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New Bible Study - Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks
Wednesday - April 21, 2021 at 6:30pm & Thursday-April 22, 2021 at 11am
Bible Study_3We're happy to share with you that Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks is our new six-week bible study! Our study will be virtual on Wednesdays at 6:30pm or on Thursday mornings at 11:00am.
Log in each week and bring an openness to recognizing a new attitude of gratitude in and around you. Together with Pastor Katie, we’ll watch a 10-12 minute video followed by discussion and prayer. There is no book to buy and read, no homework to do, just an open heart to receiving the Word. Together we will explore practical suggestions for reclaiming gratitude in our lives. Join us to discover how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, our world, and our own souls. 
You may attend either group, and may even switch back and forth between groups as your schedule requires. Every week we'll view a new video clip, each conversation will take us to different places and prayers. Share the link with family or friends—all are welcome!
Wednesdays 6:30 pm Gratitude study group
Thursdays 11:00 am Gratitude study group
Featured Events May, 2021
May 11th and 25th is Presbyterian Pantry, 10am-noon


For May, Pantry volunteers are asking for donations of jello. You can drop donations off in the narthex on Sundays or at the office Mondays-Thursdays between 9:30 and 2pm at First Pres Church on 200S. Ashland Ave.

The pantry is inside to serve our guests, with precautions posted for everyone. Please continue to use social distancing and EVERYONE must wear a MASK, including our volunteer pantry workers.

2020-12-08 Pantry photos from Pastor Katie (1)-optThank you for helping us honor safety procedures.  Again, masks are required. Please continue to keep at least six feet between you and the other people in line. Our main goal is to provide food for guests...safely. Continue to use the door on Howard Street. 


The Pantry is on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. All are welcome, however MASKS are REQUIRED.

Welcome New Members

All new members-21-Mar2021

Received by the Congregation on March 21st

Al and Ellen Smith –  We are delighted to welcome the Smiths as members of the congregation! Al is officially retired, and Ellen continues to work for PC(USA) World Mission as the Regional Liaison for Central & Eastern Europe. They have three adult daughters: Allison in Sheboygan, Meg in St. Louis and Emma who lives here in Green Bay and is already a member of our church.  They have a 9-month-old puppy and two cats that came back from Germany with them. They lived ten years in Moscow and nine in Berlin, with a year in Green Bay in between. Al enjoys fishing while Ellen knits socks primarily because they are small and portable!

Grace Estes Collins — Grace is Pastor Katie’s daughter and a lover of all things musical and theater. She has completed two years of her undergraduate degree but is taking some time off now from school during COVID.  She currently works as a nanny for a family in Bellevue, spending her days with three adorable girls having tea parties and playing in mud puddles. She loves to draw and paint, and her favorite family member is their 12-year-old cat, Boots.

DeShawn Estes Collins — DeShawn is Pastor Katie’s son who graduated from high school in St. Paul last spring in the early days of the pandemic. He loves soccer and hockey and has played much more of the first than the second. Shawn looks forward to getting into a training program for firefighters eventually, but currently works as a security guard on the third shift at the paper mill in DePere.  He loved working at Titletown over the winter at the ice rink and tubing hill and he looks forward to seeing his first Packer game in person next year.

Church Is Open for In-Person Worship

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First Pres is open for worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in a revised format, with operational policies and procedures which have changed for everyone's safety.

The service is also broadcast on Facebook Live - please see full information on our Upcoming Events page

Fellowship On Zoom

2020-05-21 Thursday Devotional on Zoom 1a-optSUNDAYS, 11:15 am

Our virtual meetings continue, so that we have the opportunity to see each other and speak face-to-face. We use Zoom - video on your computer or smartphone, or you can listen/participate by phone. Sundays at 11:15 a.m. join the Zoom fellowship gathering following each worship service. 

To join, contact Amy Wittman by email or call her at 920-737-7717 for IDs. To listen only, you can call (312) 626-6799 to which you will again need the meeting ID. (Marj Krause Crowl is on the phone in the photo.)

IT & Media (A/V) Update

2020-09-20 Pastor Katie worship service (24) after vote confirmation-opt

On March 18, most Session members along with Pastor Katie, Loni McCormick and Bobbie Hull, received training on the sanctuary’s new projector screen and camera from our own Scott Wittman, who was part of the installation crew from Camera Corner Connecting Point. All three proved surprisingly easy to operate and will greatly enhance our virtual and in-person worship experiences. We are already using the camera and screen every Sunday for virtual worship and the projector made its debut at Connie Greenawald’s retirement celebration on March 7. Look for all of our new gear to be put to lots of use soon!
If you are interested in learning how to use our new church assets, please contact Bruce Deadman at We are in the process of setting up an additional training session. 

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