Winter Storm Notification

Winter Storm Notification

It’s that time of year when winter storms may dictate our time to worship or whether other church events will happen as planned. The decision to cancel or delay is based on taking several conditions into consideration:

  • Reports on area road conditions
  • Forecasts of storm continuation
  • Predicted snow accumulations, temperature, and wind chill
  • Predicted ability of the contracted crew to keep the Church parking lot cleared
  • Conditions of city streets (are they open enough to allow access to the Church)

Please visit our Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. We also contact all the media in our area so please watch the ticker at the bottom of the screen for updates on delays or cancellations.

Sunday School Resumes January 9

Sunday School

All children aged Kindergarten through 6th grade are encouraged to attend our weekly Sunday school.

During worship, children are invited to the front of the sanctuary where a children’s message is shared. Children are then dismissed to attend Sunday School during the sermon and remainder of worship. Children will return to their parents in the sanctuary once service concludes.

During class, children learn a different spiritual lesson each week and teachers of that lesson are a rotation of volunteers that generously donate their time and talents.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer teacher, please contact Joel Morien at ce@firstpresgreenbay.org or call 920-437-8121 ext. 112

Annual Ski Trip January 28-29

Ski Trip January28-29

The snow has begun to fly so the time has come to have some fun on the slopes at our annual Ski Trip!

And, although primarily coordinated with Youth Group, the ski trip is considered a family event so all are welcome to join.

Our ski destination is Ski Brule and we’ll be checking in on Friday January 28th, checking out Saturday January 29th at the Chicaugon Lake Inn https://chicaugonlakeinn.com/

We will need a minimum of 20 skiers to take advantage of the Ski Brule group discount so spread the word to family, friends and neighbors. The more the merrier!

Registration forms can be found in the back of the sanctuary or can be downloaded here.

We hope to see you on the slopes!

January Youth Group Reminder

FPCGB Youth Group

Youth Group Meets Wednesdays

All youth in grades 6th to 12th are welcome to join in our weekly Youth Group gathering and that includes friends, family and neighbors of that age. All are welcome!

Youth group is led by members of CE Committee and meets each Wednesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in our upstairs Youth Group Room. Our January meetings will focus on your faith journey, time and prayer.

Please contact Joel Morien for additional information at ce@firstpresgreenbay.org or call 920-437-8121 ext. 112.

New Member Class

New Membership January 23, 2022

A new member class has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 23 following worship and the fellowship hour. If you might be interested in becoming a member of First Presbyterian Church, come join Pastor Katie for lunch and conversation!

This class will include a brief introduction to our congregation and its ministries as well as our larger denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA). No tests, no requirements—just a chance to consider what it would mean to become a member here and to meet others who are also visiting regularly. So that we can order box lunches for those who attend, please let us know if you can join by contacting the office at 920-437-8121 or office@firstpresgreenbay.org.

A Heartfelt Thank You

Judy Knutzen-Nerad Advent Wreath

The Sanctuary was all decked out in beautiful décor for Advent, and the Worship Committee extends a heartfelt thank you to Judy Knutsen-Nerad for the complete refurbishment of the Advent wreath and its candles as well as the matching addition of new wreaths, swags and flowers for the season.

The lovely blue and silver colors were a stunning statement throughout the Sanctuary. We are also grateful for all who contributed to the beautification fund that purchased lovely white poinsettias for this year. We were truly surrounded by the beauty of God’s grace!

Blessings of Baptism

Lyla Elizabeth McCormick baptism

Sunday, November 28, was a beautiful day for a baptism, and we were privileged and honored to share the sacrament with Lyla Elizabeth McCormick and her parents Ben & Ashley and big sister Grace. Proud grandparents Loni & Pat McCormick looked on while Lyla’s aunt Katie McCormick and her friend Davis Vanderlin stood as sponsors.

Each time we baptize a new little one we are reminded of God’s loving care for each one of us, from our earliest days and throughout our lives. “See what love the Father has shown us, that we should be called the children of God, and so we are!”

Bible Study begins January 12

Bible Study January12,2022

Start the new year off right by joining our new Bible study on the Gospel of John! We will gather on Wednesday nights online and Thursday mornings in person to study the book Reading John for Dear Life by Jaime Clark-Soles. The study begins on Wednesday January 12 at 6:30 p.m. & Thursday January 13 at 11:00 a.m. Books are available for purchase from the church office for $10. Contact us at office@firstpresgreenbay.org or call 920-437-8121 to reserve a copy.

This study will take us on a dynamic journey deep into the heart of John in a lively reading of the Fourth Gospel. Clark-Soles provides important historical and literary insights while illuminating the dramatic characters in John and emphasizing the Gospel’s unique themes and symbols. Her engaging writing style will generate enthusiasm and investment in John’s message, and enrich our spiritual journeys while opening us up to Jesus through the words, stories, questions, symbols, and characters we encounter in John’s Gospel.

Small Gifts make a BIG Difference

Grow Through Giving

We want to express our gratitude for your generous support of our 2022 Pledge Campaign, Grow Through Giving. Gifts with personal meaning have a powerful impact.

If you have not returned your 2022 pledge yet, please complete the pledge card and mail to the church office at 200 S. Ashland Avenue, 54303 or bring it to any worship on Sunday. Your pledge is needed and will make a difference as the Session finalizes our church’s plans and Ministry funding for this year. If you’ve misplaced your pledge card, please contact the office at office@firstpresgreenbay.org or call at 920-437-8121 and we’ll provide you with a new one.

As a reminder, the per capita for 2022 is unchanged at $37.00 per member for the year.

Thank you again!

Burns Dinner and Tasting – January 15th

Burns Dinner January15-2022

Time is running out to purchase tickets for the January 15th Burns Dinner and Tasting

Join us for a hearty feast, scotch tasting and a Scottish celebration to benefit the Presbyterian Pantry.

Held throughout the world on Burns Night (or on an evening closest to it) a traditional Burns supper is an event that celebrates poet Robert Burns’ life and work.

Our Burns Dinner evening begins with a Scotch tasting of four scotches of varying taste profiles from all over Scotland. Following the tastings we’ll enjoy a hearty feast, bagpipes, poems and songs as well as tributes to the great guest.

When:
Saturday January 15th
5:00 pm Scotch Tasting
6:30 pm Dinner & Program

Cost:
$50.00 per person for Dinner & Program
$20.00 per person for Scotch Tasting

Where:
Michels Commons
St. Norbert College
405 3rd Street, DePere

The Menu:
Braised short ribs or potato/asiago crusted salmon

The Attire:
Business casual (kilts are strongly encouraged)

Proceeds from the evening will support the Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay, which is a joint effort among First United Presbyterian Church of DePere, Wequiok Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay who hosts the Pantry twice a month.

Make your reservations today! Tickets are limited and the deadline for purchasing tickets is fast approaching on Thursday, January 6th. Sign up at www.FirstUnitedPC.org or purchase tickets online here.

If you have any questions, please call or text Bruce Deadman at 920-412-3885.

We hope to see you there!