DCPC
Faith and Families Newsletter
March 23, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

Dear Friends,
              Who can resist getting out of their seat and dancing when they hear the sounds of Kool and the Gang and Celebration ? Can’t remember what I’m talking about? Click here for a reminder! ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M )  There is nothing wrong with a good party. In fact – in the church we encourage celebrations of all kinds – baptisms, confirmations, weddings, birthdays, ordinations, etc. Even Funerals and memorials are a way to celebrate someone’s life and the good news of resurrection. Next week I will write a much more somber note for Good Friday, but today I write about Celebration!
              The bible is full of words like “rejoice”, “gladness”, “happy”, etc. God seems to really want us to find joy in the abundant life that we are given. God desires for our happiness. Our families are a great place to celebrate and have fun together. Why do we take things so seriously?? Sure – there are a lot of serious things in the world and there are plenty of times to talk about those things and plenty of times to engage with those things, but we also need time for laughter and celebration.
              When we play together we build connections, create memories, and remember that joy is a fruit of the Spirit of God. Take time this week and every week to have fun together with your family. You will be glad that you did!

 
To God be the Glory!
Robert
P.S. We are going to talk more about having fun this coming Sunday night in Parent’s Group. Come share with others what fun things you do with your family.

UPCOMING STUFF
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 .

Holy Week Special Services
As was mentioned last week – the services of Holy Week help us understand that life and love of Jesus. Make it a priority to participate.
3/25   Palm/Passion Sunday             All 3 morning worship services
3/29   Maundy Thursday                  Dinner and worship in CH at 6:30 pm
3/30   Good Friday                           Worship in Lingle at 5:00 pm
3/31   Easter Vigil                            Worship in Sanctuary at 7:00 pm
4/1      Easter Sunday (seriously)     All 3 morning worship services

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.

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