Pastor Lynne McQuown
DEC Calendar and Newsletter
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Services are held in the main Church:
Sunday Morning Services are at 10:30 AM
Sunday School for youth will be held during church services.
Communion is held on Easter Sunday and the first Sunday of each month.
Nursery is available during church services.
100 Women Who Care - Jonesville Chapter - 2nd Monday in January, April, July and October at 6:15 p.m.
Take a Break Tuesday - Second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Wed at 10:30am
Grief Recovery Group-1:15pm
Faith in Fitness..Thurs. noon to 1pm Hillsdale College
Knit Wits - 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Pub Theology - TBD
Adult Choir - Rehearsals every Wednesday 6pm
Songwriters: First Monday of each month
Young at Heart - TBA
Grounded in Grace Coffee House..W,Th,Fr from 9am to 1pm
Sat.,Nov. 2nd at 7pm
Hillsdale Brewing Co.
This is a new group forming through JFPC. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate. Be a part of their inaugural gathering.
Dear JFPC Friends and Family,
We have officially entered the darkest days of the year, averaging only around 9
hours of daylight each day. I know the physical darkness of the season affects the
emotional and spiritual well-being of many people. We need the Light, and when it is
absent, we long for it.
Advent is a season of yearning, of watching and waiting, of hope and expectation that
the Light will return. Yet it is a time spent largely in darkness. This year, our Advent
theme will be focused not on the Light of the World (That’s Epiphany!) but on the
“Holiness of Darkness.” We’ll look at how God is always at work, even, and espe-
cially, in darkness.
Pastor, author, and artist Jan L. Richardson writes in her book Night Visions, “I be-
lieve that Christ came not to dispel the darkness but to teach us to dwell with integri-
ty, compassion, and love in the midst of ambiguity. The One who grew in the fertile
darkness of Mary’s womb knew that darkness is not evil of itself. Rather, it can be-
come the tending place in which our longings for healing, justice, and peace grow and
come to birth.”
This Advent, many of you are dwelling in different forms of darkness. We’ve known
a lot of change, loss, and disruption in our congregation and in our lives this year. In
Advent, as we watch and wait for the return of the Light, may we become aware of
God’s holy presence in the darkness. May we use this time to be still, to
acknowledge and tend our longings for healing, justice, peace, and love – in our lives
and in the world.
In Christ’s Love,
World Communion Lessons
Come Join Our Choir!
FAITH AND FITNESS GROUP FORMING
Many of us have recently come to the conclusion that we could be taking better care of our “temples of God” (bodies). In other words, we know we’re out of shape and we want to do something about it. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, build up endurance prior to a big trip, or just make exercising more meaningful and fun, you are invited to join us as we walk and pray for our community – growing both a physical and spiritual discipline.
This is open to all regardless of ability. We’ll start slow and short for those who are beginners and work our way up in endurance and strength. We’ll meet THURSDAYS AT NOON at the Hillsdale College BIERMANN ATHLETIC CENTER TRACK beginning on August 15th. Bring your walking shoes!
1st Sunday of the month
Grief Group Our congregation has suffered significant losses in the past couple of years. Many in our midst are grieving – the loss of loved ones, jobs, relationships, health. If you are in grief, (over anything), you are invited to JFPC’s Grief Group. We have no curriculum, no agenda, no purpose other than to listen, to support each other, and to offer a safe place to grieve openly. We will meet Wednesdays at 1:15pm. (Come earlier for a crêpe and coffee
Back by popular demand – Wednesday 10:30 am Bible Study begins May 8. In May and June we will be journeying through the book of Genesis. All are welcome
DEC. calendar of events
7 KnitWits Bazaar and lunch 9am to 1pm
8 Young Adults Friendsgiving potluck 1pm
10 Take A Break at Olivia's 1pm
11 Bible Study 10:30am, Grief Group 1:15pm
12 Faith and Fitness noon
13 Sewing with Purpose at GIG
13 Young At Heart Christmas Caroling, dinner at 6pm at the church
18 Bible Study 10:30 am, Grief Recovery 1:15 pm
19 Faith and Fitness noon
20 Sewing with Purpose at GIG
20 Pub Theology at Ramshackle Brewing 6:30 pm
22 Christmas Pageant 10:30am service
22 Community Blue Christmas service 6pm
24 Christmas Eve Service 7pm
25 NO Bible Study 10:30 am, Grief Group 1:15pm
26 Faith and Fitness noon
29 Carol Sing/Worship Service 10:30am
Made to order savory and dessert crepes. We make our own fillings and use fresh ingredients. By donation. Proceeds are used for outreach to support local non profits.
Grounded in Grace
We are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM!
We are now serving crepes each day!
Located in the Church Fellowship Room - enter through the back door
Coffee and Tea (Keurig) for a suggested donation
All are welcome – bring a friend or neighbor; meet a new friend or neighbor!
This ministry of hospitality began with a desire to provide a Christian environment, in which people can congregate, to develop relationships leading to greater self and interpersonal relationships with each other and God. 10% of the proceeds each month will be given to local, non-proift and service organizations such as Hope House, Community Action Agency, Domestic Harmony, Youth trips, or a food pantry.
Leigh and Jason Raddatz
Pastor Lynne McQuown and family
Bill and Kathy Adams
Grounded in Grace Coffee House
The Mick Sisters
Sharon and Scott Dow
Kathi and Ron Boyle
Mary and Tim Skupinski
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