Mission of the Month: Mexico Scholarship Fund
For more than ten years, the Mexico Scholarship Fund has supported students living in a small barrio outside of Juarez, Mexico called Lomas de Poleo. Thanks to the support they receive through the scholarship fund, these college, high school, junior high and elementary students are able to continue their educations beyond the elementary school age. Without such assistance, many Mexican youths can no longer afford school, and instead begin working low-paying jobs at a young age.
You can contribute using the Special Mission Offering envelopes in the pew, by clicking the “Give” button at www.flcva.org, or by scanning the QR code on the back of this bulletin.
We need your input!
Lent, the 40 day period in which we prepare for Holy Week and Easter, begins March 1. We are currently planning a mid-week program during Lent that will dive back into the core of Lutheran faith (and provide dinner). We want as many people to be able to participate, so we’re enlisting a bit of feedback. Please fill out this survey online to help us in our planning: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3YZTFJV
The Annual Meeting will reconvene on Sunday, February 12th after the 11:00 service. Info sessions regarding the proposed Bylaw amendments will take place after each service on Sunday, Feb. 5th.
First Friday Family Potluck
Our potluck for the month of February will be on Friday, February 3rd at 5:30 p.m. The theme for this month will be “Souper Bowl,” and donations of nonperishable goods will be collected to benefit AFAC. Whether you’re a family of 1, 2, or 7, all are welcome! Sign up here: http://flcva.org/members/signup/
Young Adult Super Bowl & Mardi Gras Party
Sunday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Michelle Williams’ house. A main dish will be provided. Please bring a side dish/snacks to share.
Middle Adult Group Event
February 11th 2016 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Booth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents’ Night Out
Save the date for another Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, February 11th. Proceeds to benefit Doctor Mendoza’s health clinic in Juarez; more details coming soon.
XYZ Lunch at the Wild Fire
Tuesday February 7th – Van leaves the church at 11:30 a.m.
The Prayer Chain shares the prayers that have been requested during Sunday services as well as any that are requested throughout the week. If you’d like to be included, please send your email address to Lisa Thurston (email@example.com).
Faith Lutheran Preschool Enrollment
Application Deadline: January 31th
FLP offers classes for children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old. Priority enrollment will be given to church members, current families, and alumni families, in that order. Learn more at: www.flcva.org/preschool/2017-2018/
Art Show Celebrating Senior Artists in the Community
Wednesday February 8th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Presented by The Village at Rockville
Location: Lang Hall – 9701 Veirs Drive
Contact Melissa Blackstone for information: Tel. 301-354-8466 / firstname.lastname@example.org