Weekly Update – July 14

ELCA YOUTH GATHERING JULY 15-19

JL8-4It’s finally here! FELC is sending 7 youth and 3 adults to the national
youth gathering in Detroit. It all begins with a very early 5:45 a.m.
flight on the 15th! Keep watch for updates throughout the week on the FELC
facebook and twitter pages.

Please pray for each of us by name each day of the gathering: J.P. Northcutt-Benson, Ally Schlandt, Ashley Jensen, Josh Jensen, Ben Jensen,
Liam Coffey, Colin Coffey, Sarah Roberts, Michael Coffey, and Jimmy Wright.

God will take care of the rest and set our youth on fire with a passion of
love, grace, and mission for our church and world that surrounds us.

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WELCOME OUR GUEST PRESIDER AND PREACHER THIS SUNDAY

Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:45 as we welcome Rev. Herb Palmer as our guest presiding and preaching minister. Pastor Coffey is in Detroit with our youth attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering.

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CHILDREN AND FAMILY CORNER

goliathMinecraft Bible Study will hear and experience the story of David and Goliath during children’s church this Sunday. This story should provide fertile ground for creative minds! I wonder if David was scared to face the giant?

 

Children’s Church continues to need volunteer leadership. Please take a look at your calendar and see it there’s a Sunday or two will work for you.
You can sign-up by going to http://www.felcaustin.org/ministries/children-youth scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Spark Rotation Volunteers. Enter your password and pick the dates that work for you. We need two volunteers each Sunday.

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FELC KEEPING CHURCH WEIRD TIE DYE SHIRTS

JL8-5If you missed church this past week and didn’t get a chance to get your one-of-a-kind FELC Keeping Church Weird tie-dye shirt, have no fear. You can still order a shirt by contacting Jimmy Wright formation@felcaustin.org and giving him your shirt size. Shirts are $15 for children sizes and $20 for adult sizes.

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SECOND COMMUNITY MEETING FOR RACIAL HARMONY—JULY 23

The Austin African Methodist Episcopal churches hosted a community forum on
June 23 to begin conversation about racial harmony and justice. The second
meeting is scheduled for July 23 at Grant AME Worship Center (1701 Kramer
Lane, Austin, TX 78758) at 7 PM. Pastor Coffey will be participating and
encourages FELC members to attend.

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FELC YOUTH STOCKHOLDER DINNER AND PRESENTATION

JL8-3A special dinner and presentation will be held for everyone that
contributed to our youth fundraising efforts. We are so thankful and
blessed for your support.

· Wednesday July 22nd
· 6-8 p.m.
· FELC Fellowship Hall
· RSVP with Jimmy Wright—formation@felcaustin.org or (440) 985-8981

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CHURCH DINNER PARTY AT THE COFFEYS
Next date: July 26

Send your RSVP now to Pastor Coffey for the next church dinner party. RSVPs
should arrive no later than July 19 for this dinner date on July 26.

All are invited to attend one dinner during 2015. Email Pastor Coffey today
(pastor@felcaustin.org) or call the church office (512-478-1933) to check
for space and RSVP.

Future dates are September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 13.
The August date has been cancelled.

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Congregational Meeting for Voting on Capital Improvements Proposal
August 2 at 11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall

After sharing information on capital improvements proposals, the church
council is using feedback forms received to prepare a proposal for the
congregation to vote on. The proposal will be available next week in print
form at the church and online.