On Sept. 21 at 11 a.m., Associate Pastor Rev. Beth Waltemath will preach a sermon titled "Seen and Heard." The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Patty and Cristina.
Sunday School and Children's Church takes place in the gym after the Passing of the Peace in the Worship Service.
The 10 o'Clock Hour discussion topic is "Appreciating Spiritual Gifts." (Upcoming series topics are "Meet John Calvin" and "What Do Presbyterians Believe?" A full list of topics can be found on the church bulletin board and the website calendar.)
Circle of Wisdom will meet at 1 p.m. to explore questions including how to connect with your spiritual self in school, work, and relationships; how to live with integrity, and how to make healthy choices for yourself. The group, led by Harriette Mandeville, was organized to serve young adults, ages 18-25, but people of all ages are welcome.
Confirmation class meets Sunday from 5 to 6:30 in the gym. This week, the class will explore how we are a community that lives by faith in the promises of God.
A note from Rev. Cari: I want to thank Diana and Chester Lee and their sons; Mario and Bernice Adorno; David Mulle; and everyone who helped organize our Homecoming Picnic. Thanks to those who brought food, those who ate, and enjoyed themselves. It was a great success – Rev. Cari.
Teachers (still) needed: Volunteers are asked to sign up for one month and no experience is necessary. We provide short, at-home teacher training, curriculum helps, and weekly tips about your lessons. (For additional information, see the brochure in the narthex.)
The Life and Loss Group resumes Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Learn about your own grieving process, how to nurture yourself as you deal with your losses, and how to recover from the disorientation that losses can bring. Participate for the entire series or any number of evenings that you choose. Fee: $20/week, sliding fee. To register, contact group facilitator, Rev. Charles Monaco, (718) 510-6964 or email@example.com.
FPC in the World:
Disaster Relief for Cuba: If you've been wondering what you can do to aid recovery efforts, please consider donating clothing (particularly children's summer clothing; no shoes), or funds this Sunday. Members of the White Rose Ministry, the Cuban Sister Church Committee of FPC, are traveling this week to meet with members of sister Church of La Fernanda in San Miguel del Padron in Cuba and will deliver donations. Donations to the White Rose Ministry, which supports a meals program for seniors at the church also are welcome. See Emily Thomas, Keiko Delille, or Patrick Dail for more information.
Other ways to help:
Texas and the Caribbean. Donate through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. For more information, and to send credit card donations on-line, go to (http://www.pcusa.org/pda/response/latinamerica/cuba-hurricanes091108.htm). You may also donate by telephone (call 800- 872-3283) or send checks to: Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Individual Remittance Processing, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. (Write "DR000166=E 2 on memo line)
Advocate for an end to restrictions that prevent Americans from directly coming to the aid of our Cuban sisters and brothers. See www.lawg.org (Latin America Working Group) for more information.
Donate through Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, 335 Maple Street, Second Floor, Brooklyn, (718) 735-4660. Items needed: Dry foods (NO canned foods), first aid supplies, personal hygiene goods, new underwear. Drop off hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 - 8.30 p.m. (use building rear entrance on Lincoln Road, between Nostrand and New York Avenues.
On the calendar:
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Tuesday, Sept 23:
New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m., Elliot Room.
Life and Loss Group, 7 p.m. in the Thurman Room.
Wednesday, Sept 24:
Men's Breakfast at 7.30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza
Midweek Boost at 7 p.m., Manse
Who/where to connect:
To give online: Contribute to the church through a secure online account. To find it on the church website, http://www.fpcbrooklyn.org, go to the "Site Credits/ Links" tab and select "First Church Donation Account Setup." Or go to
To become an FPC member:
Contact Peggy Swisher Slowik at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see Reeves Carter for information about classes for new members.
To share news:
Send church news and announcements to Church Administrator Annie Solages in the church office at (718) 624-3770 or by email at FPC124@aol.com.