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Christmas Eve Worship Services
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Worship Services

* 5:00 p.m.  Family Worship with Candlelight

All are invited for this intergenerational worship.  All children who attend are invited to participate in part of the service.  The Passing of the Christmas light at the conclusion of the service reminds us to share Christ, the light of the world.

Homeless Ministries Offering  (at 5:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)

The congregation is invited to bring an offering of  money to support our outreach ministries serving those experiencing homelessness: Saturday Sanctuary, Room in the Inn, and Pritchard Park Breakfasts. We will also receive hats, gloves, socks and sleeping bags to give to those in most need.   

9:00 p.m. Special Prelude Music

Special music provided by the Adult Chancel Choir and a variety of music offerings

9:30 p.m. Worship Service with Communion

The Christmas story, from prophecy to nativity, is shared in scripture and song, followed by Communion.  Candle light is passed to remind us to share Christ, the light of the world.

* indicates childcare is provided

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Annual Christmas Joy Gift Offering
Dec
23
12:30 PM12:30

Annual Christmas Joy Gift Offering

Offering on Sunday, December 23 & Monday, December 24

Details on the website: PCUSA Special Offerings

Details on the website: PCUSA Special Offerings

We will receive the traditional Christmas Joy Offering supporting 1) retired and active ministers and their families in times of need and 2) the mission of Presbyterian racial ethnic schools and colleges. This denomination-wide offering dates back to the 1930s when the former Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) began an offering to supplement inadequate retirement income and provide supplemental medical insurance for former ministers, missionaries, church workers, and their families.

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Adult Faith Development Class: Christmas Carols
Dec
23
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Faith Development Class: Christmas Carols

Christmas carols are some of the most beloved songs in our hymnal, and we only have a few weeks to sing them! In addition, many of them come along with wonderful stories and rich theology. Join Rev. Patrick Johnson and Music Director Jeremy Roberts to sing and explore your favorite Christmas carols on the Sunday before Christmas in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. 

 

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Longest Night Worship Service
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Longest Night Worship Service

On the longest night of the year, we are particularly mindful of those who are grieving or in pain this Christmas, and so we come together before God to honor and recognize our sadness. All are welcome to gather for prayerful worship of Jesus, the source of our hope and the light of the world who is with us even in darkness.

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Sunday Worship Service of Advent Music
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship Service of Advent Music

My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord! 

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Join us on Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. for a special service of Advent Music. The Choirs of First Presbyterian Church, Chamber Orchestra, and Organist & Director of Music, Jeremy Roberts, will all join forces to lead a festival worship service with music and readings based around the Magnificat.

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What are We Waiting For?
Dec
16
9:45 AM09:45

What are We Waiting For?

Adult Faith Development Sunday December 16 (Fellowship Hall)

We take time in Advent to think about what it means to wait for the days when—as we are promised in Revelation—“there will be no more death, or mourning, or crying or pain.” Join Rev. Patrick Johnson and a few other voices for a discussion that centers on hope in the midst of suffering. The congregation is invited to submit questions to Rebecca Gurney to help shape and direct our conversation

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Moravian Love Feast Dinner & Worship
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Moravian Love Feast Dinner & Worship

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Dinner is served in Gardner Fellowship Hall at 5:30 and followed by a youth-led interactive worship service in the Sanctuary at 6:30. This Moravian tradition is a meaningful experience for adults and children alike. This is 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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Adult Faith Development Class Dec. 9
Dec
9
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Faith Development Class Dec. 9

Simplifying the Holidays

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Do your holidays feel rushed, crowded with things to do and too many items to cross off your list? Take an hour or so to identify which traditions are important to you and learn how to make them the focus of celebrating Christ’s birth. Esther Pardue will lead a discussion about Christmas celebrations that honor you and your family’s wishes, and not leave you exhausted. Sponsored by the Creation Care Team. (Room 214)

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4th Annual Messiah Sing Along
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

4th Annual Messiah Sing Along

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Join the Asheville Symphony Chorus for our 4th Annual Handel's Messiah Community Sing Along.

Accompany our members in song or sit back and enjoy over 200 voices uniting in the strains of this magnificent work!

Singers are encouraged to arrive 45-60 minutes early to rehearse. Feel free to bring your own music score or you may borrow one of ours.

Each year, this event is proving to be more fun and even more magical for singers and audience members alike. Please come early to ensure you get a seat!

$20 ticket at the door or click the picture.

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Advent Celebration and Loaves & Fishes
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Advent Celebration and Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Fair (9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)

Advent Celebration (9:45-10:45 a.m.) 

Come enjoy brunch refreshments as we begin to observe the Advent Season.

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  • Shop the Loaves & Fishes alternative gift tables

  • Make & Sign Christmas Cards to send FPCA homebound members  

  • Receive a Godly Play at Home Advent Story Set to enter into the wonder and mystery of experiencing the season. 

  • Advent Wreath base & candles for purchase, supply your own greens at home

  • Make Christmas ornaments

  • Help Decorate the Saturday Sanctuary Tree & Giving Tree

  • Create an advent chain

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Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Fair
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Fair

Alternative Gifts Fair Benefiting non-profit agencies
doing God’s work in the world
100% of funds donated will support the agencies

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Not only does Loaves & Fishes provide agencies with much needed resources, but it is a great way to reach out to the larger church community, spreading the good news that even in the midst of our consumption-driven society, we can honor each other by giving gifts that matter!

There are two ways to participate in this life giving event:

  1. Attend the gift market on Sunday December 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Asheville. Visit with our participating agencies and learn how they work hard to make a difference in our community. Fill out your form with the agencies you would like to support and hand them in to one of our volunteers at the check out table. You will receive a card and envelope to honor someone with a gift that matters. (COMPLETE YOUR ORDER ONLINE)

  2. Place your order by mail, fax, scan/email, or bring to the church office of First Presbyterian Church (40 Church St. – entrance on Aston St.) We will contact you when your gift cards/envelopes are ready to be picked up at FPCA – or we will mail to you if you prefer.

Our last day to receive orders is Tuesday 12/18/2018

If you would like to volunteer with this program, please email mission@fpcasheville.org

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Longest Night Worship Service
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Longest Night Worship Service

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On the longest night of the year, we are particularly mindful of those who are grieving or in pain this Christmas, and so we come together before God to honor and recognize our sadness. All are welcome to gather for prayerful worship of Jesus, the source of our hope and the light of the world who is with us even in darkness.

 

6:30 p.m. in Campbell Chapel

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Christmas Caroling for all ages!
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Caroling for all ages!

All ages are invited to sing carols and join in a party after caroling!  If you are unable to come caroling, then meet us at Habitat Brewing for a party.  RSVP to the church office to participate– we will let you know where to meet with your group.  Scroll down to see pictures of caroling past!!

Youth 6th -12th grade will have a separate Youth Christmas Party; transportation from caroling will be provided.  Parents pick up youth at 7:30pm at the church.  

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Christmas Nativity Sets from Around the World
Dec
14
to Dec 17

Christmas Nativity Sets from Around the World

Come see a selection of Christmas Nativity sets from around the world on December 14 - 17 at the First Baptist Church of Asheville. The public is welcome to this free event.

Special guest lectures by the Rev. Dr. Jerry Beavers on “Creche: The Nativity Scene as  Art” and "The Nativity Scene in Worship and Devotion" Friday and Saturday. 

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The exhibit will run Thursday from 6 to 8:30 pm (open interfaith reception), Friday from 5 to 8:30 pm, Saturday the 16th from 3 - 8:30 pm, and Sunday the 17th from 12 noon to 6 PM.

A crèche, often called a Nativity scene, is an artistic representation of the birth of Jesus Christ. While focusing on the central figures of the mother Mary and Christ Child, crèche artists often telescope time and place to bring together a host of earthly and heavenly participants—shepherds, animals, wise men, angels, and commoners. For centuries, the crèche as an art form has spanned the globe, flourishing in homes and churches worldwide. Whether the crèche contains 19th century Italian villagers dressed in silks and jewels or contemporary African animal herders made of clay, each representation reflects the unique time and culture of the artist. This exhibit is an ecumenical effort to highlight the cultural diversity of each crèche on display, while honoring and celebrating the common theme that runs throughout—the birth of Jesus

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The Stories of our Advent Banners
Dec
14
to Dec 31

The Stories of our Advent Banners

The Advent banners this year are painted on silk.  The Liturgical Arts Committee hopes you will find something to reflect upon as you are in this sacred space during this wondrous time of the year.  

The process of painting on silk is multi faceted.  I use French liquid dyes on white Habitoi silk yardage.  Paint sits on top of a surface, but dyes penetrate the fibers.  Thus, the image can be seen from both sides.  (You’re welcome, choir!)  The silk is hand hemmed, then stretched on a frame.  In this case the banners and frame are 4’ x 10’.  I freehand draw on the silk, approximating my 2” x 4” sketch, using a water based clear resist.  The resist creates white lines.  The dyes are painted in between the lines.  I am very grateful for the help of Joan Murchison and Cindy Nelson who helped with the painting.  In theory, the dyes should stay in the cells created by the resist, but in reality the color frequently “jumps” over the line, resulting in beautiful blendings and mixtures.  I love that!  Silk by nature is strong, but gentle and free flowing, and when the art is that way too, it is cohesive.  When the silk is removed from the frame, it is sandwiched between clear newsprint and rolled into a tight ball, then steamed on top of the stove for about an hour and 15 minutes to set the dyes.  Next it is unwrapped and held under cool running water to remove the resist and any excess dye.  I let it “rest” overnight, then it is ready to be ironed and hung.
— Mary Ellen Porter

The first banner represents the wounded, scattered flock and the tender, loving shepherd.  It reminds us that the shepherds and other “ordinary” people were among the first to know of the coming of Jesus.  We are His people and the sheep of his flock.  We anticipate the goodness of coming home to be with Him.  The sky could be sunrise or sunset.  Sunrise could be interpreted as the dawn of new things to come, sunset as anticipation of that Holy Christmas Eve.  

“Make Straight in the Desert a Highway”
Isaiah reminds us that life is not always easy; he knows we will encounter rough places. But with our loving God, there is always hope.  Hope that our rough places will be made plain, that the winding roads before us will become straight, and that we will be led out of the darkness and into the light.

This silk piece, seen from the vantage point of a crooked rocky road, looks toward a straighter path across the desert and into the light.  Jesus is our Light and our Salvation and we look forward to His promise of comfort.  

“O Little Town of Asheville”
God didn’t send His only son, our Lord Jesus to Bethlehem, to be Lord of only those people and only in that time.  He sent Him to be Lord of each of us for all times and in all places.  I believe Jesus wants to be in our little town of Asheville too.  In our church, in our homes, in our hearts, today and always.  This banner represents Asheville, and perhaps you will find a few landmarks that look familiar.  Look for our mountains, City Hall, First Presbyterian Church, the new apartments on the back side of the Aloft Hotel, and various other office and hotel buildings.  Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.

The Holy Family in the Stable
Come quietly now. Stand with me behind Mary and Joseph in this crude stable strewn with hay. Peeking over their shoulders we see the baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in the same manger from which the cattle usually eat. He’s sleeping, warm, content and already full of love. The light from a magnificent star floods the space where he rests, and the night sky beyond the door holds other wonders unseen. Be near us Lord Jesus, we ask you to stay.

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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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Men's Breakfast Meeting
Dec
12
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast Meeting

Any man who attends our church or his friends are invited to join us for a delicious breakfast, fellowship, and an opportunity to continue one’s faith journey.  We will have an update on the signage projects (Waid Shelton) and the funding of those projects (Len Porter). There will also be discussion led by Nathan Gruver and Richard Sens regarding plans for the Presbyterian Men’s Organization in 2018.
Our program will be presented by Patrick Johnson and Jeremy Roberts. Patrick will share a Christmas Story and Jeremy will lead the men in a sing-a-long of Christmas songs.

Use the form below or call the church office to sign up for the event.
 

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Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Market
Dec
3
9:00 AM09:00

Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Market

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This year the Loaves & Fishes Alternative Gifts Fair benefiting non-profit agencies doing God’s work in the world will be hosted in the Tuton Fellowship Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church! Not only does Loaves & Fishes provide agencies with much needed resources, but it is a great way to reach out to the larger church community, spreading the good news that even in the midst of our consumption-driven society, we can honor each other by giving gifts that matter! ~Learn more and order online HERE~

Participating agencies:

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December Calendar & Opportunities this Advent Season
Dec
1
to Dec 31

December Calendar & Opportunities this Advent Season

Advent donations, caroling, worship, and more are explained in detail on our Advent & Christmas Page

Sunday, December 3 Second Sunday of Advent
9:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Market, Trinity Episcopal

Monday, December 4
10:30 a.m. PW Bible Study, Room 112
Presbyterian Women Circles meet

Tuesday, December 5
5:30 p.m. Session, Room 213

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Thursday, December 7
10:00 a.m. Prayer & Support Group, Conference Room
7:30 p.m. Messiah Sing-Along, Sanctuary

Sunday, December 10 Third Sunday of Advent, Room in the Inn begins
12:30 p.m. Families with Memory Loss, Room 112
No Youth Choir, 5:15 p.m.  Youth Group

Tuesday, December 12
8:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Meeting, Fellowship Hall
5:00 p.m. Sat. Sanctuary Ministry Team, Conference Room
6:00 p.m. Deacons Meeting, Room 213

Wednesday, December 13
5:30 p.m. Wed. PM Supper, Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. Moravian Love Feast, Sanctuary

Thursday, December 14
Nativity Around the World Exhibit opens

Friday, December 15
7:30 p.m. Asheville Symphony Chorus Holiday Concert, Sanctuary

Sunday, December 17 Fourth Sunday of Advent
Special Joy Gift Offering at both worship services
12:15 p.m. Chorister Choir sings on the Foyer stairs
4:00 p.m. Christmas Caroling, Groups meet at various locations
5:30 p.m. Youth Group Christmas Party

Monday, December 18
DEADLINE for Loaves & Fishes Orders

Tuesday, December 19
6:30 p.m. Longest Night Worship Service (read more here)

Wednesday, December 20
5:30 p.m. Personnel Committee, Marguerite Morgan Room

Thursday, December 21
4:00 p.m. Finance Committee, Conference Room

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Sunday, December 24 Christmas Eve
11:00 a.m. Lessons & Carols Worship, Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. Family Worship Service, Sanctuary
9:00 p.m. Prelude music offered, Sanctuary
9:30 p.m. Worship with Communion, Sanctuary

Monday, December 25 Nativity of Jesus Christ/ Christmas Day
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, December 26
Church Office Closed

Sunday, December 31
8:45 a.m. Worship, Chapel
9:45 a.m. Potluck Brunch, Fellowship Hall
11:00 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary

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Love One Another - Serve One Another
Nov
22
10:30 AM10:30

Love One Another - Serve One Another

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The Congregational Life Committee needs Kitchen Volunteers to help with upcoming meal events. This is a fun way to serve and connect with other members of your church family. If you have an hour to share and can serve dinner from 5:00-6:00 PM OR wash dishes from 6:15-7:15, please let Margaret Black know using the form below.

If you’ve never volunteered before, we’ll train you fast!  Volunteers are needed on the following Wednesday nights:

  • Wed. Nov 29 (Dinner & Advent Celebration)
  • Wed Dec 13 (Dinner & Moravian Love Feast).
  • Wed Jan 10 (Dinner & Epiphany Service) 

 

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I can serve dinner on
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Advent Banners 2017
Nov
22
to Dec 5

Advent Banners 2017

The Advent banners this year are painted on silk.  There will be a new one displayed each of the 4 weeks of this Season.  The Liturgical Arts Committee hopes you will find something to reflect upon as you are in this sacred space during this wondrous time of the year.  

The process of painting on silk is multi faceted.  I use French liquid dyes on white Habitoi silk yardage.  Paint sits on top of a surface, but dyes penetrate the fibers.  Thus, the image can be seen from both sides.  (You’re welcome, choir!)  The silk is hand hemmed, then stretched on a frame.  In this case the banners and frame are 4’ x 10’.  I freehand draw on the silk, approximating my 2” x 4” sketch, using a water based clear resist.  The resist creates white lines.  The dyes are painted in between the lines.  I am very grateful for the help of Joan Murchison and Cindy Nelson who helped with the painting.  In theory, the dyes should stay in the cells created by the resist, but in reality the color frequently “jumps” over the line, resulting in beautiful blendings and mixtures.  I love that!  Silk by nature is strong, but gentle and free flowing, and when the art is that way too, it is cohesive.  When the silk is removed from the frame, it is sandwiched between clear newsprint and rolled into a tight ball, then steamed on top of the stove for about an hour and 15 minutes to set the dyes.  Next it is unwrapped and held under cool running water to remove the resist and any excess dye.  I let it “rest” overnight, then it is ready to be ironed and hung.

The first banner represents the wounded, scattered flock and the tender, loving shepherd.  It reminds us that the shepherds and other “ordinary” people were among the first to know of the coming of Jesus.  We are His people and the sheep of his flock.  We anticipate the goodness of coming home to be with Him.  The sky could be sunrise or sunset.  Sunrise could be interpreted as the dawn of new things to come, sunset as anticipation of that Holy Christmas Eve.  

Stay tuned for an interpretation of each of the next 3 banners in the succeeding weeks.

~ Mary Ellen Porter
 

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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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Worship for Christmas Eve
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Worship for Christmas Eve

December 24 Christmas Eve Worship Services

5:00pm:  Las Posadas Family Worship with Communion & Special Offering
All are invited for this intergenerational worship and to re-live the nativity story through the drama of Las Posadas in the Hispanic tradition of Latin American  countries.  Las Posadas helps us remember the Christ child who came himself as an outcast and taught us how to welcome others.  All children who attend are invited to participate in the re-enactment of the nativity at a certain point in the service.  The Passing of the Christmas light at the conclusion of the service reminds us of Christ, the light of the world. The youth assist with this worship service.  Special music is provided by both children’s choirs, kindergarten – 5th grade. 

Special Outreach Ministries offering:  This benefits our Outreach Ministries with our downtown neighbors, many of whom experience homelessness: Room in the Inn, Pritchard Park, Saturday Sanctuary.
Financial gifts help to provide food and supplies for these vital ministries. Offerings of blankets, hats, gloves and socks are also appreciated!

(9:00 p.m. Special Prelude Music) 
9:30 pm: Worship Service with Communion                                                                  
The Christmas story, from prophecy to nativity, is shared in scripture and song, followed by Communion.  Candle light is passed to remind us to share Christ, the light of the world.  Special music provided by the Adult Chancel Choir and a variety of music offerings will begin at 9p.m. 

Special Christmas Joy Gift offering: We will receive the traditional Christmas Joy Offering (more info HERE)

December 25 Christmas Day Worship   11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

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Special Offering: Joy Gift Offering
Dec
18
8:45 AM08:45

Special Offering: Joy Gift Offering

During this season when we remember the story of Mary and Joseph who could not find room in the inn that first Christmas night, we can honor the Christ child who came to bring the good news of God’s love to all.

Christmas Joy Gift Offering  
December 18 (8:45am & 11 am services) and also December 24 (9:30pm service)

INFORMATION FROM PCUSA

INFORMATION FROM PCUSA


We will receive the traditional Christmas Joy Offering supporting 1) retired and active ministers and their families in times of need and 2) the mission of Presbyterian racial ethnic schools and colleges. This denomination-wide offering dates back to the 1930s when the former Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) began an offering to supplement inadequate retirement income and provide supplemental medical insurance for former ministers, missionaries, church workers, and their families.

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Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner & Traditional Moravian Love Feast Worship Service

Wednesday, December 14
Dinner served 5:30 pm -6:10pm in the Fellowship Hall
Worship in Campbell Chapel   6:30pm

No Reservations Necessary
Cost Adults $8, children and youth no charge

While the Moravians celebrate the Love Feast throughout the year, our tradition at First Presbyterian has been to celebrate the Love feast around Christmas time.  The Christmas Love Feast is most special with the candles, trimmed in red, as reminders of the light of Christ’s love and of his life given for us.  Join us in the Campbell Chapel for a unique worship experience of song & prayer, candles & coffee, and of course sweet cookies!  Worship this evening is led by our youth with assistance from both of our Children’s Choirs.

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Share Christmas Cheer with Homebound Members
Dec
11
4:00 PM16:00

Share Christmas Cheer with Homebound Members

December 11         
Share the joy of Christ’s coming and God’s love with others!

4:00pm  Christmas Caroling
5:30pm  Christmas Parties for All

All ages are invited to sing carols; all invited to join in a party after caroling!  Carolers Meet at FPCA at 4pm.  We will be dividing up in six different groups to drive to carol at various locations.

Parties to follow caroling: 

  • Beginning at 5:30pm all adults and children are invited to a pizza and salad supper party at the Charlie & Paula Vasey’s home; Bring an appetizer, salad or desert to share, drinks provided.   Childcare provided for young children at the party location.  Come to the party even if it doesn’t work for you to come caroling!
  •  Youth 6th -12th grade will have a separate Youth Christmas Party; transportation from caroling will be provided.  Parents pick up youth at 7:30pm at the church.    

 

 

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An Advent Study Dec.4-18
Dec
4
to Dec 18

An Advent Study Dec.4-18

"Preparing for Christmas"  

December 4 ( Room 204/206)      
December 11, & 18 ( Fellowship Hall)      
                            
"Advent is not a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus," Richard Rohr asserts. Advent is a time to focus our attention on the Adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ. who challenges us to empty ourselves, lose ourselves, to surrender.  Richard Rohr's daily scriptural texts give us the perfect preparation for the Christmas season. 
Join us for these three Sundays for an introduction to the weekly texts and a time for small group discussion. Everyone is encouraged to read the daily texts and consider the questions for reflection, Class attendance is not however dependent on keeping up with the readings.

Copies of "Preparing for Christmas" by Richard Rohr are available on the Advent table in the foyer/ground floor; Cost- $5.00

Facilitated by: Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson

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Make a Donation to the FPCA Giving Tree
Dec
4
to Dec 22

Make a Donation to the FPCA Giving Tree

December 4-22

Bring an unwrapped gift for an adult or child (warm hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, or socks). Choose an ornament from the Presbyterian Women’s and Children’s Ministry Giving Tree. Take the ornament home as your reminder to bring in items. Collected items will be distributed to WNC Rescue Mission, ABCCM, and Caring for Children.  Unwrapped donations may be left under the tree in the Wallace Foyer, Ground floor.  

 

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Special Weekday Advent Study: Tuesdays
Nov
29
to Dec 20

Special Weekday Advent Study: Tuesdays

Fa La La La Lectionary Study

12:15-1:15pm  Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20  (Room 112)

Facilitated by Shannon Spencer & API’s Poverty Scholars

Join us this season of Advent to listen together, learning from God’s Spirit in each other.  We will read together and discuss the Scripture text that will guide our worship the following Sunday.  Given ours is a communal faith, one not to be experienced solely, we will gather with others in our congregation and our neighbors in poverty to grapple with and be fed by the Living Word and shared stories.

Bring a bag lunch if you’d like.  Bring your wisdom, your experiences, and your questions. We won’t be looking so much for “ right answers” but seeking “right relationships” with God and each other.  

May we all find joy and wisdom and grace as we open our minds and hearts to the Holy Spirit stirring in these living words, as we continue on this wild journey of discipleship together!

 

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