World Day of Prayer: Friday March 2
From noon on Friday through worship on Sunday, March 4, we’ll join with Christians around the world in focused prayer for our church, for our city/state/country/world and its leaders, for healing of broken relationships, or for whatever God lays upon our hearts. We can obey God’s command to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) only by joining together in community, taking turns, because we all need to eat and sleep, too. You can participate in First Presby’s Prayer Weekend from wherever you are. Encourage your friends throughout the weekend by using social media and email, #fpcprayerweekend and together we’ll blanket our world with prayer. Look in the hallway for more information about how you can become one of First Presby’s Praying People.
Midweek Lenten Services: Feb. 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 12:15-12:45 in the Chapel
Pastor Christian will lead a series of Lenten services on Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the Chapel during the weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. The theme of the series is “One Another” and focuses on self-sacrifice in order to properly love God and our neighbor the way Jesus commanded. For more information, contact Christian Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-343-8961 ext. 118.
Middle School Retreat: March 2-4
The middle school youth is going on retreat to Cedar Lakes is March 2-4. If you are interested in attending, contact Payne Warner to register.
Celtic Hymnsing with Joe and Sarah Marchio!: March 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us in our sanctuary for a Celtic Hymnsing, part of Charleston’s Celtic Calling (www.celticcalling.org) weekend. Raise your voice in singing great Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and English hymns and hear solos and duets arranged for organ and bagpipes. Rev. Joe Marchio, a brilliant organist, will be joined by his wife, Sarah, an award-winning bagpiper. Joe and Sarah are the son and daughter-in-law of First Presby’s own Tom and Sara Marchio.
LOGOS Encounter Training: March 17 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
There will be training for LOGOS training from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on March 17 at First Presby. The deadline for early registration is Feb. 15., however, you can still register until March 16. If you would like to sign up online, you may do so by going to www.genonministries.org/pages/logos-training. For more information or to sign up over the phone, please call Janet Chambers at 304-343-8961 ext. 127
Easter Celebration: March 25 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Bud Francis Rec. Room
First Presby’s Children’s Ministry is hosting their annual Easter Celebration on March 25 (Palm Sunday) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Bud Francis Rec. Room. There will be Easter crafts, games, egg dyeing and an Easter egg hunt for all children! Everyone is invited to join in the fun! If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, contact Janet Chambers at email@example.com or 304-343-8961 ext. 127. We also need candy donations for the Easter egg hunt (no nuts, please). Please bring your donations to the CE Office on the second floor.
High School Summer Mission Trip: June 3-9
The high school youth group is planning a mission trip the week of June 3-9. If you are interested in going, please contact Payne Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list of attendees. We need to determine interest in order to finalize plans. More details will be sent out soon.