5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Incredible Faith Kick Off

Incredible Faith is the theme of our brand new Friday Bible School (FBS), happening every first Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon here at the church, beginning on Friday, September 7. It’s free for kids aged Kindergarten through 6th grade, and everyone is welcome. Registration online at https://form.jotform.com/81874654454164. We’ll have a kick off event on Friday, August 3, from 11 to 1 p.m., when we’ll meet Mr. Incredible himself and enjoy a community BBQ. (This is a change from the original plans for the kick off. We’re getting information updated as we’re able.)

2 Heading to Denver

Explorer Club heads to Denver on Friday, August 24, to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit (and more!) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Everyone is invited to join us! Admission to the museum is free. Explorer Club kids see the Scrolls for free; all others pay just $5. Let us know you're joining us by replying here or signing up on Sunday morning. Note: We have a group reservation for the 10:00 a.m. entry to the Scrolls exhibit. Join us on Friday morning, or add extra fun by driving up with the kids on Thursday night for a campout at Corona Presbyterian Church.

3 Worship

Please join us in Worship as we celebrate Communion and continue our series “Summer Survival” with the theme of “Exercise” and the message of “A Little Each Day,” from Judges 13-16. Special music will be provided by Bethany Arnold and Elly Ludwig. Invite a friend!

4 Operation Christmas Child

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD FOR AUGUST:

Don’t need: Washcloths, toothbrushes & scissors. Need: 140 toothbrush COVERS ONLY 139 brushes 98 combs and a few each barrettes, headbands and ponytail holders Many, Many: bars of soap, stuffed animals, Larger toys: balls, puzzles, cars, airplanes, games (ex: checkers), dolls etc. We have enough of the small ‘trinkety’ things. Please try to get items that will hold up!
When school supplies are on sale: 288 glue sticks, 48 rulers, 101 crayons, 121 colored pencils, 145 erasers, 144 markers, 113 pencil sharpeners, at least 1352 pencils and some ink pens. CHECK the list by the baskets for updates.

5 Donation Center

Associated Charities is desperately in need of ramen noodles. They can also use Jelly (any size and any flavor), canned peas, and saltine crackers.

Kid’s Closet—our donation area for the Otero County Health Department foster care program—is in need of diapers—Preemies, and Sizes 1, 5, and 6. Your generosity is much appreciated!