Saturday, August 8, 2020

It's not too late to discover Your Most Life-Giving Story!

 It's not too late to sign up for Your Most Life-Giving Story:

Cost: FREE!
Dates: August 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9.
Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Who: Anyone who wants to grow in knowledge of self, others, and God; anyone seeking deeper conversation and a greater sense of connection in community. Members of any church (or no church) are welcome. Participants do not have to be local, since we are doing the gatherings by Zoom. Description: Spiritual Director and Pastor Laura Hudson will facilitate an online spiritual experience. Participants will discover new insight into their life stories in a group of four people on Zoom. How: Please commit to bringing your full listening presence to all four of the weekly events. Zoom link will be sent the day before each session.

Worship Info for 8.9.20

 Greetings, saints of FPC! 


Here is the link for Sunday, Aug. 9 Worship: https://youtu.be/FtlC94SVcno

Prayer Requests: Gracious God, we ask your healing and encouragement for:
  • Mary Helen, recovering from surgery
  • Lois' sister Linda with declining health
  • Sondra's sister Evelyn, caring for others after a COVID death in the family
  • Annette's friend Patty's husband
  • Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall
  • Sam's broken heel
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • Strength and encouragement for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members suffering from mental illness or addiction
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid

Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday:
  • Meeting ID: 872 6151 3822
    Passcode: 009418

  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share.  Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Midweek Connection First link correction 8.5.20

Hi, Friends-Not sure what is up with the first link to the Midweek Connection.  Some places it is working, others it is not.  Here it is again with the link to the first part:

https://youtu.be/fdmLhZsCcvE

Midweek Connection 8.5.20

Here is your Midweek Connection. Two links this week. 

Watch this one first. It has our announcements and the introduction of a special treat for this week, guest speaker Peter Fargo:  https://youtu.be/fdmLhZsCcvE\

Watch this link second, with Peter's message, Pt. 1 of "From Mourning to Meaning.": https://youtu.be/Sf8EzIif7C0

We hope you enjoy our friend Peter. As we mention in our introduction of him, he is the author of One Million Prayers to Solve Our Climate Crisis and the founder of https://www.millionprayerchallenge.org/. We will share Pt. 2 of his message next week, so stay tuned. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Online Spiritual Direction Experience

Dear FPC Friends and Family, 

In recent worship and Midweek Connection videos, I (Pastor Laura) have been announcing an online group spiritual direction experience that I'll be facilitating via Zoom. Here's more information and a link to an online registration form, which I need to be able to send you the Zoom links. 

Your Most Life-Giving Story: noticing, appreciating and discovering a fuller truth in your life.

In this online group spiritual direction experience, participants will discover new life-giving insights by sharing their personal stories in a small group, using story prompts and the 4-4-4 format developed by Diane M. Millis in Re-Creating a Life (Check out the book here: https://www.dianemillis.com/recreating-a-life).

It looks like this: during each week's Zoom meeting, you will work with a small group of no more than 4; each participant in the group will have the opportunity to share a story, inspired by a story-prompt, for 4 minutes. Then the group will help the storyteller reflect on his/her story for 4 minutes, after which the storyteller can add or deepen their story for another 4 minutes.
To make this experience best for all participants, you need to make a commitment to bringing your full listening presence to each weekly event.

Dates: August 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9.
Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Pacific)
Location: wherever you can access Zoom :) No need to be local. Zoom link will be sent the day before each session.
Cost: Free!

Worship Info for 8.2.20

Good day, saints!  We hope this information finds you well! 

Here is the link to Sunday's service:  https://youtu.be/6fIP5m0gsD8

Prayer Requests
  • Prayers for Annette's brother Craig who has improved
  • Prayers for Carlene as she recovers from shoulder surgery
  • Prayers for Teresa's continued healing
  • Flo and Bill as they make some life transitions and especially Bill as he had a recent fall.
  • Prayers for Sam's broken heels
  • Thanksgiving for Sherry's double lung transplant; continued prayers for complete healing. 
  • For Union County; may all of us make wise decisions about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19
  • For racial justice and peace in our nation
  • An end to violence in all its forms
  • The family of Lucy and Tony for health concerns
  • Ongoing prayers for Steve and Cindy
  • Family members who are suffering from mental illness
  • Our schools as they move forward with dealing with Covid

Zoom Coffee Hour  will happen at 10 am on Sunday, link is below. 
  • Please mute yourself upon entry to the Zoom room.  We will be trying to facilitate the flow of conversation, and muting yourself when you are not talking is helpful. 
  • We will allow free-flow conversation later in the meeting, but at first we will invite you to tell a story of a moment of connection you have experienced in the past couple of weeks...connection with nature, other people, yourself, God--whatever story comes to you to share.  Hudsons will start and then share the opportunity to speak by mutual invitation.
  • We will close no later than 11 am with prayer

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Midweek Connection 7.29.20

Hello, Saints!  Here is the Midweek Connection for 7.29.20. 

Blessings,
Keith and Laura

https://youtu.be/gcfjTZU0tgw