Faith and Families Newsletter
May 11, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Carrying Stuff

Dear Friends,
              Our kids ride the bus to school much of the time. Occasionally, however, they have so much stuff to carry (school projects, things for extra-curricular activities an afterschool events, etc.) that it feels like a huge burden to take it on the bus so they ask for a ride. I would like to say that this is always thought through well in advance and we know when it is coming but sometimes (most of the time) it is a surprise and a last minute ask.
              Giving my child a ride to school can take anywhere from 15 – 40 minutes depending on the traffic. I never know exactly what to expect and it is rarely convenient to do so. Sometimes it is a pleasure and something I truly enjoy and other times it is downright inconvenient and a frustration. But I do it (or Jenny does) because we love our children and we want to support them.
              The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Galatia, “Carry one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) Elsewhere Paul wrote that “love is the fulfillment of the law”. The loving thing to do is to help carry each other’s stuff…whether it is a band instrument, a theater costume, a class project, a sour mood, or a broken heart.
              Let’s step up our game and carry each other’s burdens with joy. When we help lighten the load of another, something amazing happens in our own heart. Perspective often shifts and our own burdens seem to lighten just a bit. Give it a try and let’s stay in this journey together.
              By the way – this weekend would be a great time to help carry the burden for Mom. She probably carries far more than her share of the load most of the time. Happy Mother’s Day moms!

 To God be the Glory!
Outdoor Worship at Fellowship Point – May 20th
On Sunday, May 20 th , due to the Davidson College Graduation, we will only have one service at DCPC at 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. There is, however, another worship opportunity at 10:30 a.m. at Fellowship Point. The address is 212 Greyfriars Road, Mooresville, NC Our worship will be followed with a picnic under the pavilion. Please bring a dish to share. There will not be food provided so plan to make extra. You also may want to bring camping chairs or picnic blankets and recreation equipment. The lake front will be open (life jackets required), as well as volleyball, playground, hiking, and relaxing. 

Mission Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity – DCPC House! - Join us for our last Habitat work day on 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 Street, Cornelius 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. Join us!
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 Friday 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 .
Prayer Partners Needed for Nicaragua
If you would be interested in learning more about being a Prayer Partner for one of our Nicaragua Mission Team members (traveling June 15-23), please contact Robert Alexander.

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.

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.

Family of Nichols (Nick) Joseph Melton – Nick died this past week following complications from a stroke. He is the father of Joe Melton. Please keep this family in your prayers.

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

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 and goes through treatment for prostate cancer.

Family of Bart Tritch – Bart is Rachel Lewis’ brother. Bart died this past week following an extended illness. Please keep this family in your prayers. 
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org