Faith and Families Newsletter
April 13, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Ready Player One
Dear Friends,
              During our break last week a few of us went to see the new movie Ready Player One . From the opening music ( Jump by Van Halen) to the many great references to video games I used to play in the arcade to the interesting story line, I was hooked throughout. What I didn’t expect was a moral and even theological point to be made in the movie.
              Without giving too much away I will tell you that the movie has something to say about living in the real world . We all enjoy the benefits of technology and we notice that the virtual world isn’t the same as the world that we walk in, live in, and breathe in. Even so we see more and more people spending more and more time there. It might be social media, binge watching Netflix, shutting out the world with headphones, walls, or closed doors. It might even be an escape through alcohol or drugs. There are lots of ways that people avoid interacting with the real world.
              I get it. Sometimes what is real can be painful. But it can also be beautiful and life giving. Let’s do what we can as families to nurture life in the real world where we can look into one another’s eyes, enjoy a hug and a warm meal, take a walk on a beautiful spring day and watch the bunny rabbits hop through the woods. Let’s give thanks for what is real and do what we can to make that reality as whole and as life giving as possible.
 To God be the Glory!
Parent’s Group – Sunday Night at 5:30 pm
Join other parents for conversation, support, and encouragement as together we navigate the exciting and sometimes challenging waters of parenting and family life. We meet in the DCPC Parlor from 5:30-6:30 while Youth Group meets. Last Sunday we had a great group that was present to hear Brad Reddick and Rea Wright and to discuss how to better manage stress in our children and in our homes. This Sunday we continue that discussion through a Thoughtful Christian article – “Helping Your Teen Deal with Daily Pressure.” Hope you can make it.
To read and prepare for this session CLICK HERE .

Are you expecting or do you know someone who is??
Our New Baby Committee is a team of DCPC members who help provide support to families when a child is born or adopted. If you would like more information about this team or are in need of their services please contact Katie Scruggs at 704-241-3280.

Faith & Families Fellowship Team
Would you like to help plan some social/fellowship opportunities for DCPC Families? We need your help! Please let Robert Alexander know ( ralexander@dcpc.org ) and we will gather in the near future to plan something for the spring. Hope to hear from you soon!

Mission Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity – DCPC House! - Join us for a Habitat work day this spring! Our future work days are April 21, May 5, and May 19. Volunteer work days are from 7:45 am until 1:00 pm. You can sign up to volunteer at https://volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=138 . Once you log in, you will be able to go to the column for 9814 Psalms and select the dates you want to help. You will also be able to see the type of work that is scheduled for each work day. A different type of work is planned for each day so hopefully there will be something that interests you. Volunteering on these construction projects is a very rewarding activity. We hope to see you at the site.

Loaves & Fishes
Would your family like to help with our food collection at DCPC once a month for Loaves & Fishes? If you are looking for a fun and easy way to serve that everyone in the family can participate in, this might be for you. Contact Robert Alexander for more info.

If there are concerns or joys that you would like to have listed here please email me at ralexander@dcpc.org  so that we might keep one another in prayer.

Mike Briggs – Mike is the stepfather of Stephanie Shryock. He is recovering from a recent stroke.

Nick Dombalis – Nick is the stepfather of Holli Myers and has just gone through a bone marrow transplant.

Margaret Jones – Margaret is the mother of Kelly Pharr. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Glenn Mayhorn – Glenn is the father of Missy Martin who is under hospice care.

Jeff Osman – We continue to pray for Jeff and his family as he awaits a possible liver transplant.

Sheila Spack – Sheila is the mother of Steve Chaffin. She is hospitalized with several health concerns.

Mark Tevepaugh – Please pray for Mark as he recovers from surgery and goes through treatment for prostate cancer.

Bart Tritch – Bart is Rachel Lewis’ brother. He has been dealing with a number of health concerns.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org