Hello Faith Des Peres Family and Friends,

Rev. Joe Marting will be leading worship again this weekend and next while Annie is out of the office (if you have an emergency, please contact Marie).  Remember to bring items for the School Supply Drive ... sign up for the float trip ... register for the new PW Bible Study ... "like" and "share" the new FDP Facebook page ... and try to enjoy these "lazy" days of summer ... or at least the days of summer, whether they're "lazy" or not!  

PS: The church office will be closed this coming Monday, July 28th. I will check messages in the morning and afternoon, so please leave a phone number if there's an emergency. Thank you!


The Deadline is Approaching…
Kathy Sherrick is organizing this fun 6-mile float at Mound Ridge on August 16th. More information and registration is on the website and in the Gathering Space. Sign up today! (The deadline for registration is August 4th, payment is due August 10th.)

Remember Next Weekend, August 3rd:
We’ll be at the Old Church for worship next weekend, and we’ll still be collecting for Feeding the Flock and the School Supply Drive. These are the items needed: Peanut butter, jelly, tomato products (canned tomatoes, tomato paste or sauce), canned pasta, canned fruit, shampoo & conditioner, sturdy backpacks, folders, pencil boxes, washable markers (wide line), pink erasers (Pink Pet), highlighters, Fiskar scissors, dry-erase markers, colored pencils, 3x5 index cards, #2 pencils, 3-ring binders (1”, 1.5” or 2” – please, no used binders or binders with printing), glue sticks, glue bottles, post-it notes, wood rulers, scientific calculators, flash drives, spiral notebooks (wide- and college-ruled), filler paper (wide- and college-ruled), composition notebooks (wide- and college-ruled). 

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New PW Bible Study Beginning August 27th
Join us for a new Presbyterian Women’s study based on the book of 2 Corinthians entitled, “Reconciling Paul,” by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, August 27th at 9:30am, led by Joanna Gerst. We’d love to see you, so register and pick up a book in the Gathering Space. Or let Marie know you’d like to attend.

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Share FDP
There’s a LOT going on at Faith Des Peres—let’s share it with everyone! “Like” us on Facebook then SHARE our posts on your wall so others can see what’s happening here. And if you’re courageous, “invite” your friends to like our page also. (If you don’t know how to do this, ask Marie.)

Do You Make Online Payments to FDP?
If you make payments to FDP through your online banking, please take a moment and adjust the memo line to read either “capital” or “stewardship” for clarification to the church office and Sunday counters. This will also help ensure accurate end-of-year statements for your tax records. Thank you! 

Directory Update
Please let Marie in the church office know if any of your contact information has changed since the last directory update in September of 2013. A new directory should be distributed in the fall. Thank you!