The Sewer project has begun to relocate the sewer line running underneath the Case Building. The Sports Court will be dug up to replace and redirect the existing sewer line to then run along the West parking lot that buttress against the building. Parking in the South lot, Broadway street will be limited and parking in the West lot during the week will be non-existent. We will need to park in the 11 spaces allocated for us across from the 20th Century building. And other places like Envision on Sunday or metered or possibly lot across from Economy Corner that the Catholic Church owns when we have a funeral. We will let you know with weekday updates how to access the building and where to park during this time of Construction.
FAITH, FAMILY, AND SAFETY …PROTECT WHAT MATTERS.
Saturday July 27, 2019 8a.m.-2p.m. OR Saturday August 17, 2019 8a.m.-2p.m.
MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY AND PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SAFE. IF YOU’RE UNPREPARED DURING A CRITICAL SITUATION. IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE.
With the recent tragedies in Pittsburgh and now more than ever, The FPC Facilities Commission is offering FREE training workshop for your place of worship. This is a highly valuable event, whether your place of worship already has a safety team, or you are thinking of developing a new one, this is a workshop you cannot afford to miss. This course will provide guidelines, suggestions and reasonable best practices to follow for anyone thinking of having a safety team. The training is designed to assist in facilitating a safe and secure environment that is not only responsive and proactive, but also synergizes a strong foundation within the operational framework of your mission. Coffee, Juice, and donuts will be available at 7:30am. Light lunch will also be provided.
Please RSVP to FPC church office 3 days prior to the event date that you are attending at (316) 263-0248.
Aug 10, 2019 10:00 a.m. - p.m.
The Back-to-School Backpack Bash is rapidly approaching. It's hard to believe it's been a year! Last year, your generosity provided school supplies-not only for the refugee kids who had already arrived, but for all of the new refugee students who arrived during the school year!
We hope to repeat that success with enough supplies for at least 500 refugee students.
On August 10th, we will once again provide a school supply ‘store’ for refugee families who need help getting ready for the coming school year, along with a casual lunch and special activities. Before you know it, August will be here. So, plan early to participate in the fun!
We can't do this without you! We need supplies and volunteers!
You can sign up to volunteer or make a donation toward the many school supplies and backpacks that will be needed.
SUPPLIES: Please see the list below and leave your donations in the box by the office in July
or early August. We appreciate monetary donations for school supplies as well—be sure to note the designation for the school supply drive.
School supplies needed:
We need a few volunteers who can transport families to our event email@example.com or 316-841-6553.
Join us every Sunday following the 9:30 a.m. worship service in the Well for "And the Conversation Continues." Pastor Brent is preaching a sermon series entitled, "The Politics of Power: The Rise and Fall of David." We will explore for six weeks, beginning June 16, how David rose to power, used power, and abused power. Brunch will be provided with a suggested donation of $5.00 in the Well to discuss your feedback from Pastor Brent's sermon.
Starting this summer, First Church will have a program for parents or caregivers with young children (0-5 year’s old). This playgroup is designed to meet once a month and allow great enrichment opportunities, socialization, and involvement in the life of the church for both children and adults. Be on the look-out for more information coming out soon. For questions, contact Liz Norris.
After a successful fundraising opportunity with Big, Bang, Bingo…..and the not so Silent Auction last fall, the Christian Education and Fellowship Committee happily reports TWO initiatives in action that are utilizing the $4,000 raised. The committee’s vision is to utilize the money for educational opportunities that enhance or boost our Christian experience and connection with each other.
To begin, CE&F recognizes that parents in our congregation with young children between the ages of 0-5 need an outlet to connect and do family, friendly outings. Thus, a Playgroup will begin this summer that meets once a month where parents or caregivers with youngsters do themed outings that allow socialization, enrichment for children, and engagement in the life of our church. The financial support subsidizes the cost of activities and the time of the Playgroup Coordinator.
First Church Cares…..Cards is the second program that CE&F has already put into action since February. This creative and heart-warming outreach increases communication and connection with members within our church family. With handwritten notes of love and encouragement, ten cards are mailed out every month to individuals or family units. The purpose of this program is to recognize member needs and nurture relationships. The financial support aids the cost of card stock, envelopes, and postage.
Our Big, Bang, Bingo…..and the not so Silent Auction will return again this fall! Looking forward to seeing you all there with your super hero capes and making a difference in the lives of others!
Truly, summer is a great time to adjust to a new rythym in the life of the Church once Pentecost has come and gone. Those who normally attend the 8:30 AM service in the Chapel and 10:45 AM service in the Sanctuary get to attend the 9:30 AM service in the Sanctuary. Long time members get reintroduced as new friendships are made and strengthened.
According to the liturgical calendar, we are in Ordinary Time which is anything but ordinary when you consider that the church has been sent in the power of the Spirit to proclaim and embody the Good News of Jesus Christ. Thus, it should come as no surprise that summer is a great time to send our Youth on mission trips. Our children will be engaged in VBS and Games Camp. Our Camp (Whispering Winds) will be busy receiving groups when the pool opens. Please join us for any or all of the Summer activities found on this website.