September 23, 2018
September 16, 2018
September 9, 2018
IAF Research Action
Worship, Education Hour & Coffee
Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad
Waking Up White
Rev. Dr. Lisa Rzepka, Interim Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Lisa Rzepka joins us as our new Interim Pastor. She served for 10 years as Pastor and Head of Staff at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Annandale, VA.. She began her ministry as an intern and a Christian Educator at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore (1997-2003) and as Associate Pastor at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA (2003-2008). She holds a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA. Prior to her ministry, she worked at Xerox. While at Brown Memorial Park Avenue, she participated with B.U.I.L.D. and in ecumenical neighborhood events which dealt with the urban life.
Services are at 8:30 and 11:00 am in the sanctuary. Education Hour for all ages is at 9:30 and Coffee Hour at 10:30 am. For information about Sunday School for children and youth, contact Family Ministry Director, Miss Good. View the Family Ministry Calendar. For adults, there are three options. Through October 21, the Spiritual Growth Group will join Deb Mitchell's Adult Education in KC4a to read John Philip Newell's book in advance of his arrival October 26-28. Fellowship of the Bean is currently meeting in KC5a (while the ZW House is under renovation).
All Hands on Deck: Manse Renovations
With the anticipation that it will soon be occupied (hint, hint), our Trustees are hosting Sweat Equity every Saturday in August. Please join us at 32 Franklin Street from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Lunch and water provided. There are plenty of tasks for people with limited skills, including cleaning kitchen cabinets, sanding doors, and priming closets. If you are a high school youth in need of service hours or someone who has never participated in Sweat Equity before—we need you in August. Wear work clothes, close toed shoes, and gloves if you have them. RSVP Linda Hanifin Bonner.
John Phillip Newell Fall 2018
John Philip Newell, former warden of Iona Abbey in Scotland, is one of today’s leading authors on Celtic spirituality. Poet, peacemaker, minister and scholar, Newell teaches and preaches internationally on themes related to the sacredness of the earth and the oneness of the human soul. First Presbyterian Church will host Newell for lectures and a spiritual retreat October 26-28, 2018. View the FLYER for more information, REGISTER online, and PAY online. Questions may be directed to Deb Mitchell. If purchasing the John Philip Newell book, once purchased online, books may be picked up in the volnteer office.
Fall Membership Classes
If considering joining First Presbyterian, please join us on Sunday, September 30, at 12:10 pm in the Library Parlor for a brief, 20-minute conversation about what the membership process entails; children welcome. If planning to join, please also save the date for the Fall New Members Class on Sunday, October 21, 3;00-5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall with Bruce Bell, Membership Elder (RSVP to Bruce Bell). Child care available on October 21 with advance registration.
September 30 Concert: Lyric Convergence
All are invited to a concert, Lyric Convergence, featuring the Annapolis Chamber Players on Sunday, September 30, at 4:00 pm in our sanctuary. Performers include Phyllis Crossen-Richardson, Steven Rainbolt and Bob Muckenfuss, and many more. For more information follow this link: www.annapolischamberplayers.org.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation: October 7
Worship at 8:30 am in the sanctuary and at 9:30 am (not 11am) at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This annual, outdoor, family-friendly worship coincides with World Communion Sunday and is in lieu of Education and Coffee Hour. See FLYER.
2018-19 Taize Worship Schedule
Join us the second Wednesday of the month for Taize worship, 7:30-8:30 pm. This service of prayer, scripture and chant is co-hosted with St. Mary's parish. Locations alternate between the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church and St. Mary's campus located on Bestgate Road at St. John Neumann Church. SCHEDULE.