The Annual Report is ready for pick up and will also be emailed to you as a pdf today, Jan. 21. The Annual Congregational Meeting will be online via Zoom on Sunday, January 24, 2021, following worship. A Zoom computer link and a call-in phone number will be sent in the Jan. 21 All-Church emails, or you may call the church office for assistance.
Presbyterian Women expresses their thankfulness and appreciation for your monetary gifts contributed to the Love Fund for Will, Bonnie and Thomas Ratcliff during this time in their life. Thank you!
A new Sunday School video study is being offered at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom featuring Francis Chan's book "Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God." (Video preview here.)
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself.
If you have not made your 2020 Per Capita contribution, it's not too late to do your part in covering this expense in support of our Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly partners. The Per Capita is $43.04 per adult member, including those who have recently become full members of the church.
A Zoom link for online Sunday school and worship will be sent each week to members and friends of the church. If you or someone you know is not getting the weekly All-Church email, please have their email addresses sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to forward the Zoom link to anyone you know who would like to join us for worship, but please do not post the Zoom link online or share it beyond people you know and trust to help ensure our worship service is not disrupted by “party crashers."
Those wanting to get Facebook updates from Bonnie and Will Ratcliff as they battle Will's brain cancer recurrence can join the Will's Warriors group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/386853145972477.
Session decided to pivot to online Sunday school, worship and LOGOS in keeping with the COVID safety restrictions announced Nov. 16 by Jackson County health officials. Even though churches are an exception to the 10-person gatherings limit and we remain confident in our Sunday and LOGOS safety practices, Session embraced an abundance of caution and the desire to lead by example in helping alleviate strain on our local healthcare system. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of your church Session. And if you or anyone you know has a need or concern, please let me or your Deacon know. We want to help in whatever way we can. Finally, I know many of you dearly miss “church” as it was and all that we typically share in, as do I. I miss being with all our church family and friends and look forward to things returning to normal. – Pastor Dave
First Church now offers online giving for those faithfully making their pledge offerings and other contributions. You may use your computer or Smartphone to visit the FPC Giving Page (or look for the ❤GiveNow button on our website) and begin the process of simplifying (and if you want, automating) your financial contribution to the ministry of First Church. This service is thanks to The Presbyterian Foundation’s Online Giving Program, with no monthly or annual fees. The Presbyterian Foundation uses the Vanco Payment Solutions platform, an industry leader in providing churches secure and simple giving solutions in compliance with Payment Card Industry data security standards for handling, storing and transmitting credit card information. Contact Robby Klim of Finance Committee, David Melton of Stewardship or Pastor Dave with any questions.
2021 Pledge Envelopes are now ready for pick up. Please call ahead.
These Days Daily Devotionals are in and ready for pick up.
Please continue to make your regular pledge offerings online, by mail or drop them off at the church office (please call first.)
Please call the church office for any questions or concerns at 816-252-6662. Your pastor, staff, deacons and other servant leaders are available to help in whatever way they can.
Weekly News and announcements are printed out and available for pick up on Thursday afternoons. Please call ahead.
Do you know of anyone that would be interested in free, blue Presbyterian hymnals? If so, please contact the church office at 816-252-6662.
If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and would like to celebrate with your church family, please contact the church office at 816-252-6662.
If your address, name, email address or phone number has changed or have a wedding, or birth announcement, please contact the church office at 816-252-6662.
As of Nov. 23, in-person gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people, with masks, social distancing and good hygiene practices required, in keeping with local safety restrictions. Calendar listings are place-holders only. Please contact meeting/gathering organizers to ask about a specific group's status.