Donation provides youth with opportunity to be a Scout!

Gillespie presentation 7-21-16-optBay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America received a generous donation of approximately $86,000 from the First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay as completion of a Gillespie Family bequest. 
 
The Gillespie family were long-time members of our Church and supporters of Scouting and wanted to leave a legacy that would help build positive character in young men. We determined that the Scoutreach program through the Bay-Lakes Council would best fulfill their wishes, since Scoutreach serves youth in First Presbyterian’s neighborhood, as well as throughout Green Bay
 
DSC01451-optScoutreach gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting programs. It is BSA’s commitment to make sure all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnicity.

The Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, Chief Executive Officer, Jason Wolf stated “This very generous gift to Scouting will be a great resource in providing the Scouting program to an increased number of youth.  We are grateful to have generous donors like the Gillespie Family and First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay that recognize the importance and life-long effect of the Scouting program.”

Pastor Randy noted, “At First Presbyterian Church, we put a priority on reaching youth with meaningful programs. This gift to the Boy Scouts is a perfect example of the Presbyterian commitment to the nurture and development of young people.”

 

Vacation Bible School 2016
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Vacation Bible School is scheduled for August 1-4 from 5:30-8:00 PM. The theme is “Living Waters for the World” and the focus will be on learning about the water issues in the countries of Honduras, Haiti and Ghana.  Our kick-off will be on Monday, August 1st with an outdoor art project by our own artist, Patcee Bucher.  We are planning to have a bounce house again along with a trip to Seymour Park to utilize the splash pad.

The VBS schedule each evening will be: 

5:00-5:30 Registration
5:30-5:50 A Light Meal
5:50-6:15 Opening / Music
6:15-6:30 Bible Story
6:30-7:30 Outdoor Activity / Inside Craft
7:30-8:00 Snack and Closing


You can be part of the fun by registering online! Click on this link: 2016 VBS Registration. Tell your friends and have them join you! You can also stop by the Church during our office hours to register. It will be lots of fun!

 

First Pres is on Facebook!
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Please consider "liking" and "sharing" the First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/FirstPresGB/.

When you like the page, you'll get updates on happenings at First Pres, and when you share it, we can spread our message even further!

And if you want to help even more, you can, on the left side of the page (you may need to scroll down), invite friends to like our page. We'd appreciate it - thanks very much!

 

Pastor Pic 2016
Pastor's Blog

Pastor Randy is blogging about a new study resource titled Engage: Mission.  You can read about this study and how the discussions are going by clicking on Pastor Randy's blog.   

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Presbyterian Pantry
The Month of July


Volunteers at the Pantry ask for donations of cans of tuna. Place your cans in the shopping cart at church or leave them in Banner Hall.  The Pantry is open for our neighbors on July 12 and 26, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Use the Howard Street entrance.

 

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