Faith and Families Newsletter
February 8, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Valentine’s Day is Coming

Dear Friends,
              I recently participated in a wedding here in our sanctuary at DCPC. The couple was very much in love and excited about beginning their life together. We had enjoyed several great sessions together in pre-marital counseling (something that DCPC requires for couples we marry). I am very hopeful that their marriage will be a wonderful gift to both them and the world. 
              Our worship book provides a few options of very beautiful vows, but this couple decided to write their own. The promises that they made to each other came from the heart and expressed their deepest longings for one another and for their life together. Two statements stood out to me: “to share with you God’s plan for our lives” and “I give you all that I have – myself and my love.” 
The first statement speaks of faith. We trust that God is intimately involved in our lives and when we are united in marriage to another – God has a purpose for that marriage. It fits into God’s purpose for all of creation and should be a part of the realization of God’s vision for the world.
The second statement speaks of commitment. This couple was all in. Even though there may be parts of ourselves that are less than wonderful and less than perfect – in marriage we are invited to give each other everything and to receive everything – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This too is an act of faith that God can bring something beautiful and whole from something that is imperfect and broken.
I recently discovered and explored a marriage APP called Lasting . It really is good and helpful. I plan to use it and share it with couples. I share with you now a brief 3 minute video that tells a little bit about the work Lasting does with couples. I hope it will inspire you in the way that you give and receive love. As you well know… Valentine’s Day is coming! Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgCYGW5Ady0  


 To God be the Glory!
Robert
Mission Opportunities
Room in the Inn Service Opportunities
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! There are lots of job possibilities. Thank you! http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/855/RoomIntheInnwithLinks.pdf

Youth/Sages Valentine Dinner – Sunday from 4:00-6:30 pm
This Sunday is the big day! Youth and parents who are signed up to help should arrive in the Congregation House at 4 pm. Don't forget to wear red and pink! The group will be cleaned up and finished by 6:30 pm. 

Fellowship and Fun
Common Grounds Café
February 16th is our next 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.  CLICK HERE 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.

Scott Smith remains under Hospice care. Please keep Scott and family members Libby, Dylan, and Jaxon in prayer.

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