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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
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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
 
 

   In 2015, June 7th marks the beginning of Ordinary Time.  The paraments are the color green which signifies spiritual growth.  Most of the church year is considered Ordinary Time, when no prominent festival or theme is celebrated.  The liturgical term “ordinary” means that which is standard, normative, usual or typical.  Week after week, Sunday “ordinarily” celebrates the resurrection and unfolding of the new creation.  This is in accord with the Reformed tradition, for which the Lord’s Day has always had a dominant role whether or not annual festivals were maintained.  Ordinary Time lasts until Advent for a period of 23-28 weeks.      

 

Vacation Bible School Info & Registration

 

 

Called to Care:  Vacation Bible School According to Dr. Seuss

 

“Unless someone like you,
cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better...
It's Not!”

 

Sign up today to join us at St. Paul/First Presbyterian VBS which will be held at First Presbyterian, July 26-30, with a light supper at 5:30 PM and VBS activities beginning at 6:00 PM.

 

For an online registration form, please click here.

 

ATTENTION!! RUMMAGE SALE

Church Rummage Sale sponsored by the Elisabeth Circle is August 7th and August 8th.  Please check your closets and basements for donations for the Annual Rummage Sale.  All items can be left in the undercroft on the stage behind the plants. 

    

 


 

June 14th -- Teacher Appreciation Sunday
 
On June 14th, we recognized all the 2014-2015 teachers and Christian Education people that served during the past year. We recognize and thank all of our dedicated workers. Click here for a list of these wonderful honorees.

 

 

 

Ministry Architects


 
After all the hullabaloo, Ministry Architects has finalized their 'drawings' and our 'contracting team' is in place!  Missy Carfield, the consultant who met with us in April, is returning at the end of May to train the Renovation Team of Andy Casper, Barb Holdcraft, Marilyn Cook, and Johanna Miller to “break ground” on our Youth Renovation Program.  She will be here for an evening to review the plan and provide the tools we will need to get started; perhaps we'll get hardhats!  Although not involved with this particular training session, Missy will also be establishing contact with the Prayer Team of Janice Casper, Mary Steider, Alice Yacullo, and Lois Miley who will provide the necessary 'consultation' and spiritual support to undergo the challenges of the rebuild. 
 
 
We will also need to consult with all of you periodically and look for assistance as 'subcontractors' in the process.  Your opinions and ideas will be essential as we progress throughout the plan.  Much more to follow!

  


Christian Education Updates

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

 


Service Opportunities
 
As we head into summer, 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 months of  July & August is as follows:

 

July 5th  - 10:00 A.M.

Rev. Louis A. Santos, preaching

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper& Baptism

 

July 12th - 10:00 A.M.

Barbara Vinson, preaching

 

July 19th  - 10:00 A.M.

Alice Yacullo, preaching

 

July 26th  - 10:00 A.M.

Video

Rev. Dr. Ericka Kilbourne—Sermon

 

August 2nd  - 10:00 A.M.

Meeting at St. Paul’s Church

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

 

August 9th - 10:00 A.M.

Video

Rev. Dr. Ericka Kilbourne—Sermon

 

August 16th  - 10:00 A.M.

Rev. Anna Parkinson, preaching

 

August 23rd   - 10:00 A.M.

Rev. Katie Lindberg, preaching

 

 

August 30th  - 10:00 A.M.

Rev. Dr. Ericka Kilbourne, preaching

 

The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the months of July & August, 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.

     

See you in church!

 

 

 
July/August
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Item
of the Months:

 
 
Canned Peaches
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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    Feel free to browse for information on our ministries, and opportunities.
 

Please Contact us if you have any questions - we love to help!

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.