October Focus: Refugee Ministry

Waves of refugees from Syria and Iraq are flooding into Europe and our media feeds.  An even larger crisis exists within Syria and Iraq as refugees fleeing ISIS inundate communities that still remain outside of ISIS control.  On the front line of this crisis stand our sister churches in Iraq and

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Prayers for Freedom

As part of hosting Eyes of Freedom, First Presbyterian is creating space for those who wish to remember in prayer family members, loved ones or friends who either lost their lives in combat or who carry with them the scars of battle. Prayers for Freedom Worship Service Sunday, September 13

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Eyes of Freedom Memorial

Here’s all the details about the Eyes of Freedom Memorial at First Presby September 9 – 12 What is it? A series of life size portraits by Ohio artist Anita Miller memorializing 22 Marines from Ohio’s Lima Company who were killed in Iraq in 2005.  Learn more about the memorial.  In

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Letting in Fresh Air

A year ago last June, when I met the congregation for the first time, my sermon contained the following line: So we will begin opening up the doors and cracking the windows. We will let the wind in… At the time, I meant it as a metaphor.  I also didn’t

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Keeping Pastor Young

On Tuesday of last week I got to hang out in Firestone Park and get hit with water balloons, get stuck in an obstacle course and play corn hole. Saturday we piled into cars and traveled to southern Columbiana County to visit with our friends at Youth With A Purpose.

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