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May 21, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Dear Family and Friends of First Pres, Kelly and I wish to thank you for your gracious action at last week’s congregational meeting in awarding us a one-time stipend in recognition of my work here in 2016.  We have been so reminded of what a blessing it is to journey with you these last five […]

May 14, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Good Morning Family and Friends of First Pres, This morning we are having a congregational meeting at 10:40 a.m. in the sanctuary for the purpose of acting upon two recommendations from Session.  Pastor Michael will be Moderating the meeting as one of the motions is about my terms of call. The first action is the […]

May 7, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Good morning First Pres!   Kelly and I want to thank everyone for their prayers and expressions of care this week as her outpatient procedure Monday went for three days.  I brought her home Wednesday afternoon once her brand new pacemaker was duly checked out and found to be secured and functioning well. She’s doing well […]

April 30, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, Last Sunday we had a wonderful gathering for worship led by the youth of the church.  It was a meaningful, worshipful experience with the youth showing the depth and breadth of the gifts that they add to this church.  Thank you to all those involved.  This week we reflect on […]

April 23, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all,   What an amazing Lent and Easter we had this year with all the reading of, and discussion about, the book “Called” by Mark Labberton as well as the culmination of the Confirmation Class that met throughout Lent on Easter morning at the 9am worship service, where we had some […]

April 16, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

  Dear Family and Friends of First Pres! He is risen!  He is risen, indeed! Blessings this wonderful Easter morning!  If you are our guest today, we warmly welcome you and hope you will come back early and often!  We are quite an active faith community and would love for you to be a part […]

April 9, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

Greetings to one and all, Today we start Holy Week. We do so traditionally by acknowledging this today as Palm Sunday and we sing Hosannas and wave our palms at the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Yet it is also acknowledged as Passion Sunday, as this day maintains the inherent tension that exists between […]

April 2, 2017 – Pastor’s Letter

by Kristen

And a Great Good Morning to You, This morning, you are seeing many people wandering around wearing some blue T-shirts sporting a new church logo! Your Invitation and Evangelism Team has come up with this logo to help visually ground our church’s identity in the larger community.  Elder Pete Upham and his team have been […]

March 26, 2017 – Pastor’s letter

by Kristen

Good Morning First Pres Family and Friends, Who is ready for a picnic? Today following our 11:00 a.m. worship service, our fabulous Deacons are hosting a church picnic here on the church grounds!  The church will provide the    meat and the deacons are asking if everyone could bring an accompanying covered dish, then there will […]

March 19, 2017 – Pastor’s letter

by Kristen

Dear Family and Friends of First Pres, I want to take a moment and celebrate a group in our church that are, in my opinion, the unsung heroes of this congregation. The group of women and men I am referring to are our incredible Deacons! First Timothy 3.8, 9 says, “Deacons must be thoughtful, not […]