On Thursday, November 24, First Presbyterian’s men will prepare our traditional Thanksgiving Breakfast. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 and Communion will be celebrated. L. A. Freeman, Eugene Hedrick, and Mac Parrott are coordinating this special event. Please plan on joining your church family and their guests for Thanksgiving breakfast.
We will receive our annual Thanksgiving Offering for the Barium Springs Home for Children during our Thanksgiving Breakfast on November 24. This special home helps children, youth, and families who are dealing with issues of abandonment, abuse, neglect, and poverty. It is the Home’s mission to remind them that they are not forgotten and to show them that they are loved.
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning and joy of Christmas - Jesus Christ!
If you would like to participate, please pick up a brochure from either the narthex or the lobby outside the church office area and follow the directions (or click here to download and print). Then bring your shoe box to worship on Sunday, November 20, so we can together dedicate our shoe boxes to God's glory! If you wish to participate but will not be able to attend worship on November 20, please be sure to drop your shoe boxes off at the church before that date, as they will be collected after worship and taken to the regional collection site. Please note that the suggested donation amount to help cover shipping costs is now $7.00.
All women are invited to the Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering on November 7 at 6:00 pm in the church fellowship hall. The catered meal will cost $7.00 per person, and our guests will be Cathy Coles, Executive Director of Project Potential, along with Shanice Brice, a Project Potential scholar. Please make your reservation no later than November 3 by calling Rebecca Sullivan.
The Preschool is once again selling delicious Butter Braid pastries. Easy to make (thaw, allow to rise overnight, then bake), Butter Braids are available in 6 flavors and make a great treat for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Also makes a great gift! Store them in the freezer until ready to use. Also available are 4 flavors of Classic Breaks cookie dough, which comes pre-portioned for freezer-to-oven convenience. Break and bake, and you’re ready to eat!
Each pastry or container of cookie dough costs $12, and payment is due at the time you place your order. Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Preschool, and orders may be placed in the church office with Jeanna, or with any Preschool parent or Preschool staff member. Orders must be received by October 21. Pick up will be the week of November 7.
On Sunday, October 2, join us at Finch Park for our annual Pig Pickin' from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite covered dish to share; the pig, drinks, and paper goods will be provided. Mark the date on your calendar, and we hope to see you there!
The face of the homeless is changing. No longer is it just the unemployed man, homeless vets, or single mothers. The average homeless people in America today are children.
Increasingly, the Crisis Ministry is providing: shelter for homeless veterans discharged from Veterans’ Hospital in Salisbury, shelter for homeless discharged patients from mental hospitals, elderly men and women, the physically handicapped in wheelchairs or walkers, and those with serious illnesses. The Family Shelter provides for the needs of families with children.
Can it be well with your soul even when it is not well with your circumstance?
ABSOLUTELY! This awesome, seven-week study contrasts the evidences of walking by faith and walking by sight. You will be encouraged to take risks, give GOD control, persevere during these uncertain times we live in and receive the gifts that God has for us. It is all about being guided by the TRUTH rather than feelings and seeking God.
Take that first step and join other women in this powerful journey as we learn how to make the right choices about our attitudes and responses in life. We will tackle a most challenging lesson - learning to wait on God. . . and learning how He will work through each of our diverse circumstances with the knowledge of His Word!
Women of the Word, a county-wide Bible study for women of all ages and denominations, is back for its ninth year at First Presbyterian Church beginning September 26 and 27. . .
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will next meet on March 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm. We are always looking for new stitchers! If you know how to crochet or knit, come join us. If you want to learn, come join us. Contact Marie Muskovin if you have questions. Subsequent meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.
Wednesdays, starting August 17th
* Chancel Choir, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, choir suite
Wednesdays, starting September 14th
* Cherub Choir (gr. K-2), 6:00-6:30 pm, upstairs choir room
* Agape Singers (gr. 3-5), 6:30-7:15 pm, upstairs choir room
* Welborn Ringers (membership complete), 6:15-7:05-ish, choir suite
Have you ever wanted to get to know the word of God more fully and deepen your connections with other members of the church? If so, you need to consider joining one of the small groups we will be starting this fall. Groups of 8-10 people will covenant to meet together twice a month for three months. These groups will meet for an hour and a half on a night to be decided by participants. During the gatherings, participants will discuss scripture through the use of a study book, share concerns, and pray for one another. If you are interested, please call the church office (248-2140), and let us know by Sunday, September 25th.