Determining Our Future
Times & Info
Process Begins to Lead FPC to New Pastor
Interim Pastor CalledInterim Pastor CalledThe Rev. Dr. David A. Cagle began his ministry at FPC in August. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia (Presbyterian) Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, and a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in preaching from McCormick (Presbyterian) Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. Rev. Dr. Cagle served three Presbyterian congregations over the past 23 years before receiving training in interim ministry.
The Process BeginsThe Process BeginsIn January the Session presented members of the Mission Study Team: Nancy Brock, Sandy Cowden, Dave Davison, John Finguerra, Laura Fulton, Zeb Holt, Pam Pyle, Phil Reed and Hannah Whalen. The team began meeting, resolving a vision, and writing a resolution for where God is leading FPC. This resolution (Mission Study Report) will eventually guide the next group (our Pastor Nominating Committee) to the pastor God is leading us to call.
Congregational StudyCongregational StudyThe call of a new pastor is a critical event in the life of a congregation. To help us with this effort, the Mission Study Team will launch a Congregational Survey during both worship services on Sunday, February 10, to provide an important opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves going. The survey asks about our congregation’s current ministry, your own involvement, and seeks your input on your vision for our future. Completing this survey ensures that your views are heard. We ask that each member of your household age 16 and older (or any youth of any age who have been through Confirmation and joined the church) complete the survey which will be available until February 25. Link to the Congregational Survey.
- Hearing Options
To assist you in your worship participation, large print hymnal editions and hearing loops (sanctuary only) are available. To use the hearing loop, activate your T-Coil or ask for a T-Coil headset if your device does not have one built in. Please request these items from an usher and return the hymnals and hearing devices to the Narthex following the service.
- Nursery Times & Information
Ministry to our youngest children provides opportunities for them to be loved and nurtured by trained childcare givers and volunteers. We offer a warm and safe atmosphere in our nursery for children to learn, live and grow in our Christian faith from the moment of birth.
Infants – 24 months old children’s Parents may watch their child’s interaction through a one-way window in the hall outside room 131 across from the chapel. Nursery care is available during worship services, Sunday School, and special family events.
Toddler Nursery – is for children ages two and three in Room 144 during Worship services. A Sunday school class is offered during the 9:45 – 10:45 hour.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name….Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and courts with praise!
At First Presbyterian, we make weekly worship a priority. People use words like these to describe our worship: beautiful, joyful, reverent, uplifting and prayerful. Choral music and congregational singing contribute greatly to our worship as does the weekly sermon which is based on Scripture and connects the ancient sacred world of the Bible with our modern, everyday lives. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and the Sacrament of Baptism upon request.
Most Sundays we worship in the chapel at 8:30 and the main Sanctuary at 11:00 am, with a Sunday school hour in between for children youth and adults. In the summer (June through Labor Day) we worship in the sanctuary at 9:30 am.
The chapel entrance is on the Pacific Avenue side of our campus.
The sanctuary entrance is on 36th Street.
Parking is available in our large lot located one-half block north of 36th Street, between Pacific Avenue and Sea Pines Road
WHAT TO WEAR:
How people dress for worship is entirely up to them. Many people dress up for worship, but some prefer “business casual.” Some people dress more casually in the summer.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP:
At First Presbyterian we believe in raising children who are comfortable with our faith traditions and worship practices, therefore, we welcome all God’s children to attend worship. Additionally, we offer a professionally staffed nursery for babies and a program called “Wonders of Worship” for children from 4 years old through 2nd grade.