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Blessing Bags

Posted on October 10, 2019 in: Mission Outreach

Blessing Bags
Blessing Bags are gallon-sized bags that are filled with a small assortment of basic toiletries, socks, snacks, a Bible passage, etc.  These are given to the homeless or to anyone who appears to be in need.  The Blessing Bags give people a few items to help them through their day and it also gives them hope in knowing that they are loved in the name of Jesus. Help us collect enough items to fill 30 blessing bags to be distributed to the homeless in Bridgeport. What We Need:  A typical Care Kit consists of a gallon-size zipper lock bag filled with ite...

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Oktoberfest Community Dinner

Posted on October 10, 2019 in: Fellowship

Oktoberfest Community Dinner With Kids Harvest Krafts OKtoberfest Easy Prep Dinner For our last community dinner, the Fellowship committee is hosting an Okoberfest themed “easy prep” (no cooking required) potluck meal.  For those with busy weekends, this community dinner is for you.  Look for the list of menu item suggestions you can easily bring or make (little to no prep) and sign up!  An Oktoberfest suggested menu will be in Brooks Hall and you may choose an item listed to bring.  And it may inspire you to think up your own Oktoberfest item that you can ‘write-in” a...

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Fall Giving Opportunities

Posted on October 10, 2019 in: Mission Outreach

The fall season is a season of giving thanks and giving to others.   Please contribute to these projects this month.  Bridgeport Rescue Mission Green Bean Collection – Collecting 500 cans of green beans for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving Project. Deadline Nov. 10.  Boxes in church for collection. Coat Drive – Collecting gently used winter coats for distribution to homeless and needy. Coat racks available for collection. Roosevelt School Mobile Food Pantry Mobile Food Pantry -- A new volunteer opportunity to distribute food at Roosevelt School in Bridgeport ...

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Community Suppers in October

Posted on September 24, 2019 in: Special Event

Sunday, October 20, the Mission and S&F committees will be hosting a TACO BAR dinner at 5:00 pm. in Brooks Hall.  Following the dinner, Tom will present his second session on What it means to be Presbyterian.  There is still time to sign up so please let us know if you will be coming by emailing the church office at firstpresby@firstpresby.net You are encouraged to participate in any or all Sunday suppers and activities. And we hope that these evenings will be an opportunity for members to invite a friend or  family to introduce them to your family.  

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Join Peter Mitchell for Sunday morning Bible Study delving into The Parables. The class will meet Sundays from 9:00 to 9:45 am in the Parlor from September 15 through October 27.  The Parables are authentic words of Jesus, using everyday events to highlight deep spiritual truths. He incorporates unexpected twists and surprise endings, drawing the reader into new ways of thinking about their faith. Each parable gives the reader one or two basic insights into concepts such as forgiveness, mercy, justice, redemption, stewardship, love, humility, salvation, prayer and the Kingdom of God. Join an interactive journey wit...

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Please join Tom for 'The Book of Ephesians' Bible Study beginning Wednesday September 25 thrrough November 20. The morning study will be held in the Parlor from 10:30 to12:00 and the evening study will be held in the Parlor from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.   Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? God knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so God gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well&mdas...

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Tom Groome will lead an ongoing discussion on 'What it means to be Presbyterian' each Sunday in October. Please join Tom for this four part series in the Munich room from 5:30-7:00 pm on October 6, 13, 20, and 27. The roots of Presbyterianism are scriptural. The name comes from the Greek word presbuteros, translated elder. It points back in the Old Testament to the elders selected by the tribes as their leaders (1 Kings 8:1-3; Judges 8:14, 16; Deuteronomy 27:1; Ezra 10:8; etc.). In the New Testament church, it is used to describe the overseers of a local congregation (Acts 14:23; 20:17; Titus...

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GriefShare

Posted on July 23, 2019 in: Special Event

GriefShare is a grief recovery seminar and support group.  Starting September 17, from 7 – 8:30 pm,  our church will sponsor a 12 week course for people who have experienced a death of a family member or friend. This nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics with seminar sessio...

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