The Christmas season comes upon us so quickly and goes by us in a blur. This year, we are presenting pre-Advent activities, or The Advent of Advent. Take some time to drink in the holiday and center yourself before it gets too hectic as we share The Gifts of the Season.
October 26th through November 2nd: Wrap up Warren Coat & Blanket Drive
Bring new or gently used coats and blankets to church during this time. All articles collected will be donated to the Warren Family Mission.
November 2nd – The Gift of Hope: *Pre-Advent Kick Off Lunch & A Movie
We will wrap up our Coat and Blanket drive and kick off our pre-advent activities with the movie, The Christmas Experience. Lunch will be provided.
November 9th – The Gift of Community: Alternative Christmas
Join us in the Fellowship Hall after church and get your Christmas shopping done early and help local and global charities.
November 16th – The Gift of Love: The Love Tree
Come to Church to celebrate Founder’s Day and don’t forget to pick up a name from our Love Tree.
November 23rd – The Gift of Creativity: Advent Craft Sunday
A Christmas craft for the whole family to enjoy. Make an Advent count-down garland for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Refreshments will be provided.
The Christmas Experience is a small group study that examines the Christmas story in detail, helping groups prepare for the Christmas season. Each episode will focus on how God chose each individual in the Christmas story for a specific purpose. Those participating in The Christmas Experience study will be able to find themselves in the Christmas story as they learn that what happened then changes everything now.
Friday, November 7th: At Just the Right Time
Is God’s timing ever wrong? See how the birth of Jesus came at just the right time in just the right place. The menu is a pot luck dinner where we are asking everyone to bring their favorite appetizer. Drinks and desserts will be provided.
Friday, November 14th: Favored One
Explore Mary’s place in the Christmas story. Dinner will be provided and feature sloppy joes.
Friday, November 21st: Faithful One
A study of Joseph and the part he played in the birth of Jesus. The menu will be a salad bar where lettuce, meats and dressings will be provided; we are asking everyone to bring their favorite salad add-in.
Rally Day is always a good time for the FPC family and a perfect time to invite a friend to experience our fellowship. We hope you’ll be inSPIREd to join us and celebrate what is sure to be the best year yet at FPC!!You won’t want to miss this chance to kick off another program year at FPC!! Following our service, you’re invited to join your Church family for an informal day of fellowship, food and fun.
We’re asking members with last names beginning with A to M to bring a side dish/salad to feed 12 people. Those members with last names N to Z are asked to bring a dessert to share with 12 people. The Rally Day committee will provide the main course, beverages and table service.
Rally Day is always a good time for the FPC family and a perfect time to invite a friend to experience our fellowship. We hope you’ll be inSPIREd to join us and celebrate what is sure to be the best year yet at FPC!!