NEWS & EVENTS
Children's Choir Program
Sunday, March 26, 5:00
The Children’s Choir will present their spring program on Sunday, March 26th, at 5:00 PM in the sanctuary. The program is entitled “I See You God,” and will feature readings written by the children as well as songs about where we see God in our world.
MORE Justice Nehemiah Action
Monday, March 27, 2023, 6:30-8:00
Gather with hundreds of other faithful people from across Columbia to ask our local officials to take action on the issues we have been working on all year: Gun Violence, Affordable Housing and Food Justice. We will show our community leaders our strength by showing up for this event. Will you join us? All we are asking is that you attend. Want to know more? Stop by the Connecting Point following worship on March 12 or March 19. Want to attend? Call the church office, 803-787-5672, to register.
Palm Sunday Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 2
Shoe Collection During the Month of April
Again this year FLPC will be participating in the Shoe Drive sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful during the month of April. There will be a roll cart under the breezeway just outside the glass doors on the Rockbridge Rd. side of the building. You may deposit your shoes into the roll cart any time of the day or evening. Beside the bin will be large rubber bands. Please use one or two to hold each pair of shoes together. All sizes and styles of shoes will be accepted. Just be sure they are gently-worn or new. Shoes should be clean and free of holes with soles intact. Please ensure that they are in good, wearable condition.
The shoes will be sent to people in developing nations so that they can sell them as a way of earning money for food, clothing, and medicine for their families. Also, this will keep the shoes out of landfills. FLY will be sorting and bagging the shoes for pick up by Keep the Midlands Beautiful.
Senior Lunch, McCutchen House, USC
Wednesday, March 29, noon
Call the church office today to make your reservation for our next lunch on the campus of USC. We have 20 seats available. The cost of lunch is approximately $14 plus tax
Spring Cleanup Day
Saturday, April 1, 9:00-12:00 at FLPC
There is something for everyone to do! Come join us. Register here.
Endowment grant applications are available now. Please click here for the application and here for more information on how to qualify.
Pre-order your Forest Lake Presbyterian Church t-shirt today!
Shirts will be Gildan Softstyle, 90% cotton, 10% polyester. Adult XS - 4XL and Youth XS - XL sizes are available. Youth and adult are offered in Sport Grey for $10 each. If you would like to see a sample of the shirt, stop by the Connecting Point desk. The Forest Lake Presbyterian Church logo with Head, Heart and Hands in the Service of Christ will be printed in color on the front left chest area and the back will not be printed.
These shirts will be printed by the Unumb Center’s Job Training Program and will say on the sleeve, "Made by an individual with autism." The Unumb Center serves the autism community in Columbia. Their print shop gives autistic individuals job experience. All profit made from the sale of these shirts will be donated to the Unumb Center.
Go here for more information and order info.
Recharge your Spiritual Battery at FLPC this Spring!
Join a class or group this spring! Please see this list to see all of the open opportunities. Contact Ed Black if you would like to join any of these groups: email@example.com.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Meets on Tuesdays, 7:30 AM, Eggs Up Grill, Forest Drive.
The FLPC Education Ministry has made it possible for FLPC to begin to experiment with podcasts to get the Good News out into the world beyond our walls. Ed and Ellen are working on two separate podcasts! See below for descriptions and how to find them. We hope you will listen and subscribe to these two podcasts! Let us know what you think. Stay tuned!
FLPC’s podcast is where we are invited to talk frankly about what needs to change in us, in the Church and in the world, even as we follow and worship a God who doesn’t change. We say that our Church’s purpose is “transforming head, heart, and hands in the service of Jesus Christ!” What does this transformation look like? On Spotify.com or Google Podcasts, search for “Forest Lake Presbyterian Church” or “Transforming Faith.” Or click this link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2M8f8qPl5voN2YWA2tTEVn
Ellen Skidmore, Rabbi Jonathan Case, and Imam Omar Shaheed have joined forces to continue our tradition of interfaith conversations in creating a second podcast series. The Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faith all share Abraham as a father of our faith, and we invite you to a lively and respectful interfaith discussion. We do not always agree, but we all love God, and we recognize that every human being is made in God’s image. Join us as we talk about issues that affect our everyday lives. From spiritual disciplines and Scriptural instructions for living, to discussions of immigration and mental health, please join us at Abraham’s Table. On Spotify.com or Apple Podcasts search for “Abraham’s Table”. Or click this link: https://open.spotify.com/show/6GOlaVIBFa0z6JfAfKH1N8
Non-perishable Food - We have an ongoing collection of non-perishable food for Rehoboth United Methodist Food Pantry. Pasta, mac and cheese are always needed, but any meal/pantry staple is greatly appreciated. There is a collection box downstairs at church.
Recycling - Our Environmental Stewardship team keeps this church focused on the ways we can take care of God's Creation. We accept dental hygiene items to be recycled. Please make sure they are clean: used toothbrushes, empty dental floss containers, empty toothpaste tubes, toothbrush and toothpaste outer packaging. These items will be recycled through Terracycle, and Environmental Stewardship will be paid a small stipend for these products.
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. 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).The coffee is $11 per bag for the 100% and $12 per bag for 50/50 and decaf. Gift certificates are also available. More information here.