Pastor’s Message 7.6.18

I send you a special thank you for your continued prayers for our members who are in the hospital, rehab, skilled nursing facilities, or home bound. Whenever I tell someone I am visiting that their church family is praying for them, they are so grateful! Some say, “Tell them to keep praying” or...

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Join Us for Lemonade!

A reminder: Our Lemonade on the Lawn gathering is back for the summer. But, this year we are gathering between services (9:45 a.m. to 10:20) and we’re meeting in the back of the church. Join us! It is a wonderful time to see friendly faces and introduce yourself to someone...

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The Theology of Justice

In his June 17 sermon on the theology of justice,  Pastor J.C. Austin included a strong condemnation of the policy of separating families at the border. While some circumstances have changed since that sermon, this issue remains a concern. A number of people have asked what they can do to respond and how the Presbyterian...

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David Macbeth Visits South Africa

Music Director David Macbeth writes: If anyone needs me, I’ll just be on the other side of the World! Hello, and happy summer to First Presbyterian Church! You may notice that I’m not in my normal seat at the organ during the first three Sundays of July this year.  My family...

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Pastor’s Message 6.29.18

Log College Project Update About a month ago, I wrote to you that we had been chosen as one of 53 congregations to participate in the “Log College Project” of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. I am pleased to give you a brief update and invite...

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Keith Brown becomes Pastor Emeritus

Click to hear Rev. Keith Brown honored as FPCB’s first Pastor Emeritus, in a special ceremony during the June 24, 2018 worship service. Speakers include Pastor J.C. Austin, Session member Gail Watts, and Keith. Pastor J.C. Austin quoted from the Letter to the Ephesians to point out that Keith had...

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Pastor’s Message 6.22.18

Visiting ‘Thin Places’ In Celtic Christianity, there is a notion of “thin places.” A thin place is somewhere that the barrier between heaven and earth is thin, where one can see through to the other side and experience something of its wonder, hope, and peace. Many Christians, particularly Presbyterians, talk...

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Alice’s Poetry

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ALICE ‘S POETRY Many FPCB members are aware of the loving marriage of Alice and Ed McCarroll and that, following Alice’s death, Ed discovered a shoe box filled with poetry and short stories Alice had written in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Determined to share her words with others,...

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In Memoriam

The First Presbyterian Church family offers our love and sympathy to the families of: Parke W. Musselman, 91, June 9, 2018 Attorney Robert (Bob) H. Littner, 86, June 10, 2018 Evelyn E. Hole, 99, June 15, 2018.            

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