Shoebox Sunday – November 13

On Sunday, November 13th we’ll meet for worship in our fellowship hall and preach with our hands, filling boxes instead of listening to one of Pastor Fritz’s sermons.  We’ve been collecting all year, and have tooth brushes and soap, wash cloths and soccer balls, pens and pencils.  But we still

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Election Day Soup & Bake Sale

This election day, First Presby’s chefs will be renewing a long standing Columbiana tradition: Homemade Soup for sale at the polls.  We will have quarts of three types of soup – most likely a chicken soup, a bean soup and a chili.  In addition to soup, we’ll have pies, cakes,

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Mission Study 2016-2017

At their September meeting, the Session of First Presby called the congregation into an intense period of prayer and discernment with the goal of producing a five-year plan for the spiritual, missional and financial  health of the congregation. Through a series of congregational meetings and discussions over the next six

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Community Bible Study

Usually when we study the Bible, the conversation revolves around the presentation by an expert.  It might be a book, it might be the pastor, it might be a leader who has extensively prepared and studies the passage.  The expert presents a way to interpret the scripture and others respond.

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Nonviolence & Just War – a conversation

Join Pastor Fritz and Rev. Jason Harsh from Zion Hill Church of the Brethren for a respectful and open minded conversation about one of Christianity’s oldest theological struggles.  Thursday, September 29, 7:00 pm at Generations Coffee House in Columbiana.  The event is free.  Full coffee menu will be available for purchase.

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Worship & Picnic In the Park

Had a great time last Sunday at First Presby’s annual worship and picnic in the park.  Thanks to everyone who made our guests from Whispering Pines feel welcome.  Thanks to all who cooked, to Randy, Bob and Gary for set-up help, for First Christian Church for letting us borrow their

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All Request Summer Sermon Series

Summer worship starts on July 10 – with more praise music, a focus on contemplative silence, interactive prayer and the all request summer sermon series.  Over a dozen requests came in, with topics ranging from the slightly humorous to the inquisitive to the deeply emotional.  Here’s the preaching schedule through

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Its Banquet Time!

Its Banquet Time again! Join First Presby on Monday, June 13 as we serve dinner at The Banquet in Salem.  Located at the Memorial Building in Salem, the Banquet provides a free community meal to anyone who wants to come and eat.  We’ll be there from 4:30 – 7:30.  Contact

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