FLPC to Host the August Meeting of Trinity Presbytery

One of the best parts of being a Presbyterian is that we are connected to other Presbyterian Churches and share worship, sacraments, mission and governance with each other.  About five times a year, Elders and Ministers from Trinity Presbytery (the name of our Presbytery) gather to do the work of being Christ’s Church in what is called a Presbytery Meeting! FLPC has agreed to host a meeting of Trinity Presbytery on Saturday, August 20th, and we need your help to be hospitable. Our own Ed Black will be preaching in worship, if you’d like to attend you are welcome. And Jim Rowell, also long time FLPC leader, serves as the Stated Clerk of our Presbytery. Anyone who wants to observe is welcome to come.

We have created a link that allows you to see what is needed and to consider volunteering for a hospitality task.  Please visit the link HERE or under News and Events on our Website.  Thank you in advance!!

Employment Opportunity!

Are you a bottom-up problem solver who is passionate about connecting people? Are you energized by unlocking the potential for others to make a difference in their community? Do you love organizing and facilitating change?

Serve & Connect is seeking a full-time project manager to lead their efforts launching a Compass Site in Richland County. Compass is a comprehensive, evidence-informed approach to supporting police and citizens in working together to develop locally-driven movements that tackle significant community challenges. The goal of Compass is to enhance the ability of partners to work together to address root causes of crime and promote safety and thriving. The full-time project manager will be responsible for launching Compass efforts in the area of Richland County that encompasses Decker Blvd, Percival Rd, and surrounding areas.

For more information or to apply:  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Serve-and-Connect/jobs?jk=7e52abc7c5eb69bf&start=0&clearPrefilter=1


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

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.


School Supplies - The following items are needed and will be given to Condor Elementary School: Pencils, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, markers, pencil sharpeners, earbuds, spiral notebooks, composition books, pocket folders, glue sticks, scissors, highlighters, small bottles of hand sanitizer, blue and black pens, pencil pouches, backpacks. These items can be left in the collection box downstairs at church.


Underwear to fit teen girls - Richland Northeast high school has expressed a strong need for underwear in sizes to fit teen girls. In particular, they asked for boy short and brief styles. Items can be left in the 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. 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.