HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2018!
As we begin a new year, we begin new programs at First Presbyterian Church (FPC). YOU are encouraged to look at the website and see what is of interest to you and to join us. As a reminder, our Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts for about an hour. After that we encourage you to join us for coffee and cookies after the service in our fellowship hall. People of all ages are invited to FPC. You will receive a warm welcome on all days, but especially these recent freezing days.
Midweek @ Midtown, 6:15 pm
Have you ever wondered about your life story and how it fits into the bigger story – God’s Story? Beginning January 10 th we will start a new 5 week class that will explore the concept of story: your story, our story and God’s story, as well as explore the story all around us. We will look at the events of the New Testament to see how their has more to do with our story than we ever imagined.
This class meets Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm in Jenk’s lounge.
KIRKIN’ O’ THE TARTAN WORSHIP SERVICE
First Presbyterian Church will celebrate its Scottish heritage on Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m. This celebration will include Scottish music, a bagpipe, banners, a beadle, Scottish attire and following the worship service, a Ceilidh (a Scottish happening) with shortbread and punch. A beadle, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary, is a ceremonial Scottish officer of the church who assists the minister. In our church, he/she has the honor of carrying in their family Bible which will be used during the service. If you attend this worship service you may also have the opportunity, if you want, to do some Scottish dancing in our fellowship hall. It is a service of celebration and remembrance.
All Scots are asked to bring a piece of their clan tartan to be blessed. You may also bring something that is important to you or your family to be blessed as well. Whatever your heritage, however, everyone is encouraged to wear something plaid, but it is not required. Also bring your Scottish friends! You are invited to come to church on January 28, and be Scottish, even if you aren’t, for 90 minutes. Please join us!