Faith and Families Newsletter
May 17, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Beginnings and Endings

Dear Friends,
              Often times we think of things in linear fashion. We think of beginnings and endings. We think of sunrises and sunsets. The start of the work day and the end of the work day. The beginning of a school year and the end of a school year. But when you consider the relationships that are part of these experiences and the learning that we carry with us from experience to experience you begin to see how our lives are very circular. The impact that we have on one another is, in some ways, ongoing.
              A practice that a former church had when a family moved away was to give them a rubber band and invite them to consider that no matter how far away they moved, they would still remain a part of the community. The energy, love, and resources they had invested in the community would continue to have an impact there. The love of the community would continue to impact the family in a multitude of ways. The rubber band represented elasticity but it also was an image of a circle with not beginning or end. The family and the community can be like that.
              In some ways, I think we experience this even in life and in death. When a loved one dies we celebrate their life and we remember the experience of that relationship and the impact that person had on us. We carry that with us forever. All this is possible because of God’s never ending love. All this is possible because of the eternal quality of God’s presence. We are held together by the eternal God…no matter how far apart we may be. That gives me comfort and it helps with the goodbyes of life.  


To God be the Glory!
Robert
Meals for the Cruz-Solano Family
Many of you and your children know the Cruz-Solano family. As Andrea faces a new phase of treatment for her cancer they are going to need some extra support. If you would be willing to help out, click here to go to a Sign Up Genius to pick out a date. If you would like to do more to help, please contact Jenny Alexande r.

Other Mission Opportunities
Habitat Spring Build
Our Spring Build has begun! This is a great parent/child project. Workdays are: June 8, June 22, June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 3. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 years and up can help. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 W. 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!

Red Cross Blood Drive
June 3 rd from 2-7 p.m. we will host our Red Cross Blood Drive in the Congregation House. If you would like to volunteer to offer support, bring some baked goods, or donate blood, please click on the Red Cross banner at www.dcpc.org or contact Linda Drimalla at lmdrimalla@gmail.com . Thank you.

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.

Family Mission Pilot Project
Would you and your family be interested in working with Pastor Robert on a pilot program related to families in mission together? He is looking for several families to volunteer. If you are intrigued, send him an email at ralexander@dcpc.org and let him know. Then he will be in touch with you to share more!

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.

Kristin Clark and family following the death of Kristin’s mother, Ann Kelly.

Andrea Cruz-Solano and family as she faces a new phase in her cancer treatment.

Hattie and Brian Kissel and their children who move to Nashville, TN on May 31st.

Peggy Lesley, mother of Stacy Lesley, who recently suffered a series of strokes.

Missy Martin who has recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and is also undergoing tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Greg Moton and family following the death of Greg’s father, Glyn Bendel Moton.

Tim Slay and family following the death of Tim’s father, Ben K. Slay.

We pray for those in exams and those graduating from high school and college.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org