Document 350890

Issue
October
2014
Monthly Newsletter
First Presbyterian Church
Helena, MT 59601
406.442.4775
fpchelena.com
The Kitchen Table
The kitchen table had been handed down more
than once. It was functional, but well used.
Well used indeed, and not just for meals. It was
the birthing site of many an art project or other
creative endeavor; particularly by the two children. Paintings, paper mache projects, colorings, sketches, cut-n-glue thingies, and more all
sprang from this table.
Cheese! The family loved the new table. Hospitality was extended for others to share meals at
it, wonderful discussions were held around the
table, board and card games were played upon
it.
One day when shuffling the kids’ art on the refrigerator around to create a spot big enough
for a new photo, attempting to share a magnet
to serve holding up two drawings, the mother
made an observation. These same paintings
and drawings had been on the ‘frig some time.
No new art had been created in a while. And as
she thought about it, there had been no new art
since the arrival of the new kitchen set.
Money had been steadily saved up in an account to get a new kitchen set. It had been decided to get a “real” piece of furniture: hardwood, built by a craftsman, high gloss finish,
etc. Though it might not have been expected,
the young children loved tagging along looking
at tables, listening to mom and dad talk about
how much should be spent, and when it was The children’s reason of “just not interested”
anticipated they’d have the savings to purchase didn’t ring true. And then it dawned on mom.
a new set.
The children were just as proud of the new table as the parents. And while it hadn’t matThe day arrived when the table and chairs tered if your marker went a little off the page,
could be ordered, and the calendar was marked or if glue dribbled off the two things you were
with when they would arrive. Days were attempting to stick together, on the old table crossed off one at a time until the delivery peo- they didn’t want to do anything that might
ple showed up with the new kitchen set. A “mess up” the new table.
grand meal was prepared for the first dinner
on the new table. Of course it involved Mac-n(continued next page)
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continued ‘The Kitchen’
One day, after coming home from grandma and grandpa’s house, mom and
dad seemed excited for them to come down into the basement. Near the bottom of the stairs, where a bunch of boxes used to be stacked, was an old table
and four chairs. Mom and dad didn’t really answer their questions about why
there was a table in the basement; “We just wanted you to see it” was the only
explanation offered. It took a few days, but art projects began coming out of
the basement - old paintings had to come off the ‘frig to make room for the
new ones.
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In the process of creating something, often things get a little messier before
the project is complete. Having a place that can “get dirty” often inspires even
greater creativity. While we might spend energy (sometimes a considerable
amount) trying to have a “perfect past”, life just doesn’t work that way. Life
itself is a little messy, which grants us the freedom to “color off the page”
when inspiration lifts us to “birth” something that hasn’t existed prior to this
moment. We are free - so, clear off that refrigerator - new creations are a’
comin’.
Pastor Scott
Lesson & Loaves/Loaves & Fishes
Another year of FPC’s after-school program has begun….and we are excited!
We were fortunate to be able to hire two teachers, Keeley Kingsbury for the
Loaves and Fishes group (grades 6-8) and Jefferson Kiser for the Lessons
and Loaves group (grades 3-5).
On Monday, September 15th the Annual Mandatory Training Program was
held. There were eleven people present who enjoyed a very nice dinner prepared by Liesel Curtiss and Charlotte Meyer. Many thanks go to these two
ladies. Shelley McCormick conducted the training.
Wednesday, September 17th was the first day with the children in the program. We had three children in the younger group and six in the older group.
NOW for the “meat” of this article….We really need volunteers both for donating and preparing meals on Mondays and Wednesdays, to bring snacks for
those two days, and to provide gallons of milk! If activity of this sort is
something you would enjoy, please contact Melissa Stiles at 442-5324 or
Rose Leavitt at 443-4783.
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The Pumpkins will be arriving on Saturday, October 11th at 9:00
a.m. We will need volunteers to retrieve the shelving units, arrange the layout of the Pumpkin Patch, help decorate the area,
unload the truck, and work shifts between October 11th and October 31st. We will also need folks to help clean up and move the
shelving units on November 1st. Call if you have questions.
Better yet, stop and sign up at the display in the Narthex or call
442-4775.
Fall
Adult
Studies
All are
welcome to join
us as we learn
the truths of the
Bible
PW Mission Luncheon
The PW Mission Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at noon. Please make
reservations with Yvonne Moody whose telephone number is 458-9611 by Sunday, October 12th. The price for the luncheon will be $5.00. Please remember to bring your Thank
Offerings as we will be dedicating these during the program.
Heavenly Harvest Bazaar
Our church bazaar will be held on Friday, October 24th, 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Willing Workers have been working on projects all year long and we
know that many of you have also been busy "creating." We welcome
and need homemade crafts, sewing and/or quilting projects, candy (a favorite),
breads, LOTS of cookies and pies!
We also need your help in setting up for the bazaar, working in the kitchen or in the dining room to attend to the tables where the soup and pie will be served. Dishwashers are
certainly on the "needed' list! Our bazaar has been so successful in the past because of
YOUR help and contributions!
CIRCLE MEETINGS
Abigail - October 7th at 10 am here at the church in Huxley Lounge
Esther - October 7th at 9:30 am - church in Library East
Rebekah - October 2nd at 9:30 am here at the church in Library East
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of Greater
Helena
First Presbyterian
Church's next week with
Family Promise will be
November 16-22. We’ll
have some sign-up
sheets next month.
Think of what you
would like to share with
these homeless families.
If you know of someone
who could use the help
of Family Promise, the
contact number is 4659467.
NEXT VOLUNTEER
TRAINING IS NOVEMBER 20.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HELENA
Helena
Family
Promise
Fall Adult Studies Has Started
It’s not too late to join one of our
study’s
You have the opportunity to join one or more of the following adult studies that
started recently at First Presbyterian Church
or call the facilitator for each study:
If you would be interested in helping
out with the Helena Family
Promise by providing meals or other
help, please let
Lucille Letcher or
Elaine Gingery
know you would be
willing.
Beatitudes 8 sessions started Sept. 21st
Facilitator: Marsha Davis 443-1287
Location: 900 Menlo Park
Sundays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
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Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00PM
Jesus: The Forgiving Victim started
mid-September
Facilitator: Scott Wipperman 442-4775
Location: Church
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Jewish Festivals started September 11th
Facilitator: Dianna Goodman 443-4193
Location: Church
Thursdays 10:00 -12:00PM
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The Truth Project started September 18th
Facilitators: Lynda & Terry Wadsworth,
Bruce Luke
Location: Church
Potluck followed by the study
Thursdays 5:15 - 7:00PM
To Register email
[email protected]
promisehelena.org
or call 465-9467.
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Fridays 12:00 Noon
Lessons &
Loaves and
Loaves &
Fishes
Early Church History followed by a study to be
determined by the group started
mid-September
Facilitator: Scott Wipperman, John Coefield
Location: Church
More studies are planned for the spring. If you are interested in facilitating a
study, please contact Marsha Davis at 443-1287.
AFTER
SCHOOL
PROGRAM
DEADLINES
First Presbyterian Church’s
After School
program has
started.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS Send to: [email protected]
by WEDNESDAYS at 12:00 P.M.
MUSTARD SEED (Newsletter) ARTICLES Send to:
[email protected] by the 15th of each month.
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SUNDAY
COFFEE
TIME
TREATS!
We have been
blessed to
have treats for
the
fellowship
time following
worship.
THANKS to all
who have
contributed.
Your time and
talent is much
appreciated.
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“Thank you
so much!”
To all of the
wonderful
women of the
church who
have been
bringing treats
for all to share
on Sundays
during the
coffee time
following
worship. You
make this
fellowship time
very special!
Also, a special
thank you to
Tonna Strasko
and Stephanie
Boysen for the
monthly birthday cakes!
HELENA FOOD SHARE
FOOD OF THE MONTH
FLOUR & SUGAR
First Presbyterian Church has been a part of Helena Food
Share for many years. We will be posting a monthly food suggestion for donation after checking with Food Share as to their
needs. The collection box sits just inside the door. Obviously,
all foods are welcome and at this time of year, fresh items from
the garden are also appreciated. The Pantry and programs
serve an average of 1,500 local families every month. It takes
almost 100,000 pounds of food to make it happen. Our support
is needed.
Boy Scout Troop 228 picks up the food in the box and delivers
it to Food Share on a regular basis. Thank you to the Boy
Scouts for taking on this mission.
There will be NO Deacon’s Meeting in October,
There will be a meeting Sunday, November 9th at 11:30 a.m.
Don’t forget to tune-in to Channel 189 for sermons from our
Sunday services that are being broadcast on
Helena Civic Television (HCTV) ,
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
We hope you will tune in and grow with us!
Have questions, please call us at 442-4775
or visit our Web Site at www.fpchelena.com
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SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THUR
1
FRI
2
SAT
3
4
Jewish Festivals 10 am
Early Church
--------------------------- History 12 noon
Bridge Club 11am
---------------------------------------------A.A.
Truth Project 5:15 pm
Friday
Night
--------------------------Speaker
7 pm
District 61 6:30 pm
--------------------------It’s In the Book
AA Group 7 pm
5
9
10
Cong. Fellowship Bridge Club 11am Willing Workers Jewish Festivals 10 am
11:30 am
9:30 am
-----------------------------------------------Latte’s & Sundae's Jesus: Forgiving -------------------Bridge Club 11am
---------------------Victim 12 noon
After-school
--------------------------Worship 10 am
Education 2 pm
Program
Truth Project 5:15 pm
-------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Personnel 5:30 pm
3 pm
--------------------------Godly Play
District 11 7 pm
After-school
---------------------10:15 am
Program 3 pm
Alanon 7 pm
------------------------------------------------ ----------------------- ---------------------It’s In the Book
Beatitudes 7 pm
Girl Scouts 7 pm
Boy Scouts 7 pm
AA Group 7 pm
Early Church
History 12 noon
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After-school
PRESBYTERY
Program 3 pm
SUNDAY
---------------------- ----------------------Worship 10 am
Girl Scouts 7 pm
---------------------Godly Play
10:15 am
---------------------Beatitudes 7 pm
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8
16
17
Bridge Club 11am Willing Workers Jewish Festivals 10 am
9:30 am
-----------------------------------------------------------------Bridge Club 11am
Jesus: Forgiving
After-school
--------------------------Victim 12 noon
Program
Truth Project 5:15 pm
---------------------Admin 5:30 pm
3 pm
--------------------------It’s In the Book
---------------------Mission 6 pm
AA Group 7 pm
---------------------Bldg & Gnds 7 pm
---------------------Worship 7 pm
---------------------Alanon 7 pm
---------------------Boy Scouts 7 pm
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Early Church
History 12 noon
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Worship 10 am
After-school
Bridge Club 11am Willing Workers Jewish Festivals 10 am
---------------------Program 3 pm
---------------------9:30 a.m.
------------------------------------------------- Jesus: Forgiving -------------------Bridge Club 11a.m.
Godly Play
10:15 am
Girl Scouts 7 pm
Victim 12 noon
After-school
------------------------------------------------Program
Truth Project 5:15 pm
---------------------Beatitudes 7 pm
3 pm
--------------------------SESSION
It’s In the Book
6:30 pm
AA Group 7:00 p.m.
---------------------Alanon 7 pm
---------------------Boy Scouts 7 pm
Early Church
History 12 noon
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Worship 10 am
After-school
Bridge Club 11am Willing Workers Jewish Festivals 10 am
---------------------Program 3 pm
---------------------9:30 a.m.
--------------------------Godly Play
----------------------- Jesus: Forgiving -------------------Bridge Club 11a.m.
10:15 am
Girl Scouts 7 pm
Victim 12 noon
After-school
---------------------------------------------------------------------Program
Truth Project 5:15 pm
Beatitudes 7 pm
Alanon 7 pm
3 p.m.
-----------------------------------------------It’s In the Book
Boy Scouts 7 pm
AA Group
7:00 p.m.
Early Church
History 12 noon
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Bridge Club
Monthly
meeting
10 am - 5 pm
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3rd 4th 6th7th8th9th10th12th13th-
Garrett Roberts
Newell Anderson, Sandi Smith
Samantha Riff
Rena Smith, Dale Funk
Shirley Allen
Carole Massman
Michael Davis, Gage Roberts
Kathy McCain
Catherine Lovell
17th- Diane Fetzner, John Riff,
Jim Moses, Joe Strasko
20th- Wendy Cook
22nd- Eddy Crowley, John Warren,
Kira Thomas
23rd- Lisa Lovell
24th- Samantha Henrikson
27th- Jeff Chaffee
28th- Jacob Borsberry
9th- Andrea & Manny Garcia
We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Rex Carey. Rex passed away early in the
morning of September 13th here in Helena. He was 90 years old.
We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Arlene Brunton. Arlene's husband, Jim passed
away recently. Arlene and Jim have split their time between Helena and Lovell, Wyoming for many
years.
FAREWELL and BEST WISHES
Bob and Bonnie Fisher, long time members of FPC since
April 1, 1973 have moved on to higher ground in Aurora, CO.
They will be sorely missed by everyone. If you would like to
send them well wishes, they can be reached at:
Bob & Bonnie Fisher
7812 South Addison Way
Aurora, CO 80016
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LaFournaise / Albright
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Albright / Cramer
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Strasko / Moses
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Cramer
Judy Birch
Merle Korizek
Linda Test
Barrie Heinecke
5
Marsha Davis
Elaine Gingery
Carol Carpenter
Mary Craigle
442-7346
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Jim & Jan Benjamin,
Mary Wright
12
John & Carol Gneckow
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Elroy & Lucille Letcher
Linda Test, Judy Bayless
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Carole Massman,
and Kathy Chambers
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Think – Think – Think
Before you put something in the trash cans around the church do you stop and think
about whether or not it could be recycled??? Do you remember where the recycle bins are
located in the church? Well, here are the locations…..first floor just past the elevator by the
men’s restroom three bins – one for aluminum/tin, one for plastic, and one for paper. On
the second floor the same three bins are located in the hallway just before you go into the
church kitchen. Please break down all cardboard boxes and stack next to the bins.
Please help us keep the amount of garbage going into the landfill down by watching what
we can recycle in these bins. The service we have contracted with picks the bins up every
two weeks. Thanks so much for your assistance in this effort.
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