Presbyterian Women is inviting the congregation to join in observance of “Skip-a-Meal a Week During Lent” (February 18 – March 18). Set aside an amount you would spend on a meal during Lent. Envelopes are provided in the Parlour for collecting the amount which will be given to Harvesters. Today, March 18 is the last day for this collection.
Spring Spaghetti Fling – Today, March 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ("To-Go" orders available.) Where: Westminster Hall. What: Spaghetti & homemade meatballs, crisp salad, bread & butter, dessert and beverage. Cost: Adults: $6.00 Children under 12: $3.00. All help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! This year we will have a presentation by our Summer Forum visiting professors and Pastor Dave introducing the forum topic and its tie-in with our sabbatical theme. Feel free to invite friends, neighbors and other family members! Proceeds will go to the youth of First Presbyterian. Financial assistance is available, please see Pastor Dave.
The final LOGOS night for the year is this week, March 21 and we want you to help us celebrate our 17th year. Come join us in Westminster Hall from 6:00pm - 7:30pm for fun and games. Dinner starts at 6pm with a cost of $3. Please sign up in the Parlour or by contacting Bonnie Ratcliff at 816-252-6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All friends and members of the congregation are welcome.
The Deadline to sign up for our all-ages Seder Meal as our worship for Maundy Thursday is March 22, in the Parlour, online at fpcindep.org or by phone/email (816-252-6662; email@example.com). The Seder will be from 6-8 p.m. March 29 in Westminster Hall, with First United Methodist and First Christian churches, and we want to be sure we have enough food and seating for this two-hour event. (Good Friday worship will be a 45-minute service at 7 p.m. at First Christian.) The Rev. Paul Bond, a retired UMC pastor, will serve as our liturgical guide for the Seder, which has a couple of activities specifically for children. Please consider joining us for this time of worship and remembrance.
The third of three 30-minute Taizé services begins at 7:00 P.M. on March 23, 2018 in the Chapel. Taizé is personal meditation through candlelight, scripture, music, cyclical singing and prayer. A simple soup supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Committee Room.
Purchase a lily and honor the memory of your loved one(s). The lilies will be placed in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 1. You may pick up your lily after the worship service to take home or give to a friend. Cost is $10.50 and orders should be placed by Palm Sunday, March 25. Please make checks payable to Ellie Royal and include the names of the people you wish to honor.
We will be having our Palm Processional on March 25th at 9:30am. We will be meeting at Westminster Hall, along with other churches, to parade down to the courthouse with a donkey where we will have a short service. You are welcome to wear a biblical costume. Hope to see you there!
If you or a family member is graduating this year from high school, college, or business school, we'd like to share the news of your accomplishment. If you're continuing in your studies, we'd like to send you a gift card. Please contact the church office with your name, address, and graduation information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Bonnie at
email@example.com. Scholarship forms are available in the Parlour, on the credenza.
Total 2018 Per Capita is $43.29
The allocation breakdown is as follows:
General Assembly – $7.73
Synod – $2.80
Presbytery – $32.76
Week at a Glance