Adult Sunday School is continuing their study of Diana Butler Bass's book, Broken We Kneel, through March 22. All are welcome to attend. Bass asks questions related to Christian identity about patriotism and citizenship and how they relate to congregational life. She reminds us that our Christian identity, at times, isn't compatible with national politics. Books are available from Margaret Bolt for $10.00. For any questions, contact John Bolt or George Lilley.
Empty Bowls Tickets Now on Sale: This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 29, at Mylan Park, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and will be sold in the parlor each Sunday in February. Children 12 and under eat for free, but do not receive a handmade ceramic bowl. (Children’s tickets are $10 if they wish to receive a bowl.) The will be a sign-up sheet for cookie donations at the table in the parlor. Contact Ellen Trovato for more information (304-826-7409).
Dinners Needed: FPC supports the Wednesday night WVU Presbyterian student fellowship meetings by providing hot, nutritious meals for the students. Volunteers are needed to cook and deliver a nutritious meal (for about 15 students) to the Campus Ministry Center. This mission will help sustain the students as the search committee finds a new campus minister. Contact Donna Weems at 304-599-2867 for more information or contact the church at 304-296-8236 to sign up to deliver a meal.
The ecumenical discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, February 12, in Room 1 to continue its discussion of “Painting the Stars.” This session will the third lesson, “Getting Genesis Wrong.” All are welcome to join.
Session’s next meeting is Sunday, February 16. Session is the leadership body of the church. Congregation members and friends are always welcome to attend Session meetings or to write and share any news or questions with Session. Session notes and financials are always available to the congregation by contacting the church office or our Clerk of Session, John Bolt (email@example.com).
Announcements for the upcoming Good News are due by Wednesday, February 19. You may submit them electronically by filling out the Church Communication Form on our website (https://www.firstpresmorgantown.org/resource-page) or picking up a hard copy of the form at the church office. Thank you for your contributions!
Join fellow church members at Mylan Park for the Empty Bowls event! Members will meet at the front of the Mylan Park building at 10:45 am on February 29. This event is always well attended, and we are excited to show our support to the food insecure of our community! Ticket and volunteer information can be found in the announcements.
We, the people of First Presbyterian Church, are a welcoming congregation practicing the hospitality of Jesus by greeting, welcoming, and embracing visitors and guests. In addition to extending hospitality, we gladly assist visitors by helping them find their way through the building. If you’re unsure of where something is, just ask! We happily and consistently endeavor to reflect Christ’s love to visitors, guests, neighbors, and each other.
Attention Parents: We have a kids’ space in the back of the sanctuary with sensory and quiet activities to give children an outlet during worship. Don’t worry if a little noise comes from one of our little worshippers - we are grateful to have all ages in worship with us! We also have a nursery on the lower level for infants through age 5. Please feel free to take your children to meet our nursery attendants, Janine and Teanna, if you wish to do so.
We have a Prayer Place in the sanctuary for you to share prayer requests prior to the service. These requests will also be used to create a church prayer list distributed each week.
Have you been a visitor to Sunday worship? We enjoy having you here among us! We know we have visitors from a variety of backgrounds and hope you’ll consider becoming a member. In the meantime, we hope to continue seeing and getting to know you. Please consider joining us for any of our activities. If you leave us your email address in the Friendship Folder (located in each pew) we can send you the monthly newsletter and weekly activities. Otherwise, there is a monthly calendar of activities near the water fountain. Please contact Debby Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or would like more information.
FPC’s Breeze Account: As you may know, our church directory is available online through Breeze. It’s a free, convenient way to access the church directory, send emails to members, and view/edit your contact information. If you haven’t registered, email Johnetta (FPCMorgantown@gmail.com) or Kim (PresbyMorgantown@gmail.com) and they will send a welcome email for you to set up a new account.
We have a church communication form for announcements shared in the bulletin, Good News, E-news, website, and social media accounts. You can access the form on the church website (https://www.firstpresmorgantown.org/resource-page) or pick up a paper copy from the church office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim (304-296-8236; email@example.com).