Getting Here

ROOTED: Spring 2019

Rooted

Who is God? How does God speak to us? Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do we grapple with fact that we’re not living in a benign world? How can we make the most of our lives? How does God view money? Why and how should we talk with others about God? Why is the church so incredibly important? 

These are the topics we will explore in ROOTED. If you’re looking for an experience that will be a catalyst for real life-life-change, then a ROOTED small group is a great place to be. ROOTED provokes questions, stimulates important conversations, and invites us into stretching group experiences that are designed to help us locate our story more clearly in God’s story. 
 
Through the 12-weeks of ROOTED, you will begin to see God in new ways and hear His voice in surprising places. In a world that can be so incredibly fragmented, isolated, and empty, ROOTED allows us to experience a different way of life. We want to invite you into deeper community, a greater intimacy with God, and to a life of growing generosity to others. 
 
New ROOTED small groups start on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
 

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE, or in person in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings.

 

Improve Your Serve

HIM

Jan 12 2019, Sat, 9AM-3PM, Kalihi Union Church

 

All current ushers, greeters, shuttle van drivers, baristas, parking volunteers, and those interested to join these First Prez teams are highly encouraged to attend the IMPROVE YOUR SERVE seminar. This is Hawaiian Islands Ministries’ annual customer service training for churches.

 

This year’s training includes how to serve those with mental illness, and how to respond in the worst case scenarios, such as a potential active shooter. Early-bird rate (good till Jan 5) is $25/person (includes lunch). Buy your ticket online: himonline.org/iys

Life Training Classes

A new set of various Life Training classes for Sunday mornings at First Prez kicks off this month (classes start dates vary). Life Training classes are meant to deepen our relationship with the Lord. REGISTER IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON SUNDAY. 

Life Training classes are Sunday morning classes for adults. These classes are based on six core areas in which the Life Training Ministry believes every Christian needs to be skilled.  

  1. How to use and study the Bible
  2. How to identify and use your spiritual gifts
  3. How to handle money
  4. How to share your faith
  5. How to pray
  6. How to know God’s will 

VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE.

 

“Surviving the Holidays” Seminar

Nov 20, Tues, 6:30-8:30 PM, 4th/5th grade classroom

 

DivorceCare’s Surviving the Holidays is a one-day seminar to help those hurting from divorce to not dread the holidays, and instead learn how to handle the many emotions they’ll be facing and have hope for the future. 

  

Register with Chaplain Marianna: marianna@fpchawaii.org | 225-8448

 

Blood Drive: Help Save Lives

blood drive

Jan 27, Sun, 7:30 am-1 pm, Blood Mobile

 

We reach out to tangibly meet the real needs of our community through our quarterly blood drives. The Blood Bank of Hawaii loves coming to our church because many here in our congregation have rare blood types that they really need. Since blood cannot be manufactured, we need donors like you. Help us exceed our pint goal this time.

 

Either make your Jan 27th appointment online at tinyurl.com/jan27FPC, or in person in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday.

 

Youth Winter Camp

retreats

 

January 18-21, 2019, Malaekahana Beach Park

Winter Camp is the big kick-off event for youth ministry 2019. It’s one of best events where the youth have the chance to play crazy games, make new friends, and get to know the God who loves them. We hope your child joins us for the Winter Camp, where he or she can create lifelong memories and learn valuable lessons to help them navigate through their middle school or high school career. 
 
 
 

 

DivorceCare and GriefShare

SUPPORT GROUPS 

DivorceCare: January 8 to April 2, Tues, 6:30 pm, FPC

DivorceCare is a weekly support group that will help people heal from the hurt caused by divorce or separation. It’s a caring group led by people who understand what you’re going through and who can help you gain hope for your future. Read more about DivorceCare here. To register for DivorceCare, email Marianna Meachen, or call 808-255-8448

 

 

GriefShare: January 13 to April 7, Sun, 11 am, FPC

 

GriefShare is a 13-week, Christ-centered, biblically-based support group and seminar. It’s for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Attendees will have access to valuable resources to help them recover from their loss and rebuild their lives. Read more about GriefShare here. To sign up for GriefShare, email Marianna Meachen

 

For more info about these support groups, call 808-225-8448.

 

“How to Declutter & Downsize” Seminar

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Jan 30, Wed, 10 AM, FPC

 

Let’s start the year right! Learn how to begin in clearing up the clutter in your home or workplace. Cynthia Arnold and her team of experts will show us how to downsize, declutter, and S.O.R.T. (sell-offer-retain-toss) through your personal belongings. Vintage, our ministry for senior adults, is hosting this FREE seminar, but everyone of all ages is welcome to attend.

 

After the seminar, it’s lunch on campus at Honey’s Restaurant (at your own expense).

 

Sign up at the Vintage table in the fellowship hall on Sunday after the 8 am or 9:30 am service for this event. Questions? Call Joy Altman at 808-262-9809.

 

Healing Service

Jan 27, Sun, 2 pm, Sanctuary

 

If you’re wanting prayers for physical or emotional healing, come to the next Healing Service. Expect a time of quiet worship of our Lord, a message of hope, and an extended time of private prayer with compassionate prayer warriors. Come and bring a friend. 

 

Here are comments from some people who were prayed for at one of our healing services: 

 

“When they were praying for me I had my head bowed & eyes closed while the two prayer counselors had their hands on my shoulders. Then I felt a hand physically touching me on my heart and warmth & tingling went through my body. I opened my eyes to see who was touching me, but there wasn’t any hand I could see. I felt loved, closer to God, and it changed my perspective on organized religion. It’s removed my skepticism and increased my faith that God really hears my prayers.”

  

“I was healed in my emotions. I feel closer to God and loved.”

 

“I felt very mellow & peaceful – I want to go again.”

 

“I felt that my love for my wife was revived! I felt emotional about it. I felt healed and understood; closer to God and His presence.”

 

“I want to do it again. I had bad back pain and when the Pastor prayed for the whole group my pain went away. When he prayed my pain was relieved and I knew he was praying for me. Before this I was skeptical about God and church stuff but now I know He is there.”

 

“I felt God’s Spirit come into my body. There was warmth, tingling within me, like a weight was lifted, and lightness in my soul.”

 

“I asked for prayer for my emotions, and I felt like it went well, that things just went right. I felt like they cared, and I’d like to go back again. I felt a greater sense of peace after.”

 

“It felt so good being in an environment with so many good people – no gangs, no one around who would hurt me, very safe & secure.”

 

Parenting Teens Class

Sunday mornings, 9:30-11am, FPC
(except on first Sundays of the month)

 

This course is for parents, step-parents, prospective parents, and caregivers looking for practical support to strengthen family relationships. Over 10 sessions, the course will help you:

 

 

  • Keep your long-term aim in mind.
  • Meet your teenager’s needs.
  • Set clear boundaries.
  • Develop emotional health.
  • Help them make good choices.

 

Facilitators: Sam and Karen Lee

 

No need to register; just come!



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