Easter Sunday 2024

Easter Sunday

March 31st

Please join us for a celebration of the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, March 31st at 10:00am in the Sanctuary.

Bring your family and friends and neighbors for this special festival worship service. We will have Michael Raught on the organ, Kris Melton on piano, Bruce Deadman, Joe Bruette, and two special guests on brass, and a full choir as well!

An Easter egg hunt and Sunday school lesson will be provided for children up through fifth grade. A celebration coffee fellowship time will follow the worship service, with treats galore. A wonderful variety of flowers have been ordered, so the chancel will bloom with life for this morning. If you ordered a plant, it will be available for you to take home following the service.

Please join us!

2024 Maundy Thursday Soup Supper & Worship Service

Maundy Thursday

The last time Jesus had dinner with his disciples before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion was on Maundy Thursday. The term “Maundy” comes from the Latin word maundatum, meaning commandment, which refers to Jesus’ statement that night, “I give you a new commandment; that you love one another…”

A very special worship service is planned to remember this supper on Thursday March 28th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Room. Participants will share a simple soup & bread supper at round tables as we move through a worship service reenactment of foot-washing, Jesus’ teachings, and his last supper that we now know as communion.

This is an interactive service and appropriate for all ages. We ask that you sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office at (920) 437-8121 or email office@firstpresgreenbay,org to indicate your attendance so we can plan for our set up and food.

Please join us!

Palm Sunday Brunch 2024

Palm Sunday Brunch

March 24th

Please join us following Worship in Banner Hall for brunch on Palm Sunday with a menu that includes:

  • Egg Bakes
  • Quiche
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Assorted Breads
  • Breakfast Sausage
  • Coffee
  • Assorted Juices & Fruit Too!

A free will offering will be taken to offset the cost.

No RSVP necessary—ALL are welcome to join!

Don’t miss this great opportunity for fun, food and fellowship – we hope to see you at brunch!

Help Us Help Women

Esther Circle

March 1st—24th

Esther Circle meets monthly to do a study called Sacred Encounters, looking at the experiences of various people who encountered Jesus during his ministry.

One of the lessons was about the woman who had been hemorrhaging for 12 years straight in Luke 8: 43-48. Following our discussion, we agreed that we could help women in our own community who have challenges with the expenses of feminine products, which are not normally available through food shelves.

We are collecting feminine products from March 1 to March 24 which will be donated to homeless women residing at St. John’s Women’s Shelter. We often don’t consider what it must be like for women with little or no income or a permanent place to live to find their monthly supplies.

We invite you to join us in this collection during March so we can help women in our community be comfortable and retain their dignity. A box in the back of the sanctuary will be provided for your donations of pads and tampons.

Thank you for your support!

Singers are Invited!

Music notes

The Lent and Easter season is full of wonderful music that enhances our worship in so many ways. Our organist, Michael Raught, is gathering a choir to sing several times this month—would you like to join in?

All are welcome!

The group will sing on Sunday March 10th, Palm Sunday – March 24th, and also on Easter Sunday – March 31st. Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings in the choir room from 6:30 to 7:30pm. You don’t need to attend every week, but your voice will add a lot to our musical offering if you can come and learn and practice with us.

Please direct any questions to Michael on Sunday mornings.

March 2024 Fourth Sunday Forum

Golden House Logo

Sunday, March 24th

Please join us for our Fourth Sunday Forum that takes place on March 24th at 9am prior to our worship service in the Fellowship Room. This month we’ll be joined by a representative from Golden House.

Founded in 1979, Golden House is a secure place where victims of domestic abuse find compassionate, knowledgeable advocates offering confidential, individualized help. Serving Brown County, Golden House assists individuals and families of ALL ages, genders, races, sexual orientation, and gender expression with counseling, temporary shelter, 24-Hour help, legal assistance (restraining and harassment order filing assistance), support groups, housing options, prevention education and more.

Free and confidential services for guests include:

  • Safety: Safety Planning, Crisis Counseling, Restraining Orders
  • Support: Mental Health Therapy, Support Groups, Parent Mentoring
  • Housing: Emergency Shelter, Flexible Safe Home Support
  • Prevention Education: Healthy Relationships and Childhood Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, there is help and support available at the Golden House. Call their 24 hour help line at 920-432-4244 or toll free 877-431-4321.

Synod School 2024

Lakes & Prairies Synod

July 21-26 at Buena Vista University – Storm Lake, Iowa

Synod School 2024 logo

The Synod of Lakes & Prairies Synod School 2024 is scheduled for July 21-26, 2024. This 70th Synod School is sure to be a great event!

Synod School is a learning and personal enrichment experience for people of all ages that seeks to create an environment of hospitality, healing, and hope. The week is designed for laity and clergy, and individuals and families with classes and activities for adults, youth, and children.

— To participate in a unique experience of Christian community as we worship, study, play, and live together;
— To grow in faith through action, relationships, and a centering of the spirit;
— For continuing education, for a special family experience, or for individual growth;
— To take it all in, then return home to share and serve.

Registration begins in April.

For more information, please contact Pastor Katie with questions at (920) 437-8121 or email kestes@firstpresgreenbay.org or Joel Morien at ce@firstpresgreenbay.org.

We hope you can join us!

Worship Service February 25, 2024

On this Second Sunday in Lent, we continue our journey with the disciple Peter in Matthew 14: 22-33 https://bit.ly/49HMRmr and Pastor Katie’s reflection “Peter: Daring the Deep”. We will have special music from Elliott Stenson on the cello and Kris Melton on piano.

March 2024 Rundown

Monthly Rundown

Church Chix Socials

The Chix had an amazing social in February when we dined at White Dog, Local Green Bay Eatery. There were 9 Chix in attendance. The service was great, the food was fabulous and the conversation was even better! Our March social is planned for Thursday, March 7th at 6pm at Hagemeister Park Restaurant located at 325 N. Washington Street, downtown. To RSVP there’s a sign up sheet on the bulletin board or email office@firstpresgreenbay.org.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Our Souper Bowl of Caring was a great time of food and fellowship! Using muffin tins with cup inserts this year (genius!) everyone had the opportunity to sample 8 amazing soups. The judging was tough because all were delicious! We had nearly 60 votes and the grand prize winner was chef Cassandra Aceituno with her stuffed pepper soup. Cassandra was awarded the golden ladle during worship on February 18th. We raised $387 for the Presbyterian Pantry. Thanks to everyone who attended and voted, and thanks to our amazing chefs— Cassandra Aceituno, George Hubbard, Al Smith, Lisa Olson, Joel Morien, Patty Kabacinski, Loni McCormick and Patti Mancheski. Thanks also to our CE Committee who made the event possible and to Mary Belanger who helped configure our crockpot outlets so we didn’t blow a circuit!

February Fourth Sunday Forum

Our Fourth Sunday Forum on February 25th featured a representative from NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) of Brown County. During the presentation, Jenna humanized the often misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it’s possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition.

Cozy Kids

THANK YOU to everyone who made our Cozy Kids January Campaign such a success! This year our campaign benefited the kids of Presbyterian Pantry guests. The kids were so grateful for all the generous contributions! Our community of faith is truly blessed to have so many members who give back to our local community, especially to our friends and families in need that visit the Pantry.

Rundowns will publish with our Connections issue on a monthly or bimonthly basis. To submit rundowns for consideration contact us at communications@firstpresgreenbay.org by the 15th of the month to be included in the following month’s publication. And, as always, we look forward to receiving your Rundown of what’s been Happening Now!

February 20, 2024 – 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 church dedicated to the worship of God?

A) 1876

B) 1881

C) 1873


A) From December 20, 1876 press release *** “On Sunday December 24, 1876 at half past ten a.m. the First Presbyterian Church of Howard situated on Chestnut between Main and Hubbard will be dedicated to the worship of God. The Pastor, Rev. David Street, will deliver a discourse befitting the occasion and several ministers of the different churches in Fort Howard will be in attendance to assist in the ceremonies. It is expected that the services will be of an interesting nature.” ***

Thanks for playing!

We want you to do more than just play Did you know?, we’d also like you to contribute! If you have some church fun facts to share, please send those to Cheri at communications@firstpresgreenbay.org and we’ll have your contribution added to an upcoming Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!