In the Life of the Congregation 12-3-21

Give the gift of WELCOME! Greeters and ushers needed for our Christmas Eve services to welcome worshippers with abundant hospitality. For the 4:00 service, greeters will need to arrive at 3:30 pm and stay until 5:00 pm. For 7:00, arrive at 6:30 and stay through around 8:15 pm. Training and guidance will be provided. Sign up after worship today in the lobby.

Lin Linder, Chief FPC Advent Elf and other assisting elves, welcomes donations of 2 dozen cookies for cookie bags to be donated to Helmwood Health Care residents and staff. All donations are needed Dec 16 or 17, delivered to First Presbyterian Church. Cookie bags will be assembled by elves (additional elves welcomed) Saturday Dec 18 at 11:00 AM at the church, and delivered to Helmwood Healthcare on Sunday Dec 19. The elves tip their hats in thanks for any assistance!

Help care for our neighbors by serving on our FPC Room in the Inn Team: The Outreach Ministry Team is following God’s leading and organizing a team of FPC volunteers for Room in the Inn, our community cold-weather shelter for those experiencing homelessness.

Our team will serve on December 9, January 13, and February 10. There are a variety of roles available. If you are interested in serving in any capacity or have questions, contact Joy Swope. (

Painting Nursery/Preschool/Montessori Classrooms

Paint has been purchased and we’re ready to go with all supplies! Time to schedule.

o Tuesday, December 28th – 9 to 3-prep

o Wednesday, December 29th – 9 to noon – paint all walls

o Thursday, December 30th – 9 to noon – touch up and clean up

Sign up sheets are in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Cynthia Miske for more information.

We will be collecting the Christmas Joy offering through the end of December. The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s. The Offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Offering envelopes are in the pew racks.

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