August 22, 2023 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

When was the 2nd church building erected on the present site?

a) 1902

b) 1892

c) 1880

Answer:

On October 16, 1892, with Rev. J. F. Young as pastor, the 2nd second church building was fully equipped and including electric lights, was erected on our present site. The cost of this building, $7,000, was a gift from David McCartney, a local banker.

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Worship Service August 20, 2023

This week we are blessed to have two members share their gifts in special music from Elliott Stenson on cello and Bruce Deadman on euphonium. We continue our journey through Matthew’s gospel with a challenging story from Matthew 15: 21-28 https://bit.ly/3P0KBiw and Pastor Katie’s reflection is “Talking Back to Jesus.”

Worship Service August 13, 2023

This week we continue our journey through the gospel of Matthew with the story of Jesus walking on the water from Matthew 14: 22-33 https://bit.ly/3OPiByk. Elder Nancy Siewert will preach on “When Faith Fails.”

Worship Service August 6, 2023

On this first Sunday in August, we welcome Pastor Katie back after a few weeks away and celebrate the sacrament of communion together as well. Our scriptures are Isaiah 55: 1-3, 12-13 https://bit.ly/3QkbCPj and Matthew 14: 13-21 https://bit.ly/3Oik7Yj, and the sermon is titled “A Catering Problem.” Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges will share her beautiful voice in a solo for special music: “Come to Jesus” by Chris Rice.

August 8, 2023 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our church congregation was established May 26, 1876 therefore we are appropriately named First Presbyterian Church.

FALSE

Answer:

Here’s why the answer is FALSE: The church we know as Union Congregational located at 716 S. Madison Street chartered September 21, 1835 and was named First Presbyterian Church because they were the first Presbyterian Church in Green Bay. At that time, Union also shared affiliation with the Congregational Conference. In 1851 Union ceased its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and became a charter member of the Winnebago Association and Wisconsin Conference of Congregational Churches so they no longer used the name First Presbyterian Church making it available for our use 25 years later in 1876. We weren’t actually the first but the second albeit we had the hand me down name which allowed us to become the “First” when we were established 41 years after the official First Presbyterian Church was established.

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Feed My Starving Children August 10th Green Bay Rockers Benefit

FMSC - Green Bay Rockers Benefit

Join us on Thursday, August 10th for a night at Capital Credit Union Park when the Green Bay Rockers hit the ballpark to benefit Feed My Starving Children!

The cost is $15 per ticket with Hat Fundraiser. For each ticket purchased, $4 will go back to Feed My Starving Children.

Gates open at 5:35pm and the first pitch is at 6:35pm. Download the flyer below and scan the QR code to purchase tickets or visit https://greenbayrockers.com –> Buy Tickets –> Promotions –> Enter Promo Code: FMSC.

We hope to see you at the ballpark!

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