Sunday, October 20, 2019
Festival Fun starts at 4.
Lots of fun filled activities for all ages.
The Fall Festival is open to everyone, including church members and the community, so that we may share our blessings with our friends and neighbors.
Setup for the Festival will begin at 3 p.m. Activities begin at 4 p.m. There will be both outdoor and indoor activities for all ages, with weather contingencies (the Camp lodge is both heated and air-conditioned). There will be live music, golf cart tours, hayrack rides, pumpkin checkers, bean bag toss, pumpkin decorating, and a pop-up rodeo show. A featured attraction will be a dunk tank, with Senior Pastor Brent Johnston (and any volunteers) doing the honors of getting dunked! Pay $5 for 3 balls at a chance to dunk Pastor Brent.
There will be a Vesper service (sunset prayer service, optional attendance) at 5 p.m, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will include a chili cook-off, so bring your favorite chili, a side dish, or dessert to share. There will be a $5 fee if you’d like to enter your chili in the contest. There will also be a Ghoulish dessert contest (no entry fee).
September 22 @ 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us this fall for this FREE community-building event along the iconic Douglas Avenue in Wichita, KS for a full day of biking, fun physical activities, music, dancing, yoga, and much more! All Wichitans are invited to get active, socialize, and to stop at the local Douglas Avenue businesses, restaurants, street vendors, and five major activity hubs located at every mile along the route.
THE FPC booth will be located at Douglas and Market in front of the Kansas Leadership Center.
SEPTEMBER 4,11,18,25, 2019 6:30-7:45 P.M.
A book discussion of
SEEKING TO BECOME WHOLE: CREATING A TRANSFORMED CHURCH FOR ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD
By Patricia Ambrose Welker
Copies of the book are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble plus other bookstores. Also at the Wichita Public Library
$13.95 paperback $9.99 ebook
Seeking to Become Whole approaches the issue of marginalized persons—the other—by interpreting Jesus’ parables in the context of progressive Christianity to create a church of love and justice for all God’s children
Please go to the author’s website for more information www.seekingtobecomewhole.wordpress.com
Covenant Books website
First Church invites all youngsters (age infant to 5.5 years old) and their parents to join in the fellowship and fun we have designed for you!
Mark your calendars and meet us at the following events. Siblings are welcomed! Contact Michelle Murray-Cline for questions at 794-1195.
October 5th-Klausmeyer Pumpkin Patch @ 3 p.m. -8135 S. 119th Street West, Clearwater, Ks
October 20th-Fall Festival at Whispering Winds Camp 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
November 2nd-Care & Connect with Others at First Presbyterian Church 10:30 a.m.
After a successful fundraising opportunity with Big, Bang, Bingo…..and the not so Silent Auction last fall, the Christian Education and Fellowship Committee happily reports TWO initiatives in action that are utilizing the $4,000 raised. The committee’s vision is to utilize the money for educational opportunities that enhance or boost our Christian experience and connection with each other.
To begin, CE&F recognizes that parents in our congregation with young children between the ages of 0-5 need an outlet to connect and do family, friendly outings. Thus, a Playgroup will begin this summer that meets once a month where parents or caregivers with youngsters do themed outings that allow socialization, enrichment for children, and engagement in the life of our church. The financial support subsidizes the cost of activities and the time of the Playgroup Coordinator.
First Church Cares…..Cards is the second program that CE&F has already put into action since February. This creative and heart-warming outreach increases communication and connection with members within our church family. With handwritten notes of love and encouragement, ten cards are mailed out every month to individuals or family units. The purpose of this program is to recognize member needs and nurture relationships. The financial support aids the cost of card stock, envelopes, and postage.
Our Big, Bang, Bingo…..and the not so Silent Auction will return again this fall! Looking forward to seeing you all there with your super hero capes and making a difference in the lives of others!