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Worship this Sunday, November 18: 9am, 11am

The Messiah Project

Since only a few years after its first performance in 1742, Messiah has been unmatched in its popularity and prominence among choral works. Although nearly all choral singers have sung parts of Messiah, very few have sung the piece in its entirety – and fewer still have done so in its liturgical context.

Over the calendar year from December 2018 through November 2019, the Festival Choir and Orchestra will divide this masterpiece into four parts in order to place each into its appropriate liturgical season and context.

If you would like to be part of this historical performance at First Pres, see rehearsal schedules, and learn how to participate:

Annual Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 9, 9:00 AM

Lead the congregation in telling the Christmas story!

Roles include: sheep (preschoolers), angel or shepherd (grade schoolers), manger characters, narrations & scripture readers.

Sheep, angels and shepherds — no sign up necessary. Just come to the rehearsal! Manger characters, narrators & scripture readers sign up with Sarah Seccombe at or Sean Kelly at

Coming Up!

Advent Wreath Making & Dinner Sunday, November 25, 5:30 PM, Fellowship Hall

Pizza, treats, fellowship and supplies to make an Advent Wreath for your home!
Sign up here!

16th Annual Women’s Christmas Tea Monday, December 3, 7:00 PM, Fellowship Hall

RSVP here!

Worship is at the heart of our life.

We invite you to join us on Sundays at 9 or 11 a.m. for a worship service.

During the summer months (Memorial Day – Labor Day), we have a “come as you are” service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary and a concurrent service in the Playground for children, families and the young at heart.

What to Expect

Our Prayer for This Time

"God of abundant grace, in this season of transitions, hear the murmurings of our hearts, seeking hope for healing. God, you are always present, yet we often don’t see your light. Open our eyes to the treasure we have in each other, and help us to cross the threshold towards growth in Jesus Christ, guiding us on a path to reconciliation. Prepare us, as we travel together, to accept the challenge of change in the mystery of your grace. Filled with your Spirit, we ask that you step with us into this clearing with the transformative power of your love. With gratitude we pray. Amen."


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