Fair Trade Chocolate Sales: On Feb 12th, the Green Team will be selling Fair Trade chocolate bars for $5.00 each at the Green Team Cart. We support Fair Trade because he farmers are paid a fair wage and the chocolate is sustainably grown and harvested. Please consider giving a gift of Fair Trade chocolate to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Cash or check accepted. Proceeds are used to purchase food for the food banks we support. 

Rescue Mission Meal Cookie and Cornbread Collection: The reservation book is in the front office to sign up for the Rescue Mission cookies and cornbread. Please bring your contributions to the church by the third Sunday. We are also in need of volunteers to help serve the meal. Please see Bill Patterson for information.

Hunger Relief: First Pres Hunger Relief will be collecting food at the 11:00 service next Sunday, February 19th. Food items and monetary donations may also be left at the church office during the week. Rising food prices mean that our church food bank budget buys less at the same time that the three food banks we support are seeing more people needing help. So your individual contributions are more important than ever. 

The following items are especially needed: Peanut butter, Elbow macaroni, Boxed or bagged instant mashed potatoes, Canned tuna, Tuna helper, Boxed or bagged dry cereal, Family-size soup (any variety) If you are worshipping remotely, you can send monetary donations to the church at: First Presbyterian Church Attn: Financial Office—Hunger Relief for February 300 W. Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. 


New Gallery Exhibit: The third exhibit of the 2022-23 FPC Gallery Series, Knife’s Edge—Papercutting. The exhibit features the art of Lou Hii, originally of Brunei, Borneo, now living in Indianapolis, and Janice Furtner of Fort Wayne, Indiana. A selection of photographs from Taizhou, China, a Fort Wayne sister city, is on exhibit. 

Parish Art Exhibit Update: Who may exhibit in the March 24-May 21 Parish Art Exhibit in the Gallery? You may be church members or non-members who attend First Presbyterian worship services, staff, or children or grandchildren of same. The gallery starts receiving artwork on March 1, but we are now collecting names of potential exhibitors. Please email or call Sarah if you’re thinking about exhibiting. This will help with planning. Contact Sarah  Savage with any questions: savage2426@gmail.com or 260-482-5112. 

Theatre: Season Tickets are now on sale for First Pres Theater’s 2023/24 Season of Love!

The ambitious productions include four Fort Wayne premiers, and a collaboration with Fort Wayne Youtheatre. FPT will present Bedroom Farce, Head Over Heels, Almost Maine, The Prom (with Fort Wayne Youtheatre), and The Father. Season tickets available through ArtsTix by calling 260-422-4226 or online by visiting www.artstix.com.



Downtown Dinner Group: The Downtown Dinner Group meets the second Monday of every month. We will be joining in fellowship again on Monday, February 13, 2022 at 5:30pm at Hall’s Gas House (305 E. Superior St.). Please RSVP to Joyce McGiffin at (260) 409-2426 or by email at krinks52@hotmail.com. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

North Dinner Group: We meet the second Monday of every month. Our next gathering will be tomorrow, Monday February 13, 2022 at 5:30pm for dinner at The Factory Restaurant (5811 Coldwater Road). Please RSVP to Sondra Mergenthal at (260)437-9892 or by email at lisoninc@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you!

South Dinner Group: The South Side Dinner Group meets the second Monday of every month. Please join us for friendship, conversation, and dinner at Hall’s Tavern at Coventry (5747 Coventry Lane) on Monday, February 13 2022, at 5:30pm. We look forward to fellowship with you!



Chili Cook-Off: Get ready to bring your best next Sunday, February 19, 2023! In McKay Hall everyone will have the warmest, the spiciest, the beaniest, the meatiest chili they can muster! Will you have what it takes to take home the bragging rights for First Presbyterian’s Chiliest Chili?

Here is the important information, so read closely. Please bring a large crock pot of chili to share. (If chili is just not your thing we are asking that you bring a side of corn bread, corn muffins, or a dessert, to share please.) Bring your contributions to McKay Hall before the 11:00 am service and we will set it up. Please provide a small card with the ingredients as a kindness for those with allergies, thank you. This event is free, and the top three entries get trophies and bragging rights! This event is brought to you by the Congregational Care Committee.

 Contact Information Changes: Please contact Tiffany Butler 426-7421 x100 or email tbutler@firstpresfortwayne.org with changes to address, phone, email, etc. We want to make sure we’re connecting with you.

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