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Can You Hear the Bells? Start of a New Bell Choir Year

It’s that time of year again! School is almost starting, Kick-Off Sunday is approaching, and our youth bell choirs begin soon!
 
This year we are planning to have both a Chapel Bell Choir and a Lindsey Bell Choir. Chapel Bells is a beginning bell choir for grades 5 – 8. Lindsey Bells is a more advanced choir for grades 9 and up. Musical experience is not necessary when joining either bell choir, though it can only help. Our Bell Choir Director, Daniel Heath, says that all you need is two hands and the ability to count to four.
 
Chapel Bells meet from  7-8 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
Lindsey Bells meet from  6-7 pm on Wednesday nights also in Middleton Parlor.
 
Daniel Heath will be at the bell table in Stone Hall (aka Fellowship Hall) on Kickoff Sunday (September 11).  He will have information and sign up sheets for all who are interested. 
 
He is also planning to be at the youth group kick-off potluck later that day to speak about the bell choir.
 
Our first day of bell choir practice this year is on  September 14.  We hope to see you there!
 
Any other questions that desperately need answering before September 11th? Contact Daniel Heath or Sonja West.
 
 
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Kick-Off Sunday on September 11

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Join us as we kick-off our Fall programs on Sunday, September 11. Come early at 9:15 am in Fellowship Hall and learn about all of the programs and activities at our church will be offering in coming months. Then participate in worship at 10:30 am with special music, Holy Communion, and a sermon by Pastor Eric!


Adult Education Classes Fall 2016

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Join us on Sunday mornings this Fall from 9:15-10:15 am for one of our Adult Education classes that will take you deeper into the Christian faith and help you further develop a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.
 

Living in Christ’s Presence (9/18-10/16)

In this 5-week DVD-based class, the late Dallas Willard (a Philosophy Professor at the University of Southern California and noted author of influential books on spiritual formation) and John Ortberg (Senior Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church) explore what it means to live well in light of God’s kingdom and His calling on our lives as His disciples.The class will revolve around DVD presentations by Dallas Willard and John Ortberg followed by discussion of the ideas that were presented. Facilitator: Matt Pickard. Location: Middleton Parlor, Main Building.
 

Prayer (9/18-10/16)

In his book Prayer, Tim Keller says that prayer is both a conversation and an encounter with God. J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom title their book on prayer Finding our Way through Duty to Delight. When we make over our hearts to God in prayer, He is reshaping us and conforming us more and more to His own image, His own desire for us, and to our own deepest desire for ourselves: God with us. Join us as we explore prayer and experience the awe and intimacy of God which is ours through prayer; as we learn to listen for the still, small voice of God with the ear of our hearts; to talk with Him in the cool of the garden; and to encounter Him in the real day-by-day walk of our lives. Instructor: Annie Lockwood. Location: Gold Room, South Building.
 

The Fulfillment of an Old Promise: Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapters 9-11 (10/30-11/16)

In this third installment of his study of Paul’s letter to the Romans, internationally recognized Bible teacher and author Rev. Earl Palmer will explore Romans 9-11 and show how Christ fulfilled the promises God made to the Jewish people in the Old Testament. He will also explain how these chapters provide an important key for understanding the book as a whole.


Worship at Camp McCullough THIS Sunday!

Just a reminder that there will be NO church service here at FPC this Sunday August 28th. Our Worship Service & All Church BBQ will be held out at
Camp McCullough starting at 10:30am. Camp is located at:  20665 S.E. 264th St. Covington, WA 98042 (phone: 253-951-9024; access is from SE 264th Street). Come on up and join us! The BBQ is $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family. Hope to see you there!
 
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Reminder To Our Congregation

Just a reminder that there will be NO church service here at FPC this Sunday August 28th. Our Worship Service & All Church BBQ will be held out at Camp McCullough starting at 10:30am. Camp is located at:  20665 S.E. 264th St. Covington, WA 98042 (phone: 253-951-9024; access is from SE 264th Street). Come on up and join us! The BBQ is $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family. Hope to see you there!


MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) Information

MOPS childcare volunteers needed! Just 2 hours twice a month 9:00am-11:30am on the 2nd & 4th Thursday. Our MOPS Ministry depends on our volunteers. Moppets Volunteers: Please attend an orientation meeting on Thursday, September 1st at 10:00am in the Gold Room/South Building, We will review the MOPS schedule, emergency plan, background checks and answer any questions. Contact Barb Gehrett at 253-833-8558 for any questions.                     

 



Dinner For Eight is Coming!!

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Dinners for Eight provides an opportunity for the congregation and church participants to gather together intentionally and regularly to gain relationship, belonging, have fun and fellowship!  Sign up in fellowship hall in the month of September.  
 
Kick off October 2 at FPC
Any questions contact Amy Forslund ayt  253-318-6913 or

 



All Church 40 Day Devotional Prayer Challenge

The ALL CHURCH 40 Day Devotional Prayer Challenge will begin on Monday, September 12th. Get your book on Sundays after church in Fellowship Hall or in the church office during the week. Book price is $5.00.
 
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Women’s Ministry Dinner

Amy Forslund would like to invite all women of FPC to dinner and a discussion of Women’s Ministry at FPC on Tuesday, August 30 from 6-9 pm at the Forslund residence. This is not committing you to a role/job/task! There are some exciting and simply fun activities the women’s ministry is focusing on this year. This dinner meeting is about gaining incite and we are wanting your ideas, direction and your energy. Hope you will join us. Please RSVP to Amy Forslund by Sunday August 28th. RSVP by emailing amerforslund@yahoo.com or texting 253-318-6913.

 




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