This two events will serve as a fundraiser for our students attending MIX and MOVE Summer Conferences 2024.

This is a great time for a date night or to get some Christmas shopping done. FPC Youth Group will offer babysitting services for parents and guardians wishing to find some alone time in the midst the holiday season. (Supervised, of course, by background checked and Child Safety trained adults.) Parents can drop off their kids and hit the town.

Children ages 12 months–Grade 5 are welcome to attend.
(6mo-5th grade for FPC church members)

Cost is $15 per child with a family maximum of $45.
(Families of more than three age-appropriate children will be charged a maximum of $45.)

RSVPing is required, no walk-ins.
Register by Dec 6 for Dec 8

Feel free to bring your kiddos favorite blanket and pillow for movie time.

Drop Off: 5-6 PM
Pick Up: 8:00 PM (late pickup fee may apply)

Dinner: Kids should come having eaten dinner.
Snacks: A snack will be provided.

302 N Maxwell     
Corner of Ashley & Broadway     

     Dri Bayer

May 2023 Reverend Reflections

Hello First Presbyterian Church,

This is my last Reverend Reflection before my family and I depart for Ohio, and I want to use this space to simply say, “Thank you.” 

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you and to know you these past five years. It has been a great privilege of mine to have served as your pastor, and I am thankful that you gave me this opportunity. You took a risk in hiring me as your pastor. I had never served as a pastor on staff at a church before First Presbyterian Church. My only experience had been as a chaplain in a hospital or as a pastoral intern, but by God’s grace you took a flier on me. For that I am profoundly grateful. This experience has changed my life.

It is my most sincere prayer that I have served you and our God well. I know my faults all too well, and I know that you also witnessed them in me. It is my comfort that God deals with me according to his grace and love, and I thank you for dealing with me in the same spirit. You bore with me and showed me love during my time at First Pres. I can only hope that I have honored your love through my labor on your behalf. 

May you continue to grow in the likeness of Christ long after I am gone and may the next pastor benefit from having served here as much as I have. I am confident of this hope, because I am confident of Christ’s work in you. 

You will always hold a special place in my heart and story, and you will always be in my prayers. I hold much love in my heart for you, First Presbyterian Church. Thank you.

The Lord bless and keep you, now and forever, world without end.

In Chirst,
Jonathan +

This Week at FPC

Spring Break Meet Up
For those around during spring break, we are going to have a bring your own picnic at the Bob Henry Park on March 22 at 5:00 p.m. We will meet at the pavilion by the main playground. All are welcome!

Church Information Survey

If you haven’t already, please fill out our brief survey, which includes questions from the CIF. This is the last day to complete the survey. 

Adult CE Survey

The Christian Education (CE) Committee has sent out personalized emails to the congregation to participate in the Adult CE survey. If you did not receive an email, you can still participate at and be sure to check with the church office to update your info. All surveys are anonymous.

Holy Week
Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday
Wednesday, April 5 – Stations of the Cross (6-7:30 p.m.)
Friday, April 7 – Good Friday Service (6 p.m.)
Saturday, April 8 – Easter Eggstravaganza (10:30 a.m.)
Sunday, April 9 – Community Sunrise Service at Chautauqua Amphitheater (6:30 a.m.); FPC Easter Sunday Service (10:30 a.m.)

Spring Break
No Sunday School, Youth Group, Family Gathering, or Evening Office from March 19-26.

Hidden Word Class
A 6-week scripture memory class for children 3rd grade and above, including middle schoolers on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. April 29 – May 3. Students will be challenged, as Psalm 119:11 says, to hide God’s word in their hearts. There will be prizes and an opportunity for students to share their word with the congregation. Please pre-register your students at so we know how many to expect. High School students who want to be helper-teachers can sign up there as well.

Easter Eggstravaganza
Mark your calendars for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. We’ll have fellowship, refreshments and an egg hunt for the kiddos. In the case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be inside. We have many empty eggs from last year, but you can bring candy donations and place them in the gray baskets at each entrance now through April 2.

Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, April 5, we will have an Experiential Stations of the Cross downstairs in the classrooms for all ages. Walk through at your own pace anytime between 6-7:30 p.m. This will be the Family Gathering activity for the evening. The Hidden Word Class and those attending Evening Office are encouraged to go with their families after their class/office.

Youth Rummage Sale

As you do your spring cleaning, set aside and box up your donatable items for our youth’s final fundraiser! The youth will collect donated items to sell the week of April 23 and have a rummage sale during the Dogwood Festival.

This Week at FPC

CFAC Family Fun Festival: April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, and the Children & Family Advocacy Center will close out this emphasis month with the annual Family Fun Festival & 5K in Rogers on Friday, April 26. The event will feature a variety of events, food and fun, and community support is needed to make the event a success. There are many volunteer opportunities the day of the event, so please consider supporting this Outreach partner by signing up for a volunteer role using the link below. Contact Matt Reddin if you have questions.