Every Sunday morning there is an opportunity to chat with other members of the congregation. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and hop on the weekly Zoom call (FPCR Fellowship Coffee Hour link in the yellow column of this email) - all are invited! Your presence would be most welcome. Come for a few minutes or the whole time. Drop by one Sunday or every Sunday. We look forward to seeing you!
Sun, Nov 15
Adult Sunday School class via Zoom: 9 am
Fellowship Coffee Hour via Zoom: 9:30 am
Worship via Facebook - 10:30 am
Session Meeting after Worship
Mon, Nov 16
Outdoor Worship - Evening Vespers (David and Rosy): 6 pm - RSVP to email@example.com
Tues, Nov 17
|Pastors' Bible Study via Zoom: 5-6 pm. Click here to register.
Thurs, Nov 19
Drive Thru Food Drive: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Lunch on the Lawn (Rosy and David): 12 noon - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So many have given and sacrificed so much
so we would know what true freedom really is.
Thank a veteran today.
Tell them you are grateful for their
sacrifice and their service.
Take time to remember those who are
still fighting for us today.
Even through its trials, be thankful for the
great nation we live in.
ONE NATION UNDER GOD
Are you in need of furniture, or know someone who is?
Barbara Brewster has a dining table, 6 chairs and a hutch she would like to donate to someone. She needs it to be moved out of her house by Friday. Please call her for more info:
Barbara Brewster 972.235.3232
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 29 pledges.
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 during
Food Drives or on Dec 4th
between 10 am - 1 pm.
Click here for more info. To adopt an angel, please contact:
Eva Waldrop: 214.403.6605 / email@example.com OR
- Robin Smith: 214.403.6605 /firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Serves 4-6 people
Certified Holiday Helper will deliver your meal on
Fri. Dec. 18, or Wed. 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.
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.
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
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.
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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.