Faith and Families Newsletter
June 14, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
VBS Reflections – Be a Visual Expression

Dear Friends,
              We have just come off a wonderful week in Vacation Bible School. It is amazing to see everything come together after so many months of planning, so many decisions made, so many people involved, and so many hours of work and prayer. The church came alive with delighted children who sang praises to God, listened to Bible stories, participated in games, made crafts, and ate snacks. The leadership was outstanding. It was a true visual expression of the Body of Christ with its many members, sharing their gifts freely for the benefit of the whole and not any one person trying to hog the spotlight or get the attention. People were serving all week long. Praise God!
              I saw families together, playing, singing, learning, and serving. I saw people step up and help at the last minute when something needed to be done. I saw comfort given when someone was hurt or upset about something. I saw children share snacks and craft materials. I saw older children helping younger children find their way. I saw people encouraging others as they participated in activities. I saw so much good planning and preparation behind the scenes by the VBS leadership team. This is what the family of God can be…and it takes a lot of work.
              We learned a lot about the Apostle Paul this week as we studied stories from Acts. We learned about his desire to share the Good News of God’s Love. Paul is the one who wrote about the church being the Body of Christ (Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12) with Jesus Christ as the head and you and me as parts of that body. Maybe we can think about ways to celebrate how our individual family and the church family can continue to live out being the Body of Christ in the world. Wherever you go this summer, remember that you are a visual expression of Christ’s Body and therefore Christ’s Love , to all the people that are around you!

 To God be the Glory!
Robert
P.S. If you don’t already have lunch plans this Sunday, consider joining your church family at Vail Commons for lunch after the 11 a.m. worship service.
Mission Opportunities

Habitat Spring Build – Join us This Saturday!
Our Spring Build has begun! This is a great parent/child project. Workdays are: June 22, June 29, July 13, 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!

Journey Fund
The Journey Fund helps provide scholarships for children and youth who may need a little extra financial support in order to participate in a camp, conference, or mission experience. If you would like to contribute to this fund you may submit a check to DCPC or make a contribution at www.dcpc.org marked “journey fund.”

Ramah Presbyterian VBS with Huntington Green
Ramah Presbyterian Church is holding a Vacation Bible School for the children of Huntington Green through Caterpillar Ministries, one of our mission partners. It is Monday, June 17 – Thursday June 20, from 11 – 1:30 each day. They have asked for any support we can provide. If you are interested and willing to help please contact Robert Alexander.

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.

  • Andrea Cruz-Solano and family as she faces a new phase in her cancer treatment.
  • Charlotte Griffith and family following the death of her father, Walter Wadlington.
  • Peggy Lesley, mother of Stacy Lesley, who recently suffered a series of strokes.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org