Midweek Message – 2/9/17

Bridging Worlds.  Encountering God.  Healing Lives.

Friends in faith,

Last Sunday, we heard from Pastor Gretchen about what one person can do. This Sunday, we’ll pick up where we left off, focusing on Luke 7:18-35. John the Baptist, the one who paved the way for Jesus, is now languishing in prison, wondering if Jesus truly is the One for whom they were waiting. Jesus’ response points to the fruits of his ministry: people are being healed, lives are being transformed, the kingdom is coming! Join us for worship on Sunday to learn more.

Also on Sunday, we’ll have the chance to ordain two new elders: Katrina Zezza and Rob Humenik, as well as install two previously-ordained deacons: Ellen Edgar and Cindy Yalanis.  We’ll also hear a special Moment for Mission from our Deacons and have an opportunity to provide financial support for their ministries. Also, we hope you will fill out a Volunteer Pledge Form – either online or a hard copy – so our leaders can use your gifts and energies to help with our ministries.

After worship on Sunday, our Outreach Team invites you to a special conversation in our Amity Arts Center. We recognize the need to be able to speak with our sisters and brothers in faith about the sometimes overwhelming challenges we face as a nation. We’re aware that we have differences of opinion and we are feeling called to start here at our church to create space to talk with one another. All are invited to join us as we begin this conversation together after worship.


Pastor Ben



Flipped: A Fat Tuesday Dinner & Talent Show

February 28, 2017

Now’s your chance to share your talent – or your “un-talent” – with your church family on our newly-cleared stage! We’ll gather on the last evening before Lent, a day things are traditionally flipped upside down. We’ll have breakfast for dinner, and lots of fun before the somber season of reflection begins. Dinner will start at 5:30pm and performances will start at 6pm. If you have a talent to share, if you want to be on the dinner crew, or if you simply want to come and enjoy, please fill out this online registration form.


Hudson River University

March 11, 2017

All are invited to sign up for HRU, great learning opportunity at Stony Point, from 9:00am t0 2:30pm. There are three “majors” – Christian Education, Handling Church Conflict, and Stewardship – and folks are also welcome to take a liberal arts sampling of subjects. The only cost is $10 for lunch. To learn more and to register, visit this link.



Next Week at First Presbyterian

Sunday – 2/12

  •        Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am       
  •        Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  •        Sanctuary Conversation (Amity Arts) – 11:30am
  •        Spinners Group (McKinley Hall) – 1pm
  •        Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm
  •        Disciples Small Group (Humenik Household) – 7pm

Monday – 2/13

  •        Spiritual Classics (McKinley Hall) – 12pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Tuesday – 2/14

  •        Bell Choir Practice (Sanctuary) – 7pm

Wednesday – 2/15

  •        Mars Hill Discussion (McKinley Hall) – 12pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Thursday – 2/16

  •        Sex Addicts Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Friday – 2/17

  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 8am
  •        Welcome Table Soup Kitchen (McKinley Hall) – 10am

Saturday – 2/18

  •        Welcome Table Soup Kitchen (McKinley Hall) – 10am
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Sunday – 2/19

  •        Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am       
  •        Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  •        Worship & Discipleship (Library) – 11:30am
  • Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm

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