This luncheon will benefit the Presbyterian Women Annual Birthday Offering. The speaker will be Calvin Smothers from inCOMMON. This organization has applied for a grant from this offering.
The cost is $8.00, $4.00 for children 12 and under. Please sjgn up at the table in Calvin Hall. Reservations are required and will close Wednesday, May 29.
We hope you will join us for fun and fellowship as we celebrate all of our birthdays! As we have been blessed, so may we bless others!
Sunday, May 5, First Presbyterian Church publically accepted this year’s confirmation class. This year we had six girls who attended Sunday School together, Vacation Bible School together, and now were able to share this most exciting time in their lives of joining our church together.
The girls met with Pastor Jon since September and studied the Bible, learned about the Presbyterian faith and also our church. They attended a Session or Deacon meeting with their congregation mentor, memorized ”The Lord’s Prayer” which they have known as young girls, as well as “The Apostle’s Creed” and the “23 Psalm.” Our pastor, Christian Education director, mentors and confirmands also participated in other activities the day they had their retreat, including a 5K MS run and a Christian concert. The girls received their confirmation papers today as well as a beautiful confirmation Bible. We truly welcome these wonderful young women to our congregation.
If you do not have a church home and are looking for one, please visit our church. We are a warm and welcoming church.
Last summer, the middle school youth and several adults from First Presbyterian Church helped conduct the annual Schuyler Vacation Bible School. The youth and adults have elected to return this year and participate again because the experience was so great. We need your help though!
This is a mission trip that began years ago when I took a group of youth from Lincoln to Schuyler one summer in the late 90’s, and we were asked to come back up the following year. Back then we had a few youth from the community come and the ratio of volunteers to VBS children was about 1:1. The VBS has steadily grown year after year, with attendance often hovering between 100 to 130 children per day. We also invite the children to a swim night, and show a movie for them at the movie theater. The weeks is a highlight of the year for many of the youth.
As you can guess, we need help to pull off an endeavor like this, and the ministry has changed a bit over the years.Multiple churches now are needed to make this work. Last year we had four churches from Lincoln and Omaha participate! The ministry is now a multi-generational ministry, people of all ages are invited and encouraged to join us for the week, or even just a day.
The vacation Bible School is from Sunday June 23rd to Thursday June 27th this year and we would love to have you come up and be a part of this vital ministry for the youth of Schuyler. Year after year the youth of Schuyler eagerly wait for us to return and bring the word of God to them. It is a privilege and honor to do so, will you help?
If you would like more information please talk to me and I would be thrilled to tell you more!
FPC Bible Study Groups are open and love visitors! One will find these studies Biblical, Challenging, and Relevant!
9:00 AM on Sundays
Acts II: Are We There Yet? in South Calvin
Build Community: The Book of Acts in Jenks Lounge
6:30 PM on Wednesdays
Revelation: The Triumph of Christ in Jenks Lounge
1:30 PM on 2nd Tuesday of the month
Book of Revelation at Skyline Retirement Community
6:30 PM on 3rd Tuesday of the month for women
Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them in Jenks Lounge
7:00 PM on 4th Friday of the month
WORD & WINE: Faith Lessons – On The Promised Land at location to be announced
Would you like a First Presbyterian shirt? Below is a list of shirts available. T-Shirts (adult and youth sizes) – $12 for short-sleeved; $17 for long-sleeved; Hoodies – $20; Collared Polo Shirts - $18; V-Neck T-Shirts – $15. In most cases, shirts in shades of white, blue, and yellow can be ordered. Please talk with Dr. Sloan or Allison in person on Sundays. They make a nice witnessing tool for all our activities. Get one today!
Have you remembered to shop with Scrip? Help FPC earn additional money by purchasing Scrip either in Calvin Hall on Sundays or through the available website. You can add as much as 13% from the purchase of your Scrip to our church. One can purchase Scrip for many familiar stores and now we even have a grocery store. Stop by the table in Calvin Hall to see the list of stores available to you and make your purchases. Scrips ordered this Sunday will be ready for you next Sunday. Happy Shopping!