Welcome. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. First Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
December 4, 2016
Rev. Tim Soule
ATTENTION MEMBERS AND FRIENDS !
PROGRESSIVE CHRISTMAS DINNER next Saturday evening,
This holiday tradition at First Presbyterian provides a wonderful time for
getting to know each other better and for the sharing of food.
The sign up sheet is posted for the Progressive Dinner.
Please check what you wish to bring to share.
The hosts/hostesses are:
5:00 Appetizers: Maria and Jerry Traynham, 24081 146th St.
6:10 Soup and Salads: Merna and Jim Roe, 705 Bellerive Court,
7:10 Desserts and Carols: Lorna and Jim Mathison, 1925 Somerset
Terrace, Leavenworth, KS
Childcare will be provided at the church at no cost to parents. Please call
the office 913-682-6891 for nursery reservations. Pizza will be provide for the children.
FROM THE PASTOR
The following programs might interest some members. More information will be in the church office. a. The City of Leavenworth has a Home Repair Program which helps qualified homeowners with basic repairs with grants up to $5,000.. b. Leavenworth County has a Weatherization Assistance Program to provide energy savings for your home (adding insulation, furnace cleaning and repair, sealing cracks). c. The City of Leavenworth has a Home Ownership Program for first-time owners or those who have not owned for 5 or more years. A fund-raising effort will soon begin for a new 3-part shelter at 3rd and Kiowa. This will house the Shelter of Hope, Welcome Central and a Day Center. Volunteers are needed for 4 shifts every night. Training is available. On Sunday, October 9 at 2p.m. our community-wide CROP Walk to end hunger will be held at Richard Warren Middle School again.
Your Mission Committee selected the Alliance Against Family Violence as the receipt for our next local mission donation drive. Pictured is an advertisement from the Leavenworth Times showing their needs (“Wish List”). Donation bins will be in the Narthex through the end of October.
Our Community Meal on Aug. 23 served 289 meals - by far, the most ever in our 18 months. Last month we served 204 and last August we served 197 - so this kept us very busy. It was quite an evening and our magnificent volunteers came through. The cooks (The Strands, Traynhams, Roes, Marge and Elaine) and our grill masters (John. Jerry, Claude, Howard and Jim) grilled over 300 hamburgers and over 50 hot dogs. The electricity went out 45
minutes before opening. You can imagine how dark our fellowship room downstairs is without light!! Becky and Tom led the frantic search for and lighting of dozens of candles. The room looked so beautiful - but, of course, was so dangerous. After prayers and phone calls, the electricity came back on a few minutes before opening.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Margie and Darrell Holland will be sponsoring English as a Second Language on Sundays at the church at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions call Margie or Darrell at 913-721-0388.
ACTIVITIES ARRANGED BY MEMBERSHIP/OUTREACH
Amount Enclosed $_______