Vision Statement:  United in Christ, Scripturally based, Compassionate Community of Faith.

Mission Statement: Drawn into community, Nurtured by God's Word, Called into the world.

Welcome!  As you become acquainted with the life of the church, its mission, its service, its community leadership,

it will be evident that God has blessed this church throughout its long history.  First Presbyterian Church is

a somewhat diverse assembly of families and individuals, yet we strive to know and care for one another. 

First Presbyterian offers many opportunities for you to become involved in ministry and utilize the talents

God has given you.  There are our exceptional choir and music programs, many care and support teams,

education programs for all ages, and fellowship opportunities.  Whether you are a former or new Presbyterian,

a neighbor, a lover of the historic church, or whatever has drawn you here, we celebrate your joining this community of faith.

If you have any questions about any area of service, please feel free to speak with any member of the program staff.

God has brought you here and we give thanks for your being a part of the enduring tapestry of this church.

                                                                       Very truly yours,
                                                                              Rev. Dr. Mark Mueller
                                                                              Senior Pastor

Weekly Note from the Pastor

Dear Congregation Members,
  1. Attached is the bulletin for Sunday, August 30th, 2015.  Click here
  2. Please keep the following people in your prayers in addition to the people included in the bulletin: Dorothy Burke (Mother of Patsy Van Kirk), Steve Donley (Uncle of Chris Anne Causey), Clark Hereford, Kathleen James, and Dr. Bob Wermuth (Father of Rob Wermuth). 
  3. Please keep David Jones in your prayers as he mourns the loss of his father, Larry Jones.
  4. Please keep Rev. Shep Crigler in your prayers as he recovers from recent heart bypass surgery.  
  5. We will have a Celebration of Ministry reception for Karen Madison after the late service Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.
  6. This fall beginning September 9th there will be an adult fellowship and study opportunity from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the Wednesday nights that LOGOS meets.  Signup at the bulletin board.  See our Weekly/Monthly Fellowship below to read more about this opportunity. 
  7. The Ladies Bible Study group meets in the library from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings beginning September 16th. This year they will study The History of Christianity.  All ages are welcome.  Contact Janel Bates or Elaine Stowe for more information.  
  8. Register now for LOGOS by clicking here. LOGOS begins September 9th. 
  9. The church office will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7th.  
  10. Monday Matinee will not meet in September due to the Labor Day holiday.  
  11. The Ladies Disciple 3 class will begin on September 10th at 9:00 a.m. in the library.  The class will be studying Christian Believer. The books are $35. Contact Vicky Goodwin for more information.
  12. The Presbyterian Women of FPC will have their first gathering on Monday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  
  13. Breakfast and Bible Study for PYC begins on September 4th at 6:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
  14. First Friends Preschool will host a Scholastic Fall Book Fair on September 14th - 18th in the library. 
  15. The Presbytery Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering will be at First Presbyterian, Sheffield on Tuesday, September 22nd beginning with registration at 9:15 a.m.  The cost of lunch is $10. Signup at the bulletin board.  
Enjoy the slightly cooler weather and give God thanks for the beauty of God's world and the generous way that God blesses us.

Hope to see you on Sunday.


Upcoming Events

Aug 30 -  Celebration of Ministry for Karen Madison
Aug 30 -  Handbell rehearsal at 4:30 p.m.
Aug 30 -  PYC at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Sept 2  -  Chancel Choir rehearsal at 7:15 p.m.
Sept 3  -  Greene Street Market
Sept 6  -  Holy Communion at both services
Sept 6  -  Handbell rehearsal at 4:30 p.m.
Sept 6  -  No PYC (Labor Day)
Sept 7  -  Labor Day (Church office closed)
Sept 7  -  No Monday Matinee in September (Holiday)
Sept 7  -  No First Friends Preschool (Holiday)
Sept 9  -  LOGOS begins at 5:45 p.m.
Sept 9  -  Fall Adult Study begins at 6:00 p.m.
Sept 10 - Ladies Disciple 3 class in library
Sept 10 - Circle of Friends at 11:30 a.m.library
Sept 10 - Greene Street Market
Sept 14 - Scholastic Book Fair in the library
Sept 14 - FPC Presbyterian Women 10:00 a.m.
Sept 15 - Scholastic Book Fair in the library
Sept 16 - Scholastic Book Fair in the library
Sept 16 - LOGOS at 5:45 p.m.
Sept 16 - Fall Adult Study continues at 6:00 p.m.
Sept 17 - Scholastic Book Fair in the library
Sept 17 - Greene Street Market
Sept 18 - Scholastic Book Fair in the library
Sept 22 - Presbytery Presbyterian Women FPC, Sheffield
Sept 23 - LOGOS at 5:45 p.m.
Sept 23 - Fall Adult Study continues at 6:00 p.m.
Sept 24 - Greene Street Market
Sept 30 - LOGOS at 5:45 p.m.
Sept 30 - Fall Adult Study continues at 6:00 p.m.