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Upcoming Events

Trevor Joerling Benefit Fund  Please download info here and consider giving to help the family.

Choir is on a summer break – no practice until Wednesday, August 6!

A/V Tech Subs Needed – Music & Worship would like a couple people to run the A/V system during worship when our regular tech folks are on vacation. See Julie for more information.

Evangelism Meeting – Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm. Rev. Michael Kasovich of St. Paul's UCC, Old Monroe, will be our special guest. He is going to share his experiences in growing their church. Pastor Michael has successfully used several methods to dramatically grow their church in community identity as well as numbers. This will be an open meeting and we've extended an invitation to the entire FPUCC family to join us. Hope you can join us as we work to excite the FPUCC family to let our let shine in the greater New Melle community.

VBS Wrap-up Meeting – Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm. If this date does not work for you please contact Gwen (636-561-0650) with your comments and ideas for next year.

BBQ & Family Fun Day Sunday, August 10 from 12—6pm. Worker sign-up sheet in the narthex. BBQ Pork Steaks & Chicken Dinners with grilled corn on the cob, slaw, baked beans & ice cream for dessert for $10. Also available Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, beer tent and a 50/50 drawing. Free games for all & a bounce house for kids. What a great way to celebrate the end of the summer. Contact Scott Schwimley, chair or Marny Koch, co-chair. Spread the word that it will be a day of great food, family, friends and fun.

FIA Collection Coordinator Volunteer Needed – Julie needs someone to help coordinate the canned good collection for Faith in Action 2014. This volunteer, or volunteers, will be responsible for setting up collection boxes, keeping tally of donations, encouraging folks to bring donations, helping Julie shop to meet our commitment and help get donations to Faith UCC, Wentzville the week of 9/14. If you're interested, please contact Julie at JLL8084@outlook.com before August 1.

Faith in Action project sign-up's coming by August 1st. Watch for our new online sign-up form. Thanks for all your support to put our Faith in Action on September 20th & 21st.

Fall Sausage & Roast Beef Dinner, Sunday, October 5 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Co-Chairperson needed for the OCT 5 Sausage Dinner–Karen Watson is the Chairperson. Please consider volunteering. Contact a person on the Fundraising committee for further information.

Need Gift Ideas?  Start at church for your gift giving with our cookbooks or apple butter!!  

Cookbooks – Our 2009 published cookbook is available with over 400 pages of recipes for $25 each.  Our 100th Anniversary Cookbooks published in 2004 have 54 pages of recipes for $5 each.  

Apple Butter - $7.75 for quarts, $4.75 for pints and $3.00 for half pints.

AREA NEWS:  

Saturday, August 30 Benefit Concert for Prager's and Joerling Families sponsored by the UCC Heritage Cluster churches at Femme Osage UCC, Augusta. Grounds open at 5:30 beverages & snacks available; Concert by "Augusta Bottoms Consort" from 7 – 9pm. Tickets are $15 per person in advance, $20 at the gate. Please help us sell concert tickets... there are envelopes in the narthex with 5 tickets in each for you to take. Checks should be payable to Femme Osage UCC.

Additionally, the Prager/Joerling Benefit Concert committee is asking each cluster church to help defray costs associated with putting on this fundraiser. The request is for cluster churches to donate $100 each as seed money for expenses in preparing for the concert. Money would be used for advertising, any rentals needed, etc . . . so that more of profits go to the families. Friedens Peace asks its members to give generously to this worthy cause and will be collecting donations up through the concert date of August 30. Please drop an envelope with your contribution into the offering baskets over the next few Sundays and mark it "Prager/Joerling Benefit Concert".  St John’s and Femme Osage are each giving $500. Let’s show what Friedens Peace can do!