Helen Brandenburg Barks, long-time secretary here at FDP (34 years!), passed away on Friday, June 27th.  A "Celebration of Life & Sharing of Memories" is planned for July 26th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul U.C.C. For more information or to learn more about the life of Helen, visit She will be missed!

Congratulations, Cathy & Patrick!
Please extend your congratulations to Cat Trotter and Pat Harper as they were joined in marriage on June 29th. We thank the Lord for their love and we pray for peace, contentment and joy as they begin their lives together as husband and wife. See more photos of Flat Jesus with Cat & Pat on their wedding day! 


First "selfie" as Mr. & Mrs. Harper


Feeding the Flock at the Old Church this Sunday
Feeding the Flock will be collecting school and food items for Circle of Concern. Please bring items with you on July 6th. If you won’t be at the Old Church, please drop off items any time the church is open (Clayton Road). Current needed food items for Circle of Concern: dry dinners, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned pasta, toilet paper.

Parent’s Night Out July 12th
The second Parent’s Night Out of the summer is Saturday, July 12, 5pm-9pm.  Drop off your child(ren) at the church and enjoy a night out!  Cost is only $10/child.  If you bring dinner and/or a snack, please keep in mind there are peanut, tree nut and egg allergies amongst our kids.  To keep everyone safe, please pack dinner/snacks accordinglyRSVP to Beth Willock by July 9.  Questions? E-mail Beth Willock at

Are you ready for a Float Trip?
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.