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November 10, 2017



 
LET’S ALL PARTICIPATE! Our Annual Not-To-Be-Missed Stewardship Brunch is this Sunday! Marti Woodruff and Debbie McNair will be making sausage and gravy, and we’ll have biscuits and beverages ready. Please bring a favorite breakfast or lunch dish to share. Derrik Olsen, moderator of Stewardship, will present FUPC budget plans for 2018 and let us all know what our giving to God through FUPC accomplishes. Vic Parkerson and Dave Edmark have put together a short video presentation of members and friends of FUPC that everyone will get to see. Chris Bell, Teresa Weeks, and Fred Shefte have worked on details that will make the morning enjoyable. Adults and youth will stay for the meal and program. (Those classes resume November 19.) Children will go to classes at 9:45 a.m. (right after the meal). We’ll trust you’ll be here by 9:30 a.m. with your church family.

LET’S ALL PLEDGE! November 19 is Stewardship Commitment Sunday. Worship will be a jubilant celebration of God’s faithfulness to us as individuals and as a congregation. As we bring our time and talent forms and our pledge cards, our prayer is that we will have faith to trust God with our lives and to be generous in what we give. Stewardship is something we all do together. Every gift, no matter what size, will grow as it is used for the Lord’s purposes through First United Presbyterian Church.  Thank you for making this a matter of prayer. “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1 New Living Translation).
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN
WHAT'S HAPPENING TONIGHT?
 
THE MARRIAGE GROUP will meets tonight at 6:00 p.m. in Upper Witherspoon for an hour of group conversation and couple time before heading out for “Date Night.” We’ll talk about healthy relationships.

FRIENDRAISING EVENT AT UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY - Please drop by tonight from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and join us for hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Learn about United Campus Ministry, see our unique building, and enjoy fellowship and food with both new and seasoned friends of the ministry.
SIGN UP NOW!
November 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall.
Members and friends will be sharing “gratitude stories” from their lives over this past year and enjoying fun activities. If you have a story you’d like to tell, please contact Rev. Jan Butin (442-4411). This evening is for all ages. This meal will be free of charge; however, because it is catered, reservations are required and donations are welcome. Please contact the Church Office (442-441) or sign up using the link below by 4:00 p.m., November 13.
ThanksLiving Reservations
2017 ALTERNATIVE MARKET
DECEMBER 3
9:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M.
Looking for something unique to give your loved ones this holiday season? Through Heifer International, you can fund a goat for a family. A piece of art from a Life Styles client may be the perfect choice, or perhaps a necklace made from someone in Africa or South America? There will be scarves, mittens, and blankets made by our own Hooks and Needles and quilts made by Ann Roberts. Every purchase benefits someone in need of a job, a home, or hope. Bring your friends! If you know of an organization that might want to participate, please contact Carol Hart (chart2368@gmail.com).
UPCOMING WORSHIP
November 12     Faith Is the Assurance of Things Hoped For 
November 19     Faith Is Finishing the Race
November 26     We Are All One in Mission: Honduras
This Sunday's Scripture
Daily Devotionals
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WILL BEGIN AT 9:45 P.M. YOUTH AND ADULT CLASSES WILL RESUME NEXT SUNDAYS AT 9:30 A.M.
CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
ATTENTION ALL FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS: Split-Night is just a week away! You are invited to join us for UPYTogether on November 19. We'll eat Thanksgiving food and attend part of the ThanksLiving event and then go to the youth room to play some games. 

WE ARE IN NEED OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TO ORGANIZE, PREPARE, AND DELIVER THE COMMUNITY MEALS IN DECEMBER. Sunday Supper at Trinity United Methodist Church will be on December 3, and the 7 Hills Meal will be on December 15. There are several ways you can be a part of the team by coordinating and planning, preparing the meal, transporting and serving the meal, and clean-up after. Please call Heidi Nash (442-4411) if you are interested in helping in December.
 
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN FUPC? LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP, an orientation to FUPC, will be offered on Sunday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m. New members will be received in worship on December 17. Please contact the Church Office (442-4411 or hnash@fupcfay.org) to let us know that you want to attend.
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (DIVERSE SETTLERS COMMITTEE) PRESENTS ABRAHAMIC FAITHS IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS: MOSQUE, CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE: BEGINNINGS AND CONNECTIONS. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. today and is free and open to the public. The tour and program include a brief history of each faith community and of the erection of the religious building at each site, and a tour of the building.
 
Tour Schedule: 
1:00 p.m. Islamic Center of NWA (ICNWA), 1420 W. Center Street
Speaker: Raiyan Syed, Head of Public Relations
Note: You may use the adjacent University parking lot. Please be prepared to leave your shoes in entry area of the Islamic Center before the tour begins.
           
2:00 p.m. First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin Street
Speaker: Phil Butin, Co-Pastor
                      
3:00 p.m. Temple Shalom, 699 N. Sang Avenue
Speaker: Jacob Alder, Rabbi
                   
3:50 p.m. Program at Temple Shalom (refreshments will be provided)
Presentation of Video: Temple of Peace -
Hayot Tuychiev, Lemke Journalism Dept., UA; Member ICNWA
Panel: Abrahamic Faiths: Interconnections & Perspectives
Moderator: Clint Schnekloth, Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of NWA
Panelists: Jacob Alder, Rabbi, Temple Shalom
Raiyan Syed, Head of Public Relations, ICNWA
Nancy Mays, Member & Organizer, First United Presbyterian Church
Phil Butin, Co-Pastor, First United Presbyterian Church
 
Space is limited! Please call Tess Kidd at WCHS Headquarters (521-2970) to sign up. When leaving a message please indicate: The number of people attending, if you'll need a ride for the tour, and if you'll be attending the tour and program, tour only or program only.

DWIGHT MISSION has some events and retreats coming up that might interest some of you!
These events include a Canvas Painting Retreat, Winter Craft Retreat, and Quilting Retreat. Visit their Facebook page and website for more information (http://www.dwightmission.org/).
FELLOW“SHAPE” YOGA meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Each class will cost $5 per person. Friends of all ages are welcome. Contact Leigh Harvey for more information (601-1437 or leigh.woodruff@yahoo.com).
FELLOW“SHAPE” ZUMBA meets on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. All ages are invited to join! The cost is $5 per person. Contact Kristi Button for more information (409-4804 or kbutton@fupcfay.org).
C.E.O. Fall Newsletter
OUR PRESBYTERY CONNECTION
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is a connectional church. Each week we pray for other congregations within the Presbytery of Arkansas.
This week, First Presbyterian Church, Marianna, and Westminster Presbyterian, Hot Springs.
JOYS AND CONCERNS FOR PRAYER
Concerns
Family of Maxine Thomas (sister of Paul Long), Family of Lynn Burnett (mother of
Jennifer Gulley), Gabe Neutelings(cousin of Molly Murray), and *Janet Watkins.
 
If you have or know of any prayer concerns, joys, or hospitalizations, please contact the Church Office (442-4411 or officemanager@fupcfay.org). 
Church Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Please address all general correspondence for the church to: officemanager@fupcfay.org 
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