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Kantorei in Concert: Sunday, March 5

Kantorei
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
“Serenade to Music”
In praise of music, Kantorei celebrates the power that comes from within through the art form. Kantorei joins forces with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra to perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’, “Serenade to Music”, a breathtakingly beautiful work of art, as the pillar piece in the program. In addition the program offers Benjamin Britten’s, “A Hymn to St. Cecilia”, the patron saint to music.

Tickets will be available online at kantorei.org or at the door. First Plymouth members receive a 50% discount at the door and a discount code will be published in the Sunday morning bulletins several weeks prior to the concert date for use when purchasing tickets online.

New Member Program

FP At-A-Glance
Want to know more about First Plymouth? Could this be the spiritual home you’ve been looking for? Do you have questions about how to become a member of our church? Then “FP At-A-Glance” is for you! Come join us in the Commons Room after the Worship Service on the last Sunday of every month.

First Plymouth NMP
The New Membership Program (NMP) has been designed to accommodate everyone from singles to young families to retirees and beyond. The NMP meets for five sessions, studying a different Pillar of our Faith each session.  Contact Heidi Thomas or Rev. Paul Griego to learn when the next session is scheduled.

A special New Member Retreat Day is planned for Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during which a light lunch will be provided. It will be an opportunity to complete the entire 5-Session New Member Program in one full day. No childcare is available for this special retreat.

 

Everybody Welcome. Seriously. Everybody.

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Healing Touch: Wednesday, March 8

Our Healing Touch presentation is titled: “Practical Tools for Living in Our Sacred Heart Center, and Staying Out of Chaos.” We are very fortunate to have Denver’s legendary spiritual teacher, Auralia Tara, teach us simple techniques we can do for our bodies to keep our energy field in a coherent state. This is really crucial right now, and very difficult to do given the amount of chaos here on Earth these days. Auralia presented this material at the annual Earth-Keeper Conference last November here in Denver, where she titled it “All About Love.” We are so grateful she has agreed to teach it to us on Wednesday, March 8 at 1 :00 p.m. in room 212. Hope to see you there!

Thursday Afternoon Circle: March 9

All women of First Plymouth and Calvary Presbyterian churches are invited to the monthly meeting of Thursday Circle. Come for refreshments and socializing at 12:45 p.m. before we start our program at 1:00 p.m. The meeting in March will feature YOU as you share information about a special collection you have or stories about special memories created over the years. Tables will be available to display your items and you will be asked to talk about your personal memorabilia. This event was well received in the past and there was interest in doing it again. This will be your first opportunity to sign up for the luncheon to be held on May 11 at noon.

Please bring personal items such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes for the CanDo cupboard collection.

Wholly Holy: March 1 – April 16

copyright by Jonathan Wallen

Wholly Holy
An Exhibit of Fiberart and Poetry
by Andrea La Sonde Anastos

March 1 – April  16
Befitting the season of Lent,  Andrea Anastos writes the following about her creative process.

“My journey from parish ministry through writing to the intersection of color, texture, and words has not only been a journey of time and geography but an immram – a testing of the heart  Paying attention to the holy overflowing all creation has been a challenging transformation, a discipline and dance of embracing process, practicing trust, and releasing self-judgment. My mentor used to say, ‘It’s all a teaching moment’. My own experience is that ‘It’s all a learning moment.’

 

Loaves and Fishes 18th Habitat Home: January/February 2017

A BIG Thank You to all from First Plymouth who contributed funds to Loaves and Fishes ($12,000), allowing us to meet our goal of $60,000 participation for 2016! There are still opportunities to volunteer with the final tasks necessary to complete the Melinda-Mulumba family’s new home by the end of February. Now that the home is enclosed, volunteers are working in relative comfort working on interior projects. Check the vacancies in shifts at the Loaves and Fishes website. Should you have questions, please contact Jennie Avilla.