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Top 10 at FPC

Top 10 at FPC

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FPC Family,

October was a great month at FPC! Lots to celebrate, lots to share. Check out our October Top Ten below. Good stuff!

In Him,


#1 Trunk or Treat – Nearly 400 people came out in their best not-so-scary costumes to trick or treat around the 29 trunks set up in the FPC parking lot. Kids also enjoyed a petting farm, music, and hot dogs, and the FPC staff went as the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original)!

trunk or treat collage
#2 Global Friendship House Lunch –  Thirteen staff members from FPC and the URC served lunch to almost 100 international students at the Global Friendship House at ODU on October 17. The students have the lunches weekly, and they include not just a meal but a presentation. This time it was on study and time-management tips. Look for more opportunities to serve at this amazing ministry coming soon!
#3 Evening of Hope – Over 1,000 people attended the URC’s second annual Evening of Hope with the Virginia Symphony at the Harrison Opera House on October 10. The event memorialized 81 victims of violence in the Hampton Roads are and honored the first-responders, medical professionals, and law-enforcement that are making a difference in their community. 
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#4 Men’s Retreat – 30 FPC guys headed to the Outer Banks from October 27-29 for the Men’s Retreat. They had great weather and enjoyed worship, study, and fellowship. 
#5 Women’s Ministry Potluck – On Sunday, October 15, 33 women the Women’s Ministry Potluck. The group had an old-school good time sharing covered dishes and spending time catching up. 
#6 Seniors First Luncheon – Seniors First is back! On Thursday, October 12, we had our first Seniors First Luncheon since COVID. The group heard from a speaker from Mercy Chefs and enjoyed a meal together. FPC member Patsy Slaughter also sold and signed copies of her new book, Additional Birthdays Create Wisdom, donating a portion of the proceeds to FPC. 
#7 Harmonious Fusion Piano Concert – Almost 200 folks came out to see our extraordinary musicians, Torrin Purkett and Benjamin Garner, give an outstanding piano concert, melding their unique styles into a one-of-a-kind performance. 
#8 Family Movie Night – 200 parents and kids gathered in First Hall with blankets and chairs to watch Finding Nemo at FPC’s movie night on October 6! Pizza, popcorn, and snacks helped make it an even more fun night!
#9 Third Grade Bible Presentation – Nine third-graders were presented with Bibles during the 9 a.m. service on October 15. These students will spend the year learning about God’s Word during Sunday School. 
third garde Bible

#10 Coat Drive Starts – We began our 2023 coat drive on October 29. This year we have two bins: one for gently used coats and one collecting new socks, gloves, and hats for those in need.