May the peace of Christ be with you.
We have learned that there is a critical need for volunteers, with our ministry partner, the NETWORK of Community Ministries. New safety protocols are in place, which include temperature checks and mask and glove requirements. Volunteers are needed Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, Friday 10 am to Noon and Saturday from 8:30 am to 2 pm.
|Sat, Nov 7||
Donuts in the Parking Lot with Pastor David: 9 am - must RSVP to 214.684.2286 or email@example.com
Sun, Nov 8
Adult Sunday School class via Zoom: 9 am
Fellowship Coffee Hour via Zoom: 9:30 am
Worship via Facebook - 10:30 am
|Tues, Nov 10||Midday Prayer Service led by Session Members: 12 noon- must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org|
Pastors' Bible Study via Zoom: 5-6 pm. Click here to register.
Mon, Nov 16
Evening Vespers (David and Rosy): 6 pm - RSVP to email@example.com
Thurs, Nov 19
Lunch on the Lawn (Rosy and David): 12 noon - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewardship packets have been delivered/mailed and you should be receiving one soon if you haven't already. Please prayerfully consider your pledge amount to continue to support FPCR and our ministries and missions.
to complete your pledge online.
STEWARDSHIP GIVING UPDATE
To date, FPCR has received 5 pledges.
Thank you to all those
who attended the Halloween Treasure Hunt, donated
candy, and to all of our
We had a great time and it was
so good to some of our
face mask-to-face mask!
FPCR's YouTube Page
Did you know FPCR has a YouTube page? We have started uploading worship services to YouTube. Subscribe to our page so you'll be notified anytime there is a new video uploaded.
Click here to view FPCR's YouTube page.
at the home of Lindy Gotts
Several of you have asked how we did on our Non-Sale at Lindy Gotts' house this summer. It took a while to get final totals in since we took books to Half Price Books and took china, silver, pewter and coins to a private auction house after the sale was over. We can now say that everything has been sold or donated and our grand total was $8701.93. We owe a large debt of gratitude to the Gotts children--Steve, Jeff and Katherine--who made the decision to donate all proceeds from the sale to First Presbyterian Church. Needless to say, there were many items left when the sale was over and most of those were donated to Simply Thrifty which is a new thrift shop on West Arapaho. Simply Thrifty uses funds created by the sale of those items to run halfway houses for women who are fighting addiction. They were delighted to get the items that we were able to give them.
Shirley Latham directed the Non Sale with a large amount of help from faithful FPC volunteers. Sarah Wright and Sue Burns gave countless hours to organize and arrange items for the sale. Amy Shirey took old linens and towels to the local animal shelter and Martha Mathieu coordinated many volunteers to take books to Half Price Books. Bill Latham was the official "fix-it" man for the sale. Two of our FPC youth were very helpful--Mai Weeks and Noah Clayton. So, you see it was a combined effort that yielded great results. Again, a large thank you to the Gotts family for their generosity.
TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP
The Tuesday Morning Prayer Group is still meeting (virtually,
of course) and we would be glad to pray for your concerns.
Drop off gifts to FPCR on Food Collection days
or on Dec 4th
between 10 am - 1 pm.
Click here for more info and to request an angel.
Drop off unwrapped
hoodies during the
Food Drive on Dec. 17.
Click here for more info.
Drop off items at the
Food Drive on Jan 21.
for more info.
Fully Cooked, Just heat
Serves 4-6 people
Certified Holiday Helper will deliver your meal on
Friday Dec. 18, or Dec. 23, 2020
Suggested Donation of $35.00
benefitting the Huejotitan Casa de Niños
*12 Assorted Mini Muffins
*8 Individual Egg Frittatas
*8 Sausage Cups with Potato Crowns
*8 Biscuits with Sausage Gravy (or sub 12 Pancakes/Syrup)
*8 Ham-Wrapped Caramelized Pineapple Wedges
*1 Loaf of Lemon Tea Bread
for more info and order form.
October 23, 2020
Here are updates from your Session for the last two months. Commendations were issued to Randy Phillips, Bill Foote, Kevin Wadleigh, and Doug Anderson for their work on various projects around the church campus, Ralph Stannard for his video production every week (this is not in his Music Director job description!), Bob Tillinghast (for his years of service to FPC in many capacities as he & Jill move to Austin), and Bob & Sharon Relyea for managing our part of the Network Food Drive each month.
Our treasurers (Sara Godecke & Janice Fandrick) report that our finances are in good shape for 2020.
On the facilities front, there's a new refrigerator and freezer in the kitchen (the old ones had been with us since the 90's, and the fridge conked out). Don Freeman is leading a task force to evaluate bids and make a recommendation to repair crumbling sewer pipes under various places in the buildings-more to come on that project.
Bill & Ollie Frank made a very generous gift to the church in their estate, and their wish was that it be used for construction of a pavilion on the field near the playground. Sylvia Carson's family invited the Sometimers to move plants from Sylvia's yard (just behind the Maupin Field) to the church property. Several lantanas, boxwoods, and spider lily bulbs have been replanted around the building.
Isn't it amazing how this congregation is blessed by so many gifts of time, talents and treasures? Thanks be to God, and keep it going, y'all!
FOOD DRIVE SCHEDULE
Our partnership with St. Barnabas and Canyon Creek Presbyterian Churches to support the Network of Community Ministries continues, but with a new monthly schedule.
1st Thursdays of the month: CCPC
2nd Thursdays of the month: St. B
3rd Thursdays of the month: FPCR
The next FPCR food drive will be Thursday, Nov 19.
Network is currently in need of the following items:
Plastic grocery bags, peanut butter, jelly/jam, mac and cheese, Baking items: Sugar, oil, baking mix, pancake mix, pasta, Toiletries: hand Soap, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Relyea's:
Just a reminder
if you use a bank auto-draft for
any pledges or giving to FPCR,
be sure to update our new address with your bank rather than the old 271 N. Walton address.
FPCR's New Address:
PO Box 831985,
Richardson, TX 75083
Don't be Scammed!
**NEVER give out any personal information over the phone,
email or text**
Unfortunately, there are continually new scams to steal personal information - credit card, bank account, driver's license number and social security number.
For a list of all the current scams, click here.
Don't answer any text messages, emails or phone calls from people or numbers you do not know.
NEVER EVER GIVE OUT
ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Online Gatherings - Every Friday at Noon
We are continuing to offer an online gathering
each week as a way to process and share grief.
Please join us every Friday at Noon.
Click here to receive the link to join.
CONTINUE TO SUPPORT FPCR
Even though our doors are closed temporarily, your pastors, staff, session and many volunteers are all still hard at work to be there for each of you during this time.
Please remember to continue with your giving and pledges by clicking the link below or mail your offerings.
** Please note new mailing address **
First Presbyterian Church
PO Box 831985
Richardson, TX 75083
CALLING ALL PRAY-ERs!
If you would like to receive the church's prayer
concerns list, please email email@example.com.
An updated list will be emailed each week.
TEACHERS FOR THE
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Recognizing the unusual and demanding challenges teachers face this school year because of COVID-19, we want to identify and pray for FPCR members (or family members) who are teaching this year. Our developing list of names is below. Please lift them in your prayers and email any additions to Lisa@fpcrichardson.org
- Charlie Anderson - RISD (Latin)
- Judy Bozone - Texas A&M Commerce (Music Theory)
- Sarah Mathieu Burdick - Lamplighter School (Pre-K)
Josh Carter (Lisa's son) - Richland College (Game Technology)
Kathy Crouch (Howard Kent's daughter) - RISD (Elementary)
- Mary Mathieu Farrington - RISD (Counselor)
- John Fattaruso - SMU (Physics)
- Andy Forisha - United States Naval Academy (Math)
- Kate Forisha - Plano ISD (Administrator)
- Stephen Forisha - Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD (Math)
- Nancy Freeman - Mesquite ISD (Science)
- Katie Gassensmith - Frisco ISD (Music
- Wayne Geyer - Texas A&M Commerce Graduate Assistant
- Lyna Colbaugh Gonzalez - RISD (Librarian)
- Julia Haun - UTD (Interdisciplinary Studies)
- David Hughes - Frisco ISD (Math)
- Jessica Fandrick Kirkland - Allen ISD (3rd Grade)
- Valerie Lormor - Austin ISD (Kindergarten)
- Sarah Rowley - DePauw University (History)
- Stefani Stewart - GISD (Special Ed)
- Barbara Sucher - RISD (Counselor)
- Shannon Talley - Dallas College, Richland Campus (Vocal Music)
- Sarah Wright - RISD (Substitute)
COVID-19 PRAYER CONCERNS
Front Line Healthcare Workers
Treating COVID-19 Patients
Patrick Hammontree, Physical Therapist for Urgent Care Patients and COVID screener at Medical City
Madeline Katz (granddaughter of Suzanne Katz) - nurse on COVID-19 wing at Baylor/Dallas
Dr. Jeff Gotts (son of Ernie & Lindy Gotts) - MD in the ICU of Univ. of CA, San Francisco
Marcia Franzen (daughter of Beverly & Marty Gallagher) - nurse on COVID-19 ward in Stockholm
Ally Stilwell (Pastor Rosy's best friend) - infectious diseases pharmacist in Brooklyn, NY
Jack & Tracy Childress (Lisa Carter's brother & sister-in-law) - ER Dr. and nurse in Gainesville
Bekah Leon (Colleen Oates' niece) - ER nurse in Wilmington, DE
as of 9.31.20
Revenues: YTD Budget YTD Actual
Pledged Receipts $412,344.72 $ 398,992.52
Other Receipts $ 76,500.00 $ 145,158.98
Total Revenues $488,844.72 $ 544,151.50
Total Expenses $488,844.36 $494,363.97
Net Total $ 0.36 $ 49,787.53
In response to the cashflow uncertainties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the First Presbyterian Church Session borrowed $69,300 from Pioneer Bank through the SBA Payroll Protection Program. The process for PPP loan/grant forgiveness is still being debated by the US government. These funds are reflected in the "Other Receipts" column.
|December 12 (Saturday AM)||
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Please check the website
later in the week for bulletin and hymns.
Prophets in Pajamas
Sunday - 9 am
Please click below to
God commands us to love one another. Explore with us the evolution of this command in the passages from the Old and New Testament and the challenges it presents us today.
to register in advance through Nov 1.
Sunday - 9:30 am
Pastors' Bible Study
Tuesday - 5:00 pm
to pre-register through the end of the year.
for additional Zoom info.
are a great way to start your day!
(Parents Night Out)
There will be no First Friday offered until further notice.
Watch this space for updates.