Faith and Families Newsletter
January 19, 2017
In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Knowing God
Dear Friends,
              This weekend a number of families will be gathering in the North Carolina mountains for our Congregational Retreat to hear from retreat leader Jeannie Dubose about Knowing Self, Knowing Others, and Knowing God . How do you get to know someone? Do you ask them a bunch of questions and gather information? Do you collect data on them and file it away? Perhaps this is one way to know about someone but I think we will all agree that knowing someone requires time and experience with them.
              The people in life that I know the best are those who I have shared experiences with. When Jenny and I were dating and decided to introduce our parents to one another we did it on a white water rafting trip in West Virginia. The experience of being together helped us get to know one another and that has made a big difference over the years!
              Our relationship with God is also strengthened as we share experiences with God. How do we do that? We invite God into our thoughts and our conversations and our activities. I believe that God is already present but when we invite God to join us it means that we are open to God’s presence and we are open to an experience with God and open to knowing God in a deeper way.
              As you create experiences with your children and spouse, or significant other, consider consciously inviting God to be a part of that and see if God doesn’t draw you into a deeper knowledge and awareness of the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

To God be the Glory!
P.S. Our 2018 PLEDGE GOAL is still $1.45 Million !! 317 family units have pledged over $1.36 MILLION to the ministry of DCPC in 2018.  There are still more than 200 families who have not pledged . IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED YOUR PLEDGE PLEASE DO SO TODAY?? Even if you don’t know what you can give – let us know that you plan to give something! PLEASE EMAIL Trish Jones at pjones@dcpc.org to give her your 2018 expected giving.  We can reach our goal if everyone on the TEAM does their part!  We can succeed with God’s help and your pledge! 

For Parents: Regaining Balance
FYI - We will not meet this Sunday due to the Congregational Retreat!
Each Sunday evening a special Parents Group gathers in the DCPC Parlor with the goal of helping us regain some balance in priorities and invest wisely in our children over the course of time. Parents Group meets 5:30-6:30 pm in the parlor (or get started with dinner at 5 pm). You can find some other great resources for regaining balance by  clicking here .

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.

Judy Gabel – Judy is the mother of Meredith Harris. She is recovering from a recent shoulder injury.

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

Michelle Malushizky – Michelle is David’s sister-in-law. She has Stage 4 liver cancer and is also recovering from a very serious infection.

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

Toni Rogers – Please keep Toni and her family in prayer following the death of her grandmother.

Anna Rollans – Keep Anna in prayer as she recovers from surgery for a broken nose.

Bart Tritch – Bart is Rachel Lewis’ brother. He has been dealing with a number of health concerns and is currently hospitalized.

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PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org