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.

New Members

April 18, 2018

Five new members will be welcomed into First Presbyterian Church this Sunday, April 22.  They are Denise Davis, Emily Duff, Eric Evans, Michelle Lee Kivi, and Ye In Park.

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Great American Cleanup April 21

April 17, 2018

The Children, Youth, and Family Committee and the Earth Care Ministry will participate in the Great American Cleanup, Saturday, April 21.  All are welcome including friends of the Church. We will be picking up litter along a new section of greenway in Fort Wayne.  After the work is done, a volunteer celebration with food, drinks, prizes and live entertainment is held at Headwaters Park West from11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There is no need to RSVP but the first 15 respondents will…

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Korean Egg Roll Fundraiser

April 13, 2018

The Korean group is organizing a sale of egg rolls.The event is hosted here by the IPFW Korean Saturday School to raise funds for the Korean Festival 2018. On Sunday April 22 and 29 there will be order forms in your bulletin. You can fill out the form and attach cash or a check with it. A drop off box will be in the Church Office. Orders must be placed by May 1. Each egg roll costs $1, and they come five to a package. Two varieties will be offered: beef and veggie. They can be picked up in the…

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Job Posting

March 26, 2018

First Presbyterian Church is seeking applicants for a Food Provider (part-time).  Questions and resumes can be submitted to Danielle by mail; fax: 260-422-5111, email to dgonzalez@firstpres-fw.org , or dropping off at church office, Attn: Danielle.   Food Provider Job Description

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New Senior Minister for FPC

March 20, 2018

The Congregation has voted unanimously to call Rev. Dr. Anne Bain Epling as the next Pastor/Head of Staff of First Presbyterian Church. She was selected after a ten-month search by the Pastor Nominating Committee, and will begin her ministry with us June 1. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. For the past 17 years Pastor Annie has been Head Pastor at Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church in St. Louis.  You can listen to her candidating…

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Marsha Heller Honored

March 18, 2018

During the church's Annual Meeting a very surprised Marsha Heller was called forward as winner of this year's Elaine Wareham Social Witness award. The honor recognizes Marsha's leadership and service in First Presbyterian Church and our community. 

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Jihye Choi Wins Organ Competition

March 16, 2018

First place in the 2018 National Organ Playing Competition was awarded to Jihye Choi, orginally from South Korea and current pursuing a Performance Diploma at Indiana University. Three finalists competed Saturday, March 17, at First Presbyterian Church. She receives a $2,000 cash prize and will return to Fort Wayne at a future date for a concert as part of the church's 2018-19 Music Series. The event, held every two years, was started in 1960 and is the longest running national organ…

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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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