Faith and Families Newsletter
June 8, 2018

In this Issue:
  • Letter from Robert
  • Mission Opportunities
  • Prayers and Concerns
Letter from Robert
The Love Test
Dear Friends,
              Love is a great motivator. It can send you out in the middle of the night for medicine. It can get you up early to make breakfast for someone dear to you. It can move you to do things that you hate doing because you are doing it for someone that is important to you. It can even make you discipline someone when you would rather let it go. It can cause you to make sacrifices – to think beyond yourself – to focus your energy outwardly. Love is the stuff of healthy relationships and it is the primary ingredient in our life of faith. Jesus reminded us that the two most important things are loving God with our whole selves and loving our neighbors as ourselves.
              But sometimes, when we are serving and looking out for others (even in our own families) we don’t feel very loving. Sometimes we grumble, frown, worry, and gripe. The look on our faces gives us away. Sometimes we are “loving others” out of obligation or just to get someone off our case (a selfish thing – cause it really is all about us). The Bible’s often quoted “love chapter” reminds us what love really looks like.
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a)
              Print this out. Post it on your wall or mirror or dashboard. Commit it to memory. When you find yourself frowning, fretting, and grumbling put your own actions to the test. What is missing? Ask God for help. Ask God to give you a heart of love for that person you are serving or for whom you are caring. I think you will find that your perspective will change and your load will become a bit lighter.

 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 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 – affectionately known to Austin and Ryan as Nana Doray.

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