Happenings

NEWS & EVENTS

Worship Survey

The Session and staff of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church are currently evaluating all options for a staged reopening of traditional, in-person worship using proper social distancing guidelines. In order to make the most informed decision, we ask you to complete this anonymous short survey by Friday, July 17.
Click on the link below to access the survey, and thank you in advance for willingness to assist us.

 

Cafe Justo

What is Café Justo? Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. It began as a means to provide living opportunities to the coffee growers of Salvador Urbina. Café Justo protects the coffee farmer by eliminating the middle man, who exploited the Mexican farmers, and sells directly to consumers. By returning the money to the farmers, Café Justo change the lives of Mexican families. It even returns more money to the coffee farmer than Fair Trade. This coffee cooperative was co-founded by our mission partners at Frontera de Cristo.
FLPC is partnering with Shandon Presbyterian to sell this delicious coffee to our congregation. The 16oz organic bags are sold for $10, your choice of 1) 100% Pure Arabica 2) 50% Arabica/50% Robusta 3) 100% Robusta or 4) decaf. More information including how to order click here.

Food Collection

Our church donates our monthly collection of jam and jelly and our produce from our garden to Rehoboth UMC Food Pantry. Their food resources are running low with their increase number of people seeking food assistance. We are still collecting jam and jelly for their food pantry but if you would like to donate other food, they would welcome that. They especially need pasta items. We have moved a food collection box to the covered breezeway downstairs. That will be checked regularly and brought inside. Please stop by and drop off you food to be donated to Rehoboth UMC Food Pantry and help feed those living in food insecurity in our community!

Want to do something?

In the face of the protests over the killing of George Floyd, it is difficult to know what we can do.  One avenue of action and advocacy that our congregation is already engaged in is the work of MORE Justice.  MORE Justice is an interfaith, local, non-profit that organizes faith communities to work towards small, measurable steps towards justice. This organization is currently working on steps in the areas of Mental Health, Education, Housing and Violence/Gun Violence.  Our congregation participates both corporately (by giving financial support) and through individuals who become active in both the education and working committees and by giving support.  These individuals are called “Network Members”.  If you would like to know more, talk to our congregational team leaders: Peggy Carey, Drew Radeker, Xan Skinner or to Ellen Skidmore or Jodi Beckham.  Or visit their website:  morejusticecolumbia.org

 

Gleaning

What is gleaning? It is gathering the leftover produce after a harvest and donated to those living in food insecurity. The Society of St. Andrew is a grassroots, faith-based, hunger relief nonprofit working with all denominations to bridge the hunger gap between 96 billion pounds of food wasted every year in the United States and the nearly 40 million Americans who live in poverty. They connect with local farmers who let them know when they have a crop that can be gleaned. Then they notify us as one of their volunteer groups. It is amazing how much one person can pick in just an hour! If you would like to volunteer in future gleanings, please contact Jodibeckham@flpc.org.

Nightly Prayer 

Join Ed Black via Zoom to share prayer requests and to pray for our community and world.  

Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 PM. Click here to join.

Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 PM. Click here to join.

Men's Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Click here to join.

Time for Young Disciples LIVE

Sundays at 9:00am

Join Ms. Andrea for a time to catch up and hear a bit about God’s Story.

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