What's Happening Now at FCPC?

2017 CAMP ROMANIA is raising funds to take 10 emerging adults from our church, presbytery, and synod, along with 7 adult sponsors. We are having a fundraising luncheon TODAY after the 11 AM worship service. We will be serving a traditional Romanian soup, so please join us! No reservations are required, and we greatly appreciate any love offerings given to help with our trip.

THE STUDENT ASSISTANCE FUND AT FCPC
provides funding assistance to FCPC members that will allow them to pursue undergraduate or technical studies. These funds are open to all eligible church members who maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher while attending any accredited college, university, junior college, nursing school, or trade school with a minimum 2-year graduation requirement. Forms are available in the church office.  Please submit your application form by the deadline on August 15, 2017.

‘YANC’ -
Our Young Adult (No Children) Group— meets on Thursdays at 7:30 pm at the Stewarts—1125 Glenwood St.

THE DISCIPLES CLASS
has started a new study on marriage by exploring couples of the Bible and how they relate to our relationships.  Come join the discussion in room 212 Sunday mornings at 10am.

JESUS: HIS LIFE, HIS TIMES, HIS LAND
Cliff and Evie Stewart are hosting a ten-day trip to the Holy Land beginning February 13, 2018. If you would like information we will send you a brochure. There are advantages to signing up early. This is a trip of a lifetime. info@fcpc.net is the place to ask for information. Brochures are available at the church office.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS? NEW PHONE NUMBER?
We greatly appreciates information updates at any time Please contact the church office with any new or updated information so that we can let you know about everything going on at FCPC! Please note if a phone number is a cell number or land line—it’s very helpful to have your cell number if you have one. Email addresses are also needed!

SUMMER CAMPS AT BUFFALO GAP
Staff Training: June 4-7
(Staff Only)
Mini-Camp: June 6-9, $150
(Completed grades 1, 2 or 3)
Elementary: June 11-16, $250
(Completed grades 4 or 5)
High School Retreat: June 18-23, $250
(Completed grades 9-12]
Middle School: June 25-30, $250
(Completed grades 6, 7 or 8)
Deadlines:
Register by May 21 and get a free t-shirt!
You may register later, but please do so ASAP so that the camp may be better prepared. Please do not let finances keep your child from attending camp. FCPC pays part of the fee toward each child attending from our church—please pick up a form at the information desk or call the church office for more information. Additional Camperships may be available through the Presbytery, the Camp itself, or through FCPC if needed. You can visit the presbytery website at www.paloduropresbytery.org for more information or go to www.facebook.com/buffalogapcamp.

WOULD YOU LIKE
to receive “Cliff’s Notes” or our new Mid-Week Memo via email? A good way to hear about FCPC Breaking News! Put your email address in the offering plate, visit the church website or email signup@fcpc.net and say “Subscribe to Emails”.

WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT GRADUATES!
Please contact Kori in the church office with information about graduates—high school, college, or any other graduations to celebrate! We will honor our graduates from all levels of education in upcoming Alert newsletters. Be sure to include any information you would like in the announcement such as degrees. Extended family and grandchildren are welcome, too!

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION FOR THE ALERT OR PEW SHEET?
We are happy to print notes of gratitude, things to celebrate as a church family, and announcements of interest to the church family at large. If you have information to submit to any of our church publications, please contact Kori in the church office or email kbarr@fcpc.net.

YOUTH NEWS
Sunday Night, May 21, 2017
Mid-High—5:00 PM
All Youth Dinner—6:00 PM
Sr-High—6:30 PM
This week’s Sunday night lessons will be led by Youth Ministry volunteer and former Youth Group member, Jacob Matta. We will also have a dinner served by some of our AWESOME Youth parents and a group game. See you tonight!

Wednesday Night, May 24
All Youth – 6:30 – 8:00 PM 
On Wednesday night, all Youth are welcome to join us for a lively discussion and fun games at 6:30! This week’s topic is: “Did Jesus know he was God?”

Sunday Morning, May 28
All Youth – The Mug Stop
Most of us feel discouraged at some time in our lives. Next week we will talk about ways to rise above our own oppression and discouragement and to encourage others who are feeling the same using God’s Words of truth.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
for children (Kindergarten through 5th grade) begins on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the Marketplace room on the ground level down the long hallway under Fellowship Hall! We have great teachers and this is an outstanding opportunity to learn and grow. If you would like to know more specifics, please ask Jacob Snowden, DCE.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
is a wonderful place for your five year old – first grade child following the Time for Young Disciples in the 11 am service. Your child’s teacher will meet the children in the foyer right after they are dismissed from the children’s sermon.  Then at the end of the service our Godly Play teacher will bring the children to the Visitor’s Desk and remain with them until parent(s) arrive.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S
current mission is to gather items for Buffalo Gap Camp. We will be gathering items through the end of May. Please bring toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags (39 gallon size) and pump hand soaps to the church and place them in the Mission Barrel area in the foyer.

FCPC MEDITATION AND COMMUNITY GARDEN HAPPENINGS
Dozens of plants are in bloom in the garden. Be watching for more pops of color in the coming weeks! A big thank you to volunteers from Dyess AFB and also members of Master Gardeners, who have committed to helping our garden grow. New flower beds have been created and more are coming in the next few weeks. If you have a favorite plant you’d like to donate to the garden, please bring by the garden any Monday or Thursday between 9 and 11 a.m. (Please note the updated times and days!) We will find just the right place to plant it!

THE FOOD PANTRY
would greatly appreciate donations of coffee, peanut butter crackers, packets of instant oatmeal, and granola bars. These items were previously available from the Food Bank supply but are no longer offered, and are in particular need among individuals coming to the Food Pantry. Also, as vacation time nears, volunteers would be greatly appreciated to fill gaps in the Food Pantry staff. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Powell at 325-701-4872 or 217-390-8084. Thank you for your support of this important ministry.
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