Weekly News for January 19th

Fellowship Breakfast Returns This Sunday!
Get to Know Our Pastors! Enjoy food and fellowship with family and friends in Fellowship Hall, between 9 & 11am. You are also encouraged to sit with someone you do not know. Visitors, please join us!

Been visiting the church for a while?
Wondered what was involved with membership? Questions about Presbyterians? This is your invitation to learn about our church family!
Classes for those who wish to become Covenant Partners will begin this morning at 11am, in Room 209 (upstairs in the Christian Education Wing) and will continue on 19 and 26. The classes are hosted by Erin & Brad Beltz.

Prayer Time Join us this Sunday afternoon, at 4:30 in the Chapel, as we gather to pray for our church. This time will be lead by the Spirit focusing on prayers that help make us more like Christ, move us closer to the Kingdom and the truth. We will pray for our church’s future, leadership, and transformation.

Office Closure In observance of MLK Day, the office will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020.

New GriefShare Classes Have Just Begun
Experienced a loss? Dealing with all the challenges that come with that? Wondering how other people cope? GriefShare is a 13-week video and small group session to earnestly deal with the stress of the death of a loved one, and learning how to move forward. Meeting Tuesdays, 1-3 pm in the Conference Room. Questions? Ready to join us? Contact Dorene Breach ([email protected]) or Mark Smith ([email protected]).

Jean’s Coffee & Books (JCB) Is Now Open! Find a book you like, take it home, enjoy, please return. Browse while enjoying coffee and donuts.

Children’s Choir, Ignition and Accelerate have just started back up! Our Children’s Choir rehearsals start at 4:45pm and Ignition & Accelerate start at 5:30pm. Contact Sandra Campbell ([email protected]) or Beth Jewett ([email protected]) for more info about these programs.

New Scholarship Opportunity The Sisters in Christ Bible Study is sponsoring the inaugural Helen Doyle Merit-based Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is available to high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, service and financial need and plan to attend college after graduation. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) as well as a demonstrative record of leadership, service and financial need. Applications are due February 9th. For more information, please contact Travis Ziegenbein ([email protected]), Mary Durant ([email protected]), Sara Rising ([email protected]), Saundra Platter ([email protected]) or Mike Doyle ([email protected]).

Dorcas Circle will meet Tuesday, January 21st, at 1:00pm in the parlor. We are studying Timothy Keller’s Galatians for You. If you need help meditating on God’s word day by day then this is for you. All women are cordially invited to join us for Bible study and fellowship. For more information call Betty Ladish at (281.358.2785 or [email protected] net).

Believers Readers will meet on Monday, January
27th at 10:00am at the home of Mary Martin to discuss the book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan. We welcome readers who enjoy fellowship and discussing good books. If planning to attend, please let Mary know ([email protected] or 281.703.7349).

Monday Footsteps is studying Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin and meets from 9:30-11:00am in the parlor. We will be learning how to study the Bible with our hearts and with our minds. This is a multi-session study ending on April 6. Childcare will be provided. Please contact
Dot Chapman (281.414.2769) if you are interested.

Wednesday Morning Footsteps has just resumed its study The Challenges of Womanhood I. The lessons are formulated so that they build on a theme, but can also stand on their own – allowing anyone to join in at any time. Join us for fellowship, mission adventures, small group Bible study and life application. Footsteps meets Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., through April 29.

All women are invited to join us for Small Group Bible Study, Fellowship, Life Application and Mission Adventures. Contact Ginny Crook ([email protected]) for more information.

New Square 1 Class Has Just Begun! Join us for “Square 1: Daniel – The Writing on the Wall”. What faith practices will help us live in an age of technological idols? How can we seek out the same God who enabled Daniel to read the writing on the wall? Join us Thursday nights at 7-8:30pm in Fellowship Hall as we look at this pivotal book of the Bible. All are welcome, childcare available. For more information, contact Karen Gee ([email protected]) or David Epstein ([email protected]).

Sisters in Christ meets Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am in the conference room. This year we have been using a video + homework based program called “Anointed- Transformed-Redeemed, a Study of David”, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, & Kay Arthur. For more information, call Susie Swaner (281.793.3198) or Karen Kilby (281.797.0605).

Lunch Bunch has been rescheduled to the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next month we’ll be going to Amedeo’s at noon on February 11. Please sign up at the Senior table (in Fellowship Hall) Sunday or contact Dorene Breach if you would like to attend ([email protected] or 281.360.5555)

The Robert Burns Day Luncheon has been CANCELED.
We will look forward to celebrating this famous Scottish poet’s birthday in 2021.

Please keep the following in your prayers this week:

The Family of Joe Ramirez, (husband to Nancy Ramirez) following his passing. Memorial is at 11am on Thursday, January 23.
The Family of George Davis, (Ginny Crook’s father) following his passing.
The Family of Lindsey Tischuk, (Pat and John Tischuk’s daughter) following her passing. Memorial is at 2 pm on Saturday, January 25.
Rich Senatore, recovering from an infection at KW Medical Rehab Center.
Ken Davies, (Karen Karner’s father) recovering from pacemaker procedure in Australia.
Katy Terrell, (sister to John Terrell) recovering from pneumonia.
Candace Lane, (Jim Lane’s sister-in-law) beginning another round of chemo.
Richard Phillips, in rehab at Encompass.
Evelyn Tapley, recovering from outpatient surgery.