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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$8,500 raised for Beacon House

Back in March we challenged ourselves to raise $5,000 in honor of our anniversary with the goal of helping Beacon House, an orphanage in Ghana, build the water system for their new campus.  The entire project will honor long-time CPC member and missionary Sue Barrow Schmidt.  On Sunday we announced

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Worship In The Park

Join First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana this Sunday, July 5, at Pavilion #4 in Firestone Park starting at 11:00 for a morning of worship, missions, fellowship, and fun plus a potluck lunch!  We will be focusing on our mission partnerships and will be joined by very special guests from Whispering

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Welcome to Characters Out Loud

Some new faces will soon be joining the First Presby family. At its May meeting, the Session approved a mission partnership agreement between First Presby and Characters Out Loud. Under the agreement, First Presby will provide Characters Out Loud with office and program space. In exchange, Characters Out Loud will

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A Chance to Dig Deeper

My friends at the Sisters of the Humility of Mary are offering a series of classes, workshops and mini-retreats at their mother house in Villa Maria, PA during the evenings June 22-25. Topics range from Art & Prayer to Candy Making to Labryinth Walking to Balloon Animal Making. Events start at

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