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“Glorifying God through equipping disciples to love and serve our neighbors.�

August 2012

Volume 41


First Presbyterian Church of Yakima

9 South 8th Ave Yakima, WA 98902

(509) 248-7940

Our Core Values Glorifying God with our best. Pioneering and ongoing outreach. Engaging and nurturing relationships. Being a cornerstone in the community. Equipping people for ministry through biblical foundation and service.

Sermon Series Who will you worship? Who will you follow? These are fundamental questions at the heart of Revelation. As we journey through life, we all worship and follow someone or something. Each and every day, we are faced with a choice. Each and every day, we struggle to answer these questions in light of the seen reality around us. Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. It is a “discipleship manual” that opens our senses to the spiritual reality around us. Fundamentally, Revelation reveals to us the unseen reality which screams “things are not as they seem!” Join us as we conclude our study of Revelation, utilizing the commentary Discipleship on the Edge by Darrell Johnson. August 5 “Waking Up In Babylon” Revelation 17:1-19:10 August 12 “Here He Comes!” Revelation 19:11-21 August 19 “Millennial Madness Made Manageable” Revelation 20:1-10 August 26 “All Things Made New” Revelation 21:1-22:5

Summer Hours Monday - Thursday Friday August 3,10 & 17

Office will be open from 8:30a - 5:00p Office will be open from 8:30a - 1:00p

Cookies & Cans August 5: G-M August 12: N-S August 19: T-Z August 26: A-F Please bring a dozen cookies on your week, and non-perishable food items for Calvary Rescue Mission.

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Here@First is available in a PDF format on the church web page at www.fpcyakima.com. For inquiries, submissions, omissions, corrections, contact Curtis Rosenkranz in the church office. 248-7940 x 113 curtis.rosenkranz@fpcyakima.com


Calendar August Events Wednesday, August 1 Committee on Ministry Meeting 9a-2p Adult Ed Committee Thursday, August 2 Happy Travelers Meeting 1:30p Adult Ed Everyone Thursday, August 2 Senior Adult Ministries Meeting 3:00p Adult Ed Everyone Saturday, August 4 Picnic in the Park 4:00p Wixon Park / Selah Everyone Sunday, August 5 Communion Sunday all morning Sanctuary Everyone August 6-10 Childcare Closed / Cleaning all week Monday, August 6 Worship & Prayer Concert 7:00p North Lawn Everyone Tuesday, August 7 Adult Ed Meeting 7:00p Adult Ed Committee Saturday, August 11 Prayer Shawl Ministry 9:00a Mid High Rm Knitters August 13-17 Childcare Closed / Cleaning all week Childcare Information Only Tuesday, August 14 Discipleship Team Meeting 6:00p Rm 203 Committee Tuesday, August 14 Worship Ministry Team Meeting 6:00p Rhino Room Committee Tuesday, August 14 Fellowship Ministry Team Mtg 6:00p Parlor Committee Tuesday, August 14 Service Ministry Team 6:00p Adult Ed Committee Tuesday, August 14 Business Ministry Team Meeting 7:00p Library Committee Wednesday, August 15 Foundation Board 4:00p Library Committee Thursday, August 16 Happy Travelers @ Whistlin’ Jacks 11:00a Chinook Pass Everyone Thursday, August 16 Ghormley Commission 6:30p Rhino Room Committee August 17 & 18 Women of Faith Conference in Spokane Fri & Sat Spokane Women Sunday, August 19 Tim Tuesink Speaking (missionary) 9:30a Adult Ed Everyone Monday, August 20 Movie Night (Picnic@5:30p) 7:00p North Lawn Everyone Tuesday, August 21 Session Leadership Team 7:00p Adult Ed Committee Thursday, August 23 Session Task Force Meeting 6:30p Adult Ed Committee Tuesday, August 28 Kaffee Klatsch 9:30a Garden Room Everyone Tuesday, August 28 Staff Birthday Lunch (Aug/Sept) 12:00p North Lawn All Staff Tuesday, August 28 Session (No Dinner) 6:30p Mid High Rm Elders & Prog.Staff Wednesday, August 29 Preschool Parent Orientation 6:00p Sanctuary/Classrooms Preschool Families Monday, Sept 3 Labor Day / Church Closed all day Entire Church Everyone Sunday, Sept 9 Kick Off Sunday Wednesday, Sept 12 Weds@First Kick Off 6:30p Everyone

Weekday Events M-W-F Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Exercisers TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Overeaters Anonymous Al-Anon Women of Action SOZO Prayer Youth Group - Mid High Youth Group - Senior High Contemporary Worship Rehearsal SOZO Prayer

8:45a-9:45a Gym/GR 10:00a Adult Ed 12:00p Adult Ed 5:15p Adult Ed 9:30a Chapel 5-9p 6-7:45p Power House 7-9p Power House 6:00p Sanctuary 9-Noon 2nd Floor

Sr Adults Everyone Everyone Everyone Women SOZO Team 6th - 8th gr 9th - 12th gr

8:00a & 9:30a Sanctuary 11:00a Sanctuary 12:15p Chapel 9:30a Choir Rm 9:30a Rm 103 9:30a Adult Ed 9:30a Mezzanine 9:30a Lounge 9:30a Power House

Everyone Everyone Everyone K-5th 2 ½ - 5yo Adults Adults Adults Gr 6-12

SOZO Team

Sunday Mornings Contemporary Worship - led by Contemporary Worship Team Traditional Worship - led by Organ Worship - Cristo Vive (Spanish) KidZone Summer Singers Cubbies & Sonbeams Adult Ed Bible Class 40 Days of Purpose Golden Circle Student Small Groups

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Happenin’ @ First

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! k c a B s i If you would like to be part of or lead a bistro group sign up at the Connection Center. What’s a Bistro group? Bistro groups meet once a month at member’s home for food and fellowship. Come join the fun! And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

Stand in the Gap for Our Church

Are you interested in guarding the health of our church? Every Sunday people are gathering in the chapel at 8:30a for 45 minutes to intercede through prayer for our body. All are welcome to come, any Sunday or every Sunday. The Lord calls us to bring to Him the desires of our heart; let’s give Him our church and watch what happens. “After all no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-for we are members of his body.” Eph. 5:29 “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap, on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none”. Ez.22:30

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Mission: Ethiopia

Dr. Tim Teusink will be in town on the weekend of August 19. Tim will speak at Moment for Missions at all three services, and will hold a presentation in the Adult Ed room at the 9:30a hour regarding “Theological Education with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church”. Have questions? Contact Frank Bacon at 248-6187

Worship and prayer on FPC lawn

August 6 @7p. Worship God through song and pray with and for people of all ages in our community.

Happy Travelers Trips for Summer 2012

August 16th — Meet at church at 11:30a. Lunch scheduled for 12:30p at Whistlin’ Jack’s Lodge. $2 for travel expenses. You purchase your own lunch.

Serve the Lord through brew

We need another volunteer at the Higher Grounds Espresso Bar. Do you have Barista experience? Call Rhonda at the Church if you would like to serve.

September (TBD) — Tour of Wine Glass Winery. Bring a sack lunch. Visit to Donald Mercantile for ice-cream following the tour. October 12th — Visit Liberty Bottle Works. Meet at the church at 11:30a for lunch at Country Harvest. Tour scheduled for 2p. Costs: buy your own lunch. Feel free to make a donation to assist with gas costs.

Coming in September for Adult Education I & II Thessalonians Taught by: Ron Sanders

WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE

Have you wondered if your life could have more eternal significance?

Buy One Get One Free! *Conference Ticket Two Packages Left. Call Karron Today! 697-5268

Paul was only in Thessalonica a short time before he was run out of town. Yet the little church he established there became an example for centuries, as these believers carried the Good News to the areas around them. Come and see what we can learn from Paul's ministry to the Thessalonians, and their response. The Thessalonians were practical in meeting needs. We can do the same today in the greater Yakima area.

SPOKANE ARENA / AUGUST 17 & 18

2012 is a year to Celebrate What Matters! We spend so much of our lives just waiting to be happy. What about enjoying life right now? Discover what is possible at this Women of Faith conference. We have blocked rooms at the Marriott Fairfield Inn for Friday night. So come, be encouraged, refreshed and renewed! Pick up registrations at the church office. Contact Karron Buchannon, 697-5268 for more information. So our hope is in the Lord. He is our help, our shield to protect us. We rejoice in Him, because we trust His holy name. Psalm 33:20-21

Kaffee Klatsch

Tuesday, August 28 from 9:30a in the Garden Room. Paul Schaffer will discuss the history of our Yakima Valley, buggies, wagons, and other wild west contraptions.

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Pastor Jack

Jack Peebles — Senior Pastor — jack.peebles@fpcyakima.com

Dear Church Family, As I write this letter (in July), the nation mourns over the tragic events that took place in Aurora, Colorado. Indescribable pain has been inflicted on so many. Questions such as “Why did God allow this to happen?” and “Where was God in the midst of this horrific event?” are not easily answered. Honestly, they may never be answered to anyone’s complete satisfaction. Some may even conclude that God does not exist as a direct result from this tragedy. In my opinion, that would compound the tragedy, but I can understand why one would be led to this conclusion. Our summer study on Revelation has been a blessing to me and I hope it has been a blessing to you. One of the most important lessons we should take from Revelation is that Jesus has already won. Chapter five of Revelation clearly communicates this. The world as we experience it should be viewed through the lens of chapter five. The slain Lamb, Jesus, has been resurrected and provides us the means of eternal life. Death, pain, and sin do not have the final say. This is the Good News in Jesus. Consequently, the devil cannot go after the Lamb, so he goes after those who follow the Lamb. The devil slanders, deceives, and kills. There is no doubt the devil has been at work in Colorado. And yet, he cannot take away the victory afforded to us by our Lord and Savior. Jerry Sittser’s wonderful book, A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss, offers his reflections on the experience of losing his wife, mother, and daughter in a terrible automobile accident in 1991. In one chapter, Jerry wrestles with the randomness of his own painful experience and how it fits with God’s will and plan. He concludes: “I have often imagined my own story fitting into

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some greater scheme, the half of which I many never fathom. I simply do not see the bigger picture, but I choose to believe that there is a bigger picture and that my loss is part of some wonderful story authored by God himself. Sometimes I wonder about how my own experience of loss will someday serve a greater purpose that I do not yet see or understand. My story may help to redeem a bad past, or it may bring about a better future. Perhaps my own family heritage has produced generations of absent and selfish fathers, and I have been given a chance to reverse that pattern. Perhaps people suffering a catastrophic loss will someday look to our family for hope and inspiration. I do not know. Yet I choose to believe that God is working toward some ultimate purpose, even using my loss to that end.” (Sittser, p. 118-119) I find comfort in Jerry’s words and I believe God does have a bigger plan, even if I cannot always understand it. During tragedies, I hold to the promise offered to us in Revelation 21. I quote this Scripture, which references the New Jerusalem and our hope for the future, often when officiating at a memorial service. It is the ultimate conclusion to God’s great plan. I hope it offers you some comfort: “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:3-4). Living and loving for Him,

Jack r o t s a P


CHILDREN

Susie Woodin — Children’s Ministries Director — Susie.Woodin@fpcyakima.com

I hate to say it…but summer is quickly coming to an end! Do not despair though…we are still having a great time in Kidzone with Summer Singers for K-5th graders, and our combined class for 2 ½ - 4 year olds. Thank you to everyone who has served in those classes this year. It’s not too late though to join the fun…Summer Singers runs through August 26, and the little guys class goes until August 12. Come check us out this month! We are also busy preparing for another great school year in KidZone with exciting plans for kickoff Sunday on September 9. Keep your eyes open for upcoming information! We hope you remember that the ONLY way we can continue to provide such great opportunities for our kids is through your willingness to serve in KidZone and other areas of children’s programming. Without your commitment the kids would be left to figure this world out on their own. That is a scary thought! You don’t have to be a Bible scholar, you don’t have to be a teacher, you just need to love Jesus and have a desire for children to know Him through a true and life changing relationship with Him. In KidZone we have found that through the relationships formed between leaders and kids, Jesus becomes more real and someone that they want to continue to know more about. Can you think of a better way to impact this church, this community, or the world for that matter? Please join us this year in KidZone…schedules are flexible, and you can make a huge difference in the lives of kids today. We all need more of Jesus…and this is a fantastic way to receive more of Him for young and old. Don’t hesitate to say yes, and contact Susie at the church to see how you can fit into KidZone this fall…248-7940… Can’t wait to hear from you!

Susie

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Thousand Trails Camping Trip Review Pictures are worth a thousand words they say, but in this case can’t fully express the great time 7 families had camping just outside beautiful Leavenworth, WA. Swimming, hiking, biking, mini-golf, smores, great food and friends! It doesn’t get any better than that! Family Ministries is all about getting families together to share our lives with each other through outings and events both at the church, around the community and beyond. Check out the calendar (pg. 3 & 15) for other opportunities this summer.

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Mission to Cambodia 2012

Working for the Lord in Cambodia! Two weeks; 12 people ages 15 to 65 stepping out of comfort zones and into God’s Kingdom in the nation of Cambodia; trusting in the Lord, laying down fears and concerns; recognizing the Cambodian people are bright, friendly, relational, loving, treasuring family/friends and hungry for the Truth of Jesus Christ! God opportunities in working alongside ministries out of YWAM Battambang. Renewing of minds, softening of hearts, breaking of hearts for others. Seeing that many Cambodians have so little, yet are happy. Praise God for His provision and His faithfulness in this adventure into more of His world! - Nancy Gustafson

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Happily Ever After

H@F is excited to bring you an interview of Lou & Ellen Bartelli who are looking forward to celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary in September 2012! Lou and I met at the Winnies, the annual awards for the Warehouse Theater. When my friend and I arrived, somewhat late for the dinner, there were only two seats left and they just happened to be at Lou’s table. We went together for almost three years before we married in September of 1981. I believe that Lou and I have had a successful marriage because of two things. The first was that we were both thirty when we married and had a realistic idea of what we wanted in a partner. We were active in the singles group with Pastor Harlan Shoop, providing fellowship with other young people with a strong relationship to the Lord. The second was that we both put God in our relationship and wanted our wedding to reflect the sacred vow we took before God to love, honor and cherish each other in sickness and in health. “In Sickness and In Health”: When faced with sickness, we have had three incidences to show our love and commitment to each other, while learning to trust and lean on the Lord. The first was when we conceived our son, Zach. At 8:00 AM I found out I was pregnant. At noon I had a doctor’s appointment, and I was told I could no longer work and was confined to bed for the next three and a half months. I was told I could only get up to go to the bathroom. In the course of one day our lives and income changed completely. My husband did everything. He cooked meals, cleaned the house, did the laundry and all of the yard work in addition to working a stressful job, while I lay about and asked him to get me things. Lou and I prayed that the baby would survive and trusted the Lord that he would protect our son and our relationship. When Zach was seventeen, we discovered he had an electrical problem in his heart. His extra circuit initiated extreme tachycardia and the possibility of sudden death.

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r.” Many of us grew up “And they lived happily ever afte of stories hoping that would hearing those words at the ends life (even after a fairy tale be true for us, too. Sadly, in real rt. God has blessed us here wedding) many marriages fall apa marriages have stood the test at FPC with many couples whose H@F will spotlight advice of time. Over the coming months as we look closer at the from some of them. Read with us ‘happily ever after’. ‘really hard work’ that creates the

He needed a heart ablation to fix the problem. The surgery itself was complicated in that a wrong shot could wipe out his natural pace maker and he could end up with an artificial pace maker for the rest of his life. Lou and I prayed harder than we have ever prayed in our lives. We asked everyone we knew to pray for Zach and contacted First Presbyterian prayer chain. It wasn’t an immediate success, but after three heart ablations, we found he had two circuits and they were able to break both of them. Our third brush with a medical problem was when I developed Rheumatoid arthritis. The ligaments in my knees shortened and bent my knees to forty-five degrees forcing me into a wheel chair for about four months. Once again Lou did most of the work, and our family prayed that everything would be okay and it was. Our advice for young couples facing a health issue is Romans 12:12. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”

A warm thank you to Lou & Ellen for sharing these thoughtful responses.


Mark Washam — Camp Director —Mark@ghormleymeadow.org

Ghormley

Greetings from Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp! By the time you read this, most of our summer programmed camps will be completed, we will be finishing out the summer guest group camps and the majority of our summer staff will have left to return to school. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the summer season flashes by. Like an alpine meadow wildflower that brilliantly blooms but for a brief season; short lived but glorious in its moment. This summer has been filled with evidence that God is actively at work in the lives of campers and staff. Here are but a few of the comments we have received from campers: “I commit to be with God more often” Junior 1 camper “I learned a whole lot more about heaven” Junior 1 camper “I want Christ to lead my life…” Primary 1 camper “I am letting him, (Christ) in my heart.” Primary 1 camper “I want to be like Jesus.” Primary 1 camper “I will always accept people for who they are” Girls Launch camper “Before I came to camp I was undecided about whether I even believed God existed or not. After this week I have learned that God is real and He loves me” Sr. High camper “I’ve committed to pursuing Christ on a deeper level then I have before.” Sr. High camper “ I fell away from God and then found a stronger and deeper emotion and love for God than ever before.” Sr. High camper We have been privileged to give out over $10,000 in scholarships to over 80 campers. At this point it looks like we will have approximately the same number of campers as last year, around 880. We are very excited about our brand new website, check us out at www.ghormleymeadow.org and, we are also on Facebook and Twitter. In addition, a newly purchased stump grinder has helped us begin the process of eliminating over 300 stumps in our heavy use areas. We have completed the required planning for our entry road completion project and hope to begin that work as soon as the Forest Service gives their approval. That project is expected to cost about $10,000 to complete. Continue to hold us up in prayer for safety, a clear communication of the gospel, and opportunities to love kids and youth in the name of Jesus. You can also join our Gatekeepers initiative by going online to our website donation page or simply e-mail or call me, mark@ghormleymeadow.org (509) 945-4655.

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Devotional

I knew you even before you were conceived . . . The word of the LORD came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1: 4-5 We were created to be loved and to love and consequently we have an inborn need to seek after significance and belonging. Unfortunately we often search for our worth in places and among people who cannot truly value us. We look for validation from wrong sources. God created us to love us and demonstrated this to the world with the absolute sacrifice He made by giving His son, Jesus Christ to die for us on the cross. It is only through a personal relationship with Him that we can know real love; a love that overcomes experiences of rejection and feelings of unworthiness. It is by His eternal gift that we can know the amazing truth that even if we were never wanted or loved by human heart and mind, we were desired in the heart and mind of God! For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 My Child, I know everything about you. (Psalm139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31) For you were made in My image. (Genesis 1:27) In Me, you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:27-28) For you are My offspring. (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you, when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12)

Janet Krieger

All your days are written in My book. (Psalm 139:1516) I determined the exact time of your birth, and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 13:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6) I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know Me. (John 8:41, 42, 44) I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) And it is My desire to lavish My love on you (1John 3:1) simply because you are My child, and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11) For I am the perfect Father. (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift that you receive comes from My hand. (James 1:17) For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33) My plan for your future has always been filled with hope (Jeremiah 29:11) because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18) And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) I will never stop doing good to you (Jeremiah 32:40) for you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5) I desire to establish you with all My heart, and all My soul. (Jeremiah 32:41) And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3) If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29) Delight in me, and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) For it is I, who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13) I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20-21) For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) When you are

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brokenhearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18) As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) One day, I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4) And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4) I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my Son, Jesus. (John 17:23) For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26) He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3) He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31) And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

Jesus died, so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) His death was the ultimate expression of My love for you. (1 John 4:10) I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32) If you receive the gift of My Son Jesus, you receive Me. (1 John 2:23) And nothing will ever separate you from My love again. (Romans 8:39-39) come home, and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7) I have always been Father, and will always be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15) My question is......Will you be My child? (John 1:1213) I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-24) Love, Your Dad Almighty God Father Heart Communications http://www.fathersloveletter.com/

Practical Application r

What part of the letter spoke to you heart the most?

lly Can you think of someone who rea needs to read this? Pray for them to know the love of our Father.

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Students

Jeff Murray — Student Ministries Director — Jeff.Murray@fpcyakima.com Courtney Hutchins — Assistant Student Ministries — Courtney.Hutchins@fpcyakima.com

Senior High Pool Party Tuesday, Aug 7 6p-9p @ Gustafson’s

Water Ski

We will be skiing at Rimrock Reservoir on Aug 8 9a-5p / All Ages Cost: $10 Be at FPC at 9a

Mid-High Pool Party

Wednesday, Aug 22, 6p-9p. Meet at FPC by 6p.

Volunteers Needed

Student Ministries is looking for adult volunteers who would like to disciple/mentor students. Contact Jeff or Courtney.

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Family

Shan Trick — Assistant Director Family Ministries — Shan.Trick@fpcyakima.com

More Info

If you have questions about any family events this summer, Contact Shan Trick. 248-7940

August 6 Worship and prayer on FPC lawn 7p. Worship God through song and pray with and for people of all ages in our community.

Thursdays Concert in the park

Every Thursday at Franklin Park from 6:30p to 8:30p. Bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the live music. Aug 2, 9, 16

August 4th Picnic in the park Come gather at Wixon Park in Selah at 4p. Bring a picnic dinner, and join us for family games.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Movie night at FPC

Bring a picnic dinner and join us for game time, Monday, August 20 starting at 5:30p on the North Lawn. Movie starts at 7:00p in the Gym.

Growing Capable Parents – Growing Great Kids Raising children and living in a family can be really confusing and challenging. Starting September 9 at 11:00a in the Gym at FPC, Laurie Kanyer will teach a 7 week parenting class geared to families with kids who range in ages 0 to 12 years old.

This 7 week course will focus on what to expect at every age of development; ways to build strong families and methods to getting kids to cooperate. Laurie will provide information and discussion groups for the different ages and stages of families so you will have the opportunity to dialog and share with other parents who have similar interests and needs. Laurie does a dynamic job of bringing up everyday situations you may face and takes time to offer practical feedback and suggestions you can use. All curriculum and material are backed up by Christian principals and biblical references. Special support will be offered for parent who experience rough and bumpy years as a child. A concurrent children’s and student program will be offered as well as childcare for ages 0-5. There is no cost for this class or the program for your kids unless you want to buy the books Laurie will reference. 15


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