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New in the FPC Library: The True Story of Todd Beamer

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. In the midst of the terrible events of that day, a group of heroic airline passengers on United Flight 93 intervened to stop their flight from being used as a terrorist weapon. The passengers included devout evangelical Christian Todd Beamer. Learn about the true story of Todd Beamer and his widow Lisa by checking out the book Let’s Roll: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage in FPC’s Library. It is an inspiring story of how God is faithful even in life’s most difficult times.


Marriage Resources

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This past Sunday, FPC’s Russ Guppy gave a great sermon on Christian marriage. If you need resources to strengthen your marriage, learn what the Bible says about marriage, or heal from the impact of divorce, check out our online marriage resources. And stop by FPC’s library on Sunday where you will find a number of these resources, including the two books highlighted in Russ’s sermon.


Invite to Relaunch of FPC’s Library on Sept. 11

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Did you know that FPC has a library in Fellowship Hall filled with books and DVDs and audio resources just waiting to be used? If you are looking for high quality resources for your children or yourself to help you grow in your Christian faith, stop by and visit! We have a large collection of children’s books, adult Christian fiction, Bible commentaries and helps, and DVDs. If you haven’t stopped by recently, come and check us out! We have been pruning, cleaning, and adding books and resources during the summer. In addition to books and other resources, our plan over the next year is to make the Library “Information Central,” so that it will be a one-stop place for information about church programs and events.
 

We also have a new website for the Library, and even a growing online catalog! Checking out library materials is quick and simple... just take the library card attached to the book or DVD and fill out the date, your name, your phone or email, and then drop the card in the basket on the desk in the middle of the library. The library is open before the worship service and after the worship service on Sunday mornings. Checking out materials is self-service and can be done whether or not someone is staffing the library.



MS/HS Class: The Gospels

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If you are in High School or Middle School, come to Sunday School this Fall and explore the story, the history, and the meaning of the Gospels at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings. This class is a great way to become better grounded in your faith. We will be using the new “Drive Thru History” DVD series The Gospels hosted by Dave Stotts, which was filmed in the actual locations where Jesus preached and performed his miracles. During the first half of each class, we will watch the DVD, and during the second half we will discuss what we’ve learned. Facilitators: John West, Sonja West, Gregg Leach. Location: Youth Room (Synder, Main Building). Adults are also welcome to attend, especially parents of teens! For more information, contact sonja@nutley.org. Class starts on September 18.
 

 

 

 


Second Wednesday Potluck Starts on Sept. 14 @ 6:00 pm!

 
Join us on Wednesday, September 14 in Fellowship Hall from 6:00-7:00 pm for our monthly Wednesday night potluck on the second Wednesday of the month. Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. For those so inclined, we will end with a brief time for announcements or prayer requests that people may want to share. Please bring either soup, salad, entree, or dessert to share as well as beverages for your own family. We will supply tables, plates, and cutlery. Because of allergies within our church, please don’t bring anything with nuts, and label anything that contains gluten. For more information, contact Richard Shepard, rshepard42796@gmail.com. Mark your calendar for the following potluck dates this fall: September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.


FPC Youth Potluck Invite

FPC YOUTH POTLUCK INVITE

Sunday, September 11th @ 5 p.m.

FPC youth ministry is inviting families and students grades 6-12 to join us to kick off the year with a potluck @ FPC. This is a great chance to meet our leaders, learn about upcoming events and get plugged in! 
 
Please bring something to share by last name:   

A-R Main Dish     S-Z Dessert



Dinners For Eight is Coming!

DINNERS FOR EIGHT IS COMING!                                                                                                                           

D48 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 2nd at FPC.
 
Any questions contact Amy Forslund                                                             
253-318-6913    amerforslund@yahoo.com


FPC Family Picnic at Point Ruston

FPC FAMILY PICNIC AT POINT RUSTON   

Let’s kick off the school year with a picnic!

Sunday, September 11th 12:30-2:30pm

Pick up some take out or pack a lunch and head on down to the waterfront after church to enjoy time to reconnect with old friends and make new friends!

We will meet on the grassy area next to the park in front of the new condos- (look for balloons). There is a spray park and a little beach area to enjoy too!

A yummy dessert will be provided!



All Church 40-Day Prayer Challenge

PRAYER CHALLENGE                                                                                                                                             

The ALL CHURCH 40 Day Devotional Prayer Challenge will begin Monday September 12th.
Get your book before or after church in Fellowship Hall or in the church office during the week.
Book price is $5.00.


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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