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Holy Week Worship Schedule 2014

Maundy Thursday
Our Maundy Thursday service, held jointly with our friends from First United Methodist, will be at 7:00 p.m. on April 17 at First Presbyterian. Mark your calendars, and make plans to join us for this special time in worship!

Easter Sunday
GLAMA is sponsoring a Community Sunrise Service on Easter morning. You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in Christ at the City Cemetery at 7:00 a.m. for this special worship experience.

First Presbyterian will have The Gathering at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School will follow at 10:00 a.m., and our Worship Service will be at 11:00 a.m. We encourage you to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior!

PW Spring Gathering 2014

The Presbyterian Women invite all women of the church to save the date and join them for the Spring Gathering on Monday, May 5 at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall. Tama Eller, D. Ed. Min., from the Raleigh area will lead a program focused on saving God's creation. Tama has enjoyed being in PW Circles and serves in the Creation Stewardship Ministry of New Hope Presbytery. We might think, "How can my church make a difference?" Come and learn more about God's plan and partnership with us in our role as creation stewards during an evening of fellowship and good food. The catered meal costs $8.00 per person. Please make your reservation with Rebecca Sullivan, Carol Beck, or Susan Whitesides no later than April 28.

Winnie Green Higher Education Scholarship 2014

The Session and the Endowment Ministry Team of the Session would like to invite eligible persons to apply for a grant from the Winnifred Zimmerman Green Higher Education Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of long time member Winnie Green to aid "worthy students of high academic achievement" with their college expenses.

The Session has established the following guidelines for the awarding of grants. (Click on "Read More")

Acts Alive Dinner and Auction - Updated 3/21/14

To preview the auction catalogs: Click the following links to view either the SILENT or LIVE catalog.

Acts Alive, our high school youth group, will hold a Dinner and Auction on Sunday, March 30 at 5:30 pm in the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. On the menu: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Confetti Rice, Green Beans Almondine, Rolls, Tea, and Assorted Desserts. Payment for dinner is by donation.

There will be both Silent and Live Auctions. All proceeds will help fund Acts Alive’s Summer Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic.

Child care will be provided for children ages Infant - 5th grade.

To make your reservation, please call (248-2140) or email ( Jeanna Carlton at the church office with the following information: your name, the number of adults and children older than 5th grade who will be attending, and the names and ages of children ages Infant-5th grade. Make your reservation today!

William and Mary Women's Chorus in Concert at FPC

On March 28 at 7:00 pm, we will host the William & Mary Women's Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Jamie Bartlett, in concert in our sanctuary. This female ensemble is comprised of 45-60 undergraduates from all different backgrounds, concentrations, and interests. Formed in 1923, this audition-only group goes on a Spring Tour every year, traveling to nearby states and sharing their talents with diverse audiences. In the Williamsburg community, the music of the Women's Chorus is well known and enjoyed by students, staff, faculty, local residents, and tourists alike. Most recently, the Women's Chorus had the privilege of performing for his holiness the Dalai Lama when he came to speak at the College in October 2012.

We need families to act as hosts for this wonderful group. Each host should be willing to accommodate 2, 4, or 6 ladies in their home for one night. The singers will enjoy a light meal at the church prior to their performance. Host families will take the singers home after the concert, provide a comfortable bed or sleeping area (couch, sleeping bag, etc.), breakfast, and then return the singers to the church Saturday morning. If you would like to volunteer to be a host family, a sign up sheet is available in the church lobby or narthex.

Admission to the concert is free, and the concert is open to the community.

Collections for TDCWL 2014

Our church will be doing two individual collection projects. These collection projects will start immediately and end on April 12.

We are collecting children's diapers of all sizes, infant through toddler, for the Department of Social Services. A collection box is in the lobby.

We are also collecting non-perishable food items for Pastor's Pantry. That collection box is already in the lobby. Also, let us continue to bring in plastic grocery bags for the Pantry.

Thank you for helping others in need.

2014 Touching Davidson County with Love

Saturday, April 12 is Touching Davidson County with Love, an annual event where several churches join together to help others and show God's love with skin on it. There are 4 types of projects: residential (homes owned by the people we will be helping), agency projects (American Children's Home, Crisis Ministry, and Kiwanis Camp), large group projects (nursing home visits, sewing, and cooking), and collecting for agency needs. To date we have about 30 projects in which most of them are residential needs.

Everyone has gifts to help out that day from youths to seniors; there is something each one of us could do that day. It can be from visiting nursing homes to helping with collections and home repairs. The project forms are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall. Please take the time to review these sheets and sign up for a project. Some of the projects listed are generic by skill (i.e. painting or house cleaning) because it involves several homes. If you want to work together with a specific person, please make a note on the sheet, and the project leaders will try to accommodate you. The deadline for signing up is March 30, so the leaders will have time to assign everyone to the projects and be able to communicate the details back to participants.

The Presbyterian Table - Spring 2014

The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.


The Presbyterian Table - Winter 2014

The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.


2013 Thanksgiving Breakfast

On Thursday, November 28, First Presbyterian’s men will prepare our traditional Thanksgiving Breakfast. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 in the fellowship hall, and Communion will be celebrated. Mac Parrott and LA Freeman are coordinating this special event. Please plan on joining your church family and their guests for Thanksgiving breakfast.

We will receive our annual Thanksgiving Offering for the Barium Springs Home for Children during our Thanksgiving Breakfast on November 28. This special home helps children, youth, and families who are dealing with issues of abandonment, abuse, neglect, and poverty. It is the Home’s mission to remind them that they are not forgotten and to show them that they are loved.

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