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FALL FESTIVAL at FPCA!
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

FALL FESTIVAL at FPCA!

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Sunday, October 28
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Party & Games 4:30 – 5:45

Dinner & Costume Pageant 5:45 – 6:30

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Wear a Costume!

Ground Floor Wallace Foyer, Gardner Fellowship Hall & Community Room

Volunteers Needed to Join the FUN!

  • Donate Candy, Run a Game, Give out Prizes

  • Help Serve Dinner

  • Be an Admiring Audience for the Costume Pageant

Dinner catered by Luella’s Barbeque $5 per adult

RSVP helpful – but come either way!

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Serve Breakfast in Pritchard Park
Sep
23
8:15 AM08:15

Serve Breakfast in Pritchard Park

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Anyone who would like to help serve our downtown neighbors is invited to meet in the FPCA kitchen at 8:15 a.m. We need you to bring soft fruit, (grapes, bananas), orange juice, and/or hard boiled eggs to share. We will walk over to the park around 8:45 a.m., returning by 9:45 in time for the Congregation-wide Forum faith development class.


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 Family Hike: Lake Powhatan at Bent Creek Experimental Forest
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Family Hike: Lake Powhatan at Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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Meet in Lake Powhatan parking lot near beach and picnic area. Day use fee $2 per person. Bring water bottle, picnic food and swim gear if you desire for playing in the water. Sunscreen and bug spray may be helpful too.

The trail is an easy hike. Mostly gravel but some areas are single footpath dirt. There is a lot to see, a dam, a fishing pier, a lake and bent creek. The trail is a 1 mile loop. There are restrooms in three places along the trail, pit toilets at the hard times trail head, portalets at the fishing pier and flush toilets at the picnic area. Nathan Gruver will lead the hike, contact 336-683-7868

Hang out after the hike! Bring a picnic lunch & play in the creek.   

Link to the website and copy of the trail map:
https://www.pisgahhospitalitypartners.com/lake-powhatan/

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Bible Journeys Celebration!
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

Bible Journeys Celebration!

Join us June 24th for a celebration in Gardner Fellowship Hall following the 11am worship service. The Christian Education Committee is recognizing 20 years of faith development ministry using the Workshop Rotation Model for Sunday morning classes with our
elementary age children. 

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20 ago major renovations to our children's hallway and classrooms were made possible by a very generous gift from the family of Perry Bartsch Sr.  This gift and several others made it possible to sustain four Bible Journeys workshop rooms for creative learning through
computer, art, drama and puppets. Led by many dedicated volunteers over the years, the children in our congregation have taken important steps on their faith journey as they gained a deeper understanding of the bible stories and have grown spiritually. 

We hope to recognize all who have participated as teachers, shepherds, coordinators and children. Come join us in honoring all those who have been on the journey!
 

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GODLY PLAY
May
21
to May 28

GODLY PLAY

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Thank you for the generous congregational support of our new Godly Play curriculum for pre-school through elementary age children.  We have almost completed the sponsorship of all three rooms of story sets.  

We are wrapping up this initial effort; if you selected a story sheet from the atrium that you would still like to purchase, we would appreciate your contribution by June 4 (contribute online here).  

We hope you will consider joining a ministry team of storytellers and room hosts, Godly Play training will take place this summer.  Email Nancy or call the church office to let us know if you are interested.
 

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Annual Church Picnic: NEW LOCATION at Lake Julian off Hendersonville Rd.
May
20
12:30 PM12:30

Annual Church Picnic: NEW LOCATION at Lake Julian off Hendersonville Rd.

Everyone is invited to come together after worship and share a picnic lunch with games and activities for all ages!

(Look for signs on Hendersonville Rd. Lunch served under Shelter #6)

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Please come share a picnic together on Sunday, May 20 following the 11a.m. worship service! Enjoy the beauty of outdoors; sit at picnic tables & enjoy the company of friends, old and new; bring your favorite yard games, throw the Frisbee and much more! Handicapped access at the shelter and restrooms.


Potluck Side if you can bring something to share: If your last name begins A-P please bring a side dish. If your last name begins Q-Z, please bring a dessert.
 

In case of rain, we will picnic in the Fellowship Hall.

GREENING TIPS:  Disposable plates and utensils will be available for anyone who needs them, but if you are able to bring the dishes/utensils that your household needs to use, it cuts down the waste we produce.
 

 

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Mother's Day Offering for the Child Care Center
May
13
8:45 AM08:45

Mother's Day Offering for the Child Care Center

Since 1967, the mission of the Child Care Center has been to provide children with the highest quality of early childhood education and guidance in a loving, nurturing environment with committed, competent and caring staff. 

This year the offering will be used to support the completion of a new, natural play space on the Church Street side of our building in memory of Rebecca Reinhardt. The playspace design, which is by the Natural Learning Initiative of NC State, is also available to see in the Wallace Foyer and will be in the bulletin on Mother's Day. Through our generous contributions we can complete this playspace, which will be used by both church and Child Care Center children.

 https://cccfpcasheville.com/

https://cccfpcasheville.com/

If you are not able to make an offering on Mother’s Day, checks payable to FPCA (earmarked for the Child Care Center) can be mailed to the office or you can make a gift online anytime. 

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Youth, Cherub & Chorister Choir Supper & Celebration!
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Youth, Cherub & Chorister Choir Supper & Celebration!

The entire FPCA family is invited to an end of the year celebration for our choirs on Wednesday, May 9th. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for dinner at 5:30. Then at 6:30 we’ll move to the sanctuary, where both choirs will perform a program highlighting the music they have learned this year. And who knows, you may be invited to join in the music making too!
 

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Copy of Creation Care Fair: Schedule Update
Apr
29
9:45 AM09:45

Copy of Creation Care Fair: Schedule Update

This fair is a multigenerational event designed to educate and entertain people of all ages
about reducing waste and moving toward zero waste.

9:45 a.m. Sunday School classes for pre-K through fifth grade will not meet as usual.

Instead children and their parent(s)/grandparent(s) are invited to the Fellowship Hall where children will make and add creatures to a mural of God’s creation, participate in a recycling relay, make new candles from old, mix-up a non-toxic cleaner, create a poster of recyclable and compostable items, tie-dye coffee filters and visit the Recycling Education Vehicle outside.

Adults and parents who aren’t having fun with children are invited to Cam Murchison’s presentation, “The Fire This Time: Biblical and Theological Grounding for Responding to Climate Disruption,” in Room 213.
Exhibits for additional information will be set up in the Wallace Foyer. Sundance Solar will have staff ready to talk about solar installations and rebates for the church and residences. Asheville Greenworks will provide information on recycling and composting, and the Creation Care Team will offer ways to get involved.

After a light lunch, two workshops will discuss practical ways to moving toward zero waste. Dargan Gilmore from Raleigh will speak about how families can reduce waste at home and have fun doing it. Beatrice Nathan from Cool Communities will expand that discussion to include reducing energy and water use, driving and food consumption from a workbook titled, “Low Carbon Diet.” Another option is Asheville GreenWorks’ Christine Brown’s workshop that will cover reducing waste by home recycling and home composting.

As Christians, we have a responsibility to take care of the earth that God has entrusted to us. Join the Creation Care Team on April 29 to learn and practice basic ways of being good stewards. Contact Jane Laping 828-277-7342 for more information. To share your interest with Creation Care, complete this quick survey.

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Mother- Child Retreat Volunteer Opportunities
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Mother- Child Retreat Volunteer Opportunities

First Presbyterian Church Asheville is partnering again this Spring with Ministry of Hope the Chaplain’s Program at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women to Host a Mother-Child Retreat Monday, April 9 & Tuesday, April 10.  

Swannanoa is a minimum security state operated facility.  A small group of about 10 incarcerated women will be invited to spend two days and one night with their children ages 2- 11 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain.  FPCA will provide host site volunteers for those 2 days including providing 4 meals and snacks. The children will meet their mother’s on Monday morning April 9 spend the night, and return to their caregivers home on Tuesday afternoon April 10.

It has been recognized that children need quality, supervised time with their mother, especially while she is incarcerated and cannot see them regularly.  Children face tremendous loss and sadness over their separation, and young children often have a lot of fear about what is happening to their mother.  Mother’s also benefit and gain skills in interaction with their children before time for their release.  FPCA has taken on this important ministry, with a long tradition of area churches hosting the retreat.

Offsite Volunteers: Donations of snack food or monetary gifts for children’s goodbye bags

1) Click to see our SignUp on SignUp.com
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Questions?  Contact Nancy McNeill 828-253-1431 ext. 126; nmcneill@fpcasheville.org  
 

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Children's Ministry: Godly Play
Mar
18
to Apr 8

Children's Ministry: Godly Play

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Godly Play is a Montessori-based Christian method that uniquely honors each child’s spiritual journey, based on the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God.  The Godly Play method offers room for silence and contemplation while a simple Bible story is told. It includes a series of open-ended wondering questions to invite children into experiencing the story and creative opportunities for multi-sensory activities.  

Read our Detailed Brochure

How can you help? 

  • Purchase a story set in honor or memory of a loved one. See the display in the Powell Atrium on the 1st floor for specific information.
  • Make a general donation to support the on-going costs of the program.
  • Volunteer to help organize and set up the rooms.
  • Participate in Godly Play training and join a ministry team of storytellers or room hosts. 
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Family Activities During Lent & Easter
Mar
4
to Apr 1

Family Activities During Lent & Easter

Invitation to Godly Play

Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that shares the stories of our faith in a way that recognizes the unique sense of the presence of God that each of us already have -- whether 3 or 93.  There is room for silence and contemplation while the simple story is told and includes a series of open-ended questions intended to enhance creative interaction with the story and opportunity for experiential response.                                   

  • March 4  - Parents are invited to experience Godly Play during Faith Development.
  • March 11 – Congregation wide initiative- “Sponsor a Story” - help offset the start-up cost of new curriculum. 

Following Jesus Through Holy Week & Easter!   

During the month of March Bible Journeys K-5th grade will learn about events in Jesus life during Holy Week and take home activities for families to observe during Holy Week and Easter. 

Take a Fish Bank for One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Fill Bank with coins! Put in a few coins daily in your fish bank each time you brush your teeth, or eat a snack.  Your gifts may help a community buy fish nets, farming tools, supply a village with clean water or help in other ways to provide assistance during times of disaster, helping refugees or with resettlement or community development.  
Bring filled fish bank with coins on Easter morning as we share God’s love with people experiencing need.

PALM SUNDAY March 25 - Donkey Walk & Palm Procession 9:45am                                

  • Nursery & Pre-school age & Parents Meet on 1st Floor Children’s Hall
  • K-1st Meet in Choir Room;
  • 2nd-5th Graders Room 104

Join us along with Central United Methodist and Trinity Episcopal as we follow the donkey for a walk to Pritchard Park & back to re-enact Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem as we wave palms & shout our Hosannas!   K-5th Grade Chorister Choir sings at the Donkey Walk & in Worship.  Palm procession into 11am worship service following donkey walk, all ages! Line up on Children’s Hall  

EASTER EGG HUNT  Saturday  March 31 10:00am  
Egg Hunt and FUN for children birth -5th grade!  Meet on the Children’s Hall at 10am for refreshments & crafts.  Separate hunt for younger and older children. Egg hunt will be outside weather permitting!


Easter Brunch  Sunday April 1   Fellowship Hall  9:45am
Bring your family and friends and a Potluck dish to share.  Easter crafts for kids
 

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RETREAT PHOTOS REQUESTED!
Feb
1
to Feb 19

RETREAT PHOTOS REQUESTED!

Retreat Photos Requested!  

The Retreat Committee would love to have your best photos from the October 2017 Church-wide Retreat at Montreat.  Photos of people, places, and things are all welcome!

Please email them in JPEG format to barbraslove@gmail.com 
 

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 Moravian Love Feast
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Moravian Love Feast

December 13
Dinner served 5:30-6:15pm
Fellowship Hall (No RSVP needed)

Join us following dinner for a unique worship experience of song & prayer,  candles & coffee, and of course sweet Moravian cookies! Worship begins with a prelude by our youth band, and is led by our youth with assistance from both of our Children’s Choirs.
 

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DONATIONS for Love Asheville 2017!
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

DONATIONS for Love Asheville 2017!

FPCA CONGREGATION-WIDE DAY OF MISSION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Thanks to all who have signed up to participate in Love Asheville on October 29! We have over 100 participants in the morning and 70 in the afternoon, spread out over a variety of mission opportunities. Many of our groups are at capacity which is awesome! If you have not signed up but want to participate, contact us about available spots.

Registered participants should receive an email with important details about your mission group, along with contact info for your team leader. Team leaders will contact you if further information is needed.

Beginning this Sunday 10/22, we are inviting the entire congregation to consider these additional ways to participate. Donations of goods can be brought to the Wallace Foyer - simply label what your donations are!
 

  • Make a donation to support our CROP Walk team. We are receiving checks payable to FPC-A / earmarked for CROP. Cash donations will be received at the Love Asheville table in the Wallace Foyer.  In addition to local funding for MANNA Food Bank, Loving Food Resources & ABCCM, CROP Hunger Walks help with international relief efforts providing food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. 
     
  • We are collecting new and gently used men’s and women’s athletic shoes and boots, and new tube socks for the shoe pantry at the Church of the Advocate.
     
  • We are collecting paper towels, toilet paper, all purpose cleaner, dish washing soap, clothes detergent, garbage bags, and toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap) for Homeward Bound’s Welcome Home Donation Center.
     
  • For our Mission Fair we are collecting these Care Kit items to share with neighbors who may experience homelessness: toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, lip balm/chapstick, deodorant, combs, wash cloths, socks (adult & children), hot hands/hot feet, soft granola bars, peanut butter crackers.

Thank you for your willingness to share yourself in ministry on October 29! Remember, we will gather for worship in the sanctuary at 4:30 PM to celebrate the love we have shared throughout the day. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Beth Cummings, Mission Committee Chair (828-777-3243), Associate Pastor Michael Poulos (mpoulos@fpcasheville.org).

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Annual Retreat at Montreat: Fitting it all together.....
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Annual Retreat at Montreat: Fitting it all together.....

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT OCT. 6, 7, 8

PIECES OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE; FITTING IT ALL TOGETHER!

We will spend some time at the retreat getting to know ourselves and each other better, getting in touch with who we are as the people of God in this place and time. What’s our story? Where has God been at work in the past through this church, and where is God working now? What gifts has God given us that we can use to serve one another and our community? 

For the Schedule, Check In information & What to bring- CLICK HERE!

 contact Nancy McNeill with questions. 

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Advent Carol Service: led by Choirs of FPCA!!!
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Carol Service: led by Choirs of FPCA!!!

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 Worship & the Arts Conference

Worship & the Arts Conference

Join us at Montreat Conference Center for Advent in September!
 
As a feature of the Montreat Worship & the Arts Conference, the Choirs of First Presbyterian Church of Asheville will lead an Advent Carol Service in Anderson Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27th.
 


The service aims to capture something of the Advent longing and hope characteristic of the season.  It features anthems and hymns by composers both ancient and modern.  The service is structured around the great Advent Antiphons, known as the Great “Os”.  These were sung originally as responses to the Magnificat at the Evening Office of Vespers from the 17th to the 23rd of December.  Readings from scripture, anthems, and congregational hymns reflect on the theme of Christ who comes to judge and save his people.
 
The public is cordially invited to take part in this unique and beautiful service.

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Nursery Volunteers are Needed!
Sep
21
to Oct 1

Nursery Volunteers are Needed!

We need nursery volunteers, both youth and adults for 8:45 & 11:00 worship & 9:45 Faith
Development, to help care for our littlest church members. Please see the signup sheet in the nursery hallway or use the form below to sign up. Thank you from our little ones!!

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Sunday morning Nursery is available 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (after 11am worship)
If you know your availability or have some dates in mind, share it with us here. Let us know if you do not have any preference.
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2-5th Grade CHORISTER CHOIR KICK-OFF!
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

2-5th Grade CHORISTER CHOIR KICK-OFF!

All 2nd- 5th graders are invited!  Meet with Jeremy Roberts, Choir Director! 

Welcome, Registration,  Rehearsal & Parent Meeting;  Pizza Supper provided & childcare for non-choir children.


 

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Can you join us on the 30th? *
We can add your info/email to our list for future participation.
Please include child/children's name and age
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Sunday Ausust 27: Special Offering, Light Brunch & Class
Aug
27
9:30 AM09:30

Sunday Ausust 27: Special Offering, Light Brunch & Class

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SPECIAL OFFERING 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICES
This will be the 26th house jointly built by local Presbyterians and Methodists and will be built in Arden. The home owners are delighted about the prospect of moving from a substandard rental unit to a safe, permanent and affordable home of their own to raise their toddler and a new born due when the house is completed.  Our annual Habitat Offering to contribute to the cost of the 2016 Presbyterian-Methodist House. The churches are working to raise a significant portion of the $55,000 cost of construction. 

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FAITH DEVELOPMENT CELEBRATION & LIGHT BRUNCH 9:30 a.m
Light Brunch will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Grab some refreshments and enjoy the program (9:45 a.m.): FPCA Youth Living their Faith!   Our youth share about their Summer Youth Events. These experiences are transformative ones for the youth and adults who participated. For many of our middle and high school youth these events are a highlight for their summer and would not be possible without congregational support!

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ORIENTATION ON THE CHILDREN’S HALL 9:45 a.m. 
New Kindergarteners—5th graders and their parents are invited to an orientation to learn about the FPCA Bible Journeys Program and meet some of our Nursery & Children’s Ministry Team.


YOUTH CHOIR KICK-OFF 4:30 p.m. 
All 6-12th graders are invited to join the Youth Choir– meet at FPCA in the music room. Contact Jeremy Roberts with questions.
 

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Special Presentation by Asheville Youth Mission
Aug
6
9:45 AM09:45

Special Presentation by Asheville Youth Mission

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 at 9:45 a.m.
Classes are open at all times for anyone to attend
*Childcare provided during all adult classes & studies

 Making lunch at the Veteran's Restoration Quarters 2017

Making lunch at the Veteran's Restoration Quarters 2017

August 6  Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) Ministry (Room 213)
Learn more about Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) and how this ministry that we house in our building is making a huge positive impact!  AYM brings youth and college groups into the Asheville area to do outreach work. The summer college aged staff of Asheville Youth Mission will give a presentation about their life-changing summer experiences.

"This time (at AYM) together is always good and challenging for the group as a whole- to live, work & play together!" -Beth Thaxton, Adult, FPC Raleigh

I learned that you should always smile at someone new everyday. AYM taught me to love”- Will, 10th grade, Chapel of the Cross Episcopal, Chapel Hill, NC

I think God is telling me to create more time in my life to dedicate to making other lives better or more enjoyable”-Kyndra, 12th Grade, Church of Reconciliation

This summer’s theme Creating Spaces engages hundreds of teenagers from across the country in ministry with our Asheville neighbors.  Using creativity through the arts, AYM offers each group meaningful biblical study, worship experiences and opportunity to consider how God is calling them to create space in their own churches & communities.

 

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Your Help is Needed!
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Your Help is Needed!

Friday July 28 10am-4pm (Room 202)
The Liturgical Arts Committee is hosting a workday, your assistance is needed to help assemble sanctuary banners to display during Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar, which is now until  Advent begins. 

NO ART SKILLS REQUIRED!  

Come any time between 10am - 4pm and help the Arts committee with simple cutting and ironing.  If you come around the lunch hour, bring a sack lunch or grab a bite downtown.  Need information? Contact Jane Vann  using the form below.

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Come learn about the state of children in NC!
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Come learn about the state of children in NC!

Come learn about the state of children in NC!

Thursday, June 15, 12 PM to 1 PM
Reuter Mission Children's Hospital’s Conference Room
Federal budget and state budget proposals will have major consequences on our children's health, well-being, education, and housing.

Children First/CIS is offering a free lunch with Michelle Hughes, executive director of NC Child. Michelle will share about about the federal and state policy landscape and our collective advocacy work to make sure all children have the opportunity to thrive. 
 

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Vacation Bible School! Marketplace 29 A.D. JUNE 26-29
May
22
to Jun 11

Vacation Bible School! Marketplace 29 A.D. JUNE 26-29

Market Place VBS is a joyful experience that invites us to journey as tribes of Israel through the lively setting of a Judean town set in the time of Jesus’ ministry.  Our 2017 theme is “God's Promises”  Children will hear Bible stories from our storytellers, see Bible dramas come alive, study with the Rabbi, visit the shops & make crafts, play games, dance, make music and serve others!

Monday June 26—Thursday June 29… we need over 100 volunteers each day to care for our 175 children who join us from 6 local area churches!  Please contact Nancy McNeill or Penny Gibbs in the church office to participate.

Go to our blog to see pictures of past years and to print the Registrations!

 

 Click here for a PDF version of the 2017 BROCHURE! All the information you need to learn about VBS and sign up!

Click here for a PDF version of the 2017 BROCHURE! All the information you need to learn about VBS and sign up!

 Click here for the PDF version of the VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Click here for the PDF version of the VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

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Annual Child Care Center Mother’s Day Offering
May
14
8:00 AM08:00

Annual Child Care Center Mother’s Day Offering

Annual Child Care Center Mother’s Day Offering
May 14 (8:45 and 11:00 a.m. services)

Since 1967, the mission of the Child Care Center has been to provide children with the highest quality of early childhood education and guidance in a loving, nurturing environment with committed, competent and caring staff. We serve a diverse community of families including many who are not able to pay full tuition. In addition to the state subsidies, our mission dollars are needed to help provide low-income working families quality child care, thus enabling parents to work.  If you are not able to make an offering on Mother’s Day, checks payable to FPCA (earmarked for the Child Care Center) can be mailed to the office anytime.  
 

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Cherub & Chorister Choir Celebration!
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Cherub & Chorister Choir Celebration!

YOU ARE INVITED!!  
End of the Year Cherub & Chorister Choir Supper & Celebration!

The entire FPCA family is invited to an end of the year celebration for our Chorister Choir and Cherub Choir on Wednesday, May 10th.  We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for dinner at 5:30. Then at 6:30 we’ll move to the sanctuary, where both choirs will perform a program highlighting the music they have learned this year. And who knows, you may be invited to join in the music making too!
 

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Special Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing
Apr
16
8:45 AM08:45

Special Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing

Special Offering  One Great Hour of Sharing  Easter Sunday, April 16 (8:45 & 11:00am)

Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Through this major offering:  the refugee and the stranger have found food and safe shelter; those stunned by the aftermath of disasters have found relief and help rebuilding; and communities seeking to take control of their future have found partners in development.

Presbyterians' gifts support the work of The Presbyterian Committee for the Self-Development of People, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The hundreds of millions of dollars Presbyterians have given over the last half century have  enabled a powerful witness to the love of the One who came that all might have life more abundantly.

Children’s One Great Hour of Sharing— bring your FISH COIN BANKS to church!   
 

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Mother & Child Retreat for Swannanoa Correctional Center
Apr
1
to Apr 4

Mother & Child Retreat for Swannanoa Correctional Center

FPCA will be hosting the annual Mother & Child Retreat for a small group of approximately 10 women from the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women and their children. This is a wonderful opportunity for these families to connect and spend quality time together.  

 Artist, Veronica Eckstein

Artist, Veronica Eckstein

It has been recognized that children need quality, supervised time with their mother, especially while she is incarcerated and cannot see them regularly.  Children face tremendous loss and sadness over their separation, and young children often have a lot of fear about what is happening to their mother.  Mothers also benefit and gain skills in interaction with their children before time for their release.  

You can help by providing snacks, books, or time. Please sign up for one or more of the many volunteer opportunities. CLICK HERE.

 

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