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NOVEMBER 2015

A look at what’s happening at FPC NOVEMBER M

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COME TO THE QUIET WEDNESDAY MORNINGS IN THE CHAPEL AT 7:40

Come to the Quiet Morning Edition

BEGIN YOUR DAY WITH WORSHIP, SCRIPTURE, REFLECTION AND PRAYER COFFEE & CONVERSATION IN THE COMMONS TO FOLLOW

WHY GIVE?

NOVEMBER

8, 15, 22 Stewardship 2016

NOVEMBER

26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Church building closed

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Worship and Sunday School Worship, 8:15 am, Sanctuary Worship, 11:00 am Sanctuary Worship, 11:00 am The Bridge in the Chapel Sunday School, 9:30 am November 1 Daylight Savings Time Ends/Turn clocks back one hour November 1 Congregational Meeting 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Fellowship in Lynn Hall begins. 8:30-9:30 a.m. You are invited to a prayer service in the Chapel anytime between 8:30-9:30 a.m. One worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Registration continues in Lynn Hall until 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary November 1-8 Family Promise Week November 4, 11, 18, 25 Come to the Quiet Morning Edition November 8 Nursery Appreciation Day November 8 Veteran’s Day Sunday. Wear your uniform to our services. We will have breakfast to celebrate Veteran’s Day. November 13-15 Confirmation Retreat November 18 Last Fall Gathering and classes. November 22 Christ the King Sunday November 26-27 Church building closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

September Financials: Fiscal year July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 Budget: $3,521,041 September Revenues: $181,741 September Expenses: $273,612 September Revenues Over Expenses: $(91,871) YTD Revenues: $621,608 YTD Expenses: $781,727 YTD Revenues Over Expenses: $(160,119) Common Ground September Revenues: $9,695 September Expenses: $ 613,477 To Date Contributions: $9,71,125 Unpaid Pledges: $1,543,184 MORE THAN WORDS Take time to view the MORE THAN WORDS exhibit currently on display in the Common Ground Gallery. These words are expressions of blessing shared by many of you at Parish Life meetings in recent months. You responded to the questions, How has FPC been a blessing in your life? and What is something you value about FPC? Interspersed with your words are Jesus’ words, the red letters, under which we stand. As we celebrate our newly remodeled space, these words, both gray and red, remind us of the love and common ground we share, and God’s goodness to us. Give thanks to THE WORD, Jesus Christ, who is Lord and head of this church, and through whom we have a future and a hope. Extra Joy for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! For the Advent and Christmas seasons, the Sanctuary Choir would like to invite all who love the “Sounds of the Season” to join us for Advent and Christmas, including the annual Lessons and Carols service. For more information, please contact Greg, [email protected], or come join us Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room. We look forward to seeing you there! Giving Tree This Christmas, the FPC Nursery, Children’s Ministry and Faces of Children invite you to help spread joy and love to mothers and children living at the Safe Place and Genesis Center shelters in Midland. Through the month of November, we will have a Giving Tree set up in the new Commons area of our church. Please stop by our Giving Tree with your children and choose an ornament and make a contribution together. Please take the ornament home and hang it on your own tree to serve as a reminder to pray for these families this Christmas.

For Primetimer information and schedule of events, please consult the PRIMETIMER newsletter.

Faces of Children Prayer Wednesday at 11:30 am, A gathering to pray for the children of the world.

5:55 Club For 4 year olds-6th grade continues Wednesday evenings between the Gathering meal and choir. Ends November 18.

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) for birth-kindergarten, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Reservations required with Arlene Reynosa, 684-7821 ext. 162.

Children’s Choir Continues each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Child Development Center.

Monday and Tuesday Bible Studies Please join us Mondays, at 10:00 a.m. in the parlor and Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. in the Koinonia room. The Monday study is led by Shannon Weisenfels and the Tuesday study is led by Steve Schorr.

Youth Weekly Events ELEMENT, Wednesdays Junior High, 6:00-7:00 p.m. High School, 7:45-9:00 p.m. Dinner for all, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

MEMBER BIRTHDAYS 11/1 11/2 11/3 11/4 11/5 11/6 11/7 11/8 11/9 11/10 11/11 11/12 11/13 11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25 11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29 11/30

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SO HERE'S WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO, GOD HELPING YOU: TAKE YOUR EVERYDAY, ORDINARY LIFE - YOUR SLEEPING, EATING, GOING-TO-WORK, AND WALKING-AROUND LIFE - AND PLACE IT BEFORE GOD AS AN OFFERING. EMBRACING WHAT GOD DOES FOR YOU IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR HIM. ROMANS 12:1