Ministries

Adult Bible Study

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we met outside. Fast forward, summer of 2021; we are meeting onside again according to our summer schedule with worship service starting at 10:00 am. Our Adult Bible Study was suspended during the summer months, but is destined to start again early September 2021. We hope to resume our bible study on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 pm (until about 8:30). If you are interested to participate, just drop an email to firstprespm@outlook.com. Oftentimes, we discuss either sections from the bible through book publications, or books discussing certain topics.

During 2019, the group discussed the Immersion Bible Studies involving the last books of the Old Testament also known as the minor prophets, while similar studies covered Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers. This was followed by discussions centered around Bruce Metzgers’ publication Breaking the Code (understanding the book of Revelation). During the spring of 2021, we discussed Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I never knew.

Sunday School

Before the Sunday worship service, church members meet at 10:00 am for Sunday School in groups depending on their age. Adults meet in the parlor using the Present Word Adult Bible Lessons as the basis for discussions, while younger members are introduced to God’s Word in age appropriate classes.

The Presbyterian Women

The Presbyterian women in our church, usually ‘acronymed’ to WOC (women of the church) form a very active circle of women. They usually meet at the church once a month (on the second Wednesday evening) or sometimes for lunch. Every November, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, they organize the Pat Blackwelder Memorial bazaar named in memory of one of their own hardworking ladies. The monies thus collected are used throughout the year to aid and assist less fortunate people in our community, which can range from helping paying with heating bills, to assisting families that have lost their homes through fires.

Men of the Church

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Our men of the church meet the second Sunday morning at 9:00 am for breakfast in the new Freddy D. Smith Fellowship Hall. These meetings involve feeding the body and soul. In addition to the Church honey-do lists involving needs in and around the church, they also discuss needs in the community where a helping hand can be lend.

Recently, this time frame has also been used to organize a church breakfast, welcoming all of our church goers.

Once a year, this group sponsors the church’s annual Christmas breakfast at a local restaurant, which usually takes place on the second Sunday of the month.

Music Camp and VBS

Each summer, the Church organizes a music camp which is also known as the Joyce M. Collins Music camp to honor our long-time music director who started this music camp in the 1990s to provide young local students an introduction to music and various instruments. The Music camp takes place during several mornings of a week and is followed by afternoons filled with a Vacation Bible School. Both events are divided into several age groups.

These days, the music camp is headed by our music director Sherri Collins assisted by high school students with a music background. VBS is under guidance of several church adults again assisted by willing high school students.

Check the church calendar during the summer months for the exact week.

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