We have 11 youth and 6 adults traveling to El Salvador in May. This will be a first for our youth group, never having taken such a large group to El Salvador. Our youth participants have been committed to participating in a large number of youth and church activities. They ask for the church's prayers and support as they work toward their goal. Contributions may be given to youth leader Geri Doll, or the Church Office.
Rev. Dr. Brent Johnston of First Presbyterian Church Wichita invites you to join him on a unique journey to northern Italy and Switzerland.
We have chosen these areas because of the rich historical, cultural and religious layers they offer to globe trekkers. We base our program first in Milan, the cultural and business capital of Italy. The glorious gothic cathedral is one of the most impressive in the world. We will complement a visit to the “Duomo” with visits to other early Christian sites as this was one of the first centers of Christianity in the Roman world and several impressive monuments give us a window into the life, beliefs and practices of these early generations. We will travel to nearby Bergamo, a beautiful medieval city, and the breathtaking Lake Como. Our journey continues to Switzerland to visit Geneva, the city of Calvin. There we will have an opportunity to explore the context of the rise of the Reform tradition as well as early Christian roots there. En route to Geneva we will pass through the Aosta valley and explore the magnificent Mont Blanc that separates Italy from France. Our program balances guided visits, cultural and culinary opportunities and enough leisure time to explore sites at your own pace. Come join us for a memorable and enriching program!
Human history is rich with tales of globe trekkers who have gained valuable insight about themselves and the world around them through the discovery and exploration of cultures outside their own. People who travel the globe begin a lifelong journey of worldly citizenship.
The experience of traveling together to places of great historical, religious and cultural significance is deeply transformative. Explore some of the experiences of our travelers through their words.
24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton is our new small group study for Lent. Here is the link to the promotional video:https://youtu.be/NIOVIyeYR4o Sign up for the small groups will be in The Well. Beginning February 14, the first Sunday in Lent (besides being Valentine’s Day), begins the Lenten Journey for six weeks. It has been said that the Holy land is the fifth Gospel and Adam Hamilton will walk the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Christ) so that we might better understand the story and the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us. Each participant is invited to buy the book and the devotion that goes along with Adam Hamilton’s DVD lesson. You can buy your own book and devotion at the church office for $6 and $8 dollars. Remember these small groups are an excellent way to invite your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to a study that will deepen their faith and allow them to make new friends and possibly discover First Church as a community of faith that will nurture their faith.
The Worship and Music Committee is proud to announce a new worship service that will happen in The Well on the first Sunday of the month starting February 7, 2016. We have decided to call it “12:15 Encounter” because the service will begin at 12:15 pm and it will be based on Jesus’ Encounter with the Woman at the well in the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel. (Catching title isn’t it?)
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.