Please join us for our Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 5 immediately after Worship. We hope you can join us for this very informative meeting!

Weddings
Interested in having your wedding at First Presbyterian Church?  Please see our updated guidelines here.

Sunday Worship
Adult Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am
Youth Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am
Elementary Sunday School  (please call church office ahead of the Sunday you will attend)
Church Nursery: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 10:30 am 
Morning Worship: 11:00 am
Youth Group 12-2 pm (alternates with Youth Sunday School, please call to check times)
 
Wednesdays 
Bible Study:  10:00 am
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm
 
 
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What's up?
Bible Study Continues - Our Bible Study continues on Wednesdays at 10 am in the Library. Pastor Karen will discuss scripture and how we might apply it in our daily lives.  Bring your Bibles!  Coffee and pastries will be served.
Can you help the Food Pantry? Items currently needed for our pantry include beans, soup, and tomato sauce. Canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal and tuna are always welcome.  Donations may be brought to the church office or placed in the canvas hamper in the narthex.


Help Hurricane Victims in Haiti Now!

The HEF board met and has determined that the first priority in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew is to secure funding for feeding HEF school communities.  In cooperation with Trinity Hope Feeding, they are working with priests and principals to purchase and distribute food.  The goal is to sustain these communities for the next 30 days until they are able to get their lives and crops back up and going. 

We are asking that you help us in this endeavor.  For less than $2.00 per day, you can feed a family of six people.  We need to act swiftly!  As always, 100% of all donations will be used as designated by the donor.  HEF has people in place in Haiti to make this happen as soon as funds are received.  

Checks can be mailed to:
Haiti Education Foundation, Inc.
 P.O. Box 10775
 El Dorado, AR  71730.
**  Please note on the memo line that this is for DISASTER:  FOOD. **

Or you may give to the Disaster Fund online here.

More information on individual schools will be available on the HEF web site in coming days.  We know that there will be damages to repair, etc., however, food takes priority at this point.








February 2017

Someone’s In the Kitchen With Dinah!

Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah, and someone’s in Potter with parents, and someones are sleeping up on the third floor 
of Fraser!!

What???

Just Extra! Extra! GOOD NEWS around these earthly buildings being used for more and more ministry as we reach outside ourselves to open up life-giving, life-enhancing work in our neighborhood!

Our “big” kitchen has been rented out for several days a week to the two young chefs of the start-up Farm Plates. 

Two more rooms are being used in Potter to facilitate important conversations with delicate issues and experiences by the Mary Baldwin Department of Social Work.

Staunton Music Festival has expanded use of their week in the sanctuary this summer from rehearsal space to a daily noon concert, and surprised us by increasing their donation ten times!

And in March we will welcome the Campus Ministry Appalachia Volunteers of Boston College to their temporary housing in the heights of Fraser as they spend their spring break week working for Habitat for 
Humanity.

All this and MORE than a balanced budget – more about that 
at our Annual Meeting on March 5!!  Be sure to join us following worship in the Fellowship Hall as we share more Good News and celebrate together God’s goodness, Christ’s leadership, and the sure signs of new life being stirred by the Holy Spirit. 

Your sister in Christ,

         Pastor Karen