May 1, 2018

Dear Friends,

            In an article entitled “Eleven Characteristics of Effective Smaller Churches,” David R. Ray states that there are faithful and exceptional qualities that effective smaller churches have that make them successful. Among these are: worship, takin...

March 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

               “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!” We hear and celebrate those words on Easter Day with trumpet, and hymns, and beautiful flowers and this year Easter Sunday, April 1st, will be no exception. I hope you will be with us as we celebrate th...

October 23, 2017

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, October 22nd, a new chapter in the life of our congregation began: we broke ground for our new addition! It was a beautiful day.  Construction should begin in early November and should be completed by Easter, April 1st, next year.

As I look back...

September 28, 2017

Dear friends,

If you had told me when I first arrived as your pastor in 1990, that we would be involved in two major building expansion projects, buy two houses, increase our budget 400% to include adding staff and greatly expanding our outreach to the community, I woul...

August 30, 2017

Dear Friends,

The Fall season is now upon us. The days are getting shorter and the night air is definitely cooler. School children are going back to school and college students are already back in class.

We in the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition have always valued educat...

April 27, 2017

Dear Friends,

Although the song says, “June is bustin’ out all over,” around First Presbyterian Church it is “May is bustin’ out all over!” With three major events, the Presbyterian Women’s Luncheon, the Relay for Life, and “Spring for Kidz,” plus all the regular activi...

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