The elders are calling for a church family meeting next Wednesday evening (March 11th), beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting on Wednesday will be used to (1) give answers from the session and the FEC on the important questions raised last week, and (2) take a “straw poll” on encouraging the FEC to move forward. In preparation for this meeting, we are encouraging some extra meetings for prayer, please plan to join one or all of the following:
9-9:45am on Sunday morning,
4:30-5:15 on Sunday afternoon,
5:30-6:15 on Wednesday evening.
From the social committee: Family Bowling Night
WHEN: Friday, March 13th - 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Market Square Lanes
COST: $9/person (includes 2 hours unlimited bowling and shoe rental...Please see Eric Bibby if the expense is a hindrance) Sign up at church (on the back counter) and let Kim Held know by Tuesday, March 11th
The next seminary-level class at 2nd RPC in Indy will be a Biblical Theology class taught by Dr. Andrew Gilhooley. You can see more information here.
Youth Group Laser Tag
When: Friday, March 20th
Meet at: MegaBlast Inc Laser Tag at Lafayette Market Place off Sagamore
Pizza will be provided. And, of course, feel free to invite friends along! Please let Blackwoods know if you plan on coming and give your money to them.
From the hospitality committee: Please considering volunteering to be ready to host visitors for Sunday lunch. We want to have at least one family each week who is prepared and excited to welcome visitors to worship in their homes for lunch. If you're interested, please speak with Sarah J.
From Beni Wilson (RPCL): Cross Cultural Ministry Workshop
This annual training is hosted by several international student ministries for Christian volunteers. It’s 9am-noon on March 28 at Faith West, the focus is on how to lead a Bible study, much of which will be applicable to studying the Bible with Americans too! In particular looking at the M28 Bible study method. If you’re considering reaching out more to internationals, or even studying the Bible with inmates, neighbors, etc., this training is a great place to start.
You can register online at: www.isipurdue.com/ccmw-workshop.html. Registration is free, although donations will be accepted on site.
From our friends Bonnie & James Hill in the RPC of Lafayette, who are raising money toward their adoption.
Pancake Brunch Fundraiser
Saturday, March 14th from 9am to 1pm
1723 S 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47909
Come hungry and ready to eat. Donations accepted and all are welcome!
Adoption T-shirt fundraiser
Now through Friday, March 13th at sojournertradingco.bigcartel.com.
Place an order for an adoption-inspired t-shirt "Superman was adopted." James and Bonnie can deliver your t-shirt at church once they're printed (early April).
Save money by entering the discount code LOCAL and hitting the + sign at checkout so you don't pay shipping.
Also for high schoolers; begin thinking about the ECHO trip this summer.
What: a two-week missions related service project
Who: all high schoolers
When: June 9-25
Where: Ft. Myers, FL
Why: learn about agricultural missions, serve the Lord
How Much: $425
Application Forms attached.
Small groups--you're invited! Wednesdays, we're meeting at the Helds, at the church (kids' program available), and at the Larsons. A group meets every other week in Delphi (contact Paul R. or Sam C.) and David and Meghan H. host a group on Thursday evenings. Please consider yourself warmly invited!
For your planning, next summer will see the RP International Conference. You can read some details (including a date change!) in this flyer.
Our Winter Quarter teachers are:
3-4: Avery B.
5-7: Grace P., Luke P.
8-10: David C.
11-13: Eric & Jean B.
High School: Andrew R., Jon H.
Nursery: Kim H.