What's New

WE ARE SEEKING A CHOIR DIRECTOR/ORGANIST. Responsibilities include playing for a traditional service at 11:00 each Sunday morning and directing an adult choir rehearsal at 7:15 each Wednesday night. The church has a two manual, 23-rank Schantz organ and a Steinway baby grand piano. For more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Darren Bess at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PRIMETIMERS LUNCH AND FELLOWSHIP will be on Tuesday, November 19, at noon in the Centre.  Please call the church office to sign up and bring friends (534-0088).

ALL ARE INVITED to the Thankful Advent Breakfast on Sunday, November 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the Centre.

WE ARE ONCE AGAIN PROVIDING THANKSGIVING BOXES for those in need.  The empty boxes are in the Centre awaiting your donations. We will be happy to shop for anyone who is not able to do so themselves. We need all donations in by Wednesday, November 20th, in order to be ready for distribution on Sunday, November 24th.  Please keep this in mind and get your donations in by the 20th.  (See November PRESSbyterian for details.)

THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY MEAL: FPC is once again participating in the Thanksgiving Community Meal held at St. Paul's UMC.  If you are looking for a hands-on opportunity to feed others this year, this is your chance. We are providing turkeys, nonperishable desserts, and  food to be cooked by St. Paul's and First Baptist churches, donating our time on Thanksgiving Day, helping to clean up, and, of course, being in prayer for those preparing and those partaking of this meal. See Chalmers Mikell about the turkeys and Susan Smoak about the other volunteer opportunities.  There are sign up sheets in the McLees Gallery, the church office, and the Centre.

GROWING THROUGH FELLOWSHIP: Two options are available for adults on Wednesday nights through November 20. 

  • 6:05 p.m. - Kaye Borgstedt is leading a breakout session entitled “Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here” by Max Lucado.  Those who have books please read chapters 10-11.
  • 6:15 p.m. - Pastor Darren is leading a four-part study on the Letter to Philippi.

Reservations for the 5:30 p.m. meal may be made on Sunday by completing a tan form found in the pew rack or by calling the church office by noon on Monday (534-0088). Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, tossed salad, dessert, tea. Cost is $5;  children under 10 eat free.

A CLASSIC AND MODERN CHRISTMAS: Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 15th, as FIRST Praise, the Chancel Choir, guest singers and musicians, and some of our youth, present "A Classic and Modern Christmas."