Announcements – May 22, 2016
Congregational Meeting to Consider New Co-Pastor for Faith! Learn More Today
A special meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, June 5 at 12:15 p.m. to consider the Church Council’s recommendation to call The Rev. Katherine (Kate) A. Davidson to be co-pastor of Faith Lutheran Church. A more detailed letter was mailed last week – if you did not receive one, and you are a voting member, please contact the church office (703-525-9283, firstname.lastname@example.org) to update your contact information.
Additional information, including the proposed compensation package, will be shared during an information session today (May 22) between services (at 9 and 10:30 a.m.).
Meet Pastor Kate: Saturday, June 4, 2 – 4 p.m.
Everyone will have an opportunity to meet Pastor Kate prior to the congregational meeting at an ice cream social on Saturday, June 4, 2 – 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Mission of the Month: Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
The Good News Jail & Prison Ministry provides for inmates a variety of religious programs, including one-on-one mentoring, Bible studies, religious services, and prayer ministry. Faith supports this ministry through financial gifts, with donations of inspirational and Christian texts, with volunteer time, and through attendance at their annual fundraising banquet.
You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or online.
Orientation to Faith Lutheran: TODAY, 12:30 p.m.
Come join us for an in-depth look at Faith Lutheran Church and the Lutheran understanding of the Christian faith. This session is a great overview for people who plan to join Faith Lutheran, as well as for current members who would like a refresher! New members will be received on Sunday, June 5.
Faith Mission Quilters: TODAY, 1:00 p.m.
Learn to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief! Bring a bagged lunch to stay after church, or just come by at 1:00 p.m. for some crafty action.
Young Adult Ministry
Saturday, June 4, 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Yvette, Bob and Holden are hosting a BBQ for the young adults to meet Pastor Kate. BYOB (or your favorite beverage); side dishes are welcome, but not required. Children are welcome. Please RSVP.
First Communion: Schedule Change
Is your child asking questions about communion? It might be time for First Communion class! The class will be held in two sessions: Saturday, June 4, 10 – 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Communion will then take place on Sunday, June 12. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Pastor Yvette at email@example.com
More work days are planned for Saturdays, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1. This year, we’ll be setting up a “farm market” one Sunday per month, May – August, to sell extra produce at church. For details, and to sign up to help out with the garden, visit www.flcva.org/garden.
Vacation Bible School – July 11 – 15
The VBS Staff is busy getting ready to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. Please help us “build” our surf shack! If you have any of the following items to donate or loan, we will happily accept:
• Tiki torches
• Hawaiian / beachy décor
• Surf or boogie boards
• Aquatic stuffed animals (fish, crabs, dolphins, etc)
We are still looking for at least one more adult who can be available to teach all of the days. If you’re able, please contact Mary Q.