Giving Tuesday at FCC Farmville

Dear Members and Friends of FCC Farmville,

We are in that time of year when we look back on the year and make assessments about how it has gone for us and those we love.  And, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year-end activity has taken on a different tone and feel.  Our lives have been different and challenging in ways we did not foresee just a short time ago, so our remembering and reflecting are also much different.  Here at FCC, we have striven to be church through the pandemic in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • posting our worship services online while we were unable to meet face-to-face;
  • visiting front porches and leaving gifts to remind others they are cared for, even when we are socially distanced;
  • praying for one another;
  • building wheelchair ramps for local citizens who need them;
  • starting up a weekly food outreach program to help local people with day-to-day needs;
  • becoming a food distribution center for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina;
  • improving and increasing our social media presence so the message and mission of FCC is well known;
  • hosting a blood drive and flu shot clinics;
  • providing excellent stewardship of the buildings and grounds that are a strong presence here on the corner of Church & Main Streets;
  • reading, thinking, discussing, and sharing important ideas related to our faith and spiritual development.

I’m sure there are more that could be listed here, and I hope these few are helpful in reminding us all how important the ministry of FCC Farmville is to this community.  So, on this Giving Tuesday, I would like to express how very thankful I am for each person and every act of ministry that has been carried out through our church community.  And, Giving Tuesday provides several opportunities for our participation, including:

  • praying for FCC Farmville, our mission and purpose;
  • visiting the FCC website and becoming more familiar with our church and ministry;
  • joining us by getting on our mailing lists, volunteering for service opportunities on one of our committees or through Disciples Women’s Ministries or Christian Men’s Fellowship, or worshipping with us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.;
  • donating through our giving page or by mail.

Our season of Advent began this past Sunday.  For us, this season is a time to prepare for something new and unexpected.  (cf. Luke 21) I can think of no better season than this one to encourage each of us to use Giving Tuesday to make a change in the world. 

Grace and peace and paths in the wilderness,