August 7, 2018
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church
2001 W. Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 582-9537
 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’   The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” -Mark 12:30-31

All summer we challenged ourselves to love God and love our neighbors. This week, our Middle School Young Believers are loving God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. And loving their neighbors in Wapato at Campbell Farm for our summer mission trip. Please pray for Stephen Jansons, our Youth Director, Camille and Becca, our summer Interns, and all the kids as they service God on our behalf. 

I love the Campbell Farm. I was born just down the road at the hospital in Toppenish. My father spent a good deal of his early years in Wapato and served at the First Presbyterian Church there when I was a tiny baby. My mother was the third generation of her family living and farming on the Yakama Indian Reservation. It is a second home to me. There is great beauty and great struggle in that place. Young people are at incredible risk to fall into addiction and gang violence. Native and immigrant families face poverty and despair caring for their children. The Campbell Farm provides needed guidance to those children. They feed them physically, mentally and emotionally at the Farm. Our Mission Team will spend the week serving on the Farm in the community. They will feed people at the Union Gospel Mission, share with North West Harvest Food Bank, serve at a local family home, and provide a VBS day for the local children in the Campbell Farm Program. They will see God’s hand and know God’s presence. They will love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength as they love their neighbors. 

The picture above is from a Campbell Farm Mission trip I led in 2010 with my congregation in Kelso. I’m carrying a 50 pound bag of potatoes: loving God with all my strength! Please join me in praying for our kids this week. Please also pray for the children and families in that community. 

Holy God, you call us to love you with all we are, and we bless our youth mission team as they do that this week. Keep them safe and healthy. Give us eyes to see the needs around us, hearts of compassion to meet those needs, and hands of mercy to reach out in love. Help us to be your hands and feet in the world, extending love and grace to others. Thank you for the gift it is to serve you, near to home and far away. Bless the ministry of the Campbell Farm. May that place be one where transformation and restoration occurs. Amen.

For more information on The Campbell Farm, please visit their Facebook page.
Sunday, August 12, 2018

9:00 am - Comtempory Worship
11:00 am - Classic Worship

Sermon: "The Art of Forgiving"
Preacher: Rev. Hanna Peterson Shearer
 For recordings of past sermons, please visit KFPC Past Sermons
To watch live sermons, please visit KFPC Stream
"Heart of Neighboring: Launching the Journey"
Week 10 Challenge: The Call to Neighboring -- Action Steps: Do something kind for a neighbor with whom you've experienced conflict.
Remember to reserve your spot for this fall. September is upon us and many groups and classes will start up again. If you haven't done so already, please come to the office and fill-out an Event Form and see if the room is available and get it on the calendar.
Thank you!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
8 am - 5 pm

Bring your crafts, your favorite dish and get ready for a delightful day of creativity! For more information contact Jeanna Mabry.

We need to prepare for the backpack giveaway for the next school year. In the pew racks are special donation envelopes. Please direct the donations to the backpack fund. The backpacks cost $11 each. If it is possible, please make a donation. In the future watch for the bin and list of school supplies needed. If you have any questions about the project please contact Michael Kinter-Meyer. Thank you in advance for all your support.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:15 pm
Grange Park - 1600 S. Union, Kennewick
(next to the Kennewick Library)
Annual First Pres Day at Splash Down Cover coming up!

 Don’t miss the annual First Pres Day at Splash Down Cove at the Tri-City Court Club. It’s a fun event for the entire family. It’s set for Sunday, August 19 , from 4 – 6 p.m. The cost is just $5 for children under 18, $7 per person 18+, or $20 per family. There is something for everyone – from a wild ride to floating down a lazy river, to a area of our tinier kiddos! We can bring in “snacks” and food services are available for purchase at the park. Pre-registration is required, so sign up now at the Information Table. Please pre-pay, and sign the release forms. This will also be an official LYFE and YBs event – and the send-off for Becca and Camille. If you have questions, call Mary Lynn Merriman at 735-6229 or email .  
Chancel Choir is resuming rehearsals on
Wednesday, August 29 at 7 pm.

We would like to invite more people to join the choir including high school students! Contact Kitty Baird and/or Steve Canady if you are interested!
All Church Family Camp
Camp Wooten
Sept. 1-3, 2018

More information will be provided in the coming weeks. Please contact Mark Julson for any questions you have.
Habitat for Humanity Work Days

Interested in serving with Habitat for Humanity? KFPC is seeking to put together a couple small teams (5+ people) to serve Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity on and Saturday September 15. Please pick up a volunteer application on the information island or download at , and return to Pastor Ashley by the end of day August 19 if interested in the September 15 date. For more information, contact Pastor Ashley or Mission Elder Michael Kintner-Meyer.
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