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The tradition of coloring eggs for Easter goes back to the early Christians. Over the years, the colors used in dying the eggs took on symbolic meaning: RED is associated with the blood of Jesus and is a symbol of love; GREY, the color of ashes represent mourning and repentance; GOLD for all this is valuable; YELLOW, the happiness of the sun; ROSE, joy and jubilation; BLACK signifies darkness and WHITE, the purity and grace of Easter. Join us as we celebrate Lent with the colors of Easter.
GOLD: The Value of Easter
Lenten Bible Study: Fridays throughout Lent.
YELLOW: The Happiness of Easter
Lenten Family Crafts:
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
We will meet after church to decorate cookies for homebound members. Refreshments will be served.
ROSE: The Joy of Easter
Hymn Sing at Lake Vista/Shepherd of the Valley:
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
We will meet at the Church at 2PM and visit both facilities for a hymn sing along. After, we will return to the church for a pizza and pot luck dinner. Last name A thru M brings a dessert; N thru Z a salad or side
RED: The Love of Easter
Maundy Thursday Service:
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, at 7 p.m.
BLACK: The Sorrow of Easter
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
The Sanctuary will be open for meditation on the crucifixion of Christ 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
WHITE: The Grace of Easter
Easter Sunday Service:
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, at 10 a.m.
DETAIL ON FPC LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
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Using dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching by Kyle Idleman, The Easter Experience conveys the heart of God’s loving plan for us. Paint yourself into the story as Jesus and His followers walk through the passion and resurrection of Christ. The Easter Experience brings the journey to life by combining cinematic video and biblically-based teaching. What if what happened then changes everything now?
Each week we will meet at 6 PM for dinner and fellowship. The study will begin after dinner when we will watch a short video followed by an interactive discussion. (On Week 3 we will meet on a Sunday after services for the study and then enjoy lunch). Each study is self-contained, so if you cannot attend every week, you can still participate on the sessions that fit your schedule.
THE GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS
Join us in celebrating the multitude of gifts that this special season can offer, keeping in mind the True Gift of Christmas, Jesus: when our God, incarnate, left eternity and joined with humanity. It all started with a helpless baby, being born in a small village in a humble stable.
The Gift of Tradition: Decorating the Church
Join us after worship and help prepare our church for the season as we decorate the church and consider all this special season has to hold for us. Lunch will be provided.
The Gift of Spirit: Advent Prayer Journey
A spiritual journey that will take you through various stations throughout the church that will help to center you on the true meaning of the Season. Lunch will be provided. Signup sheet is posted in the Fellowship Hall. WAIT. WATCH. WONDER. Spread the light.
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.