ONLINE WORSHIP ONLY

Church Closed

Beginning January 9, 2022

Dear members and friends of First Presbyterian:

At a special Session meeting, the decision was made to move to online worship only beginning Sunday January 9, 2022. We are all disappointed to have to make this shift, but it seems to be the best way to go for now.

This decision is based on the recommendation of the Wisconsin Council of Churches and many other organizations in our area as Covid-19 cases surge. Our compassionate response is to pause our in-person gatherings but continue to join together virtually by way of our Facebook livestream services for the time being. The Session will reconsider this decision at its regular meeting on January 25, 2022 and it is our sincere hope to be able to come back together in person very soon.

Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you virtually on Sunday’s at 10am.

Please be careful and stay well!

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.

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!

It’s Christmas Pageant Time!

Updated December 13, 2021

During the in-person and livestreamed Christmas Eve 5:00 worship service, we will include a Children’s pageant in a different way this year.

No rehearsals, no memorized lines, no music to learn, no script but the Bible! This service will include an Impromptu Pageant, so anyone and everyone who would like to participate on that night is welcome and encouraged to do so.

Arrive a few minutes before the service begins, choose your part and costume or props, and just be ready to come forward when the narration calls for you. Together we will create the holy scene and include everyone in the “pageant” this year.  

Whether you join in the performance or enjoy the performance, virtually or in-person, we cannot wait to see everyone on Christmas Eve – hope to see you then!

Annual Ski Trip is just around the corner!

The calendar just turned to December and snow has yet to fly but plans for our annual Ski Trip are well underway!

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

Mark your calendars for fun on the slopes January 28-29. Our ski destination is Ski Brule and we’ll be checking in on Friday the 28th, checking out Saturday the 29th at the Chicaugon Lake Inn.  

Registration form with more details will be coming in our January Newsletter. 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!