Fellowship Ministries at FPCGV
Sup With 7
SUP WITH 7 and get to know the people of your church community! Sup with 7 is what the host makes it. The host usually provides the main course for dinner and everyone brings whatever the host designates—salad, dessert, veggie. Don’t ask the person who always arrives late to bring appetizers! Wine, or no alcohol, is also up to the host. June 21 will be the first one. Consider being a host! Sign up in the Narthex with those holding a clipboard and looking friendly. Contact Leslie Rigoulot (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tom Talbot (email@example.com) for further information. Oh, if you don’t want to host one at your home, you could host at a local restaurant!
Fellowship Stories on tumblr.com
Read selected stories and pictures about our Fellowship programs on our fpcgv.tumblr.com blog. Click the stories below to read more:
The Faces of Trunk or Treat - While the event is for the kids, Trunk or Treat happens because of generous adults.
#PropheticallyAngry - What happens when woke people feel a call from the Holy Spirit.
Positivity on a Soup Can - 176 cans of positive messages for homeless LGBTQ teens
#WeAreStV - After hearing about St. Valentine, we all wanted to be just like him.
Group building 30' in the air - Straping on a high ropes harness and climbing the ladder is a lot more challenging that you might think.
Captain America & Alexander Hamilton - A warm October evening brings out the spooks...and the best of FPCGV.
Kickball Glory - Glory isn’t measured in wins and losses, but in the friendships created.
First Presbyterian Men's Group
Presbyterian Men meets every Wednesday at 6 a.m. in Fellowship Hall to read and discuss the Bible. Launched about 15 years ago by Dave Robinson, Tom Talbot and Chuck Schneider, this has been the quintessential small group with normal attendance of 6 to 10 men. All men are welcome to join at anytime, from any and all life and spiritual walks.
“I joined about five years ago having never really ever read the Bible or participated in organized religion. Now our FPC Men’s 6 a.m. Bible Study is the highlight of most of my busy weeks, and I look forward to reading scriptures most everyday. Something good happens every Wednesday morning in Fellowship Hall. — Brad Bartholomew
In 2011, we created a Men’s Directory to help us learn each other’s names. We made the pictures and type large enough to easily recognize friends and names, the first step in fellowship. The directory has been digitized so the entire album can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.
In 2012, we started an email string to pre-read the Sunday Scriptures. We preview each reading and try to guess how Pastor Bob or Pastor Ashley may preach. Reading and discussing the scripture beforehand allows the real wisdom of Sunday’s sermon reach a little deeper. We send out an email every other week.
For more information, contact Brad Bartholomew at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support FPCGV by shopping at Amazon
Go to Smile.Amazon.com and register to support First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine!
When you first enter the site, type First Presbyterian Grapevine in the Search window to locate us.
Then go through the Smile Amazon portal every time you shop Amazon and FPCGV will receive a small percent of each sale. They even have a Smile Amazon bookmark you can drag and drop into your favorites to create a shortcut. This is an easy way and fun way to support FPCGV!
X-tra Years of Zest
XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) is a group of men and women generally over 60 years of age, though anyone is welcome to attend. We think of ourselves as older youth who enjoy fellowship and concern for one another.
We meet monthly, from September to June, for potluck luncheons, an activity or mission project and interesting, fun-filled outings. We are a group without a designated leader but in recent years the program has been planned by an informal committee including Dick & Sandy Austin, Paul & Joanne Haefeli, Paul & Ella Mae Horne, John & Edna Malmstrom, and Pauline Robbins.
For more information, contact John or Edna Malmstrom at email@example.com