1. 90 DAYS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
Join us as FPC commits to read the NT daily for the next 90 days! Pick up your 90 Day New Testament brochure from the table in the narthex. A full reading schedule, study group opportunities, weekly podcast, message board and online resources can be found on our website. www.fpcspiritlake.org/90days
2. SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School – 10:15am
Sunday School Treats: Judy Jensen
Adult Education – 10:30am
90 Days in the New Testament – Jan Bolluyt
Presbyterian Beliefs & Practice – Clint Loveall
Recharge is a multi-generational gathering of families, youth and adults. All church members and guests are invited to participate in the weekly evening of rejuvenation, including a family style meal, educational programming, and fellowship. A schedule of activities, adult education, and semester pricing are listed below.
Schedule of Activities
5:30-6:00pm Fellowship Dinner in Fellowship Hall
Open Gym for 3rd-6th Grades
6:00-6:15pm Intergenerational Gathering Time in Fellowship Hall
6:15-7:00pm Youth and Adult classes
7:15-8:15pm High School Connect Youth Group
Women’s Bible Study ~ Rachelle Gewecke
Ray VanderLaan Video Series ~ Art & Phyllis Attema
Ninety Days Through the New Testament ~ Clint Loveall
Family Meal Pricing
One Meal Per Person…….$ 3 Family of 3…..$ 70
1 Adult for Semester…….$30 Family of 4…..$ 90
Family of 2………………..$50 Family of 5+…$100
Meal: Chicken Chili, apple salad, brownies
Meal Crew: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Our Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following our Reformed Worship Service on Sunday, November 17th for the election of new officers. All members are encouraged to attend.
Pie Auction & Youth Sunday
Need a pie for Thanksgiving? The Annual Pie Auction and Youth Sunday will be held on November 24th. Join us for the joint worship service at 8:50am which will be led by the youth and then don’t miss the fellowship, brunch, and pie auction to follow! We are excited to share some of the early details about this year’s youth mission trip while also raising funds to make these life changing experiences possible for our students. See you there!
The Sunday School kids ages 3 years through 3rd grade will be singing with the adult choir during Youth Sunday on Sunday, November 24th at our blended service at 8:50am. The song they’ll be singing is – “The Bible Tells Me So – Jesus Loves Me”. They will be called to the front when it’s time for the anthem and stay until the Children’s Sermon is over.
This year for Advent, we are going “Back to the Basics” to prepare for Christmas. We will be exploring the major themes of Advent with some of the signature passages of the New Testament. Join us as we learn together how we often miss the deeper realities of Christmas, even in the midst of celebrating. Our hope is that by using the season of Advent well, we might all be fully ready and better able to welcome the true meaning of Christmas.
Dec 1 – Foundations of Peace / John 14:25-27 & Selections from Romans
Dec 8 – A Survey of Hope / Romans 8 & I Peter 1:3-21
Dec 15 – Introduction to Joy / Luke 2 & Philippians 4:4-9
Dec 22 – Fundamentals of Faith / Hebrews 11 & Romans 1
Dec 25 – Love for Beginners / I Cor 13 & Romans 5:1-11
Your Help is Needed
We are beginning to prepare to decorate for the approaching Christmas Season and would love to have 4 wooden pallets (in good condition) donated to the church for a backdrop. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Operation Christmas Child
Please return your filled Shoebox Gift to FPC by November 17th.
The Joash Chest will be available on Sunday, November 10th and our Faith Promises will be dedicated during both services on Sunday, November 17th.
Men & Women Bible Studies with Pastor Clint
Everyone is invited to join the Men & Women’s Bible Studies with pastor Clint. The Women meet on Tuesdays at 1:30pm, and the Men meet on Thursdays at 9am. Hope to see you there!
Act II has begun meeting at 11:53am in the Spirit Lake High School office conference room every Thursday. All high school students are invited to join us as we seek to study, pray, and grow as disciples of Christ together.
Memory Care Support Group
First Pres is hosting a weekly Memory Care Support Group for people caring for loved ones with memory issues. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:00am. All are welcome. Supervised care will be provided during the meeting for those who need to bring there loved one(s) with them, and anyone who is interested in these issues or supporting those dealing with them is invited.
2nd Service Ushers/Greeters Needed
We are in need of Ushers/Greeters for our 2nd Service. Responsibilities include distributing bulletins and greeting worshippers at the center sanctuary doors as well as taking a head count of worshippers (including praise and worship team and those in the nursery. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex.
Presbyterian Women Christmas Luncheon
Our PW Christmas Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 12th at 12:30pm. We have special guest Singer/Songwriter/Speaker Jill Miller for our program this year. Please check out the sign up sheets in the narthex for cookie and candy makers and attendance.
Deacon Hospital Schedule & Ride
November 17 – Gloria Ditsworth
November 25 – Sandy Krout
SAVE THE DATE
The Sunday School Christmas program is set for Sunday, December 15th during our Reforming Worship Service at 11:15am. This includes all Sunday School students ages 3 through 8th grade. Please watch your email for further details about practices and logistics. Thank you!
The children’s and lap quilts are now in the fellowship hall and ready for completion. Please take them home and complete one or as many as you like. These quilts have been given in the past to CAASA, Dickinson County Public Health for the New Moms programs, Lakes Regional Healthcare for the new babies, Gentiva Hospice and Accura Care Center. Your help with this project provides warmth to many members of our community and beyond.