Join us for Worship Each Sunday Morning!

 

Sunday School for all Ages – 9:00 a.m. During Sept. – May

 

Worship Service – 10:00 a.m.

 

  Coffee Hour & Fellowship – 11:00 a.m.

Redstone Presbyterian Women Spring Retreat Join us on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Pine Springs Camp, Jennerstown, PA. Registration and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. Rev. Laura Blank, Pastor of Ebensburg and Colver Presbyterian Churches will be leading the program, “Like Trees Planted by Streams of Water”, a journey through the Psalms. Cost is $16.00. Find more information at www.redstone.org.

Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up sponsored by First Presbyterian Church will be on Saturday, May 6th.  The rain date is Saturday, May 13th.   Meet in the parking lot at Lynch Field across from the Dairy Queen on 119N at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers should be at least 14 years of age (volunteers under age 16 are asked to be accompanied by their parent/guardian).  Please sign up during coffee hours.

Spring Sing-a-long rescheduled: Everyone is invited to join the Deacons at our Spring Sing-a-Long at the Redstone Highlands Chapel on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the last minute cancellation of the April 1 date due to several cases of the flu at Redstone.

Historical Church Tour – Sat. May 13: Calvary Episcopal Church – Pittsburgh with lunch at The Church Brew Works! Sign up today during coffee hour. We will be leaving from the church parking lot at 8:45 a.m.

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Why not consider gifting Mom with a ticket to a fun church event that ends with a beautiful creative keepsake! Advance tickets are required and will be on sale during coffee hour May 7 – June 11th.  The paint party will be held on June 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The instructor will be our very own and very talented Carolyn Taylor. The cost will be $15 per person and will include the canvas, a 12 piece acrylic paint set, brushes and light refreshments. This promises to be a fun-filled event for all. NO TALENT IS REQUIRED. Carolyn will walk you through your masterpiece!

Take me out to the ballgame? SURE! First Presbyterian Church will be traveling to Altoona on Saturday, June 24 to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, Altoona Curve, take on the Hartford Yard Goats.. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and it is Fireworks Night! We will depart from the church at 3:00p.m. Tickets are only $8/EA and are payable in full no later Sunday, June 11. So round up family, friends and maybe even some Cracker Jacks and join us for what will be an enjoyable evening at the ballpark in Altoona! Space is limited so sign up in coffee hour ASAP!

More Upcoming Events … Mark Your Calendars Now!

Apple Hill Theater-Matinee 2 p.m. July 30, 2017 – Production of Rumors

CHURCH PICINIC- August 27, 2017 – Mt. Odin Park- Heather Lund Pavilion

Cornerstone Gathering, Saturday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.,is a gathering of folks from FPC on a monthly basis for dinner and conversation. This month we will meet on the FIRST SATURDAY of May. We will be returning to a favorite restaurant we haven’t visited for several years, Chef Dado’s Table, 645 PA 217, Latrobe. Please call either Kim (at the church) or me by Wednesday, May 3rd if you wish to be added to our list. I will also have a sign-up sheet at coffee hour. See you there, Sandy Beauregard.

 

Adult Education on Sunday Mornings …  During Sept. – May

The Faith & Family Group meets in classroom #3 on the 3rd floor (entry through bell choir room door) at 9 a.m. every Sunday during the academic year (Sept. – May) to discuss topics related to our faith and family relationships. The group is composed of young couples, singles, parents and any in the church who are concerned about issues related to faith and family. We’ve started a new series about our “activities of faith,” such as sacraments, family, food, and more!

On the Christian Life is a class that discusses the influence of theologians and leaders of the Christian church on the faith. This year we will be discussing the life and work of the often maligned, but misunderstood American Puritan, Jonathan Edwards. Edwards has been remembered primarily for one particular “fire and brimstone” sermon studied by most American literature classes; however there was far more to the man and his theology. Edwards saw God in terms of “beauty” and “holiness.” His theology can be especially inspiring and encouraging to us as we walk our Christian life in faith. The class meets in the PW Lounge every Sunday morning at 9:00 and is led by Dr. Ankrum.

Other Adult Education Opportunities …

The Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study meets at Eat’n Park on Rt. 30E every Wednesday morning at 7:45 a.m. for a time of fellowship, study, and, of course, breakfast. We are now studying the Gospel of John under the leadership of Dr. Ankrum.

The Biblical Book of the Month Class gathers on the final Monday evening of each month at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the church.  Dr. Ankrum teaches the class and covers a single book of the Bible each month.  Class will resume in September.  Please consider joining us then.

The Last Tuesday Book Club gathers on the final Tuesday of every month to discuss a particular novel at 7 p.m. in the PW Lounge of the church building.