Faith and Families Newsletter
July 19, 2019

In this Issue:

LETTER FROM ROBERT

Families Serving Together

Dear Friends,
              I am writing this note on Wednesday because we leave early tomorrow morning for Kenya. I am excited that three families from DCPC have a parent/child combo going on this trip. What a great opportunity for them to grow in their relationship and in their faith as they serve God together. I am grateful for the times when I have been able to do that with my own children. One of my goals as the Associate Pastor for Missions is to give families opportunity to serve together. I promise you, if you take advantage of such an opportunity, you will be glad you did.
              In my Families in Mission Pilot Program which will start this fall, I hope to invite families to ask some important questions of one another. How do we show compassion to others in the world? What do we see around us that doesn’t seem like it is in line with God’s purpose and will for creation? What gifts do we have that could make a difference in someone else’s life? The questions begin a conversation that will hopefully lead to open eyes, hearts, and hands as we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in being faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
              There are already great opportunities to serve with partners like Habitat, Loaves and Fishes, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Angels and Sparrows, Room in the Inn, and others. But you can (and many have) create your own opportunities to serve others. Any time you work together to bring a little more light into someone’s life you are serving them and serving God.
              Jesus showed us what it means to love and serve others. It is up to us to follow his lead and help our children find opportunities to love and serve. Families serving together create great memories, great conversations, and great growth in faith, maturity, responsibility, and more. I would love to talk with you more about this. More to come in August after we return from visiting our partners at Sigona Presbyterian Church and Academy in Kikuyu, Kenya!


 To God be the Glory!
Robert       
Mission Opportunities

Habitat Spring Build – Join us nxt Saturday – July 27
This is a great parent/child project. Remaining workdays are July 27, and August 3. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 years and up can help. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 W. McLelland Avenue in Mooresville. Go to https://www.ourtownshabitat.org/volunteer/ click on the Sign Up Today Button and find the address and date that you want. Then come out and join us in the spring. It promises to be lots of fun!

Loaves and Fishes – Every Sunday!
One great and easy way to make a difference is to share food. Every Sunday the Loaves and Fishes shopping carts are in front of the church. Why not designate a family member each Sunday to bring a canned good or box of pasta to place in the cart on the way into church? Imagine the joy of that family that opens that can of vegetables, fruit, or soup and enjoys the food you have shared.

Family Mission Pilot Project – SEVERAL HAVE RESPONDED – THANKS!
Would you and your family be interested in working with Pastor Robert on a pilot program related to families in mission together? He is looking for several families to volunteer. If you are intrigued, send him an email at ralexander@dcpc.org and let him know. Then he will be in touch with you to share more!


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.

Brenda Lovelace, mother of Tina Piephoff as she recovers from surgery.

The family of Jeff Osman. Please pray for Jen, Molly, and Layne following Jeff’s death on July 2 nd .

Kit Piehpoff, mother of Cris Piephoff, as she recovers following a stroke.

Barbara Regen, mother of William Regen and Suzanne Grzeszczak, who is under care of hospice.

Andrea Cruz-Solano and family as she faces a new phase in her cancer treatment.
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