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 May/June 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 Sunday, April 11th. 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. See this week's bulletin for the full schedule with the individual dates and times of the class you are interested in attending.


Mountain Mama Mentors (MMM) Women's Group at First Presbyterian. All are welcome! The MMM's consist of women of all ages who seek to share their faith and support one another through life's trials, tribulations and joys. In addition to Bible Study every Sunday morning at 9:45am, the group regularly meets for fun dinners and activities. This group also provides congregational care in a variety of ways including meal delivery when needed, sending cards and participating in the churches youth and adult events. Currently, the group is diving into a new study series titled Verse Mapping Acts: Feasting on the Abundance of God's Word. If you would like to participate in this exciting study, please see Nicole Grambo for the course information. MMM Group is a relaxed and easy going group that welcomes visitors. If you would like to know more, please contact the church office, Sheila Robinson, Nicole Grambo, Frankie Pryor or Regina Moore.


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! Please see Laura Cole for the updated summer schedule.


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. Most of all there's fun and lots of it!