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CORONAVIRUS Update » March 15

Dear Church Family,

The FPC Richardson Session is suspending all face-to-face church gatherings (both FPCR activities and outside groups), including face-to-face worship, until public health officials advise it is safe to resume group meetings. This includes all committees and ministry meetings, softball practice, prayer groups, circles, book clubs, etc. We expect this to last through the end of March, if not longer.

We will continue to offer an online worship experience and other opportunities for virtual gatherings. More on that in the next couple of days. I am so thankful for those who participated in worship through Facebook Live this morning.

If you know of someone that needs help weathering this current situation, please have them contact the church office at (972) 235-2316 or they can email me directly at david@fpcrichardson.org. At this time, please only use my cell phone number if it is an critical emergency.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor David

Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship » Deadline May 1

The Mitchell/Tufts Foundation Scholarship was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2014. The goal of the Fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for members or persons active in the life of a Presbyterian church in the Presbyterian Church USA in North Central Texas, who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need. Renewals are not automatic, but past recipients are encouraged to reapply each year.

View full details and Instructions on how to apply

JW Campbell Scholarships » Deadline May 15

JW Campbell Scholarships are available to any FPC member enrolling in college, trade or technical school for the Fall semester of 2020.

Application forms, including transcripts, must be returned to the church office or to Kathy Hammontree by email at kathy.hammontree@gmail.com no later than May 15, 2020. Applications will be considered by the Special Gifts Committee and all applicants will receive a notification letter by the end of July, 2020.

Download the application today

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VBS Day Camp » June 15 - 19

Our Vacation Bible School (VBS) Day Camp is built around an epic adventure to explore five parables and crack the crystal code to find the Kingdom of Heaven!

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with lunch provided
For children entering Kindergarten – entering Grade 6

Early Discount: $50 per child ($100 max per family)
After April 19: $60 per child ($120 max per family)

Get the Full Details and Register

Mobile Food Pantry @ Liberty Junior High
3rd Thursday of the month, 3 - 6 p.m.

The Network has recently purchased a refrigerated box truck. In addition to picking up food from the North Texas Food Bank, the truck will be used for a new Mobile Food Pantry program. Network is partnering with RISD to provide food distribution to eligible families once a month at five different locations to assist in ending food insecurity. 

FPCR is partnering with Network to support the mobile food pantry at Liberty Junior High on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Each month, we'll need at least 5 volunteers. Additionally, we need a dedicated driver (no CDL required) and a lead volunteer.

Please be in touch with Pastor Rosy if you're interested in volunteering or serving as the driver or lead volunteer.

Network Needs

To help those affected by the recent tornado, the Network is in need of the following items:
Baby Formula
Microwavable, pop-top meal options
Hygiene products: soap, deodorant, toothpaste
Laundry Detergent

Financial support is another critical need. Checks may be made payable to FPCR with "tornado" in the memo line and go in the offering plate or to the church office. You can also give directly to Network on their website at: thenetwork.org.

The Network is always in need of the following items: 
Large shampoo & conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, TP, feminie hygiene items, and deodorant.
Food: soup cans, canned tuna & chicken, pasta, mac and cheese, sugar, oil, and baby food.

Thanks for giving!

Register at Kroger's and Amazon for FPCR

Don't forget that you can register for a percentage of your purchase at Kroger's and Amazon to come to FPCR, with those funds earmarked for the renovations. Sign up at your local Kroger supermarket near you and on Amazon.com for the Amazon Smiles program. Call the office if you have questions.

Other News

Earth Care Congregation

In helping with our "Earth Care Congregation" program, parents, help your children respect God's creation by avoiding their becoming part of our "throw away society." In the words of 16th Century Astronomer Johannes Kepler, "Nature uses as little as possible of everything." Perhaps we might do the same?

College Ministry at FPCR

Are you interested in volunteering to help implement a College Ministry? With the assistance of Ukirk Ministries, a Presbyterian College program that provides resources and directions to congregations that want to have a college campus presence. Visit www.ukirkdallas.org or contact Pastor David at david@fpcrichardson.org to learn more and participate.

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