Faith and Families Newsletter
May 4, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
May the 4 th Be With You
Dear Friends,
              The Star Wars franchise has had a huge impact on our culture, on my generation, and on me as an individual. It doesn’t seem odd to me at all to celebrate Star Wars Day on this May 4 th . If you want to geek out a little more just visit https://www.starwars.com/may-the-4th and find some more info and activities to occupy your mind and time.
              I think it is easy for a person of faith to speak of “the force.” We might equate it with the power of God or the gift of the Holy Spirit, or with the power of love. The Christian tradition, and many other faith traditions, offer blessings which wish wellbeing upon another. The Aaronic blessing is a familiar example, “The Lord bless you and keep you…” (Numbers 6:24-26). 
              The term Godspeed comes from a blessing or wish of wellbeing upon a traveler (meaning may God prosper you in your journey ). Today we might say “God bless you.” Or “Peace be with you.” Or “God be with you ‘til we meet again.” How do you offer blessings within your family?
              Consider how you, as a parent, might bless your children as they go out into the world. What words will you use to encourage them and to give them comfort and peace. What will you say to remind them of your faith, of God’s presence and love? How will you remind them that you cherish them? Let’s offer God’s blessings to one another as we go into the world. Get creative and have fun.

 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 a Habitat work day! Our last two work days are May 5 and May 19. This Saturday we are landscaping and younger helpers are welcome. This is a great chance for parents and children to work together. 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

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