Monthly Archives: January 2017


Theology and Racism discussions

St. Marks Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD is hosting two discussions on race and theology. Feb 10 – 11, 2017: Dr. Willie Jennings will give a presentation followed by a Q&A on Fri night and Saturday morning will have a panel discussion and then conversation groups about how to respond and future steps. Mar 30, 2017: Dr James Cone, author of “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” will give a presentation and discussion. Details at Origin of Race flyer.


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February JOY

On February 19, JOY! Ministry will present an interesting and informative panel discussion about the mission outreach of our church. Panelists will be Clark Bowden, from GRACE youth group; Kathy Squires and Renna Jordan, who visited Texas to work with PDA, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for refugees from Central America; and Dr. Brad Pontz, from MidLife Men on a Mission. Meet in MPR, 12:30 pm for light lunch.. Sign up in Narthex.


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PopUp Mission!!

Help prepare a SuperMeal for our homeless friends in need. We’ll be cooking in the kitchen from 10 to 130 this Sunday, February 5th. Come before or after worship. There’s plenty to do! Coordinator is Cate Rodman.


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Show your love with EE

Show your love with EE

Chocolate Hearts are the perfect treat for your valentine. Organic 55% cacao chocolate hearts come wrapped in festive red foil. 24 to a box. Make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet. Check EE display in narthex.


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Feast & Fellowship

Start 2017 meeting and eating with other church members. MCM is currently organizing Season One of Feast & Fellowship. These will be Saturday or Sunday dinner groups, hosted in homes as a chance to meet folks from a different pew, aisle, or service!  More details coming soon!


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Lamb Center Supply Drive in February

FPC collects and delivers supplies to support the Lamb Center every February. Items needed link. ICYMI: The Lamb Center, a day shelter for unsheltered folks, has moved locations and is able to offer more space and services to support this community. Check out thelambcenter.org to learn more as well as read stories of how compassion and hospitality has touched lives.


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Usher in the new year!

Sunday morning ushering is a great way to meet people and help provide a worshipping environment for our congregation. Lighting candles, preparing the pews, handing out bulletins, and cleaning up. Ushers work in four teams–one for each service alternating months. Come see if this is a way for you to contribute to our FPC community! Talk to any usher or ministers for details. Minute for Ushering Attachments Minute for Ushering (828 kB)


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Usher Teams

The usher team coordinates Sunday morning needs for staff, members and visitors. Prior to the service they light the candles and assist the communion team with setting the table. Often the first to greet the congregation, the ushers distribute bulletins and assist worshipers to their seats. During the service they collect the offering and prayer cards. After the service, the team straightens and restores the pew racks in preparation for the next service. Time commitments are divided among team members and services in monthly rotations. Service is limited to Sunday mornings and occasional seasonal services or special events.


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Jan 15 Worship and Collection

Both “Civil Rights Weekend” and “Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday” are being observed at FPC, Jan. 15. Four PW speakers will share stories of bold women who used their gifts to work for social justice. A special offering will be taken for Church World Service which provides blankets and tools of hope to help families worldwide recover from disasters. Thank you for donating to this mission as FPC women work to aid and empower those in need.  


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