NEW SEASON FOR CONCERT SERIES AT FIRST CHURCH
Please come out and celebrate the opening of the second season of MUSIC AT FIRST exciting new music concert series at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights. We have an amazing line-up this season, the first concert of which features the DITHER electric guitar quartet and composer KYLE BOBBY DUNN with his ensemble. From the upstairs organ loft in the darkened space, Dither will be performing music by composers Ted Hearne, Josh Lopes, Lisa Coons, and Wil Smith, and their beautiful, engulfing, and often gloriously loud sound will provide an awesome complement to the music of Kyle Bobby Dunn, whose ambient and sweeping textures, produced by strings, horns, guitar, piano, and electronic laptop processing, sound like they were written specifically for the cavernous sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church.
Music Starts at 7:30 p.m., and the show should be over around 9:30 p.m. with a short break between sets. Admission is $10.
Later on, come for an additional workshop in the Sanctuary from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
on Creative Power Conversation: "Steps to find your Center" and Sound Healing Energy Readings. (Suggested Donation: $10) - Harriette (LotusHawk) Mandeville, Facilitator.
If you have been thinking about learning more about First Church, take part in the September Inquirers Class. We will be gathering three times at the Manse (128 Henry Street, beside the church) to reflect together on the meaning of faith and life and First Church.
This class will likely be the last opportunity to join before the congregation elects a new Senior Pastor some time this fall. (Only members of FPC are eligible to vote when the congregation calls a pastor.) The meetings will take place on the following Saturdays:
Sept. 18 @ 11 a.m., and Sept. 25 @ 9 a.m. Those from the class who decide to join the church will do so on October 3.
To take part, please contact Paul Austin at email@example.com or Peggy Slowik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 400-6589.
(Church members are also welcome. Please tell Paul, Peggy, or Rev. Phelps if you would like to attend the class.)
- Enter NYC OEM's Ready New Yorker of the Month contest to win a fully-stocked Go Bag. Enter the contest here.
- During September, the Red Cross will offer a 10-20% discount on emergency supplies. Visit the Red Cross.
Save the Date! Back to Sunday school Family Pizza Party!
Sunday September 19 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. our Sunday school children will pick up their FPC T-shirt and tie dye them, while their parents meet our Sunday School Director Elizabeth to hear highlights of this year's curriculum and upcoming events. RSVP to Emily Phillips at email@example.com FPC Kid T-Shirts will be on sale for $20, Tie Dye supplies will be provided. Please note that youth leaders will assist the children with tie dying while the parents meet.
On September 22, at Faith House in Manhattan, Rev. Phelps will lead the first "Living Room" of the fall season. See http://www.faithhousemanhattan.org/faith_house/
He is going to tell the story of how a small town congregation he served in upstate New York developed into a spiritual community through ministry and fellowship with once-unseen and feared lesbian and gay members of the area. He will then guide small group reflection on the experience of being "other," asking attenders to tether their visions of a horizon far beyond tolerance to action steps.
On the church website, www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org, click the DONATE button at the lower left of the page. To set up an account, click on the "First Church Donation Account Setup" link. To edit an existing gift, choose the "First Church Donation Login" link.