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Sunday November 18 at First Presbyterian

November 15, 2018

This is Mission Sunday at First Pres. A meal will be prepared for the Rescue Mission and food will be collected for donation through three local emergency food pantries. At the 9:00 and 11:00am services Rev. Dr. Annie B. Epling will be preaching "Giving Thanks.." The Korean language service is in McMillen Chapel at 11:00 with Rev. Youngsoo An preaching. Stewardship pledges for 2019 will be received and dedicated at all services. The Annual Korean Thanksgiving Dinner is after the 11:00am worship…

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Member Death

November 13, 2018

          obituary

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Downtown Night of Lights November 21

November 08, 2018

Starting at 4:30pm in the church's Wayne Street courtyard the community is invited to join our Korean Group Ministry to hand decorate ornaments that are filled with prayers and wishes. The "Wishing Trees" will also be decorated with strung lights. In a 6:00pm ceremony the decorated trees will be lit. Hot chocolate will be served. The 5th Annual Ringing of he Bells is at 7:30pm, when First Presbyterian Church joins other downtown churches and the Allen County Library with the joyous Ringing…

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Christian Stewardship

November 08, 2018

In the past two years, FPC was able to send $28,487 to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for hurricane relief. We have packed 125,000 meals in the last 5 years to feed hungry families across the world. We purchase, receive, and send out approximately $4000.00 of food a month to our local food banks to feed the hungry in Fort Wayne.  We took Yein “Paul” Park under care as an Inquirer for Ministry.  This is the first step in becoming a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the…

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Live Streaming 11:00am Sunday Services

October 06, 2018

We have started live streaming our 11:00am Worship Service. Two remotely-operated cameras have been installed in the sanctuary, and switching is done by volunteer operators from a console on the balcany. You can now watch the service from anywhere having internet connection by either going to our Website or our page on Facebook.. The sermon can be separately watched, listened to, or read as text, a few days later on the…

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Gallery Opening Reception

September 02, 2018

Our Gallery opens its 2018-19 season September 7 with "Awakenings."   Roanoke, Indiana, artist Ruth Koomler weaves and paints with acrylics. Her love, however is encaustic art. Ruth uses beeswax and damar resin, melted and applied with a brush or other creative means, building up layers as she develops her image. Public reception: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:00pm. Congregational reception: Sunday, September 16, 12:15-1:30pm.

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All-Church Book Study

August 17, 2018

Join us at T.O.W.N. (Together on Wednesday Nights) September 12, 19 and 26 when Pastor Annie leads a discussion of racism on a “heart” level with the All-Church Book Study of Debby Irving’s “Waking Up White.” Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:15pm; discussion begins at 6:15pm. Please RSVP for dinner and/or the discussion by emailing aepling@firstpresfortwayne.org or calling 462-7421 so we know how many to expect.    About Waking Up White : For 25 years, Debby…

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Taste of the Arts - August 25

August 17, 2018

This year, for the first time, our Religious Arts ministries will be at the annual Taste of the Arts event downtown. On Saturday, August 25, from 11:00am to 7:00pm we will have a table at the northwest corner of Freimann Square. We will be promoting our Gallery, Music and Theater.  Visitors will get to turn newspapers into crowns and try to make music with boomwhackers. The festival showcases Fort Wayne’s rich diversity of art, culture and food. It’s located in and around the…

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Rev. Pitman’s 25th Celebrated

July 29, 2018

Rev. Ann Pitman's 25th anniversary of ordination was celebrated at July 29th services and during a McKay Hall reception. She is currently serving as Parish Associate for Pastoral Care, after interim pastorates at seven churches in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri.  During the 11:00 sanctuary service she repeated the vows taken in 1993. 

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FPC Hosts Kansas Youth Group

July 22, 2018

A group of 30 youth and 10 adults from Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kansas, spent the night with us Saturday, July 21, (sleeping on the 3rd floor of the church) and then joined in our 11:00am worship service.  They were en route to Detroit for a week-long mission project where they will be doing rehab work with Motown Mission.  Rolling Hills also has an annual adult mission trip, returning next month to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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