Faith and Families Newsletter
February 15, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Old Friends   

Dear Friends,
              Friendship is an important part of life. As parents we are often concerned about the friends that our children make (or don’t make). We want them to have friends that are a good influence and that will be lifelong. Everything that we can do to encourage such connections will be well worth the time and energy.
              There is an old friend that I always remember on this day because it is his birthday. For some reason it is easy for me to remember because it is the day after Valentine’s Day. We haven’t lived in the same town since high school but he means a great deal to me and I continue to give thanks to God for him and the impact he had (and still has) on my life. We were friends through elementary and high school, shared an interest in scouting, running, the Spanish language, and international studies. I have a great deal of respect for him and hope to see him again soon.
              We just exchanged a few texts earlier today and I was grateful to reconnect with this friend – even if only through the phone . I wonder if there is an old friend that you might connect with in the coming week?  Maybe there is someone who comes to mind and you wonder how they are doing. Maybe you heard someone is going through a tough time. Why not reach out and say hello? Check in with them. Don’t put it off.
              The Book of Proverbs has a lot to say about our relationships. The advice given there is helpful for us in our own lives and helpful for us as we guide our children. One important verse to remember is that “a friend loves at all times.” (Proverbs 17:17a) Be a friend today.

 To God be the Glory!
Robert
Mission Opportunities
FINAL PUSH for Room in the Inn Service
WE NEED YOU! Join us as we serve our homeless guests through Urban Ministry. Some nights are still cold and we are providing a warm place for people to sleep, some tasty food, and some good company. Sign up is easy and flexible. Click here to find a Sign-Up Genius by month! We still have holes we need to fill. Thank you! http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/855/RoomIntheInnwithLinks.pdf  

Fellowship and Fun
Common Grounds Café
THIS Saturday - February 16th is our Common Grounds Café. Join us as we go around the world with Global Mission Trivia. We will have fun traveling around the world while sharing our knowledge in team competition trivia. Join us for dinner and fellowship in the Congregation House from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Contact smalushizky@dcpc.org to reserve your dinner spot. Childcare provided.

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.

The Kissel Family – Please pray for Hattie, Brian, and their children as they prepare for a transition to Nashville, TN later this spring.

The Family of Scott Smith – Please keep Libby, Dylan, and Jaxon in prayer following Scott’s death. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Monday, February 18 th at 2 pm at Lingle Chapel.

Sheila Spack is the mother of Steve Chaffin. Her health has declined and she is in need of our prayers.

We celebrate with Matt, Meghan, and Graham Belmont the birth of Brady Jack Belmont on January 21, 2019. Welcome Brady! 

Please pray for the many who are sick with colds, flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, and other respiratory infections.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org