For Children & Youth
Fall Teen Bonfire
Youth in grades 6 and up are invited to the Arthur home (1520 Northridge Dr., Hudson) on Friday, October 19, 7-9pm, for s’mores and good company while gathered around a bonfire.
Lunch & Learning (for Youth)
Sunday, October 28, middle and high school students are invited for lunch and learning at 11:30am. During this (and following) “Lunch and Learning” sessions, we’ll explore what God teaches us about following Jesus and how Christian faith relates to everyday life.
Learning for Littles
Children age three through lower elementary are invited each Sunday from 10:45-11:30am to learn some key Bible stories and messages through reading, crafts and other activities. Classes meet in the youth room in the east hallway.
NETworks Youth Ministry
NETworks, our cooperative youth ministry with other local congregations, meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at the Crossing Point (220 Vine Street, Hudson). Middle High NETworks (grades 6-8) meets 4:30-5:55pm (snack provided). Senior High NETworks (grades 9-12) meets 6:00-9:00pm (dinner provided).
How can you help.....
Please consider signing up to teach a Bible story to our youngest. We need people who can volunteer for one or two Sundays for the program year.
Pray for our continued planning as we seek to provide ways for FPC members of all ages to grow in faith!
Wednesdays (10/17, 10/24, 11/7, & 11/14) from 8-9pm women are invited to join in reflection on the research of Dr. Brene Brown (exploring vulnerability, shame, empathy, courage, and wholehearted living), scripture, and parenting. Contact Pastor Kendra with questions or if you are interested in attending.
“Who Are Our Neighbors” Speakers Series
To learn more about our neighbors, and how God might be calling our congregation to love our neighbors, we are hosting the following speakers in the coming months:
· Sunday, October 21, 10:45-11:45am—”Who Are Our Neighbors Struggling to Make Ends Meet”—Ann Searles, Executive Director at United Way St. Croix Valley, will share information on members of the community who are working and make slightly more than the poverty rate and the challenges they are experiencing.
All ages welcome to come and learn more. Additional speakers to be announced at a later date.
FPC Book Club
For on-going opportunities for adults in small groups, music ensembles, and mission projects, check out the Adult Small Group page under the Spiritual Nurture tab above.
For All Ages
Stuff-a-Truck Food Shelf Drive
“Stuff-a-Truck” is a community-wide food shelf drive sponsored by County Market and assisted by Hudson schools. Collection boxes are put at each school the last week in October. Students are urged to bring items for the Food Shelf then. Saturday, October 27, volunteers will be standing at County Market reminding people of the drive and collecting products from shoppers. This is one of the two major drives each year to help us fill the shelves. Friday, November 2, the boxes will be picked up at the schools and brought to St Patrick’s Church for sorting. Sorters are needed 12-2pm to box up the donated items.
Can you help? 1. Saturday, October 27, volunteers are needed to be at County Market asking for donations and reminding people of the drives at the schools. A morning or afternoon shift would be appreciated.
2. Friday, November 2, about noon to 2 pm, volunteers are needed at St Pat’s to separate and box the items donated at the schools.
3. Have a student? Help the schools fill the boxes the last week in October by donating and item or two.
Contact Maggie Wooley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org