We are celebrating our bicentennial in worship at 10:00 a.m. on June 9. We would be honored if you were willing to join us for this festive day. The service will include a choral anthem commissioned for the occasion by Joseph Martin, a renewal of baptismal vows, and questions for the church of Jesus Christ today as we embrace a new era of ministry. We are celebrating our bicentennial in worship at 10:00 a.m. on June 9. We would be honored if you were willing to join us for this festive day. The service will include a choral anthem commissioned for the occasion by Joseph Martin, a renewal of baptismal vows, and questions for the church of Jesus Christ today as we embrace a new era of ministry. Stay afterwards for a slice of birthday cake!
Every year we are eager to invite faith leaders throughout our community to reflect on a common theme as we prepare for Easter. This year's theme is: Ordinary. We have asked our speakers to share a story when they experienced God in something ordinary.
March 13: Lisa Kaufer, First Presbyterian Church
March 20: Wes Duff, Breiel Church of God
March 27: Michelle Terry, Bethlehem Lutheran Church
April 3: Terry Kukuk, Presbytery of the Miami Valley
April 10: Mark Monroe, Second Baptist Church
Lunch begins at noon and we generally end around 12:45. Stay afterwards for a conversation on the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren.
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be held in Fellowship Hall with a light supper and the creation of a Lent-in-a-Box at 6:00 p.m. A service with imposition of ashes will be at 6:30 p.m. with music by Joyful Noize.
Lent in a Box is a set of devotional materials to help God’s children of all ages prepare for the great mystery of Easter. Assemble your set of materials during the Ash Wednesday service on March 6.
The Middletown Ministerial Alliance is hosting an MLK Service at Central Connections (formerly The Senior Center). The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 27th at 4:00 p.m. The theme this year is "Faith-based Responses to Hate." There will be a panel with representatives from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions.
Donna wrote "Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer" in hopes that others could live radiantly, despite their cancer journey. The beauty of Donna's story is that she had to be prodded to her understanding pf God's role in her life. Her ever present optimism and sense of humor are sprinkled throughout, making it a compelling and inspirational talk that is sure to touch the lives and hearts of everyone.
No reservations necessary. Light refreshments will be served.
2019 is looking to be an exciting year as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of First Church. We have a team planning all sorts of different ways to celebrates. If you have any ideas, please share them with Bill Bursk. Throughout the year, you’ll discover lots of interesting historical tidbits and other fascinating facts relating to our history. Look for Bicentennial Bits in your weekly bulletin beginning January 6.
Each month in PresbyNews, we’ll be including a photo with corresponding information for a Prayer Walk through the church. See if you can find the space in the church represented in the photo and you’ll discover more info and a beautiful prayer by Dianne Gerber.