ANNOUNCEMENTS JANUARY 22, 2023
Thank you for joining us today! We hope you will return for Worship on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at the 11:00am English service in the Sanctuary or for the 11:00am Korean Language service in McMillen Chapel. Both services are also available to attend remotely via live stream on the website at www.firstpresfortwayne.org, or on YouTube.
Thank You For Giving: The Financial Office reminds all that the Per Capita for 2023 is $43.13 per person and that giving envelopes for the year are available in the small dining room.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
First Presbyterian Scholarships: The 2023 selection period for First Presbyterian scholarships are now open. Scholarships in the amount of up to $1,000 are made available to qualifying members and children of members to provide financial assistance in pursuit of post-secondary education. Scholarship recipients may be of any age, as long as they are/will be full-time students taking degree-directed courses. No one can receive the scholarship more than four times.
If interested, contact Steve Weissner (firstname.lastname@example.org/260-348-5347) in the Financial Office for more information and an application. Completed applications, along with a carefully edited essay, a listing of church participation and activities, and a cumulative high school or college transcript, must be received by April 1, 2023.
Tough Talk: Dr. Rev. Patricia K. Tull on the Ecological Crisis: Join us as we start the year with this Tough Talk exploring the growing Ecological Crisis and what we can do as Christians. In this talk, we will host Dr. Rev. Patricia K. Tull, Professor Emerita of Old Testament, at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Dr. Tull will focus on her discussion based on the writings from her book, Inhabiting Eden, which focuses on ecological justice and the connections between faith and the environment. This Tough Talk will be held on February 8th at 7 PM via Zoom. Contact Dr. Rev. Annie Epling or Resident Pastor Maxwell Michaels for more information.
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
Sunday School Today! – During our 11AM Worship
Calling all kids between kindergarten and fifth grade! Join us for Sunday School with Miss Rachel and Friends! After the Children’s Choir sings today, we’ll all head to our SS room as a group. Join us for fun, fellowship, learning, and of course…Bible Bucks!
Steve and Marcie Weissner 50th Anniversary: The happy couple would like to invite you to join them in McKay Hall for fellowship, and cake to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Congratulations on a milestone anniversary from all of us!
Reusable Bags: Did you know that Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year but only 87% of them ever get recycled? That is 365 bags per person per year! That is the equivalent of driving more than 25 miles using gasoline! When plastic bags end up in the landfill, it takes hundreds of years for them to break down in the soil and when they do, they release toxins into the groundwater. We also know that plastic bags pose dangers to animals that ingest them.
For the next two Sundays (January 22nd and 29th), the Green Team will be giving away free reusable sets of a “bag of bags” at the Green Team Cart. If you have not already done so already, please consider making an environmentally conscious Resolution for 2023: Use reusable bags rather than plastic bags when shopping.
We hope this Green Team bag of bags will encourage your participation. If you already shop with reusable bags, consider giving one of our sets to someone you know who still uses plastic bags. Pay it forward for a greener world! Thank you. The Green Team