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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City!
 
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Our Mission: We are committed to glorifying God and transforming our congregation, community, and the world with God's love.  
 
Our Vision: To strengthen our own spiritual growth and to spread the word of God in Christ.
 

The Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, Pastor

 

Worship Service:  

Sunday - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Church Services on the Web

TV Broadcast - Channel 99  

Wednesdays- 12:00 Noon   

Fridays- 2:00 PM

Sundays- 12:00 Noon
 
(New Sermons first air on Wednesdays) 

 

 

Church Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday - 8:00-3:00
Friday - 8:00-12:00

 

 
 
  
Paraments
 
The Paraments in the church sanctuary changed to white at Easter and the cross was also draped in white.  White is the color of joy in the Resurrection and remain up during Eastertide.
 
 
 
The Paraments change to red on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th.  Red as the color of fire is used on this day when we remember the tongues of fire that descended on the crowd in Jerusalem.
 
 
May 31st is Trinity Sunday and the Paraments may remain red or can be changed to white.  White is the expression of joy in the mystery of the Triune God.
 

 

 
Celebration!
 

On May 17, 2015, we will honor those members who have been faithful to the First Presbyterian Church for 50 years or more. The Outreach Committee will host a luncheon  in the Undercroft immediately following  our 10:00 A.M. Worship Service.  Please plan to join us for food and fellowship. We have much to celebrate.  

 

 

Pentecost Offering -- May 24th
 
Your gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. These funds will be used for youth and children here at FPCMC, and will be shared with PCUSA to further this vital work. Please be generous.

 

 Early Services Begin!
 
Summer Services begins on May 24th at 8:00 A.M. and continues through August 30th.  There will be no 8:00 A.M Services on Communion Sundays, which are the first Sundays of June, July and August.

 

"The Per Capita Plunge"
 

 

May marks the time for kickoff of our Per Capita Campaign. The per capita apportionment is assessed to each Presbyterian church based on membership rolls and each year we support the national and regional church function with these revenues. This revenue comes outside of pledged and other adult giving.  To eliminate a significant historical shortfall, the session is announcing "The Per Capita Plunge".  This funding drive encourages the payment by our members  of as many  per capita allotments as they  can. 
 
The $38.83 donation for each member purchases an opportunity gift placed in a log box. At the end of the summer a drawing will be undertaken and the winners will receive a brunch for two at a nearby restaurant. The more per capitas paid the greater the likelihood  of "winning."  The dedicated June 1 envelope or any pew envelope also found in the office and at the garden door entrance can be used. Your encouraged generous support will help the larger church while reducing our unwanted and undesirable year end deficit that squeezes our operations.  
Many thanks.  Dave Miller ---Finance and Stewardship Chair.

 

 

 

 

Ministry Architects


We want to sincerely thank each of you who participated in the recent Ministry Architects listening groups and those who attended the rally when our consultant, Miss Carfield, presented a plan for a successful youth ministry program at our church.  Missy was most complimentary of your willingness to share your insightful suggestions and questions which, in turn, helped her to craft a doable program.

Our grant enables us to continue with distance coaching to benefit from Missy's expertise.

 

Our rebuilding efforts have been energized; there is much to be done but we know we will meet the challenge with hope, with joy, and with gratitude to God for this opportunity and for his  blessings as we do God's work.

 

Fondly,

Johanna Miller, Ree Labaj, Sandy Carlson, Amy McDaniel and Pastor Ericka

Christian Education Committee

 

 

Christian Education Updates

Please Click Here for information regarding Sunday School,  as well information about exciting Adult Christian Education opportunities.

 


Service Opportunities
 
As we begin 2015, it is a great time to reflect, make new efforts, and demonstrate our gratitude for our blessings through care and service toward others. Under the direction of the Deacons, a CARE team has been created. To learn more about this and other service opportunities, check out the many options we have posted on our Ways to Help page.
 
 

Special Permission Forms

 

Permission slips and release forms for special activities are now available on the website. Please click here or on the heading above.

 
 
Missional Transformation: Discovering God's Dream
 
 
The Church has a divine calling, and its life and purpose are not its own.
The church exists to discern and participate in God’s mission.
 
That is why we have embarked on this journey with other churches in the Presbytery of Wabash Valley. For more information and to learn our timeline for this journey, please click here.
 
 
 
Our Heritage
 
 
Shirley Ryan, church historian, has been working on a new exhibit in the Heritage Room, on the west side of the narthex. This exhibit highlights the various places we have held worship services during construction, renovation, and fire repair. Also, showcased are the many and various Women’s Association activities over the years. Stop in before or after worship or any other time to enjoy our rich heritage.
 
 
 
Denomination Web Site
 
 

The Worship and Preaching Schedule During the Month of  May is as follows:

 


 

May 10—10:00 A. M.

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching

Mother’s Day

 

May 17—10:00 A.M.

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching

50 Year Celebration

 

May 24—10:00  A.M.

Guest Speaker

Pentecost Sunday

 

May 31—10:00  A.M.

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching

Trinity Sunday

 

The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the month of May, to join the community of faith as we worship the Lord together.

 

Your presence in worship expresses the commitment, the vitality, and the hope you have in the life and ministry of this congregation.   


 

 


 

 
May
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Items
of the Month:

 
 
Stainless Steel 
Forks and
Teaspoons
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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First Presbyterian Church is a mainline church of the PC(USA) denomination.

We seek to help people connect with the grace, love and mercy of God.