God loves you and so do we!
First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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

 

 
 

 
Paraments
 
 
As the church’s year began on November 26, 2017 for Christ the King Sunday, white paraments were used.  The blue paraments used during Advent suggested hope.  White Paraments are being used for the festive times of Christmas, Epiphany  (January 7, 2018), and the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7, 2018).  White is the color of purity and completeness and bears the message that “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow”.  White reinforces that festive message of Joy.  Green paraments are traditional during what is called Ordinary Time, the season from Epiphany to Lent (January 7th to February 13, 2018).  Green symbolizes a time of growth in the Christian faith as the church studies and strives to practice the teachings of Jesus.

 

 Welcome to Our Newest Member!
 

PAM THORNTON

 

Pam Thornton is the mother of three adult children, grandmother of two and  is the daughter of Margo Shank.
 
She works at T.P. Laboratories  and Walgreens.
 
Peggy McAnally and Penny Russell were Pam’s children’s school teacher.
 
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, Pam!

 

 
 The Proposed Ministry Plan 2018
 
Please Click Here to read the the Proposed Ministry Plan for 2018. This document not only states financial statistics and projections, but it also serves as a beautiful reminder of all of the ways that we Welcome, Worship, Celebrate and Serve in God's love.
 
 
Congregational Meeting & Carry-in-Luncheon 
 
The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018 immediately following worship.  Please plan to attend so a quorum is present, but more importantly, to engage in the life of our church by joining in the conversation of, and voting on, the business of our church.  
 

 As a reward for your due diligence, there will be a pot luck carry-in immediately upon the conclusion of the meeting.  Session will provide fried chicken, beverages, and dinnerware.  Members are asked to bring their favorite dish or dessert to share.  The outgoing Elder Class of 2017 will serve and all Session members will help with clean-up.         

 

 
 Ways to Help
 

Does your New Year's resolution include looking for opportunities to serve the church and community? Please click here and click the Missions page to see some suggestions for ways to serve.

 
 

Christian Education Updates

 

Please Click Here for information regarding our Lighthouse and Youth Group programs, as well information about exciting Adult Christian Education opportunities.

 

 
 Joyful Noise

The Chancel Choir will take the month of January off, but the music ministries of FPC will present uplifting, spiritual, and exciting selections all through the month.  Anne Lute, Barbara Vinson, Nic Orbovich, Carol Garrett, and more are hard at work preparing musical selections that will aid and enhance our worship!
 
So, come and worship with us, as we gather together in warmth and safety. And, join us for our annual Black History Month celebrations in February!
 
Nic Orbovich, Director of Music Ministries, FPC
 
 
 
Noisy Offering = January 28th
 
The Noisy Offering experienced a wonderful 2017.  Thank you for saving your coins to give to the Noisy Offering, which is given to Youth Sunday School.  Let's see if we can reach a new record for this Offering in 2018!
 
 
Michigan City Interfaith Action Group
 
The Michigan City Interfaith Action Group is hosting an event on Sunday, February 4th at 2:00 P.M. at the Islamic Center. The title of this event is “Women’s Changing Role in Our Faiths.” The event will begin with each of our religious leaders giving an overview of this topic followed by small group Q & A. The leaders are: Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne from First Presbyterian Church; Rabbi Suzanne Griffel from the Sinai Temple; and Imam Said Mohammad Hani Shah from the Islamic Center of Michigan City. Previous Interfaith Action events have been extremely well received and this event will be just as engaging. Hope to see you there. Anyone needing a ride, please contact the church office and a designated driver will get back to you.

 

 Ordination and Installation of New Officers
On Sunday, February 11, 2018 during the 10:00 A.M. worship service, the new church officers will be Ordained and Installed.  Make plans now to attend  on February 11th. 

 

 
3B Winter Schedule

 

 
Attention 3B members.  Please mark Tuesday, January 9, 2018, as the start-up date for our winter session of 3B.  As always, it will meet at 10:00 A.M., Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Edith Boyd Lounge.  Remember, if schools close due to inclement weather, we will not meet.  On other wintery days, use your own judgement as to personal safety on walking and driving on icy or snow-covered surfaces. 

 

 

Pep Talks with Dr. Stephanie
 
Join Dr. Stephanie at 11:00 AM the second Sunday of the month in the classroom on the second floor.
 
 
 
 
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is beginning their 2017-18 year. Are you or do you know a mom of preschoolers?  Please join us for spiritual discussion, crafts, support as moms of young children, and friendship.  There is a meeting Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00pm and one on Wednesday, January 24th at 9:30 am.  If you have questions or are interested please see Pastor Ericka, Judy Spiece, or Peggy McAnally.
 
 
Current Artist
 

Please click here to learn about the internationally recognized artist, He Qi, whose work is currently featured in the Edith Boyd Lounge.
 
 
 Building Usage Form
 
Interested in using the Undercroft or any part of the Church for a special event?
 
We now have an application that will need to be filled out for each request to be considered. Please CLICK HERE  or on the heading at the top of the page for a copy of the form to complete and return to the Church Office.
 
 
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.

 

 
Heritage Room Pictures
 

We hope you have enjoyed a trip down memory lane with the Prime Timers in our Heritage Room.  In anticipation of our Church-wide inter-generational work trip to Sandusky, Ohio in August, our next display is going to focus on past trips, work camps, and VBS's.  We need your help with this endeavor. If you have pictures of yourself or your children attending a work camp, enjoying activities at a VBS, or participating in a Church trip, may we have a copies for our display? We would also like to hear stories of your adventures. Please share a short description of your fond memory, which will be included in a collection for all of us to enjoy. Please include dates and locations with your memories/pictures, and give them to the Office or to Shirley Ryan or Peggy McAnally.
 
 
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Worship and Preaching
 
Schedule 
 
The worship and preaching schedule during the month of  January is as follows:    
      
 JANUARY 7th
COMMUNION SUNDAY
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
JANUARY 14th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
JANUARY 21st
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
JANUARY 28th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
Congregational Meeting following Worship
 
The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the month of January 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.

 

 

 

 

 
January
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Item
of the Month:
 
 
 
 
 Canned Chicken
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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