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But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7

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We have resumed our study of “The Dash” and  Sunday School and FUN Groups are meeting again. Come join us! 9:30 a.m. for  worship, 10:45 a.m. for Fun Groups and Sunday School.

G.L.O.W. has also resumed their  10 a.m. Wednesday morning study.  The New Year is a great time for anyone interested in joining us as we begin a new study on “Twelve Women of the Bible.” Each week’s lesson includes scripture reading, discussion questions, and a DVD presentation.  Our discussions will help us examine what we can learn from these women of faith and apply to our own lives.  If you would like Pastor Darcy to reserve a study guide for you, please let her or Secretary Jeann know.  The cost of the book is $6.50.

Get Your Super Bowl Pizza! The Youth will be taking orders for pizzas to be made up and delivered Feb. 3, fresh and ready to bake for your Super Bowl enjoyment. Youth Group members will have order forms for you to place your order. Payment is requested when you place your order.  Please make checks payable to Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church.  A Colorado Mission Trip Fundraising event.

The Youth will be serving a Valentine Dinner on February 10 at 6 p.m.  Although the theme is Valentine’s Day, singles, groups and friends are all included in the invitation – not just couples!  The meal will be followed by a “Newlywed –type” game. The cost is a donation that will benefit the youth’s summer mission trip to Colorado. Please sign up at the Sign-up table in the gallery by Feb. 3.                  There will also be child-care available for ages 0 – 6th grade. The kids will get a hotdog & chips meal and have some activities of their own while the parents are enjoying their meal.

This year, our congregation celebrated the 200th year of its founding. So impacting lives for Christ is not new to us. We, quite literally, have been doing this work for centuries. There is no doubt, however, that what has transpired in our church in recent memory is a unique blessing from God. Not many small churches in small towns throughout America have been able to experience the kind of spiritual renewal, numerical growth and building construction that we have. Unfortunately, in our day, it’s more common for churches to permanently close their doors than to open new ones.  That’s what makes the kind of work God is doing in Fredericksburg so important. It’s not just vital to our community; it’s critical to the spiritual fabric of our nation.

Who would have ever thought that God would chose to work in the way He has in our little congregation such that we might build and pay for a facility like ours in only 6 years. Of course, that’s not the most important work that the Lord is doing among us. Since we started worshipping in the new building in October 2015, and once we have a baptism and confirmation service December 10, 2017), we will have celebrated 93 “new shoots” expressing faith in the following ways:

  • 15 first-time professions of faith and believer’s baptisms
  • 41 new members joining through confirmation or reaffirming their faith
  • 4 infant baptisms
  • 33 exploring faith through regular worship attendance and engagement with the church