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Cthrough hanging Lives faith, hope,& love Monthly News of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Ga. August 2018 | Volume I “You’re going to feel like you’re all alone, but you’re not.” The quote above is a line from the movie Wonder. (You can find a review of the book that this movie is based on in this edition.) It probably says something about me that I’ve watched the movie this summer instead of reading the book. In the movie, this line is what Nate, the main character’s father, says to his son Auggie, before he goes to middle school for the first time. Middle school is a good time to be reminded that we’re not all alone, but I can think of many other times: - Going on an airplane to take a long trip - Spending a night in the hospital - Meeting new people at Vacation Bible School - Climbing to the top of a light house All four of these, and many others, are places where members of our church took a picture with the Flat Jesus they were given back in May. One member of our church told me, “Taking a picture with Flat Jesus was an easy reminder that He’s with us where ever we go.” This newsletter is dedicated to telling the stories of members of this church who were sent out this summer knowing that Jesus was with them. By the articles in this newsletter, be reminded that it may feel like we’re all alone,

but we’re not. And now, as you think about returning to school or getting back into the normal routine of the work week and daily commute, don’t forget that He is with you always even to the end of the age. Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

This is the first of what I hope to be many editions of the monthly FPC Newsletter. While you may notice it has a different look and more content, what I hope you will see is that what we are doing matters, how the Holy Spirit moves through the body of Christ in all that we do. In other words - this isn’t just what we’re doing, this newsletter tells the story of who we are and the ways that God is at work among us. We are going about the work of Jesus: changing lives through faith, hope, and love. That’s what prompted this change and I hope that is what you notice as you read these pages. Kelly Dewar, Ministry, Executive Staff, & Publications Coordinator

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Bi-Monthly Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

FPCNews  

Bi-Monthly Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church