MISSION SUNDAY - Covered dish & Dessert Auction

posted Oct 15, 2018, 4:55 PM by Jane King

Please come for worship on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11:00, as our mission team shares their faith journey of the mission work in Kentucky. Following worship we will 
have a covered dish lunch and a dessert auction fundraiser for next year’s mission trip. “Here I am Lord, Send Me”. All are invited and all are welcome.


posted Jul 17, 2018, 5:14 AM by Jane King

Summer Bible Study

posted Jul 13, 2017, 5:41 AM by dana j   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 5:42 AM ]


What happens when the Holy Spirit shows up?  Come study the book of Acts and find out!  Bible study begins this Wednesday, July 5, at 11:00 a.m. in the parlor.  The study will meet for 8 sessions in July and August (but not on July 12).  Bring your Bible and a friend!  READ Acts 1.1-26 in preparation.

 July 5                 Acts 1.1-26

July 19                Acts 2.1-47

July 26                Acts 4.32-5.11

August 2             Acts 8.1-40

August 9             Acts 10.1-11.18

August 16           Acts 15

August 23           Acts 17.16-34

August 30           Acts 16.11-15, and

                                    18.1-4, 18-28


Tiny Free Pantry !

posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:15 PM by dana j   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:56 AM ]

First Presbyterian Church, Henderson, NC

Tiny Free Pantry 2017

Our Tiny Free Pantry was installed on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at the sidewalk on Church Street behind our memorial garden, near the corner with Chestnut Street, facing the museum.  Thanks to United Way of Vance County for the generous grant that provided funding for the purchase of materials for building, installation, and initially stocking the pantry, and thanks to all the members of our congregation whose work made the installation possible.

A sign on the pantry says, “Take what you need. Leave what you can.”  If you’d like to donate items, feel free to drop by the pantry and replenish the supply at any time. If there isn’t room in the pantry for items you’d like to donate, you can drop them off in the vestibule of the sanctuary before or after 11 o'clock worship on Sundays or bring them to the church office between 10am and 1pm Monday through Thursday (entrance is on Young Street).

Focus for July donations:  bottled water

Other items suggested for donation (All should be in sealed bags or unbreakable containers for safety and protection against weather and insects.)

Things to drink:

  • bottled water
  • 100% fruit juice

 Things to eat (Single servings sealed in plastic or in pop-top cans or peel-top cups or pouches are ideal.):

  • canned fruits/vegetables, apple sauce, soups, chicken or tuna in cans or pouches, 
    beanie weenies, spaghettiOs, canned ravioli, mac/cheese cups
  • peanut butter
  • crackers, nabs, granola bars (without chocolate)
  • cereal, instant oatmeal in single-serve packages
  • dried fruits: raisins, craisins, banana chips -- in sealed bags

 Household and personal items

  • plastic grocery bags
  • plastic utensils packs from fast-food restaurants
  • paper towels, toilet tissue, diapers
  • sunscreen, bug spray, bandaids, individually wrapped antibacterial wipes 



“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?” -- Matthew 25:37

Cantata - April 9

posted Mar 15, 2017, 6:23 PM by Jane King

For Palm Sunday, the Chancel Choir is working on a cantata, Covenant of the Lamb, which will  tell the story of Christ's adult life and end with His crucifixion on the cross. As we trace this path, may our faith be enriched. 

Then on Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection of the risen Christ with an uplifting service of the Word and music. This is our opportunity to celebrate the life changing power God displayed in the resurrection.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE- March 1 at 7:00pm

posted Feb 28, 2017, 7:37 PM by Jane King

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday as a day of mourning for our sin and the sin of all humanity before God, a recognition of our mortality save for the grace of God and a request that the Lord remember our creation and breathe new life into our burned-out, dusty lives once more.

This is a service for the imposition of ashes and the remembrance of baptism based on the sermon’s assurance that though we are dust, we are baptized dust, and that makes all the difference.

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