Come worship with us!
Wherever you are in your faith or life,
join us each Sunday in December
for the Story of Christmas.
 
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
Sunday, December 15
The Story of Christmas: The Preparation
 
 
 
Christmas at CrossRoads
9:45 a.m. 
 
 
Sunday, December 15
 
CrossRoads features FPC’s Minister Of Music
Rusty Floyd on guitar, Delbert Felix on acoustic bass, Jim Ward on guitar
and Jimmy Charles on drums along with our
faithful CrossRoads Worship Team led by Lavon Stevens.
 
This Advent season, CrossRoads is full of joyful worship.
Along with exceptional music, each service (9:45 a.m.) will have powerful sermons
and worship themes centered around the Story of Christmas .
Come join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
 
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The Advent Memorial Tree
 
Each December, the Advent Memorial Tree, created from white poinsettias,
is displayed in the narthex.  Next to the tree is a list of names of church members who
have passed away since the beginning of Advent last year.
The tree is our congregation’s gift of remembrance
to those families who may be mourning the loss of a loved one.
We hope you will take time during the busy holiday season
to view this tree honoring the memory of deceased members.
 

 

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The Chrismon Tree
 
The Chrismon Tree is on display in the South wing
and is a beautiful and joyous way to observe the birth of Christ.
The chrismons were made with loving hands
by First Friends Small Group.
Chrismons are Christian symbols intended
to represent aspects of the person, life, ministry or history
of the Christian church.
A brochure explaining the symbols is next to the tree.
Please take time to enjoy this tradition and learn about these symbols!
 
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Helping us
 
Connect – Grow – Serve
 
That’s the purpose for First Presbyterian Church’s Community Life, our new membership software.
Stay tuned…more information about it coming in December!
If you’d like to get started now, Click here to request your username and password.
 
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Gingerbread House

  Decorating Party

 
Saturday, December 14
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Help children decorate their gingerbread houses!
 
 
A Journey to Bethlehem
December 21 & 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 
  We need 50 character actors per night
                                               to play towns people and vendors in Bethlehem.
                              There will be live animals and a nativity scene.  
                              We also need help with:
– Costuming
– Set design and creation
– Props
– Character actors
– Hospitality
 
Contact Jackie Wilhem, jwilhelm@fpchhi.org for more information!
 
 
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Save the date!
Tuesday, January 7, 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with the choir from Nebraska Wesleyan University
“Can we Sing the Darkness to Light?”  
 
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Adult Programming
 
Adult Programming on
Wednesday Nights & Thursday Mornings
will resume in January
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Wednesdays at FPC
 

Children’s WOW at 3:15 p.m.

Youth AiM choir at 4:15 p.m. in the Choir Room

New Voices at 5:30 p.m. in the Choir Room

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God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people.
That is what “The Story” is all about: the story of the Bible condensed into 31 accessible chapters.
“The Story” sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events,
it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel.

How can you participate?
First and foremost, READ ALONG! Even if you don’t attend a Sunday school class,
we will be engaging the texts and themes in worship,
as well using a new Narrative Lectionary of the Old Testament.

There is a study for every age group:

Children
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Sunday Children’s Church
5:15 Wednesday WOW Family Worship

Youth
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
5:45 a.m. Wednesday night youth group

Adults
9:45 a.m. Sundays “Lowcountry Lessons” the Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Sundays “Family of Faith” Rm 202
11:00 a.m. Sundays “Joy Group” Library
9:00 a.m. Thursdays “Digging Deeper” Pastor’s Bible Study
 
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Every Member in Ministry
 
There are lots of activities to
get involved with at First Presbyterian Church!
 
To access the Every Member in Ministry volunteer form
 
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