Special Events

Columbarium and Memorial Letter:  
October 30, 2019, To the Members of First Presbyterian Church:
First Presbyterian Church has received two suggestions for ways to honor those members who have passed on.  This letter is a survey to determine how much interest the members of our congregation have for either proposal.
The first suggestion is to erect a memorial wall.  This wall would be made of a slab of granite approximately 5’ by 7’ with the names of individuals being engraved upon it. It would be placed outside next to a current wall of the church.  The cost of engraving a memorial would be $500.  The following picture is a rough idea of what could be done.



The second suggestion is to erect a columbarium.  This is a unit which is built like a wall and would contain a specific number of 12” by 12” niches/boxes that will hold the cremains (urns) of one to two individuals.  It would be placed outside next to a current wall of the church.  The cost of purchasing a niche with the memorial engraving would be $1,000. The following picture gives a general idea as to what a columbarium looks like. Ours would be considerably smaller.


 
  • I would be interested in purchasing a niche in a columbarium for $1,000.
  • I would be interested in having a name etched in a memorial wall for $500.
  • I am not interested in either of these suggestions.
 
Name: ________________________________ Phone:__________________

 
Support Groups:
Two support groups meet at our church on a monthly basis. They are:
             1. Our Grief Support Group meets the first Wednesday and the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM and provides help, hope, and healing to those dealing with grief and loss.
             2. Our RLI Group deals with “Real Life Issues” and meets the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 AM  This group meets to discuss issues pertaining to end of life, death and dying, and spiritual questions.
Both groups are open to anyone in the church and community and maintain a high level of confidentiality. Both of these groups meet in our new conference room.
For questions about any of these support groups, please talk with Dr. Don Harr or Pastor Dave. Dr. Harr is a retired psychiatrist with a lot of years of experience in helping people cope and grow through their loss.

8th Annual Youth Pie Auction was Big Success:
The youth group raised  just over $6,000 at our 8th annual pie auction and lunch in October. Funds raised go to help cover the costs of retreats, mission trips, and other special events. Special thanks to all who donated!

In this picture Heather is giving Pastor Dave a face-ful of pie.



Community Block Party Appreciation:  Thanks to the many people who made our annual community block party in August a great success.  About 200 people attended and enjoyed a great evening of free food, large inflatable games for the kids, music, and fun.  We plan to make this an annual event so your help next summer in making this an even bigger and better event would be greatly appreciated.

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering: Thanks to all who participated in our One Great Hour of Sharing fishing derby.  This year's goal was to collect 200 pounds of fish.  No only did we meet our goal, we shattered it as 415 lbs. of fish were returned. WOW!! The amount of coins inside the fish totaled $3,200.  Our church's mission committee added this amount, bringing our total offering to over $5,000.  This money will go to help those in need.  Thanks to your generous support of this special offering that is received every Easter.

Summer 2012 Mission Trip to Belize, Central America:
26 youth and adults from our congregation traveled to Belize and built a home for a very poor family.  It was a life changing experience as we were able to share with others the love and grace of Jesus Christ.  Thanks to many who supported this trip, both prayerfully and financially.  The mission team will be sharing of their Belize trip during worship on Sunday, August 12 at 9:30 AM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Youth Basket Auction:
Over $8,300 was donated to youth mission trip to Belize though the 13th annual gift basket auction on Sunday, March 25.  Thanks to all who donated baskets, purchased baskets, and helped with the wonderful meal.  What a generous congregation!!