Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Independence Iowa!
As I write this our Community Life Committee is getting ready to help us host our very first Community Partnership Appreciation Picnic on Sunday, August 30. The intent of the gathering is to say thank you to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who partner with us on such things as our Adopt-A-Family at Christmas program and contribute to the Silent Auction at our Community Dinner. Many of our ministries rely on healthy partnerships to make them successful. So often people in our community get asked for donations, but never get thanked. We want to thank them in a tangible way. The picnic is our way of making sure people who partner with us know how much we appreciate it.
We are also busy getting our fall schedule ready to roll. Our Treasure Seekers will start up again on September 16. In addition our Adult Bible Study will begin that evening as well. This year we will have two new wrinkles. First, Kathy Eilers will be leading a Youth Bible Study that will meet at the same time the Adult Study does. Second, we are adding a light supper to the Bible study mix. The idea is to help busy people not have to worry about dinner on the Wednesday nights we gather for the studies. So on Wednesdays when we have Bible studies the schedule will look like this:
3:30 to 5 - Treasure Seekers
5:30 to 6 - Supper
6:00 to 7 - Youth & Adult Bible Study
7:00 to 8 - Choir Rehearsal
Speaking of the choir, they resume rehearsals at 7:00 pm on September 9. The choir has the best seats in the house. Singers from High School age on up are invited to join the choir family that adds so much to our worship experience.
I have enjoyed a wonderful summer and I hope you have as well. I have great memories of fun journeys with marvelous family and friends. As I turn my attention towards the fall I feel renewed for what is ahead. Again, that is my hope for you also. It is so important to have people and experiences in our lives that renew and refresh us on life’s journey.
May God richly bless you and FPC as we move from summer into fall.
Please use this link http://www.bonton.com/product/311676.html?utm_source=premiere&utm_medium=email&utm_content=262093&utm_campaign=15FCMDAYBK&CID=15FCMDAYBK262093 to to order your coupon booklets from Younkers. The event is November 11-14th. You may also purchase a booklet at church. See the display in the Friendship area. The booklets are $5 & the youth program will receive the entire amount.
Avri's youth group video from this past year... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfjPEPIpeBY&feature=youtube_gdata_player&app=desktop