Generations in Faith Together
Generations in Faith Together (GiFT) events reflect FPC’s desire to be an intentionally intergenerational community of faith. Intergenerational ministry is characterized by people across the generations doing life together – sharing, learning, growing and serving in relationships. It emphasizes community and the building of deep, genuine relationships.
Intergenerational ministry seeks to actively engage and equally value the gifts and needs of every generation. We are most fully the people of God when we are gathered for worship, service, learning, and fellowship together with all ages. We learn, worship, serve, and build community best when we honor the perspectives and gifts of all ages.
Summer GiFT is FPC’s intergenerational alternative to VBS. At Summer GiFT, all ages are invited to learn, worship, and fellowship with one another as we build relationships in a joy-filled environment.
Summer GiFT 2023
Mark your calendars for June 2-4, 2023 at Lake McMurtry!
Our theme for the 2023 Summer GiFT is “Connect.” Through our time together, we’ll explore connections with God, one another, and creation. Through small and large group activities, games, nature activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and fellowship around the campfire, experience closer connections with people of all ages and a deeper connection with God and God’s creation.
Participants are invited to camp overnight (RV and tent camping available) or just come for the daily and evening activities.
Register by Wednesday, May 24th.
Past Summer GiFT Events
2022 Summer GiFT
The hot weather moved our Summer GiFT campout indoors, but we had lots of fun celebrating what it means to be the body of Christ together.
2021 Summer GiFT
ReNew – Grow in Faith, Have Fun, Change the World
All ages gathered to learn more about God’s call to care for God’s creation and to study the Parable of the Sower. Activities and conversation based on the 2021 Summer GiFT theme can be found on Faithful Families website here.
2019 Summer GiFT
Theme: Will You Be My Neighbor?
With inspiration from scripture and Mr. Fred Rogers (a Presbyterian pastor!), we reflected on God’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves.
2018 Summer GiFT
Theme: All God’s Creatures
Our theme for the week, All God’s Creatures, was inspired by the work of Heifer International. We had large and small group activities focused on God’s care and love for all of creation and learned how we are called to make a difference in the world.