As part of our Mission Study process, First Presbyterian has engaged Holy Cow Consulting to conduct a survey of the entire congregation. This confidential survey will help provide a clear picture of who we are as a church, what directions are most important to our future and ways to get there while minimizing conflict. It’s a powerful tool, but it only works if EVERY ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE CONGREGATION takes it. All survey responses must be in by December 14.
For a paper copy of the survey, contact the church office.
Christmas Mission Opportunities
Three special mission opportunities over the Christmas season:
Children’s Hats, Scarves, Gloves and Socks for The Banquet
Waterproof gloves and heavy socks preferred. Deadline: Dec. 11th. Will be distributed at The Banquet in Salem’s annual Christmas Party.
Adopt-a-Family through The Way Station
We’re going to be adopting about ten local kids through the Way Station and providing the Christmas of their dreams. Gift requests can be collected from the tree in the Sanctuary. Those wishing to have their kids adopted must contact The Way Station directly.
Our annual, church-wide offering in support of pastors in need and the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges. Collected on Dec. 18 & 24.
Christmas Concert featuring Terry Hitchcock
A special Christmas Concert featuring sing-along carols with Terry Hitchcock along with special music by Christiana Jane. First Presbyterian music director Mike Clark will also be playing. This all ages event will be followed by a cookie and punch reception by the Presbyterian Women.