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When It Comes to God, Small is Good
From a tender age, we’re taught to “think big” and to “climb every mountain.” That’s not a bad thing, so far as it takes us. But one of the things we’re finding at First Presbyterian Church, Lowville, is that in Christ we are also called to “think small.” In ministry, we are called to serve those who have less and are in need. As a congregation, we have been developing a strong small group program—strong spiritually as well as in study & reflection. In worship, we are learning that it is the small things, the exchange of peace, the closing response, and the moments of laughter that reflect the Spirit’s presence among us. We are reminded in all of this that Jesus of Nazareth is for us God written small, small as we are all small in the grand scheme of things. He is God with us, the Creator bending down into our tiny world. As a church, we look to our past with thanksgiving, our future with hope, and it is in the small things of the present that we continue to sense God in Christ with us.
Whether you’re “home” for the holidays,
Hanging of the Greens
Christmas decorating will be done on Monday, December 2 at 6:30p.m. If you would like to help, sign up on the clipboard at church or speak with Heidi Van Zandt.
Serving Those in Need
Times continue to be hard for lower income families in Lewis County. Affordable housing is tight. Job openings are scarce. Winter puts a special strain on limited incomes, and there are residents who don't have enough to eat. Beginning in October, FPC, Lowville, has been collecting canned and dry foods in cooperation with our local Head Start program, which sees a lot of need in the families of its children for help with food. Members and friends of the church are bringing bags and boxes of food with them on Sunday mornings, and Head Start then collects these donations and distributes them to families with hungry children. This is one more way in which we seek to follow Christ's example for us and calling to us to serve others more than we are served ourselves. We will continue this drive through the holidays. Members and friends are asked to do what we can to keep it going.
Members and friends at FPC brought various food items each Sunday that were put together with turkeys for distribution to Head Start families so they could enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.