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Reviews of Antiracism Resources

Do you have an antiracism book or other resource you want to share?
 
One First Pres priority is “combating systemic racism both within and outside the church.”  Many of you are already reading and discussing books and articles that address this underlying racism, and the Membership Committee invites you to share your insights and thoughts in First Pres eblasts.  What did you find enlightening?  For whom would you recommend this particular book or article?  Reviews of other media addressing racism, such as movies, TV shows, podcasts and children’s resources are welcome.  Please email your mini review to: Carol Green.  Questions about reviews may be directed to Carol Green at email or call or text 518-331-1447.
 
Click here for past reviews

 

Opportunities

We offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on
Thursda
ys in June at 12:30pm via Zoom. Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, leads each session. and our time together is 30 minutes. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not. You can register here for Thursday, June 3, to receive the zoom link. Please have a Finger Labyrinth available - you can download a paper version if you don’t have your own or Jamie in the church office. Join us!

 
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The Property Committee is hosting a Church Workday
 on Saturday, June 5, beginning at 9:00 am.
Various projects both inside and outside the
church building will be addressed. 
Contact Owen Gilbo, chair of Property Committee,
to volunteer or with any questions.



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First Pres, through the Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee, has been working with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Here are opportunities for education and advocacy:
 

 


The Poor People's Campaign New York State chapter has planned a number of actions for June. Click here for more details.
 
Needed: if you can't attend the Care-a-Van on June 5 or march/rally on June 7, you can support these efforts by helping pack lunches for the marchers Monday morning June 7, at 8:00am in our church kitchen. If you are interested please contact Molly or 712-986-6010.

 
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The Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee

IT'S PRIDE MONTH!

Each year in June we celebrate the lives of our LGBTQIA+ siblings. Sorry, no cake this year. But we will explore one way in which we can express ourselves that ensures the inclusion of everyone. In our Adult Ed class on June 6th at 8:45 am, Owen Gilbo will lead us in a discussion about pronouns, We've seen she/her, he/him/, them/they on our zoom screens, email signatures and other places. What does it mean? Should we be using those identifiers? When? How? Join us for this timely conversation.

Looking for some fellowship time?

Join other First Pres members at a safe gathering!
Below are some opportunities.
Each gathering is outside*.
Chairs are provided.
Numbers limited to groups of 10.
Reservations required.
Enjoy!

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Patio time at Miriam and Glenn’s in Delmar
Beverages and appetizer provided
If you wish, bring an appetizer to share.
Friday, June 18, 5:00 – 7:00
Saturday, June 19, 5:00 – 7:00
RSVP via church office.
 
 
* in case of inclement weather, the host will determine
if the event will be cancelled or postponed
 
If you’re interested in hosting
a porch, patio or deck time at your home,
please contact the church office with details.

 

FOCUS Church News

Calendar

Tuesday, 6/1       9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            5:30pm   Outreach and Mission Committee Meeting
                            5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                            7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

Wednes., 6/2     11:00am   Staff Meeting
                            5:30pm   Special Session Meeting

Thurs., 6/3         7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            4:30pm   Anti- Racism Task Force
                            7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

Saturday, 6/5      9:30am   Church Work Day

Sunday, 6/6        8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                          11:00am   Virtual Youth Group
                          11:15am   Fellowship Time via Zoom

Tuesday, 6/8       9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            6:30pm   Stewardship Committee Meeting

Wednes., 6/9      6:30pm   Women's Small Group

Thurs., 6/10       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Sunday, 6/13      8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                          11:00am   Virtual Youth Group
                          11:15am   Fellowship Time via Zoom

Monday, 6/14    1:00pm   Covenant Small Group

Tuesday, 6/15     9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting


 
******* All meetings will be held via Zoom.*******
 
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Contact info: please use this number 518-439-7492 (instead of church phone)

 
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