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Men’s Dinner

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Feb 27, Tues, 6PM, First Prez Grand Ballroom

 

 

All men are invited to the next MEN’S DINNER, an evening of great food and conversation with guest speaker TERRY COOK, as he shares how God has called each of us to be a leader who intentionally pursues life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Terry’s talk is entitled "John 10:10 Living Life Abundantly."

 

Dinner tickets available in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings, or ONLINE ANY TIME BY CLICKING HERE.

 

COST: $10 per person, or only $5 for college-aged men.

 

Terry Cook of the co-founding Partner of Leader Development Global (ldnglobal.com), a nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping a different kind of leader. Terry’s passion for leading and coaching has ranged from helping university students, to leaders on Capitol Hill.

Support if You’re Divorced or Grieving

 

 

The weeks leading up to the holidays can be tough when you’re divorced or grieving the loss of a loved one, but we can help. Come to a one-day video seminar designed to provide you with coping strategies and hope for the future.

 

Topics include:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • Helpful tips about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events

 

GRIEFSHARE Surviving the Holidays

  • Nov 12, Sunday, 11 am, Glass Classroom at First Prez
  • Register: griefshare@fpchawaii.org

 

DIVORCECARE Surviving the Holidays:

  • Nov 14, Tues, 6:30 pm, 4th/5th grade classroom at First Prez
  • Register: divorcecare@fpchawaii.org

 

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

 

 

 

 

Feb 15-March 31, 2018

 

Fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines we need to develop if we want to grow deeper in our relationship with God. It’s also a way of awakening our spiritual zeal, which we ought to have if we follow the Lord who is alive and always at work around us. 

 

Fasting is abstaining from a meal, a specific food, a specific drink, or a specific activity so that we can disconnect from regular patterns or habits for a while and focus more of God. It’s like getting a spiritual reboot!

 

SUGGESTED KINDS OF FASTS:

  • SPECIFIC FOOD FAST: Choosing to abstain from specific foods like meat, processed or fast foods, desserts, coffee, alcohol, and soda to name a few.
  • SPECIFIC ACTIVITY FAST: Choosing to abstain from a regular activity or habit, like engaging in social media and watching TV, and instead devoting the time to prayer, solitude in order to listen to God, and the reading of the Bible and Christian books. 
  • JUICE FAST: Consuming vegetable and fruit juices and water, instead of solid food. Even if you choose not to make your entire fast liquids-only, substituting liquids for one or two meals is another alternative.
  • DANIEL FAST: Consuming only the food that the prophet Daniel (in the Bible) ate while he fasted. According to the book of Daniel chapter 1, Daniel fasted by having only vegetables and water. In another time that he fasted, Daniel abstained from meat, wine, and rich foods, according to Daniel chapter 10.

 

PRAYER:

 

Fasting will lead us closer to the Lord if combined with daily prayer time and the daily reading of the Bible. When praying, let’s make our primary goal to know Jesus more and experience Him more. Simply talk to Him. Choose a place and time where we can seek Him daily. Schedule it in, if that will help.

 

READING THE BIBLE:

 

There are many free tools available to help us get started on reading passages of the Bible every day. Here are a few of them:

 

FASTING TIPS 

 

Here are other ideas that can help make your fasting experience more pleasant and meaningful:

  • Choose a fast that will work for you. The fast will need to present some level of difficulty for you, but be realistic and commit to that fast.
  • If fasting from specific food, please consult with your physician first, especially if you have health concerns, if you’re pregnant, or if you’re nursing a baby.
  • If fasting from specific food or drink, make a fasting calendar that fits your plan so you can see what each day looks like.
  • Stock on items you need so you don’t easily give in to temptation to break your fast.
  • Make it a priority to be around other believers during the fast. This will encourage you to keep on going when the fasting gets difficult.
  • If you mess up, please don’t get discouraged. Just get right back on and continue your fast as planned. The Lord will give you the grace and the strength to finish the fast. 
  • Let’s not let what we’re fasting from be the focus of our fast. The main thing is to draw closer to God while we’re fasting.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday Service

ash wednesday

 

 

Feb 14, Wed, 7:30pm, Sanctuary

 

A contemplative time of worship and prayer, led by Pastor Steve Peich, when we will also have a Communion service and the imposition of ashes on the forehead, a reminder of our mortality, the need to repent, and the need to accept the salvation Jesus Christ offers to all people. Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent.

 

Come and bring a friend.

 

Ash Wednesday is also the start of the 40-DAY FAST. Read here to find out why we fast.

 

 

 

 

WAKO (Wednesdays At KO‘olau) Classes

 

wako

 

Feb 7, 14, 21, and 28 • Wed • 5:30-8:30 pm

 

WAKO (Wednesdays at Ko’olau) is an assortment of classes offered twice a year on 4 Wednesday nights at First Prez. The classes are meant to provide a "front porch" where people new to First Prez (or to the Christian faith) can come, make friends, and explore the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have classes for high schoolers, middle schoolers, and keiki too. 

 

 

The theme for WAKO this winter is "Welcome Home," with classes scheduled for Feb 7, 14, 21, and 28 starting at 5:30 PM at the First Prez campus. (Note: There will be no 7:30 PM classes on Feb 14th so everyone could attend the Ash Wednesday Service on campus.)

 

 

Everyone is welcome, so think of who you can invite to come with you!

 

Click here to see the list of classes.

 

Click here to sign up online.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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