Every Friday FPC sends out an e-newsletter that shares church news and provides information on the upcoming Sunday worship service. If you would like to subscribe, please email clarson@firstpresfortwayne.org.  Additionally, four times a year the church publishes First News.   Click here to download the latest 2018 First News Quarterly.

Sunday March 18th at First Presbyterian.

March 14, 2018

It's an exciting weekend for our church!  The Annual Meeting with a continental breakfast takes place at 9:30am in McKay Hall. There is no 9:00 service on this date. Childcare is available beginning at 9:30 in Room 210. Various reports will be given, Elders and Deacons elected, and the Wareham Award announced. A Joint English/Korean Worship Service will be held in the sanctuary at 11:00am, with our selected candidate for Senior Pastor/Head of Staff preaching the sermon. A brief…

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Member Death

March 14, 2018

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Garage Sale Items Sought

March 12, 2018

We are taking donations for the annual First Pres Garage Sale, which will be April 12-14. We’ll take your antiques, knickknacks,   dishes, glassware, furniture, tools, toys, holiday decorations and more. We can’t take mattresses or box springs. We also need donations for the bake sale. Volunteers are needed for welcome tables, concessions, the bake sale, cashiers and pricing. Please sign up in the Church Office. Proceeds benefit many First Pres missions. Drop off any…

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Fish and Loaves Lenten Project

February 16, 2018

The Hunger Relief Committee is again sponsoring our annual Fish and Loaves food collection during the six weeks of Lent. Donations can be left on the special lobby table next to the church office. The following items are requested:    -  canned tuna or salmon    -  tuna in pre-packaged cups or cans     -  snack, saltine, or oyster crackers     -  Tuna Helper 

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Fair Trade Products Initiative

February 12, 2018

The FPC Green Team kicked off its promotion of Fair Trade products with a vegetarian luncheon program Sunday, February 11. The meal featured organically grown foods where possible, and fair trade coffees, teas, and chocolates were introduced for sale.   Supporting Fair Trade proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It is a tangible contribution to putting people and the health of the environment first, and to fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis. …

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Scholarship Opportunities

February 06, 2018

The 2018 competition for First Presbyterian scholarships is now open. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are made available to qualifying members and children of members to provide financial assistance in pursuit of postsecondary education.    • Scholarship recipients may be of any age, as long as they are taking degree-directed courses.    • If interested, contact Michelle Adams (madams@firstpres-fw.org) in the Financial Office for more information and an…

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Lent Devotional Available February 11

February 02, 2018

Dr. Chelsea Vaught has written a Lent Devotional that will be available for pickup in the Narthex before or after worship on February 11.  Like the Advent devotional, the Lent devotional features a different hymn text for each day starting with Ash Wednesday (February 14) and ending with Easter Sunday (April 1). The lectionary texts for each week also are incorporated into this devotional. Click here for the online version.

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Wareham Award Nominations Sought

January 25, 2018

February 11 is the deadline for nominations for the 2018 Elaine Wareham Church and Society Service Award.  Forms are available in the Church Office. The award recognizes a volunteer layperson for Christian leadership and service, both in the church and community.  The winner will be announced at the congregation's Annual Meeting on March 18.  

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Change in Church School Times

January 23, 2018

Sundays: Kindergarten-5th Grade church school will now be 11:15am-noon. Children will meet their teachers in the back of the Sanctuary after the moment with children in worship. Youth church school for grades 6-12 will still meet 10:00-10:45am in Room 209.

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Book and Gift Shop Closing

January 04, 2018

The volunteer staff members of the First Presbyterian Church Book and Gift Shop were recently approached by the executive director of the Peabody Home Foundation at North Manchester with a proposal to purchase the entire inventory of books in the Book and Gift Shop for the library at the Peabody Retirement Community. Our staff is in the process of listing the books and calculating the cost details.   We had announced early in 2017 that we were no longer ordering books for the shop due to…

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