News & Events at FPCR

Summer Cinema Series » Friday July 22 at 7 p.m.

The next date for this years' Summer Cinema Series is Friday July 22 at 7 p.m. on the big screen in Fellowship Hall. Join us for these great movies.

July 22 - West Side Story
    Musical based on "Romeo and Juliet" set in the slums of NY.
    Children's Movie: Cars

July 29 - Ali
    Will Smith plays Muhammed Ali in this biopic.
    Children's Movie: Happy Feet

2016 Handbell Music Camp » July 31 - August 4

Adults and children (grade 3 and above) are invited to participate in summer Handbell Music Camp at FPC! Join us Sunday, July 31 - Thursday, August 4 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. for musical fun and games, a light supper, and the joy of praising God with bells and chimes. No experience is necessary, but the following is requested:

  • Advance registration using the form below
  • A desire to learn about music with handbells and handchimes
  • $10 fee per person ($25 max per family) - includes supper.  Scholarships available upon request.

Download the registration form or contact Becky Lormor at 214-704-2593 or with any questions.

Tools for School

Seems like summer has just begun, but it is time to think about going back to school. Each year this congregation is a part of the Network's Tools 4 School drive. That effort will help over 1,000 RISD children begin school with all the necessary supplies to have a successful year. You can participate again this year by donating items from the list below. Our collection will be held from July 10 to August 7, and supplies will be handed out to families in mid-August. Some of the supplies you donate will be reserved to give directly to our neighborhood schools, Terrace and Mark Twain, and our First Friday children.

Look for the plastic bins labeled "Tools 4 School" located in several places around the church. If you are not able to shop, you can make a monetary donation, with checks written to FPC, with "School Supplies" written on the memo line.

Needed items:

  • 24 count Crayola Crayons
  • Black Pens
  • Blue Pens
  • Red Pens
  • #2 Pencils
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Notebook Paper (wide-ruled)
  • Spiral Notebooks (wide-ruled
  • Glue Sticks
  • Elmer's Glue (4 oz. size)
  • Pink Beveled Erasers
  • Thick WASHABLE Markers
  • Plastic Pencil Boxes
  • Children's Scissors (blunt and sharp - 5" & 7")
  • 7" Map Pencils (12 count)
  • 3-Ring Binders (2" & 3")
  • Subject Dividers
  • Pocket Folders
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Rulers
  • Watercolors

Summertime Network Food Drive

School's out for summer vacation. For most of us summertime means barbecues, vacation trips, family get togethers, and a generally more relaxed time of the year. For some, however, summertime means that their main meal of the day is no longer available. Many school children in our community get their primary meal and nutrition from the school lunch program. When school closes for the summer, except for some lucky ones who participate in a formal summer feeding program, it means being on their own at home while parent(s) are working. For June and July, in addition to the regular food needs, the Mission Ministry is emphasizing food items appropriate for children to prepare and eat, if they are on their own at home this summer. The Network will need a supply of items which require minimal preparation and perhaps only heating in a microwave oven. Please consider helping to meet this need. Examples of items that will be appropriate are:

  • Individual serving containers of ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Granola and energy bars
  • Peanut butter and jelly containers
  • Pudding and jello cups (requiring no refrigeration)
  • Individual serving size (with tab tops) of canned fruit
  • Dried fruit products
  • Individual fruit juice containers
  • Canned meats such as Vienna sausages
  • Individual lunchables that require no refrigeration

Any food items that you are able to provide will be gladly received and appreciated.

Faith & Grief Luncheons

The next Faith and Grief meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, July 21 at St. Barnabas for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Box lunches will be provided. To register, visit or call Rev. Bev at 972-423-8611 or Janice Fandrick at 972-644-6563.

J.W. Campbell Scholarships Awarded

The Permanent Funds Committee is pleased to announce that Jasmine Duhon, Kayla Owens and Justin Wilson are the recipients of the J.W. Campbell Scholarship for 2016. Jasmine will be a junior at Texas A&M – Commerce and is majoring in Agricultural Sciences. Kayla will be a senior at UT Austin and is majoring in Fine Arts. Justin will be a senior at Liberty University and is majoring in Evangelism. We are very proud of these students and praise God that we are able to help them in their scholastic endeavors. We ask everyone to remember them in your prayers. We are grateful to the J.W. Campbell family for making these funds available to our students for their education.

Welcome to FPCR

This historic congregation is committed to worshiping God, nurturing God’s people, and serving in our community and beyond. We're serious about the Lord's work, but we have fun doing it. Come and see!

Whether you're a disciplined follower of Jesus Christ or just seeking new ways to grow spiritually, we'd be honored to share the journey with you. Together, we can help each other take the next step. We invite you to be our guest as we explore and embrace God’s call to mission and ministry.

Pastor David