Weekend Update 12/1/17


December 1, 2017


Adult's Time and Talents Form (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/88c3278a74e77d9c16d1cbee7/files/0ecf13ad-666f-44ce-825b-11e3266ea4ae/Time_Talents_18_Email.01.pdf)

Calling all Young Adults!

This Sunday lunch is on us! Meet us in the Narthex immediately following the 11 o’clock worship.

Kid's Time and Talents Form (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/88c3278a74e77d9c16d1cbee7/files/47763936-e4b8-44c5-949b-4ba3aadc247c/Kid_s_Time_Talents_18.01.pdf)
9:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M.
Fellowship Hall
Looking for something unique to give your loved ones this holiday season? Find a little bit of everything at our annual alternative market this Sunday! Every purchase benefits someone in need of a job, a home, or hope. Bring your friends!
Karaoke Christmas Singing Event
Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church has invited any who would like to participate to an evening of singing Christmas songs Karaoke style this evening (December 1) at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
3816 Mount Comfort Road in Fayetteville in our Fellowship Hall
Please plan to come to worship every Sunday of this special season as we find “Hope on the Way to the Manger.” An Advent/Christmas Events Calendar is available today in the Narthex to give to friends and neighbors that you’d like to invite to church. All who receive The Focus will find the calendar there in the mailing this month.
This Sunday's Scripture (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+11%3A1-11%3B+Luke+1%3A30-32&version=NRSV)
Daily Devotionals (https://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/)
Preschoolers (ages 3-4)
Upper Knox • Ruth Rodgers and Lora Horne
Kindergartners-First Graders
Upper Knox • Sara Eichmann and Melissa
and Randy Werner
Second-Fourth Graders
Lower Knox • Wendy Robbins and Christi Cox
Fifth-Sixth Graders
Lower Knox • Hillary Fischer and Cindy Mabry
Covenant with God (Present Word)
Calvin 203 • Dennis Brewer
and Jane Steinkraus
Faith (Animate)
Upper Witherspoon • Sara and Brett Torbett
Reformation Conversation
Calvin 201 • Derrik Olsen and Phil Butin
THE PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S TEA HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR. Details will be published in the announcements and Weekend Update once a new date for the event has been determined.

A BRIEF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on December 17 immediately following worship to elect officers.

CHRISTMAS JEWLERY OFFERING - Need something to do with jewelry you no longer wear? You can donate it to the Beautiful Lives area during the Alternative Market. Some of this Jewelry will be offered without cost to women in economic need. Beautiful Lives provides dance therapy for residents in shelters in the NWA area. They support two other local ministries, Young Lives Ministry provides support for pregnant and teen moms in our area. Go Near Ministry mobilizes people and resources to empower the widow, orphan, prisoner, and poor in Kenya.

OUR DECEMBER “MEET AND EAT” will be this Monday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us at Whole Hog Café for food, fun, and fellowship! Reservations are not required but if you’d like to let us know that you’ll be joining us, you may contact Kristi Button (kbutton@fupcfay.org or 442-4411).

CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS WILL BE HELD DECEMBER 10 DURING WORSHIP. This rich tradition had its beginning in the late 19th century and continues today. One of the longest running Lessons and Carols services is held by King's College in Cambridge, England. Both services will contain scripture readings, carols sung by the
congregation, and musical offerings by the church's numerous musical ensembles.

OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION AT THE MANGER WILL BE DECEMBER 10 BEGINNING 4:30 P.M. followed by a lasagna or mac’n’cheese dinner. Join us for this annual children’s program. We are looking for children from our congregation and First School to share music. If your child plays an instrument or would like to sing, please let Kristi Button (kbutton@fupcfay.org) know so we can add them to the musical interludes of the program. Please talk to your child’s music teachers about the Christmas songs they might learn. Children should plan to arrive by 4:00 p.m. to allow time to change into costume and prepare for the program. For dinner reservations, please contact the church office (442-4411 or hnash@fupcfay.org) by noon, Wednesday, December 6.

FIRST SCHOOL IS OFFERING TWO SATURDAY CHILDCARE OPPORTUNITIES ON DECEMBER 16. Have some holiday shopping or decorating to do that’s best taken care of without little “elves” running around? Maybe there’s a movie you’d like to see or you’re overdue for a date night. Let us take care of the kiddos for a few hours! We promise they’ll have tons of fun! During the morning session, from 9:00 a.m. - noon Children are invited to a Grinch-themed who-tacular evening as we enjoy a pizza dinner, cookie decorating, and other grinch-tastic activities. Children will be able to watch The Grinch as well. The cost is $20 per child. The evening session will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. First School teachers will lead a Candy Cane Elves themed evening full of a variety of crafts and other activities your children are sure to love. The cost is $30 per child. Pre-registration and permission slip information for each child is required. Space is limited! To sign-up, contact Cathy Hairston (571-4516 or

LET’S GO CAROLING ON DECEMBER 9 AT 4:00 P.M. We will meet at FUPC in the north parking lot. There will be four or five locations we will visit to sing a few carols. After the singing we will find a warm restaurant and share supper together. Please let Carol Van Scyoc (466-9465) know if you plan to join the fun. This will not be a trained choir, but the love an effort is always appreciated by everyone we see.

OUR FUPC CHRISTMAS BRUNCH WILL BE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, AT 9:30 A.M. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall as we come together with family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a potluck meal and celebrate the season. Children will have the opportunity to break away for their own fun when they gather for a birthday party for Jesus! We look forward to seeing everyone and sampling all of the scrumptious dishes.

THE SESSION AND DEACONS APPRECIATION CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held Sunday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the home of James and Mary Ellen Moore. This is for all who are currently serving or completing their terms and also those who begin service in 2018 and all spouses.

THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY will be December 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Brianne and Jacob Christiansen's home. Bring a white elephant gift for a gift exchange and wear funky socks to enter in the Christmas sock contest. We can’t wait to see you there! Contact Brianne (712-240-3122) for more information.

ALL ARE INVITED TO CHRISTMAS DINNER, DECEMEBER 25, 3:00 P.M., IN UPPER WITHERSPOON ACTIVITY CENTER. Friends, neighbors, family, and guests alike are welcome to join us for a potluck-style Christmas meal. Whether you’re away from your family or you just want to be a part of something different this years, you are welcome at our table. Please contact Molly Murray (957-2397 or officemanager@fupcfay.org) by Monday, December 18, and let us know if you’d like to bring a side dish or dessert.
Peace at Home Christmas Wish List (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/88c3278a74e77d9c16d1cbee7/files/12302ddb-d3ac-4a59-a53b-4af1073fbfbe/Gift_Ideas_for_2017_Santa_Sack.pdf)
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).
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).
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is a connectional church. Each week we pray for other congregations within the Presbytery of Arkansas.
This week, Mountainburg Presbyterian Church, Mountainburg, and Active and Retired Ministers.

If you have or know of any prayer concerns, joys, or hospitalizations, please contact the Church Office (442-4411 or officemanager@fupcfay.org (mailto: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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