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PHOTO: @NOAASatellites - #GOES16 captured this geocolor imagery of #Harvey as it nears landfall on the Texas coast

Tuesday
Aug292017

How to Help after the Hurricane

As we watched all of the news of Hurricane Harvey hitting the Texas coast, we have been praying for the homes, and businesses, and schools, and hospitals, and pets, and livestock, etc. that have been affected. And most of all, we have been praying for the people who have been affected by this storm in life-changing ways. We continue to pray for those in need, and we thank God for the evidences we have already seen of his grace and mercy at work even in the midst of such devastation.

While we continue to pray, now we are asking "what else can we do?" This is a great question. And as you know, the answer to this question changes as quickly as the situations we are responding to. After contacting several other pastors in our presbytery who each have their finger on the pulse of the situation, they are in agreement that the best things we can do for now are to pray and to give financially to established relief agencies. Our ECO denomination has partnered with World Renew as one such agency.

Please continue to pray for all those affected by this storm. Please pray for the relief workers as well. We will keep you posted as the answer to "what else can we do?" changes. In the meantime, please consider donating to World Renew.

 

 

Sunday
Aug272017

Read Scripture - Beginning September 6

THE READ SCRIPTURE PLAN

This plan will take you through the entire bible in two years. The scriptures are divided up into sixteen “chapters” and organized in semi-chronological order. You’ll read 1-3 chapters a day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealo­gies, census information, etc. Click Here for a 3-minute overview of this plan.

 

PSALMS OF PRAYER

One Psalm is listed with each reading for you to slowly pray through, making its words your own. By the end you’ll have prayed through the book of Psalms 2½ times.

 

VIDEOS

Each day you come to a new biblical book there will be a short animated video on The Bible Project website about that book’s design and message and what to look for as you read (Click Here for a sample). In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear throughout Scripture (Click Here for a sample).

 

POSTERS

Free downloadable posters from each Read Scripture video are available on The Bible Project website.

For more information about the read­ing plan and how you can support The Bible Project visit: jointhebibleproject.com

 

APP

To read along on your smartphone or other device, install the Read Scripture app (by Crazy Love Ministries) from the App Store or from Google Play.

 

STUDY TOGETHER AT FPC

Each week, you are invited to gather with others who are reading the same scriptures (Click Here for a printable bookmark/schedule of weeks 1-8). Together, we will share a meal, watch one or two of the videos, and mainly discuss what we are reading. What does it say? What does it mean? What does that mean for us? Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm.