Faith and Families Newsletter
September 7, 2018

In this Issue:
  • Letter from John
  • Rally Day this Sunday
Letter from John
I know I am a poor substitute for Robert, but thankfully he will be returning from his sabbatical in a few weeks. I know we are excited for his return to DCPC and to hear about his adventures. If you haven’t followed Robert’s sabbatical blog, you can follow this link ( http://runningonfaith.org ) and please consider joining him on his 50 for Freedom Run starting on 8 am on September 29 th on the Village Green!

This Sunday, September 9, is Rally Day and we are looking forward to seeing you at church! Youth and parents are gathering with Matt Wiggins in Congregation House at 9:45 am. Please attend!

There will be one worship service at 11 am in the sanctuary. It will be a memorable service with a few surprises. You will not want to miss it. Following the service come to the fall picnic in the Congregation House.

Hopefully you’ve heard about the DCPC Express and you’re planning on riding it from Baker parking lot. Please help us keep parking spaces near the church open for first time visitors who do not know where to park.

As I have been thinking about Rally Day and the sermon for Sunday, the scripture is Jesus as a boy being presented in the Temple. It finishes with “The child Jesus grew. He became strong and wise, and God blessed him.” Luke 2:40 Just as the child Jesus was surrounded by faithful adults to help guide him and teach him the faith, I am thankful that our youth are also surrounded by faithful adults who invest their time and energy into helping them grow into faithful young adults.

A few years ago, the Search Institute, a religious think tank published a report that said that if teenagers could name at least 5 adults they could turn to in a time of crisis, they would be more likely ok. If you haven’t talked to your teen about who the significant adults they could turn to, I encourage you to have the conversation soon.

See you in church on Sunday!

John Ryan

If there are concerns or joys that you would like to have listed here please email me at jryan@dcpc.org so that we might keep one another in prayer.

  • Jeff Osman – We continue to pray for Jeff and his family as he awaits a possible liver transplant.
  • Sophia Schatz – Sophia is a CSD high school student diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Cooper Brake – Cooper is the son of Kelly and Skipper, hospitalized at Hemby Children’s Hospital.
  • Melissa Fawcett- Melissa's mother in law, Anne Allen has liver and lung cancer.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org