Evergreen offers a wide range of community-based services for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, designed to not only meet basic needs, but also teach life skills and ehlp each individual reach his or her own personal potential. All of Evergreen's efforts are designed to help people with developmental disabilities become a contributing, participating "part of society," rather than living "apart from society."
Begun in the homes of members living far from family, this tradition is a time of fellowship, thanksgiving, and worship. Join us for a worshipful meal on Thanksgiving Day at Noon. We'll "taste and see the goodness of God" while we worship in fellowship around the table. You are welcome to come late or leave early, but please email us so we know about how many to expect.
The church will provide the turkey, but all are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert if you are able. Friends and guests are most welcome, but again...please let us know so we can make sure there's enough turkey for everyone to enjoy.
The Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth study of the Bible as a covenant between God and God's people, meets on Mondays at 1pm. Each session includes a 20 minute video conversation with Biblical scholars followed by small group conversation to encouarge a deeper experinece of community and transformation. Contact the church office (234-5182) for more details.
Eric Wowoh is the Executive Director of Change Agent Network, a local non-profit that seeks to "develop and nourish a global network of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to facilitating positive change in our world."
F.P.C. will partner with C.A.N. over the next two weeks (October 6-19) to collect gallons of bleach to distribute in Liberia. Bring your donation to 1130 Johnston St on Sunday mornings or M-F 8:30a-12:30p.
Click here to read more about the faith of this amazing man who was beaten and left for dead as a child of the Liberian Civil War. Better still, come meet him and hear his story for yourself this Sunday, October 5 in worship at 11:00 a.m.
Click here to donate to the Peace and Global Witness Offering (25% will go directly to C.A.N. 75% will support initiatives through the PCUSA such as the Self Development of People).
FPC Supports Efforts to combat Ebola in Liberea as an expression of Peace and Global Outreach on World Communion Sunday!
World Communion Sunday is a tradition begun by the PC(USA) and adopted by the National Council of Churches to encourage our experience of being the body of Christ together and members of it individually. It is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday in October. That is also the day we collect the Peace and Global Witness offering. A portion of this offering is combined accross the PC(USA) to support local and global initiatives of peacemaking. FPC will retain 25% of what we collect and will use it to support the Change Agent Network's efforts of collecting and distributing supplies to combat the Ebola virus in Liberea.
Break out your Blue Jeans and head to First Presbyterian on Sunday, October 12!
"Laity Sunday" celebrates the richness of diversity in the membership of this congregation. Church members will share in the leadership of worship, and then we'll enjoy some great BBQ! Lunch is $7 for adults, and children 12 and under eat for FREE. Call the church (234-5182) to reserve a spot, or just come on down - we'll have plenty!