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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…

Health Ministry Committee Blood Drive: July 18

Donating blood is easy, and doesn’t take much time at all. Please consider donating! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place for the 3 weeks prior to the drive. Please sign up for a designated time, that way there won’t be long waits on the day of the drive. We need 25…

Green P’s Flower Exchange Continues: July 2

Our Flower Exchange will continue bi-weekly through the growing season. The Exchange is simple: bring some transplantable flowers in and/or take some home. (You can still take some home, even if you didn’t bring any to exchange.) Thin your beds or bring the annuals you don’t feel like planting. “Flowers” can be perennials, wildflowers, grasses,…

Summer Book Club begins July 9!

This summer we are offering a Summer Book Club based on the book, “Waking Up White (finding myself in the story of race),” by Debby Irving. The book study will take place over four weeks, beginning Sunday, July 9, at 11:15 in Room 301. The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of…

Pastor Seth’s Schedule & Pastoral Coverage

After seven years of service to our congregation, Seth Weeldreyer would be due a three-month sabbatical, according to policies of our Presbytery and congregation. However, in this time of pastoral transition, Seth has postponed consideration of a sabbatical period for the near future. In recognition of that postponement, our congregation approved one week of additional…

Iona Pilgrimage in Summer 2018?

Pastor Seth Weeldreyer is exploring details of another pilgrimage to Scotland during the summer of 2018, spending a week in the Iona Abbey. Our trip would include a couple of days touring Scotland on the way out to Iona and on return. Dates are yet to be determined. Seth is in contact with Iona staff…

Volunteers Needed – Pine Island Hope Garden

Pine Island Presbyterian Church expanded their Hope Garden in 2016 and harvested more than 5,000 pounds of vegetables that were shared with Kalamazoo residents in need. This summer, their congregation has once again planted the garden on their Q Avenue property. It is about 4 miles west of US-131. Bob Poel, their master gardener, delivered a Minute for Mission last Sunday (June…