First Pres helps with DAAP event

We are proud to have been taking an active part in the first “DAAP” event in Morrow County.  “DAAP” stands for Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention.

First Pres members and pastor have been meeting with organizers of this event at their weekly meetings and have participated in the discussions of the need for such an organization and event and also will be participating in the event.

Read more in the flyer and please spread the word to all high school age students of Morrow County (and their parents) and invite them to attend.  This is only the FIRST of more events to follow and ALL from all of Morrow County are invited to attend regardless of which school district the student lives in.DAAP event flyer

4th Saturday Breakfast

Don’t forget about the “4th Saturday Breakfast” at First Presbyterian this Saturday the 25th.

All profits will benefit Whetstone Special Olympics.

Hours:  7-10 am, $6 Adults,  $3 Children

Omelets, Hash Browns and Toast are on the menu.

Bring your friends and please share this post.

Help us raise funds for the Special Olympics.

Out of Chaos, Hope

Friends,

As the death toll in Nepal mounts I invite you to help fill the gaps that lie open in the lives of so many who have lost loved ones, homes and their way of life. On Sunday FPMG will take up a special offering in support of Nepal’s people. However, if you won’t be worshipping with us that day and would like to share a gift from the bounty God has given you, please connect to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance organization at: pda.pcusa.org/situation/Nepal-earthquake-april-2015 or by calling (800) 872-3283. When asked designate your donation to DR999999.

Your compassion is a true sign of your faith and your gratitude to God for all you have received!

In Peace,

Pastor Deb.

 

The death toll from the massive earthquake in Nepal continues to rise. Nearly 4,000 are known dead and more than 6,000 were injured when the 7.8 quake struck just west of the capital of Kathmandu on April 25. The quake, the worst in more than 80 years, along with many serious aftershocks has also caused damage in parts of India and Bangladesh.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short–term recovery in the impacted areas with our partner, ACT Alliance and its members who are already on the ground. Immediate response will help provide needed food, water, supplies and medicine to the impacted towns and villages. As long term recovery plans are developed, PDA will accompany and further financially support our partners in the area to insure that a comprehensive recovery is sustained.

The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray.

Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR999999 with reference to Nepal. Gifts can be made onli10.00ne, by phone (800) 872-3283 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (EST), or checks can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburg, PA 15264-3700.
Act: Learn how your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook, download resources and share updates with your congregation.
Pray: Pray for those who suffered loss of family or those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.For more information, visit www.pcusa.org/pda.
“And after the earthquake….the sound of sheer silence,
and a Voice said: ‘what are you doing here?’”
(1 Kings 19:12–13)
Be the presence of God with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for the people of Nepal.

Palm Sunday to Easter!

Greetings Everyone,

What a wonderful Holy Week we shared at FPMG! The quilts that we spread before his feet on Palm Sunday were splendid… as were the lilies on Easter morning! We served one another by washing each others hands, feasted with the Lord’s Supper and experienced the darkening of life with the Maundy Thursday Tenebrae. On Good Friday we welcomed friends from around the county to the community service held here and after hearing the story of that day, any who so chose were able to nail their sin to the cross before leaving in silence.

If you weren’t able to be with us this year for these spiritually deepening services we hope you can join us for them next year!

In Peace,

Deb.

Chili Cookoff Great Success

On Friday January 30th, First Pres hosted their first “annual” chili cookoff.  The event was organized, publicized, and managed by the church’s Growth & Evangelism Committee.  The event was an outreach to the community, not a fundraiser.

There were over 75 people in attendance, a lot of church members, but a lot from the community as well and everyone had a great time enjoying 1 or more bowls of chili by any of 12 very competitive entries.  We also served about 60 hot dogs to round out the menu.

Entries included:

  • Rumblin, Bumblin, Grumblin Chili
  • Better than my husband’s Chili
  • Shamrock Chili
  • Howard Hanna Hot Stuff
  • Kickin Chicken
  • Kid’s Favorite Chili
  • …. and others that this writer doesn’t remember!

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Miller Family Baptism

On Sunday January 11, 2015, the children of Mike and Candice Miller were baptized into the church of Jesus Christ during worship at First Presbyterian Church.

Kagan, (age 13), Emma (age 8) and Lily (age 6) were baptized through the symbolic trickling of water over the head while proud parents looked on.

Kagan

Kagan receiving baptism

After the Sacrament of Baptism was performed, Pastor Deb presented all three children to the congregation and they were welcomed with applause.

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Presenting Kagan, Emma, and Lily to the congregation