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FPC Fall Preview: Your Next Step

Article posted on Friday, August, 14th, 2009 at 2:23 PM

FALL 2009 @ FPC: your next step

We want to see every member engaged regularly in:
•    public and personal WORSHIP,
•    growth in grace under the TEACHING of the Word,
•    NURTURE through mutual care and fellowship, and
•    serving in some kind of REACHING ministry to the church and to the world.
What is your next step in pursuing God, his ways, and people?

WORSHIP
Jesus unplugged: New sermon series in Morning Worship begins September 13. Bring “ordinary life” and “kingdom life” together by listening to Jesus answering questions, Jesus conversing at the supper table, Jesus talking things over, Jesus telling stories—Jesus unhurried and interruptible.

Choir: 4:45 pm each Sunday. A joyful heart and a willingness to raise your voice in praise to the Lord are all you need.

Children’s choir: ages 3-2nd grade, 6:30-7:00 pm on Sunday nights. Children’s choir trains young saints to praise God in song and to glorify God through catechism memorization. Children join us in Evening Worship and then are dismissed prior to the sermon.

TEACHING
Wednesday Night Connection:

Supper at 5:15. Call the church office for reservations.
Wednesday Night Connection starts at 6 pm. Adults choose an elective:
•    Framework of Faith: a study of fundamental Christian teaching that aims to be rigorous and refreshing, systematic and stimulating, taught by Phillip Palmertree.
•    What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage: a DVD and discussion series featuring Paul Tripp.
First Wednesday nights of each month:
•    Women’s study of The Prodigal God study returns September 2, led by Maureen Boswell.
•    Men’s Forum: strength for the fight of Christian living through Fight Clubs: Gospel-Centered Discipleship.

Kid’s Connection
(New curriculum from Children Desiring God Ministries)
•    3s, 4s, and 5s – He Has Been Clearly Seen: A Study on Seeing and Delighting in God’s Glory
•    1st-3rd grade – I Stand in Awe: A Study on the Bible
•    4th-6th – Fight the Good Fight: A Study on Persevering in the Faith

Youth Connection
August 19 & 26: Join us in the sanctuary for the final two episodes of The Truth Project.
September 2: Dive into Deuteronomy, More Grace, More Love.

NURTURE

Church-wide Rally Day Breakfast
When:  Sunday, August 16 at 8:45 am
Cost:  $1.00 per person (Dress casually if you’d like.)
Rally Day, our annual celebration of our Sunday School program, will follow at 9:45 am in the Sanctuary.

New Ladies’ Bible studies:
Instruments in the Redeemers’ Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul Tripp—Begins Thursday, August 27, 8:15-9:15 am in the Jackson Room. Call Judy Potts (289-6075).

Study of 1&2 Kings and 1&2 Chronicles—Begins Wednesday, September 2, 8:30-10:30 am at the home of Lynda Temple (290-0123).

Men’s groups: Men groups will be back in September. Old groups will be reunited, and a couple of new groups will be forming. Talk with your group leader. If you want to join up for the first time, talk with Phillip.

Prime-Timers: Keenagers Conference at Ridge Haven Conference Center in Brevard, North Carolina. Some slots are still available. See Owen Oliver for more information.

Special Youth Events:
Canoeing on the Okatoma River (Saturday, Aug. 29th)
Fall Retreat at Lake Forest Ranch (weekend of Oct. 17-18)

REACHING

Youth Service Day: The youth of FPC want to know if any of our Senior Saints have any jobs around the house or yard that we can help you with. Once we know what you need, we will plan a time to show our love through service. Please call Grant Carroll, 601-421-1277, or Greg LeVert, 289-3160, with your request.

Reaching Out at Home: Do you have a heart for the mission field close to home? If you are, you are invited to a meeting directed toward developing and strengthening FPC ministry vehicles for local outreach and mercy ministry, English as a Second Language (ESL), church planting in North America, special needs ministry, campus ministries, military chaplaincy, disaster relief, and other ways of reaching out to our nearby neighbors and those in spiritual need across our nation. We will meet over sandwiches on Sunday evening, August 23, in the Jackson Room right after Evening Worship.

World Mission Conference: October 9-11
Guests include: Main speaker Dr. Richard Pratt (Third Millennium Ministries), Rev. Bill Bradford (Peru Mission), and Chad Smith (RUF, Belhaven College).