A Call to Love

 
As people of FPC who want to be the visible face of Christ, we are called to live out our faith in the streets of the wild, not just talk about it.

We’ve been told we are a generous congregation. But are we only being generous from the comfort of our self-assigned pew?
— Cathy Newcomb
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As we watch children go off to their new classes this fall, we encourage them to be brave in the face of a new situation, strangers they do not know and spaces that are unfamiliar. We know they will make friends. We know the new will eventually become comfortable.

This is a lesson we too can learn. We learn it when we are asked to serve.

…………By handing out soup to strangers.

…………By helping with the Angel Tree delivery process.

…………By visiting St Dysmiss.

And by helping with the Mobile Food Pantry this coming October.

FPC is stepping out and up to fill in a gap in our neighborhood. On Thursday, October 24th we will HOST the Food to You Mobile Food Pantry. This is a program where neighbors can receive free food. It is “mobile” because it is hosted at a different church around town each week of the month. Neighboring church, St Johns Lutheran, is unable to host in the 24th and FPC is stepping in to help.

We will need servants to help with organizing food distribution as well as serving dinner and having conversation with our neighbors. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4CADAF2AAB9-mobile Youth welcome to attend. Older elementary welcome to come with one adult per child. (Mobile Pantry request).

We are also asked to provide 150 boxes of cereal! Any type of cereal in a family sized box/bag is appreciated. Donations can be placed in the donation bin under the welcome sign inside FPC.

This is not an US helping THEM event.  This is an example of a time where a neighbor comes to ask for a cup of sugar because they ran out. A time when we want to have dinner to get to know someone or catch up on family. We are not called to FIX problems. We are called to LOVE. To love as God loves. Without expectations.

 
 

Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 5:58