Faith and Families Newsletter
March 2, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Story Time
Dear Friends,
              One of my favorite times as a dad used to be story time with my children. After everyone had their bath and was ready for bed we would snuggle up and read a few stories. We had our favorites – Little Bear books, Officer Buckle and Gloria , Blueberries for Sal , The Quiltmaker’s Gift – just to name a few. 
Many nights I would put the books away and turn the lights off and make up a story with things that I knew my children loved –brave young girls, flowery meadows, caves and mountains, talking animals, treasure, adventure, etc. I would create a whole world in my imagination that taught bravery, courage, compassion, love, kindness, perseverance, etc. I would weave into the stories the things that I wanted my children to learn.
As I look back on these memories I realize that our goal should always be to tell our children stories that we hope will teach them to be their best and to seek to be the kind of people that God has created us to be. Stories about our own history, our present, and even our future, can guide our children in hopeful, loving, and imaginative ways. They can also create fear, anxiety, and judgment. Which kind of stories are you telling your children?
I was reminded of a scene from a favorite movie, Remember the Titans . The coach tries to motivate his new quarterback with an inspirational story from his own past. Perhaps it seems manipulative but it helps him rise to the occasion to be his best self. Stories can do that! Make sure the stories you tell your children over time help guide them on the path of Jesus!

To God be the Glory!
P.S. To watch the clip - click here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp2VQ4SIRWM  
For Parents: Playing for Keeps-
This Sunday all (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. Parents Group meets 5:30-6:30 pm in the parlor (or get started with dinner at 5 pm). This Sunday our topic is “Stories 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.

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 Build begins this weekend – SATURDAY – MARCH 3 rd ! Other 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.

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.

Glen 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.

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