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Preschool

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Congregational Care

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Mission

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Finance

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News and Events

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Celebration

New Member Class If you are considering membership with First Presbyterian Church, either as a full or affiliate member, or if you just want to know a little more about the church, there will be a New Member Class on Sunday, April 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Reception of New Members will take place during the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 14. Please contact Sharman Pfaus at 239.262.1311 ext. 236 for more information or to register for the class.

HOLY COW The next step in the transition process will be a congregation wide survey “Holy Cow.� This survey will be online. Your correct e-mail is needed for this process to be effective. Your participation is essential. More information about this survey will follow. Please supply us with your correct e-mail address via the friendship pad, e-mail us at fpc@fpcnaples.org, or call the church office at 239.262.1311.

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From the Interim Senior Pastor

Dr. David Horne, Interim Senior Pastor, davidh@fpcnaples.org

Dear Friends, Thank you for your continuing gracious welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Naples. As we work together during this transitional time, we have a unique opportunity for growth. While each congregation in the time between installed pastors brings unique circumstances, five congregational developmental tasks have been identified in providing readiness for a new installed pastor. The opportunities for energetic and transforming ministry with the next installed pastor are dramatically increased with attention to these tasks.

4. Renewing Denominational Linkages - The Committee on Ministry of Peace River Presbytery will provide counsel and guidance during the transition. 5. Commitment to New Leadership and a New Future – Later in the transition, the interim pastor is eager to provide the best possible arrival of the new installed pastor. Even in a temporary relationship, strong emotional bonds are made with a congregation. While the interim pastor may not be a candidate for the installed position, a healthy movement to new installed pastoral leadership involves definite closure to the interim relationship.

We are among the many congregations who have or are selecting new pastoral leadership. The leadership of our 1. Coming to terms with history - What are the faith congregation will be giving attention to these energies which have brought this congregation to the developmental tasks during the coming months. This will be present? Acknowledgement of successes and failures is an important dynamic in finding the appropriate installed helpful and healing in preparing for God’s future. pastor for the future. Your presence, participation, and 2. Discovering a New Identity – An assessment of the past, prayerful support of the church will be important in our a clear look at the present, and a focus towards future faith journey together. I am grateful for the opportunity to ministry needs will begin to shape a new identity for the be with you during this time. congregation. 3. Allowing and Empowering New Leaders – The interim Yours in Christ, time can provide opportunity for new leadership within the formal and informal structures of the congregation. Some leaders may wish to take a less active role and allow the development of new leadership for the future. Dr. David L. Horne

From the Associate Pastor

Rev. Jonathan Evans, Associate Pastor, jonathane@fpcnaples.org

On Currents… After giving Currents, an alternative all-age service, a season to flourish, we have come to the decision to end it after Easter. It was a noble and holy risk, but it is not the direction that the Spirit is calling our church. We give thanks and praise to God for those who took a chance on what we called a “holy experiment.” We are grateful for the music leadership of Rebecca Richardson and Dan Heck. We are grateful for those who came, took part, and tried it out. We give thanks to God for a church community that allows itself to take chances – it is a healthy church that tries new life without the guarantee of its survival. We look forward to finding new ways to meet the ministry needs of local children and families, and we ask God to bless our efforts and vision. Peace and grace, Rev. Jonathan Evans and the Worship & Music Committee

On March 3 during the Currents Service, we baptized Keira, daughter of Christine Brady. We give thanks to God for new life and the gift of baptism! Let us welcome her to the body of Christ!


Worship and Music

Dr. Brice Gerlach, Director of Music Ministries, briceg@fpcnaples.org

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April Worship Schedule 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Sanctuary April 7 Holy Communion Acts 5:27-32, John 20:19-31 Doubting Thomas, Dr. Horne April 14 Acts 9:1-6, John 21:9-19 Follow Me, Dr. Horne April 21 Psalm 23, Acts 9:36-43 Truth in New Life, Rev. Jonathan Evans April 28 Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35 The New Commandment, Dr. Horne

Worship Schedule beginning May 5 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Douglas Renfroe, baritone & Jodie De Salvo, piano Sunday, April 21, 2013 4:00 p.m. Concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo is a true veteran of the concert stage having performed over one thousand concerts spanning four continents. A graduate of Hartt School of Music with a Masters in Performance at Manhattan School of Music, Jodie has been a grand prize winner of the Artists International Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. As an instructor Jodie has been on the faculty of Florida International University in Miami and currently serves as the Director of Performing Arts at Seacrest Country Day School. Douglas Renfroe is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut and Carnegie Hall debut under the direction of Loren Maezel and Leopold Stokowski. He has appeared with Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills at Washington Opera, has sung with Sarah Caldwell for Boston Opera, sung with Sarasota Opera and has toured with Columbia Artist Management. He is sought after as a guest soloist and conductor throughout the United States. This concert will feature selections from Schumann’s famous Dichterliebe, music from the British Isles, the Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin and some wonderful Broadway tunes.


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Christian Education Education Christian

Kathleen Law, Administrative Assistant for C.E., kathleenl@fpcnaples.org

Church On Wednesday April 17-May 8 Dinner 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Class 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spencer Hall

The following is a list of books that have not been signed out from the Church Library and are unaccounted for; please check your book shelves to see if they might have been mixed in with your books. If so, please return the item(s) to the Church Library and place on the Library Cart. Any questions? Please contact Kathleen Law 239.262.1311 ext. 213 or Dorothy Gomori 239.417.0107. A Man of Faith: the spiritual journey of George W. Bush by David Aikman

In this series, we will hear from several leading and diverse Christian voices and artists who collaborated to create an accessible, captivating exploration of those big questions designed to spark new conversations in the church. We’ll have dinner ($9 per person) from 5:45-6:30 p.m. and then move into our discussion from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you are able to commit to at least three of four Wednesdays for this class, please sign up by contacting Kathleen Law 239.262.1311 ext. 213 or kathleenl@fpcnaples.org. Dinner reservations must be made by the prior Monday. Church | An Imperfect Family, Bruce Reyes-Chow Bruce Reyes-Chow knows he’s not inventing the metaphor of the church as family. For Bruce, it’s the messiness, the dysfunction, and the joy that comes from complex relationships that make church worth hanging on to. So how do we stay connected to this sometimes-broken family system? What does it mean to commit ourselves to the church family, for better or for worse? Religion | Spirituality Is Not Enough, Lillian Daniel What does it mean to be spiritual? Is it the same as being religious? Lillian Daniel pushes back at this question that has been stirring up the cultural conversation for a while now. She asks us to consider how the seeds of faith take root and thrive. What role does organized religion play in helping—or hindering—growth? God | Faith is a Quest, Brian McLaren “If you ask me, ‘Is God real?’ I first have to ask, ‘Which God are we talking about?’” With these words, Brian McLaren gives voice to a common struggle among people of faith—who exactly is this God we worship? How can we speak of faith if we can’t even speak of God with any certainty?

Ax-i-om, powerful leadership proverb by Bill Hybels Bamboo & Lace by Lori Wick The Call by John Hershey In Search of the Heart by David F. Allen Let's Roll! ordinary people, extraordinary courage by Lisa Beamer May I Walk You Home? by Joyce Hutchinson No Fear of the Storm by Tim LaHaye The Rosetta Stone by William Dietrich Stephen Ministry - Training Manual Vol. 1 The Wooden Horse by Eric Williams REMINDER: When checking a book out from the Church Library, please remember to take out the card from the back pocket, sign your name, enter the date you are taking the book out, and your phone number. Put the completed card in the plastic container on the Library Cart. Upon returning the book, simply place the book on the Library Cart and a volunteer will put the book back where it belongs. Thank you!


Christian Education

Kathleen Law, Administrative Assistant for C.E., kathleenl@fpcnaples.org

We are very fortunate in our PW organization to have two talented and dedicated chairman of Local Church Services who organize and prepare the food for our Gathering luncheons. Thank you to Diane Stellema and Joan Gust. Thank you also to Kathy Ackenson of the Sunshine Circle who welcomed ladies to her home and garden for a tour in March. Our next Gathering will be Wednesday, April 3 at noon in Spencer Hall. Reservations can be made March 31 after worship. Since this is Easter Sunday, if you would like for us to save a spot for you, please call Dorie Tichenor at 239.775.4246 and you may pay at the door. Our speakers for this event will be Rev. Kathleen Kircher and Sallie Williams of First Book. First BookCollier County is dedicated to putting a steady stream of new books into the hands of children living in poverty in our community–books for them to read and own. Books in the home are vital to a child’s ability to read and learn.

Pledge letters have been mailed. This is a one-time donation that we ask from the women of the church. We hold no other fund-raisers. If you have not returned your pledge, please do so as soon as possible. Our benevolent giving goes out in the spring of each year. We would be happy to furnish you with a budget and report of our financial giving; please call Sharon Irwin, Treasurer at 239.260.1302. Our last Gathering of the season will be May 1--the Bye Bye Birdie Barbeque! Reservations will be taken for this luncheon on April 21 and 28 in Spencer Hall. We will be summarizing our Bible Study for this year “Living Stones, the Making of an Eternal Fellowship”. Our new officers will begin their terms with Ann Goodnight as Moderator. Please see page 14 for the Asian Steak Salad recipe from our last Gathering.

Mary Poston, Cluster Leader of Peace River Presbytery will be installing the new slate of officers for 2013-2014.

April Circle Meetings Date

Circle

Monday, April 15 7:00 p.m. Eventide Tuesday, April 16 9:30 a.m. Faith/Joy Wednesday, April 17 9:00 a.m. Love 9:30 a.m. Grace/Peace 9:30 a.m. Friendship 12:00 p.m. Sunshine 1:00 p.m. Honor/Spencer

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Margaret Green

239.430.4757

Church Parlor

Marcia Kempers

239.262.7599

Church Parlor Youth Room Room 202 Youth Room Parlor

Nina Howard Katie Geshay Carolyn Mollers Janet Root Muriel Finlayson

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Preschool Children and Youth

“We had a wonderful time at the beach watching the sun set and playing in the sand. Families were invited to bring their picnic dinners and join us for an informal gathering at Lowdermilk Park. Some of the children even braved the chilly Gulf of Mexico.�

Ashley Houk Preschool Director

Ashley Houk, Preschool Director, ashleyh@fpcnaples.org


Congregational Care

Rev. Jonathan Evans, Associate Pastor jonathane@fpcnaples.org

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We've all done the best we can With what we've learned and understand; We've all lived the best we know With what we're given here below; We've all loved the best we could No matter how we felt we "should"; And who we are is quite enough Even though the Stone's still rough; We do our best with what we're given And leave the polishing up to Heaven.

Pictured left to right: Dick Warren, Saralene Oldham, Chris Jones, Keith Kersch and Suzanne Rose.

After several weeks and 50 hours of training classes, the group above was formally commissioned as Stephen Ministers on Sunday, March 17. After commissioning, they will help supplement pastors hospital calls, are available each Sunday in Spencer Hall for people to talk to, and commit to spend time with someone who is going through life’s difficulties. They listen. They affirm. They respect confidences. They are non-judgmental. And most importantly, they pray with and for this person. Stephen Ministers commit to being with this person on a regular basis for as long as needed, sometimes years.

In Memoriam Rebecca McClannan March 3 Edward Andrew March 8

A Stephen Minister “bears another’s burdens and so fulfills the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2

Louis Austerman March 16


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1 OFFICE CLOSED PRESCHOOL CLOSED 10:00 a.m. Men’s Club

2 7:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study (separate location) 11:00 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group 4:00 p.m. Personnel Committee

3 10:30 a.m. PW 12:00 p.m. Pr 12:00 p.m. PW

7 8:30 a.m. Communion Worship 8:30 a.m. New Member Class 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Communion Worship 11:00 a.m. Congregational Meeting 12:00 p.m. Cumberland Church

8 9:00 a.m. PW Bible Facilitators 9:30 a.m. Men’s Club Planning

9 10 7:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Bible 7:30 p.m. Cho Study (separate location) 8:00 a.m. Facilities Mtg. 1:30 p.m. Worship & Music 2:00 p.m. Audit Committee 4:00 p.m. Mission Mtg.

14 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Installation/New Members 12:00 p.m. Cumberland Church

15 OUTREACH DEADLINE 7:00 p.m. Eventide Circle

16 7:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study (separate location) 9:30 a.m. Faith/Joy Circle 4:00 p.m. Christian Education 5:30 p.m. Deacons Mtg.

17 9:00 a.m. Lo 9:30 a.m. Gra 9:30 a.m. Fri 12:00 p.m. Su 1:00 p.m. Hon 2:30 p.m. End 5:45 p.m. CO 6:30 p.m. CO 7:30 p.m. Cho

21 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship 12:00 p.m. Cumberland Church 4:00 p.m. A Season of Music Concert

22 Preschool Silent Auction begins

23 7:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study (separate location) 4:00 p.m. Session Meeting

24 5:45 p.m. CO 6:30 p.m. CO 7:30 p.m. Cho

28 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship 12:00 p.m. Cumberland Church

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18 10:00 a.m. Visitation Care Ministry 12:00 p.m. HUDDLE

19 9:30 a.m. Sunday Cookie Baking

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25 Preschool Silent Auction ends 10:00 a.m. Sew & Sews 12:00 p.m. HUDDLE

26 9:30 a.m. Sunday Cookie Baking 11:00 a.m. Gammon/VanTilburg wedding

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10 Preschool Mission

Keith Gahagan, Mission Committee Chair, keithgahagan@yahoo.com

Feed the 5,000 Luke 9:10-17 In April we are supporting Helps Outreach. Helps Outreach has no paid staff. A retired couple runs it without compensation. All workers are volunteers. The warehouse they use is immaculate. Food, clothing, furniture, all they provide is free. Clothing or furniture donations are given away - not sold. Each person who requests help is counseled about spiritual well being, as well as financial need. Desired food items are: 2 jars peanut butter 2 jars jelly or jam 1 can ham 1 can chicken 1 can beef 2 cans milk 3 jars baby food 1 lb. pasta Please take a Publix bag from an usher on the first Sunday of the month, and return it with food on the next Sunday. Checks are welcome and should be payable to "First Presbyterian Church," with the memo marked "Feed the 5,000."

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n Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m., a multitude of congregants gathered in Spencer Hall to join forces with the Meals of Hope organization. In teams of 9, the volunteers filled, packaged and boxed 58,000 meals to be distributed to our community partners in Naples and Immokalee. The event lasted two hours. It was teamwork in action! The pace and excitement in the room was shared by all. And, I think we all enjoyed an afternoon nap that day! Keith Gahagan, Mission Committee Chair


Mission Preschool

Keith Gahagan , Mission Committee Chair, keithgahagan@yahoo.com

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As part of the effort to reach into the community and raise the awareness of domestic violence and to change how the community thinks about and responds to violence, The By Gretchen Oakley Shelter provided 632 presentations of their messages of peace at home and in the community to 14,181 individuals.

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short time ago Turner Classic Movies showcased a Greer Garson movie. In the movie she named Ronald Coleman, who was playing a man who had amnesia, John Smith, “just plain, ordinary John Smith.” Sam Smith, this month’s choice for Mission Action- First Pres Style, is neither plain nor ordinary! A man who has traveled over a good portion of the world and has a collection of 15,000 lead soldiers from these travels certainly can’t be called plain, but it is his “passion” as he called it many times during our interview that sets him way out of the ordinary. Sam is a leading emissary for the work of The Shelter for Abused Women and Children. For about thirty five years his family vacationed in Sam Smith with Arlene Shapiro, Chair, Board of Directors The Shelter Naples, and he had for Abused Women and Children enjoyed being here. So, when he retired from his work of management consulting, he and Karen, his wife, decided to make Naples their home. During the process of living here, the desire to give back to the community took hold when Karen’s cousin, who was Shelter Trustee, suggested he volunteer to put his management consulting skills to work at The Shelter. Sam jumped in with both feet and before he knew it, he was Chairman of the Governance Committee. Next job found him Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. This, of course, led him to the Chairman’s job. Now, he is serving two years as a Board member. This reminds me of when I offered to plant some flowers around the condo and ended up as chairman of the Landscape Committee. The difference between my situation and Sam’s is he had/has a “passion” for the work of The Shelter. He is excited about the huge “volunteer force” that keeps The Shelter moving. It has 15 Board members, 30 Trustees that handle fund raising, and 200 Guild members that volunteer for a variety of activities.

Along with this line of thinking Sam and 150 other men are involved with an initiative called Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence. These men raise monies to help fund one of the many prevention programs that speaks out to young men and helps them to become “gentle men”. The members have an annual event to tell their guests about the work and seek their support.

Some Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence

Are you asking yourselves “Does Naples really need these kinds of programs?” Nationally, 1.5 million high school students experience dating abuse, while 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will be victims of intimate abuse. Just check the local paper and you will see we have problems!

Domestic violence is the Number 1 crime reported in Collier County. Since 1989, when The Shelter opened, it has served 63,453 individuals. Oh, yes! We have a need. Four years ago The Shelter expanded its mission to focus on more outreach and prevention programs. Staff members go out into our community to raise awareness of domestic violence and conduct prevention training. The Shelter and its Immokalee outreach office has provided 36,903 total counseling hours to participants in Collier County. This includes developing safety plans to help children, teens, adults, and seniors get to safe places if necessary. Concern over domestic violence has motivated the federal government to extend the Violence Against Women Act for five more years and Florida has passed laws which require teaching about healthy relationships in our schools. Over the last three years The Shelter has led a community–wide Continued on following page


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effort to develop a master plan for prevention of domestic violence. To fulfill its mission, The Shelter collaborates with many other organizations. It works closely with the Collier County’s Sheriff’s Office, the Naples Chief of Police, the Superintendent of Schools, the State Attorney’s office, the Hospitals, and many others. All these activities keep the 55 member staff highly engaged.

Sam would be pleased to talk to you about The Shelter whenever possible. He can fill you in on areas that need volunteers and on how you can support The Shelter’s various programs. I must warn you, if you don’t succeed in reaching him or Karen the first time, call again. As if they were not busy enough, Sam and Karen have enrolled during the past two years with the Greater Naples Leadership Master Classes to learn everything about Collier County, its history, law enforcement, government, arts, healthcare, human services needs, etc. so they will be prepared to volunteer where there is a need. Given their background this may be, in my estimation, a bit of overkill, but they are very excited about the program and they don’t even seem to mind the 80 to 90 hours that are necessary to complete the program. Sam and Karen have just completed six years on our church’s Board of Deacons and they continue to serve as Stephen Ministers. They both serve on the Board of Directors of the Northwestern University Alumni Club of Greater Naples. They are Genesis Society members of the Imagine Solutions Conference and Benefactors of the Naples Town Hall series. As you can see they enjoy serving where they can work together. Sam will be able to help point you to a place where you can be of service, most particularly The Shelter. Now, you must agree that Sam is not plain or ordinary but a perfect example for Mission Action-First Pres Style.

Website: www.naplesshelter.org Administration: 239.775.3862 Confidential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101

Ready, Set, Go! USA Cycling in conjunction with Naples Velo conducted a day of bicycle racing by the church on March 10. FPC set up a tent at the corner of 6th Street and 3rd Avenue. Thirteen congregants took turns at the tent handing out bottled water and ringing cowbells as the racers passed by.


Finance

Michele Martin, Accountant, michelem@fpcnaples.org

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Financial Report JANUARY Offerings Budgeted through (the month) January ................... $131,742 Actual Offerings through (the month) January ....................... $119,843 Actual Offerings are less than Budget by ................................ $ 11,899 Actual Expenses are less than Budget by ................................ $ 14,237 FEBRUARY Offerings Budgeted through (the month) February ................. $261,909 Actual Offerings through (the month) January ....................... $250,405 Actual Offerings are less than Budget by ................................ $ 11,504 Actual Expenses are less than Budget by ................................ $ 21,737

If you have particular questions in relation to church budget and expenses, please speak to a member of the Finance Committee or contact Michele Martin, our church accountant, 239.262.1311, ext. 242. The Finance Committee members are: Jan Gazdic (chair), Terry Brennan, Lloyd Doerflinger, Don Grandi, Bob King, Karen Martin, Bill Stafford and Tom Stevens.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS From February 26, 2013

Submitted by HansEn Long, Clerk of Session

The FPC Naples Annual Budget for 2013 was approved. A second Stewardship letter to the Congregation was approved, which provided updates on our Stewardship Campaign and requested outstanding 2013 Pledge Cards be returned. The Board of Deacons reported to Session its continuing difficulty in obtaining sufficient volunteers to serve Holy Communion. Session recommended that this need be publicized in the Outreach. All current and previously ordained elders are encouraged to contact Deacons Diane and Dan Stellema and volunteer their services. An update was given on hiring a Director of Christian Education, Families and Youth Minister. The Missions Committee anticipated a good turnout to package more than 50,000 individual food packets in support of the Meals of Hope Campaign, Saturday, March 2.


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News and Events

At the March Gathering the Presbyterian Women had a delicious lunch of steak salad that everyone’s been talking about. Here is the recipe: Asian Grilled Steak Salad 1 12oz. boneless sirloin steak Salt and pepper Soy Sauce (marinate overnight) Make salad and set aside. 4 cups of romaine lettuce, leaves torn 2 cups very thinly sliced red cabbage 1 cup matchstick carrots 1 cup radishes very thinly sliced 1 cucumber sliced then quartered 1/4 to 1/2 lb. snow peas 1/4 to 1/2 lb. bean sprouts 1 small can sliced water chestnuts Mix thoroughly. Add Asian Ginger Dressing. Grill steak 4-6 minutes per side for medium-rare. At very last minute brush with Sweet Soy Sauce. (Available at Asian Market - Pine Ridge Road or 41 East.) Let steak rest at least 5 minutes before slicing. Plate salad and place thinly sliced steak on top of salad. Asian Ginger Dressing 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 3/4 cup sesame oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup water Mix all ingredients - blend well in blender.

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Preschool Silent Auction Coming this April, the Preschool will be hosting a silent auction to benefit the Preschool’s Angel Fund. Monies from the Angel Fund are used to fund partial and full year scholarships for families that qualify, assist families with month to month tuition payments and fund enrichment programs, for example in the areas of art and literacy, for the children in the Preschool’s care. Each classroom is in the process of gathering materials and donations for baskets that will be auctioned off the week of April 22.

Basket themes include: Spa Time Family Game Night Creative Artist Movie Night Tea Time Sun & Fun Date Night Coffee Break New Baby Bid sheets will be placed on the parent bulletin board in the main hallway of the Preschool. Church members are welcome to submit bids following the auction opening at 8:30 a.m. on April 22. Bids can be submitted in person by visiting the Preschool during Preschool hours (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or by emailing me at ashleyh@fpcnaples.org. Bidding will close Thursday, April 25, at 1:00 p.m. with prizes being awarded on Friday, April 26. Additional items are also being donated and will be offered for auction. Donations are still being accepted, and currently include gift certificates for haircuts, gutter cleanings, a half day of residential carpentry services and a photography session with Angie Seaman Photography (worth $250)! If you would like to participate and donate a service or good, please contact me at 239.262.8315. The Preschool is planning to have all the auction items available for viewing Sunday, April 21, following the 10:00 a.m. church service. We look forward to a successful event and thank you in advance for your support. God Bless, Ashley R Houk, Preschool Director


News and Events

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Men’s Club Speaker for April To the First Presbyterian Church Family, Thank you for your faithfulness in helping us feed those in need. We appreciate your helping the St. Matthew’s House residents and those who depend on us for their grocery needs.

Monday, April 1

Bob Douglas WW II Reflections Bob is a veteran of WWII. He enlisted in the United States Army on December 12, 1941, just 5 days after the December 7 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the European Theater, as a Cryptographic Technician.

God bless you all! Donna Martin St . Matthew’s House

Coffee 10:00 a.m. Program 10:30 a.m. in Spencer Hall

Please use this form for communicating your change of address to the Church office. For your convenience, this form can also be found on the outside of your quarterly envelope mailing. Please drop your form in the plate on Sunday morning or mail to the attention of Sharman Pfaus. You may also e-mail Sharman at sharmanp@fpcnaples.org with your change of address.

Your address is not automatically updated when you sign the friendship pad or place a check in the envelope. We must hear from you that you want your address changed. CHANGE OF ADDRESS NOTIFICATION Change of Permanent Address

Temporary Address Change

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