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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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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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Bingo with JOY and GRACE!

On Sunday, January 8, JOY! members and friends will be guests of FPC’s GRACE Youth Group for lunch and Bingo. We will meet at 12:30 in the Multipurpose Room immediately following the worship service. We invite you to sign up in the Narthex and come join us for this annual event that we all enjoy. It’s a wonderful way to get to know some amazing young people!


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De-decorating the church

On January 7 at 10:00, please join the Worship Ministry to take down the Christmas decorations from the sanctuary and narthex. We’ll have donuts and coffee. This is an excellent opportunity for students needing service hours and for families that want to pitch in and help around the church. The more the merrier and the quicker we’ll be done. If you have questions, contact Sara Bowden at sara.bowden@yahoo.com.


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Defying Gravity

Escaping the Pull of Consumerism:  A Conversation with Tom Berlin, Author of Defying Gravity: Break Free from the Culture of More.   Fairfax Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Sunday, February 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Event is without charge, followed by book-signing.   Do you feel the pull of consumerism? If so, Tom Berlin invites you to break free from the culture of more and become a more generous follower of Jesus. “In Tom Berlin’s accessible and engaging style, you will find freedom to think about your finances and stewardship in a way that lifts burdens and pulls you toward Jesus.” — Jacob Armstrong, author of Treasure  “Defying Gravity is for people who want to follow Jesus but find it hard because of the powerful hold money has on our lives.” — David McAllister-Wilson, President, Wesley Theological Seminary “This book challenges us to pause our busy life, take a deep breath, and discern as disciples of Jesus Christ whether we will live a life conforming to the world or a life transformed in Christ.” —Young Jin Cho, Bishop, Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church In addition to this book talk, all are invited to a discussion of Defying Gravity, led by FPC pastor Henry Brinton on Sunday mornings, Jan 22, 29, and Feb 5 at 10 a.m.  The book is available at the book talk or on amazon.com


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Race Matters, Part II

Paul Denmon and Rochon Bumgardner will continue the important conversation on racism in America.  We will take a closer look at what racism is and how it is manifested in our society, using a curriculum published by the Thoughtful Christians.  We will review and dig deeper into topics such as  “Racism 101,” “A History of Racism in America,” “The Bible and Racism,” and “White Privilege.”  (Dates: Nov. 27-January 15; with breaks on 12/25 and 1/1 in MPR)


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Nutrition Workshop Meeting

Will meet in the Library on Sunday December 11 at 10 am. All are welcome. We need Volunteers to sign up to help before and during the Jan 22 workshop. Contact Kathleen for more info at mulvihillmk2@aol.com


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