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Posts from November 2019

Thank You for Third Meal

Thank you to our Third Meal volunteers! This free community dinner would not be possible without your volunteering. We were able to serve about 60 people a full course turkey dinner on November 19th, and we look forward to the next opportunity to dine and share in fellowship together on Tuesday, December 17th. While it’s a busy time of year, it’s all…

Trans Day of Remembrance

First Presbyterian Church is sponsoring an interfaith service of lament for Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20th. Trans people are deeply vulnerable to violence and abuse, and we set aside this time to mourn and commit ourselves to a world in which all are safe and welcome. The service will be held on the Student Center Back Patio behind the Chamberlain…

Third Meal Volunteers Needed

Thanks to all who have participated in and helped our monthly community meal, Third Meal. Our next get together is at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 19th, and we are need many volunteers! Servers are needed and many clean-up crew. You can contact either co-coordinator Elaine Scheetz or Darlene Jacobson to offer your help. Vicki Downing is in charge of desserts and…

Come & Deck the Halls with Us!

After worship on Sunday, December 1st, join us to kick off the Advent season by hanging the greens in the church. We’ll need lots of help to put up greenery, lights, ornaments, wreaths, and more, so drop by and help us make everything festive for the season!

Handel’s Messiah Bible Study

Handel’s Messiah Bible Study (now through December 13th) – In preparation for Christmas, we are studying the Bible verses behind one of the most famous pieces of music in history: Handel’s Messiah. Join us on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (11/13, 11/20, 12/11, 12/18) to study the significance of these Advent and Christmas Bible passages and how Handel’s music lifted them off the…

Notice from the Trustees – Per Capita Costs

Each year, our church is required to pay an annual “Per Capita” fee to the PCUSA. The cost is $37 per member (“per capita”), and it is paid out of church funds each year. The cost to our congregation in 2020 is expected to be $10,027. Here is how the $37.00 is distributed: The General Assembly gets $8.95, our Synod (Northeast) gets…

Christmas Pageant Sign Ups

We’re approaching the most wonderful time of the year! Our annual Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve is upon us. This gift from our beautiful children and young people brings so much wisdom and joy to our church family. As we plan for this special service, please let us know if your child/children plan to participate and what parts they would like to…

Pitman Pantry Gifts for the Angel Tree

Our Christmas Angel Tree will go up on Sunday, November 24th! Yeah! As usual, in addition to names of children, we will again have angels marked “Pitman Pantry.” However, this year we would like to offer the Pantry recipients gift certificates in place of food items so they can purchase items that work best for them. Members taking one of these angels…

SCRIP Orders

Great Lakes Scrip order forms are on the hall table. Please support PW programs with this easy fundraiser. Any questions, please see Bev Donofrio. First order submission will be 12/1/19.