Friday, March 20, 2009

AT FPC: New member class, Dr. Cari preaching

A weekly e-newsletter of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn:


THIS SUNDAY, March 22:

At 11 a.m. New Members Joining Sunday Service, Dr. Cari Jackson, interim senior pastor, will preach a sermon titled "On Behalf of Others"


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


The 10 o' Clock Hour continues with a discussion of "Reflection on the Lord's Prayer: A Lenten Study" with David Mull√©, leader.


March FPC Membership Class Graduation at 10 a.m. Manse, Contact Peggy Swisher Slowik at for more details. 


Couplehood as Spiritual Path: Thurman Room, 5:00-6:30 p.m., facilitated by Barbara and Jim Cummings. If you are interested in starting or joining another group in the future please Contact Rev. Beth at to RSVP.  $40 materials fee.


Other News:


Weekly Vesper Service and Bible Study., Enter the season of Lent with an expectation experiencing the Christ within you in new ways. Services begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7 p.m., in the Elliott Room. The illuminating, thought-provoking study, led by Rev. Cari Jackson, is based on the story of Joseph.


Weekly Yoga Classes on Saturdays at at 1 p.m. in the Elliott Room. Drop-ins to individual classes are welcome. Open to the community. Suggested donation of $12 per class. Please bring your mat if you have one. For details, contact yoga instructor Maria Cutrona at


 Green Team—Peace Garden: First Green Team planning meeting is scheduled for Saturday March 28 at 11:30 a.m.   We'll meet at the entrance to the Church house.  For more details contact Uda Bradford at


Cuba Mission Trip Please join White Rose Ministry on their annual mission trip to  La Fernanda Church, our Sister Church in Havana, Cuba  from May 8 through May 18. For more details contact Emily Thomas at



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, March 24:

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


Wednesday, March 25:

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

Vesper Service and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., Elliott Room


Thursday, March 26:

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

Thursday Night Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, 7 p.m. New members welcome!

Taking Back My Life, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Thurman Room


Saturday, March 28:

Yoga Classes, 1:00 p.m., Elliott Room




 Holy Week and Easter Schedule



Sun, Apr 5, at 11am,


Palm Sunday Service – "To Step, As We Have To, Forward"

Rev. Beth Waltemath, preaching

Wed, Apr 8 at 6:30 pm

Elliott Room


Vesper Service and Bible Study, led by Dr. Cari Jackson

Thu, Apr 9 at  7pm

Elliott Room

Maundy Thursday Seder, led by Rev. Beth Waltemath

Fri, Apr 10, 7pm


Good Friday Service (Stations of the Cross Meditation)

Sun, Apr 12, 6.30am

Easter Sunrise Service at the Promenade

Sun, Apr 12, 11am

Easter Worship Service – "A New Mountaintop Experience"

 Dr. Jackson, preaching

Fri-Sat, Apr 17-18


Women's Retreat (at First Church), led by Dr. Westina Matthews


Who/where to connect:

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