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Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.

events
 


Tuesday, November 21
9:00am FP Quilters-Fellowship Hall
5:00pm Fellowship Hall Reserved
6:30pm Praise Team

Wednesday, November 22
7:00pm Thanksgiving Service - Sanctuary

Thursday, November 23
Happy Thanksgiving
OFFICE CLOSED

Friday, November 24
OFFICE CLOSED

Sunday, November 26
9:45am Contemporary Service – Family Life Center
10:45am Traditional Service – Sanctuary
6:00pm Youth Group

Tuesday, November 28
9:00am FP Quilters-Fellowship Hall
5:00pm WCOQ Guild - FLC
5:00pm Fellowship Hall Reserved
6:30pm Praise Team

Thursday, November 30
1:00pm Bible Study
6:30pm Bible Study
7:00pm Choir

Saturday, December 2
Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday, December 3
10:30am Combined Service – Family Life Center
6:00pm Youth Group


Community Thanksgiving Service
November 22nd at 7:00pm here in the Sanctuary. St. James and other churches will be in attendance as well.

December
Children's Christmas Program
Sunday December 3rd during a Combined Service in the FLC at 10:30

Cantata
Sunday December 10th during a Combined Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30

Family Christmas Dinner
Sunday December 10th in the Family Life Center at 5:30pm

For more information on what all is happening around Forest Park, click on the calendar link above and feel free to contact us with any questions!


Cup Item for November
Canned Soup.


Teen Crusaders
Who: Youth 5-12th grades
Where: Forest Park Family Life Center and Youth Rooms
When: Every Sunday - Beginning September 10th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Leaders: Tim Benjamin, Brenda Miller, and Joni Wireman

Recently there have been a lot of hard things happening in our local community (drugs, suicide, and other peer pressures). We, as leaders, want kids to feel like they matter, are special, loved and accepted in a world that doesn't express that very well. We'd like to address some of these topics, but feel it needs to be age appropriate, therefore, this year we are planning to split the groups 5th - 7th grade and 8th - 12th grade. During our hour and half time we plan on having time for a lesson, meal, game and weekly mission opportunity. We want to provide a safe and fun environment for connection and friendships to grow in Christ and with one another.

Upcoming Activities:

In the fall, Tim will be holding a confirmation class in with the 5th - 7th graders. He will be discussing various topics about the church as a whole, look at Forest Park and what it stands for and he will discuss and the students will partake in special communion.

We can't wait to see where God leads us!

ministry

Great Job!!!
• Penny Pitch collected $337.70 for the Imagine Campaign. Thank you to all who donated!

• We were able to donate 971 rolls of toilet paper to Guiding Light through our Super Bowl Challenge! Thanks for all your donations.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a great way to get involved. You choose what to make and when and how to make it. Just remember to pray over the yarn and pray for the person receiving it. Include the washing/drying instructions.

Healing Shawl – knit pattern
Takes 3 skeins of yarn. Any size needles you are comfortable using. Cast on 63 stitches or any multiple of three.
First row: Knit 3, purl 3 to the end of the row.
Repeated pattern: Turn and knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.

Continue until the shawl is about 6 feet long All prayer shawls can be fringed or not. Just remember to make some-thing that will bring comfort and warmth to the recipient.

volunteers
Acolytes Wanted
Anyone 4th grade and up for the 2017 school year is welcome to become an acolyte.
If you have been an acolyte in the past we ask that you come and take the class again to refresh.

Volunteers Needed for Our Children's Ministry.

Please find time to help in this important and valuable ministry. Jesus saw the value of children and we have so many who pass on the opportunity to experience their value. Please see Michelle Kirian for details.

Encouraging Involvement
Are you looking for a way to get involved and feel connected? The 9:30 Contemporary Service is looking for people who are interested in test driving some of the volunteer opportunities available in helping with the set up and tear down of the worship service each week. NO commitment, NO obligation, and NO strings attached. There is a bulletin board posted in the Family Life Center above the drinking fountains that you can sign up on or just come early or stay late and someone will help get you involved.
Jodi McDaniel (AKA Crazy Jodi) Contemporary Worship Chair

Noodles
Bags of noodles are currently being sold for $3.00 a bag. Stop by the office if you would like to pick any up to support the Forest Park Scholarship Fund.

did you know
Library
Do you know that Forest Park has a library? It is located across from the Fellowship Hall. Open every day, including Sunday after each service, the library has books for all ages. The shelves are well-marked with the types of books available – from toddlers to teens to adults. There is a clipboard on the small bookshelves to sign out the books. There is no limit to the number of books and no time limit! So if you take a daily devotional, you would be expected to keep it for a year. When you bring the books back, just put them in the Book Return basket on the floor. There are many treasures in the library – why not see what you can find?