Newsletter, June 2019

In the June Newsletter, read about:

  • International Taste of First Pres is June 23 from 4-7 pm.  Story telling, music and fellowship.  Bring food from your culture or country of origin to share.
  • The church is seeking a wedding coordinator.
  • Pictorial Directories are here.
  • Vacation Bible School Sunday afternoons during June.
  • Southwest Farm Sale update.
  • Mission news.
  • ESL Program update.


Newsletter, May 2019

In the May Newsletter, read about:

  • This Sunday, May 12, (Mother’s Day) is our Spring Music Sunday.  There is no worship at 8 am.  Join us at 9 am as the Sanctuary Choir presents Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C.  Contemporary Worship will be held at 11:15 am.
  • We will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, May 19.  Maggie Dougherty-Roberts will be the guest speaker at the 10:15 am Adult Ed class.
  • What is going on with your Children, Youth and Family ministries this Spring including the VBS in June.
  • We will celebrate graduates on May 26.  Turn in your graduates name(s) to Diane Mortensen.
  • Mission has had a busy month with the recent Cuba weekend.
  • ESL updates.


Newsletter, April 2019

In the April Newsletter, read about:

  • Holy Week services including a Soup Supper and Communion Service for Maundy Thursday, April 18;
  • Join our six-weeks of Ted Talks beginning April 28.  The first presentation will be by Rabbi Sharon Brous.
  • Get up-to-date on what is happening with our Youth;
  • Make a difference with the DREAAM program by volunteering;
  • Annual ECIRMAC Fundraiser Saturday, April 27;
  • Participants needed for the 2019 Mission Possible trip to Camp Carea May 12-18;
  • Cuba Forum May 4 followed by the Cuba Fundraiser (Salsa dancing & dinner) on Sunday, May 5.
  • One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received on Easter Sunday.  Your support helps fund our neighbors-in-need around the world.


Newsletter, March 2019

In the March Newsletter, read about:

  • High School youth hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser this Sunday, March 10, 10-11 am in Centennial Hall;
  • Learn more about this year’s Mission Possible at a potluck on Sunday, March 24;
  • Welcome to our eight new members!
  • Six-week study during Lent on Sunday and Wednesday mornings;
  • NO Sunday School on March 17.


Newsletter, February 2019

In the February Newsletter, read about:

  • The Service for Wholeness this Sunday, February 10, at 6 pm
  • Mission Updates including Cuba news, Parkland College Project Read, empty tomb food deliveries, First Pres ESL program
  • Membership lunch this Sunday, February 10, 12:30 pm
  • Worship News includes Ash Wednesday Service set for Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm
  • The Gathering Service to Celebrate History of Jazz on Sunday, February 17
  • Children, Youth and Family hosting fundraiser sale of cookie mix to benefit youth program


Newsletter, January 2019

In the January Newsletter, read about:
  • Arturo O’Farrill will be our guest musician at the 9 am worship on Sunday, January 20;
  • A new door system has been installed on CE and Church Buildings;
  • Spiritual Formation Team has several new classes for winter and spring;
  • Consider joining one of our musical groups at First Pres;
  • An additional opportunity for ESL now offered Wednesday evenings;
  • Youth retreat January 20-21.


Newsletter, December 2018

In the December Newsletter, read about:
  • Caroling Party this Sunday, December 9, 4 pm
  • Music Sunday, December 16, 9 am. No 8 am service that day.
  • Christmas Eve Service times…10 am, 4 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, December 30, 9 am worship…One service that day.


Newsletter, November 2018

In the November Newsletter, read about:
  • Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly PCUSA, will lead a panel discussion on transformation efforts in our community Friday, November 16, 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 9…9 am service.  There will be NO 8 am service that day.
  • Pictorial Directory…Read how appointments will be handled.
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration Sunday, November 18, at 3 pm at Krannert Center.
  • Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Tea Thursday, December 6, 11:30 am.
  • Opportunities during Advent including a Service of Wholeness on Sunday, December 2, at 6 pm.


Newsletter, October 2018

In the October Newsletter, read about:
  • ONE service October 7, at 9 am as we celebrate World Communion;
  • Installation service for Eric Corbin Sunday, October 21;
  • Hosting Presbytery November 15 with Stated Clerk of the General Assembly Dr. J. Herbert Nelson;
  • Make sure you are not missed if in the hospital;
  • Volunteer opportunities;
  • Trunk or Treat October 28.


Newsletter, September 2018

In the September Newsletter, read about:

  • New service times begin this Sunday, September 9;
  • Staff updates;
  • PW Gathering October 4 with guest Veda Gill;
  • Spiritual Formation/Adult Ed Fall opportunities;
  • Children, youth and family updates with new High School group beginning Sunday evenings.