Midweek Message – 5/25/17

Friends in faith,

Last Sunday we dared to embrace Paul’s bold proclamation that, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” What does it mean—for our families, our church, and our world—to believe that Christ lives in us—and in others? For me, it means everything.

This Sunday, our family will be traveling to Erie, PA for a family reunion. We will be blessed to have Rev. Alex Lever, formerly of First Presbyterian Church in Monroe, NY, preaching for us. He’ll be preaching on one of my favorite Psalms—139—with the provocative sermon title: “I Can’t Get Away.”

Before Sunday, I want to remind you that tonight we will have a special showing of Movies that Matter (see more info below) that has been adjusted due to the holiday weekend. Also, speaking of holidays, the following Sunday—June 4—is Pentecost Sunday. Be sure to wear red as a traditional reminder of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

On this Memorial Day weekend, may you remember. May you be re-membered in Christ.


Pastor Ben




May 25th, 7pm

The May showing plunges us into Grace Lee Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and more. Doors to McKinley Hall open at 7pm. Movies starts promptly at 7:30pm. (Note date change due to Memorial Day weekend.)



June 11th, Following worship

Mark your calendars for June 11th! Invite your friends to join us for worship and then stick around for a picnic afterwards. This picnic will be hosted by our new members—those who have joined in the last year—as a way to get to know each other better.



June 25th, 4-6pm

Our worship band and Pastor Ben invite you to an informal, music-centered gathering at Dogwood (47 E Main St) as an outreach to our community. We are excited for this joint-effort of the Outreach Team and the Worship & Discipleship Team! Here’s the catch: it’s a small space and we really want to connect with new people. If you plan on coming, please bring someone who hasn’t been to our church. We hope to livestream on Facebook, so please share the link. We ask all members and friends of First Presbyterian—if you’re attending or even if you’re unable to attend—to donate $10 to help offset the cost of this exciting event.



Sunday – 5/28

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


Monday – 5/29

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


Tuesday – 5/30

  • Bell Choir Practice (Sanctuary) – 7pm


Wednesday – 5/31

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


Thursday – 6/1

  • La Leche League (Library) – 10:30am
  • Summer Meal’s Training (McKinley Hall) – 5:30pm
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (Library) – 7pm
  • Worship Band (Sanctuary) – 7pm


Friday – 6/2

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


Saturday – 6/3

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


Sunday – 6/4

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

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