Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, in historic Athens, Alabama!
We serve each other, the Athens community, and the world on the square in downtown Athens. Our church family is a community of believers who welcome all who come seeking the grace and peace of God.
If you are looking for a place where you will be accepted, nurtured, and nourished in your journey of faith — or if you are still examining the claims of Christianity — then you are welcome at First Presbyterian Church. We hope to see you soon!
Mexico Mission Journal – Friday & Saturday-Unidos, unidos, en su nombre, unidos. Two countries, two languages, one heart. Dear Friends, this will be the last entry in the 2017 Mexico Mission Journal. I am trying to type this as we head out on Interstate 10, having left Baytown early this morning. Because we left our hotel at 6:00 A.M., before the ... [Read more...]
Mexico Mission Journal – Thursday-Buenos tardes, amigos and amigas! We have completed our last “big” work day of the mission trip, and as I write this, the others are trying to gather in their gear and prepare to pack up early tomorrow morning before we head over to the colonias. It is the new normal for us, as we ... [Read more...]
Mexico Mission Journal – Wednesday-Hola, amigos and amigas! We have completed another great day serving the Lord in Reynosa. Yes, it was hot, but today, it was also somewhat cloudy and there was a breeze all morning. What a blessing! Today, we were scheduled to pour the ring and columns. This involves mixing lots of concrete and passing buckets ... [Read more...]
Mexico Mission Journal – Tuesday-Hello from your Mexico Missionaries What a full day we have had today! Our mornings always begin with coffee, (prepared by Doug the night before,) then a great breakfast prepared by the two Diane’s and Charles Bell, (our Weslaco FPC helper,) which is followed by our morning devotional. This morning, we spent part of our ... [Read more...]
Mexico Mission Journal – Monday-Hola, dear friends! We have spent a wonderful day serving others in the colonias today. We are following a slightly different schedule this year. The folks from Faith Ministry have requested that we arrive in the colonias a little later in the morning, so we are having breakfast at 6:00, devotional at 6:35, and departure ... [Read more...]
Mexico Mission Journal – Sunday-Greetings from your mission team in Weslaco, Texas. Guess what? It is hot in Texas today! The word on the street is that the temperature will reach the 100’s every day we are here. We will surely have some acclimating to do this week. As is our new normal, our day began on Saturday morning ... [Read more...]
May 28, 2017 – “Children’s Stories: Zaccheus-An audio file of this morning’s sermon for listening and downloading is available at this link. A downloadable PDF file of the worship bulletin is available at this link. The Scripture readings were Deuteronomy 7:7-9 and Luke 19:1-9. Here is an excerpt from the sermon: “You know from experience that when your life is ... [Read more...]
A Charge to the Congregation-This is the text of the charge Dr. Bush gave at the conclusion of worship today (and an audio file for listening and downloading is here): “There are several things I want to say to you on my last Sunday with you. “The first is a word of gratitude. The Apostle Paul puts it very ... [Read more...]
May 21, 2017 – “Children’s Stories: Jonah”-An audio recording of the sermon from May 21, 2017 is available for listening and downloading at this link. The Scripture readings are Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Matthew 12:38-45. An excerpt from the sermon: “The problem the story of Jonah puts to us is whether we’re willing to let God be God, whether we’re willing for ... [Read more...]
May 14, 2017 – Children’s Stories: Noah-An audio file of this morning’s sermon is available for listening or downloading at this link. The Scripture readings are Genesis 6-9, and Matthew 24:36-39. A downloadable PDF file of the worship bulletin is available at this link. From the sermon: “This isn’t just a story about God’s judgement against evil. It’s also about God’s ... [Read more...]