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First United Presbyterian Church
Saturday March 1, 2014

PNC INFORMATION

Congratulations to Jeff Young for passing the Presbytery's examination for ordination on Thursday, Feb. 27th.  The Presbytery was very impressed with his answers, and they are so excited to have him be a part of Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery.  Thanks to all from our church who came to the meeting in support of Jeff.  He will be ordained and installed Sunday, March 23rd, at 2 PM in our church.  Everyone is invited, reception to follow.

MARCH ANNIVERSARIES

Please email Anniversary Updates to: office@fupcoll.org or call 344-11091   

 3- Steven & Carrie Stowers; 10 - Rod & Thilerna French; 24 - Jason & Lyndsay Cardinal

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

Please email Birthday Updates to: office@fupcoll.org or call 344-11091

1 - Armand Kleb; 5 - Rod French, Jerilyn Howard, Joe Muniz; 6 - Krist Laubenthal; 7 - Brendan Calandro; 9 - Mia Muniz; 11 - Tom Maxson, Paul Laubenthal; 12 - Bob Field, Kelly Cummins-Brown; 15 - Marie Wolfe; 18 - Mary Lee Muniz, Joe Smith; 20 - Lloyd Shaw; 22 - Matt Cleland; 23 - Jeff Young; 24 - Thilerna French; 29 - Mary Beth Dellamano.

 

LENTEN ACTIVITIES

Beginning with Wednesday, March 12, we will have Lenten Dinners on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM followed by Bible Study with Rod French, DYOT making blankets and baby hats, and activities for youth.  A special Seder Meal will be served on Maundy Thursday, April 17, followed by our Maundy Thursday service at 7 PM.  Plan on joining us for these fulfilling Lenten activities.

MEMORIALS

In memory of Craig Aczinowicz:  Deb Nichols.

In memory of Esther Magin:  Doris Kay Long & Richard Meyer, John & Pat Parker, Mead & Gailyn Dowling, Tiddles & Don Hedrick, Cindy Jones, Dorothy Moll, Sandy Whitlow, Pat Adams, The Burr Family, Deb Nichols.

In memory of Julaine Brayford:  Cheryl Pace, Paul & Mary Lee Muniz, Bonnie & Larry Krupp, Rod & Thilerna French, Deb Nichols, Gary Childress, Doris Bauer, Carolyn Hoga, Richard & Joyce Skelton, Wilma Wenzel.

NEW ADDRESSES

Mary Votava, University Rehab, 1095 University Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Betty Cleland, Meridian Village, 27 Auerbach Place, Cardinal Way, Rm. 635, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

REMINDER FROM THE OFFICE
If you wish to schedule ANY events in the church building, please contact the Office first.  We need to be sure there are no scheduling conflicts and we need to be aware of events when people call to ask questions.  Often we are in no position to give out information because we have not been informed.  (This includes people on the Prayer List).  Please remember to contact the office FIRST before scheduling ANYTHING.  Thank you, Alice & Deb
WOMEN OF THE CHURCH

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on the Belt Line is having their 14th annual Woman's Day of Renewal.  If will be Friday evening, March 7, and Saturday, March 8 from 8:45-3:15.  The keynote speaker will be Deb Burma on the topic "Living the Chocolate Life".  There will be early and late workshops on Saturday afternoon.  There is a program on the bulletin board outside the office with a few registration forms.  Registration fees are $35 for both Friday and Saturday.  If you choose to go only on Friday it is $10 and Saturday only, $25.  Add $15 if you register after February 21st.

FROM THE MISSION/OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Mission/Outreach Committee has developed a calendar of giving for 2014.  We feel that this gives each of you a chance to reach out to others in a way that feels right for you.  We will have six projects throughout the year, giving you a chance to participate in your own way.

*March - Kindercottage is having a capital campaign.  They want to upgrade their kitchen, improve and expand their playground, improve access to the building and pay off the mortgage.  This gives our church a chance to donate to Uni-Pres Kindercottage.  There will be colored envelopes in the pews for your donations.

*May - Give blood.  Join the blood drive on Sunday May 4, headed by Warren Carter.

*July - Collect school supplies for Kreitner School.  There will be a box in the Narthex.

*September - Collect PF's and other items for women's night needs at Southwest Violence Prevention Center in Belleville.

*November - Bring food pantry items to church each Sunday.

*December - Christmas Joy Offering.

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday Morning
Coffee 8:45-9:45 AM
Sunday School  9:05-9:45 AM
Worship Service  10:00 AM

Our previous Sunday's worship service is broadcast on Charter Cable Channel 18 at 11:00 AM on Friday mornings.
REMEMBER YOUR CHURCH
Please remember the Church in your will.
PRESENTER ARTICLES
If you have anything you would like to place in the Presenter, please email, call or hand in same.  WE CAN ONLY PUBLISH WHAT PEOPLE SUBMIT!  The deadline for the April Presenter is March 26.
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ATTENTION!
We have been informed through the good offices of Sarah Evers, that Cullop-Jennings will not charge a delivery fee for any flowers ordered from them for church.  Thank you Sarah & Cullop-Jennings.
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SESSION NOTES
Jan 12, 2014: The Rev. Dale Jackson moderated our Session meeting.  The Martin Luther King Jr. services will be held at the 1st Methodist Church in Collinsville on January 20th.  The Annual Congregation and Corporate Meetings will be held on January 27th following a luncheon.  The Treasurers Reports for November and December 2343 approved as well as the Year End Reports and the Budget for 2014.  A motiong to have Rod French as Treasurer and Jodee Kleb as Clerk of Session was approved.
 
January 26, 2014: The Annual Congregation and Corporate Meetings were held on January 27th in Westminster Hall with Rev. Dale Jackson as Moderator.  There were no questions about the Annual Report.  The Nominating Committee proposed the following slate of members: Paul Muniz and Lyle Hill from the Elders, Dottie Rudis and Jo Kunz from the Deacons, and Thilerna French, member-at-large.  It was moved, seconded and approved that this slate be accepted for 2014.
During the Corporate Meeting the shortfall in the endowment fund was addressed by Bret Paden.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:41 PM.
 
There was no Session Meeting held in February.  Jodee Kleb, Clerk of Session
 
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First United Presbyterian Church

201 E. Church Street
Collinsville, Illinois
618-344-1109 Email: info@fupcoll.org