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This Week 4/22/2018



This Week @1st: 
Family Camp
This Sunday- Rev. Rob Hagan
CARDV Documentary & Discussion
Upcoming April Events
Challenge Offering
May The 4th Youth Lock-In
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

Matthew 14:13-21


Latest Fanfare


Join Pastor Matt and Family at Honeyman State Park. More info here.


We Grow When We Give
Set up a recurring online pledge via the Presbyterian Foundation, who processes payments at the lowest possible rates for us, by clicking on the above give now button. Or turn in an EFT form to our office for direct withdrawal from your bank account. 

Kids! Want to Read in Worship? Sign Up Here

Last Great Decisions Class, Tues. May 1
7pm, Allison Room.

Topic: Global Health Issues.

Sunday, May 6, 3pm
Whiteside Theatre

View a documentary on the American “boy crisis”,
The Mask You Live In.
Stay for a discussion on how to raise a healthier generation of men with Pastor Matt & representatives from CARDV.


This Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 10:15am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); No Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

Daily, Monday-Thursday Spiritual Quiet Time, 1-3pm (AR)

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)    

Tuesday: Men’s Breakfast & Women’s Greet the Morning, 7am (OS- Elmer’s); In Stitches, 6:30-8pm (L)

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9am-12pm (B3); Bell Choir, 5-6:30pm (S); Youth Group, 5:30-7pm (YH)

Thursday: Chair Yoga, 11am (AR); Chancel Choir, 7-9pm (S)

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 10:15am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); No Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

 Abbreviations Key: Allison Room (AR), Basement (B), Dennis Hall (DH), Education Hall (EdH), Gathering Space (GS); Jones Wing (JW), Library (L), OS (Off Site), Sanctuary (S), Youth House (YH)


Library News- It’s Raining Books… READ

Find a new series & read away the April showers. 

F/ Car/HOT Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series by Melody Carlson: Westward Hearts, A Dream for Tomorrow, A Home at Trails End 


On Sundays, help those with mobility troubles and new visitors by leaving the parking lot spaces and street spaces that are in front of the church for them.
Consider carpooling. Use the lot next to the multicultural center or street parking along the park or on Madison Ave.

Thank you!


  Presbyterian visionaries determined in 1799 that an entity was needed to safeguard the long-term financial interest of the Presbyterian Church. That entity became the Presbyterian Foundation.
The Presbyterian Foundation works with congregations to build communities of generosity among their members and constituents. And provides all Presbyterians an avenue to realize their philanthropic goals through a variety of giving and investment options.
Rev. Rob Hagan is currently the Ministries Relations Liaison for our area and has been helping the Stewardship Committee develop the ways those who want to support the ministries of our church can do so. He served churches as a pastor for many years before this new role and will be preaching to us this Sunday on “The Abundance of the King.”
One way is through planned giving and we invite you to join us for a lunch, immediately after worship, where Rob will present a seminar on how planned giving helps leave a legacy that supports the ministry of this church for many years to come.
I hope you’ll join us!   

  If you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream, now in High Definition, internet streaming.  

Rev. Matt Gough

Leaving a Legacy – Ministry Lives On! 

This Sunday: Rev. Rob Hagan, Presbyterian Foundation,
Worship & Presentation w/ light lunch
(in place of 

Did you know that earnings off the endowment are what make our adult adventures ministry possible, among many other activities?
Many before us were part of the legacy of First Presbyterian Church & that legacy continues to grow. Learn more about planned giving to First Presbyterian Church, why it is important & how you can participate. 

 April Challenge Offering:
Presbyterian Preschool & Childcare Center

Our Goals:

  • To help children that really need our services and to make our services affordable.
  • Meet all needs of all children by creating enriching, engaging, and fun learning environments for all ages and all stages of development. (Using state approved curriculum and materials)
  • To have all children develop a life-long love of learning.

The average cost for full-time care:  

$13,000 per year per child.

For example: 

Our current Infant cost for care: $18,500. 

Infant cost for tuition: $15,000.

How your donation helps:

  • Keeps infants and children off the streets and in a safe and warm environment.
  • Allows parents to search for work.
  • Helps children stay nourished.
  • Allows the young parent to complete school or college or other vocational training.


Friday, May the 4th Be With You Youth Lock-In

Time: 7p-8a. Sponsored by CYC.

All 5th-12th graders welcome.

Location: First Presbyterian Church. Glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, Star Wars and other galactic activities.

Sun. Apr 22, Rev. Rob Hagan of the Presbyterian Foundation. Worship & Presentation with Light Lunch.

Tues. Apr. 24, Men’s Breakfast & Ladies’ Greet the Morning – 7am, Elmer’s.



Food Donations Next Sunday – we are asking our congregation to donate non-expired, non-perishable food items to help feed those in need. Please drop your donations off at the church office.

Our Centering Prayer group will not meet this Sunday or the next three Sundays: April 22-May 13. They will resume meeting May 20, 11:30am, Allison Room.

Carillon Revelry Bell Choir is raising money for a long-overdue refurbishment of our bells. Thanks to you and memorial money given towards music ministry, we have raised the $8,000 needed! Thank you!   To keep our bells well-maintained you can continue to support the bell fund. Checks can be made to First Presbyterian Church, with a memo for ‘Bell fund.’

Flowers: Sign up to bring flowers to Worship. Flowers can then later be distributed to our homebound people! A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board across from the office.

Name tags: Many members and friends graciously wear name tags to be more hospitable. Temporary name tags are available in the Narthex or from an usher. If you make 1st Pres your worshipping home then let the office know and we will gladly make you a permanent one! If you have a name tag please wear one, and introduce yourself to your neighbors!

Just a reminder that there is no parking parallel to the yellow curb in the parking lot. Please only park in designated parking lot spaces or out on the street. On Sundays, parking is also available in the Multi-Cultural Center parking lot across 9th Street.

#worshipleader Is your child interested in being a part of worship? We’re always looking for kids to read or share their musical talents. Find Jonathan after worship or click the buttons in the left-hand sidebar to sign up! 

To place an announcement in the Sunday bulletin send your request and exact wording (may need to be edited for space reasons) to

The Presbyterian Education Board – Pakistan Exploration Trip travel dates for 2018 will be November 8-19. During this special 20th Anniversary trip, we will celebrate all that has been accomplished since the Pakistani government returned the schools in 1998. Come meet with PEB students and staff, explore the schools and experience Pakistani culture. See how your contributions have been put to good use and witness how your generosity is making a positive impact on the children of Pakistan. If you are interested in more information regarding the Exploration Trip, talk to Tim Roach or please contact us at

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