DCPC
Faith and Families Newsletter
March 16, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Hearing and Listening
Dear Friends,
              Many of you know that I was out of town last week on a Border Immersion Trip with some of our Davidson College students and Campus Ministry Pastor Claire George-Drumheller. We had an amazing experience at the border visiting San Diego and Tijuana and learning about life there at the US/Mexico border. I look forward to sharing more with you about that in the near future.
              Upon my return I learned of how things had been at home while I was away. As I heard all about everyone’s news I became aware of some hard things that had occurred while I was gone. I heard all about it but I didn’t really listen well enough to respond in an appropriate way with compassion and concern. I could make all kinds of excuses about being tired or whatever but the reality is that I missed an opportunity to express my love to my family through listening.
              Fortunately I realized this after a couple of days, apologized, and listened more intently for ways that I could offer love and support. I have discovered that although it may be difficult, it is almost always a good idea to acknowledge when I have failed to listen and to seek another opportunity to do so.
              In the gospel writings we frequently find Jesus saying, “Let the one who has ears to hear, really listen!” (my translation). I think this applies to all those whom we love – God and neighbor – maybe especially those with whom we live. Make sure you take time to show your love in the way that you listen.

 
 
To God be the Glory!
Robert
UPCOMING STUFF
Family Pizza Night at Alino! March 18 th at 5:30 p.m.
Since there is no regular youth group Sunday night some families from DCPC have discussed getting together at Alino Pizzeria in Mooresville for some food, fun, and fellowship. Come and join us at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about Alino at http://www.alinopizzeria.com/ or contact Robert Alexander at ralexander@dcpc.org for more info.

Parent Group Just For Parents: Returns on March 25 th !
On Sunday March 25th (when youth group meets) parents are invited to gather in the DCPC Parlor with the goal of helping us invest wisely in our children over the course of time. We will conclude our study of Playing For Keeps by discussing the topic “Fun Over Time!” You can find some other great resources for regaining balance by   clicking here .
Are you expecting or do you know someone who is??
Our New Baby Committee is a team of DCPC members who help provide support to families when a child is born or adopted. If you would like more information about this team or are in need of their services please contact Katie Scruggs at 704-241-3280.

Are you expecting or do you know someone who is??
Our New Baby Committee is a team of DCPC members who help provide support to families when a child is born or adopted. If you would like more information about this team or are in need of their services please contact Katie Scruggs at 704-241-3280.

Faith & Families Fellowship Team
Would you like to help plan some social/fellowship opportunities for DCPC Families? We need your help! Please let Robert Alexander know ( ralexander@dcpc.org ) and we will gather in the near future to plan something for the spring. Hope to hear from you soon!
Mission Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity – DCPC House! - Join us for a Habitat work day this spring! Our future work days are March 24, April 21, May 5, and May 19. Volunteer work days are from 7:45 am until 1:00 pm. You can sign up to volunteer at https://volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=138 . Once you log in, you will be able to go to the column for 9814 Psalms and select the dates you want to help. You will also be able to see the type of work that is scheduled for each work day. A different type of work is planned for each day so hopefully there will be something that interests you. Volunteering on these construction projects is a very rewarding activity. We hope to see you at the site.

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 for more info.

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.

Mike Briggs – Mike is the stepfather of Stephanie Shryock. He is recovering from a recent stroke.

Colin Bryan and Family – We pray for Col and his family following the death of his father.

Brian Greene and Family – We pray for Brian and his family following the recent death of his mother.

Margaret Jones – Margaret is the mother of Kelly Pharr. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Dave Malushizky and Family – We pray for Dave and his family following the death of his sister-in-law Michelle.

Glenn Mayhorn – Glen is the father of Missy Martin and has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Jeff Osman – We continue to pray for Jeff and his family as he awaits a possible liver transplant.

Libby Smith and Family – We pray for Libby and her family following the death of her father, Leslie Everett this past week.

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

Mark Tevepaugh – Please pray for Mark as he recovers from surgery.

Bart Tritch – Bart is Rachel Lewis’ brother. He has been dealing with a number of health concerns.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org