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.

Member Death

June 12, 2018


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Summer “A Day” Camps

June 06, 2018

The popular one-day summer programs return this year for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade.  The first is a "Science Camp" with a special presentation on whales, June 26, 9:00am-3:00pm, cost $5 per child.  On July 12 kids will build their own creations in "Build It/Make It Camp," 9:00am-3:00pm, cost $10/per child. The third session is August 9, a "Cooking Camp," 3:00-6:30pm, cost $5. Kids will cook for their families. All camps are held at thge church. …

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

June 02, 2018

Scholarships from designated FPC funds have been awarded to the following:  Byoungchan "Ben" An (Indiana University), Colin Dorion (Berklee College of Music), Emma Grimes (Hanover College), and Emilie Uhrick (IU-PU Indianapolis). Additional scholarships from funds of the former Calvary Third Presbyterian Church go to Michael Giron (Ivy Tech), Samuel Pech-Scott (Purdue Fort Wayne), and Daniel Pech-Scott (Purdue Fort Wayne). 

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May 25, 2018

Effective immediately, during weekday office hours (9:00am to 5:00pm) the main entrance into the church will be the Berry Street entrance next to the playground. All staff, members, visitors and deliveries will be directed to use the Berry Street entrance on the north side of the building. If you are unable to do stairs, then the McKay Foyer/Theater/Gallery entrance (west entrance) may be used. For planned church events,  other doors may be open at times with appropriate personnel watching…

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Successful Empty Bowls Event

May 25, 2018

The Empty Bowls fundraiser on Tuesday, May 1, at First Presbyterian Church was once again a rousing success. The IPFW students in Advanced Ceramics II and IV, taught by Assistant Professor Seth Green, completed a successful service-learning assignment by creating and selling over 200 bowls and raising $4250 to help feed the hungry in our community. Seventy percent of the profits went to the IPFW Food Bank, with the remaining going to the IPFW Ceramics Club.

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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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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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