Faith and Families Newsletter
June 29, 2018

In this Issue:
  • Letter from Robert
  • Summer Family Fun
  • Mission Opportunities
  • Prayers and Concerns
Letter from Robert
Hasta Luego
Dear Friends,
              When I was 16 years old, I travelled with a group of people I didn’t know to Uruguay, South America. After a week of training and orientation, we were taken to meet our host families and we all went our separate ways throughout the country. I lived in Paysandu, Uruguay for one year, half of my Junior year and half of my Senior year of High School. I missed lots of things back home but gained lots of wonderful memories and had lots of wonderful experiences that I would not have had if I had not gone on that adventure.
              One of the things we learned in our first week is that in Uruguay people rarely say “Adios.” That is the traditional way of saying “Good-bye” in Spanish but for the Uruguayan it seems too final. They are a hopeful people and so they more frequently say “Hasta Luego” – “Until later.” I became accustomed to saying “hasta luego” when I left a place and a people. It reminds me of my hope that we will see each other again. And even though we are not promised tomorrow, in faith I trust that I will see you again one day because in Christ we are never lost one from another.
              And so I say “Hasta luego” to you for the next three months as I enter this Sabbatical Journey. There will not be a Faith and Families Newsletter during July and August. John Ryan plans to begin the newsletter again in September and then I will pick back up in October when I return. Until then, know that you are in my prayers. May God’s richest blessings be yours, filling you with faith, hope, and love and reminding you that your life is not your own but that you are in God’s hands. Let’s all resolve to live that way.

 To God be the Glory!

P.S. If you are interested in following along with some of my Sabbatical Journey reflections, feel free to visit my blog, www.runningonfaith.org

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

Mission Opportunities
Women’s Shelter at DCPC for Salvation Army Center for Hope
We have been asked again to help the Salvation Army Center for Hope by housing 8 women for two weeks in our Congregation House this summer. Jane Campbell is organizing this effort. There are lots of ways you can help out. Please go to the Sign-Up Genius and find a place where you and your family can help.   www.signupgenius.com/tabs/23671DA0EAEC2ECC53-2018our    Thanks!

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 .

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

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.

Brennan Smith – Brennan is the child of Rev. Jeff Smith, pastor of 1 st Presbyterian Church of Boone. Breenan has been hospitalized with E. Coli and is receiving treatment.

Sheila Spack – Sheila is the mother of Steve Chaffin. She is hospitalized with several health concerns.
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