March 3, 2019

Post date: Feb 28, 2019 4:30:30 PM

Change of venue for Men’s Lunch March 5 and 26 will be at The Palace Café in the Teanaway Room at 11:45a.m. All men are welcome!

TODAY after worship, a Ministry Fair will be happening in the Fellowship Hall. We are hoping to recruit and involve more people in Worship & Music, Youth, Education, Property Management, Congregational Life, Stewardship and Outreach. Someone from each ministry will be at a table to greet you and explain more about what the ministry does. Plus, there will be goodies at the ministry tables.

FISH Food Needs canned fruit and veggies, canned prepared foods (chili, ravioli), canned meats, rice, pasta, cereal. People food only! Please no big bags of rice or beans, only 1-2lb bags. If you are unable to shop cash donations are also being accepted by JulieAnna Boss and the office and she will do the shopping for you.

Thank you to the Boss family for shopping and transporting the food for weigh- ins. Thank you also to Fred & Jean Cutlip for their continued support of the Food Bank.

Hymn-a-gras and Jambalaya March 5th at 6 pm (Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras) Everyone is invited to enjoy a jambalaya potluck supper at 6pm and then sing hymns to your heart’s content with Tor Blaisdell and Betty Kramlich at 7pm.

The season of Lent begins this Ash Wednesday, March 6th with worship at 7pm. Our Methodist friends join us here at FLC for confession and forgiveness, imposition of ashes, scriptures, songs, a message and holy communion. “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.” Joel 2:13 Soup Suppers and worship start Wednesday, March 13th.

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 15 children at Lincoln Elementary. Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors. Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner. Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln. If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Volunteer Opportunity: “Lunch Buddies” is a group created to support students with social and emotional skills. This group encourages student interaction through conversation, support, and activities. Mt. Stuart Elementary School is looking for “Buddies” to spend lunch times with students in a small group or individually. If you are interested, please call the office at Mt. Stuart for times and information at 925-8400.

Rise and Shine Teacher Position After 30 years of teaching, Laura Gorman is retiring the end of this school year. She has loved her 13 years here at Rise and Shine, but she is now looking forward to spending more time being a grandma. She will be greatly missed. We thank her for her years of service and wish her the very best. We are pleased to announce that Wendy Faubion, our teacher aide, will be returning next year for both classes. Advertising for the teacher position has begun. The position is mornings only, September through May, formal training and experience required. Anyone interested in applying for the position may contact the church office for more details.

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Thank you to all of the parents who greeted with me this morning! It's truly the best way to start of a Sunday morning!

Coming soon:

March 16 – Luck of the Irish 2 to 4 pm (all youth!) Make Irish Soda Bread, build a leprechaun trap, Lucky Charms eating contest, learn Gaelic!

March 17 – Youth Serves Fellowship after church (all youth!) Bring in a tasty treat to serve after church. Think green! We will also be selling our Irish Soda Bread made the day before (the loaves that we didn’t take home!).

March 29 – High School Hang Out 6 to 8 pm (high school youth!) Meet in the Fellowship hall for snacks, games (yes, we will have Apples to Apples this time), and hang out.

Lenten Youth Devotional after Wednesday Soup Dinner

Starting Wednesday, March 13- 6 pm (all youth!) Join Amy in the adult Sunday School room for Lent Devotional after soup supper!

Note to Seniors: I need a senior photo (or copy) for the Senior Recognition board!