What's Happening

Dear Church Family,

We continue to find new ways to connect with each other and our community at large during the pandemic. Lent offers us a time for quiet reflection and also ways to join with others to share our faith. You may want to consider some of these opportunities:


Daily Devotions: Another option for growing spiritually is regular daily devotionals. Here are a few options to consider:


  • The church has copies of the Upper Room devotional booklet for March/April in regular and large print. They are available in the entry area outside the church office along with some other resources. Feel free to pick up a copy or we can mail one to you.

  • A great online devotional for youth and adults is d365 (devotionals 365 days a year). It offers a way to pray and meditate daily, available also as an app on your phone.

In 2021 there will be opportunities for us to learn more about local and regional missions. If you are interested in meeting online to hear from various mission agencies/non-profits, let me know. I hope to have a monthly mission Zoom gathering as a way of educating ourselves about the needs in our community, and how we might be able to support these efforts. For those not able to join on Zoom, reports will be shared in email and in print.


Thank you for considering these opportunities, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to let me know!


Faithfully,

Rev. Michael

Connecting with Others


Worship
We are currently worshiping in-person on Sunday mornings at 11:00am in the sanctuary. A video recording is available later on Sunday afternoon on our website and Facebook page for those who are safer-at-home. We will be announcing a new schedule soon for in-person Sunday School classes.

Sunday School

At long last; Sunday School at First Presbyterian resumes with a limited schedule beginning this Sunday, April 11th. Only certain classes will meet this Sunday and there will be no assembly or mini-breakfast beforehand. Accordingly all classes will now begin at 9:45am. We will continue to follow our COVID-19 safety protocol and encourage groups to socially distance and wear masks. You may pick up a copy of the full schedule with the individual dates and times of the class you are interested in attending.


Book Study Every Sunday Morning (9:00-10:00am)

Online, using the Zoom meeting platform, everyone is invited to join MMM Sunday school class as they read and study together Dr. David Jeremiah's book, "Shelter in God: Your Refuge in Times of Trouble." Find ways to worship in times of trouble, experience prayer in pressure, show grace when you are at your wits' end, and with God's help, triumph over trouble. If interested or want more details, please contact Nicole Grambo.


Ukulele Choir (all ages) Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
If anyone would like to join, please contact Laura (
laurageougecole@gmail.com ). Don’t have a ukulele? No problem - we have some available. Guitars are welcome as well!


Wednesday Younger Youth Group (3:30-4:30pm)

Laura and Michael lead a gathering for older elementary and middle school youth each week. A time for connection, games, Bible Study and music


Wednesday Evening Bible Study (7:00-8:00pm)

Michael leads a Zoom Bible Study on Wednesday evenings, from 7-8:00pm. All members of the congregation (youth and adults) are invited for a time of sharing and reflection together. If interested, contact Pastor Michael (revmichaelpoulos@gmail.com) for more details including the Zoom link. Unfamiliar with Zoom? Let us know that, too, and we can help walk you through it.