Army Reserve Breakfast
Join us on Friday, November 4th @ 7 am as we honor those serving our nation. We will host the Army Reserve Unit with a breakfast celebration. The Disciple Men and Women will host this event. If you can help, please let Janie Barcus or Dean Cramer know that you are willing to help serve those who serve to protect us. Read the bulletin here.
THANKSGIVING DINNER AT FCC
The church would like to host a Thanksgiving dinner for our congregation after the worship service on Sunday, November 20. To ensure that all aspects of preparation and clean up are covered we are forming a Thanksgiving Dinner Committee to meet once or twice.
The church would like to provide turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and rolls with the congregation bringing side dishes and desserts. If you would like to make a monetary contribution for the turkeys, please put your money in a pew envelope and mark it "turkey" or leave it in the office.
There is a signup sheet in the narthex. Please sign up for an area where you feel that you could help out. The Thanksgiving Dinner Committee meeting has been changed to Sunday, October 23 after worship. Grab a cup of coffee and a cookie and let's talk turkey. Read the bulletin here
Coats for Kids
As summer winds down and school begins, we look forward to another great year. As the weather begins to change, we ask that if you have any gently used coats that you are no longer using or need, or if you would like to purchase new coats, to contribute them to Coats for Kids. Let’s do our part in keeping kids warm! Read the bulletin here.
I shall not need
Despite the traditional wording (“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want”), Psalm 23 declares that God provides everything we need — not everything we desire. “He makes me lie down … ” Sometimes our busyness is useful; other times it’s how we feel in control or superior to others. God knows we need to rest and sometimes must make us do so!
“He leads me beside still waters … ” Although we often prefer noisy distractions, God knows we need quiet to hear him and have our souls restored.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Rather than a boast (“Ha! See how God spreads a banquet in my honor while others look on!”), this is a reminder that God wants us to dine with our enemies. We might not be able to stand those people, but God pursues reconciliation. In the process, “goodness and mercy … follow me all … my life.” That’s what we need the most.