Virtual worship through summer.
Church Campus remains closed until it is safe to reopen.
Childcare temporarily suspended until campus-worship resumes
See our Worship section for detail.
What Keeps You Awake at Night about Virtual Education this Fall? Parents, grandparents, youth, educators, school volunteers and tutors, we want to hear your voices! ACT (Anne Arundel Connecting Together) is asking its members to have conversations within their organizations to hear your concerns about education in these unprecedented times. To do that, First Presbyterian has set up some listening sessions on Zoom according to interest groups to hear your thoughts. Please RSVP to the people listed below for a Zoom link:
Want to conduct a listening session? Let an FPC ACT Core Team member know and we can provide training and materials. Help ACT develop our platform for families to make this fall term successful for students, teachers and families!
A family-only service for Margene Reeder was held July 30 with Dr. Rzepka, was live-streamed, and is now available online.
This year, the Light House Shelter is supplying many more families with food, so our August food drive is more important than ever! The virus has changed the Shelter’s needs and how we can donate. The Mission Committee will pick up groceries from YOUR front door in August; text or email Susan (410.991.7319) or Cathy to arrange a pickup. Do NOT leave groceries at church, however you may bring groceries directly to the Shelter (10 Hudson Street, Annapolis). Make a monetary donation by check or online (choose Light House under Mission). Visit THE LIST for items accepted.
These Celtic Worship services pay tribute to our faith in God and are drawn from the liturgical traditions of Iona and Northumbria through prayers, community engagement, and music. The music at these services is contemplative and lively; the prayers, earthy, holy and inclusive; the service combines the meditative silence, the simplicity of utterance, and the faithful commitment to care for the earth and those within it. We hope the services are helpful, hopeful, and sacred. Services are in collaboration with members of the First Presbyterian and St. Margaret's Episcopal Churches of Annapolis, MD. Thank you to all who contributed and had a hand in making this project happen!
Virtual worship and other events continue via zoom and other digital formats. Access weekly worship services, check-in for Youth Fellowship, join weekly Bible Study on Tuesdays (2:00-3:00 pm). Email office for questions. Visit facebook, follow FPC Facebook Group, learn about mission. Consider ACT initiatives and email FPC Action. The physical church campus is closed, but virtual church goes on! Sign-up for Rev. Dr. Lisa Rzepka's congregational emails.
Join the church Facebook GROUP page which makes interactive communication possible. Sign in to facebook, find First Presbyterian of Annapolis Group, and click “Follow." See what members are posting. Chime in yourself! Use the Group to uplift one other. Recommend a book. Post a photo, prayer, video or meditation. FPC Annapolis Group is a place for fellowship, support, and encouragement. Miss your church family? Find fellowship, follow First... on Facebook! Questions.
First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis grieves with the family of George Floyd, who was publicly killed by a police officer in Minnesota while other police officers watched. Our hearts break for our African American brothers and sisters and all people of color as we watch the tumult and pain in our nation as they confront the violent legacy of slavery and racism.
We stand with our black and brown sisters and brothers and all other oppressed minorities as we join their protest against the injustices of police brutality and the systemic unfairness built into our society. We will act for justice, for in the eyes of God, love requires justice. As the modern-day prophet, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We at First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis renew our pledge to labor for justice and against racism in all of its forms.
The prophet Micah said, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8. This command is written on our sanctuary wall. We will act justly for and with our neighbors. Jesus commanded: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind; Love your neighbor as yourself. “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40. We will love all our neighbors.