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THIS FRIDAY August 28: will be the last Garden Party of Summer 2009. Come out & enjoy the grand finale: a celebration of connecting with community. 6 p.m.- 8p.m. in the
THIS SUNDAY, August 30:
10 a.m. Summer Worship
Through Labor Day Weekend, Summer Worship Services will at start 10 a.m. Worship Service resumes at 11 a.m on Sept. 13.
Meagan Manas will preach a sermon called "Standing Still." Meagan, member of
Look for more in September in
Sept 6 (10 a.m.): Dr. Ingrid Reneau, a missionary specializing in access to education and peacemaking in the
Sept 13 (11 a.m.): Rev. Dr. Paul Smith. HOMECOMING SUNDAY. Start the fall at FPC off with a warm welcome to our beloved pastor emeritus, Dr. Paul Smith, and to all our friends we've missed over the summer.
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
There will be no 10 o' Clock Hour during the summer. We will resume September 13 with a Q & A for prospective PNC members about the workload that serving on the committee will entail. (August is the perfect time to write your statements of interest. Do not delay.)
The Church Office is closed on Fridays in August!
Women for Women Bible Study and Justice Focus Group: Empowering women and children can lead to world peace or so wrote the NYTimes Magazine on Sunday, August 23, 2009. Join other women at our church as we educate women in other churches about the needs of women throughout the world. If you are a young woman (18 to early 30's for our purposes J) you are invited to participate in a group this fall. We will study the connections between faith and action, exploring the issue of obstetric fistula, a condition that plagues women without access to obstetric care and leads to their ostracization. Check out http://www.endfistula.org/living_with_fistula.htm or read last week's NYTimes magazine for some more info). This is a pilot curriculum that we will be helping to evaluate and develop for the National Council of Churches. We will meet after church for about an hour and a half on Sept. 13, 27, Oct.11, and 25. Please contact Meagan Manas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or need more information!
Flea Market at
FPC Choir will resume Thursday night rehearsals on Thursday, Sept. 3. All are welcome!
Green Team - The
or Jill at email@example.com if you are able to help water for one week or more this summer.
Church Sunday School: On Sept. 13, 2009, we will have registration for the 2009-2010 Sunday School. Please come and register your child(ren) so that we will know how many FPC t-shirts we need for September 27 (see below). Sign up to teach this Fall with Rev. Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session Meeting: Monday September 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Manse.
On Sept. 27, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m., we will have a Back-to-School pizza party for all the Sunday School families. At that time, we will explain the 2009-2010 Sunday School curriculum and goals. We will also distribute t-shirts to our Sunday School children. Please come and bring the kids. Babysitting will be provided.
Food Pantry Liaison needed for delivery of fresh produce. September and October Wednesdays from 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. open at FPC to volunteers from CSA at
Mid-Week Boost will resume in September. During the August hiatus, don't forget to make time for self-care, for fun & for connecting with family, friends & Spirit. For information about Mid-Week Boost, please contact Aris Peguero at email@example.com or Edna Asknes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Bank: Do you have skills or know of employment? Contact Susan Schultz at Schultz.email@example.com to list your ideas on the FPC Job Bank.
PLAYBACK THEATRE is a free workshop introducing this participatory improvisational theater for teaching techniques to enhance spontaneity, expressiveness, self-awareness, musicality and collective decision making. Open for anyone 15 years and older. Facilitated by Susan Metz - MS in Ed & MFA in Writing, and a Poetry Graduate of the
On the calendar:
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Wednesday, September 2:
Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on
CSA Delivery for Food Pantry: 7:45p.m. Contact Linda Kolts to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 3:
Food Pantry, 10 to 11 a.m. To volunteer, contact Jane Woland at email@example.com.
FPC Choir Thursday night rehearsals at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!
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