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March 2, 2020

Tuesdays (March 3-April 7) during Lent, Young Adults will gather to discuss Godspeed – Answering the Question “Where is God?” To prepare, watch the film. The group will meet in members’ homes, 6:30-8 p.m., for this study. Email the Reverend Robert Galloway to receive details. All are welcome–including your friends.

February 23, 2020

On Sunday, March 22, a combined class during the Formation hour will revisit messages from this year’s Willard Lecture with Father Greg Boyle. The Reverend Pen Peery will lead this class, which will include clips from the lecture and discussion in Wood Fellowship Overflow at 10 a.m. All are invited.

The Reverend Robert Galloway will lead a Bible study on Wednesdays at noon during Lent. Lunch will be available for a suggested $8. Bring co-workers, neighbors and friends to this mid-week opportunity to refocus and restore. This will meet in Wood Fellowship Hall.

February 18, 2020

All members are encouraged to attend one of the Opening Doors Capital Campaign information sessions planned during March. These sessions are your opportunity to hear about the scope of the work that will be possible when we reach our campaign goals—including work in our Sanctuary, mission work and infrastructure. Make plans now to attend one of these remaining sessions:

  • Sunday, March 29, at noon in the Chapel
  • Tuesday, March 31, at 5 p.m. at Sharon Towers

RSVP to Mary Scott Peterson.

February 17, 2020

First Reads, our quarterly congregational book group, will read and discuss The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr. This book suggests a shift in the way that we consider the Trinity and images of God. Rohr writes, “…the gift of the Trinity… offers a grounded reconnection with  God, self, others and world…” The discussion will take place on Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at various locations offsite.To sign up, email the Reverend Robert Galloway

The final class in this series on the Trinity will be Sunday, March 15. The Trinity: Holy Spirit will be led by the Reverend Mary Bowman.

February 3, 2020

Alternative Gift Market Success

Thank you to all who gave generously to the Alternative Gift Market during the holiday season. Because of your generosity, First Presbyterian Church was able to gift our local and global partners with $6680 dollars toward their critical needs. Your continued support of Alternative Gift Market over the years has made it possible for us to give more than $166,000.  Thank you!

January 22, 2020

Want to learn more about using Realm Connect, or get connected if you haven’t already? Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 29, in the Welcome Center, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the church groups that matter to you.

Want to learn more about using Realm Connect, or get connected if you haven’t already? Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 29, in the Welcome Center, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the church groups that matter to you.

Registration is now open for Montreat Worship and Music conference week 1, June 21-26. The conference is open to current 3rd-12th grade students and will cost no more than $375. Final cost will depend on the number of children and youth who attend. Financial assistance is available (contact Will Young).

Children and youth participate in choir, Bible Study, Fun and Games, small groups and other electives (for middle school and high school) such as handbells, drama, instrumental ensembles, a social justice seminar, and photography. Evening activities include the YMCA climbing tower (weather permitting), pizza at My Father’s Pizza, a talent show and the closing music program Friday evening.

Breakfasts are at the individual houses, lunch is a picnic by Anderson Auditorium (weather permitting) and dinner is together in one of our two houses. We will depart after worship on June 21 via the church bus with a stop for lunch along the way. Contact  Caryn Overbey  with questions.  To register your child or youth, send a check for $75 made out to First Presbyterian Church (with Montreat W&M in the memo field) to Caryn Overbey’s attention.