Wednesdays Together Bible Study: “Unlocking the Bible”


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Most people have a Bible!  It may be beside your bed, favorite chair, or it could be sitting on your coffee table with family pictures and recipes tucked neatly within its covers.  It could also be on your phone, tablet, or computer.  You may rarely see it or it could be a part of your daily life.  While 88% of people in the United States say they own a Bible…with each household having an average of 4.7 Bibles…studies show that only 37% of Americans’ read their Bible once a week or more.  Why don’t more people regularly read their Bible?  Well, that is a difficult question, but I do know that for many people there are times that the Bible can seem rather intimidating.  Simply picking up the Bible and reading makes some people nervous; talking about the meaning of a particular passage causes some people to clam up; understanding its message and allowing it to guide your life can be downright overwhelming.


Our Bible Study series this fall, “Unlocking the Bible,” will seek to help us overcome our obstacles to understanding the Bible.  In this class we will not be trying to interpret the scriptures or tell you how to apply them.  Instead, our aim is to develop a better understanding of the Bible…its structure, key people, and events.  Armed with this information the time you spend reading and studying the Bible will be enhanced.



September 11, 18, October 2, 9, and 16, 2019

6:00 PM


Hurricane Florence Relief


Hurricane Florence Relief
Online Donations, Food Needed

If you would like to contribute to help people in the area affected by Hurricane Florence, please visit for secure and easy online giving through the Presbyterian Foundation.

If you would like to give online, please set up a profile, indicate the amount you would like to give, and select “Pass Through/Designated Giving”.

You will be able to write a note (memo) on the next page for
“Hurricane Florence”.
Thank you for your donation!
Food donations are also being accepted at
511 North Thompson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472.
You may call the church at 910-642-2253 or
Pastor Joe’s cell phone at 910-625-8023.



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Sunday after the hurricane

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First Presbyterian Church will have Worship on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:00 am. This will be a casual dress, “come-as-you-are” service.

There will be no Sunday School.

The Church Office will be closed at 1:30 pm today, September 12, and will remain closed until further notice. You may contact FPC via Facebook Messenger or or if needed. Office phone messages will not be returned until we reopen. There will be no newsletter this week.

There will be a prayer service beginning at 6:00 pm tonight, Wednesday September 12, 2018. This will be an informal time to pray together for our community and those who may be affected by hurricane Florence. This should be about a 30 minute service.

Please stay safe!

September Events, 2018

Upcoming Events:

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rally-day-2018RALLY DAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018  


bible_9579cTwelve More Women of the Bible:

In this 12-session video Bible study, some of today’s best-loved authors and speakers look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve women in the Bible and what they mean for you today.  This fresh look at these women in the Bible will help you discover new insights into God’s character, persevere through difficult times, and find joy in the hope that Jesus has provided to you. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am, starting September 11th.  Books, which cost $8, must be ordered in advance (ASAP) by contacting Janet McPherson at 642-9714.


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Rally Day 2018


Rally Day 

September 9, 2018    9:00 am

We are excited about our upcoming year of Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church!
Please join us for breakfast at 9:00 am and then Sunday School at 10:00 am!