Heritage Sunday will be October 25 at First Presbyterian Church. There will be a free pancake breakfast at 9 AM, and no Sunday School. There will be one service at 10:45 AM. A Celtic Concert will follow service in The Well. The Rev. Jim Friedewald, former Associate Pastor, will be our guest preacher. Come and celebrate First Church's Scottish Heritage. Dress accordingly! Archives will be open for tours at 9 AM.
Join Us On October 11 from 3-7 pm. Fall Festival is 3 to 5 pm. Vespers is at 5 pm. Chili Cook-Off at 6:00 pm.
The crisp fall air signals that it’s time for our annual Vespers Service and Chili Cook-off at Whispering Winds Camp! The term “vespers” simply refers to an evening service. The service has a contemplative feel and centers around readings from Scripture, songs and prayer. This service will be planned for all ages to participate in.
After the service, join us in the Lodge to enjoy a variety of chili, sides, and Halloween themed desserts. The Camp Committee will provide the drinks and table service. Please bring enough food (chili or sides) for your family plus 4 people so that we can all sample your favorite recipe! There will be a $5 entry fee if you would like to compete in the chili cook-off competition. The money collected from the entry fees will be added to the camp restoration fund. At the end of the evening the chili cook-off winner and best Halloween dessert will be awarded a gift card. (Feel free to bring your famous chili even if you don’t wish to participate in the competition).
If you’re not familiar with Whispering Winds Camp, why not join us on October 11th and check out what we have to offer? Maps can be found on the table across from the main church office or you can access additional camp information at www.whisperingwindscamp.org. See you there! Kids fun activities will begin at 3:00 pm.
Join us on the 2nd Monday night of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm for Celtic Music at The Well. A group of local musicians practice and play Celtic music and Mountain music. Sometimes they even dance to the tune (https://youtu.be/jWjW92ZctCA). Enjoy your favorite Latte or Smoothie prepared by our Baristas waiting to serve you.
The Divine Conspiracy: Jesus' Master Class for Life by Dallas Willard is our next congregation wide small group study. John Ortberg interviews Dallas Willard on his seminal book The Divine Conspiracy that reveals what God is up to in Jesus Christ. Dallas Willard was the professor of Philosophy at USC. You can purchase this book on Amazon or Christian Books Distributor. We will even have some for sale. This DVD based study comes with a study guide. We will have a facilitator training on September 20 following the 2nd service in Hobbs. Small group sign-ups will happen on September 20 and 27 in The Well. Small groups will begin on October 4 and run for six weeks.
Here is the You Tube link to the Divine Conspiracy DVD based study: https://youtu.be/4UAl1U0M8jc
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