March Adult Education

March 19 – April 9

Adult Education Series on Christianity & Human Rights

What are “human rights” and does it make sense to call human rights “Christian”? Why are some in our country fiercely opposing human rights protections for the vulnerable in the name of Christianity? For those moved by Christian faith to support the human rights of all, what historical and theological support is available? What additional resources are most needed?

These are some of the questions we’ll explore in the upcoming four week series “Christianity & Human Rights,” beginning Sunday, March 19th. First Presbyterian member Ally McKinney, who has worked in human rights for over a decade and taught this subject to law and undergraduate students, will be facilitating this series.… Continue

Music During Lent

Lent is a time for reflection, and the choir will be singing music to encourage that reflection over the next few Sundays. On March 5 the choir will sing “The Handiwork of God,” by Mark Miller. Mark teaches at
Drew University and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He’s the director of the Gospel Choir at ISM. He’s many a valuable addition to the gospel tradition, including a musical setting of “The Lord’s Prayer” that we’ve sung a
number of times at FPCNH. He wrote both the lyrics and the music for “The Handiwork of God;” the opening lines give a sense of what it says and does:

Stitched together piece by piece,
Sewn with purpose and with care,
Scraps once thought to have no worth
Now become a sacred treasure.

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Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s Activist Council

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is a wide network of peacemakers who engage issues of both national and international import. They are called to be movers and shakers within the PC(USA) and beyond, encouraging one another to take seriously God’s call to God’s people to participate in God’s nonviolent work of love, peace, and justice in the world.

Activist Council members are the hands and feet of the PPF working for peace. Anyone who commits to follow the nonviolent way of Jesus and be active in and contribute to the work of PPF is welcomed and encouraged to join the Activist Council.… Continue

Lenten Canned Food Drive

We’re building a wall! And when it comes down, it will provide warmth and care to vulnerable people. Will you help us?

From March 12th to April 2nd, bring your canned food donations to the church for a special effort – a literal and symbolic wall of hospitality to strangers and resistance to xenophobic policies. We will build in the sanctuary where everyone can see our progress.

On the final Sunday of our drive, all are welcome to join us after worship. The children of our church will lead us in a liturgy to dismantle the wall and send the cans on their way to nourish people through Christian Community Action.… Continue

FAITH into ACTION!!

Come join us for a weekend of education and advocacy in Washington, DC!

Confronting Chaos, Forging Community

Racism, Materialism and Militarism
April 21-24, 2017, Washington, DC

This year’s advocacy days in Washington DC are a timely way to put our faith into effective action while learning about the challenges. At least three people from First Presbyterian are already going. Check out the details below.
Speak with Art or Mary Hunt or Ralph Jones.

Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day – Friday, April 21 8:00 – 4:30

Join fellow Presbyterians to learn what the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its partners are doing to forge community in this chaotic time.… Continue