16 Feb This Week at FPC
JBU Diversity Symposium
John Brown University is hosting a three-day Diversity Symposium February 23-25, 2022. More information can be obtained by following the link below. We encourage you to attend Wednesday evening, Feb. 23, 7:15-8 p.m., for “A Biblical View of Diversity,” presented by Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. To facilitate your attendance, all Wednesday evening activities at FPC on Feb. 23 will be canceled so that you can instead attend the event at JBU that evening. Hope to see you there!
Annual Souper Bowl
$477.60 was raised for Canopy NWA during our Annual Souper Bowl. Thank you to everyone who donated and for bringing soup for the meal.
Choir rehearsals will begin again on Wednesday, March 16, 2022! If you are interested in joining choir, please plan to attend a BRIEF meeting in the choir room on Sunday, March 6, right after the service! We will talk about format, commitment, music, and address any questions you might have. See you then!
Immediately following the worship service on Sunday, February 20, we will hold a congregational meeting to elect a 7th Ruling Elder and to present a Sacramental Roadmap put together by Dri Bayer and the CE Committee. Please plan to stay for about 15-20 minutes following the worship service that day.
Women’s Summer Conference
The Gospel Coalition’s Annual Women’s Summer Conference is June 16-18 in Indianapolis, IN. Registration is $219 through February 15. For more information on the conference and to register visit tgc.org/tgcw22 . A group of women from FPC are planning to carpool and room-share. If you would like to join them, contact Brandy Cowell or Dri Bayer.
Youth Move Conference
Move Conference is June 5-9 at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, for all students 8th-12th grade. Total cost is $299 per student. A $65 deposit is due at registration (with fundraisers to follow). As space is limited, register early to ensure your spot.
April 1st-2nd at New Life Ranch for 5th-12th grade students. Total cost is $75 due at registration. The theme is “in this together.” We’ve heard it a lot during the pandemic, but what is “this” and what does it mean to do it “together?” Maybe it’s about more than just a pandemic. Maybe it’s how we live life together as a church, globally and locally… and as a youth group right here and now, beyond the platitudes and philosophical, to real life
Fellowship time will resume next Sunday, February 20 with donuts and coffee in the gym between Sunday School and Worship Service.
Beginning Sunday, February 13 we are no longer requiring masks in our building. We still strongly recommend you continue wearing a mask for the present, but also understand the complexity of this decision given the dynamic situation presented by new variants and the developing understandings surrounding them. Please reach out to Jonathan with any questions or concerns with this change in our approach.