Scouts Host “Grab & Go” Breakfast
Sunday, February 17 following worship

On Sunday, February 17 Boy Scout Troop 115 and Cub Scout Pack 115 will celebrate Scout Sunday with the LPC congregation as we also celebrate the February 8, 1910 founding of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The new “Grab & Go” Breakfast was a great success last year, so we plan to do it again this year! Following the celebration of Scout Sunday at the 10 a.m. service on February 17, the Scouts will partner with the Fellowship and Member Care Ministry to provide the “Grab and Go” Breakfast in place of the usual coffee hour in the Atrium. Beverage service (coffee, tea, juice, water) will be in the usual location on the island. The scouts will serve a to-go type breakfast that may be taken to Sunday school rooms or enjoyed in the Atrium. A freewill offering to cover the costs will be gladly accepted. This is a wonderful opportunity for church members and scouts to enjoy fellowship and a good meal. Once again, our awesome chef, Jim Cox, is leading the scout cooking effort!

Cooks and Helpers Are Needed for Lenten Program

The Church’s annual Lenten Program will begin on Tuesday, March 12 and continue on Tuesday evenings through April 2. The Fellowship and Member Care Ministry is looking for cooks and helpers to prepare and serve a Lenten meal for 40 to 45 people prior to the Tuesday evening programs. The dates available are March 19, March 26 and April 2. The meals should follow a simple menu. You can also add a dessert, or let us know if you want someone else to provide the dessert. Beverages and paper products are provided. Since the cost of the food is covered by a goodwill offering, we don’t want to get too extravagant on the menu. You will be reimbursed for what you spend. The dinners need to be ready to serve promptly at 6:00 p.m. Paper products are being used to speed up clean-up so all cooks and helpers are able to attend the program following the meal. If you are interested in either cooking or helping a cook with a Lenten meal, please contact Carole Cox. Thank you from the Fellowship and Member Care Ministry.

What Is Per Capita & Why Should You Care?

Per Capita is the amount of money each congregation “pays forward” to financially support our denomination and all of its mission and ministry via the PCUSA General Assembly and also the regional Synod and the local Presbytery in which the congregation is located. Every church member shares in the benefits of the denomination’s national system of government and ministry so it makes sense that the related expenses should be assessed and shared equally by its members. Per Capita means “per head,” so the amount that each congregation is assessed is established by the number of “heads” or members. The Per Capita for 2019 is $32.41 per member and is distributed as follows:

  • $8.95 goes to support the national work overseen by the General Assembly;
  • $3.25 goes to support the work of our regional synod (Ohio and Michigan constitute the Synod of the Covenant); and
  • $20.21 supports the administration and mission work in our own Presbytery of the Western Reserve (Northeast Ohio).

We are asking all of our members to please consider a special “per capita” gift of $32.41. This special gift might seem small for an annual household budget, but taken together, it is a large sum of money for the church’s budget. We hope you will help defray this large annual expense. Your contribution can be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church, but please indicate the gift is for “per capita.”

LPC Women Book Study
Tuesdays, February 5, 12 & 19 from 7:00–8:30pm

The group will begin a discussion of the book Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner on Tuesday, January 29. The study will continue on Tuesday evenings through February 19. The book is available in area libraries or can be purchased/ordered from your favorite bookstore.

Confirmation Class begins February 10

Confirmation classes will be offered to 6th–12th graders who are interested in learning about the Reformed Presbyterian faith and membership in Lakewood Presbyterian Church. This 10-week class will begin February 10 during the Youth Sunday School class time (11:20 a.m.–12 p.m.). The course will take participants through eight themes, which are designed to illuminate the role of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) within their personal faith and the world. At the end of the 10 weeks, each participant will have the opportunity to choose confirmation or to continue in their search of understanding and faith. During this confirmation course, youth will be asked to attend classes for a minimum of eight of the 10 weeks between February 10 and April 28 (no class on April 21 — Easter Sunday). If one is missed, youth should schedule a meeting to make up the material. Participants will be asked to complete activities outside of the classes to help better understand the role of the church. These may include assisting with a WeeKirk lesson, attending a ministry meeting, participating in Youth Sunday planning, etc. Youth will be assigned a mentor who will correspond with and offer guidance and support along this journey of faith. If your child is interested in participating in this program or if you have any questions, please contact Aliyah Kennedy, Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.

Clothing & Household Goods Drive
Saturday, April 27 • 10am-2pm

Cub Scout Pack 115 is collecting clothing and small household goods to recycle and raise money for their spring camp-out.  They will be doing a caravan of cars/vans/trucks for delivery and will be collecting in the Detroit parking lot at the front of the church. Church members are also welcome to drop their bagged/boxed and marked items (“Cub Scouts”) in the Hook Music room the week prior to the event. Please keep us in mind as you clear out your closets in the new year! Contact Rebecca Shaw if you have questions.

WHEN: Saturday April 27 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (or April 21–26 in the Hook Music Room)

WHERE: Lakewood Presbyterian Church front parking lot off Detroit

WHY: Recycle and help the Cub Scouts earn money for camping!

HOW: Drop off usable clothing, shoes, belts, etc. in plastic bags; small household goods (toys, games, CDs, books, dishes, etc.) in boxes please!