Let’s not beat around the bush: it’s been a tough year. We at First Presbyterian Church have been drawn outside our comfort zones and we have found a deeper hope in Jesus Christ…especially in troubled times. Bridging Worlds. Encountering God. Healing Lives. This is the purpose statement we embraced this year, and we think you may want to be a part of it. For example…
Bridging Worlds – We love music. You can find all kinds of great music on Sunday mornings here. But, we wanted to take the music to people who aren’t here. In June, our worship band organized Pints & Prayers at the Dogwood Bar down the road from the church. The place was packed, the house was rocking, new faces shared a drink together, and all heard a message of God’s love for them.
Encountering God – We love kids. We want them to know the story of God’s love in scripture. We also know that, in order for them to truly embrace it, they need to enter into the story and engage it. This fall, we started a new method of teaching called Godly Play where our young disciples get a chance to roll up their sleeves and participate in the biblical story, making it their own.
Healing Lives – We love to eat. And, we know that eating together is sacramental. That’s why you’ll find our Food & Fellowship time buzzing on Sundays after worship. And, that’s why we’re so passionate about the Welcome Table on Fri and Sat mornings, where our guests receive a warm welcome and a warm meal. Whoever comes through the door is served & valued as a child of God.
There’s so much more that we want to do. And, we believe we can do so with your help. Here are tangible ways you can be a part of what we’re doing:
Donate – We are collecting unisex hats, gloves, and socks for our guests at the Welcome Table and others who need them this winter. Please send them to 50 Liberty St. Beacon, NY, 12508 or email the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up / delivery.
Join us for Christmas – We’re excited about our Christmas events this year, and we hope you’ll share this flier with others. Christmas can mean something more, and we invite you to join us so that you might find more hope, more depth, and more joy this year!
Learn more – Take a moment to read our Christmas letter to learn even more about what we have done as a congregation over the last year.
Pray – We know that nothing we do amounts to anything without God. Whether you’re the praying type or not, we appreciate your good thoughts, wishes, and input so we might faithfully live into our purpose… together.
Joy to the World!