Due to efforts to contain coronavirus, all First Presbyterian Church worship and activities will be canceled through Wednesday, June 10. Worship services are available on Facebook and Youtube, broadcast live from the sanctuary at 10:00 am on Sundays

Our Food Pantry will remain open Monday and Thursday of each week.  To stay in the loop, everyone is encouraged to sign up to receive emails at stauntonfirst@gmail.com. 

Current Activities:

- Sunday Morning Meditation at 10:00 am on Pastor Karen's Facebook page (Karen Henn Allamon)
- Nightly Story Time at 7:00 on Pastor Karen's Facebook page
- Weekly Bible Study Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am via Zoom - please notify Pastor Karen if you would like to join
- Also, feel free to contact Pastor Karen at any time.

We will update everyone as new information becomes available. 
Weddings
Interested in having your wedding at First Presbyterian Church?  Please see our updated guidelines here.

Sunday Worship
Book Study Class: 9:45 am (snacks at 9:30 am) - Library
Adult Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am (now meeting in church parlor)
Youth Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am
Elementary Sunday School  10:00-10:45
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: Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Library 
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm 
 
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
STEWARDSHIP 2020 
THANK YOU

THANK YOU to all who have made financial commitments to the Glory of God and to the work and worship of First Presbyterian for 2020.

As of October 18th, our financial commitments total $175,390.00, with 31 households submitting pledges for 2020.  We have achieved 78% of our goal,
or we can consider we are 22% away from our goal of $224,000.00.

THANK YOU to those who have made commitments and re-commitments of time, talent, and energy to the work and worship of First Presbyterian for 2020.

We have received 12 individual Time, Talent, and Energy Commitment cards.
All have committed to prayers.
  Commitments for service in mission/outreach, music and worship, and in leadership have been received and are being shared with appropriate programs for acknowledgement and follow-up.

THANK YOU to those who attended and participated in our Stewardship Commitment Luncheon and THANK YOU to those who helped prepare, serve, and clean up. 

Our Stewardship Commitment Luncheon on Sunday, Oct.13th, was a time of fellowship and an opportunity for questions and answers for the 35 in attendance.  The discussion was helpful for those of us tasked with the development and monitoring of the budget, and hopefully helpful to all those in attendance.

THANK YOU to those who are continuing to pray for guidance in the way they are called to be a part of the work and worship of First Presbyterian now and in the year 2020.

Our Stewardship season continues.  What wondrous works we can achieve when we join together as good stewards of our time, talent, and treasure to carry out the work and worship of First Presbyterian in this community and beyond.    

 THANK YOU


 
Pastor's Letter

March 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Lent” is a season of the Church year that follows the road to the cross. Because of that, there are many worship elements that are somber.

However, the word “Lent” itself means the lengthening of days.  That’s some sunshine!  And a growing anticipation of the good news!

In Lent, we do pay closer attention to the nature of our own shadow side.  In a world where we simply do not want to own our own foibles, the Christian life insists on the whole truth – because this is why Christ came: to reconcile us to God, and to lead us in the way we should go.

Yet, even during this time, Lent is structured in such a way that each Sunday is still a resurrection day, a sabbath!  We receive forgiveness and know that our Lord is risen even as we look to his last days.  There’s joy and relief in that!

As we worship through these spring days on our way to celebrating the resurrection, let us truly be mindful of the lengths to which Christ’s love went for us.  Scripture focuses us with the call to worship “in spirit and in truth,” so let’s bring our whole selves to the Lord’s Day – reaching out from deep within ourselves to worship the Lord with all our mind, all our heart, and all our strength.  And then continue that worship to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Devotionals for your weekdays will be distributed in worship as a way of equipping your spirit for a deeper walk with God this season.

Blessings on your Lent.

Pastor Karen