Christmas “Bag of Treats” Drive-Thru Pickup, December 20, 2020

Christmas “Bag of Treats” Drive-Thru Pickup
 
A Christmas “Bag of Treats” is coming to the families of First Presbyterian Church.   The church “mice and elves” have been busy preparing and planning for this “first ever” occasion.   All church families are included.  No reservations are needed.  Just come and receive your “Merry Christmas” treat bag.  Know that you are loved and missed and hopefully fellowship with one another can resume in 2021.
When:   December 20, 2020   |   Drive-Thru Pickup Time:  After Worship 12:00-1:30
Greeters will welcome you from Wyche Street entrance and your family “Bag of Treats” will be presented to you.  No donation expected, just share expressions of Christmas love, joy, and peace.
 
Merry Christmas   2020

Online Only Thanksgiving Service, November 22, 2020

Online Only!
Thanksgiving Service
November 22, 2020
6:00 pm


Join us online!
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Drive – Thru Family Night Supper – Fish Fry, October 28, 2020

New Addition to Menu! Extended Deadline!
Family Night Supper – Fish Fry
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Pickup 5:45 – 7:00 pm

Menu:
Fried filet of fish (prepared by Will Scott)
*JUST ADDED* Grilled Chicken option
Coleslaw
Sweet potato patty
Corn bread
Dessert

Enter church from Wyche Street where greeters will meet you. After you receive your food, continue around the church and exit onto Thompson Street.

If you have would like to adjust your previous order,
please notify Joan or Mary Anne

Deadline Extended: Place your order by 5:00 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Joan Dorsett : 910-840-5468
or Mary Anne Tyndall: 910-640-9837

Looking forward to seeing you!

First Presbyterian Church In-Person Worship Announcement September 16, 2020

The Book of Order (part of the Constitution of our denomination) clearly lays out the responsibilities of the Session.  The three items listed are:

  • provide that the Word of God may be truly preached and heard.
  • provide that the Sacraments may be rightly administered and received.
  • nurture the covenant community of disciples of Christ.

 
Since March the Session has sought to be faithful to their responsibilities as well as to the mission we have received from God. We continue to offer online streaming options, just as we have for the past few years, where you can join us for worship from your home.
 
In August we began offering in-person worship.  We have a Session approved policy, which can be found on our website, that requires those attending to wear masks as they enter and exit the sanctuary, but not during the service itself, except for when singing hymns.  We will continue with this policy for the 11:00 service of worship.
 
But in an effort to reach even more people the Session has approved a second in-person service of worship…on a trial basis.  Beginning this coming Sunday, September 20, we will offer an in-person worship service at 1:30 Sunday afternoons.  This service will differ from the 11:00 as masks will be required throughout the whole service.  We are offering this in the hopes that we may be able to provide a setting of worship for those who due to health reasons or other risk factors would feel more comfortable if masks were worn throughout the service.
 
Our plan is to offer this service for a period of four weeks and then we will evaluate it and make a decision on whether or not we will continue offering it.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, or one of your elders.  We would be happy to talk with you.
 
In Christ,
 
Pastor Joe

Women’s Bible Study

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Women’s Bible Study

On Thursday, Sept. 10th at 10am on Zoom, we will begin a 7-week Bible study called Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild. If you would like to join us, the member books are $20 and you will need to let Angela know as soon as possible if you want one ordered for you.

“Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. According to Rothschild, what we think about often has a ripple effect on nearly every area of our lives.

 Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover – Member Book provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this women’s Bible study. Based on Jennifer Rothschilds’s book. Self Talk, Soul Talk, the study encourages

women to clean out the junk in their minds and replace hidden negative thoughts with positive truths from God’s word.”