Faith and Families Newsletter
May 3, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
A Clean Car
Dear Friends,
              With all of the pollen in the air and the junk that has been falling from trees our cars have ended up looking pretty nasty. And that is just the outside. On the inside stuff piles up from coming and going without much break in between. Cars become like desks and when you don’t have time in between appointments the clutter accumulates. I had planned to pay one of the kids to take care of the cleaning for me (they always like to earn a little extra money) but their schedules haven’t given them much time for that. I couldn’t wait any longer so I decided to do it myself. There will be plenty of opportunity later for them to wash and vacuum the cars.
              When you get into a clean car you wonder why you waited so long to clean it. It feels good! It feels right! At least it does to me – and maybe I am just weird that way. Today I was thinking about how this relates to our relationships. Do you ever feel like excess stuff accumulates in your relationships with spouse, children, or friends that doesn’t get dealt with in the right way? Or perhaps you just get used to things looking a certain way and you settle for something less than what is best. The relationship still goes along but it looses its luster. Time for a spring clean!
              What if we took time to assess our relationships and took care of dealing with some of the stuff that clutters them up? What if we said we were sorry? What if we humbled ourselves? What if we took care of that thing we have been meaning to do for someone that has been hanging over our head? What if we let go of something in a relationship that hasn’t seemed so healthy? And what if we re-committed to respect, kindness, and love? I’m telling you – if you like driving or riding around in a clean vehicle – well – you are going to love cleaning up your relationships. They will be that much more enjoyable. Don’t put it off another day.


To God be the Glory!
Robert
P.S. Philippians 2:1-4 reminds us of how we need to treat one another.
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 – WE STILL NEED PEOPLE!
Our Spring Build begins tomorrow – May 4th!  This is a great parent/child project. Consider signing up for one of the Saturday work days and come help out. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 year olds can help with landscaping. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 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!

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 as they prepare for a move to Nashville, TN later this spring.

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 remember in prayer those impacted by the recent shootings at UNC-Charlotte.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org