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March 2017


The Chimes 
February 2017


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Giving Calendar

View dates for: the collection of food and other items for mission projects; sign-ups for outreach activities; and collection of special offerings.




Find out what’s going on at First Presbyterian! Get involved and see for yourself how God is working through the people in this place to reach out to the community, region, and world.


Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, February 26, 2017
9:30 am in the Sanctuary

Read the 2016 Annual Report Narrative.

Join youth-led Worship at 8:30 am in the Chapel and at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary!

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Ash Wednesday Is March 1
Begin the Lenten journey. 

6:00-7:00 pm: Enjoy a special Family Night dinner in Fellowship Hall, with assistance by middle school youth.

7:00-8:00 pm: Worship in the Sanctuary, with Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes (optional, placed on forehead or hand).

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) fish coin banks will be distributed on Ash Wednesday and the first Sunday of Lent, March 5. OGHS funds three vital programs: Self-Development of People (SDOP), Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Presbyterian Hunger Program. Learn more at

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Water for Life
An event for the entire congregation: Sunday, March 12

Children's Ministries is excited to announce an event called Water for Life. Sunday School kids in grades K-5 are learning about the importance of both physical and spiritual water. For the March 12 event, the kids will transform the Parlor into a place where everyone can see and learn how precious water is to God's children. We will have engaging water-themed displays and demonstrations and opportunities to donate to Presbyterian Mission Agency to help provide water systems for people all over the world. In addition, a portion of the money raised will be used to help fund improvements to drinking-water capabilities in Fellowship Hall. Mark your calendar!

Contact: Katy Allen


The Rummage Sale is coming! 

Find out all the details here.


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The Way
A Sermon Series by Alex Lang

The earliest followers of Jesus were not called Christians. They were referred to as followers of the Way, because they were known for living according to Jesus’ teachings. Each Sunday from January through Easter, join Alex Lang on a journey through the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount in the new sermon series, The Way. Learn more.


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Come to Family Night!
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, September through May
Come and enjoy a meal together and take part in learning, faith, and fun each week during Family Night. Learn more about Family Night.



One Church One Book
Get Involved in This Churchwide Activity for 2016-2017

One Church One Book is a year-long opportunity to study and grow together as a family of faith. We will read and discuss We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation, by Brian D. McLaren. Learn all the details.

One Church, One Book Reading List


Church Tagline: 

Choose love. Be the light. Change the world.

The three phrases in this tagline encapsulate our vision—where we are going—and our mission—how we will get there. This tagline is a powerful way to help us understand, own, and spread the word about our identity and purpose as First Presbyterian Church. Learn more.



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