First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette

A Place to Experience, Explore, and Express the Love of God

Responding to the Oklahoma Tornado

 

Members of the National Response Team of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) are currently responding to the devastating tornado that struck Moore, a populous suburb of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The 200 mph, F-5 tornado struck Monday evening and destroyed whole neighborhoods. Two elementary schools were in the tornado's path, and one school sustained a direct hit.

Church leaders have issued a call to prayer. 

Read situation reports, get resources, and find out how you can stand in the GAP (Give. Act. Pray.) for disaster survivors.

You may also text 20222 to donate $10 or use this QR Code to donate from your phone.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS, ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING

FPC will collect the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering on Easter Sunday.

In Mark 12, Jesus explains that the two most important commandments are to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) responds to these commandments by helping our neighbors in their time of greatest need. Whether we’re offering relief in the wake of a devastating storm, providing food or access to clean water, or assisting in the empowerment of our oppressed and marginalized brothers and sisters, One Great Hour of Sharing is an annual opportunity for us to show our love globally to our neighbors in a very tangible way.

Thank you for joining Presbyterians across the country as we share our love with our neighbors through the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People ministries.
 
Sam Locke
Director

What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

Please join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 for an open dicussion about the essentials of faith and practice.  This study will be based on scripture and What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? by Martin Thielen. 

 

 

Special Offering

On Sunday, November 25, we will receive a special offering dedicated to Evergreen Life Services.

Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. is now doing business as Evergreen Life Services. Evergreen has enjoyed a proud history of providing excellent services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities since 1959.
 
Evergreen began when a Presbyterian minister, a handful of staff and four young men who had both developmental and intellectual disabilities moved to an abandoned school house out in the pinewoods of Northwest Louisiana in a community called Evergreen. Since its inception, Evergreen has grown to serve over 1,300 individuals in six states: Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Kentucky.
 

Shared Thanksgiving Meal

Begun in the home of congregation members who could not be with extended family, this tradition of the church continues to welcome those in need of Christian companionship. The church provides the turkey, and guests are asked to bring a side item. Sign up by emailing the church (office@fpclafayette.org) to let us know what you will bring. We will worship in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30a and feast on God's abundance at Noon. All are welcome to this family friendly meal.

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