The Gather with the Griffon concert scheduled for Wednesday, January 12th has been cancelled due to Covid. Stay home, stay safe and stay well.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com or call 920-437-8121 ext. 112
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-437-8121 ext. 112.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.