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Free KSO Chamber Music Recital on September 26th

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will again partner with First Presbyterian Church to present three FREE Community Chamber Music Recitals this year. The first recital will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 7 pm in the FPC sanctuary. It will feature The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Artists in Residence, who will be performing their all-new…

Sunday Worship Time to Remain at 10:00 AM

Thank you to the more than one hundred twenty people who responded to the recent survey from the Worship and Music Committee concerning our Sunday morning worship time. We appreciate the many thoughtful responses we received and have tried to look at all sides of the discussion.  The proposal to change our starting time was…

SEEDS Worship Begins September 9th

Starting September 9th, Saturday Evening services at Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church begin at 5:00 p.m. and are focused on growing the community in a new time and in new ways.  All who come to worship (including children) are welcome to take notes, color outside the lines, or tweet their thoughts as we celebrate God’s love together.

Spooktacular Songs!

Elizabeth Bruce (organist at FPC) and friends will present a family-friendly concert on October 15th at 3pm. This event will feature some “scary” organ songs (e.g. Phantom of the Opera and Bach’s (in)famous Toccata in d minor) that aren’t quite fitting for Sunday mornings, but are definitely fitting for Sunday afternoons! Elizabeth and special musical…

Vine Street Paint Project: September 23rd and 30th

Plans are in process for the renewal of our Vine Neighborhood Home Painting Project! And, we will need LOTS of volunteers to help with equipment, food, water, and all the support tasks, as well as with the painting itself. We are scheduled for two Saturdays: September 23 and 30. We have a homeowner eager to…

Celebration with The Zamel Family

A Celebration Potluck Dinner in honor of the Zamel family, refugees from Syria, will be held in the church dining room this Thursday, August 17, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share (no pork dishes, and any with meat should be labeled to indicate if the meat is Halal).  All members…

Live Generously

“Live Generously”, is the theme of the 2017 Stewardship Campaign. It is more than what we do with our financial resources – though that is important. To live generously, we are also called to be open to new ideas, to welcome the stranger, to volunteer often, and to forgive those who have offended us.

First Presbyterian Church is looking for a Publications Assistant

Job responsibilities include: Preparation of weekly and holiday church bulletins and announcements. Coordinate and work with volunteers to proofread each publication. Design the Presbyter monthly newsletter and coordinate the overall communications of the congregation through the gathering and receiving of information from staff, volunteers, groups in the congregation, and agencies in the community. Prepare other…

Tuesday Morning Men’s Fellowship

The Tuesday Morning Men’s Fellowship is celebrating 13 years of fellowship. From our beginning during Lent, 2004, Men’s Fellowship has been gathering on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 in the Archives Room. A few minutes in general conversation with donuts and coffee are followed by a reading and a lively and thoughtful discussion of the week’s Lectionary. More…