Friday, April 17, 2009

FPC Candidate Weekend, Salsa Dancing, Sacred Conversations

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




TONIGHT:        5:30- 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary: Conversation with Candidate and  all congregation     

                           7:00-9:00 p.m. Gym: Continue informal one-to-one conversation


SATURDAY, April 18: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Elliott Room: Conversation with Candidate. Open to all ages

                                            The Gym will be open for children's play.  Parents are encouraged

                                             to take turns as co-operative chaperones.

                                         6:00-9:00 p.m. Cuba Fundraiser at Richard & Diane Greene's Home

                                         212 St. Johns Place (Btw. 7th & 8th Aves) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY


THIS SUNDAY, April 19:


 Worship Service, 11 a.m. Candidate for FPC Senior Pastor, Rev. Roger Scott Powers will preach a sermon titled "Belief Beyond Doubt." Rev. Powers, a native of Long Island and former Brooklyn resident, Rev. Powers has served as pastor with congregations in Baltimore, Maryland and Oakland, California. Rev. Powers is currently the pastor of Lights Street Church in Baltimore.


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


The 10 o' Clock Hour will resume this Sunday in the Elliott Room with a discussion of "Tools for Bible Study" with David Mullé, leader.


Congregational Meeting. There will be a called Congregational Meeting of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn immediately following the worship service for the sole purpose of electing a Senior Pastor.


Couplehood as a Spiritual Class has its last class session tonight from 5-6:30 p.m. at the home of Barbara and Jim Cummings, located at 413 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.  Babysitting is provided. 


Other News:


Mid-Week Boost Salsa Dance!  Join us on Wednesday April 22 at 7:00p.m. for a post-Easter, post-election evening of fellowship, food, and fun. All ages and dancing abilities are encouraged to come. Meet at Salsa Fever Social @ Deity Bar & Lounge, 368 Atlantic Ave, btw Hoyt and Bond Sts in Park Slope, 718-602-1322  $5 cover charge.  For more info contact Edna Asknes, or Aris Peguero at


Sacred Conversations will resume on Sunday, April 26 immediately following worship in the Elliott Room. Light lunch will be provided while we talk about how to continue moving forward as an intentionally diverse and multicultural congregation. Sponsored by the Many Mansions Ministry. For more details, contact Barry Ford at or Emily Thomas at


"Memory Catcher for Rev. Cari: There is a gold journal in the Narthex, placed there for us to write notes or tuck in photographs for Rev. Cari as we prepare for her departure. Cari's last day in the pulpit is May 3.  It's hard to let her go, but it will help to show Cari how much she has meant to us and how she has helped shape our lives and faith.



 Living with Loss and Change Support Group. 4 consecutive Tuesdays, May 5-May 26, 6:30-8: p.m, Thurman Room. A reflective, relaxing and healing environment to witness and guide you through any loss or change that calls for clarity and resolution. Optional donation accepted.  Call Rev. Charles Monaco at (718)647-5479 to register.


Cuba Mission Trip — To participate in the upcoming mission trip to La Fernanda Church, our Sister Church in Havana, Cuba from May 8 through May 18, contact Emily Thomas at


Women's Retreat, led by Dr. Westina Matthews, has been rescheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 29-30 (weekend after Memorial weekend) in the Elliott Room. See brochure for details.


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, April 21:

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

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


Wednesday, April 22:

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

Mid-Week Boost, Salsa Dance. Contact Dr. Aris Peguero


Thursday, April 23:

Food Panty, 10:00-11:00 a.m. to volunteer, contact Jane Woland at

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

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



Yoga Saturdays 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


 Who/where to connect:


Online Donations: 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

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