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Events of 2011

 
 
 
 
Vacation Bible School
August 7-August 11
 
Members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church joined us for Vacation Bible School 2011 in Hometown Nazareth, where they explored what life was like when Jesus was a kid.
 
Cool Craft Projects in the Marketplace. Played Bible-time games.  Visited with Jesus’ Mom, Mary.  Met lots of new friends.
 
VBS this year began with an ALL CONGREGATION family night on SUNDAY, August 7th, 5:30 P.M. All Church members are invited to join parents and their children in celebrating the kick-off of VBS with a meal and VBS activities.  A light meal was served each night at 5:30 P.M. and VBS was from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
 
 
 
Rally Sunday/All Church Family Picnic 
 Sunday, September 11th
 
Sunday School began on September 11th for all ages.  Following Sunday School was a All Church Family Picnic. The Picnic began at 12:30 p.m. and ended around 3:00 p.m.  Everyone brought a dish to share and the meat & drinks were provided.  There were games and more for everyone at the Casper's home. Click here to view pictures 
 
 
 
 
CROP Walk on Sunday, October 2nd
 
First United Methodist Church in La Porte, IN.  
 
Twenty-two walkers represented the First Presbyterian Church at the annual La Porte County CROP Walk.  We collected a record $1,556.00! While 25% of donations that will stay in our county to help feed those in need the rest will be used in such places as the Horn of Africa where a devastating drought has affected more than 13 milliion people.  Contributions will provide food and drinking water in the shor term and will also be used to help people recover from the drought.   Click here to view pictures.
 
 
 
 
"A Night In Bethlehem"
 
Sunday, December 4th.
 
Is the town of Bethlehem the night Jesus Christ was born. Joined the shopkeepers in making goods, tasted the yummy candy and delicious bread, and viewed the artisans working their craft.   Celebrated the beginning of Advent in a unique way you won’t soon forget!
  
The organization and commitment enabled us to accommodate many visitors from our own congregation as well as from the Michigan City community. What a beautiful way to celebrate and anticipate the birth of our Savior!
  
 
  
The Messiah
 
 Sunday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m.
 

The Messiah by George Frederick Handel will be the 47th consecutive year of the presentation

  • This effort has drawn together the talent of our whole community in praise of Christ.
    • This Christmas tradition of excellence has grown both in scope and quality.
    • Tickets are required since there is limited seating.
    • Messiah Preview Performance is on Saturday, December 17th at 9:30 a.m.
  
 
Service of the Longest Night
 
 
This service of peace and reconciliation will be held on Wednesday, December 21st, at 7:00 PM. Are you having trouble feeling in the spirit this season? The holidays can be difficult for us all:
 
· Stresses and strains of offering a celebration
· The loss of a loved one
· The end of a marriage
· The loss of a job
· Feelings related to the war
 
All are welcome to this service of peace and reconciliiation to ask for Gods hope and comfort during this time. 
 
 
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 P.M. 
 
This special service of reflection on the birth of the Christ Child will take place on Saturday, December 24th, at 7:00 PM. Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service.