BUFFALO RIVER FLOAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 6!
Due to high water, the float has been postponed for a week. We will meet at the church at 8:00 in the morning and carpool to Jasper. The exact trip will depend upon water conditions, but we will rely on Gordon’s Motel in Jasper to outfit us appropriately. Gordon’s will provide transportation from Jasper to the river, lifejackets, paddles, and canoes. You need to bring $40.00 per canoe, lunch, and drinking water (no glass containers), dry clothes, and sunscreen. There are several diners in the Jasper area where you may want to eat after the trip.
If you already have a reservation, you will need to confirm it with the office by noon on Monday, June 1.
If you wish to make a new reservation for June 6th, you will need to do so by noon on Monday, June 1.
Call or email the office at 442-4411, email@example.com for a reservation.
God is Love
I john 4:7-21, Mark 1:4-11
The Love of God
Wednesday, May 27
Men's Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., Village Inn
Worship Staff, 8:30 a.m., Calvin 201
Staff Meeting, 9:30 a.m., The Commons
Technology Task Force Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Calvin 201
Chancel Choir, 7 p.m., Music Room
Thursday, May 28
Mom's Group, 8:30 a.m., Calvin 201
Intercessory Prayers, 3:30 p.m., Butterfield Trail Village
Friday, May 29
Hooks and Needles, 10 a.m., Upper Witherspoon
Last Day of School for First School for 2014-2015 school year
Sunday, May 24
Worship Service, Communion served, 8:30 a.m.
Christian Education for all ages, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service, Communion served, 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 2
Presbyterian Women Rollover Luncheon, 9:30 a.m., Upper Witherspoon
Earth Care Task Force, 4:00 p.m., Library
Stewardship Committee, 5:00, The Commons
Saturday, June 6
Buffalo River Float Trip
First United Presbyterian Church
On Trinity Sunday, we lift up the Christian conviction that the unity of God–and Christian unity–are essentially relational: characterized by mutual, self-giving love. “God’s being is in relationship,” as Eastern Orthodox theologian John Zizioulas likes to say. The relationships of love between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit actually constitute the unity of the Trinity. So the Christian conviction that God is triune is one way of echoing the biblical statement that “God is love.” (I John 4:16). God is agape love. This love is the giving of self to another. But love that arises from obligation cannot be free. And love that is not free is not love at its most profound. This is the importance of the Trinity for our appreciation of the love of God. God’s own life of love is complete in itself, as the eternal mutual sharing of love between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Since God is this Trinity of love, God’s love for us can be a free choice–a completely unobligated gift of grace. Join us this Sunday as we are drawn into the very life of the triune God of love!
Our mission: “Called to be a light on the hill, we boldly proclaim and serve Christ, the hope of our changing world.”
Our vision: “Reaching out as a visible expression of Gods’ grace, we will meet people where they are, inviting all into Christ’s family through engaging worship, fellowship, learning, and service.”
There’s a place for you in our extended family of faith here at First United Presbyterian Church! Come as you are. You will be loved. God will meet you here, as you explore a variety of exciting opportunities to place your gifts in God’s service.
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