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Annual Fall Meeting of the Congregation
The Annual Fall Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, October 22 between services at 9:50am downstairs in Fellowship Hall.  Election of new church leaders, Elders and Deacons, and learning how to connect with your faith community at FPC.  Come join everyone for this 30-minute meeting. Your participation is valued!  

Food for Kidz
"M&M quarter tubes" are available in the lobby.  Pick up a tube, enjoy the candy, and return the tube filled with quarters by October 22. Each tube holds 56 quarters, which will buy ingredients for 94 meals.  A donation of $1.00 per day for two weeks will fill the tube and bless 94 hungry children.  FPC's time slot for Food for Kidz is 4:00pm on Sunday, October 22. Sign up online at www.feedtheneed.org. For more information, please see the Serve > Local community page on this site.

OCTOBER is Pastor Appreciation Month
FPC is blessed with pastors who care deeply about our congregation and community, and work tirelessly and with great creativity, day after day.  Let's all take some time to notice and encourage Pastor Kirk and Pastor Ben with a small note or email.  "And now ,friends, we sk you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience.  Overwhelm them with appreciation and joy." — 1 Thesselonians 5:12-13 (The Message)

FALL Clean Up Day
Fall Clean Up Day will be Saturday, November 4 from 8:00-10:00am. Most work will be outside, including cutting back perennials and annuals, pruning bushes and trees, and getting FPC ready for winter.  If you have any questions, pelase contact Sheldon Schall through the church office at (608) 849-4625. 

FPC Quilters 
Quilters of all ages and abilities are welcome to check out the FPC Quilters group.  Next meeting is Thursday, October 19 at 1:00pm in the Gathering Place.

NEW FPC Photography Club 
The 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. For details about upcoming gatherings, contact Sheldon Schall or Rona Neri-Bergmann. The Kick-Off meeting will be Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm, located at the headquarters office of Access Wisconsin: 1113 Stephenson Lane, Waunakee, in the office park area near Lucky’s Bar and Restaurant. Take the first right-hand turn off of Quinn Drive when entering the office park from Arboretum Drive.  Subsequent meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month will be held at FPC.

New Horizons Group for 55+
New Horizons will host Bill Jordan, FPC's Seminary Intern, on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30am to hear about his journey to ministry from high school to today.  A potluck will follow in Fellowship Hall.

Children's Sunday School Theme Day
Superheros, Skeletons, and Bears, Oh My! Sunday, October 29 is Costume Day at Sunday School! Kids and teachers are encouraged to dress up. Be sure costumes are appropriate and not offensive. No weapons (toy, imitation or real) are allowed. See you next Sunday for some spooktacular fun! Cookie Monster is bringing cookies to share! 

Waunakee Food Pantry Needs
Donate right here at FPC into the shopping cart located in the breeze way at the south entrance. Items that are always in need include: cereal, oatmeal, snacks, side dishes, canned chicken, canned fruit, baked beans, jello, pudding, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products.

Prayers Answered - FPC's new Interim Church Manager starts October 1
Recently, Session unanimously approved a position description for an Interin Church Manager, in order to alleviate many of the routine and time-consuming adminsitrative duties currently handled by Pastor Kirk, as Head of Staff, and Sue Gade, our Church Business Administrator.  Seeing this need, and with the heart of a servant, our very own Bill Baker stepped forward to work as an unpaid staff member with Pastor Kirk, the staff, and others to help foster the mission of FPC by serving as our new Interim Church Manager.  He began work on October 1 and looks forward to serving FPC and his Savior in this new way. Please join us in expressing thanks to Bill for sharing his time and talents with us in this wonderful way.  If you have any questions about the role of our new Intermin Church Manager, please contact Personnel Elder Alice Honeywell.

Musicians needed for First Praise
Are you feet tapping to the beat in praise of God? Do you enjoy contemporary Christian music? Do you play a musical instrument or have experience working a sound/video console?  You are invited to explore being a part of the praise team at our 10:45am service.  To find out more about his opportunity to share your a portion of your time and gifts, please contact Nancy Groeneveld, Director of Worship & Music Arts, or Eric Ross, Contemporary Worship Leader.  We'd love to connect with you!

FPC Book Club
November 5 right after the second service, about noon, bibliophiles will gather at MnMs to discuss Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Wonder is a story about a young boy named Auggue who overcomes great obstacles.  The author refers to her novel as a "meditation in kindness."  It's a popular book for middle school students.  Read what your kids read and be inspired!

Life Touch Photo Directory Sessions 
Remember your appointment times! There's one more chance to sign up to be part of FPC's photo directory November 16 - 18.  Click "Photo Directory" tab above.

Sad? Struggling with life's problems? Need someone to talk to? Everyone needs a little help sometimes.  FPC's Stephen Minsitry is here for you! For more information on how to get a Stephen Ministry Caregiver for yourself or a loved one, go to our Stephen Ministry page, or call Donna in the church office at (608) 849-4625.  All inquiries are kept in strict confidence.