Faith and Families Newsletter
November 3, 2017
In this Issue:
Letter from Robert

Falling Back       
Dear Friends,
              As you know, we turn our clocks back an hour this Sunday morning. Many people appreciate “falling back” an hour more than they do “springing forward” an hour in the spring because we “gain an extra hour.” Of course, we don’t really gain it – we are just shifting time. But the idea gives us time to pause and reflect on the importance of making time to rest. I want to ask you to consider resting in a particular way.
              If your family is anything like ours then there are seasons when schedules seem a little more full and the pace quickens and we barely have time to acknowledge one another as we pass each other in our coming and going. When life gets like that I need to make time to “fall back” - to “retreat” - to take a step back and look at the bigger picture and make sure that the activities that are driving life crazy are really fitting into the larger and more important goals of life.
              Maybe this happens in a quiet walk or hike in the woods, or a long drive on a traffic free country road, or an evening of good music and good food, or a time to sit and meditate in your favorite chair. It is good for us as parents to model times when we “fall back” and take stock of what is going on and remember who we, whose we are, and where God is leading us.
              Let’s not let the crazy lead us but rather, let God lead us through the crazy into a more faithful way of being in the world.       

To God be the Glory!
Faith Building Opportunities
Join us at our Annual Day of Service-November 4th
The Day of Service is here . And the best way to make a difference is to do something!! So come out and help us! Join us for morning refreshments in the Narthex between 8:00 – 8:30 am followed by a brief worship service. We will head out to worship right before 9 and gather back in the Congregation House between 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch, pictures, stories, and fellowship. Hope to see you there!
Blythe Partnership 
One child. One hour. Once a week! We still need a few more volunteers to tutor with our North Star Reading program at Blythe Elementary. Reading is a system-wide emphasis this year, based on the knowledge that without reading skills, not much other learning is possible.  If you can commit one hour a week to the life and success of a Blythe second grader, please contact Rosemary Klein at  klein924@earthlink.net  or 704-439-7864 or Catherine Bragg at c atherinebragg68@gmail.com  or 704-617-9905.

Make Your Investment
              Please turn in your FINANCIAL PLEDGE to the DCPC office or online to invest in the many wonderful ministries at DCPC that are life changing and world changing!
Join us for Wednesday Night Live!
            Our midweek programs are off to a great start! Join us each Wednesday for Kid’s Club , Children’s Choirs , and Wednesday Night Live Dinners and Devotion ! It is a great way to spend your Wednesday evening. This year, children of all ages can benefit from homework help from Davidson College Students.  CLICK HERE to RSVP for dinner! We can’t wait to get started! See you then!
Stephen Ministry is for FAMILIES too!
Parenting can be a lonely and difficult job. Whatever your circumstances, if you’d appreciate someone to journey with you for a bit (you decide how long), DCPC Stephen Ministers are ready to offer confidential, Christian, one-to-one support (men with men, women with women). Would some encouragement or listening make a difference for you? Email  stephenministry@dcpc.org or talk to a pastor for additional information. 

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.

Jay Neal and family – We remember Jay and his family following the death of his father, Jerry Neal, on October 26 th .

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

Greg Snyder – We pray for Greg as he recovers from a recent gall bladder surgery.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org