The Session and the Endowment Ministry Team of the Session invites eligible persons to apply for a grant from the Zeb Green Higher Education Scholarship Fund. This Scholarship Fund was established by a generous gift from the estate of our long-time member Zeb Green who died in November of 2005. The Endowment Ministry Team has established the following guidelines for the awarding of grants:
1) Applicants must be a member of First Presbyterian Church.
2) Applicants' intended course of study may be either college or graduate level.
3) Grants will be awarded based on Church Activity, Need, and Academic Achievement.
4) Grants will be awarded each spring.
5) Applicants may reapply each year.
6)The application deadline is May 1, 2012.
Application forms and applicant guidelines are available from the church office, or may be downloaded by clicking their respective links.
If you ordered chicken pies, they will be available for pick up in the fellowship hall on Saturday, March 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 27, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
This informal group is open to all church members; each person is responsible for his or her own expense. Gatherings will be held Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to join us any week for fun, fellowship, good food, and lots of laughter.
The First Wednesday Supper Fellowship is a time to relax at the end of the day and to enjoy good food and warm fellowship with your friends in Christ.
Please join us for our monthly fellowship gathering on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall.
COST: $7 per adult. $5 per child age 12 and under. $3 each for children wishing to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with chips and milk. There will be a family cap of $25.
Reservations are requested. An insert will be placed in the bulletin that you may complete and drop in the offering plate on the Sunday prior to the supper. Alternately, you may make your reservations by either calling Jeanna (248-2140 ext. 201) or emailing her by Sunday evening. If she is not in the office, please feel free to leave a message on her voice mail at extension 201.
The Music Ministry is excited about the music planned through spring of 2011. NEW MEMBERS are always welcome to each singing ensemble. Sunday Bells currently has 3-5 openings, for youth (grade 7 or higher) through adult. Call Jo Ann immediately if you may be interested. The following are the start-up dates for all ensembles:
Welborn Bells - now rehearsing, Wednesdays, 6:15-7:10 p.m.
Chancel Choir - now rehearsing, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Choir Club - Wednesdays, starting January 12, 6:10 p.m.
Sunday Bells - Sundays, starting January 16, 5:00-5:45 p.m. (3-5 openings - Call Jo Ann if interested or have questions)
On the evening of Sunday, October 24, Acts Alive will be visiting homes of FPC members to collect canned food donations for Pastor’s Pantry, a food pantry that serves senior adults in need in our community. In 2008, Acts Alive collected over 450 cans of food, and in 2009, they collected 304 cans. They have only a 40-minute time allotment to get to as many homes as possible, so if you have been visited before or live fairly close to the church, your doorbell may ring.
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.
Your spare change can change lives! Through December 5, you have the opportunity help the Crisis Ministry assist those in need by donating your spare change to Pennies from Heaven. Collection containers for your donations are located in the lobby and the Narthex. Please give so that those in need may be blessed by your generosity.
We are holding a “Chicken Pie Sale” to raise some extra funds that can go directly and immediately to the local helping agencies we support. It is our hope for this sale to go beyond the membership of the church, so we are encouraging everyone to invite their neighbors, friends and coworkers to order pies.
Large pies (which can serve 6-8) are $12; orders of 3 or more are $11 each. Small pies (which can serve 1-2) are $16 for a box of four pies (must be sold as whole boxes). Order forms are available at the church or may be downloaded and printed here, and all orders must be in by October 9. Payment is due at the time orders are placed. Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Church. Pies may be picked up October 15 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, or October 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the church fellowship hall.
Please click here for a listing of Ministry Team Moderators for the 2010-2011 year.