Short term Bible Study

The next short-term Bible study will begin in April.  The book we will be using to study is "The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian" written by Brian D. McLaren.

Alberta is currently taking orders for the books.  At this time she can order it for $11.00 per book (compared to $12.++ on Amazon), so call Alberta and get your book ordered.  She intends to order the books no later than Tuesday, March 20th, so get your order in now.

This study is a four week study.  As in the past, there will be two chances to attend a study - Wednesday class will begin on April 11 at 1:00 p.m. - Sunday classes will begin on April 15 at 9:15 a.m.  You can pay for the book the first day of class.

Pastor John is excited about this study and feels there will be great discussions comin out of this study, so if you've been putting off attending a study, this could be the one you want to attend!

Easter Sunday Breakfast Needs

On Sunday, April 1st, FPC will celebrate the Lord's resurrection.  We will begin the morning with a breakfast for congregation and visitors.  We are in need of a few egg casseroles.  If you would like to make a casserole, please contact the Church office and Alberta will add your name to the list for casseroles. 

We thank you for helping, and we invite everyone to come join us as we celebrate our Lord's resurrection.

Mowing Volunteers Needed

Once again we are looking for volunteers to do the lawn mowing at the Church and manse.  Please contact Alberta if you can help, or sign up on the sheet provided in the Narthex.  With sufficient volunteers, each individual would mow two to three times throughout the season.

Easter Lilies

- Let’s celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord by honoring and remembering our loved ones.  PW has again ordered lilies to decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday.  The cost of each lily is $15.00. 

If you would like to purchase a lily, there will be order forms available on Sunday in the bulletin.  Please  fill out the order form, make your check payable to: First Presbyterian Church and write “Lily” on the memo. 

You may either place this order form, along with your check or cash payment, in the offering plate or you may leave it on Alberta’s desk in the church office. You can also mail your payment in with the order form. 

You will be able to take your lily home after the Easter Sunday service.  Thank you.  


Holy Week Schedule

March 25 - Palm Sunday begins Holy Week with Worship Services at 10:45 a.m.

March 29 - We will celebrate Maundy Thursday with Worship Services at 5:30 p.m.  Communion will be served.

March 30 - We celebrate Good Friday with a time of quiet meditation in the Sanctuary from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

April 1 - Yes, Easter Sunday will be celebrated on April Fools.  We begin with an Easter breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt for the children at 10:00 a.m.  We will then have Worship services at 10:45 a.m. with Communion.

Please join us this Holy Week to Praise God for sending Jesus Christ, Our Lord!

Happening This Week - Tuesday, March 13 through Monday, April 1

Tuesday, March 13 - Eat, Pray, Meditate meets at Noon in the Burt Library.

Wednesday, March 14 - Lucado Bible study class meets at 1:00 p.m.     Choir practice at @ 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 18 - Worship Services at 10:45 a.m.      Deacons meet at 11:45 a.m.

Monday, March 19 - Spring Break for Independence Schools         Property/Maintenance committee meets at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20 - Eat, Pray, Meditate meets at Noon in the Burt Library.

Wednesday, March 21 - Choir practice at @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 23 - April Newsletter deadline is at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 25 - Palm Sunday - Worship services at 10:45 a.m.

Monday, March 26 - Evangelism/Membership committee meets at 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 29 - Maundy Thursday services at 5:30 p.m. - Communion will be served

Friday, March 30 - Good Friday - the Sanctuary will be open from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for guided meditation.  Lilies will be delivered at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 1 - Easter Sunday - come join us for Easter breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids at 10:00 a.m. and then Easter Worship services with communion at 10:45 a.m.   Everyone is invited to join all activities and take communion with us.






Gentle Stretching Classes - Parlor

The Gentle Stretching Classes have begun again.  Classes meet in the Parlor on the following dates & Times:

          Mondays at 8:30 a.m.

         Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

         Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

         Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.


Contact Val DeFever for more information and to verify the dates and times of meetings.



Braum's Sacks

Commodities Distribution has requested help in collecting the big Braum's sacks with handles.  At least 160 bags are used for each distribution.  If you would like to share your sacks, please bring them by the church office and Alberta will deliver them to First United Methodist Church.  Only the big sacks with the handles are used.