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First Presbyterian Church, Conroe
 Fellowship Committee 

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE
2020-2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Mission: To provide fellowship opportunities throughout the year and to provide opportunities for FPC members to participate in activities that build a foundation and relationships within our Christ-centered church.

Fellowship Committee: Shirley Dukes (Chair), Liz Kessler, Audrey Christie, Robbie Ganek, Leona Cowie, Donna Stewart, Ine Webb, Neva Hammond, Dana Corbitt, Pat Voorhees, Barb Barton.

2020 Activities and Accomplishments:

Due to the restrictions mandated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Fellowship activities in early Spring of 2020 were greatly curtailed. We did participate in the January 2020 Chili Cook-off, in conjunction with the Discipleship Committee, by preparing cornbread and beverages.  Also, we did present a Mystery Dinner Theater in February. This was a catered dinner preceded with appetizers. The role players were members of the congregation.  It was a fun-filled and highly successful event. Then COVID-19 hit!

We were inactive until May, at which time we went outdoors for an Ice Cream Social to honor and recognize our new confirmands.  July saw us providing dinners for our youth during their week-long FPC Home Mission trip.  In September, we cooked dinners for the Spark youth meetings until Wednesday Night Live Dinners commenced. On September 13, we celebrated Sunday School Rally day with a punch and cookie reception in the Family Life Center. In early October, we joyously facilitated a wedding reception for our own Josh Green, eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. David Green.  A new event for us in October was the FPC Pumpkin Patch. We provided cookies and apple cider on the weekends for the crowds attending.  Also, in October, we sadly said goodbye to our long-time custodian Hugo Barrera, facilitating a family reception in the Family Life Center gym.  Fortunately, in December, we were able to hold the annual Children’s Christmas Pageant Cookie-Punch-Cocoa celebration.  That was followed on December 24 with our now annual Christmas Eve Cookies-and-Cocoa event in the Narthex.

January 2021 once again saw us participating with Discipleship for the well-attended 11th Annual Chili Cook-off.

2021 Goals and Objectives:  Dependent on Pandemic Guidelines.

  1. Continue to assist and support our Youth Ministries events.
  2. Facilitate and assist with Graduation Appreciation dinner for FPC graduating high school seniors.
  3. Coordinate and assist with Confirmation Class dinners.
  4. Present an evening Mystery Dinner Theater as an intergenerational event.
  5. Participate in church-wide activities in conjunction with other ministries, e.g., Prayer breakfast(s) with the Prayer and Care Committee, future Mission Committee fund-raising events, etc.
  6. Increase participation in events involving other Ministry teams.
  7. Continue Day Trip events.

This team has very few called meetings.  Most communication is in person or electronically.

Respectfully submitted, Shirley M. Dukes, Fellowship Ministry Chair

First Presbyterian Church Conroe
8:30 a.m. Communion and Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
9:00 a.m. Fellowship (Bistro)
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Fellowship (Narthex)
11:00 a.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary / Live Streaming)

2727 N. Loop 336 W. | Conroe, TX 77304 | PH: 936-756-8884