Breeze-First Presbyterian Fond du Lac’s Network

Welcome to First Pres. FDL’s Network   Breeze is a password protected, member’s only resource that allows members to access a directory of the church members, to upload photos of themselves and family for the directory, and for people to access their own giving information.  No one else can access that information and any who wish not to have their contact information visible can request to be blocked.  But for most of us it is a handy way to be in contact with one another and access information about events, and activities.

We hope that you will find this a helpful resource for building our relationships as Christ’s community together.

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Breeze Website

What is Per Capita?

Per capita is an amount of money per member (this year, $35.33) that our congregation pays to our larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). read on

Creative Arts-February Mtg

Creative Arts February 8, 2018

Pastor Jack opened the meeting with prayer.

Ash Wednesday February 14th — connecting item: hearts –

Topic of reconciliation
God’s Progressive Covenants
1. God will practice self-restraint, sign rainbow (Noah)
Rainbows will arrive on February 14th
     February 18th connecting item: rainbow
What are you letting go of?
Name of the table–Place for change. Rainbow, laminate of heart image. Basket for the cards.
Plastic stand with instructions.

  1. God is asking for a willingness to take steps (Abram and Sarai)
    February 25th connecting item: cross
    3. Gift of a higher law 12 tribes that do not get along with each (Moses)
    March 4th connecting item: 3 x 5 cards rainbow 
    4. Gift of grace. (Jesus)
         March 11th connecting item: square head nails are here
    5. Law of God written on our hearts
         March 18th connecting item: a mustard seed, etched stones
    6. Palm Sunday – Christ offering peace in Jerusalem?
         March 25th connecting item: Palm branches

Brainstorming for Summer:
Anxiety: Being isolated, disconnected, situations in China/Korea, health care
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – bridge over denial?
Giant Jack -in- the – Box – What anxiety will pop up this week?
Seems like more people are looking out for number 1 and a level of compassion is lost.

Assignment: visual focal point for anxiousness?

Next meeting March 22, 2018

Alternative Gift Fair 2017

This year the Christian Education Team hosted the Alternative Gift Fair from November 26-December 24.  The Alternative Gift Fair is an easy and meaningful way to honor friends and relatives with donations while sharing the love of Christ.   read on

November Worship Team Minutes

Worship Minutes 11-16-2017

Present: Pastor Jack, Kris B., Cathy W., Linda D., Katie J.
Excused: Mike F., Dan M., Sara K.

Cathy W. (Session Liaison) led us in prayer.

Mission statement was shared. Christians serving, learning and loving.

Looked at the suggested budget. Shared budget addendum for audio visual equipment.

Mission Purpose
We serve by prayerfully discerning the spiritual life of the congregation and the needs of the world,
so we may craft joyful worship experiences that share divine compassion, nurture understanding,
foster confidence in God’s loving care and shape vision for each person’s personal life in Christ.

Learning from relevant models that teach the mutual exchange of loving respect to enhance healthy relationships.

Usher Training January 21, 2018
how to add wicks in the candle lights
in emergency exit the building as rapidly as possible, reminder of doors behind front wall
volunteers to light the candles and Christ candle

Christmas Eve prep
Considering options for candelabra with artificial candle flames for the 7pm Christmas Eve Service.

Puppet making is coming along. Youth will be doing papier-mȃché on Friday evening as part of their lock-in.
A workshop is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday to consider costumes and mechanical functions
of the puppets.

Dave W. will make sure individual candles are ready to go as well as the large Advent candles for the
Advent Log.

Upcoming Themes
Advent Theme – Prepare for the Light
Epiphany Theme – Reform and Reforming
January 28th – Congregational Meeting
Lent Theme – Mourning and Loss, Learning to Let it Go
April 1st – Easter
April 29th — Confirmation
May, 6th thru May 27th  – Time of Thanksgiving
Summer Theme – What do People need to Process?
Building 20 years old

Supply Pastors – January 7th, Sam Hamilton-Poore
January 14th, Darren Beachy

Worship Playground presently on the back burner as education is focusing on integrating Youth Praise Band and Classrooms accommodating special needs.

Next meeting Thursday, January 4th, 2018

November Creative Arts Minutes

Creative Arts November 2, 2017
Present: Pastor Jack, Deb C., Sara K., Jennifer Z, Kris B, Deb H.
Excused: Barb M., Joanne M., Kim B., Lynn M., Beth S.


Pastor Jack opened the meeting with prayer.

Opening Slide for Advent /Christmas
Team review Christmas Images submitted by Deb C. – slide #10  (see below)

Puppet Worship
Discussion regarding upcoming puppet workshop. Supplies we have amongst us, what others might bring etc.

Block off back part of Fellowship Hall as a production area.

Distinct voices for the Kings, touch base with Noah B. regarding distortion of voices.

5pm Worship Service
Reading of Matthew passage. Dialogue among puppets, bow to creche and then leave.
Have the puppets come in down center aisle turn at the chancel and then come up the side aisle. Need to watch the chandelier in the narthex and projector in center aisle.

Storage of Puppets
Stands to put the puppets in for storage and plastic over them – Bill K.?
5 gallon pail of sand to secure base of puppet? Stored in the basement?

Use them next year in the Fond du Lac Christmas Parade (First week in December)

Lighting of the Advent Candles
Advent candles need to be up on the Chancel for Advent and Christmas to avoid puppets and candles in the same place.

Candelabra for 7pm – check with colleagues and rent a shop.


Next meeting December 14th at 6:30 pm.

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