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  khenderson@firstpresfortwayne.org .

Member Death

September 19, 2019

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Johnny Appleseed Festival This Weekend

September 19, 2019

Church volunteers have been busy this week baking 12,000 cookies for the popular Johnny Appleseed Festival September 21-22 near Memorial Coliseum. Stop by our "Cookie Jar" booth (F-7) near the Children's Area. The selection includes chocolate chip, molasses, snickerdoodles, oatmeal. and sugar priced at $5 for 6, or $10 for a baker's dozen.  

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Job Posting: Interim Choral Director

September 19, 2019

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne is accepting applications for the position of Interim Choral Director. Details are contained in the following full posting:   I. ACCOUNTABILITY     The Interim Choral Director is accountable to the Session through the Personnel/Administration Committee and reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff. II. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:     To plan, promote and supervise the choral music program at First Presbyterian Church.     To…

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Sunday September 22 at First Presbyterian Church

September 19, 2019

Rev. Dr. Annie Epling will be preaching on "One Weird Parable" at 9:00 in McMillen Chapel and 11:00 in the sanctuary.  We hope you'll come to listen, learn, be challenged, and grow in your faith. We will hear from Ellen Mann about our Project 216 food packing event set for October 9. Between services an adult ed class meets in the Parlor, and our fall youth confirmation class starts at noon. The Korean language service takes place in the Chapel at 11:00 with Rev. Dr. Youngsoo An…

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

September 05, 2019

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane on September 1, 2019. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is still monitoring Hurricane Dorian as it affects the Atlantic coast of the U.S. All of us feel great sadness about the damage this hurricane has already caused, the loss of life, destroyed homes and structures, floods and affected vegetation. PDA is currently in communication with one of our partners in the Bahamas, Bahamas Methodist Habitat, as well as U.S.…

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First Presbyterian Church to show powerful documentary addressing gun violence

September 05, 2019

In the wake of mass shootings becoming normal and sales of bulletproof backpacks actually being a thing, First Presbyterian Church is hosting a documentary screening of "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence." Join us on Wednesday, September 11, at 6pm in the First Presbyterian Theater, 300 West Wayne St, for the screening followed by a panel discussion with local influencers and a surviving parent of a young man gunned down. Panelists include Pastor Annie Epling, former FWPD officer and…

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Member Deaths

August 27, 2019

            Lobsiger Obituary             Chapman Obituary               Kindel obituary  

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Intergenerational Mission Programs

July 28, 2019

Join us August 5-7 from 6:00-7:30pm as we focus on missions around the world. Monday our focus will be on Korea, Tuesday Congo, and Wednesday local missions. We will break into 3 groups, adults, youth, and children. We will have guest speakers who will inform us on the areas and ways we can help with missions.   

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New Mission Project

June 26, 2019

The Faith, Fibers, and Fellowship group is coordinating a mission project to provide up to 100 hat and scarf sets for Everyone a Neighbor Day.  We need crafters to start knitting, crocheting and weaving for January 2020.  You can use any pattern that you like, and can craft at home or with us!  We also have donated hats that need scarves.  New and experienced crafters can join us weekly on Monday evenings 6:30pm – 8:30pm in Room 302.  A log of completed items is…

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Deacons Ditty Bag Project

June 12, 2019

The bags are distributed to residents living in two shelters: Charis House for women and children and the  Rescue Mission for men.  Seamstresses volunteered their time sewing colorful bags that are used to hold personal hygiene items.  The congregation donated travel-sized toiletries and other personal hygiene items to stuff into the bags.  In addition, Karen Sandman applied for a grant from Thrivent and received 250 dollars which was used to buy more supplies. Over 160…

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