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.

Pentecost Sunday

May 14, 2018

There will be a single Joint English-Korean service on Sunday, May 20, at 11:00am.  The Farmland Jazz Band will again provide Dixieland music for this popular service. Elders and Deacons will be installed, and the Pentecost Offering will be collected to support young people in Christ.  Wear red this Sunday!  As the third Sunday of the month, it is Mission Sunday at FPC. We bring non-perishable food items for the local emergency pantries, and serve a meal at the Rescue…

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Jubilee Sunday

April 30, 2018

Fifty-year members of FPC were recognized at the 11:00am worship service and at a luncheon on April 29. Attaining the status this year were Ned Brenizer, Mary Beth Figel, Cleora Fox, Becky Kindel, Barbara McCants, David McCants, Ed Neufer, Peg Nollen, Walter Nollen, Geoff Paddock, and Christa Schloss. They bring to 140 the current number of living Jubilee-status members.

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Additional Officers Elected

April 29, 2018

During a Congregational Meeting at the start of the April 29 service, four new church officers were elected. On the Board of Deacons, Janice Roddy will fill an unexpired two-year term and Karen Bash and Mary Winters will fill unexpired one-year terms.  David Bash was elected an Elder to fill a two-year term on Session.  New officers will be installed May 20. 

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Member Death

April 23, 2018

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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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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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