Advent, a time for preparation, a time for searching, a time for expecting Jesus … and a time for coloring!

Advent, a time for preparation, a time for searching, a time for expecting Jesus … and a time for coloring!

Advent, a time for preparation, a time for searching, for expecting Jesus to come into our midst, Emmanuel “God with us.” This year we tried something different for our church, and reached into the depths of creativity bringing forth an incredible worship space for Children and Youth. Thanks to beautiful coloring posters created by Illustrated […]

President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day 1863

President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day 1863

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we welcome to worship Matt Spruill to read Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving.  Matt is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a former Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide. He graduated from The Citadel with a BA in History and the University of Missouri with a MA in History.  He is a […]

Christmas Giving Tree for our Whiz Kids

Christmas Giving Tree for our Whiz Kids

Pete and Suzanne Gordon are once again, organizing our annual Giving Tree ministry.  The tree, with students and siblings names, will be in Chandler Hall beginning today, Sunday, November 19th.  Gifts need to be returned by December 10th so that tutors can deliver the gifts on December 14th following the Whiz Kids Christmas party.  More details will be available when you […]

Trick or Treat! FPCL’s October Community Dinner on Halloween Night

Trick or Treat!  FPCL’s October Community Dinner on Halloween Night

FPCL’s Community Dinner is held the last Tuesday of every month.  For the month of October this fell on Halloween! We welcomed 47 guests including many returning faces. The meal consisted of:  Homemade Chili (with onions, cheese and jalapenos to put on top if diners wanted), Corn Chips, Corn Bread, Tossed Green Salad and Fruit Salad.  Halloween […]

FPCL’s Gently Used Items “Fill the Truck” in Support of arc Thrift Stores!

FPCL’s Gently Used  Items “Fill the Truck” in Support of arc Thrift Stores!

Each year, FPCL supports arc Thrift stores by filling a trailer with gently used items that arc can then resell at their thrift stores.  In return for filling the truck, arc Thrift makes a special financial gift to First Presbyterian!  This was the 4th year that FPCL has filled the truck.  In years past, arc has dropped off […]