DIGITAL FORMATION

 

Here are Christian Formation opportunities for the week of May 25-31. You can access previous videos and more in our Digital Formation Library.

 

Celebrating Pentecost

This year we can’t gather for worship and a potluck, so Christian Formation and Discipleship have found other ways to celebrate and share the gift of the Holy Spirit! See details under Sunday, below.

 

FOR ADULTS

Starting next week — volunteers needed!

FOOD DRIVE-BY FOR URBAN MINISTRY: The food pantry is struggling to keep up with our many neighbors in need. Beginning June 3, FPC will hold a Food Drive-By every Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm in front of Redhead Hall. The van will be waiting in the semicircle with an open hatch — just pull in and place your bags in the back. Only non-perishable (canned and dried) foods, and GUM especially needs peanut butter, canned meats & canned fruits. If you can volunteer staff and tent to greet and thank our donors, please sign up for a 2-hour shift. You will just enter your email address (no need to create an account) and choose a time. You will receive a confirmation and reminders.

 

Tuesday

Explore Corinthians, Galatians & Ephesians on Zoom Tuesdays at 5:30 pm through August 11. Contact leaders Walt Howell or Doug Key for the Zoom link. Get your book here.

Evening Prayer with Youth. Evening Prayer is a centuries-old practice. A Psalm or other scripture is read, followed by a prayer. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm, take a few moments for a prayer led by Winston Cimino.

Wednesday

Pray in Place: Join our community prayer at noon. If you like, use our Prayers of the People from Sunday worship.

Vespers on video: Rev. Newton Cowan closes the Parables series with Parable of the Lost Sheep. A new series begins next weed: Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. 6 pm on FacebookIn June, a new Vespers series will begin, “Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John.”

Thursday

Vespers video.

Evening Prayer with Youth. Evening Prayer is a centuries-old practice. A Psalm or other scripture is read, followed by a prayer. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm, take a few moments for a prayer led by Cameron Jones.

Friday

Life hasn’t been the same, and won’t be the same, for months. Rev. Doug McLeroy from our Pastoral Care ministry offers “10 Ways to Cope with No-End Grief.”

Saturday

Resident Check: Final episode. Discipleship director Matt Logan and pastoral residents Keith Dove, Alexandra Mauney, and Nate Sell close their discussion of the past, present, and future of the Church.

If you signed up for Pentecost in a Bag, drive through and pick up your kit 11 am-noon in the semi-circle in front of Mullin Life Center.

Pentecost Sunday

Christ Crucified and Risen: Stories of the Faithful. Sandie Gravett closs her series. On this day when the church really begins, we will look at how the church is today at a beginning ….and how the barriers of isolation and separation the followers of Jesus faced then are still barriers we must eradicate now. Next Sunday Sandie begins a summer series, Learning to Live a Good Life: The Book of Proverbs.

Livestream worship at 10:30 am. Rev. Danny Massie will be our preacher. Bulletin.

Pentecost Pick-up Picnic: This year we can’t gather in Redhead Hall for a potluck after worship, so we have found another way to celebrate and share the gift of the Holy Spirit!

    • Pick up a meal of sandwiches and sides to take home. From 12:15 to 1:30 pm, we will hand out 300 meals at a drive-through line in front of Mullin Life Center. You will not need to leave your car. The pastors will be there waving!
    • Drop off a note and supplies for a Faith Action newcomer family. Donation bins will be available down the hill, at the corner near the Sanctuary. Especially needed: rice/pasta, mac and cheese, oatmeal/cereal, granola bars, canned vegetables (green beans, peas, mixed veggies), canned fruit, soap/shampoo/sanitizer, and deodorant/toothpaste/feminine pads. Share the Holy Spirit with a note of hope, unity, and love for the family who will receive your supplies (English is good or brush off your Spanish)!

 

In case you missed it:

Life hasn’t been the same, and won’t be the same, for months. Rev. Doug McLeroy from our Pastoral Care ministry offers “10 Ways to Cope with No-End Grief.”

Resident Check: Final episode. Discipleship director Matt Logan and pastoral residents Keith Dove, Alexandra Mauney, and Nate Sell close their discussion of the past, present, and future of the Church.

Ready for summer reading?

 

FOR YOUTH

Tuesday & Thursday

Evening Prayer with Youth. Evening Prayer is a centuries-old practice. A Psalm or other scripture is read, followed by a prayer. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm, take a few moments for a prayer led by Winston Cimino on Tuesday and Cameron Jones on Thursday.

Sunday

TED Talks Youth: Akshita Agarwal’s “The Paradox of Value.” Curated by Kevin Murray, Director of Youth Ministry. See the guide.

 

FOR CHILDREN

This is the last week for Storytime, Godly Play, and KDC Playlist. Starting June 1, a weekly lesson & activity plan for home will be offered. And VBS will be offered online in July!

Wednesday

Story Time: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae, led by Lisa Witherspoon.

Sunday

Godly Play: Pentecost, led by Rev. Keith Dove.

KDC Playlist for grades 3-5, led by Lisa Witherspoon.

Children’s bulletin for ages 3-6 and 7-12.

Pentecost at home liturgy

Pentecost coloring sheet one and two