Dear Friend of FPC,
Thank you for giving my family and I the freedom to take vacation at the end of June. We had a great time camping from Niagara Falls to the coast of Massachusetts!
From the relative peace of a family vacation, I've returned to great progress and chaos as we prepare to reestablish life in our church building! During this time please consider blessing our church staff and leadership in three specific ways.
1. Come to help paint and clean the church on Saturday morning (July 14) from
8:30am - Noon.
2. Come help move us back to the church on Saturday morning (July 21) beginning at
3. Please be patient and understanding with us during the next few weeks. Because
we are packing boxes, changing phone lines, etc. office staff may not always be
available to answer a phone or quickly return an email. The week of July 15 will be
especially difficult as we will be moving the office (computers, phone lines, etc.)
God has been good and so have you, our church family! The provision of Union Elementary has truly been a gift and your service and patience has been wonderful during this time of renovation! Thank you!
Looking forward to what life will be like back in the church!
Upcoming Events (For full schedule of events, please see our website)
Save these Dates!
It may be hard to believe, but summer is here! Mark your calendars for these exciting church events:
- BIKE CLUB: Our next scheduled ride will be Sunday, July 29th at 3 PM. We will be riding the Wabash Cannonball Trail. Bikers can park at Monclova Elementary School. This is a great trail - completely paved, flat, and goes directly in to Oak Openings Metropark. Hope to see You there! Put a note in Jim Calderone's church mailbox with your name and contact information (cell phone, e-mail). Contact info is important, in the event we need to cancel a ride due to inclement weather. Ride locations will be announced in the bulletin and on the FYI weekly e-mail.
- Junior High at Massanetta Middle School Conference, July 16-20
Contact Jason Armstrong for registration forms at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms and payment are due to Jason Armstrong by Sunday, April 15. The cost of the trip is $100.00 per student. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church.
- ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT - SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 27, 28, 2012 AT THE PINES RETREAT CENTER, FREMONT, OHIO - Our Theme will be: "What does the Lord require of you? But to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8) Chris Wolfe, PC (USA) Justice and Peace Vice Moderator of Presbyterian Women and commissioned lay pastor will lead our retreat. We will have time to relax and unwind, walk the labyrinth, enjoy the beautiful campus of the Pines, use our art skills and even find time for a massage, And of course, we will have fabulous fellowship with our FPC sisters.
Lynn Bova, our Director of Family Ministries, is leaving us to pursue other opportunities for ministry. We are asking everyone to send or bring a card to Church this weekend for Lynn Bova. If you are unable to come or bring your card for her you can send it to her at her home address. We would like to "shower" her with love. So many people have benefited from her awesome ministry over the last eleven years. If you have children or have been blessed personally by her ministry, please prepare a card of gratitude, appreciation, special memories and support as she ends her 11 years of service here at First Presbyterian. We are having a special reception in the fellowship hall to honor Lynn after the 10:15 worship service this Sunday.
Search for an "Administrative Assistant"
The church has begun a search for a full-time "Administrative Assistant" who will function as a secretary, giving special attention to communication related needs in the life of the church. In addition to this email newsletter, the administrative assistant will manage our website, redesign and print our weekly church bulletin, manage the church "facebook" account, etc. If you or someone you know may be interested in this position please direct them to our website http://www.fpcmaumee.org/#/welcome/employment-opportunities for information about how to apply.
In the next couple of weeks with the move back into the church scheduled there will be a reduced FYI going out. During the rest of the summer we will do some features on upcoming ministry opportunities coming to the Church. We will send FYI updates out that have a new pastor's corner and any new announcements and prayer requests.
As you can see, construction is going well and is still on target to be completed this month. We thank the congregation for their continued patience as we organize our life around this time of construction. We are in an exciting time as finishes are being added to the renovation. We will be having our final painting/cleaning day on Saturday July 14. If people can paint or clean at other times, please contact Bob Stiles who may be able to coordinate that. We are still planning on moving back into the building on July 21st and would appreciate everyone's help and participation.
Habitat For Humanity Build Opportunities
MO! Missions and Outreach has voted favorably to help fund a Habitat Build as a part of our missions opportunities to Connect Christ and Community in the Toledo area. We just learned of three opportunities to volunteer and would like to know if there are those that have a preference in terms of which project to support. The three builds are: a new build partnership in June/July; a new build partnership in August/September; and a Rehab project in October/November. Please contact Pastor Steve if you have a preference or if you would like to volunteer. Blessings on the house!
Kirkmont Center News
Registration for Kirkmont is now open! The 2012 camp offerings include two new science camps, the return of Music, Art, Dance, and Drama Camp, and many other exciting opportunities for children as young as grades 4-12. Also available are Beginners Camp (4 days) and Kids Camp (children with an adult). Remember that FPC Maumee provides camperships for up to ½ of your fees but not to exceed $75. Go to www.kirkmontcenter.com for more information! If you have questions, please contact Lynn Bova.
Welcome Station Volunteers Needed
Did you know that volunteering to work occasionally at the welcome station isn't limited to Deacons? If you like to meet new people and want to help in this important mission of the church to welcome first time visitors, please contact Ann Sisinyak at email@example.com, or 419-865-7290. New schedules for all services will be organized in the fall.
JUMP START PRAYER GATHERING
Each Monday morning at 7 am a hardy group of people from FPC gathers together in the Chapel to serve as Prayer Warriors for God. We gather prayer requests, join together in prayer, and bring back reports of how God is answering our prayers. What an encouraging and invigorating time! Some weeks the needs are many and other times there are fewer spoken or written requests. But the sweetest aspect of these Mondays is to just spend some time in the presence of God. We have seen some exciting answers to prayer. We have continued to pray for our contractors who are working on the building as well as for those who gather for the AA meetings each week. One of the things we pray for is that all who enter our building, for whatever reason, would experience a special touch of God's grace and presence. There is plenty of room at the altar in the Chapel to pray and join us. If you come you will be blessed.
|JOYS AND CONCERNSPrayer Concerns
Marge Bonner Home with Hospice
Bonnie Richards Swanton Health Care
Lois Driver Home
Lucy Marquardt Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek
Vera Rennheck Home
Our home centered member of the week is Lois Driver. Members may send a card or note to her at 134 West Wayne St., Maumee, OH 43537. Please keep Lois in your prayers.
Continue to pray for Kathleen Sheets as she does interviews and goes through the pastoral candidating process. Her address is 26 Gunther St., North Adams, MA 01247. for those of you who would like to write and encourage her.
10th Rita Kern
11th Marjorie Omler, Richard Secondo
12th Deborah Joslin, Zachary McClellan
14th Nancy Fish, Karla Lewis
15th Michael Bennett
16th Laura Regueiro, Kelly Saneholtz
18th Gary Brown
19th Susan Martin
20th Jackie Kuntz, Stacey Tolbert
21st Lucille Marquardt, Samuel Rice, Hailey Schurr
23rd James Joslin, Steve Nelson, Marjorie Pendleton
24th Mike Heck, Mindy Overmyer
25th Chaz Price
26th Todd Armstrong, Janet Russ Jones
30th Nora Kirk
31st Lois Grasser, Anne Hirsch, Beth Kinney, Robert Vogel
12th Ben & Martha Marsh (60th)
14th Russ & Katie Gaster
15th Jason & Marlo Armstrong
20th Daniel & Tricia Shirk
22nd Mark & Shannon Weimerskirch
23rd Bob & Sherry Stiles (35th)
24th Bill & Dorothy Bonser (47th)
In Worship this Week: Sunday, July 15th
8:00 a.m. in our Chapel Service. Pastor Clint Tolbert is preaching. Elder Charlotte Davis-Friedman will serve as Liturgist.
9:00 a.m. at the Edge Service in Fellowship Hall. Pastor Clint Tolbert is preaching.
10:15 a.m. in our Sanctuary Service. Pastor Clint Tolbert is preaching. Elder Bonnie Diller will serve as Liturgist.