Midweek Message – 1/19/17


Friends in faith,

Last Sunday, we learned about the inaugural address of Jesus where he revealed his purpose statement. We also learned how well it went over with his hometown audience. This Sunday, we’ll learn about one of the first encounters between Jesus and his disciples in Luke 5:1-11. Though they were exhausted from a night of fishing, he invites them to go out and fish in the deep waters during the daytime (something very unconventional at the time), and they were overwhelmed by the catch.  We hope you’ll join us on Sunday to learn more.

Speaking of learning, we’re excited to share that our Annual Report Packet is ready to go—a whole week before our Annual Congregational Meeting following worship on Sunday, January 29th. Now, you have time to read the reports and be even better prepared to share thoughts and questions at the meeting! You can grab hard copies on Sunday morning at the entrance to the sanctuary, or you can read the report packet online.

But, before Sunday, we’re looking forward to our Game Night at the church this Saturday, January 21, 6-8pm. It will be a great opportunity to have some fun and get to know each other better. Bring a game and a snack to share!


Pastor Ben

PS – We had a great turnout of folks from First Presbyterian Church at the various activities of the MLK celebration on Monday. The Poughkeepsie Journal has some nice snaps online that give a sense of the day, including pics of some of our church family. (Scroll down on the News Page to Galleries and click on “Photos: Beacon’s Martin Luther King, Jr Parade.”

King Parade



Next Week at First Presbyterian

Sunday – 1/22

  • Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am
  • Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  • Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm
  • Disciples Small Group (Humenik Household) – 7pm

Monday – 1/23

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

Tuesday – 1/24

  • Bell Choir Practice (Sanctuary) – 7pm

Wednesday – 1/25

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

Thursday – 1/26

  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Friday – 1/27

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

Saturday – 1/28

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

Sunday – 1/29

  • Bell Choir Rehearsal – 9am
  • Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am
  • Annual Congrational Meeting (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  • Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm

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