Announcements for October 13, 2019
Sunday, October 13
9:30 am Adult Sunday School & Breakfast Club
11:00 am Worship and Godly Play
1:00 pm Youth Group at Eagle River Presbyterian Church
Children will be dismissed following the “Time with Children” today for their own faith formation experiences. Childcare is available for children five and under during Sunday School and the worship service in the Children’s CE wing. Children are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship service. Worship clipboards and storybooks are available in the back of the sanctuary for children to use. .
Monday, October 14
Church Office Closed
6:30 pm Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
Wednesday, October 16
6:00 pm Handbells
7:15 pm Choir
Thursday, October 17
5:30 pm Deacon Meeting (Library)
5:30 pm Session Meeting (Room 8)
Friday, October 18
6:00 pm Kids Night Out
Saturday, October 19
9:00 am Box Build For the Elderly
We love having you and your children a part of our faith community. Please stop by the Faith Formation Table in the narthex today to make sure you have filled out our FPC permission form. This form is needed for your child to participate in activities provided for children and youth at First Presbyterian Church. The table also has other information on upcoming opportunities for you as a family. Thank you!
Need a break from your parents! Come to Kids’ Night Out on Friday, Oct. 18! All children are welcome to come to the church from 6-8:30 pm for pizza, games and a movie. Parents need to RSVP to Danna Larson by Wednesday noon. Suggested donation is $5.00 per person or $10 per family.
Thanks to all who contributed to the PC (USA) Peace and Global Witness Offering last week as part of our celebration of World Communion Sunday. This offering enables the church to promote the peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice around the world. 25% of the offering will be used locally, 25% given to the Yukon Presbytery, and the remaining 50% is used by the PC (USA) Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence through collaborative projects of education and witness. First Presbyterian Church will be designating its 25% to the Alaska Literacy Program, an organization that changes lives and enriches our community by teaching adult literacy skills to increase self-sufficiency. Donations can still be made to First Presbyterian Church and designated “Peace and Global Witness Offering.”
Be a part of the 50/50 Club! The 50/50 Club is a fun way of giving part of your Alaska Permanent Dividend to the church each year. Everyone is encouraged to donate 10 per cent (or more) of this year’s PFD to First Presbyterian Church for the 50/50 Club. 50 percent stays with First Presbyterian Church to use for designated projects and 50 per cent goes to the Yukon Presbytery Mission Endowment Fund that provides mission dollars for the Presbytery. Checks (or donations) can be given to First Presbyterian Church and designated 50/50 Club.
The October Food Box Build for the Elderly at the Food Bank (2121 Spar Ave) is Saturday, October 19. Anyone ten years of age or older is welcome to join us as we work with 30 other volunteers packing 800 boxes of food that is sent to the villages. We begin at 9 am and finish at noon. Sign up in the narthex if you plan on coming. First Presbyterian Church commits to ten volunteers each month for this service ministry. Questions? Contact Marcus Geist.
College Care Packages! FPC sends care packages to our college students each semester and we will be sending packages in early November. Donations (baked goods, nutritious snack foods, candy, etc.) can be left in the box in the narthex labeled “College Care Packages.” You can also donate money to help with the cost of postage for mailing the care packages. Donations can be written to First Presbyterian Church and designated “College Care Packages.” If you have a son or daughter in college please email Danna Larson with your child’s name and college mailing address.
Thank you to everyone who is helping with the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter for Families this year. Our biggest need right now is to get more volunteers to serve as one of our overnight volunteers. An overnight volunteer works along with 2-3 other volunteers to provide hospitality to the families. If you are interested in helping with this, or know of someone who might, please contact Ralph Duerre, Marcus Geist, or Danna Larson.