Wednesday nights have gotten a makeover. New programming at FPC will start this Fall on September 25. Eat together - dinner starts at 5:15pm with free pizza for the kids and youth, followed by NEW programming for adults, youth and children.Get involved!
ADULT COMMUNITY GROUPS - each Wednesday you’ll start the evening with a short discussion led by Jim Wood, followed by Community Groups.
YOUTH - kick off the semester with a new youth group time and format.
CHILDREN - join in the fun with our fine arts intensive. Children will develop skills in music, dance and art.
Wednesday, September 4 at noon.
Join Cord of Three Strands Ministry and Rev. Steve Cobb as we gain insights on offering encouragement to people with cancer especially those with a terminal diagnosis
RSVP here by Monday, September 30 or on the Connection Card, or by calling 757-625-1697.
Join Jim Wood and Mark Fulton as we study the relentless pursuit of less. We will discuss how to stop the crazy using the book Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Cost: $190 double occupancy/$320 single occupancy. Includes two nights lodging with breakfast (SAT & SUN), lunch and dinner (SAT)
Stroll the shores of the Sea of Galilee, pray at the walls of the original temple in Jerusalem, and reflect within the Garden of Gethsemane. Join Jim Wood for a travel experience that elevates your faith, nourishes your spirit & makes the Bible come alive. Space is limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to learn more!
Join us as we help our community, city, nation, and world rise against hunger! This event, formerly called Stop Against Hunger, is a fun event for people of all ages where we will package meals that will be distributed to people in need. Dinner will be served at 5:00 and food packing will begin promptly at 6:00pm . Children 4 years old and older will help package meals. Childcare is provided for ages 3 & under. Please RSVP below.
If you can volunteer to unload the truck before the event, please contact Craig Campbell at email@example.com
Give the gift of life and donate blood at FPC. To register visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the code Ghent. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the blood drive. Each shift is 2 hours. Please contact Craig Campbell for more information or to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in getting more connected to FPC? Considering membership? Come learn more about the history of our church, our ministries, and our missions at a casual gathering with our pastors and staff. Complimentary dinner and childcare provided. To sign up email email@example.com.
Laugh and learn at our ReConnect Mini Marriage Retreat at FPC. Increase your intimacy, celebrate your commitment and revitalize your communication. This workshop is for couples in every stage of marriage. Register here for this dynamic weekend. The event will be Friday, August 23 from 6:30 - 9pm and Saturday from 9am - 12:30pm. $50.00/couple. Click here to pay.
Explore Norfolk’s growth and development and the history that brought us together and kept us apart. Join us for this timely conversation on gentrification and its implications in our communities.
Among the Panelists:
Dr. Robert K. Perkins, Norfolk State University
Brenda Andrews, The New Journal & Guide
Dr. John Finn, Christopher Newport University
Learn more www.theurcnorfolk.com
Join us for a long weekend of service and worship with your FPC Family! This event is a great way to get involved and serve the community as a family. Kids of all ages welcome.
We will serve the community of Harrisonburg together as a church family. Projects for all ages and skill level will be available. Costs below are all-inclusive and include food and lodging. Travel as a family at your own pace arriving by the afternoon of Thursday, August 8 and checking out after lunch on Sunday, August 11. Registration packets are available at the Welcome Desk.
Pricing per person: $175 Adult (ages 13+), $125 children (ages 6-12), $100 5 & Under*
3-2-1 blast off to 2019 FPC Bible School. Kids will discover the wonders of God's universe and journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. Registration is open to all FPC families NOW! It will open to the public on May 5. We can't wait for this out-of-the-world experience!
Join us for a silent movie double-feature starring comedian Buster Keaton with Stephen Z. Cook accompanying on the mighty organ. Invite your friends and neighbors for this spectacular event. $5.00 at the door to cover projection expenses. CLICK here to get a sneak peek!
Join the conversation! The EVMS Community Advisory Board is asking you to participate in town hall meetings to discuss the perceptions surrounding the culture of diversity, equity and inclusion within EVMS. Your voice is important! Plan on attending the town hall meeting here at First Presbyterian on June 18 from 10-11:30am. Or, attend the second session at the Kroc Center from 6-7:30pm.
Hear the unique perspective on the lives of Christians in Syria -- the challenges they face as well as the grace they encounter. Connect with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and dive into the rich history of Christianity in its historic setting. Expand your knowledge and your faith by attending this event.
Watch the impressive fleet of tall ships, character vessels, sailing craft, antique and classic wooden boats, military vessels, tugs and more at our viewing party at the home of Emily Washington. Park in the garage on Duke Street. RSVP here. Email Lucy Gates for more information and address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 19 at 6 PM in First Hall
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper. Join us as we gather together and celebrate Christ’s presence at table. We will worship, share fellowship and communion. Dinner is served in the midst of this family friendly worship experience. Reservations for dinner and childcare can be made below.
Adult - $10
Child (up to age 11) - $6
Our all-church community service project will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Chosen for Completion (site of the former Cradock Presbyterian Church).
Join us for our 6th annual church-wide community service project at Chosen for Completion (former site of Cradock Presbyterian Church). We will be working alongside friend and partner Pastor Nate Griffin and his congregation to paint, organize, decorate and clean their facilities. There will be projects and activities for all ages and skill sets.
To join this mission and serve our community, fill out the below registration. Childcare and lunch will be provided.
As we begin our journey through the season of Lent, please join us for this reflective worship service. Dinner (optional) will begin at 5:15 PM in First Hall. We will be serving pork & chicken kabobs, rice pilaf, green beans roll, salad, and dessert. The service will begin at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Register for dinner online.
“Sea History Come To Life” at America’s National Maritime Museum located at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News. Discover fascinating stories captured in the priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Explore small craft from around the world, view maritime art, handcrafted ship models and rare figureheads, and experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater!
Registration Deadline is February 21 by Noon.
Guided Tour: $2.50
3D Movie (optional): $6.00
You are free to join us at the museum or take the church bus, which will depart FPC’s parking lot at 9:30am.
Registration Deadline: January 20, 2019.
The Retreat 2019 @ Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC
Relax, unwind and spend some time with other FPC women at this year’s Women’s Retreat. Pack your comfy clothes and enjoy a reflective weekend with Susan Yates as we journey through a renewed understanding and vision to walk in the confidence of a God bigger than the challenges we face.
BRING A FRIEND AND JOIN US THIS YEAR!
Susan Yates, our speaker, is a mom to five children and a grandmother to 21 and lives in Falls Church, VA. She has written 13 books, including Risky Faith, and speaks on the subjects of marriage and women’s issues. She’s a Tarheel, loves Monday Night Football, ACC basketball, shooting hoops with her grandsons, hiking and riding horseback and talking with girl friends.
REGISTER NOW! Deadline for registration January 20, 2019.
Pay for The Retreat by check (in the memo line write Women’s Retreat), at the kiosk in The Common, or click this link for Secure Give and choose click for purchase to pay online.
Join us for this 9 week course that will help you discover how your marriage can thrive and be more fulfilling than you ever thought possible. You’ll learn how communication and behavior styles affect the way you and your spouse act & react to each other. This course makes a good marriage great, and a great marriage even better! Cost is $136.50 per couple for the class.
Learn more at the Dynamic Marriage table in the breezeway after each service on Sundays. If you are interested in learning more, email email@example.com.
Join us in February as we kick off an exciting new way to meet, greet and unwind with your faith family. Forks and Fellowship monthly gatherings will bring together small groups to enjoy conversation and build friendships while sharing a meal together. Whether you are a FPC newcomer or a long-timer, it’s a great way to get connected. For more information, contact Kacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up now!
Youth Summer Camp Chili Sale
Don't miss your chance to purchase Jim Wood's world famous chili and to support our youth! Orders will be taken January 13-27 and chili will be available for pick-up February 3 for your Superbowl Party!
All proceeds will go towards the Youth Summer Camp.
Contact Jordan Crouthamel at email@example.com for more information.