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November 12, 2020
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Advent Small Groups

African American Spirituals: Monday and Wednesday Nights during Advent The Monday and Wednesday Small Groups are excited to invite you to join us in our next study […]
November 4, 2020

Stewardship 2021

Our Stewardship campaign for 2021 is off and running, and now is the time to consider your pledge to fulfilling our vision for the coming year. […]
October 26, 2020
a city skyline at dawn with the text "Shalom of the City"

November: Shalom of the City

Inspired by God’s words in Jeremiah 29:1-9, this month we focus on the welfare of the larger community in which we live, the Shalom of the […]
October 16, 2020
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Gifts Around the World

The virtual Gifts Around the World campaign to support some of our missionaries starts Sunday, October 18! The catalog of gifts is available from this link […]
September 29, 2020
a sketch drawing of two hands reaching toward each other, reminiscent of Adam and God in Michaelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" with the text "Social Shalom"

October: Social Shalom

For October our Shalom focus will be on interpersonal relationships. From the Sunday sermon series and Morning Prayer topics to virtual events and recommended readings, there […]
September 15, 2020
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September Sermon Series: Pilgrim’s Progress

Pastor Johanna’s September sermon series, Pilgrim’s Progress: The Christian Journey seeks to glean insight as to the nature of the Christian journey from John Bunyan’s famous […]
August 28, 2020
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Shalom Podcast Episode

The latest episode of 1stCast dives into FPCC’s theme for the coming year: Shalom – Peace and Wellness in all aspects of life. In this podcast, […]
August 28, 2020
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Walk the Exodus

To kick off our year of thinking about Shalom, we begin in September with Shalom of the Body, and an ambitious project to come together to […]
August 25, 2020
a black and white photo of a woman from behind holding a sign over her head reading "Black Lives Matter", rainbow stripes down the sides of the photo, and a bar across the bottom reading "Presbyterians affirm Black Lives Matter", and the PCUSA logo in the top right

Presbyterian Week of Action for Racial Justice

In July we took a 21-Day Challenge to educate ourselves on racial justice. This week the Presbytery is sponsoring a Week of Action for Racial Justice, […]
April 5, 2019

First Press: April/May

God’s Pick-Me-Up by Darryl McCollum, CLP The middle of March was turning out to be very stressful. It seemed as if every aspect of life was […]
February 7, 2019

First Press: February / March

Pastor Notes by Darryl McCollum, CLP Happy New Year – I know by the time this is read the baby New Year will have learned to […]