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Dinners for Eight

What is Dinners for Eight?

Dinners for Eight is an opportunity for the people of First Presbyterian Church – both members and visitors – to build relationships and get to know one another over a meal. We hope that Dinners for Eight will help build a strong community at FPC!

How does it work?

To sign up for Dinners for Eight is to commit to four meals with seven other people, some or all of whom you may not know. On Sunday, Sept. 25th following worship, those who have signed up for Dinners for Eight will gather for a potluck in Fellowship Hall to meet their group for the first time. At that time, you’ll set dates & times to share a meal together four times between September & December (rotating hosts or locations).

Where do we eat?

The group can choose whether they will eat in their homes, have a potluck at the church, or gather at a restaurant. We do not want members of the groups to feel as though they must invite everyone into their home, although eating with someone in his/her home can be a fun way to build an intimate community. If the group chooses to eat in their homes, they can ask the group members to bring various elements of the meal when they arrive.
Our Stadium Home
Stadium neighborhood cleanup events. Everyone is welcome! Next event: pre-game cleanup on Sunday, Sept. 18. 11:45am-1:00pm. Go to the Columbia Bank parking lot immediately following the service. (It’s okay to wear work clothes to church!) Supplies (and snacks) provided.
Participants are invited to enjoy a free treat at a local establishment and enjoy the Seahawks game after the cleanup!

Click the button below to be notified of our next neighborhood cleanup event!
Topics include intergenerational bonds, friendship repair, support for grieving friends, and creative ideas. Four Sundays, beginning Sept. 18. 9:15-10:10am in the South Chapel.
Saturday, October 8 from 3:00-7:00pm.
Join us for hot dogs and brats, root beer garden, pretzels, apple cider, and loads of fun activities for the whole family! Hear about the ministries using our Camp McCullough campus and maybe lend your support to camp! $10 per person or $25 per family. We can hardly wait to celebrate with you all - it will be sehr gut!!
In-person (Tuesday mornings) or on Zoom (Tuesday evenings). Starts Sept. 13.

The 14- week series, Encountering God, will focus on practicing spiritual disciplines for a more vibrant spiritual life and to know God more intimately.

THE GATHERING

Quarterly social gathering for younger women. Meets in various locations, often on Friday nights.
Monthly gathering on third Tuesday afternoons for senior ladies. Bring your sack lunch (beverages provided) and enjoy a talk and fellowship. 12-2pm in Middleton.
Monthly casual potluck and time for games and fellowship. Ages 55+. First Friday nights. Meets at 4:00pm in South Chapel. If you have a favorite game, bring it!

Kids' Club

A time for kids to meet in small groups each Sunday at 9:15am to dig into the Bible and grow in their walk with Jesus. Preschool on the 2nd floor, and elementary on the 3rd floor.

Kids' Church

meets during the 10:30 service and gives kids an opportunity to play, sing, dance & worship God in a setting designed for kids! Nursery-Kindergarteners can be dropped off on the 2nd floor before the service.  1st-5th graders are dismissed during the service.

Rooted & Established Prayer

This is a 7-week intergenerational prayer partnership where adults are assigned  a child to pray for in our church.  Adults & children can sign up starting on September 18th during coffee hour.

The campaign will run from October 9th - November 27th. The last day to sign up is October 2nd.

FPC Youth Ministry

Youth group on Wednesday nights. Middle School (grades 6-8) meets from 5:30-6:30pm and High School (grades 9-12) meets at 7:00-8:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Each week includes games, worship, a talk, and small group time.

Sunday morning classes (9:15-10:15am). All grades gather first in Fellowship Hall/Youth Room before separating out into Middle and High School classes.

Chancel Choir

After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, our Chancel Choir is returning to ministry this fall! Our first choir rehearsal is Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7:00–8:30pm in Ferguson Chapel. No auditions are required, and childcare is provided upon request. We hope that you will join us as we help lead our congregation in worship!

Handbell Choirs

What is the “bell choir”? It is a unique and fun way to worship and socialize for our youth. The bell choir is a cross between team sport and music ensemble. It certainly requires the coordination, cooperation, and dedication that is found on a sports team, yet instead of “goals” and “runs” from the group, music is produced.  Anyone with 2 arms who can count to at least 4 is able to join. Age ranges are: 5th – 8th Grades (Chapels) and 9th + (Lindseys).

In addition to having fun and making music in an environment that promotes health and loving interactions, the Ringers prepare to be integral participants in the worship services of the Church.

Lindsey Bells practice Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Chapel Bells at 7:00pm, in Middleton.