It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of Percil A. Gill, husband of Dorothy Gill.
Viewing will be on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, with funeral services following at 7 p.m. A final viewing will be held Saturday Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A procession will leave the church at 9:45 a.m. Saturday; Interment is at Evergreen Cemetery, at 1629 Bushwick Ave., in Brooklyn.
At 11 a.m., Interim Pastor Rev. Cari Jackson will preach a sermon titled "Thank You Mommy, Thank You Daddy"
Sunday Nov. 23 also kicks off our 2009 Stewardship Campaign: "Bridging the Gap, Preparing Opportunities for the Future." From now through December 28, make a pledge of your time, talent and treasure. (Check out the Stewardship Commitment card for the many ways you can get involved in First Church.) Be a part of this exciting time of new opportunities for fellowship, outreach and engaging community. Learn about the proposed 2009 budget immediately after worship this Sunday.
The 10 o'Clock Hour will resume with a discussion of "Pausing on the Road to Bethlehem: A Spiritual Journey through Advent." (A full list of topics can be found on the church bulletin board and the website calendar.) This Sunday's discussion will be led by Rev. Cari.
Blanket Drive. Christina Adorno is holding her annual blanket drive, new and slightly used blankets for the homeless during the cold winter season. Money donations are also welcome. The blanket drive will take place through this Sunday Nov. 23.
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Patty and Cristina. Children's Church will take place in the gym after the Passing of the Peace in the Worship Service.
Circle of Wisdom will meet at 1 p.m. to explore questions including how to reach the power of your spiritual wisdoms to guide you in school, work, and relationships. Especially for adults aged 18-25, but people of all ages are welcome.
The Life and Loss group will not meet on Tuesday, Nov 26. It will resume Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Men's Breakfast: In November the Men's Breakfast group will be engaging in a Bible study, "Galatians: The Freedom of a Christian Man." Please join us from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Every Wednesday morning at the Park Plaza Diner, 220 Cadman Plaza. For more info contact Jim Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing Thanksgiving blessings: The pantry is especially in need of tuna fish and peanut butter, both foods containing protein. Show your thanks to God again this Thanksgiving by donating food to our food pantry.
On the calendar:
For more details, click on this link to go to church calendar. (Click again on the event on the calendar to read a description.)
Tuesday, Nov. 25:
New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m., Elliott Room
Wednesday, Nov. 26:
Men's Breakfast at 7.30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza
Midweek Boost at 7 p.m., Manse Parlor
Sunday, December 14
Christmas Pageant at 11 a.m., Sanctuary
Organ Recital, 7 p.m., Sanctuary
Wednesday, December 24
Lesson and Carols, 7 p.m., Sanctuary
Who/where to connect:
To give online: Contribute to the church through a secure online account. To find it on the church website, http://www.fpcbrooklyn.org, go to the Site Credits/ Link tab and select First Church Donation Account Setup. Or go to
To become an FPC member:
Contact Peggy Swisher Slowik at email@example.com, or see Reeves Carter for information about classes for new members.