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October

October's theme is Generosity.  Too often we approach life with a lens of scarcity driven by the fear that there is not enough (money, time, power). God counters this fear with a message of abundance.  What would it look like to share God's abundant gifts?

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Pathways Intro to October
 

OCTOBER 4

Read

John 6:1-14

  • Who do you know who is generous?  What do you notice about them?

  • Have you ever had a “5 loaves and 2 fishes” experience…where what you shared was multiplied?

  • In what ways has God been generous with you?

Psalm 23

1 Peter 4:1-11

Good Stewards of Love- sermon by Rev. Robert Galloway

The Myth of Scarcity and the Lyric of Abundance - Walter Brueggemann

Embracing Enoughness - Richard Rohr

How can youth take action?

Watch

Generosity (recording of 10/25 class with Pen Peery)

Generosity - Moving Art

FPC Middle Schooler, Alex Fleischli: How to Help

Charlottians struggling during COVID-19

Listen

Abundance or Scarcity - The Bible Project podcast

"Living of Love" - Avett Brothers

Do

Pray to recognize abundance in your own life and to share it to help bring about the world God envisions for us.

Read the book Evicted: Poverty and Property in the American City and participate in Discussion on Oct. 15

Donate to the Emergency Food Pantry at Westerly Hills

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Oct. Pre-K Lesson 1

K-5th

Oct. K-5 Lesson 1

 

OCTOBER 11

Read

Deut. 26:1-12

On Generosity - poem by Walter Brueggemann

Generosity - The Bible Project

A Environmental Stewardship is a spiritual calling

Listen

The Abraham Experiment - The Bible Project podcast

Y"Just Visiting" - WookieFoot

Do

Pray for school leaders and for teachers and students as they navigate education in a pandemic. Pray for families struggling with remote learning and students who are falling behind (or further behind).  

A Generosity Resources from Round Hill  Community Church

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Oct. Pre-K Lesson 2

K-5th

Oct. K-5 Lesson 2

 

OCTOBER 18

Listen

A The key to true generosity - Rachael Chong at TEDxSMU

Do

Pray that you will see the face of God in those with whom you disagree. 

Attend webinar about Eviction in Charlotte and what is being done

A practice to find commonality with others

Core Church Shoe Donation

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Oct. Pre-K Lesson 3

K-5th

Oct. K-5 Lesson 3

 

OCTOBER 25

Read

Psalm 118 (NRSV)

Psalm 118 (The Message)

Exodus 20:8-11

The Real Power of Generosity - On Being

Simple guidance to get through these next months - Richard Rohr

Sheep Not Superheroes: How Sabbath Helps Us Right-Size

Sabbath Rest - The Bible Project

11 Self-Care Tips for Teens and Young Adults

Watch

Zoom link for class @10am "Generosity-God's Invitation to Relationship" - Dr. Drew Reynolds, Consultant [bio]

Sabbath - The Bible Project Video

Why we all need to practice emotional first aid-TEDx, Guy Winch

Listen

The Restless Craving for Rest - The Bible Project podcast

See full Sabbath podcast series from The Bible Project

You Will Be Found

Do

Pray for

  • political candidates and their staffs in this busy time

  • discernment in choosing new leaders

  • peace with the outcome of next week's election

  • healing in our country

Create a Personal Sabbath Practice

Contribute clothing for Lakewood Preschool

Youth Spiritual Gifts Test

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Oct. Pre-K Lesson 4

K-5th

Oct. K-5 Lesson 4

CONTACT

For more information, contact a member of the Formation  Team:

REV. ROBERT GALLOWAY, Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and Young Adults

rgalloway@firstpres-charlotte.org

GARRELL KEESLER, Director of Adult Formation

gkeesler@firstpres-charlotte.org

NATALIE RAYGOR, Executive Director of Youth, Children and Family Ministries

nraygor@firstpres-charlotte.org

TRISTAN WALL, Interim Assistant Director of Youth

twall@firstpres-charlotte.org

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