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Who's doing what at Faith Des Peres

Tiara Payne, our administrative assistant, will continue to be available on Tuesdays,            Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  You can reach Tiara by calling the church office, 432-8029, or emailing her at adminasst@faithdesperes.org.  Members of the Session also are available to answer your questions and are going to be working with Tiara to provide           communications through the weekly blog and Sunday bulletin. The newly appointed           members of the Session are:

Barbara Abbett— Clerk of Session

Danny Mortimer – Chair of Finance/Personnel Center

Mary Lewis - Chair of Worship Center

Beth Willock – Chair MEC

Dianne Modrell – Chair Faith Formation

Erika Abbett – Chair Mission and Ministry

Ashley Marting – Mission and Ministry

You can either contact one of the members directly or ask Tiara to put you in touch with them. 

 

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Advent Devotion Booklet            

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Advent Devotion Booklet! We’re looking for writers to submit a devotion no more than 250 words. It can be a story, you can share a tradition, or write about something meaningful to you. We need submissions by October 28th

 

 

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The Faith Formation Book Discussion , Nov. 11 at 11:45 a.m   

Please join Faith Formation in a book discussion. We will be reading --Grateful: The  Transformative Power of Giving" by Diana Butler Bass Nov. 11 at 11:45 a.m., You can purchase the book at any retailer or find it in your local library. Questions? See Dianne. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space (Lunch count needed.) Thanks! Light lunch will be available Book Discussion. 

 

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Tai Chi,  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm     

Tai Chi classes are returning to Faith Des Peres Church!  Tai Chi has proven benefits of improved balance, lowered blood pressure, improved immune system, improved mood, and flexible joints!  Classes will be held in the Gathering Space., Classes are just $5, pay as you go, and last one hour.  Dress comfortably.  Bring a friend or make a friend. You'll enjoy this soothing meditation in motion!

 

 

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A Message from Pastor Junie

One of the things I most love about Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church is its focus on feeding the hungry.  Every communion Sunday, the kids bring a red wagon down the center aisle to gather food for Circle of Concern Food Pantry.  What I find exciting in all this, however; goes deeper than that.  What is amazing is that in gathering physical food before receiving spiritual food in Communion, we proclaim to young and old that God feeds us body and soul.  God continuously offers food to hungry souls.  In God, we find “not enough” transformed into “more than enough”, abundance!

 Come then to rejoice with us in God’s presence, within and outside these walls.  Join us in sharing God’s abundantly loving and merciful hospitality, one of our cherished values.  Join us as well on October 14th to celebrate another baptism, make Buddy Packs for hungry children after worship, stay for a lunch topic, and celebrate with me the joyful time we spent together as October 14th is my last Sunday here.  It is Sundays like these that I will miss, as well as PALS, Buddy Packs, and being with you all.  Yet I am sure that God will bring you whom you need, and that all will be well.  As Annie advised in her last sermon, it is time to “stay in the boat” and trust in God.

 

Grace and Peace,

 

Pastor Junie

 

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Circle of Concern

It’s a communion Sunday which means the kids will pull the wagon and collect food for Circle of Concern during the offering time. The idea   behind Feeding the Flock is that while we are spiritually fed at Christ’s table, we are called to physically feed others. This is an important outreach ministry of Faith Des Peres, and is one that gets everyone involved. Even if you forgot food today, you can always donate food to Circle of Concern by dropping it off at the church. Thank you.

 

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Advent Devotion Booklet

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Advent Devotion Booklet! We’re looking for writers to submit a devotion no more than 250 words. It can be a story, you can share a tradition, or write about something meaningful to you. We need submissions by October 14th.

 

 

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Tai Chi,  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm       

Tai Chi classes are returning to Faith Des Peres Church!  Tai Chi has proven benefits of improved balance, lowered blood pressure, improved immune system, improved mood, and flexible joints!  Classes will be held in the Gathering Space., Classes are just $5, pay as you go, and last one hour.  Dress comfortably.  Bring a friend or make a friend. You'll enjoy this soothing meditation in motion!

 

 

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Buddy Packs

Looking for a quick and easy way to serve the church and wider community? Join the Mission and Ministry Committee following church every 2nd Sunday to pack buddy packs. You can sign up for future packings at www.SignUpGenius.com/ go/10C0D4AABA82BA1F49-packers.  

 

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The Faith Formation Book Discussion , Nov. 11 at 11:45 a.m 

Please join Faith Formation in a book discussion. We will be reading --Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving" by Diana Butler Bass Nov. 11 at 11:45 a.m., You can  purchase the book at any retailer or find it in your local library. Questions? See Dianne. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space (Lunch count needed.) Thanks! Light lunch will be available Book Discussion. 

 

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A Word from Pastor Junie, Gap Pastor  

It looks like Fall is finally upon us.  Yes, this is a season of change.  After 17 successful years of ministry, we seek God’s help to find our next full-time minister.  Like the ancient Israelites, we are on a journey in which we trust God to lead us. 

At this time we thank God for faith!  For “Growing in our faith by asking questions and wrestling with ambiguity” is one of Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church’s four congregational values. This struggle to have faith is like that of Moses from meeting God in the burning bush to God’s freeing the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt to God leading them to a new place known only by God.   We too are on such a journey, lead by God in faith.   Thanks to God, we know that we too will reach our destination.  Along the way we will celebrate, worship, engage each other in mission and ministry, learn more of God’s amazing love for everyone, and rejoice in all God continues to do for and through us as church community.  You are welcome to join us!   There is always room.

 

Junie

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Tai Chi,  October 2 at 5:30 pm      

Tai Chi classes are returning to Faith Des Peres Church!  Tai Chi has proven benefits of improved balance, lowered blood pressure, improved immune system, improved mood, and flexible joints!  Classes will be held Tuesday evenings beginning on October 2 at 5:30 pm in the Gathering Space., Classes are just $5, pay as you go, and last one hour.  Dress comfortably.  Bring a friend or make a friend. You'll enjoy this soothing meditation in motion!

 

 

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Food Outreach, October 6th at 8am

Join us for a fulfilling morning of mission on Saturday, October 6th at Food Outreach (on Olive and Compton). Beginning at 8am, we will don our hats and hair nets and get to work packaging meals for those in need. No prior experience necessary- the Food Outreach program is very well organized- simply show up and everything you need will be provided there.  We are seeking to establish a group of 15-20 participants ages 12 and up. Please sign up in the gathering space and indicate if you have interest in carpooling!  This event only is loved and enjoyed by many- we are excited to have you join! 

 

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Advent Devotion Booklet

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Advent Devotion Booklet! We’re looking for writers to submit a devotion no more than 250 words. It can be a story, you can share a tradition, or write about something meaningful to you. We need submissions by October 14th.

 

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Buddy Packs  

Looking for a quick and easy way to serve the church and wider community? Join the Mission and Ministry Committee following church every 2nd and 4th Sunday to pack buddy packs. You can sign up for future packings at www.SignUpGenius.com/ go/10C0D4AABA82BA1F49-packers.  

 

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