5 Thing to Know This Week @ First Pres

Blessings to the many of you who will be travelling this week for Spring Break! But, for….

1 …the few, the proud, the folks still here

Join us these next two Sundays as we continue to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit in our Alpha in Worship experiences. On Sunday, March 17, we’ll ask, “How and why should I read the Bible?” and, on March 24, “How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?” With special music, “Where You Go, I’ll Go,” from Chris Ludwig and an as yet-to-be-determined offering from the Chancel Choir on March 24.

2 Bring your non-perishable food donations

We’re collecting for Associated Charities during this season of Lent. Drop your donations in the grocery cart in the Church Foyer. We’ll deliver the food to Calvary Church when we gather there for our community-wide Good Friday service on April 19.

3 Live It!

The kids (K-6th grade) in God’s House are starting a new unit, “Live It!” as they learn practical ways to live their faith in Jesus Christ. There’s no greater investment of time we can make than in our children’s faith in God.

4 God’s House events in April

God’s House opens their doors to friends and family in April for 3 very special events: a Block Party on April 7, with bouncy house and games for all a Petting Zoo on April 14, with a donkey in honor of Palm Sunday and, of course, our Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21 Bring friends and family!

5 A Night in St. Louis

Reserve your spot today for “A Night in St. Louis” dinner and trivia night in support of our CTW Youth Fellowship’s summer mission trip to St. Louis. On Sunday, March 31, with 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seatings.

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House for our Children begins after the Children's message in Worship.

Our “Alpha in Worship” series continues on Sunday with, “How and why should I read the Bible?” with the Chris Ludwig singing, “Where You Go, I'll Go" Come early at 9:30 a.m. for the Alpha Cafe, and enjoy conversation in a small group afterwards.

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House for our Children begins after the Children's message in Worship.

We will celebrate the Lord's Supper as our “Alpha in Worship” series continues on Sunday with, “Who is the Holy Spirit” with the Chancel Choir singing, “Ancient Words" Come early at 9:30 a.m. for the Alpha Cafe, and enjoy conversation in a small group afterwards.

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Thank you

A heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to Keith Root’s celebration of life last Friday. From the Chancel Choir to the Bereavement Committee, to everyone who came to pray and support the Root family, we were certainly one in the Spirit that day and gave testimony to the power of community to uphold a family in their most terrible trial. Blessings to all.

2 Who is the Holy Spirit?

This week, Alpha in Worship begins the first of 3 weeks considering the role of the Holy Spirit in our faith journeys. With a celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Chancel Choir singing, “Ancient Words.”

3 “A Night in St. Louis”

Spend a night under the Arch at our annual high school mission trip fundraiser on Sunday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. It’s a dinner and trivia night, so you’ll want to grab a team of 4 friends, or let us find you a team with whom to compete. A free will offering will be collected.

4 You and your kids won’t want to miss it

We’ve got some neat family experiences planned for God’s House kids and families in April. We start with a Block Party on Sunday, April 7. Visit the donkeys at the petting zoo for Palm Sunday, April 14. And, finally, you won’t want to miss the Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at 9 a.m., before Worship at 10 a.m.

5 Good Friday Food Drive

All during the season of Lent, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for Associated Charities. Bring your donation and place it in the shopping cart at the front of the sanctuary. We’ll transport the food on Good Friday, April 19, for dedication during our community worship service.

Please contact Pastor MJ if you are interested in this position.

Volunteer Staff Position

Youth Ministry Coordinator

  1. Identify and recruit adult volunteers for the middle school, high school, and confirmation programs of the church, including the annual high school mission trip.
  2. Provide training to adult volunteers in youth ministry practices and skills. Training will include training in the abuse prevention policies of this church.
  3. Identify outside training opportunities and recommend these opportunities to youth leaders as necessary and appropriate.
  4. Engage in his/her own ongoing training in practices and skills.
  5. Convene quarterly youth ministry leadership meetings, for the purpose of planning, scheduling, mutual encouragement, and prayer.
  6. Keep a master calendar of youth events, to insure that no scheduling conflicts occur. Provide the Church Secretary with a monthly calendar, as well as any changes, for inclusion in the bulletin and Mid Week Messenger.
  7. Complete administrative jobs in support of youth ministry activities, including, but not limited to, registrations, correspondence, and payment for services.
  8. Maintain appropriate social media accounts to reach youth and their parents.
  9. Prepare and present an annual budget to the Finance Team and Session.
  10. Set goals within each ministry to ensure that every ministry is involved in evangelism to the unchurched.
  11. Invite 2 people to church and have one evangelistic conversation each quarter.
  12. Attend monthly staff meetings.
  13. Adhere to the Polity and Essential Tenets of Theology of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

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