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FC Plano Adventure Week Auditions

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2011 by Julie Plentl

Well if you haven’t heard we are bringing back ADVENTURE WEEK which will be June 20th-24th.  We will be doing the GREAT RACE live at the Plano campus! Some of you FC members will remember this theme from 2005. For those of you not familiar with ADVENTURE WEEK…this year, Fellowship Church will become a world full of adventure you won’t want to miss.  Children ages 4 years to entering the 5th grade will explore the Bible in an amazing, jam packed week of activities, crafts, games, experience a full theatrical production and more.  People, even if you don’t audition for the production, BRING YOUR KIDS!!!!!  You can register here: http://fellowshipchurch.com/adventureweek.

We will be holding auditions for this on Tuesday May 17th at 6:30PM in the 2nd-4th grade auditorium at Fellowship Church Plano and would like anyone and everyone who is interested to come out and audition for one of the roles. This will be for both the main stage and our bible study rotation that will happen during each evening. There are a total of 9 stage parts and then there will be need for extras each night and 4 Bible Study stage leaders in the auditoriums.

Here is the script for night one of the show to look at as an example: Act I European Explosion.   Please pass this along to anyone you may know that would be interested in being a part of the stage production. Let me know if you plan to attend the audition by emailing me at pplentl@yahoo.com.

 The Great Race has 9 roles to be cast. Dr. Despair being the only one filled by Pastor Preston Plentl. They are:

Narrator – Gives lead in statements about the upcoming scenes and interacts with the audience. Brings transitions for scene to scene and delivers the clues to the Good Team each night.

Kip Daring – Racing expert of the Good Team. He is the media darling and spokesman of Goodman’s Good Stuff Inc. Wants nothing more than to win the race and continue to eat pizza. He knows God.

Jenny Alright – Member of the Good Team. Always does what’s right – so much so that even thinking about doing the wrong thing makes her sick. She knows God.

Hank Happy: A member of the Good Team. He votes yes on every decision and thinks that everything is OK. He is actually a distant relative of Mr. Goodman who has been sent on the race to find Mr. Goodman’s replacement.

Gary Grumbler – A member of the Good Team who is really working for the Bad Team. He complains about everything because he wants to hold the Good Team behind. He gives Dr. Despair information that leads him to the flags each night. By the end of the race, he sees the error of his ways and comes to know God.

Dr. Octavian Despair – Head of the Bad Team. He wants to win the race so that he can take over the company and change all of the good things that the company makes. Then with no good things left in the world, all of the world’s children will become bad just like him.

Sabrina Sinister – Member of the Bad Team. Not very bright, but awfully mean. She would like nothing more than to see Jenny Alright lose the race.

Woe Tume – Member of the Bad Team and the master mind of traps. He is played by Fernando in his walking puppet tent. The tent is a whole other world that the kids never get to see, but has lots of things that Woe pulls out from time to time.

Mr. Goodman: Owner and President of Goodman’s Good Stuff.

 

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Daniel Fast Recipes

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2011 by Julie Plentl

Fellowship Family,

Here is about twenty of our favorite Daniel Fast recipes that Preston and I have used, looking forward to our corporate fast and how God will reveal Himself  through this experience.  Click below and enjoy!

Daniel Fast Recipes

Awaken Me

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 by Julie Plentl

Praying about how and what to share and I was reminded of how far God has brought me in my life’s journey. He impressed on me this morning to share a time in my life that was a real battle, I know many of you have experienced these emotions and I pray you are encouraged and know that you are not alone.

I love that every day is an adventure, that we will never know everything, that we are NEVER stuck in one place or phase of our life, that one event or moment does not define our entire character, that we don’t have to have it all together, that there is fresh, new, exciting opportunities awaiting us everyday if we can just have perspective. Sounds easy right? Ehhhhhhhh!!! The pursuit of peace is not easy, it takes fervor, endurance, passion…and true surrender.

I did not know peace the way God intended…I was asleep, avoiding pain, my past, trying to live life according to my agenda, after all…I am a planner, get ‘er done girl, make it happen gal. Surely I can handle anything that comes my way…I am tough, I don’t need help, don’t let ’em see you sweat, don’t even think about letting them see you cry. I got this God.

Here I sit a stone
Wishing I could be tossed
Across the river of life, sunk
Then brought alive by the Son

Piercing my heart
To awaken the forgotten
How it is to feel forgotten

Why is it that I am numb
To the love, to the pain
He is calling my name

Oh my child, won’t you cry
Tears of passion, tears of strife
Let it go, all your pride

Release your fears and live your life.

I remember feeling alone with people all around me, keeping my mask on assuming people could actually see my heart, feeling misunderstood, questioning why God designed me the way He did. I received valuable feedback that I was angry, cold at times, intimidating…all words that pierced my heart. Meanwhile, God was always prompting me to let go, stop trying to control my life, hide my emotion, my feminine spirit. I always thought the moment I let go, people would think I was weak, not see me as a leader.

I was wrong!

There is freedom in surrender!!! True surrender for me was laying everything down at the cross, recognizing that I did not really trust God and it was time for that to change. It was not until I changed my perspective by allowing God to transform my daily thinking that I was able to fully believe that I was not in control….at all. We can say it all day….”I want God to take the wheel, drive my life,” but transferring the head knowledge to the heart in daily living is the challenge.

PRAYER is key! Disconnection happens when I stop talking to God and seeking understanding in His word. I also started taking steps in allowing people to see the real me, the incredible program that helped me walk through that is called Discovery. I woke up, started allowing myself to feel, let others be a part of that process, become vulnerable in a healthy way. I am so grateful Preston has been able to walk this journey with me, he has been instrumental in my growth.

Who is God to me?

My friend, my refuge, provider, healer, father, comfort, almighty never-failing redeemer. He rescues me from myself many times and shows me miracles every day. He plucked me from a godless existence at a young age and has held me in His hand since before the womb. My God has carried me through life extending grace, peace, love, assurance, and purpose. He has served as father to me and filled the gaping void of that earthly relationship. He cares for my heart more than any human is capable of and is passionate about me. He designed me exactly the way I am on purpose and brings beautiful people into my life to sharpen and grow me. He changes the way I think and gives me peace that the world cannot provide. It has been a battle to surrender and I have to do it every day, but it has gotten easier as I learn that my way does not compare to the magnificence of His plan. I am blessed in countless ways and humbled daily. He has equipped me with everything I need to walk in His purpose for my life and I am thankful. The gift of peace is priceless, I just had to wake up.

Yep! I Decided To Blog…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2010 by Julie Plentl

Hello World! I am new at this blogging thing….hang with me and I will learn as I go.  Looking forward to sharing but first wanted to start with how very blessed I am for my precious family.  Preston is my incredible husband and the Children’s Pastor at Fellowship Church Plano.  God has brought us to Plano from Lewisville where we were at the Grapevine campus since 2001 as members with Preston on staff for almost five years there.  We are loving our new FC Plano family and staying very busy with tons of events this summer and incredible ministry opportunites. I am humbled by God’s provision in allowing me to stay at home with Keely and Pax, homeschool in the fall and serve at the greatest church on the planet!

Paxton will be two in August and melts my heart on a daily basis, I can already see a sweet and thoughtful nature in him and he keeps me busy chasing as he explores every shelf in the house!  Keely is my precious three and half year old with a heart of gold, spirit of leadership, and inquiring mind.  She has taught me more about myself than I ever imagined I would learn after becoming a mommie. 

I am excited to share the hard times,  laughter, learning, and nuggets of wisdom God allows me to attain as I seek to walk in the sweet spot of His will.  I hope you will join me in the battlefield of life as we can walk victoriously in Christ Jesus.  More posts to come, see you soon!