Midweek Message – 5/4/17

Friends in faith,

Spring is here, and the dogwoods at the church seem especially lovely this year! 

Last Sunday, we heard the story of how the early Christians followed the Spirit’s lead, and faced their challenges head-on, even those that threatened their very lives. We also heard a powerful version of Gungor’s “Spotless” by our worship band.

This Sunday, we’ll hear one of my favorite, little-known stories of the bible: the story of a powerful Ethiopian official far from home, with an unique back-story, and the unique way Philip shared faith with him (Acts 8:26-39). Sunday is also a communion Sunday, and we’ll continue to explore how we celebrate the sacrament together.

Looking ahead:

  • On Sunday, May 7th, the Beacon Hebrew Alliance and the City of Beacon Fire Department are hosting “Units of Love” a community blood drive. Learn more here.
  • Next Sunday, May 14th, is our Annual Flowers & Music Service. If you have a song, poem, skit, or other 2-4 minute creative offering to share during the service, please contact Amy Martinez (amy.rachel.martinez@gmail.com) by next Friday. You’re also invited to bring in flowers from your yard/garden to decorate the sanctuary by 9:30 on May 14th.
  • Also next weekend, the Amity Arts Center will be a site for the city-wide Beacon Open Studios. Stay tuned for more info.

Faithfully,

Pastor Ben

 

 

NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday – 5/7

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

Monday – 5/8

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

Tuesday – 5/9

  •          Bell Choir Practice (Sanctuary) – 7pm

Wednesday – 5/10

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

Thursday – 5/11

  •          Sex Addicts Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Friday – 5/12

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

Saturday – 5/13

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

Sunday – 5/14

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

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