Faith and Families Newsletter
May 18, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert

Making Space
Dear Friends,
              This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost! It is the day when we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the church. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God with us, guiding, comforting, strengthening, convicting, and inspiring. A popular worship song by Kari Jobe titled “Holy Spirit” offers the lyric, “Holy Spirit you are welcome here…” What does it mean for us to provide a welcome space for the Spirit of God in our lives and in our families? When the Spirit of God finds open hearts and minds is she more able to guide, comfort, and inspire
              Like any relationship, our relationship with the Holy Spirit grows with time, attention, and welcome. We can open our hearts and homes to the presence of God’s Spirit by being more intentional in our posture , in our prayers , and in our planning .
              First, take time, with your whole family, to create space for God. One specific and concrete way is to sit in silence with palms open. Sometimes candlelight and soft music helps set a welcoming tone. Second, use your words to literally invite God’s Spirit among you. Even use the words of the song “Holy Spirit you are welcome here.” Or use your own words to welcome the presence of God in your midst.
              Finally, plan time to spend with God as a group. Plan time to dream together, comfort one another, discuss hard topics and make tough decisions. Invite the Spirit of God to be a part of all these things so that together we may walk with God all the days of our lives.

 To God be the Glory!
P.S.  Click here for a video of “Holy Spirit”. (use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPPMSfCdUng

Outdoor Worship at Fellowship Point this Sunday – 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. 

Summer Family Fun!
Check out these great resources from Matt Wiggins, Staff Associate for Youth Ministry.

Mission Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity – DCPC House! - Join us Saturday for our last Habitat work day on May 19.  We will be painting trim. Children as young as 14 can help (with your parent) The work day is 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 STILL 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.

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