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NEWS & EVENTS

10/31/21 Sunday School Schedule

Click the link below to see a recap of October 24 Sunday school and the class schedule for October 31. Note the Family Class is now hybrid.

Please let Ed know if you have any questions: edblack@flpc.org

Education Update

Tours of the Anne Frank Center at USC

Two tours available on Tuesday, October 26: 11 AM and 12:45 PM

The Anne Frank Center on the USC campus brings to life the story of the young Jewish girl who – in the pages of her world-renowned diary – documented two years of hiding in German-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. By sharing Anne's legacy with visitors, students and teachers, USC’s Anne Frank Center seeks to inspire commitment to never be bystanders but instead to stand up together against antisemitism, bigotry and inequality wherever it may exist today.

Maximum capacity on each tour is 15 total. 

Register here for the 11 AM tour

Register here for the 12:45 PM tour

New Position at FLPC:  Director of Children’s Faith Formation!

The Personnel Ministry and Session are excited to seek for a new staff person to serve children and their families at Forest Lake!  The Director of Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) is a 30 hour a week position, responsible for the overall mission and vision of the educational ministries for members and guests of FLPC between the ages of birth to 5th grade.  The goal of this position is to invite, encourage, and lead all of God’s children into a living faith in Christ.  A more complete description is available HERE.  Please contact Erlinda McCoy, the chair of the search committee, either by email – erlindamccoy@gmail.com – or by mail to her attention to Forest Lake Presbyterian Church 6500 N. Trenholm Road   Columbia, SC  29206.  Please forward this posting to anyone you know who may be interested.

Hearts and Hands Bazaar

October 30, 2021, 10:00am-2:00pm

What can you expect to see for sale at the Bazaar? Woodworkers, seamstresses, crafters, painters, fiber artists, jewelry makers, bakers, soup chefs, needle crafters, gardeners, and many more gifted members have contributed items for the bazaar. You can still submit items if you like. Place them in the white bin in the downstairs lobby.

And don’t forget, our talented grill masters will be offering BBQ lunch to eat in or take out. There is a need for bake sale items for the BBQ lunch, so bake a batch of cookies or brownies and bring them with you to the event! Please package individually – 1 large, 2 medium, or 3 small because each item will be priced the same.

You do not have to register for attending the bazaar (please come and bring a friend!), but reservations for tickets for BBQ are required in advance.

All proceeds will benefit The Cooperative Ministry and the Rehoboth Food Pantry. Questions, contact Stuart Hunter at 803-413-0376 or mstuarthunter@gmail.com.

Barbeque Bonanza

October 30, 2021, 10:00-2:00 - DEADLINE FOR ORDERS: 10/24

Barbeque meals are being sold as part of the Heart and Hands Bazaar fundraiser. Meals are $10 and will include BBQ, baked beans, coleslaw, and bread and will be provided in to go boxes but can be eaten in the Fellowship Hall or taken home.   Order your meal here or sign up at the downstairs or Connection Point desk. Profits from the sales of the BBQ will be split between the Cooperative Ministry and Rehoboth United Methodist Food Pantry. Plan to stay and shop the Bazaar for lots of handmade crafts and homemade baked goods!

Congregational Retreat in Montreat

March 25-27, 2022

Join us for a congregational retreat in Montreat, NC. Our speaker for the weekend will be C.S. Lewis expert, Don King. King has published over 80 articles as well as 10 books and has been on the faculty of Montreat College since 1974. Come hear him speak on C.S. Lewis: His Influence and Relevance Today.

First night deposit is due with registration, and is refundable before December 1, 2021. All lodging is in Assembly Inn at Montreat Conference Center. Room availability based on first come first served. Register here today. Scholarship assistance is available, please contact Jodi Beckham about that assistance.

Coat Drive

October 1-31

We are collecting gently used coats in conjunction with Forest Acres Rotary Club, children's sizes through adult, during the month of October. Please drop off your clean coats in the collection box in the downstairs welcome area at church. These coats will be donated to Richland School District 2 students, all sizes are needed.

Lift Up Your Church Family Via Text

The Board of Deacons is happy to announce it is starting a new Texting Team. To “play” on this team is pretty easy – all you do is get a list of 10 or so names of FLPC members from Ed and send a text at your convenience to let the member(s) know you lifted them up in prayer that day. The concept is similar to the Note Writing Team, meaning you work at your own pace and get new lists whenever you’re ready.

For more information, or to join the Texting Team or the Note Writing Team, just email Ed: edblack@flpc.org.

The HOPE Team Needs You!

Need a little help with a home project? Want to help others in the FLPC community? The HOPE (Helping Other Presbyterians Every Day) Team is ready to serve and assist with small projects for our FLPC family.

Projects range from changing lightbulbs, raking leaves, or helping clean out a garage for someone at FLPC. If interested in serving in this way, please click here.  If you have a project you need completed, please click here.  Questions? Please email Frank DiSilvestro at fdisil@gmail.com.

Café Justo Coffee

You can order Café Justo coffee locally! This coffee cooperative is supported by our mission partner, Frontera de Cristo. Café Justo is a Grower owned Coffee Cooperative based in southern Chiapas Mexico, formed to address the poverty and migration from Mexico to the U.S.A. By supporting this coffee cooperative, you bring more money to the coffee farmers of Mexico - even more than Fair Trade! Coffee can be purchase locally from Rowena Nylund. The coffee is $10 per bag. Gift certificates are also available. This organic coffee is available in whole bean or ground and your choice of Arabica Decaf, 100% Arabica mild roast, 50% Arabica 50% Robusta, or 100% Robusta (strongest). More information here.