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

One Great Hour of Sharing

April 01, 2019

Around the world millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing — Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-development of People — all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fitstogether to provide people with safety,…

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Fish and Loaves Lenten Project

March 05, 2019

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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Scholarship Opportunities

February 26, 2019

Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are made available to qualifying members and children of members to provide financial assistance in pursuit of post-secondary education.    • Scholarship recipients may be of any age, as long as they are taking degree-directed courses.    • If interested, contact Michelle Adams (madams@firstpres-fw.org) in the Financial Office for more information and an application. Completed applications, along with an essay, a listing of…

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Wareham Award to Sondra Mergenthal

February 26, 2019

The 2019 Elaine Wareham Church and Society Service Award was presented to Sondra Mergenthal during the February 24 annual meeting of the congregation. The award recognizes a volunteer layperson for Christian leadership and service, both in the church and community.  

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Disaster Assistance Project

January 16, 2019

Church volunteers gathered January 16 for a chili cook-off followed by assembly line packing of 100 buckets with cleaning supplies. The mission project will aid Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) in cleaning up after natural disasters such as flooding.  

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Family Ski Trip

January 09, 2019

Sunday, January 27 to Swiss Valley in Jones, Michigan. Cost: $5.00 per person PLUS lunch, dinner, and ski package money. Youth 6th to 12th Grade may go without parent(s) but talk to Pastor Bill Lane.   Basic Schedule–Attend worship at 9:00am; leave the church at 10:30am. We will stop for lunch and plan to arrive around 1:30pm. We will leave Swiss Valley by 6:00pm and stop for dinner and should arrive back at church around 8:30pm. Questions, or to complete registration by January…

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Christian Stewardship

January 02, 2019

We've had an excellent response in pledging for 2019. With 225 stewardship cards received to date, the total amount pledged stands at $525,659. The continued financial gifts to First Presbyterian Church are a witness to our spiritual commitment and our desire to support the ministries and work of this church.  If you have not yet turned in your pledge card, please do so as soon as possible. Offering envelopes for 2019 are now available in the small dining room.  

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Anticipatory Grief

December 26, 2018

Saturday, January 12, 3:00-5:00pm - The Stephen Ministry Team invites you to “listen and learn” from Cindy Schaefer who is coming to have a conversation with us about “Anticipatory Grief.”   Cindy is the Director of Operations at Erin’s House and oversees the programming.  She is a Child Grief Specialist and certified in Bereavement and Trauma. Erin’s House provides “support for children, teens, and their families who have suffered the…

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Fiber and Crafting Event

December 26, 2018

January 12, 9:00am-3:00pm, in McKay Hall.  Fiber and other table-top crafters are invited to spend a winter Saturday working on your own projects in a friendly and encouraging setting.  We will meet to knit, crochet, weave, cross stitch, needlepoint, quilt, color, etc.  We will have a coffee cart, pastries, and pizza for lunch.  There will be a $10.00 fee, paid that day.  Please sign up in the Church Office by January 10, and indicate if you need an 8-foot table. …

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Longest Night Service

December 12, 2018

Not everyone feels happy at Christmas. First Presbyterian, Grace Presbyterian and United Faith Presbyterian Churches are hosting a special worship service for those who are hurting. The Longest Night service will be on Thursday, December 20, at 6:00pm at United Faith Presbyterian Church, 1616 W. Main St. Feel free to join us.

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