October 26, 2014
10 AM Worship Service
Coming Forward Sunday
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9 / Matthew 22:34-40  
  “The Doorway to Joy and Purpose”
               Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching
First Presbyterian Choir; Children's Carol Choir; English Handbell Choir
Virginia Leeman, organ/piano
 10:15 A.M. Sunday's Cool for grades K - 7

 11:15 A.M. Coffee Hour 

     11:15 A.M. Cherub Choir   

11:30 A.M. Coffee Concert

5:00 P.M. Family Bonfire



Safe Church Policies for Children & Youth
Most every Sunday morning you hear me stand in front of the congregation and tell you that “this is a safe and sacred place…”  We wanted to inform and reassure you that we have put into place safe church policies that are guided by the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and reflect current practices nationwide for activities involving minors.  Here are the steps that we have taken to seek to insure the safety of our children and youth. 

·        All children are supervised by at least two adults at all times - in Sunday school, children’s and youth activities,  choir rehearsals, youth group meetings, confirmation classes, and youth overnight retreats, mission trips, and pilgrimages.

·        Infants and toddlers are cared for on Sunday mornings during worship by two or more professional adult babysitters who have undergone thorough background checks.

·        Youth participating in overnight retreats or events are supervised by at least one adult of each gender.

·        All adult chaperones of overnight trips will undergo a standard background check.

·        It is our practice to maintain a smaller youth-to-chaperone ratio than is required by the hosting organization during our pilgrimages and mission trips.

·        Ordained pastors, elders, deacons, and Stephen Ministers are considered mandated reporters by the Presbyterian Church (USA), as well as the state, and are charged with reporting any concerns immediately.

These measures contribute to the safe and sacred place that is First Presbyterian Church.  We appreciate your understanding and support of our safe church policies.  Together we will provide for the well-being of our children and youth, truly make this a sanctuary where all God’s children will not only be safe but will flourish. 

Grace & Peace,

Paul & Kibbie















Family Bonfire:
Sunday, October 26
5-7 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

Enjoy a BBQ dinner, scavenger hunt, and s'mores. 

What can you bring?
A-L please bring a salad
M-Z please bring a side (chips/dip, beans, veggies)

We hope to see you all there!
Please contact Elisabeth Ely (

with questions.



Children's Ministry Morning Mingle


Tuesday, October 28 at 9:30 a.m.


Hosted by Meredith Petitjean 

Please call the church office for directions to her home.

Please join us for coffee and lively conversation!

Meredith has graciously opened her home to us. This is a great time to socialize with fellow FPC parents and friends as well as Rev. Kibbie and Rev. Paul. Come meet new friends and visit with old ones. A babysitter will be present to help with the little ones. We hope to see you all there!



8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.