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The Life of the Church

Thank you to all our Christmas Eve greeters, musicians, worshippers, pageant participants, readers, and everyone else who helped bring us a wonderful day of worship!

 

THANK YOU to our Christmas elves! In December, twenty plus FPC elves donated more than 65 dozen cookies (including brownies and a variety of nut clusters) for Helmwood Health Care Center.

 

On Thursday, December 21,  five of those elves packed colorful bags with cookies and attached a decorated card with a Christmas greeting from FPC. Two elves then hopped in their cars and drove to Helmwood where a spot by the lobby Christmas tree awaited the bags.

 

Many thanks to Joy Swope who provided the personalized Christmas cards, to the Torres family who had many people at Warm Blessings decorate the cards, to the Messy Church team who provided space for all to decorate cards, and for many others who took home cards to decorate.

 

The Spiritual Nurture and Outreach Teams thank all who shared their time, energy, money, and prayers to make this event a BIG SUCCESS!

 

In case of worship cancellation due to inclement weather, FPC will send out a text, email, and post to our Facebook page. If you would like to sign up to receive the text, use the phone you wish to receive texts on and text “fpc” to 270-200-8560. You will automatically be signed up for texts. Let Pastor Chelsea know if you have questions.

 

The Second Half Architects Discussion Group will have their next meeting on Tuesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Green Bamboo.  This group discusses topics such as retirement and navigating a new phase in life.  They will discuss Chapter 5 - From Strength to Strength.  Feel free to invite any friends that you think might be interested or let Cathy Wilson know and she will send them info.  If you have any questions, contact Cathy Wilson.

 

Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study will be meet on January 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, call Becky Brecht 270-234-6562.

 

Do you think no one should have to sit alone in church their first Sunday?  Do you believe relationships are important when attracting and integrating guests?  If you answered “yes,” please consider becoming a shepherd or shepherd family.   Shepherd families/people are those who are willing to make first time guests feel welcome by greeting them and sitting with them, if the guest desires not to be alone.  They might also introduce them to others close by.  Training will be provided on what to say how to ask if the guest wants company and what to talk about.  Talk to Pastor Chelsea if you feel called to this very important ministry. Training will be scheduled for early February.


Retool for School--At this point in the school year, classroom supplies are running low - crayons are broken, glue sticks are dried up, and all the tissues and disinfectant wipes have been used to get through cold and flu season. Educators often spend money out of their own pockets to restock their classrooms. On Monday, January 15, from 10am-12pm, we invite all educators to stop by Grace Heartland Church to get the supplies they need to restock their classrooms for the rest of the year.

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