"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"


March 12 – Richland FPC hosts (movie)
March 19 – Richland FPC hosts (movie, part 2)
March 26 – Kalamazoo FPC hosts
April 2 – No meeting (Spring Break)
April 9 – No meeting (Spring Break)
April 16 – No meeting (Easter Sunday)

Middle School students (going into 6th grade through going into 9th grade) will have a new opportunity this summer: to participate in a “Stay Home Mission Trip” (SHMT).

This SHMT will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 19-22, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, the students will stay at church until 7:00 p.m. to help prepare and serve the meal at Celebrate the Vision.

Students will have an opportunity to learn the reality of poverty in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We will volunteer at Ministry with Community, Kalamazoo Deacons Conference, Loaves & Fishes, and other local organizations.

The students will meet for breakfast at 9:00. Each day we will spend time discussing our call and privilege as Christians to serve the marginalized in our own community. Speakers from different organizations will introduce the students to their organizations and the work that they do in the community. We will also learn how individuals and churches can become involved in the ongoing work of these organizations.

Attendance at this SHMT is by preregistration only. The fee is $50.00 per student; scholarships are available through the Christian Education Committee, with registration and payment due May 1. This Stay Home Mission Trip will be available to the first 12 students who sign up. If there are fewer than six students registered, this program will be cancelled.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Stromsta, Director of Christian Education, who will plan and facilitate this trip.

Contact Rob Bradford if you have any questions about the FPC Youth Ministry.
(269) 806-5196 or by email.