Family Fun Night Ice Cream Social! August 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Westminster Hall parking lot. The Bounce House will be back, tattoos, a photo booth and more games! Come join us for ice cream and fellowship while keeping socially distant.
Please bring a mask if you are able and we will provide sanitation stations around the Bounce House.
Beginning this week, we started offering an online All-Church Video Book Study titled Brave Enough: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free. In the eight-week study, you are invited to watch an online video anytime each week between Sunday and Wednesday, and then join online or by phone for a Zoom discussion of that week's chapter. The Zoom chapter discussions will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday (except Wednesday, August 12), facilitated by Cyndi Chamberlin, our Director of Christian Education. Those who would also like to read along in the book may purchase copies from Cyndi for $5 apiece, or order yours online at https://www.amazon.com/Brave-Enough-Getting-Fears-Failures/dp/1496401360. If you have any questions or need any help, please contact Cyndi at email@example.com or 405-203-4111.
Check out the updated Resources page on the website- www.fpcindep.org! You will find a book recommendation for families, a video bible study for Youth and Adults, and a preview video for the Brave Enough video book study.
As a heads up, start thinking about the gently used in good condition items you would like to donate to the Annual Rummage Sale in October. Collections at Westminster Hall will begin next month. More details coming soon.
Session voted to re-open the nursery beginning Sunday, June 28, for members and others known to the church. A thermal thermometer has been donated to take temperatures of staff and children. Other safety practices include frequent hand sanitizing for staff, masks for staff and anyone entering the nursery, with parents of children who can wear masks encouraged to use them for their children, shoes taken off at the door (since children touch the floor so much), drop off and pick up outside the door, surfaces and toys sanitized after each use, only essential visitors (like a parent or grandparent), with social distancing whenever possible. If you have any questions, please call or text Nursery Supervisor Gaylene Kelley (816-672-9988), Pastor Dave (816-654-4281) or anyone on Session.
Please make a note of the correct phone number for our new DCE Cyndi Chamberlin: 405-203-4111. Feel free to contact her at any time, even if it's just to call, text or email to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.
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.
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.
2020 Per Capita - $43.04
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.
In-person gatherings are now permitted provided numbers are limited to 50% of room occupancy and participates maintain social distancing and good hygiene practices, in keeping with local and national restrictions. Calendar listings are place-holders only. Please contact meeting/gathering organizers to ask about a specific group's status.
Weekly Devotional This is a devotional for all ages while we are at home trying to make sense of all that is happening. It will be updated weekly (on Thursdays) while we are in the midst of our restrictions for COVID-19. We hope that these find you comfort and joy and a peace of mind as we are all struggling to find God in the midst of these crazy times. May God Bless you and keep you safe.
Scholarship forms for all college students in the First Presbyterian Church family. Please print off and mail to church office so that it gets there no later than May 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Ratcliff at: 706-936-0327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.