2020 Endowment Grant Proposals Due by March 15th!

The FLPC Endowment Fund has $59,497 to distribute in 2020 to support the causes of the Kingdom of God!  Do you have an idea for a project that would “expand and enrich the mission of FLPC?   Our Endowment Fund provides money in response to grant requests and is especially interested in projects that are local and mission oriented.  If you would like to initiate a request for funds, do not delay.  Speak to any of the church staff or to Elder Corky Clark, who chairs the Endowment Committee, for more information and the grant proposal form.

FLPC Endowment RFP 2019 2020

2019 Annual Report

This report was presented at the January 26, 2020 Congregational Meeting. Please read more here:

Annual Report

Unplugged - Spring Intergenerational Retreat; Montreat, NC

March 6-8, 2020

We talk about mindfulness and about being present, but we don’t have much experience in how to do this.  Ellen Skidmore will lead us in discussion aiming to provide a balance between learning and doing.  Mindfulness is not paying attention harder, but paying attention is a different way.  We hope you will come home with some practices that will help your mindfulness of God make a difference in your everyday life.

All ages are welcome, members and guests of the church! Registration forms may be found on the Connecting Point and downstairs desks or here. There will be programming for youth. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration.

MORE Justice

Wednesday, February 19, 6:15, Fellowship Hall - Network Meeting

Come hear more about how MORE Justice works, updates on all of the initiatives and goals and find out how to get involved and know more. All are welcome.

Interfaith Discussion Series

February 2020

Masjid As-Salaam, Beth Shalom Synagogue and Forest Lake Presbyterian Church are sponsoring an interfaith discussion on three Thursdays (6:30-8:30pm) in February 2020. Imam Omar Shaheed, Rabbi Jonathan Case and Rev. Ellen Fowler Skidmore invite you to participate in a three part, interfaith discussion to celebrate what we share (as the world’s three Abrahamic, monotheistic faiths), to learn more about our different beliefs and practices, and to build relationships with our Columbia neighbors. Dr. Walter Edgar, (USC Professor Emeritus) will be our moderator for each evening.
Thursday, February 13 – Beth Shalom Synagogue
5827 N. Trenholm Road Columbia 29206
Thursday, February 20 – Masjid As-Salaam
@ Lutheran Theological Seminary – Stavros Auditorium
1010 Wildwood Ave. Columbia 29203
Thursday, February 27 – Forest Lake Presbyterian Church
6500 N. Trenholm Road Columbia 20296
Please read the full description of this event here. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and each individual can reserve as many as three tickets for each night, but every ticket must be associated with the name of the person attending, which will be confirmed at the door. To reserve your tickets CALL the church office beginning on January 6th. Questions that you would like to have addressed should be emailed to ellenskidmore@flpc.org with “Interfaith Discussion” in the subject line.

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday, February 25, 5:30

Shrove Tuesday signals the end of Epiphany on the church calendar and comes the day before Ash Wednesday. This day is also called Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. The word shrove is the   past tense of shrive, meaning to confess and seek forgiveness. Eating pancakes on this day is believed to be a way of using up butter, eggs, milk and fat in preparation for fasting during Lent. Join us for a Pancake dinner and celebration of Shrove/Fat Tuesday. This is our Kirk Meal for the week.  Please register for this dinner.

Ash Wednesday Worship

February 26, 6pm

Observe the beginning of Lent at this interactive service that includes the imposition of ashes. Nursery will be provided.

Spring Co-Ed Softball

Come play fall softball with FLPC!  Our co-ed team will play in the City of Columbia softball league this spring.  The registration deadline is Feb 28, and the games will be on Sunday nights starting March 15.  Registration is $35 per player, plus an additional $15 if you need a t-shirt.  Contact Stephen McCrae with any questions (mccraesr@hotmail.com, 803-397-1907).

FLY (Forest Lake Youth) Upcoming Events

2/2 Souper Bowl of caring both services

2/2 –Youth Sunday Prep from 1-3 PM. We will go out to eat somewhere close by right after church.

2/6 -FLY Eats  at Zaxbys on Beltline

2/9– Sunday Night FLY 5:30-7:15

2/11 – Middle School Bible study Rebecca Timmons house 6:00-7:00

2/13 - High School Bible Study Adrianne Radeker house 6:15-7:30

2/16- - Sunday Night FLY 5:30-7:15

2/20 – FLY Eats TBD

2/22 – (Saturday) 5:00-6:00ish Youth Sunday Practice

2/23 – Youth Sunday! I need everyone here at 8:00 am. There will be breakfast items between services. We Then all go to Five guys afterwards. No Sunday Night FLY


Also: Sign ups have started for Summer Trips. Let Bill Wannamaker know if you are interested in going to:

High School Montreat: ($100.00 deposit required) July 11-July 18

Middle School Montreat ($100.00 deposit required) July 15- July 19

Memphis, TN Mission Trip - August 1- August 8