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       THIS SUNDAY AT FPCNC      

September 28
, 2014
 
 
10 AM Worship Service
 FPC Choir Commissioning  
 
 
Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching

First Presbyterian Choir singing

 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

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NEW CANAAN
Is pleased to present

REV. KATHRYN KIBBIE LAIRD


Associate Pastor for Children, Youth and Families

Click here to see Kibbie's announcement




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

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 
 









  UPCOMING EVENTS 
 

FPC CHOIR TO DEBUT NEW ROBES

 

On Choir Commissioning Sunday, September 28, the FPC Choir will debut their new robes, a gift made possible by FPC’s Friends of Music and a matching grant from an anonymous donor.  Thank-you!  The Choir will present a wonderful new anthem arrangement of the hymn “How Great Thou Art.”

 

Coffee concerts return this season on Sunday, September 28 at 11:30 AM.

First up will be award-winning New York violinist, Akiko Kobayashi, who will present a 30 minute program of music by Brahms, Mozart, and de Falla, accompanied by pianist Eric Siepkes. Coffee concerts are an informal half-hour of music and musical conversation with complimentary biscotti and gourmet coffee. Childcare for infants is provided.  Your donation will benefit FPCNC’s Outreach Ministries.

 

New York-born violin virtuoso Akiko Kobayashi has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and at numerous international festivals. Come enjoy her beautiful music while supporting a most worthy cause.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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