Veterans at First

Following Veterans Day last Friday, we recognized members of First Presbyterian Church who are veterans of the armed forces during the fellowship lunch on Sunday. We thank each one for his or her service.

October 23, 2016: Living Between Grace and Gratitude: Trial


An audio file of the sermon from October 23 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Genesis 22:1-19 and Hebrews 11:17-19.   “At the last possible moment, when Abraham has raised the knife, finally God’s messenger stops it. The Dutch artist Rembrandt thought long and hard about how to paint this moment, because … [Read more…]

A Video Walk-Through


This video shows a walk through the back part of the former tire and appliance store we are renovating to serve the community on Washington Street. You can begin to see it coming together! The video begins at the back of the large multi-purpose space, with the kitchen/snack area to your left. We then simply … [Read more…]

The Revival Building

The building across Washington Street has been known informally as “the Clem building” and the “Cross the Street” building for many years. Now as it takes shape as fully renovated ministry space, it has a name. The Building Commission of the Session worked hard on the name. They wanted something right for a church building … [Read more…]

Why Do We Say a Creed Every Sunday in Worship?

Why do you go on saying a Creed, usually the Apostles’ Creed, every Sunday in worship? There are plenty of church consultants and others who actively encourage churches to let it go. It’s not interesting, they say, and people don’t know what it means. Perhaps it becomes rote words and people stop paying attention. All … [Read more…]