How We Serve – 2017 Day of Caring

How We Serve – 2017 Day of Caring

We are excited to serve our neighbors on Sunday, September 17 and to be the hands and feet of Christ in the community.  After a brief worship service and sendoff, teams will carpool to their work locations, or stay at the church for projects being completed at Faith. Encourage your family, neighbors and coworkers to join the teams Childcare will be provided at the church for 5 years old and under, for parents working offsite Snacks and water to be provided You will be contacted by a project team leader regarding site specific details Some of our projects include:  Family Promise Day Center, SAWS, Lambswear, Lawrence...
Faith to Host Presbytery Meeting

Faith to Host Presbytery Meeting

Our church is pleased to be able to host Rev. Denise Anderson, Co-Moderator of the PCUSA General Assembly, when the Whitewater Valley Presbytery meets at our church on November 1, 2017.  Our Presbytery’s focus for 2017 is the Belhar Confession and its themes:  Unity, Reconciliation and...
Worship Series “In This Together”

Worship Series “In This Together”

Our series on the Psalms ends on Sunday, August 6, and we will return to the writings of Paul.  Earlier in the summer we spent time with a number of different letters written by this apostle.  In mid August through Labor Day Sunday, we will examine different parts of Paul’s letter to the Church in Ephesus under the theme “In This Together”. Ephesians emphasizes the unity in the church of Christ that has come about for both Jews and Gentiles within God’s household, and indeed the “seven unities” of: Church, Spirit, Hope, One Lord, Faith, Baptism, and the one God. Yet the concern is not with the church for its own sake, but rather as the means for mission in the world. The gifts Christ gives its members are to lead to growth and...

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...
Biggest Loser

Biggest Loser

The fourth round of Faith’s Biggest Loser will begin on July 30 and finish on September 24.  If you have gone to a few too many cookouts or vacationed a bit too much, we would love to have you join us!  For more information please contact Marcia Klopp at marciaklopp@myninestar.net or call to Cindy in the office at 317-849-1930.  You could win the $100...