802 12th St

Marion, IA 52302

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First Press Weekly – 1-30-20

 

 

Dear Members and Friends,

            I am in Little Rock, Arkansas, my first visit to this city and state. I’m here for the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators annual conference. I’m guessing there are about 500 or more of us.

            Ginny and I walked down a long street to the Clinton Library when we arrived. Neither of us has been to a presidential library before. It’s a fairly green building. We took the tour deciding that it would cover the highlights among the massive collection. It has, of course, replicas of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room. There was a temporary exhibit of the year 1999. That may feel like ancient history to some, but to us that exhibit and presidential era was quite nostalgic.

            I have taken two other tours which are part of the conference. One was to the Little Rock Nine and Central High National Historic Museum. Elizabeth Eckford, one of the students who helped desegregate the school, addressed the conference. More on that another time.

            Ferncliff School was another tour. It’s an out-of-doors pre-school. Yes, the children are outside except for when there’s thunder or lightening. It’s also a green conference center. Bottom line is we’re in the first full day of the conference and I’m feeling information overload.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

            Sunday, February 9, following worship those who are interested will gather in the Social Hall to participate in a portion of the congregational self-study in preparation for forming a pastor nominating committee (PNC). This effort will take only an hour, but we’ll generate a great deal of information. The more people of all groups and ages who participate, the richer the study will be.

With gratitude,

Terry

Coming in February

Congregational Forum:  February 9.  See above.

From the Library:  The library volunteers are in the process of weeding out older and under-used books.  Over the next few months, these books will be displayed on a cart in the Social Hall after worship for anyone who would like a last chance to read them.

Green Team:  In addition to swapping out paper/Styrofoam products for real tableware, there is a small team interested in incorporating more eco-friendly practices here at FPC and taking better care of God’s creation.  The first Green Team meeting will be Tuesday, February 27, at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome!  If you are interested but unable to make the meeting or have questions, reach out to Danyel Kolek, Kim Langley, Cara Lausen or Abbie Parker.

Contact Joan West or Sharon Colton for information on upcoming Navigator events.

See the February calendar on the following page.

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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1
 
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  9:00 Worship

10:00 Super Bowl

            Brunch

10:15 Sunday School

10:15 Spirituality &

             Health

 

 

8:15 Meditation

         in Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:30 Chancel Bells

 

 

10:00 Lectionary

           Study Group

 

 

 

6:30 Child & Youth

     Christian Education

7:00 Building &

           Grounds

 

 

 

 

 

Refuel (k-5th)

   5:30 Snacks

  5:30 Confirmation

  5:45 Music/Worship 

  6:00 Activities/Study

  7:00 Family Meal

 

7:00 Chancel Choir 7:30 H.S. Bible Study

 

9:00 Sewing

          Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 A.A. & Al-Anon

 

 

 

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  9:00 Worship

10:00 Annual Meeting

10:15 Sunday School

10:15 Congregational

               Forum

 

6:00 H.S. Bowling

 

 

 

8:15 Meditation

         in Lounge

 

 

 

 

6:30 Chancel Bells

 

7:00 Nominating

          Committee

 

 

10:00 Lectionary

             Study Group

 

 

 

5:30 ACE/Evangelism

6:30 Personnel

6:30 Mission

 

 

Refuel (k-5th)

   5:30 Snacks

  5:30 Confirmation

  5:45 Music/Worship 

  6:00 Activities/Study

  7:00 Family Meal

 

7:00 Chancel Choir 7:30 H.S. Bible Study

9:00 Sewing  

          Group

 

 

1:00 Book Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 A.A. & Al-Anon

 
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
  9:00 Worship

10:15 Sunday School

10:15 Adult Forum

 

 

4:00 H.S. to FPC, CR

 

Happy Birthday,

Tony Pantini!

 

8:15 Meditation

         in Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

6:30 Chancel Bells

 

10:00 Lectionary

             Study Group

 

 

 

 

6:00 Worship

  Committee

 

Refuel (k-5th)

   5:30 Snacks

  5:30 Confirmation

  5:45 Music/Worship 

  6:00 Activities/Study

  7:00 Family Meal

 

7:00 Chancel Choir 7:30 H.S. Bible Study

9:00 Sewing     

          Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 MS Half Lock-In

 

8:00 A.A. & Al-Anon

 
23 24 25 Ash Wednesday 26 27 28 29
  9:00 Worship

10:15 Sunday School

10:15 Adult Forum

 

 

8:15 Meditation

          in Lounge

 

 

 

 

6:30 Chancel Bells

 

10:00 Lectionary

             Study Group

 

 

 

 

7:00 Session

 

Refuel (k-5th)

   5:30 Snacks

  5:30 Confirmation

  5:45 Music/Worship 

  6:00 Activities/Study

  7:00 Family Meal

 

7:00 Chancel Choir 7:30 H.S. Bible Study

9:00 Sewing

        Group

 

 

 

 

 

7:00 Green Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 A.A. & Al-Anon

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sun 25

Worship – Streaming Live on Facebook

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun 25

K-5 & 6-8 Sunday School Via Zoom

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 25

High School Youth Group via Zoom

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 27

Session

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 28

High School Bible Study via Zoom

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm