Our pastor, Charlotte Lohrenz, has been at Faith Presbyterian Church for seven years and has the opportunity to take a sabbatical – a time away from the work of the church for rest, study and renewal. The theme of her sabbatical is Walking into Blessing. Faith has been exploring the courage it takes to walk into the blessings of unfamiliar places and meet those who have been strangers to us.  We received a grant from the Center for Pastoral Renewal to support our pastor, her family, and the congregation as we explore the themes of: going where we are uncomfortable, speaking with those we don’t know, courage, and being at home on the journey with Jesus. The sabbatical time, when Charlotte will be away from the church May 22 through September 4, including 15 Sundays. The Clergy Renewal Grant expects the pastor to find a balance between travel and home, relaxation and focus, family and solitude.  Charlotte’s plans include six weeks in Greece with her daughters, a gathering with her husband’s family children and grandchildren, time at the family’s cabin in Colorado, a month at home and work on Courage & Renewal programming.  Throughout the sabbatical, there will be a lot of walking, walking, hiking and more walking. Galen Schwarz will serve as Supply Pastor during Charlotte’s sabbatical.  Galen is a member of Whitewater Valley Presbytery and served as the associate pastor of Irvington Presbyterian Church for more than two decades.  Since retirement from that position, Galen has served two churches as a short-term supply pastor. Keep an eye out for the opportunities to walk with courage into blessing – right...
Worship after Pentecost

Worship after Pentecost

The Apostle Paul was called to preach Jesus crucified and risen to those who were part of a different culture.  Wherever Paul went he learned the setting, developed relationships and spoke to the spiritual longings of the people. We delve into Paul’s encounters in Greece, to learn how we can be friends with those who we live, work and travel with – even when they are different from us. Our series on Paul and Greece will unfold while our pastor, Charlotte Lohrenz, is traveling in Greece as part of her sabbatical.  Scriptures will help us explore relationships Paul established and nourished in five sites he visited (or was shipwrecked on): Athens, Corinth, Phillipi, Thessaloniki and Crete. Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The friends who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of the emperor’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. – Ephesians 4:21-23 Join us for the journey, the experience, the friendship.    June 11 to July 9. What happens when we each one meets another in Jesus...
3b Exercise Class

3b Exercise Class

3b (body, brain, belief) exercise class for 55 and over takes place on Wednesdays at 10AM.  This class focuses on: building flexibility, strength and balance; challenges to increase memory and problem solving skills as new brain cells grow; and time to recall beloved scriptures with devotionals and “scripture in motion.”  The class will be held in the narthex at the church.  “The more active you are, and it doesn’t matter when you start, the more benefit you are going to have.”  Contact the church office for more information at 849-1930 or email cconners@faithpcindy.org.  The class is free to...