We will celebrate Communion this Sunday using individual pre-packaged juice and wafers for those in the sanctuary and for any friends and members who pick them up between Friday before worship and Monday after. All of the Lord’s Supper elements in the sanctuary and your homes will be consecrated by Pastor Dave during worship, including any alternative bread and drink items you set aside for this holy use and mystery. Those not wanting to remove their mask in the sanctuary may take the elements to have Communion at their earliest convenience.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Please express your thankfulness and acts of love by showing Pastor Dave your appreciation and by praying for him.
Reminder to fall back!! Daylight Savings Time will come to an end next Saturday evening, October 31. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before bedtime so you can enjoy an extra hour of sleep.
LOGOS will not be able to host the Veterans Day dinner this year in order to keep everyone safe. Instead, we will be putting together care packages on November 11 that will be delivered to all our Veterans. If you would like to donate an item to put in the care packages, you can drop them off at the church. Some ideas are pre-packaged sweets, lotion, Chapstick, puzzles, socks, or hand sanitizer, or anything at all! We will have a card for everyone to sign or if you want to write a personalized note, a list will be available. For any questions, contact Cyndi Chamberlin at 405.203.4111 or email email@example.com.
Operation Christmas Child is underway. We are asking everyone to fill a box or 2 for this great opportunity to bring the joy of Christmas to a child who would otherwise go without. The deadline for all boxes to be in is November 18. All boxes are to have $9 in them for shipping and handling. Please mark your box “boy” or “girl” and their age. There are boxes in the Parlour, with slips of paper for you to look at to give you ideas about what to pack in each box. If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Chamberlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Mission Committee is sponsoring a way for you to give back to our community through the Thanksgiving Gift. Since we are unable to have our Annual Thanksgiving dinner this year, we think it would be nice to provide food for the families to fix their dinners. The grocery list of food items that would make a great dinner is available on the credenza in the Parlour. Please purchase any or all of the items on the list and bring them to the church by November 22 or take them directly to an area food pantry such as Community Service League, Salvation Army, etc. The Mission Committee thanks you in advance for helping others in our community to have a Happier Thanksgiving.
Available on the credenza are the Church Officer Nomination forms. Please consider who among our members you might nominate for service, or you may nominate yourself. Completed forms may be placed in the collection plate or turned into the office. For questions or nominations, please contact co-chairs, David Melton at 816-517-9257, email@example.com or Becky Schubert at 816-588-8259, firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Church now offers online giving for those faithfully making their pledge offerings and other contributions. You may use your computer or Smartphone to visit the FPC Giving Page (or look for the ❤GiveNow button on our website) and begin the process of simplifying (and if you want, automating) your financial contribution to the ministry of First Church. This service is thanks to The Presbyterian Foundation’s Online Giving Program, with no monthly or annual fees. The Presbyterian Foundation uses the Vanco Payment Solutions platform, an industry leader in providing churches secure and simple giving solutions in compliance with Payment Card Industry data security standards for handling, storing and transmitting credit card information. Contact Robby Klim of Finance Committee, David Melton of Stewardship or Pastor Dave with any questions.
Please continue to make your regular pledge offerings online, by mail or drop them off at the church office (please call first.)
Please call the church office for any questions or concerns at 816-252-6662. Your pastor, staff, deacons and other servant leaders are available to help in whatever way they can.
2020 Per Capita - $43.04
Did you know print outs of Sermons are not only available on the credenza but also on our website? Here is the link under the Worship heading: http://www.fpcindep.org/writtensermons
Do you know of anyone that would be interested in free, blue Presbyterian hymnals? If so, please contact the church office at 816-252-6662.
If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and would like to celebrate with your church family, please contact the church office at 816-252-6662.
If your address, name, email address or phone number has changed or have a wedding, or birth announcement, please contact the church office at 816-252-6662.
In-person gatherings are now permitted provided numbers are limited to 50% of room occupancy and participates maintain social distancing and good hygiene practices, in keeping with local and national restrictions. Calendar listings are place-holders only. Please contact meeting/gathering organizers to ask about a specific group's status.