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Children:

Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-5) Sunday School and Nursery Program 

Our community's smallest members enjoy Sundays in our nursery.  While our babies and "under 2's" enjoy safe and loving care from our nursery staff and volunteers, we have created a place where preschoolers can genuinely experience the presence of God through songs, prayer, play and with lessons geared just for the curious preschooler.  We pray that each child will come to know and rely upon God through their lives.

Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th grade) Sunday School

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hildren in grades K - 5 are invited Sunday mornings for a fun time just for kids!  We want your children to learn to worship a real and loving God, so kids begin with their families at 10am in the worship service and then are dismissed a short time later for exciting games and a special bible lesson. 

 

Hangout

Free babysitting at First Presbyterian Church! This is a safe and fun place to drop off your kids while you go and do whatever you want to do on your own (can anyone say date night?!). This babysitting is free and open to anyone in the community. The only catch is that kids need to be between the ages of 3 years and 5th grade. We are open the 1st Wednesday of each month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm during the school year (starting October 3rd in 2018). We will feed the kids, and then have games and activities planned. Call the church if you need more information!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 

Held for one week every summer. Held in August for 2018. 

Youth: 

Youth Group

We offer a youth group #SWAG (formerly known as "OUR PLACE") for anyone between 5th grade and 12th grade at the church. Starting the Fall of 2018, we will split into two groups. Mondays from 6 to 7:30pm, the 5th through 8th graders will be gathering, and on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, the 9th through 12th graders will have their youth group night. Come for a fun time of games, snacks, hanging out, learning from the Bible and finding out how God's message applies to your lives. We also will be hosting Devotionals & Donuts every Sunday morning for our youth group as well! Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends!

Young Adults:

For interest in Young Adult Ministries please contact Alexis at (707) 391-9460 or email  
 

Seniors:

"Very Important People" (seniors who are 70+) meets about once a month (usually the 3rd Wednesday...check the calendar) at 11:30 - 1:00pm.  We enjoy lunch together and some activities of games, songs, etc.  We can provide transportation if you need a ride.  We do ask that you RSVP the church office at 468-9235, if you plan to come so we know how to plan!

Adult Bible Studies:

Men's Bible Study This study is open to anyone who may be interested in studying the Bible and fellowship with other men at FPCU.  We meet in the FPCU library at 7:00 am on Tuesday mornings for an hour.  We enjoy a light breakfast, chatting and a half hour of study and sharing.

Serendipity Women's Bible Study Using the Serendipity Bible for Groups, we study a complete book (which is mutually agreed upon by the group), reading a specified portion each week and answering the "cup" (ice breaker), "book" (about the text) and "heart" (life application) questions.  Since the questions are found within the pages we're reading, we are literally 'all on the same page'.  The passages are read together during our gathering, so there is no homework. We rotate the "facilitator" each week, and spend time sharing prayer requests, praises, and a light snack.  We meet at 8:30 am on Tuesday mornings for an hour and are open to anyone who may be interested studying and fellowshipping with other women at FPCU.

Sisters in Prayer (SIP) Bible Study This study group meets in the library every Tuesday at 5 pm (except summer months) for approximately one hour.  The group is open to all women, whether you attend First Pres Church or not, and for all ages.  We usually follow a written curriculum and each Bible-based study lasts up to 12 weeks.  Some recent topics have been prayer, simplicity, grace, and faith.  This is a very interactive group.  We welcome you to join us in the FPCU library.

Presbyterian Women's Association meet for a monthly interactive Bible study, the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, at 1:30 pm in the FPCU James Room.  We are an intergenerational group. All women are welcome. Please join us! If you require transportation, call Juanita at 263-5534. 

Missions  

Stitches from the Heart (Prayer Shawl Ministry)

Do you like to knit, crochet, sew, quilt…..? Would you like to learn? We have started a new ministry and our mission is to make things (shawls, lap blankets, baby caps, etc.) to give to shut-ins, new babies, or anyone who might need something cozy to cuddle up with. And along the way… you can learn a new skill, get to know each other a bit more, and have prayer time together. We meet in the church library the 2nd Saturday of each month, 9am to noon. Bring along knitting needles, crochet hooks, or any tools you might need, along with yarn. If you come with nothing in your hands but prayer, that’s OK, too. There’s no sign-up and no need to RSVP… we just want you to show up! (Men, you can come too!!) Questions? Please call Caroline Crowley at 462-8460.


 

Mission Trips - For information on our latest mission trips click on Mission Trips

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) - Our church serves as a relay center for the local shoebox effort every November. For more information on this worldwide shoebox effort click on OCC 

The OCC Appreciation Luncheon and 2018 Kickoff was August 21, 2018. Yves Dushime, an actual recipient of a Christmas shoebox, gave his testimony.  For more info click here  (Video is at the end of the article).

Local Outreach - annual events include the Easter Egg Hunt (March/April), Chili Cook-off (August/September), and Pumpkinfest (October).  For more information click on Events

 

 The Call to be Missional

What does it mean to be "missional?"  What is "missional living?" Watch an episode of the Barbara Marshall Show featuring our former Associate Pastor, Kelsey Ingalls, to find out. Click This Link