Our congregation has been donating an average of 100 pounds of peanut butter each month to the Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County.  Thank you!  Please continue to bring your jars of peanut butter to the narthex and I’ll deliver them to the food bank. 

Our Ice Cream Ministry is ready to go full stream.  We have the freezer, the cart, and the ice cream.  The plan is to give out ice cream to the children of Homewood, Chickasaw, Independence, and Seminary/Madison, inviting them and their parents to our church programs.  I need help with two things: volunteers to put out door tags and deliver ice cream; and programs to invite people to.  Call your session members and tell them you want Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, Vacation Bible School, Bible Study, and whatever else you might want to participate in.  It’s difficult to invite people to church activities that aren’t happening.  The last Sunday of each month has been designated as Ice Cream Sunday.  After worship on these Sundays we'll have cake and ice cream to celebrate that month’s birthdays and anniversaries.  It will also be a good time to invite your grandchildren to church.  We have coloring packets in the narthex if they need some extra stimulation during worship.  If they start to associate church with fun and ice cream, “Praise the Lord.” 

Be looking for the Congregational Cookout later this summer and plan to attend with your entire family.  We’ll have food, fun, and fellowship.  Remember that "revival" is from the Latin re - again, and vivo - to live.  Come to FPC and “ReVivo.”

Love and Hugs,

Pastor Pete.