Faith and Families Newsletter
November 9, 2018

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Holy is Hard to Explain
Dear Friends,
           One of my great joys in my work is the opportunity to see all of the children that are part of our Preschool and part of our Church Family (yes, I know, the Preschool is part of our family too). Each Thursday I visit one of our Preschool classes and sing some songs with them. Sometimes the songs are silly. Sometimes they are sacred. Due to the school schedule and my sabbatical I had not been in the classrooms for my weekly visit since this past April. That changed this past Thursday! 
           I came into the T-K Treehouse singing, “This Train is Bound for Glory.” I changed the words around a bit. Imagine the “chuga-chuga-chuga” of the train that the children provided and these words. “This train is bound for glory, this train. This train is bound for glory, this train. This train is bound for glory, and it’s goin’ to the place of the Holy. This train is bound for glory, this train!”
           As much fun as that was to sing, I realized quickly that the children might not have a clue what “holy” means. So we talked about it. Holy is sacred; set apart from the ordinary; specifically committed to the things of God; specifically committed to Love!” I have no idea whether that made any sense to those 4 and 5 year olds. Probably not. What was going to make sense was if I showed them what a “holy life” looks like. What would make sense is for me to be committed to loving them! So – I tried – in every word and action and song – to show them love.
           In our families – especially with our young children – we may not be able to explain what it means for us to be “God’s Holy People”. The Bible calls us “a holy race; a royal people; a people set apart for God.” What that means is that we are committed to love. It means that we are loving God with heart, mind, soul, and strength and loving neighbor as self. We can best teach our children what that means by living it out. I hope you will live it out today in all you say and do.

To God be the Glory!

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Mission Opportunities

Christmas in Davidson Needs You!
There are lots of opportunities to help provide hospitality at DCPC during Christmas in Davidson. We are hosting lots of people and lots of groups. Having some hospitable, kind, friendly people to welcome them would be wonderful.  Click this link to go to the Sign-Up Genius and help us out! Thanks.

Room in the Inn Needs Your Help!
Room in the Inn is a great way for your family to help those in need. Sign up is easy and flexible. Beginning the second Thursday in December we will be hosting our homeless guests every Thursday and Friday night in the Congregation House. We need meal preparers, overnight hosts, drivers, visitors, etc.  Click here to sign up . Find another family to work with and sponsor a meal! Make a difference.

Are you interested in a Mission Trip to Support Hurricane Relief?
A trip is being considered with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help with hurricane relief near the Carolina coast. Participants should be 14 and up. This could be a great parent/child mission experience. Let Robert know if you want to be in the loop as plans are being made! Contact ralexander@dcpc.org .

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.
  • DCPC Youth and Leaders will be on the Fall Retreat this weekend. Please keep them all in prayer.
  • Nyree Hughes and family – We pray for Nyree, and her father Dale following the death of her mother Ann Hughes
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Davidson, NC 28036
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