Hello First Presbyterian Church, Recently I was re-reading the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 and it struck me that in Cain’s famous rhetorical question he reveals the loss of obligation and responsibility for others that comes with humanity’s fall from a state of...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, In the gospel story John the Baptist plays the role of the “forerunner” for Jesus. In ancient times a forerunner was a person who accompanied a royal figure on a journey and ran ahead of them whenever they were approaching a city...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, After the confession of sin, assurance of pardon and passing of the peace every Sunday we sing what is called the Gloria Patri, which simply means “Glory to the Father” in Latin. It is called that because that is the first line...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, In our vision statement we have specified that over the next five years we will cultivate an awareness of God’s presence in our lives through a renewed engagement in the spiritual discipline of prayer. I have been thinking about this recently and...

Trunk or Treat 2022It's almost time for our annual Halloween event that runs in conjunction with the Siloam Springs Downtown Trick or Treat on Monday, October 31, 3:30-6:00 p.m. It's a great way to increase visibility of our church to our community and to serve our...

Hiking at Natural Falls State Park Join us for a hike & picnic at Natural Falls State Park this Saturday, September 24. We will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the parking area by the dripping springs trail (see map below). There is a $10 parking fee per...

Hello First Presbyterian Church, I recently was invited to preach at one of Sager Classical Academy’s first chapel services in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church. Christine Norvell, the Dean of the Upper School, asked me to weave some of the historical background of the church...

Hispanic Festival and Futsal TournamentThe City of Siloam Springs, the School District, FPC, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church have come together to plan and produce a Hispanic Festival (12-4 p.m.) and Futsal Tournament (8:30-11:30 a.m.; 4:30-8:30 p.m.) on Saturday, September 17. The event’s purpose is...

Hello First Presbyterian Church,On Sunday, August 14, we will be holding a congregational meeting to discuss a variety of topics. I do hope that you will plan to stay. Childcare will be provided in the nursery, for the littlest ones, and in the gym, for...

Bright FuturesBright Futures is one of our Outreach partners and is in need of backpacks for its annual distribution for students in Siloam Springs for the upcoming school year. New backpacks can be brought to the church through Sunday, July 31. There is also a need for...