Here is the link to show you how to put together a Resurrection Garden for the church and for your home. Now is the time to plant that garden, along with seeds of hope and prayer for spiritual growth for us and thereby continued growth of the church.
Every six months we focus on one missionary family and their needs with additional financial and prayer support through our “above and beyond the budget” special gifts. This fall our focus is on Matthew and Teresa Lee with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Cameroon. Our objective is to raise $2,000.00 during October/November. One potential project they have identified is support to help fund the work of the young man below that Matthew is training. So far we have raised just over $1000.
Matthew’s department was recently able to hire Louis Pascal, a Cameroonian, to work with him in Language Technology. As the Lee’s look toward their next furlough, Matthew is training Louis Pascal to help bridge the gap while Matthew and Teresa are home, and to free them to do additional translation work. Over the past few months Louis Pascal has been helping Matthew translate training materials into French, doing research, and helping to facilitate workshops. Louis Pascal already plays a major and rewarding part in bringing the Bible to the people of Cameroon. Currently Louis Pascal’s project is currently funded at 60%. It is used to pay Louis Pascal’s salary and provide for his materials, travel, and training. Would you consider helping to support Language Technology (and Matthew) for this special project?
Make your gifts payable to First Presbyterian Church. Mark them for Wycliffe. We will forward all the funds that are raised at the end of November. Contact Art Carter if you have any questions.
The Ladies’ Circle will meet Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the Philathea Room.
Our studies this year will be taken from the book “Attitude Is Your Paintbrush, It colors every Situation” by James W. Moore. We will cover such subjects as, The Attitude of Gratitude, The Attitude of Compassion, and many other aspects that make up our lives. Eloise Wilder will be the leader. All ladies are encouraged to attend for a time of “study and fellowship”.
New Plans for First Pres Youth!
Just a few days ago the session, as a further investment in our Year of the Child emphasis, voted to hire LeeAnne Pulliam as our new youth coordinator. We are planning now for twice a month meetings with middle and high school youth, and once a month for the younger kids. Each month we are also looking at a service or fun event for all.
LeeAnne is a young adult with a combination of skills and faith. She is an active member of her church in Roxboro, NC, married to a race car driver, and is a physical therapist by trade. She says she is “diligent in communication, thrives in creativity, and always gives 200%!” She is now a professional photographer, and was a cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers football team, so we are praying for God to use all of her background and organizational skill to make wonderful things happen here.
Look for her contact, as groundwork begins immediately for a strong and hopeful ministry. You will be blessed as soon as you meet her.
The session, on recommendation of Christian Education committee, approved purchase of new playground equipment for a north property playground near the new picnic shelter. The cost will be about $7500. This may be the lasting legacy you want to give to the church, so if you would like to contribute towards that project, mark your gifts appropriately or ask a session member about it.
If we need to cancel or adjust worship or ministry events due to weather,
we will send a church email and post news in this section of our page about
whether we will proceed or adjust due to or because of weather.
May God bless us all and keep us safe
as we continue to be the church in all kinds of weather!
April 15 – 3nd Sunday of Easter
Sermon: “You Are Witnesses”
Scriptures: Psalm 4; Luke 24:36b-48
April 22 – 4th Sunday of Easter
Scriptures: Acts 8:26-40; Col. 1:24-29
April 29 – 5th Sunday of Easter
Scriptures: Isaiah 43: 10-19; 1 Thess. 2:9-13
May 6 – 6th Sunday of Easter
Sermon: “In God”
Scriptures: Psalm 84:1-12; Acts 17:22-31
May 13 – 7th Sunday of Easter
Sermon: “The Father Almighty”
Scriptures: Revelations 1:3-8; II Cor. 6:11-18
This is the last month to collect.
This project is a great way to get rid of broken and any unused crayons laying around, and keep them out of the landfill. We have collected quite a few boxes and the bin is fairly full, but we would love to have several containers to give to Matthew Bain in his efforts to help children in hospitals have a little joy.
When God’s spirit hovers on bread and wine, they become holy. In fact, they become the body of Jesus Christ.
When we gather and bless a meal in Jesus’ name, it becomes a blessing, and takes on heavenly note.
When we build a picnic shelter and bless it for ministry, gatherings there become holy, different than those of the world, and it becomes holy.
Picnic turns to communion, and communion becomes God’s people at their best.
When we think a thought, and it is inspired by God, it becomes a heavenly thought.
And when we think, eat, or speak in worship, those earthly actions become heavenly realities. Psalm 34:8 shows us how to taste and see what God can do.
Let the things you do become holy by their closeness to God, and you will see ordinary situations turn into miracles.
An, Lord Knows, our world needs miracles.
Blessings and Peace,
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