500th Anniversary Commemoration Events at FPC

As a kick-off to our fall celebration leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, on Rally Day, September 10, our Presbyterian Scottish heritage will be celebrated with a Kirkin’ of the Tartan service. The Rev. Peter Marshall, a native of Coatbridge, Scotland, is believed to have originated this service when he was pastor at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., to raise funds for British war relief during World War II. The display of colorful tartans to the stirring sounds of bagpipes celebrates the struggle of our Scottish ancestors to affirm and establish that our Lord Jesus Christ alone is Head of the Kirk (the Scottish word for Church). Worship at 9:30 am, Sunday School at 10:40 am and 11:30 am Picnic!

Adult Sunday School Line Up for the Fall – 9:45 – 10:45am

Sept 10: Overview of the Reformation with Rev. Al Butzer (Sunday School at 10:40am on Sept 10)

Dr. Beverly Zink-Sawyer

Sept 17: Reformed Worship with Dr. Beverly Zink-Sawyer

Sept 24: 1517: The Beginning of the Movement with Rev. Larry Ugarte

Oct 1: Protestant Family Tree with Rev. Emily Beghin & Jacqui Horton

Oct 8: Theology that We Confess with Rev. Walt Huntington

Oct 15: Reformation Comes to America with Rev. Sel Harris

Oct 22: Music and the Reformation with Music Director, David Kunkle

On October 29: Reformation SundayBeing Reformed Now with Dr. Louis B.

Dr. Louis B. Weeks

Weeks, 9:30am Worship, 10:40am Sunday School, 11:15am Lunch

Kirk Night Series – 5:45 – 7:30pm on Wednesdays

Dr. Patricia Vesely

October 4: A Tour of the Protestant Reformation with Dr. Patricia Vesely

October 11: Martin Luther and Katarina, his wife. The runaway nun and the renegade monk. Their marriage made waves in reformed thinking. More on the life of Luther. with Rev. Larry Ugarte

October 18: John Calvin, Gout, Tuberculosis,  and Migraines: The Significance of John Calvin’s Body on His Thoughts with Rev. Criag Wansink

October 25th: Reformer: John Knox, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Randy DuVall and Jacqui Horton

*Learn more about the Reformation at the Presbyterian Women’s Association’s Gathering, September 18, at 9:45am. in Stanton Hall.  “Meet the Women of the Reformation” will be the program, with guest speaker/storyteller Ellen Clements presenting Teresa of Avila (reformer within the Catholic Church).