Faith and Families Newsletter
March 15, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Finishing Strong     
 
Dear Friends,
              Years ago I was in a bible study group when we read a book titled “Finishing Strong.” It was a very applicable book about rising to the occasion and giving your all in life and seeing things through. It was written from a faith perspective and it focused on the importance of perseverance, faith, hope, and love. I have remembered the title over the years even though I have forgotten many of the reflections and teachings from the book.
              The title of the book came back to me this past weekend. I was running with some friends in a half marathon in Charlotte. We had run well throughout the race and came to the final segment of the race – an uphill battle along Morehead Street called the Morehead Mile. We gave it the best we had and pushed each other across the finish line. Success!
              Sometimes our projects, our deadlines, our school year, our season – whatever – feels like a race. We push ourselves steadily along and give it the best we have until we cross the finish line. Sometimes we burn out early and whimper across. Sometimes we quit before we ever get there. As a community of faith and within our own families, my hope is that we help each other keep a realistic pace and push each other to finish strong .
              Hang in there, brothers and sisters, and know that you are not alone. Take your water stops when you need them. Make time to stop and stretch your muscles. Shout out a word of encouragement. Keep the finish line firmly in sight. Let’s pursue righteousness (right-relatedness) and strive to finish strong together!

To God be the Glory!
Robert
Mission Opportunities

FINAL FINAL PUSH for Room in the Inn Service
WE NEED YOU! Join us as we serve our homeless guests through Urban Ministry. Some nights are still cold and we are providing a warm place for people to sleep, some tasty food, and some good company. Sign up is easy and flexible. Click here to find a Sign-Up Genius by month! We still have holes we need to fill. Thank you! http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/855/RoomIntheInnwithLinks.pdf

Habitat Spring Build
On April 6 th we begin building another Habitat house. This is a great parent/child project. Consider signing up for one of the Saturday work days and come help out. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 year olds can help with landscaping. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 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!

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.

Kenya Mission Trip
Sunday is the deadline for applications for the Kenya Mission Trip (July 18-30).  CLICK HERE for the application. Submit it with a $200 deposit. Contact Robert Alexander, Al Sudduth, or another former traveler if you have any questions.

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.

Clair Fitzgerald and family following the death of her father, Parry Spencer.

Dorothy Sloan and family following the death of her father, Gordon Hamrick.

Hardin Hawes and family following the death of his father.

The Kissel Family – Please pray for Hattie, Brian, and their children as they prepare for a transition to Nashville, TN later this spring.

Sheila Spack is the mother of Steve Chaffin. Her health has declined and she is in need of our prayers.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org