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  tbelton@firstpresfortwayne.org.

Great American Clean-Up

April 20, 2019

The Children, Youth, and Family Committee would like to invite you to participate in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, May 4.  All are welcome.  After the work is done, a volunteer celebration with food, drinks, prizes and live entertainment is held at Headwaters West from11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There is no RSVP but the first 12 respondents will get a free T-shirt and gloves.  Call or text Lucas Satter at 260-246-7394 for more information. The Great American Cleanup is…

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Puerto Rico Follow-Up

April 16, 2019

It's been 20 months since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, and Presbyterians have been working in the recovery ever since.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is a ministry of One Great Hour of Sharing. For an update on the efforts of PDA in Puerto Rico, click here.

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Seeking God in the Heart of the City

April 11, 2019

We had anywhere from 55-67 people take part on Wednesdays, possibly reaching over 70 members and friends in total.  On the final Wednesday, April 10, the gathered group came up with 173 ideas to connect with our downtown community and help improve the lives of everyone who lives, works and plays in downtown Fort Wayne!  A smaller group will distill that list down where it will eventually make its way to the Session and our committees for action and implementation. If you have thoughts…

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Member Death

April 04, 2019

          Bergendahl obituary

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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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