Connect with FPC - Living Faith Together
Network 56 Pizza and Bowling Outing
Hey 5th and 6th graders, we have a lot to be grateful for and to celebrate! Come join us for a free afternoon of pizza and bowling on Sunday, February 18 from 12:00-1:30pm. Meet at Waunakee Rocky Rococo’s at 12:00pm for pizza, then we’ll bowl like the pros (ha!) from 12:30-1:30pm at Waunabowl (bumpers allowed, crazy bowling moves encouraged). RSVP to Children’s Ministry Director Lori Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child will attend.
Women's Retreat—Save the Date!
On Saturday, April 21, there will be a one-day retreat at the lovely and peaceful Baker Barn in Sauk City. The theme is "Changing Seasons in a Woman's Life," and our retreat leader will be Melanie Hammond Clark, a wonderful speaker and recently retired pastor from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Racine. The day promises to be full of fellowship, learning, prayer, and worship. More details regarding the program will be posted soon. Registration will be required. In the meantime, please set aside the day and plan to share in this meaningful program with other women from FPC.
FPC’s confirmation students will spend February 23-25 deepening their relationships with God at a retreat to the Baker Barn in Sauk City. The students will explore topics including “Where Is God When It Hurts?” and “Extravagant Love” (about Christ’s love for us). They will also learn more about the history of the Church, prepare their own Statements of Faith, and connect through fun, games, hikes, ping pong battles and more. Please pray for the students as they grow closer to God and each other during this important step on their confirmation journey.
Pinochle Card Club
Pinochle Card Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Fellowship Hall (just prior to the New Horizons program). Their next gathering will be Wednesday, February 28 from 9:00–11:00am. If you would like any additional information about this group, please contact Dave Healy at email@example.com.
Porchlight—Feeding the Homeless (and more!)
FPC serves a meal to the homeless in conjunction with Porchlight in Madison on the fourth Thursday night of the month, year-round. Participation can be as easy as picking up pre-ordered groceries at Piggly Wiggly (1 person/month) or helping cook a meal at FPC consisting of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, buttered bread, and a dessert (2-4 people per month)—or taking the food to downtown Madison to serve at the shelter (3-4 people/month). FPC's time to serve in February is on Thursday, February 22. For more information, contact Kyle Halweg.
Help Serve a Meal at Pres House
Several times each year, FPC serves a Sunday evening meal to the students at Pres House, the Presbyterian student ministry on the UW campus. University students attend a 4:30pm Sunday worship service at Pres House and then share a meal at 5:30pm. The after-worship meal is a long-standing tradition in which a number of area churches, including ours, participate. FPC's next serving date is Sunday, February 25. Please mark your calendars. Sign up on the clipboard in the lobby or contact Alice Honeywell. Thank you in advance! The students always appreciate our meal, and they do all the clean-up.
FPC Book Club News
If you like to read and enjoy getting together with people for a casual lunch and conversation, then you will love FPC's Book Club! This month, we are reading Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman, about a single mother forging a relationship with an Alzheimer's patient. We will meet at MNM's Coffeehouse on Sunday, March 4 for our discussion, right after our second worship service. The April book is Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan. Based on a true story, this work centers on one man's experience as a spy for the Allies in Italy during the Nazi occupation. It is #1 on the Amazon bestsellers list, and is sure to generate some great discussion on April 8.
Parents of Little Ones (P.O.L.O.) Playdates at FPC
Parents of babies and toddlers, are you looking for something to do during the week? How about a casual play hour? Bring your little ones to play and yourself to connect with other parents (or grandparents). Meet in the FPC Nursery located on the first floor Education Wing Thursday, March 8, from 10:00-11:00am. If you would like reminders of future playdates, please email Allie Devine, Children’s Ministry Elder, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No RSVP needed, just come join us if it works for you!
Struggling with grief, illness, chronic pain, or a distressing change you just can't get over? FPC Stephen Ministry can help! To access a Stephen Minister Caregiver for yourself or someone you know, contact a Pastor, a Deacon, anyone in the FPC Stephen Ministry program or call the church office at (608)849-4625. http://www.myfpc.org/stephen-ministry