FPC Chamber Ensemble Concert » Sunday, September 18 at 4 p.m.
The FPC Chamber Ensemble will present a free concert on Sunday, September 18 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The concert is open to all and a freewill offering will be accepted to help purchase appliances for the CE building. The concert will include light classics and music by American composers. A reception will follow in the Welcome Center.
Sack Lunches for the Gathering at Thanksgiving Square
Again this Fall, the Mission Ministry is again inviting volunteers to participate in preparing sack lunches for the homeless people who attend the Gathering. We do this in cooperation with the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Deacon Bonnie Morrill coordinates the services of the Gathering. This year the dates are: October 15, a Saturday, volunteers will prepare the sandwiches for the sack lunches in our church kitchen. Approximately 12 volunteers will be needed. The preparation and clean up usually take no more than an hour and a half.
Then, on October 16, during the Sunday school hour, the lunches will be assembled by the children of the church and any adults who wish to join them. A group of about 7 volunteers will leave after the 10:30 church service and will travel to Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas. After a brief church service there, the volunteers will distribute the sack lunches to the people attending. About 2 hours are needed for this volunteer opportunity. Children accompanied by parents are welcome. If you haven’t participated in this event before, please consider doing so this time. Those who have volunteered in prior years reported finding it a meaningful and eye-opening experience. If you have volunteered before, please plan to do so again.
Contact Ernie Gotts at (972) 743-5101 or email@example.com, or Lea Perkins at (972) 235-8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith & Grief Workshop » Sept 7 - Oct 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Richardson Area Faith and Grief Ministries is offering a Workshop on Grief for six weeks this fall. The loss of a loved one leaves us seeking answers to questions about grief. Our culture is often unhelpful when making our way through the maze of feelings that may we experience. Grief truly is a journey of emotions as well as physical and social changes. If you have experienced a loss and find yourself needing a safe place to process your grief, join us for a six week workshop where you can share your story and pose your questions, a place where you can find comfort among others who understand. Leadership: Diane Pennington
Sept 7 - Oct 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
3901 North Star Road, Richardson, TX 75082
Or call 469-251-9612 or call the church office to register with Ida at 972-238-8103.
Tools for School Results
The Tools for School drive ran from July 10 through August 7 and the generosity of the congregation towards Richardson school children was outstanding. Among the most frequently supplied items were: spiral notebooks (139), pen and pencil packs (115), glue stick packets and glue bottles (88), crayon and washable marker sets (116). Also received were many pairs of scissors, three ring binders, lined notebook paper, composition books, packets of index cards, erasers, highlighters, colored pencils, watercolor sets, and pocket folders. The donations were divided between the Network, Terrace and Mark Twain Elementary Schools. In addition to the school supplies donated, cash gifts amounting to $240 were sent to the Network.
Items Needed at The Network
Please consider helping to meet this critical 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
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.