As another school year begins, we’ll be looking for ways to bring people together through Fellowship at FPC. There are numerous opportunities for you to connect with others in our church family:
NEW FPC Photography Club offers a casual, fun way to promote photography appreciation and skills through discussions, demonstrations, field trips, and more, as the group chooses. This group meets on the fourth Thursday night each month downstairs in Fellowship Hall. For details about upcoming gatherings, contact Sheldon Schall or Rona Neri-Bergmann.
New Horizons is a thriving, active group for people age 55 and over who meet for fellowship and food on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year. On Wednesday, December 13 at 11:30am, New Horizons will have a Christmas Carols sing-a-long in the FPC sanctuary with a potluck to follow in the FPC Fellowship Hall at 12:30pm.
We also have two card clubs going—if you are a pinochle or sheepshead player, these offer great ways for you to extend your fellowship opportunities.
FPC Quilters meet on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in FPC’s Gathering Place. Our meetings are casual and informal; sometimes there is a bit of a program and sometimes not (ideas for programs are welcome!). This month, on Thursday, November 16 at 1:00pm, Dianne Larson will demonstrate soem of the tote bags and purses she makes. In addition, there is an FPC Quilters One-Day Quilt "Retreat" on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00am to 4:00pm downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Bring your machine and sewing supplies and make some progress on those Christmas decorations and gifts. We visit and talk, show off our quilts, and share quilting tips and techniques. In the past, we have sponsored Saturday Sewing Days and this year, we hope to have at least one workshop. We welcome new quilters, new church members/ attenders who are already quilters, and friends and relatives of FPC Quilters. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Anne Frihart.
Our Sunday morning Coffee Hours make it easy to meet people and catch up with friends, as well as serve the congregation. The Fellowship team could use your help supporting our weekly coffee hours by organizing food and supplies, and cleaning up after the second service coffee hour. Cleaning up takes approximately 30–45 minutes and leaves the Gathering Space bright for the coming week. Whether you’d like to help out once a month, or once a quarter—your time will be appreciated! If you think this is a way you would like to get more involved at FPC, please contact Kate Dietry.
Finally, for all the bookworms out there, FPC Book Club typically meets on the first Sunday of the month right after the second service about 12noon at MnMs Cafe in Waunakee. FPC’s next book club gathering will take place on Sunday, December 2, and our book choice for that date is Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance; and on January 7: All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage; on February 4: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate; on March 4: Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fisherman; and on April 8: 4321 by Paul Aster. Join us at any time!
Do you have a special talent or interest you would like to share with members of the congregation? The Fellowship team is always looking for new ways to bring people together, and we’d love to help you facilitate an event. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for an outing, special interest class, or other event. I’d love to hear from you!Have an idea for a way to have fun with others as part of the FPC community? Contact Kate, our Fellowship Elder, through the church office!
Fellowship events bring our FPC faith family together. From Sunday morning coffee to special activities throughout the year, we strive to connect families, children, youth, and retirees to foster long-lasting Christian relationships. We offer curling, Mothers Day Brunch, concerts, lunches & dinner outtings, card groups, and all types of activities!