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September 17, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Dear family and friends of First Pres, Thank God from whom all blessings flow that each of us made it through Irma this week! Some or you escaped to the mountains of North Carolina while some of you made it as far as Valdosta. Some are saying our state’s evacuation was the largest mass evacuation […]

September 10, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, Today, we welcome the Rev. Liudmila Hernandez from El Centro Presbytery of Cuba. Rev. Liudmila is the full time pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Sancti Spiritus, as well as having oversight responsibility for the Presbyterian Churches in Taguasco and Meneses. Born and raised in Havana, Rev. Liudmila graduated from the […]

September 3, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, This past week we were once again reminded of the fragility of life as Stetson student, 19 year old Nick Blakely, died after feeling unwell following a football practice session. Our hearts go out to Nick’s family as well as the whole Stetson Community and I would ask that you […]

August 27, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, Ladies, as you look around today you may notice that a number of you are wearing a blue pashmina. This is the item of clothing of choice that the Presbyterian Women (PW) wear as a symbol that they are involved in a PW circle. The circles will begin to gather […]

August 20, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Dear family and friends of First Pres, A week does not go by without someone from the larger DeLand community pulling me aside and saying something about our preschool. I’ve met men and women well into their late fifties telling me, “I remember I went there as a little kid and my own grandchildren have […]

August 13, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Dear family and friends of First Pres, Last Saturday morning Cathy Campbell’s team distributed markers and other supplies to local kids in need at the annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway.  It’s a wonderful ministry where churches and other helping agencies come together and provide basic resources for our kids heading back to school this upcoming week.  […]

August 6, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Dear family and friends of First Pres, Last Sunday was an amazing display how the Body of Christ works together in a symphonic play of beauty. I was so proud of the flock of this church as so many dropped what they were doing and hosted a very meaningful Service to the Witness of the […]

July 30, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, Last week at the 8 and 11 am worship services we sang a hymn Entitled, ‘God is Calling through the Whisper.’ It poses the question, can we hear the calling? We enter into the month of August this coming week and we begin to turn our minds to Fall (yes, I […]

July 23, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, WOW!  What an amazing week! VBS brought in over 90 children each day, along with the 50+ volunteers who turned up to help each day.  Everyone learnt that God’s Heroes (yes, that means us) have Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope and Power and it was all tied together with the Bible […]

July 16, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Dear friends, Tomorrow is the day! Yes, Vacation Bible School is here. Many of you have noticed the colorful bulletin boards and decorations in some of the classrooms and hallways. Please take a moment to thank Lynn Sorensen for her vision, preparations and her time. I am very appreciative of the many volunteers who came […]