The choir will present its annual Advent and Christmas music during the sermon time on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11. Like last year, we will present a selection of carols and choruses from different times and places.
Included will be the opening chorus from one of J.S. Bach’s Christmas cantatas (Cantata No. 63), carols from Denmark and England, John Gardner’s setting of “Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day,” and “His Yoke Is Easy,” the final chorus from the first section of Handel’s Messiah.
We hope you will join us!
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
It’s been ten years since the catastrophic attack on American soil. For many of us, that morning brought shock and fear. The children in our midst know these events only as history. Our youth learned about it in schools, but were protected from the gruesome images of the news media.
Churches held prayer services. First Presbyterian Church held a noontime service followed by a lunch, and then of course continued in prayer and reflection during the weeks and months that
followed. All over the country people mourned and grieved wondering why such a thing had happened.
Soon followed first one war, then another.… Continue
The summer preaching series will begin on July 3rd and continue through August 21. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. as we hear sermons and stories about peace … personal, political, transformative … peace.
The preaching schedule for August is:
August 7 – Diane Goudreau
August 14 – Brian Gray
August 21 – Phil Yoo
Each of these preachers will bring their unique voice and perspective to this topic. Together we can, in the words of St. Francis of Assisi, be “channels of God’s peace.”
Children in Worship Programming Continues through the Summer....
This summer, children ages 5-10 are invited to continue meeting during the Children in Worship time during regular worship. In August, we will work together to create a mural in the Children in Worship room, depicting the Tree of Life from the book “The Blessing Seed,” an adaptation of the Creation story.
Please join us!
Beginning on July 3 and continuing throughout the summer, preachers from our congregation will offer sermons on peace.
These sermons will offer a chance to reflect on how we are called to make peace … in the world, in our families, in our selves.
You won’t want to miss a summer Sunday.