God loves you and so do we!
First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Love Wins!
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



Why are the Paraments a different color?  A Parament refers to the liturgical hangings on and around the Communion Table, pulpit and lectern.   The liturgical colors aid in establishing a climate in which Law and Gospel may be heard and received.   

Lent began on Ash Wednesday, February 18th, and the paraments changed to purple.  Purple represents penitence because it signifies the feeling of sorrow for our sins in the light of Christ’s passion and death.  




 Lenten Soup and Sandwich Series


Just as Advent ushers in Christmas, Lent ushers in Easter.  As is our First Presbyterian tradition, our Wednesday evening soup and sandwich gatherings will feature our preparation for Easter.


Our programming begins on February 25 and runs for five weeks.  We will meet in the Undercroft for a light supper at 5:30 P.M., to be followed by our featured study this year based on the book, The Burning Word. We conclude by 7:00 P.M.   The author will be with us to guide and answer questions about our reading so be certain to obtain a copy of the book as soon as possible.  For your convenience, the paperbook is available in the church office for $10 (Reduced!) The hosts for the program include February 25 Christian Ed/Youth, March 4 Deacons, March 11 Session, March 18 Choir, and March 25 Presbyterian Women. Get a carpool together and come for fellowship and enlightenment!

This is a wonderful opportunity to make Lent particularly meaningful this year.  Join us for any or ALL of the sessions.



Daylight Saving Time Begins!

A sign of Spring! Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8th. Be sure to move your clock(s) AHEAD one hour before going to bed on March 7th.



Important Lenten and Easter Dates

Please Click Here for a calendar of events during this special season.

Ministry Architects

Isn't this a great logo?  So who are Ministry Architects and why do I need to know about them?

Hopefully, most of you are aware that we have successfully applied for a grant from the Eli Lilly Foundation to rebuild our Youth (grades 6-12) programming in our church.  Not only do we plan to build our numbers, but we want to offer our youth exciting and  meaningful experiences as they begin their faith journeys.  We have renewed interest from our congregation members and from our kids.  Having tried many ideas to “regenerate” on our own, we believe this opportunity to be guided by professionals in this process is fantastic. They will be coming to spend Tuesday, April 14th, and Wednesday, April 15th with us.

Notice...... we said “us”.

Feedback from every group and every person in the congregation is their requirement in order for them to put together a 'master plan' which is composed immediately after their visit.

You will be hearing much more about Ministry Architects so watch for their logo with more news about who, what, when, where, why and how.  For now, please put April 14th and 15th on your calendars.


Christian Education Updates

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



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.


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.
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  March is as follows:


March 1st—10:00 A.M.

2nd Sunday in Lent

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching

Communion Sunday


March 8th—10:00 A. M.

3rd Sunday in Lent

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching


March 15th—10:00 A.M.

4th Sunday in Lent

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching


March 22nd—10:00  A.M.

5th Sunday in Lent

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching


March 29th—10:00 A.M.


Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, preaching


The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the month of March, 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.


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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.