Mission Study Report Released

At a meeting following worship on March 12th, the Mission Study Steering Team released its report detailing proposed changes that might strengthen the congregational spiritually and increase First Presbyterian’s community impact.  The proposals included a focus on internal community, expanded community education, inviting student musicians to share their gifts during

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Addiction Support Groups Starting

First Presby mission partner Characters Outloud will be launching addiction support groups starting on Tuesday, March 7.  Based on the Overcomers 12-step program, these groups will provide support for those struggling with or affected by addiction.  The groups will meet every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  Meetings will last an hour

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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

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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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