Newsletter for September 10, 2021
Faith In Action Together (F.I.A.T)
As First Christian Church of Covington grows and transforms we have been wrestling with what our justice ministry looks like. Meeting our neighbors’ immediate needs is an important part of our ministry. We are beginning the work to address the causes of those needs – and what role our congregation can have in fighting these systemic issues. This is a big part of embracing our mission to, “Welcome Wholly. Love Authentically. Share God’s Grace Abundantly.”
If you are interested in being a part of the ministries that will move us into justice work, join the FIAT team. We are looking for people who are interested in any or all of this work to join us virtually on the 4th Wednesday of every month beginning in September at 7 pm to help us move forward together. If you have questions, please contact Joe Gallenstein or Pastor Tracy.
Welcoming Afghan Refugees
We will be giving welcome baskets to Afghan refugees resettling in the area through the services of Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio. On Sunday, there will be a table set up in the back of the sanctuary with all the items for the bathroom, bedding and kitchen welcome baskets. You may “shop” from the table. Each item will be priced. Take the item you want, place it in the bin next to the table and put your cash in the bucket. If you do not plan to come on Sunday and would like to contribute, please contact Pastor Tracy about how to “shop”.
For all Zoom meetings, contact the office for participation info.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Please join us for Bible study on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is an optional prayer time at 1:45p.
The Thriving Congregations Group will meet on Sep 14th, at 6p.
BOOK CLUB Book: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.
Book club will meet on Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 at 1p.
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
The next Leadership Council Meeting will be Sunday, Sep 19th, 2021 at 7p
The next Elder’s Meeting will be Sunday Sep 26, 2021 at 7p
FAITH IN ACTION TOGETHER
The first Faith in Action Together Meeting will be on Wednesday Sep 22, 2021 7p.
CANE RIDGE DAY
Sunday, October 10, 2021
1:30 pm Gathering at Cane Ridge Meeting House, 1655 Cane Ridge Road, Paris, KY 40361 (859) 987-5350 http://www.caneridge.org
This event is being held in conjunction with the Paris Story Fest, October 8-10, 2021 (www.ParisStoryFest.com). We will welcome Sheila Arnold as our Storyteller. Sheila is from Virginia and is a regular at the Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival and the Paris Story Fest. She will present a Historic Character Interpretation of the African-American experience at Cane Ridge.
Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus and infection rates we hope to be able to hold this event. Guests are asked to practice safe social-distancing and mask if unvaccinated. We will make every effort to announce any changes to the date and any precautions that may be necessary.
PIE THE PASTOR – DONATE FOOD!
We have collected over 2000 items toward our goal !!!!
KEEP IT COMING!!!
We’ve surpassed the goal of donating 1200 items to the Panorama food pantry during the months of August and September. You get to do a Pie the Pastor event on Sunday October 3rd. On that day, after worship, we’ll go outside and 3 lucky people will get to throw a whip cream pie in my face! We need tribute volunteers to take a couple pies in the face since we surpassed the goal!
The list of things needed for the food pantry are: small boxes of mac & cheese, pudding cups, fruit cups, applesauce cups, 1 lb boxes of spaghetti, small jars of spaghetti sauce, saltine crackers, instant oatmeal, cans of soup, small packages of instant potatoes, small boxes of instant rice, canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam, Vienna sausage). NOTE: a four pack of pudding cups, etc. will count as 4 items donated.