Faith and Families Newsletter
June 1, 2018

In this Issue:
  • Letter from Robert
  • Mission Opportunities
  • Prayers and Concerns
Letter from Robert
Teach me your paths…”
Dear Friends,
              The words above are quoted from Psalm 25. Similar words are found in various places throughout the Bible and they indicate a desire on the part of the writer to walk in the ways of God – the ways of truth – the ways of righteousness – the ways of life. This Sunday in worship we will celebrate what we have come to call Journey Sunday . As a part of the celebration we will consider what it means for each of us to walk in the ways of God.
              The church and those who serve here desire to partner with you, the parent, in helping teach our children these ways in the world. Through worship, faith formation classes and practices, relationship building with peers, teachers, small group leaders, mentors, and guides, and mission and service opportunities, we seek to walk with Jesus. He is “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12) He is the Prince of Peace, the Good Shepherd, the Bread of Life, and the Lamb of God. It is good to walk with Jesus.
              Summer isn’t a time to break from all this. It is a time to engage in new and creative ideas that take us from our tired routines and open new worlds of possibilities. Take advantage of the resources that are available (see below) through our Faith Formation ministries or find your own new resource. Try something new this summer as a family that will help you learn to walk more faithfully on the path of God. Re-commit yourself and your family to a journey with and for God.

 To God be the Glory!

Summer Family Fun!
Check out these great resources for families!

Mission Opportunities
Service Day for the Congregation House and Sacristy
June 23rd is set aside by the property committee as a Day of Service for the Congregation House. They hope to have lots of helpers available that day to share a little TLC with this facility that has provided so much for so many. Click!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fa5a92ba13-congregation

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 at ralexander@dcpc.org .

Mooresville Soup Kitchen Needs More Helpers
The 4 th Friday of each month we have a team of Volunteers from DCPC that prepares and serves lunch to many guests at the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. The times of service are 8:30 – 12:30. If you are able to help out one or more months please contact Evalyn Crawford at evalyn.nc@gmail.com

              Our Nicaragua Mission Team has continued to keep the situation in Nicaragua in view and in prayer. Following a conversation with our partners at CEPAD and with the counsel of our Mission Co-Worker Tracey King-Ortega on Thursday our team has decided to postpone our trip. The situation in Nicaragua is unstable and unpredictable. We will share more details about the situation at a future time. Our partners are all safe but many others have been injured or have been killed. CEPAD and Jubilee House and others continue to do the hard work of development and peacemaking. Please pray for them and please continue to hold the people of Nicaragua in your prayers. May they find a peaceful solution to the conflicts.

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.

Nick Dombalis – Nick is the stepfather of Holli Myers and has recently had a bone marrow transplant.

Margaret Jones – Margaret is the mother of Kelly Pharr. She is undergoing cancer treatment.

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.

Sophia Schatz – Sophia is a CSD high school student recently diagnosed with liver cancer.

Sheila Spack – Sheila is the mother of Steve Chaffin. She is hospitalized with several health concerns.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org