Sparks from the Flint
"Leaning Into Lent"
March - April 2020
Ribbons of Light:
a Reflection by our Executive Presbyter
Our Quaker brothers and sisters have a beautiful way of describing prayer as "holding in the Light of God".  I absolutely love that!  In the past few months, I’ve taken to describing prayer as “Ribbons of Light”.   Just as ribbons bind something together, so too does prayer.  The very act of holding a situation – or a person – before God certainly draws us together in hope, courage, imagination, and love.  Ribbons are also fluid, able to move about in a breeze, creating a wondrous flutter of color and beauty .  Prayer, as movement with – and toward – the Holy Spirit – creates its own beauty in the world as well.
May your Lent be hemmed by the hope of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessings,
Deb
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HELPFUL HANDOUTS
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FEBRUARY PRESBYTERY MEETING
Need a little something to kick off a meaningful conversation about your congregation’s health and wholeness during a Session meeting, Wednesday Night Bible Study or a small group event? 

Here are a few resources designed to cultivate conversations.
Recipe for
Congregational Health
The Roles We Play
as Leaders Graph
If you missed the presbytery meeting and need a little more information around these resources, please reach out to our staff and we’ll be glad to help.
We Are Connected !
Updates about our Congregational Leaders

May we be intentional in remembering and reaching out.

NE Cluster

The father of Paula Hoffman , honorably retired, died on Sunday, January 19th.  Both Paula and her mother, are currently residing in Albany.
 
Lucie Perkins of Westminster (Warner Robins) had hip replacement on February 11th. She is steadily recovering and requests no visits.

NW Cluster

Charlotte Caldwell of Beth Salem (Columbus) who has experienced severe back pain due to inflammation of the sciatic nerve.

Colleen Cook , of New Hope (Midland) who recently moved again within Columbus and who will be installed at 4pm on Sunday, March 1st with Anna Carter Florence, preaching.

Insick Jang of Korean (Columbus) continues to experience health challenges around his heart.

Virgil Marshall of Carver Heights (Columbus) as he begins his term as our presbytery moderator.
SPARK-LING EXCHANGE
Over the last year, congregations have shared choir robes and hymnals with glad and generous hearts.

If you have something to share – or something you need – as a congregation, please reach out to our Office Manager at ecantrell@flintriverepresbytery.org so she can include this information in our weekly updates.
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Flint River Presbytery
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Albany, Georgia 31705
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