphant Lamb We Worship (Revelation 5)
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.
Our Children and Youth presented the true meaning of Christmas on Sunday, December 18 during the 11a.m. worship service. Below are a few pictures of the wonderful group of young people we have in our midst. Thank you to the congregation who supports their efforts, and to all parents for bringing the children to us!
Club 45 met in late November to make Advent Prayer chains. Prayers included family, friends, personal, church and community. This group for 4th and 5th graders meets once a month to strengthen fellowship and focuses on mission activities. Please see the calendar for futures dates.