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 2017 First News Quarterly.

Sunday December 17 at First Pres

December 14, 2017

It's the third Sunday of Advent, and we hope you will join us for morning services in our beautifully decorated church. Rev Laura Sherwood's sermon at 9:00am in McMillen Chapel and 11:00am in the sanctuary is enitled "Love Song." Harpest Mary Newman will provide the prelude and offertory music at 11. The Christmas Joy offering will be received at all services. Monthly donations for emergency food pantries will be accepted in the Narthex, and a meal will be provided and served at…

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Christmas Joy Offering

December 10, 2017

One of four special offerings throughout the year, the Christmas Joy Offering will be received during our worship services on December 17.  Taken by The Presbyterian Church (USA) it supports church workers and their families in need and nurtures the promise of our future racial ethnic leaders.

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Historic Church Tours

December 09, 2017

First Presbyterian was visited by approximately 250 area residents during the Historic Fort Wayne Church Tours event December 8. Refreshments were served in the narthex and sancturary guides provided information on the church history and architechure, while organist Kathie Miller played hymns and Christmas music.  The 6:00 to 10:00pm community event also included 16 other churches.       

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Theater Fundraiser

December 08, 2017

FPT’s Annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair is Saturday-Sunday, December 9-10 at their brick and mortar stores — located in Glenbrook Square and Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne. Do your Christmas shopping and up to 20 percent of your purchase goes to the Theater. Just give Barnes & Noble the following number: 122-54-991.  Online purchases through December 17 can be made using the same code number.

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2017 Advent Devotions

December 01, 2017

A special booklet has been prepared by Dr. Chelsea Vaught, our Director of Music. Hymn texts, she notes, are poetry and much can be gained by reading and reflecting on them.  Printed copies are now available in the church lobby.

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FPC Gallery on WBOI Radio

November 28, 2017

WBOI Radio featured First Presbyterian's Gallery with interview segments aired three times on November 29. Julia Meeks talked with Patty Griest and Sarah Savage about the Gallery's 50 years and our newest show, "Artists in the City" December 1 - January 14.

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Pastor Search Update

November 19, 2017

Your Pastor Nominating Committee continues to meet regularly on the congregation’s  behalf in our prayerful search for a new pastor to lead us into a bright future. Our team works well together, and each of us has something valid to add to the  process.   We have reviewed personal information on dozens of possible future pastors. We have communicated by videoconference with several excellent pastoral candidates. Every member of the Pastor Nominating Committee is well aware…

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Holiday Closing

November 17, 2017

The church and day school will be closed Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

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Ringing of the Bells

November 17, 2017

The Ringing of the Bells will help usher in the holidays during Fort Wayne's Night of Lights celebration the night before Thanksgiving. At 7:30pm on November 22, several downtown churches, including First Pres, will ring their bells for 5-7 minutes while the crowd walks over to Parkview Field to see the fireworks. It's a joyous way to kick off the holiday season - don't miss it!  A number of downtown streets will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at…

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Member Death

November 15, 2017

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