Faith and Families Newsletter
June 22, 2018

In this Issue:
  • Letter from Robert
  • Summer Family Fun
  • Mission Opportunities
  • Prayers and Concerns
Letter from Robert
Keeping Families Together

Dear Friends,
           Our children have recently spent a week away with their grandparents. While Jenny and I were happy to have some time alone over our anniversary (thanks for all the happy wishes), we were also very glad to welcome them home this past Wednesday. To have your children safely home with you is a blessing for a parent. It is hard to explain the peace that I feel when I know that all my kids are resting safely in their own beds.

           As children get older we expect them to be gone more but we still may worry about them when they are out driving around in unknown places. Still, we expect that as we watch them mature and spread their wings. We don’t expect that with little children and much less with infants. To have your young child or your baby striped away from you would cause a great deal of heartache, pain, and grief – even trauma.

           You have, no doubt, read and heard about the issue of children being separated from their parents at our southern border. The DCPC session released a statement earlier this week supporting an end to this behavior. I hope that you took time to read the letter. If not – you can link to it here . I also hope that you will join us for a time of prayer on Monday evening, June 25 th at 7 pm in Lingle Chapel as we pray for the children and their families.

           Hopefully we can all agree that it is a blessing for parents and children to be together. I know that I feel that way about my own children and I am grateful when others help get my children safely back into my arms. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) Let’s do what we can to help keep families together.

 To God be the Glory!

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

Mission Opportunities
PLEASE HELP with a 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. We need lots of helpers available that day – especially from Noon – 4 pm - to share a little TLC with this facility that has provided so much for so many. Sign up here -  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 Wednesday 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

HELP FEED THE CHILDREN of the Huntington Green neighborhood in Huntersville this summer. Without your help they will go hungry. DCPC will partner with Caterpillar Ministries to provide 225 bags of food for these children summer. Instructions are located at the Information Center. Questions, contact Catherine Bragg or Rosemary Klein .

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.

Nancy Ellington and family following the unexpected death of her brother.

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.

Amy, Austin, and Ryan Metcalfe upon the death of Amy’s mother this week.

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