Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hi, Friends-As many of you know, Eugene Peterson, author of The Message translation of the Bible passed away in 2018.  In celebration of his memory and many works, we are offering a Lunch and Learning series during Lent and Eastertide.

During Lent, we will read together his book Tell it Slant, A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in his Stories and Prayers.  In the first portion of this book, Peterson delves into the stories and parables Jesus tells on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem and ultimately the cross.

During Eastertide, we will delve into his book Practice Resurrection, A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ.  This is Peterson's 'commentary' on the book of Ephesians.

Our tentative plan right now is to meet at noon on Tuesdays starting March 12.  As this will be here before you know it, we need to get a head count to order books.  So if you could let us know by Feb 17 that you are interested in participating, that would be great.  Keith and Laura

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Scout Sunday at First Pres

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3,  Troop 514 will serve their annual pancake breakfast in the PFC as well lead the morning service. You can enjoy pancakes from 8:00 AM to 11:30.  Your free will offering will help support our Troop activities.

Friday, January 18, 2019

And Jesus said, "Come and See..." Grow in discipleship, reach out in faith, grow the church...If these ideas appeal to you, come to an initial interest meeting for the "Come and See" initiative Sunday after worship. This initiative will support you in stepping out in faith to invite others into relationship with God in Jesus Christ through the worshiping community of First Presbyterian Church. At this organizational meeting, we will share this inspiration and select a monthly meeting time with those who are interested.
Interested, but can't make it? Let us know and we will put you in the mix as we find a date and time that works for all of us!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

How is your relationship with Time? Are you dazed, distracted, and drowning in busyness? 
Do you long to find more quality time for what matters most? 
In “The Time of Your Life” class,you will get current in the flow of Time 
using time-tested tools of Christian wisdom
to transform frantic fragmentation into connection, coherence, and continuity.

Our first class is tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 4:30pm in the church parlor. 
Please let me (Pastor Laura) know you are coming! 

I hope to see you there!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Epiphany Service and De Greening

Hi, Friends-just a quick reminder that this Sunday's service, with the other church is at our church and the service will start at 10AM instead of our usual 9:30AM.  

That afternoon, Laurie Graves and I will 'De-Green' the sanctuary starting at 3PM and would love your help!  We don't need a lot of people to make this happen but a couple more people will make it happen much quicker.  Thanks in advance! Keith