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 bgrueb@firstpresfortwayne.org

Summer “A Day” Camps

July 16, 2018

The popular one-day summer programs have returned this year for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade.  The first was a "Science Camp" with a special presentation on whales June 26, with close to 30 attending. On July 29 kids built their own creations in "Build It/Make It Camp." The third session will be August 9, a "Cooking Camp," 3:00-6:30pm, cost $5. Kids will cook for their families. All camps are being held at the church.  Email Pastor Bill Lane at…

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Member Death

July 05, 2018

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Fort Wayne Open Streets, Sunday, July 15

July 03, 2018

Bike to church on July 15 and then enjoy the Fort Wayne Open Streets events nearby afterwards! If you're a biker or biking family, there is a group leaving Lakeside Park parking lot at 10 a.m. for a gentle 2 mile route to First Pres. There is bike parking at the Church inside the fenced in playground (playground will not be locked so you may want to bring a lock). Shorts and biking attire are ok in Church.  Open Streets turn streets into meeting places, places to socialize and places…

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Announcement

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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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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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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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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