Companionship is a way of being present with another person in the midst of struggle or suffering. On October 17, volunteers from more than 20 area congregations who anticipate participating in the Abraham’s Tent program this winter will gather at First Presbyterian Church for Companionship Training.
We will explore the way of companionship – our natural capacity for sensitivity and compassion. We will share in the basic practices of companionship – hospitality, sharing the journey side by side, listening and accompaniment. We will learn how to honor our limits and support a person in building a circle of care. We will explore ways to practice the way of companionship in our lives – at home, in our congregation, and in our community.
First Presbyterian Church will host Abraham’s Tent from January 17- January 24, 2012. If you are interested in participating in this year’s program, please plan to attend this training on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Miller Gathering Hall. Dinner will be served.
Please bring a dessert to share!
The Youth Group for youth in Grades 6-12 is going out of doors this month. On Sunday, October 9th youth group members will go bowling. Meet at the church at 3:30 p.m. with $8.
Then on Sunday, October 23rd, the group will go apple picking. The cars will leave at 1 p.m. Sharon Anderson and Anthony Damelio lead the group.
The music program is off to a good start at First Presbyterian this fall. On September 12, our first Sunday back in the sanctuary, we were inspired by the wonderful singing of the Elm City Girls’ Choir, as we continued our tradition of their having a rehearsal and overnight stay at the church on Saturday, before singing on Sunday.
Our own choir began participating in the service on September 19. We have a strong group, we love singing, and we always welcome new singers to join us. We sing in worship every Sunday, and we rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 and Sundays at 9:30 AM; you can come to either rehearsal, or both.… Continue