This year Lent will begin on March 1st. FPC will have a Taizé Ash Wednesday service that evening at 7:00, and each Sunday evening at 5:30 a Taizé service. There will also be a new page here (coming soon) with a variety of Lenten devotionals and disciplines. Please join us!
UPDATE: The dinner was a success, raising over $1000! Thank you to everyone who participated!!
You are loved!!! And we would love to have you join us for dinner! On Friday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. our FPC Youth and Northwood Presbyterian Youth will host a Valentine’s Dinner to help raise money for their trips to Montreat (Youth Conference for the older ones; Music Conference for the younger). Any one of them will be happy to sell you a ticket! It’s just $15.00 for a delicious meal of brisket, potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and homemade desserts!
It’s that time again! Our FPC youth will be collecting for the Souper Bowl of Caring this Sunday, February 6th after worship. Please bring some extra dollars to drop in the pots! This year the money collected will go to the feeding program of LifeHouse Ministries. Thank you for your generosity!
Click here to read more about how one Presbyterian youth group had the idea 27 years ago….https://souperbowl.org/
Please join us on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. for Family Night Supper and a program from Les and Cindy Morgan who have been serving as PCUSA medical mission co-workers in Bangladesh since 1989!
The Morgans help churches plan and implement congregation-based ministries of healing as well as broader community health programs integrated with other social development activities. They also advise mission hospitals on patient care and support the work of church-related nursing schools. They have a special interest in helping churches deepen their understanding of the ministry of healing and its role in the proclamation of the gospel.
This is a special treat, so we encourage you to invite your friends as well. You won’t want to miss it!
What do a hospice director, retired corporate exec, paper mill employee, and 5th grader have in common?
- They all worship at First Presbyterian Church, Texarkana, Arkansas.
- God has moved in the lives of all four in profound ways.
- They are brave enough to come share their experiences this Sunday in celebration of Pentecost Sunday.
On the first Pentecost Sunday, God’s Spirit moved over the church in a profound way. Peter spoke to the crowds testifying to what God had done through Jesus and what God was doing on that day. We are told that “…with many words he bore witness and continued to exhort them.” Because of his sharing many came to believe and understand God more deeply.
Honoring God this Sunday
In that spirit, this Sunday three adults and one of the children in our church will be sharing ways God has touched their lives profoundly. I hope you will be there to be enriched by their stories, to support them in sharing their faith, and most importantly, to honor what God has done.
My playful challenge to you
To make this a little more fun – I have a challenge for you. I have a Starbucks gift card for the first person who can guess who all four are. No cheating — you can’t go sneak peaking at the bulletin or calling a staff member. Email me back with your best guess A.S.A.P.
Rev. Dr. Susan Arnold
p.s. Don’t forget to wear red.
p.p.s. Pray for those preparing to speak.