Connecting with Others
desires for people to be connected in community
with others, whether through existing programs
within the church, or ideally within a small
group setting. We believe that we need to
be modeled after the Acts 2 church, where
people gathered together in the temple but
also met in homes to "do life together."
Our Small group ministry, along with our
existing programs, provide many opportunities
to model our purpose statement “to
reach more people and together grow in
Small groups are a growing ministry within our church community.
We currently have 17 small groups that meet
regularly and encompass mixed/couples groups,
a young adult group, womens' groups and a
growing men's ministry. This fall we are
also offering two new groups, a parenting
survival group and one studying our newly
adopted core beliefs. We continue to focus
on providing a coaching structure to encourage
and support group leaders since they are
the backbone of the ministry.
During the last several years we have provided a short-term opportunity
during Lent to experience “doing life together” through
a church-wide theme that carries through
worship and small groups. This year we focused
on the Gospel of John with the small group
study: Encounters with God, The Gospel of John by Henry
Sharon Early if you are interested in
finding out more about our small group
Music is a very important part of our worship and ministry.
Hoey is our Organist and Choir
Director. The adult Chancel
Choir sings weekly at the 10:45 am Traditional
service; the Mary El Bell Choir, directed
by Andrea Wade, regularly enhances worship.
The Worship Team leads the music at the 9:09 am Contemporary
service with Levi Owens leading
Several times a year our worship is enhanced by special musical presentations,
including using the musical gifts of members and guest musicians such as "A
Touch of Brass" (a brass quintet).
The "Fellowship Group" provides an opportunity
for adults to share a meal, fellowship and
a variety of programs. Gatherings are held
several times a year, generally on Fridays at
noon and are posted in the weekly bulletins
or the monthly newsletter with contact information.
Junior and Senior High Youth have an active ministry led by Jeremy
Finn which also has transitioned to a small
group philosophy. The schedule for junior
and senior high youth also includes opportunities
for recreation, service to others and
mission trips. For more information check
out the youth page.
Presbyterian Women (PW) has been an important force in the life
of the denomination and this church for many decades. as women
have lived into their passion for mission and found their place
in leadership. Presbyterian Women's predecessor organizations
began more than 200 years ago when women, in general, had no recognized
role outside the home. The organizations gained support and respect,
especially from missionaries in the field who requested women's
donations and prayers.
Presbyterian women have always been in the forefront of ministries
that emphasize compassion and justice, advocating for women, children
and minorities, as well as addressing a host of other societal
problems. The role of women in both foreign and home missions
expanded throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
With opportunities for women much broader today, PW as a formal
organization no longer exists at FPC. But three things continue:
- FPC offers many opportunities for women to experience fellowship
and study, pursue mission, and both serve
and lead in ministry.
- FPC women still participate in PW events at the presbytery,
synod and General Assembly level.
- Presbyterian Women have given us a legacy by modeling service
through the church and dedication to God
as the foundation for taking Christ into every area of life
and the world in this new
Online Directory of Members
and Friends of the Church
For members and friends of the church, we offer the following
Due to privacy concerns, you must have a
userid and password to access the data. If
you have misplaced your userid/password,
please contact Sharon