Pick up a copy of "Let There Be Color," the 2017 Advent Devotional. Available at the rear of the church Sunday, November 26 and December 3. Also available for download here.
Worship, Education Hour & Coffee
Martin Luther Book Discussion
Advent Devotional 2017
PILLARS OF OUR FAITH: Update!
The 2018 Pledge theme, Pillars of Our Faith, identifies five pillars at First Presbyterian Church. Members and friends of the church -- recognizing the critical role of financial support to everything we do -- are making a financial pledge for next year. We ask you too, do the same.
Martin Luther Book Study: November 29
Martin Luther Book Study on November 29, 7:00 pm, the Manse (32 Franklin Street). In honor of his life you are invited to share in a book study and read a good (and short!) biography, “Martin Luther: A Life,” (paperback, Penguin Books, 2008 from 2004 hardbound edition) by the acclaimed church historian Martin Marty. New and used copies available on Amazon.
MUSIC RECITAL: December 9
There will be a voice recital in our sanctuary on Saturday evening, 7:00 pm, on December 9, (note this new date). This recital is free and open to the public. Choir members Stephanie Reuer and David Hancock will be joined by Anne Weigt, Frank Lyman, Joel Otto, and others. Repertoire will include a duet from Verdi’s La Traviata, Monteverdi, Dvorak, and spirituals. Mark your calendars! Hope to see you there.
SOLSTICE YOGA: DECEMBER 21
Winter Solstice Yoga, 7:00-8:30, in our church sanctuary with live guitarist, Kevin Shannon. Join us for a gentle yoga practice geared for all ages, with live music, led by Rev. Dr. Heather G. Shortlidge. Come and restore the body and spirit in the midst of the holiday bustle. $5 at the door. To RSVP, email the church office. Parking available at the Hillman Garage.
On Sunday, December 24, there are 4 worship services. Sunday morning at 11:00 am. Sunday evening at 4:00 pm (a 20-minute worship "with the toddler in mind"); at 5:30 pm (good for families); and at 9:00 pm with candlelight and communion (with 8:30 pm prelude music). Join us!
Join the pastor each Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 pm this summer in the Courtyard for bible study and conversation. The scripture explored will be the upcoming sermon text announced each week in the bulletin under "LOOKING AHEAD IN WORSHIP" (also announced in the monthly newsletter.) The study meets rain or shine and shifts inside to Kinhart Center 1a if inclement weather. Open to friends and members. Contact the office with questions.
Rev. Hathaway's Retirement: May 2018
"Last night I informed the Session of my plans to retire in 2018. Our Staff Committee suggested that I give the congregation a nine month notice thus the timing of this letter; my last Sunday in worship will be May 20, 2018..." To read Bill's full letter, please click RETIREMENT.
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