FPC has begun a 6-week study entitled “I Am A Church Member” by Thom S. Ranier. It is an easy read but packed full
of valuable lessons on what our responsibilities are as members of the body of Christ within our own church family. The study is being presented by various members of our congregation. If you would like to purchase this short yet powerful book, copies are available at the church for only $3.50, as well as online at varying prices.
The schedule is as follows:
April 4: I Will Be a Functioning Church Member.
April 11: I Will Be a Unifying Church Member.
April 18: I Will Not Let My Church Be About My Preferences and Desires.
April 25: I Will Pray for My Church Leaders.
May 2: I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members.
May 9: I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift.
We hope you will join us for this simple yet profound study!
Please join us at FPC on Sunday morning, Decamber 24th at 11:00 a.m. for our regular worship service and again that evening at 5:30 p.m. for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. May the blessings of the season be yours….
Please join us this Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Joy Gift Dinner, catered by the Presbyterian Women!! No need to bring anything except a desire for fellowship, an appetite for delicious food, and your checkbook for a donation to the Christmas Joy Offering which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the truly “indescribable gift,” as well as the gifts of church leaders—past, present, and future, including our own new confirmands!! Donations for the meal will be appreciated..
DID YOU KNOW?
• The Christmas Joy Offering has been a
cherished Presbyterian tradition since
• The Offering distributes gifts equally to
the Assistance Program of the Board of
Pensions and to Presbyterian-related
racial ethnic schools and colleges.
• The Assistance Program provides critical
financial support to church workers and
• Presbyterian-related schools and colleges
provide education and leadership development
while nurturing racial and ethnic
heritage. This has been a Presbyterian
commitment for nearly 140 years.
Thank you all for your contributions to the Doorways Home Project through our own Welcome Home Kits!
In the short time that we have been a part of the Doorways Project, we have been able to bless 23 different families with Welcome Home kits through Randy Sam’s Outreach Shelter and Texarkana Friendship Center. We’re asking now for your continued support of this ministry to folks moving from homelessness. Our WH kits, pictured here, cost about $50 each, and we are currently running low on both funds and donated supplies. If you would like to donate money please make a note that your gift is for the Doorways Project. If you would prefer to donate specific items for the kits, you can find a list of needed items posted in the fellowship hall.
We cannot express enough how much of a tremendous blessing you have been in the lives of so many of God’s children. Thank you!
Contact Aimee Gilliland, Betty Anthony, Sue Ellen Hall, or Jane Portis if you have any further questions