Are you ready to change your prayer life?
Join us for the 5 weeks of Spring ChOW! We'll take a 40-day prayer challenge using best-selling author Mark Batterson's "Draw the Circle" video and study guide. Please register to receive your free study guide.
Meets Wednesdays: February 21-March 20
Dinner at 6 p.m.
Video and small group discussions: 6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Study guide will be provided.
Cost for dinner: $7.50/person, or $20/family
No cost to participate in the video and small group discussions.
Join Pastor Genesis Auste in a 4-week Lenten Devotional time in the church library using best-selling author and Duke Divinity Professor Kate Bowler's devotional, "Bless the Lent We Actually Have." It will be a time to reflect, pray, and ask God to bless our imperfect lives this Lenten season.
We'll meet in person, and on Zoom, from 3-4pm in the church library.
To download the free devotional ahead of time, click HERE or on the link below.
For the 40 days of Lent we are focusing on prayer, and showing kindness to others.
One great way to show kindness is to support our local teachers through providing school supplies for them and their students. Sue Hill of the Teacher Resource Center (located at the former Harvest Middle School campus) shared that these are the most needed supplies:
- Composition notebook - college rule
- Spiral notebook - college rule
- Filler paper - either wide or college rule
- Graph paper
- Highlighters - yellow is the most requested color
- Glue sticks
- Colored markers - 8, 10, or 12 pack
- Colored pencils - 12 pack
- Crayons - 24 pack
- Rulers - 12 inch wood or "non-breakable" plastic with both metric and imperial measurements
- 2-pocket folders - plain cover and without prongs
- Construction paper - any size package containing multiple colors
During Lent, we'll have a collection box set up in the church office during the week, and in the gym on Sundays for you to bring in your donations. Thank you so much for your kindness to our local teachers, children and schools!
The Youth leaders are excited to invite FPC Napa youth and their friends to join us at the Youth Group Spring Retreat at Alliance Redwoods Campground (ARCG) from Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12. ARCG is located on the Sonoma coast in the town of Occidental, CA. (~1.5 hours away from Napa, CA)
- Meals and lodging will be provided.
- There are numerous activities to choose from: ropes course, climbing wall, team building, campfire and s'mores, discussion times with students.
- Cost is $254/person. We're asking each student to pay $75 and the Youth Group will cover the rest. There will be opportunities for students to raise money to cover their cost.
We need to have 10 students committed to going by February 27 or the trip will be canceled (and we'll forfeit our $1K deposit).
Please contact Dave Crawford or Eve Howard ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org if your student is interested in joining us.
Come join us for our third Book Odyssey discussion group meeting on Wednesday, March 6, at 4 pm as we enjoy "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus.
From Amazon Review:
If you’re looking for delicious hilarity, characters filled with competency and quirk, and pure entertainment, then read Bonnie Garmus’ exuberant novel "Lessons in Chemistry." Elizabeth Zott is an ambitious and accomplished scientist and is determined to be just that—and only that. But as we all know, life has a way of upending plans, and that’s exactly what happens to the inspiring (and at times, hilariously infuriating) Zott: Cupid’s arrow hits and the next thing you know she’s a mother and a TV cooking star. But in changing the kitchens of 1960’s America, Zott also challenges the status quo and that’s not exactly welcome in some circles. "Lessons in Chemistry" is a lot of fun to read: giddy laughter will bubble up but so too will your respect and admiration for a fearless and strong-willed woman who dares to be herself, in any circumstance. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Editor
Ladies--do you need some time to rest, reflect, and renew yourself?
You're invited to checkout the Women's Weekend at Westminster Woods the weekend of April 19-21.
From their website:
Take a respite with other women and experience the hushed calm of Sonoma County’s coastal redwoods. Women’s Weekend provides a sacred space for all women to rest and reflect, celebrate and sing, contemplate and lament, and be in community. Inspirational talks on scripture and theology are offered by our weekend guest speaker. Participants are also given time to enjoy all that West Sonoma County has to offer. We hope you’ll come and experience the infinite beauty of women gathering together in Christ and foster lifelong connections.
Registration opens January 16. Cost varies with accommodations. Please click below for more info and to register for the weekend.