Sep 26 2018

October Featured Mission Partner: Rummage

68 years of giving. Year round mission and ministry.   Oh the things that our rummage operation has lived through and seen in those years! Changes in economy, changes in technology, changes in the way folks purchase their goods, the big shoulder pads, the pleated pants, high waisted jeans… that are actually BACK in style! …

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Sep 19 2018

Hymn Choir

Would you like to be a better hymn singer? Do you love to sing but are unable to make the commitment to sing in the Sanctuary Choir? Would you like to join the choir but need to improve your music reading skills? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is a new …

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Sep 19 2018

The Messiah Project 2018 -2019

Join the First Presbyterian Church Festival Choir to sing Handel’s masterpiece Messiah in its entirety over the 2018–19 calendar year. 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 …

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Sep 17 2018

First Session of Done in 60 Minutes: The Bible

Updated Monday, September 17: See the video of presentation below! Sunday, September 16, from 10:10 to 11:10 AM and from 12:10 to 1:10 PM Do you wish you understood the grand sweep of the Bible, rather than just knowing some specific scriptures? Has the Summer Book Club whetted your appetite for understanding the Old Testament …

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Sep 12 2018

September Featured Mission Partner: Mother’s Trust Foundation

This month’s featured Mission Partner is Mother’s Trust Foundation (MTF)! MTF has provided immediate assistance during times of crisis to low-income children living in Lake County for the last 20 years, 1998 – 2018. Their goal is to provide hope, build confidence, and make a positive difference in a young person’s life. From the first …

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Sep 11 2018

New Member Class Coming in October!

Interested in Becoming a Member and Making First Pres your Church Home? New Members Class Coming in October! If you have been visiting First Pres and would like to learn more or become a member, mark your calendar for the four Sunday mornings in October. Each week from 10:00 to 11:15 AM, there will be …

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Sep 11 2018

All-Church StayTreat Registration is now open!

You are invited to stay in town for this year’s All-Church Retreat! Our Theologian-in-Residence, the Rev. Dr. Christy Lang Hearlson, will lead a variety of activities for all and preach on the weekend’s theme: “Paying Attention” All are welcome, and you can come for one activity or come for the whole weekend!
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Sep 11 2018

Third Thursday Taize Prayer Service Beginning this Fall

On Thursday, September 20, step back from everyday life to be refreshed, and encounter God in the silence. No preaching or teaching, it is a gracefully simple service of contemplation in a prayerful setting, with scripture, prayer, song, silence and light. This service, on the third Thursday of each month, offers time (30 minutes) to …

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Sep 11 2018

2018 – 2019 Program Year Theme: God’s Invitation to a Christ-Centered Life

God’s Invitation to a Christ-Centered Life will be the 2018-19 program year theme. As we were moving toward the choice of a theme, INVITE was our core practice which kept rising to the surface after focusing on CONNECT in the 2017–18 year. However, a year of simply encouraging each other to invite people to church …

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Sep 10 2018

Done in 60 Minutes: Freaky Fast Introductions to the Christian Basics

PROBLEM #1: I need a sweeping overview of some basic matters of the Christian faith, like the Bible, or church history, or theology. PROBLEM #2: It’s hard to find the time to dig into these topics in depth. PROBLEM #3: I have a short attention span. PROBLEMS SOLVED: The 2018 – 19 Adult Faith Formation …

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