Scripture Lesson for Sunday,  July 2, 2017

Scripture Lesson: Exodus 3: 1 – 12

Summer Worship 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Our Next Associate Pastor!

Vacation Bible School

 Hero Central, Discover Your Strength in God

July 17 – 21, 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Print a Registration Form Here!

*Children 3 years (by January 1) through rising 6th graders

$25.00 per Hero

Community Garden at Beach Health Center

In an effort to provide their patients with access to healthier foods, Beach Health Clinic has started a community garden in containers on their property. If you have a large planter or pot which you no longer need that could be used for container gardening, please bring it to the church office. Thanks in advance for your help.

An Invitation to Women’s Connection

Fifteen women from First Presbyterian Church have already registered for this conference which will be held August 11-13 at the Montreat Conference Center. if you’re interested in attending sign up here and please contact Rev. Lyndsey McCall lyndsey@firstpresvb.org or Trina Marson at trinamarson@verizon.net.

Take Jesus with You!

Where’s Jesus? Wherever you go! Prove it. Take a picture of you and Jesus while you travel here, there and everywhere. Pick up your Traveling Jesus from the church office. Then send pictures with Jesus to secretary@firstpresvb.org and we will post them on our Facebook page and the website. Also add it to your own social media with #FPCTravelingJesus. Enjoy your journey with Jesus. Jesus said “…I am with you always…”   (Matthew 28:20)

Nimmo Community Garden – Growing Food for God’s People

Since 2012, members of First Pres have served as volunteer harvesters of the fresh organically grown produce which is then distributed through the First Church Food pantry. Typically, a two-hour block of time is ample to pick the produce and then deliver it to the church afterwards. If you have a couple of hours on any Tuesdays this summer please contact the church office and we will put you on the calendar!

 The Flower Ministry Needs YOU! 

Each Sunday members of our Flower Guild provide beautiful flowers for us to enjoy during our services.  Afterward, these flowers have a chance to keep on giving …  on church desks and tables and on bedside tables of members who are unable to attend services, but to do that volunteers are needed after church on Sundays or on Mondays. No particular skill is required – simply the willingness to share your time and energy to place the flowers in vases and/or deliver them.  Please sign up for a Sunday on the registration table around the corner from the church office (a team of two can also work together) and Kitty Bosher will be happy to meet with you and show you the ropes.  Please consider volunteering for this important ministry.

Volunteers Needed for FPCares Ministry

A new ministry, FPCares, is reaching out to our members who, for whatever reason, are unable to be as active in their church family as they would like to be. Please contact Susan Carden if you are willing to let them know that they are missed and keep them connected through phone calls, cards or notes, and/or visits.

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

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’ o’ 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). There are plans to offer the purchase of commemorative tartans to be used in the processional at this service, but they are not completed at this time. Stay tuned in case you want to purchase the tartan of your Scottish ancestors or purchase a tartan to honor or remember someone special.