What's Happening Now at FCPC?
All information below is presented as if the current date is October 22. This page is updated Fridays with information from the coming Sunday's pew sheet.
LOGOS IS HERE! Tonight’s Logos theme is Pumpkin Patch. Wear something orange tonight and come visit it with a friend! Each Sunday night from 4:30 to 7 PM we welcome children age 5 through grade 5 for a comprehensive program which includes noncompetitive recreation, Bible study, family time with a theme-based meal followed by an experience where children learn to worship.
Logos is designed to welcome children from the wider community – not just our church. Friends are welcome.
THE INQUIRER’S CLASS answers questions new members and visitors might have about FCPC and the Presbyterian faith. What do Presbyterians believe? How does our church work? A great class for those interested in joining, new members, or just those who want to know more about the church! All are welcome. This class, led by our senior pastor, Cliff Stewart, will meet during the Sunday School hour in the church office area for the next few weeks. Missed this week’s class? That’s okay—feel free to join us next week!
TRUNK-N-TREAT WILL BE HERE SOON, and unless we want to be overrun by mummies, ninjas, princesses, and pirates, we need candy! Look for the Trunk-n-Treat box. Drop off a little, drop off a lot, or give money marked for Trunk-n-Treat so we can bring smiles to hundreds of children who will pass through our parking lot on October 29th from 5:00 pm until the candy runs out.
THANK YOU PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN for the replacement of two low-to-the-ground toilets with handicap accessible toilets. The two taller toilets are in the women’s room near Faith Hall. This practical improvement is just one of the many ways PW makes a difference here at home as well as on the mission field.
THE FOOD PANTRY is looking ahead. As fall arrives, our attention at the pantry turns to our Thanksgiving bags for needy families.
In October we would like to collect 200 cans of corn and 200 cans of green beans. We also have a great need for canned fruit and instant mashed potatoes.
We are still accepting donations of boxes of stuffing, cranberry sauce., cake mixes and icing. If each person gives generously, we can meet our goal.
It’s also time to start thinking ahead to Christmas. We are collecting new and gently used toys. If you have toys you would like to donate, bring them to the church office. In addition, monetary donations are always appreciated. Thank you for your continuing support of this vital ministry.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 500 years ago, Martin Luther was a Catholic monk, but he was a Catholic with concerns—95 of them to be exact. This Wednesday Night, come to hear Dr. Doug Foster, church historian, talk about Martin Luther at the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Dr. Forster will be joining us for two weeks, so it will not be something to miss. If you do, you’ll have to wait another 500 years for the next big anniversary!
Menu: Chicken Spaghetti ● Fresh Cut Salad
Garlic Bread ● Dessert
The format for our supper/programs is simple. We gather at 5:45 PM to eat together at table. Feel free to bring your own food or sign up by Tuesday noon before the program for our catered dinner. Then at 6:30 PM our program begins. We end at or before 7:30 PM. We welcome all to join us.
LOVE SO AMAZING is our Stewardship theme for 2018. That’s what all our giving is based upon – God’s amazing love which we know in Christ Jesus.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, is our congregation’s Consecration Sunday. We hope you will plan to attend two events that day: Sunday morning worship (8:30 AM or 11 AM) and the Celebration Lunch at noon. As is our custom, we will celebrate with some good Texas barbecue!
Next week Cliff will begin a series of sermons that emphasize what we can do in cooperation with God. We give in gratitude, not in order to earn God’s love, but because of God’s love.
Please plan to attend worship on Consecration Sunday and stay for the Celebration Luncheon afterward. You can confirm you luncheon reservation by calling Barbara McLean in the church office at 325/677-3501, or emailing her at email@example.com. No one will call on you at your home for a pledge. However, if we haven’t heard from you by Monday, October 30, we will be contacting you so we can know how many people to expect for lunch.
OUR YOUNG ADULT THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP (YANC) meets at 7:30 pm every Thursday at the home of Cliff and Evie Stewart. We are beginning a new study on the Beatitudes.. Our study begins at 7:30 followed by snacks at 8:30 pm. This is a very healthy face-to-face group that continues to build relationships with a spiritual undergirding. Besides that - it is a lot of fun. Come give it a try. 1125 Glenwood Drive is the place to be on Thursday night!
Sunday Night, October 22
Mid-High – 5:00-6:30 PM
All Youth Dinner – 6:00-6:30 PM
Sr-High – 6:00-7:30
Each Sunday evening, the youth comes together for a game, a meal, and a lesson. For our current Sunday night lesson series, FCPC’s Youth examines the question of the week written by an anonymous teen and evaluates the response written by the advice columnist. After reading sections of scripture that are relevant to the advice column, the group finishes the lesson by asking, “What would Jesus write?”
Wednesday Evening, October 25
All Youth – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
On Wednesday night, all Youth are welcome to join us for a lively discussion and fun games at 6:30! This week’s question is, “Is believing in Jesus really the only way to get to heaven?”
Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28
All Youth Lock-In – 9 PM – 6:30 AM
The youth are taking over the church and shutting the doors for a SPOOKY night of fun games, food, and movies. For this Halloween-themed lock in, we will have fun video game competitions, several hide- and-seek-based group games, movies running on the big screen all night, and a large breakfast before we send everyone home at 6 am. We hope you will come fight off the sun with us this Friday evening to Saturday morning.
Sunday, October 29
Church School – 9:45 AM
All Youth – The Mug Stop
With the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas still heavy on our hearts, once again we find ourselves processing impossible emotions and searching for answers that can’t be found about things that can’t be understood. Next week in church school we’ll revisit what it means to lament.
Thursday, October 26 – 7:30 PM
The Austin Youth Room
What is the Emerging Adults Ministry? This is meeting for anyone who has graduated from high school and who is younger than 25(ish). We will have a FREE dinner, a lesson, and fellowship. Questions? Know an emerging adult in need of a church group? Call/text Kristen at 912 -661-2925 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY SCHOOL for children (Kindergarten through 5th grade) begins on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the Marketplace room on the ground level down the long hallway under Fellowship Hall! We have great teachers and this is an outstanding opportunity to learn and grow. If you would like to know more specifics, please ask Jacob Snowden, DCE.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH is a wonderful place for your five year old – first grade child following the Time for Young Disciples in the 11 am service. Your child’s teacher will meet the children in the foyer right after they are dismissed from the children’s sermon. Then at the end of the service our Godly Play teacher will bring the children to the Visitor’s Desk and remain with them until parent(s) arrive.
GARDEN NEWS! Our Meditation and Community Garden at FCPC continues to bloom and prosper. If you’d like to help work in the garden, the gardening hours are being updated for the fall to Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 am.
In addition, the sidewalks around the garden have been replaced. Be sure to take a stroll on the new sidewalk and enjoy the new, safer walkway!
B.O.B.S. continues to serve a need. In September 1606 guests were served breakfast (47 being youth). That brings our year's total to 14,522 breakfasts (410 being to youth). In addition, sack lunches including 23,156 sandwiches have been given out so far this year.
Your monetary donations are always appreciated, and if you would like to be a part of a FCPC Thursday morning team, please contact Margaret Beasley at 692-4149.
WOULD YOU LIKE to receive “Cliff’s Notes” or our Mid-Week Memo via email? A good way to hear about FCPC Breaking News! Put your email address in the offering plate, visit the church website or email email@example.com and say “Subscribe to Emails”.
Would you like email updates from FCPC?
If so please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to Cliff's Notes, our church-wide mailing list. Please include your name and email address with your request.