Thank you to everyone who participated in the Memorial Lanterns. It was a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who have been important in our lives and have been a light on our path.
Many thanks to the congregation for the generous Christmas gift! I appreciate your kindness and generosity. This January will mark 29 years at FCCG. Thank you for the opportunity to serve with you.
Please join us for worship on Sunday, January 9 at 10:30 am. As part of our worship service we will install church officers for 2022 and have a time of blessing and dedicating ourselves to serve God in the New Year.
President/Chairperson – Judy Thorndyke
Secretary – Phyllis Lopez
Treasurer – Branden Hendricks
Member at Large (Trustees) – Stacy Velky
Member at Large (Pastoral Care Team) – Pam Sandstrom
FAA Art Committee (meet 6 times/yr.) – That committee will nominate a Board representative
In addition to the leadership of the Board, the current New Beginnings Task Force Teams will continue until the assigned tasks are completed or reassigned.
The PPP (Planning Programs & Pizza) Meetings will be held quarterly to “create” ideas and make plans for activities, events and programs. The planning meetings are open to all who are interested to attend and participate in.
The Trustees will continue to handle business issues, and a Pastoral Care Team consisting of Elders, Deacons and other interested individuals will assist the Pastor in providing support and care for our participants.
It is a popular tradition for people to make New Year’s resolutions to start the year, with the hope of keeping their promises and making changes happen. This practice can be traced back for centuries when people made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. According to some sources, the Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. At “watch night” services, many Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making resolutions to be more devoted in the New Year.
Surveys show that these were the Top 10 Resolutions that people made to start 2021:
- Focus on improving your health.
- Look after your finances.
- Pursue an aspiration.
- Invest in your relationships.
- Look after your mental health.
- Live more sustainably.
- Disconnect from your phone.
- Read more books.
As we turn the page on 2021 and step in to 2022, what will you resolve to do? What commitment will you make to be the best “you” and to making a positive difference in the world? Consider strengthening your relationship with God; showing care and gratitude for your family and friends, and then extending hospitality and compassion to all God’s people. May God give you wisdom and encouragement to make the most of the New Year.