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Prepare for Jesus' Birth at Home!

Prepare for Jesus' birth by lighting the Advent wreath at home. Click here to download your copy of this year's wreath lighting guide.

Daytrippers - Creche Festival

Monday, November 28

Our next Daytripper trip will be to Monck's Corner to Mepkin Abbey to see the Creche Festival. Creche exhibits are displayed from artists from all over the world at this annual event. There is no charge for the tour, but space is limited. Meet at church at 9:30 to travel to Moncks Corner, with a stop for lunch before our 1:30 reservation. Call the church office to register.

Elf Trees

Through December 4

Stop by our Christmas Elf Trees by the Connecting Point upstairs and in the downstairs lobby welcome area.  Names on these trees come from social workers from 7 local Richland 2 schools who have identified children of families in need of assistance. Also on these trees are names of students of Richland Northeast High School who are homeless or living in housing insecurity. Gifts are due back Dec 4.

First Responders Luncheon

Thursday, December 1

We will once again host a luncheon for first responders from local Richland and Lexington County agencies. This is an opportunity to feed them and thank them for their service. We need volunteers to help serve food, set up, clean up, or bake a dessert. Come be part of thanking those who do so much for our community! Sign up to help here.

Compass Clean up - Coffee, Clean up, Conversation

Saturday, December 10

Join us Saturday, December 10 at 9am for another neighborhood clean up in the Woodfield Park neighborhood. This is the area of our Compass project, through our partnership with Serve and Connect. We will meet at Woodfield Park Baptist Church, 1834 Morninglo Ln. Bring gloves, trash bags and help us get to know our neighbors while keeping the community clean!

Presbyterian Women's Retreat

February 24-25, 2023

Save the date for our women's retreat at Fellowship Camp and Conference Center in Greenwood, SC. More information and registration to come in January.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

Meeting weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30

Join other men of the church for a study of "Living with Thorns" by Mary Ann Froelich. You may purchase the book or choose to receive emails with the chapter contents. Breakfast will include eggs, sausage, grits, biscuits, fruit, juice and coffee. This is the best $3 breakfast in town and the fellowship is great! Questions, contact Steve Etheredge.

FLPC PODCASTS!!?

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!

TRANSFORMING FAITH

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

ABRAHAM’S TABLE

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

Now Collecting:

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.

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.