We invite you to visit our church and worship with us each Sunday at 10:00AM! Please check our calendar for other fellowship opportunities. Our Children's Sunday school and Adult Education classes are held at 8:45 AM in the downstairs classrooms. Sunday School for the youth is held upstairs. A nursery is available for childcare during Sunday school and Worship services.
Mission Statement: In gratitude to God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to discern what God is calling us to do as we serve Christ in our daily and corporate lives through worship and spiritual formation, education and discipleship, hospitality and fellowship, and mission. Putting our faith into action, we seek to create a loving community that God challenges, renews, equips, and sends out into the world to love others, to care for the sick and needy, to demonstrate kindness and mercy, and to work for justice and peace.
Monday August 25
|Tuesday August 26
All Day - Election
4:30 pm Scholarship Committee
7:30 pm Christian Education
|Wednesday August 27
5:00 pm Stewardship Committee
6:00 pm Youth
7:00 pm Congregational Life Committee
|Thursday August 28
1:00 pm Christy out of office after 1:00 pm
Sunday August 31
ADULT EDUCATION This Monday (7:00 PM):
1 Corinthians – Mark Southard leads a study over the book of 1 Corinthians. The class meets on the lower level in Room B-9 (the “Old Quilters’ Room”).
ADULT EDUCATION Sunday (8:45 AM):
FAITHWEAVER STUDY FOR ADULTS – The Bible study, related to the lectionary readings and paralleling the scriptural basis of the children’s classes for the same week, meets on the lower level in the Multi-Purpose Room (B5). Steve Ernst leads the study.
CURRENT EVENTS – Jolene Ebbert leads the discussion of current events and the way in which our always-changing world affects us as Christians, in the Parlor.
THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP – In this class session, we will conclude the third part (“The Messengers”) of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s important book, The Cost of Discipleship, in which he expounded Matthew 9:35-10:42. In the first part of the book, Bonhoeffer spelled out the radical departure from the former life and the complete obedience to Jesus Christ required of disciples. In the second part, we looked at the details of life as a disciple as spelled out in the Sermon on the Mount. Rev. Taylor leads the class in Room B-9 (Lower Level). If you would like to participate but do not have a book, please see Rev. Taylor to arrange to order a copy.
ADULT MID-WEEK STUDY resumes in September.
Children and Youth Sunday School and Activities at First Presbyterian Church
Children and youth are encouraged to join us each Sunday morning at 8:45 am. We offer classes for nursery/preschool, elementary aged children, and middle school and high school youth. The preschool, elementary children, youth and one adult class use the Faithweaver Bible study curriculum. Each class studies the same scripture in an age appropriate way, and the adults are encouraged to engage the children and youth in conversation about their Bible lesson each week
September through May the elementary children are invited to GOLD (Giving Our Lives to God Daily) directly following our midweek meal. This is a structured time of interactive activities that are tied to the week’s Bible study lesson. Wednesday 5:30-7:00 pm
The youth group also meets at this time for fellowship, activities, and Bible study under the direction of fulltime youth director, Annette Newcomb. They are a growing youth group with a focus on building healthy and happy relationships and growing closer to God. Wednesday 5:30-8:00 pm
Please contact Christy Aday, at 580-762-2431 for additional information.
We would love to have you join us in membership at First Presbyterian Church. Contact me at (580) 762-2431. I look forward to speaking with you!
Rev. Dr. Bruce Taylor
Pastor/Head of Staff