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!

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.

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!

2022 Cozy Kids Campaign

Cozy Kids 2022

The Cozy Kids Campaign for Tank School starts January 1st and goes through January 31st. The annual drive to collect winter items for the kids at Tank Elementary School, from our community at First Presbyterian aims to keep those kids cozy with a collection of items needed this year of:

• Hats • Mittens • Boots

• Jackets • Underwear • Socks

• Chapstick • Kleenex

Anything that will help the kids at Tank get through the winter would be greatly appreciated. All donations can be gently used – we’ll find them a home. Please place the items – by January 31 – on the table at the back of the sanctuary.

Please help keep Tank kids COZY this winter.

The Outreach Committee thanks you for your support!

Toy Shop was a Success!

Toy Shop 2021

This year the Toy Shop served 51 families and made Christmas brighter for 220 children!

Thank you to those who donated toys and money. A special thank you to our elves—Mary Steeno, Linda Christiansen, Lisa Solper and Jane Bies’ sister-in-law, Joanne Jacques.

Our success wasn’t possible without your generosity and support!

TAKING FAITH HOME RETIRES

Back in March or April of 2020, when we first learned of the COVID pandemic and the world began to close down around us, the Worship Committee at First Presbyterian made a decision to provide a weekly worship and education resource to all members of the congregation called Taking Faith Home. It has been emailed or mailed to all member households since then. After checking our “open rate” statistics through email and asking those who received it by mail about their preferences, we have decided to discontinue providing this resource at the end of November. We don’t want to burden anyone with email or paper mailings they don’t want or use, and with the return of in-person worship this resource doesn’t seem to engage anymore.

Thanks to those who responded to our inquiries.

SAVE-THE-DATE: JANUARY 15, 2022

The Robert Burns Dinner Benefitting the Presbyterian Pantry is planned for Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Our friends at First United Presbyterian in De Pere are hosting at the St. Norbert College Union.

What is a Burns Dinner?

Quite simply, it is an evening of good food, good drink, and good company honoring Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, whose 263rd  birthday is January 25. The evening will feature a Scotch tasting (separate ticket required), Burns recitations, Scottish and Gaelic music, and a first class meal. More details to come soon, but if you have any questions in the meantime, contact Bruce Deadman at bdeadman@dkattorneys.com or 920-412-3885.