Newsletter, September 2019

In the September Newsletter, read about:

  • An Amazing Day on Sunday, September 15, with John Williams and the Austin College Activators beginning with worship and a continental breakfast concluding with an ice cream social and story telling that afternoon;
  • Adult Ed Classes return beginning this Sunday with Faith in the Real World by Peter Yau…Amazing Grace–My Faith Journey;
  • A tribute concert Saturday, September 28, at the Virginia Theater with proceeds going to CU at Home;
  • Sunday School classes start this Sunday along with a Confirmation Class;
  • Mission updates;
  • Youth Club reunion Saturday, September 28, at 4 pm preceding the tribute concert at the Virginia Theater.


Newsletter, August 2019

In the August Newsletter, read about:

  • Sholem Fest this Sunday, August 11, 6 pm…Bring a side dish or dessert to share AND your lawn chairs!
  • Worship change coming September 1!
  • Senior High Youth Club reunion Saturday, September 28, followed by the Bob Nutt Memorial Concert at the Virginia Theater;
  • Southwest farm property sale update;
  • Send in your suggestions for 2020 church officers;
  • Children, youth and family update;
  • Mission news.


Newsletter, July 2019

In the July Newsletter, read about:

  • Service for Wholeness this Sunday, July 14, at 6 pm in the Sanctuary;
  • Interfaith Alliance Family Picnic Sunday, July 28, 4 pm at Crystal Lake Park;
  • Be sure to pick up your Pictorial Directory from the church office;
  • Youth and leaders are traveling to Purdue University for the Youth Triennium;
  • Updates from Mission.


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.