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 September 8 - October 6, 2019

Home is more than just a place for us; it is an idea that evokes strong and complex emotions. Home can be something we associate with belonging, love, family, and comfort, but home can also bring to mind a place of isolation, misunderstanding, conflict, and sorrow.

In the Bible, we discover that many of the characters central to the story of God and God’s people are called away from the place they call home in order to discover a new kind of home with God. Abram and Sarai, Job, David, Mary and Joseph, Jesus, and the apostle Paul all wrestled with the idea of home as they sought to respond to God’s claim on their lives.

How does God call us to reconsider our understanding of home as it applies to us as individuals and families, and as a church? What does it mean for us to find our true home with God rather than in a perfectly built or decorated house with a happy and healthy family? How does the concept of home apply to God? What does it mean that the Creator of Heaven and Earth made a home among us in the person of Jesus?

Sundays in September

  • September 1 — Last 10am sanctuary service of the summer

  • September 8: Homecoming — Short Sunday Worship at 11am (wear your shorts!)

    • Blessing of Backpacks, Stewardship Kickoff, Family-Friendly Food and Fun after worship! Bouncy house, live music, corn hole, ice cream, and more!

    • Youth Ministry Beginning of the Year Meeting for Parents and Youth from 5:00-6:00 in the Rec Room

  • September 15 — Open Door Worship at 8:45, Sunday School Kickoff 9:45, Sanctuary Worship at 11am

    • Hear from a mission partner in worship

    • Children's and Youth Choir rehearsals begin

  • September 22 — Open Door Worship at 8:45, Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, Sanctuary Worship at 11am

    • Hear from a mission partner

    • Children / Youth Choirs and Youth Groups meet

  • September 29 — Open Door Worship at 8:45, Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, Sanctuary Worship at 11am

    • Stewardship Dedication Sunday

    • Dinner at the River 4-7 pm, Rock Bottom Property

      • BBQ, music, games, fun for all ages!

      • Brought to you by FPC Fellowship and Stewardship Committees

 
Rock Bottom Property on the James River

Rock Bottom Property on the James River