Sunday Morning Christmas Eve Worship at 10:30AM
Potluck Breakfast and Worship around tables in the Fellowship Hall
Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols with Candlelight Service
at 7:15pm in the Sanctuary
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Sunday Mornings at 10:30AM for Worship
Click Here for the Order of Worship for Sunday, December 3, 2023
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and when prompted enter Meeting ID 264 753 6594#, Password 1250#.
Sunday morning worship is set for 10:30AM. If you feel comfortable you are welcome to worship with us in-person. You are also invited to join us for worship via our website, www.fpcmp.org or by liking the church’s Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/FirstPresbyterianChurchMtPleasantMI/ or by phone, call 1-312-626-6799 and when prompted enter 264 753 6594# and you will be prompted for a password, 1250#.
My Reflection, “Actively Waiting” is based on Mark 13:24-37. When in life have you had to wait?
Adult Bible Study Class
The Adult Bible Study Class meets in the Parlor at 9:30AM.
Nursery & Children and Worship
During the response to the Passing of the Peace, newborns through 5th grade are invited to come forward to the chancel steps for the blessing. After the blessing, they will be dismissed to the Nursery and to the Children's Worship Center in the lower level for the Children and Worship time. Please pick up your child from the Nursery or Worship Center when they have finished their time of worship.
The food pantry of Community Compassion Network needs peanut butter. Please bring it to the church and we will make sure it is taken to the Strickler Center and given to the food pantry.
Save the Dates
December 10 Classics @ the Presby
December 14 Christmas Caroling to the Homebound
December 17 Children Christmas Pageant
December 24 Christmas Eve Worship Service
Christmas Outreach will be held on December 15 and 16 at Morey Courts. Setup will be December 13 and 14. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information. Sign-up sheets are available for helping to set up and helping with distribution on the days. First Presbyterian Church collects hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. We really need adult sizes the most. Thank you for your support!
Restore the Glory
Sanctuary Ceiling Repair, Painting, & Light Replacement
The repair, painting and light replacement for our sanctuary ceiling will begin shortly after Easter in 2024. We scheduled the work so that we will have experienced all types of seasonal weather, making sure our new roof is doing its job!
Please help us restore the sanctuary ceiling to its original glory. We need $20,000 to cover the costs of the ceiling repair, painting, and lighting improvements, a small contingency fund for unforeseen problems, and a tithe for Presbyterian Outreach Ministries. As you know, this project is much needed and has been anticipated for a long time.
A more detailed fact sheet is available in the church Narthex. Please direct any questions to Kevin Love, Chair of the House & Grounds Team, a member of Session, or Pastor Andrew.
Who Is God Calling Us to Be?
There is a group within the life of church that is beginning to pray, to listen, to discern, and actively wait to see who God is calling us to be as a community of faith, as the body of Christ, as the church. Please pray for Barb Grajek, David Stevens, Linnet Stevens, Tim Fitzgerald, Jean Winther, Zach Russell, and Nancy Enders as they head up this task group up. If you have questions, please feel free to speak to one of the people on the task group or Pastor Andrew.
Collecting Food for the ICDC
As the church did last year, we will collect food for the Isabella Child Development Center (ICDC) so that the families of the students will have some extra food during the Winter Break. Although ICDC has no direct relationship with the church they are our neighbors and they have been connected to the church building for over 50-plus years. The church will be collecting food for 19 families. The food items that they have asked us to collect are creamy peanut butter (28oz jars), boxed mac and cheese, and chicken noodle soup. Again, we are collecting for 19 families. Please drop off your food donations to the church office by Sunday, December 17. Please contact Pastor Andrew, 989-954-3297 if you have questions.
Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year. There will be two worship services this Sunday. The first will be at 10:30AM in the Fellowship Hall as we will have a Potluck Breakfast and Worship around tables.
The second service will begin with Special Music at 7:15pm followed by a Service of Lesson and Carols with candle lighting. The Christmas Joy Gift offering will be collected during both services.
Join us on Thursday, December 14, 2023, as we go Christmas Caroling. We will gather at 5:45pm at the church and hop on a bus from 6 to 8pm to sing to church members how have a hard time getting out at this time of year. The Deacons will provide cookies for a snack. with candle lighting. The Christmas Joy Gift offering will be collected during both services.