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Annual Gingerbread House Party — Register by December 4th!

Come decorate a gingerbread house on Saturday, December 9th from 10am-noon.  This event is geared towards kids but all ages are welcome to decorate a house or to provide help.  Invite friends to join us in Fellowship Hall for a fun morning together.  Please sign up in the Gathering Space by December 4th so we know how many houses to prepare.  The cost is $13 a house.  See Leslie Barnes if you have questions.

 

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Hand Bell Choir

We need one or two more people to complete our new bell choir! Won't you consider giving it a try? Right now we're practicing after Sunday worship for about an hour in the sanctuary. We're off to a great start, with a very solid group!"

 

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Instrumentalist Wanted   

We're hoping to start incorporating more musical opportunities into our church services. Jeff's hope is to actually have a small orchestra, but we also would like to have soloists and other small ensembles.  If you play an instrument, and would like to share your gift with the congregation, please talk to Jeff!"

 

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Give the Gift of Music this Christmas 

What do you give the person who has everything? How about this season you give the gift of music! Here at FDP we use the Janet Boyer Music Fund to help hire guest musicians. Your gift would sponsor a guest instrumentalist , brass quartet, or even a choral cantata. Think about your loved ones opening The Gift of Music that will provide beautiful music for everyone to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with the gift of music.

 

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Christmas Giving Tree

Christmas Giving Tree
The Annual Christmas Giving Tree has returned. We’re adopting families from Lydia’s House and Southside Early Childhood Center with Christmas presents and gift cards. You can choose what you want to purchase for them by taking an ornament from the Christmas tree. All gifts need to be returned to the church By December 3rd.

 

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Poinsettia and Wreath Contributions


If you would like to contribute to the poinsettia and wreath fund to decorate the church during the Christmas season, you may do so by signing up in the Gathering Space. The    suggested donation is $10.00. You may honor or dedicate your donation to a loved one. Please note on your check that your payment is for poinsettias. Thank you.

 

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A NOTE FROM ANNIE

Dear Faith Des Peres Family,

This Sunday in worship the theme is Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for serving as your pastor; you are all wonderful people and do so much for Faith Des Peres. Thank you for all you do, and for supporting me, being patient with me, and encouraging me and working alongside me in ministry. I’m truly blessed to call Faith Des Peres my church home.

 

Don’t forget that after church we’ll have the Thanksgiving meal and kick-off the Christmas giving tree. It will be fun!

 

On a personal note, I want to let you know that Terry concludes his service at First Presbyterian Cape Girardeau on December 10. They’ve called a new pastor who starts December 11. Beginning January 1, he’ll serve as the Interim Head of Staff/Pastor at Dardenne Presbyterian Church in St. Charles. Everyone in the Epling house is happy to have him closer to home! And he’s happy to have a couple weeks off during the holidays.

 

One more personal note – Tommy’s Eagle Scout Ceremony is Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 at the church. We’d love it if you would come!

 

I hope to see you Sunday!

 

Blessings,
Annie

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday the Church office will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd thru Monday, November 27th. If there should be a problem please contact Pastor Annie on her cell phone. Remember Thanksgiving is not just a day, It’s a way of Life!
 
 

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Tommy Epling Eagle Scout Ceremony Saturday, November 25, 2 pm

Tommy Epling Eagle Scout Ceremony Saturday, November 25, 2 pm
You’re invited to Tommy Epling’s Eagle Scout Ceremony on Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 pm here at Faith Des Peres. For his Eagle Scout project, Tommy built two beehives for the church’s community garden. The hives are located at the very back of the parking lot and produced honey this past summer and fall. The ceremony lasts about 30-45 minutes and there will be a reception afterwards. We hope you can come. Annie and Terry Epling

 

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Christmas Giving Tree Kick-Off and Thanksgiving Meal

Christmas Giving Tree Kick-Off and Thanksgiving Meal
Join us after church today for our thanksgiving meal and kick-off to the Christmas Giving Tree. We’re adopting families from Lydia’s House and Southside Early Childhood Center with Christmas presents and gift cards. You can choose what you want to purchase for them by taking an ornament from the Christmas tree. Many thanks to Judy Sisson and Sandy Williams for co-chairing this year’s event.

 

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Poinsettia and Wreath Contributions

Poinsettia and Wreath Contributions
If you would like to contribute to the poinsettia and wreath fund to decorate the church during the Christmas season, you may do so by signing up in the Gathering Space. The    suggested donation is $10.00. You may honor or dedicate your donation to a loved one. Please note on your check that your payment is for poinsettias. Thank you.

 

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Welcome Madeline O’Meara, Soprano Section Leader

Madeline O’Meara, soprano, is from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri in December of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal      performance and is studying voice with Mr. Braeden Harris. She was in Opera Workshop at the university and performed a few roles in the class. She starred as La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro. In pervious semesters, she has performed as Nella in Gianni Schicci and her scene work includes Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff, and much more. During the summer, she was a studio artist for a summer program called Opera NEO, where she learned new techniques and mastered her craft. She is excited to be part of such a welcoming community at the Faith Des Peres Church!

 

 

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A NOTE FROM ANNIE

Dear Faith Des Peres Family,
                This Sunday we will celebrate the baptism of Annie Laura Cass, daughter of Cody and Katy Cass. Baptisms are always a fun and celebratory event in the life of the church! I hope you can be here to welcome Annie into the family.

                Following church, Buddy Pack Packers are needed to pack 240 buddy packs for school children in the U City district. As you probably know, we’ve greatly expanded the Buddy Pack program this year and Gina Bright and Roy Lenox are co-coordinating it. Buddy Packs provides food for school children on the weekends; without their Buddy Packs, these children are at risk for food insecurity. By helping to pack Buddy Packs, you play a vital role in helping to alleviate that. The more hands helping, the quicker it takes to pack, but normally with 10 volunteers it takes about 1 hour to pack 240 packs. Packing takes place in Fellowship Hall located downstairs.

                Finally, the Thanksgiving Lunch and Christmas Giving Tree Kick-Off is November 19. We need to know whether or not you’ll be here for lunch! Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

Many Blessing,

Annie

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Tommy Epling Eagle Scout Ceremony Saturday, November 25, 2 pm

Tommy Epling Eagle Scout Ceremony Saturday, November 25, 2 pm
You’re invited to Tommy Epling’s Eagle Scout Ceremony on Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 pm here at Faith Des Peres. For his Eagle Scout project, Tommy built two beehives for the church’s community garden. The hives are located at the very back of the parking lot and produced honey this past summer and fall. The ceremony lasts about 30-45 minutes and there will be a reception afterwards. We hope you can come. Annie and Terry Epling

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Metropolitan Congregations United PRESENTS FROM PIPELINE TO PATHWAYS COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY

Metropolitan Congregations United is a group of churches that has formed together to help ending decriminalization of black youth by introducing school, police, and juvenile court reforms. On Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 6:30 pm the will present From Pipeline to Pathways Community Assembly to help support their cause. Please plan to join this event held at Harris- Stowe State University 3026 Laclede Ave. in the Henry Graves Auditorium. 

 

 

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Buddy Pack Packers  

Looking for a quick and easy way to serve the church and wider community? Join the Mission and Ministry Committee following church today to pack Buddy Packs.

 

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Christmas Giving Tree Kick-Off and Thanksgiving Meal

Join us after church on November 19 for a thanksgiving meal and kick-off to the Christmas Giving Tree. We’re adopting families from Lydia’s House and Southside Early Childhood  Center with Christmas presents and gift cards. On the 19th you can choose what you want to purchase for them by taking an ornament from the Christmas tree. Many thanks to Judy Sisson and Sandy Williams for co-chairing this year’s event. Please RSVP for the lunch to Tiara or sign-up in the Gathering Space.

 

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Poinsettia and Wreath Contributions

If you would like to contribute to the poinsettia and wreath fund to decorate the church during the Christmas season, you may do so by signing up in the Gathering Space. The suggested donation is $10.00. You may honor or dedicate your donation to a loved one. Please note on your check that your payment is for poinsettias. Thank you.

 

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