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Feel Free…..to Celebrate!

December 10, 2018

You may have seen First Presbyterian commercials running on WANE-TV and ads popping up on Facebook or in your internet browser. Thanks to a generous member, we've been working with Ferguson Advertising on a media campaign to run during the month of December. The theme is "Feel free" . . .  feel free to celebrate, explore, be, ask, discover . . . at First Presbyterian. So, feel free to join us and celebrate the season here at First Presbyterian Church.  

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Member Death

December 04, 2018


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Advent Devotions for 2018

December 02, 2018

A special booklet of Advent Devotions has again been prepared by Dr. Chelsea Vaught, our Director of Music. A new feature this year is the inclusion of liturgy and prayer for lighting candles each Sunday (December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23) and Christmas Eve. Her hope is that during this season of waiting and anticipating Christ’s birth you will gain a new perspective on the hymns we sing during the season. Copies of the booklet are free and now available in the church…

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Theater Fundraiser

November 25, 2018

First Presbyterian Theater’s Annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be held at their brick and mortar stores December 1 and 2, or online December 1 thru 7.   Do your Christmas shopping early as up to 20% of your purchase goes to the First Presbyterian Theater.  If purchasing in the store, provide the following number, 12348942 during your transaction to support the Theater.  This applies to any purchase in any store.  Or, if you prefer to shop online, enter the…

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Advent Festival November 28

November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:00pm for Children*, Youth, and Adults -  Join us in McKay Hall for a fun night of Crafts, Food, Fellowship, and lots of fun!   *Children 5th grade and under must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult. Volunteers are needed to help set up, run a craft station, and clean up. 

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Downtown Night of Lights November 21

November 08, 2018

Starting at 4:30pm in the church's Wayne Street courtyard the community is invited to join our Korean Group Ministry to hand decorate ornaments that are filled with prayers and wishes. The "Wishing Trees" will also be decorated with strung lights. In a 6:00pm ceremony the decorated trees will be lit. Hot chocolate will be served. The 5th Annual Ringing of he Bells is at 7:30pm, when First Presbyterian Church joins other downtown churches and the Allen County Library with the joyous Ringing…

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Live Streaming 11:00am Sunday Services

October 06, 2018

We have started live streaming our 11:00am Worship Service. Two remotely-operated cameras have been installed in the sanctuary, and switching is done by volunteer operators from a console on the balcany. You can now watch the service from anywhere having internet connection by either going to our Website or our page on Facebook.. The sermon can be separately watched, listened to, or read as text, a few days later on the…

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Gallery Opening Reception

September 02, 2018

Our Gallery opens its 2018-19 season September 7 with "Awakenings."   Roanoke, Indiana, artist Ruth Koomler weaves and paints with acrylics. Her love, however is encaustic art. Ruth uses beeswax and damar resin, melted and applied with a brush or other creative means, building up layers as she develops her image. Public reception: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:00pm. Congregational reception: Sunday, September 16, 12:15-1:30pm.

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All-Church Book Study

August 17, 2018

Join us at T.O.W.N. (Together on Wednesday Nights) September 12, 19 and 26 when Pastor Annie leads a discussion of racism on a “heart” level with the All-Church Book Study of Debby Irving’s “Waking Up White.” Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:15pm; discussion begins at 6:15pm. Please RSVP for dinner and/or the discussion by emailing aepling@firstpresfortwayne.org or calling 462-7421 so we know how many to expect.    About Waking Up White : For 25 years, Debby…

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Taste of the Arts - August 25

August 17, 2018

This year, for the first time, our Religious Arts ministries will be at the annual Taste of the Arts event downtown. On Saturday, August 25, from 11:00am to 7:00pm we will have a table at the northwest corner of Freimann Square. We will be promoting our Gallery, Music and Theater.  Visitors will get to turn newspapers into crowns and try to make music with boomwhackers. The festival showcases Fort Wayne’s rich diversity of art, culture and food. It’s located in and around the…

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