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A NOTE FROM DR. CARI:
So much to thank so many for in incredible service to
Thanks and blessings to all of you, Rev. Cari
THIS SUNDAY, March 1:
At 11 a.m. Holy Communion Service, Dr. Cari Jackson, interim senior pastor, will preach a sermon titled "Living with a Clear Conscience"
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The 10 o'Clock Hour continues with a discussion of "Reflection on the Lord's Prayer: A Lenten Study" with David Mullé, leader.
Women's Monthly Potluck at 6 p.m. in the Manse. All are welcome.
Weekly Vesper Service, Enter the season of Lent with an expectation experiencing the Christ within you in new ways. Weekly Vesper Services begin March 4. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible Study at 7 p.m.,
During Lent, join the youth leaders and others in "Examen," a process of discerning God's presence in our lives, originated by St. Ignatius. In a journal, write down one or two ways God was present in your life and one or two ways you yearned for God's guidance but cannot yet find it. This is called "CONSOLATION," an encounter with spirit, beauty, truth or human connection that reminds you of God's grace; and "DESOLATION," the yearning for God's guidance or reassurance in the midst of difficult situation. Over time, you will see how God wants to be in your daily life. Consider doing this yourself or checking in with friends or as a family. For weekly emails about other people's CONSOLATIONS and DESOLATIONS as they study God in their lives, contact Rev. Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gluten-Free shoutout: Must you or your children avoid eating gluten? Please let us know, so we can arrange for a gluten-free communion option and start strategizing on how to make adjustments at coffee hour and other social events. Please contact fellow gluten-avoider Barbara Palmer, email@example.com
Couplehood as Spiritual Path (6 Weeks), an educational interfaith discussion series will be offered starting March 8th from 5-6:30 p.m. in Thurman Room. Co-operative childcare provided in gym. For more informatioan, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. $40 materials fee.
Weekly Yoga Classes starting Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. in the
Taking Back My Life: Empowering Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Intimate Violence. Thursdays, March 12 – May 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurman Room. Blending group discussion, individual reflection, journaling, guided meditation, and more. Call DeShannon Bowens at 1-888-896-6845 x1 or email: email@example.com to schedule an appointment by March 1. Fee: $5/session.
Join us for the March FPC Membership Class! Three classes required for membership will be held at 10 a.m. March 8, 15, and 22. Please note: Only members can participate in the upcoming vote for the new pastor. Contact Peggy Swisher Slowik at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
On the calendar:
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Tuesday, March 3:
New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 4:
Men's Breakfast at 7.30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on
Vesper Service and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.,
Thursday, March 5:
New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m.,
Thursday Night Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, 7 p.m. New members welcome!
Saturday, March 7:
Yoga Classes, 1:00 p.m.,
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/ Link tab and select First Church Donation Account Setup. Or go to