Thursday, February 5, 2009

FPC Weekly E-Newsletter


At 11 a.m. Janet Bell will preach a sermon titled "Wings." Elder Janet Dewart Bell has worked at Policy Link, the National Urban League, and National Public Radio (NPR), and was an active volunteer in the Obama presidential campaign. She currently serves as the vice president of the First Presbyterian Church Corporation.


The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Annual Called Meeting of the Congregation will begin at 12:15 p.m. The entire congregation is encouraged to come. Hear highlights of 2008, updates from the Pastoral Nominating Committee, and selection of new elders led by the Church-Wide Nominating Committee


The 10 o'Clock Hour will resume with a discussion of "Listening for God's Call" (A full list of topics can be found on the church bulletin board and the website calendar.) Led by David Mulle.


Other news:


Congratulations to Professor Sam Murumba, who was honored at a dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, recognizing his more than 12 years of service on the board of directors for Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group which monitors human rights conditions in 80 countries around the world. Sam will continue as a board member emeritus for the organization. 


Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon is on Feb. 22 .We are asking the congregation to bring potluck salads and desserts. Please contact Bernice Adorno for details


Help Wanted: First Church needs a door monitor to greet and provide directions to people entering the church for various programs on Mondays and Thursdays, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pay is $10 an hour. Please respond to the church office.


The Life and Loss Group meets every Tuesday through February 17. Cost is $100 for the 5 session series. or $25 per session. To register, contact group facilitator, Rev. Charles Monaco, (718) 510-6964 or


Men's Breakfast: Join the men's breakfast group every Wednesday morning from 7:30--8:30 am at the Cadman Plaza Diner. Contact Jim Palmer at for more information.


On the calendar:

For more details about calendar events, click on this link. Click again on the event on the calendar to read a description.


Tuesday, Feb. 10:

New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m., Elliott Room, Nursery

White Rose Ministry (Cuba Mission), 6:00 p.m., Rose Room

Life & Loss Group, 6:30 p.m., Thurman Room


Wednesday, Feb. 11:

Men's Breakfast at 7.30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza

Midweek Boost at 7 p.m., Manse Parlor, 128 Henry St.


Thursday, Feb. 13:

New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m., Elliott Room, Nursery


Tuesday, Feb. 17:

Tuesday Tea at 4:00 p.m., Rose Room


Sunday Feb. 22:

Annual Police Appreciation Service and Luncheon


Who/where to connect:

To give online: Contribute to the church through a secure online account. To find it on the church website,, 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, or see Reeves Carter for information about classes for new members.

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