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2021

January 24, 10 am - Live worship with Pastor Katie Estes - see restrictions at left & streaming online on our FB page

January 24, 11:15 am - Fellowship on Zoom - following worship

January 26, 10 am-noon - Presbyterian Pantry

January 24, 10 am - Live worship with Pastor Katie Estes - see restrictions at left & streaming online on our FB page

January 24, 11:15 am - Fellowship on Zoom - following worship

January 30, 8 am & 4:30 pm - Deacons prepare meal for St. John's

January 31, 10 am - Live worship with Pastor Katie Estes - see restrictions at left & streaming online on our FB page

January 31, 11 am - Annual Congressional meeting, following worship service

January 24, 11:45 am - Fellowship on Zoom - following Annual Congressional meeting

March 31 - Blood Drive

 

Also see our Calendar.

 

Cozy Kids Campaign

Tank School cozy kids-optJanuary 1-31

Remember the drive to collect winter items for the kids at Tank Elementary School! First Pres aims to keep those kids cozy with a collection of hats, mittens, scarves, long underwear, jogging pants, jackets, snow pants, and boots - all of which can be gently used; as well as new underwear, socks, chapsticks, and tissues, and anything else that kids might need for the rest of the winter.. Please place the items - by January 31 on the table at the back of the sanctuary - and we'll deliver them. Thank you!

PRESBYTERIAN PANTRY IN COLD WEATHER

January 12 and 26, 10 am - noon2020-09-21 Pantry photos from FUPC (3)

The pantry has moved back inside to serve our guests. We will have new instructions posted for everyone. Please use social distancing and EVERYONE needs to wear a MASK, including our volunteer pantry workers. If there is a medical issue, please state so at check-in and we will bring food out to you. Thank you for helping us honor these safety procedures. Our main  goal is to provide food for guests...safely. If there are any questions please speak to Mary Ginnebaugh or Stephanie Fahringer. We will continue to use the door on Howard St for the pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, January 12 and 26 from 10 am to noon. All are welcome, however MASKS are REQUIRED.

Deacons to Provide Meal for St. John's Homeless Shelter

2019-02-23 Deacon_s meal at St. John_s Homeless Shelter (1)-optSaturday, January 30, 8:00 am & 4:30 pm 

The Deacons are looking for volunteers to donate and help prepare the food - beef stew - for the St. John's Homeless Shelter. Food prep will take place in the morning of that day. We will NOT be serving the food, but it will need to be delivered to the shelter. Kevin plans to use Outreach funds to pay for the meat. We will need donations for other supplies, including carrots, potatoes, onions, celery, and frozen peas. We will need people to cut up and prepare the food at 8:00 a.m. and two people to meet at First Pres at 4:30 p.m. to load up food and deliver to St. John's. As an option this year, you may want to purchase and cut up vegetables at home and bring them to Banner Hall that morning (or contact one of the Deacons to meet you at the door.) Please sign up on the bulletin board if you can donate or volunteer. If you are not going to the church building, please call Leah to add your name and donation(s.) Thank you!

Annual Congregational Meeting

Annual Congregational meeting-optJanuary 31, 11 am, immediately following worship
Your presence is requested (in person or online
)

The congregation's annual meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, January 31 with Reverend Pastor Katie Estes moderating. Hear year-end summaries and future goals from committee chairpersons, review our financial stewardship of the past year and our budget for the new year, and discuss hopes and dreams for the church. This is your opportunity to reflect on our mission. This meeting will be held in person and livestreamed on our Facebook page at 11:00 a.m., immediately following the Worship service.
A/V UPDATE

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

From Bruce Deadman, "Work is ready to begin again on our A/V upgrade. Camera Corner / Connecting Point will be installing a state of the art projector and descending screen in the sanctuary. We are also taking advantage of their presence on site to significantly upgrade our WiFi and internet services.

The audio/video committee is looking for people to help with the A/V during worship. It will be every 4-5 weeks. Contact Amy Wittman, 920-737-7717 or Lisa Olson, 920-309-4116 for specifics of what would be involved with this task - remember, people watching at home are counting on it being there. Stay tuned for details on how else you can help!

PASTOR KATIE ESTES HERE

OUR NEW PASTOR REVEREND KATIE ESTES IS HERE!

2020-09-20 Pastor Katie blessing-optWelcome and blessings, Pastor Katie! We are blessed that she was called to us! 

2020-09-12 Pastor Katie and Estes family-optWe know that you will make her and her daughter Grace and son DeShawn feel very welcome here, even though the pandemic continues to limit what we are able to do in person. As Pastor Katie says, "While COVID-19 makes so much of our church life together different or challenging, I am certain that God has abundant blessings in store for us still. Let’s discover them together!"
 
Even before she got here, she has been participating in committee and other meetings via phone or Zoom, to get somewhat acclimated as to what is currently happening at First Pres.
 
Even though she has lived and worked in Minnesota for years, no fears that she might be a Vikings fan as she has let us know that she and DeShawn are die-hard Packers fans!
CHURCH OPEN AGAIN!

First Presbyterian Church of GB 2016 (4)-optSundays, 10 am for Worship

Worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. 

  • First Pres' session has reopened the sanctuary for in-person worship. For the safety of the congregation, new operational policies and procedures (described below) have been implemented.
  • Our worship services are also available virtually! 
    • This week's bulletin is posted in the "Bulletins" section. 
    • A Facebook Live broadcast of the service is available on our Facebook page to allow you to watch it at the same time as those at the church. 
    • Recorded services are available on our Facebook page under Videos or on our church website under "Worship with Us" under Sermons / Services

Please review the documents (below & attached) carefully before you come to church for worship or any other purpose. A few key points for attending in person:

  • If you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose other than from allergies, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea – PLEASE STAY HOME.
  • After considerable thought and research, we decided not to take temperatures of those entering the building at this time. There doesn’t seem to be a prevailing opinion one way or the other on this.
  • Wearing a mask is required under the state-wide mandate, so please comply.
  • There will be a sign - up sheet instead of friendship pads. Please sign in using your own pen or one of the sanitized pens provided.
  • Masks will be available at the main entrance and sanitizer will be available throughout the building.
  • If for ANY reason you are uncomfortable about returning to live worship at this time, please stay home and instead participate via the Internet.

To review:

ONLINE FELLOWSHIP

2020-05-21 Thursday Devotional on Zoom 1a-optFirst Pres Zoom Gatherings on Sundays 
11:15 a.m.

We continue to have virtual gatherings through Zoom - video on your computer or smartphone, or listen/participate by phone. We have a Zoom fellowship gathering at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday.

Those who don't have the ability to go online will still be able to call in with the information provided. We hope that you will join us for the next best thing to being able to gather in person. It is great to see people's faces - and hear their voices! (Marj Krause Crowl is on the phone in the photo.)

Join Zoom Meetings by following the instructions in the email you received, most recently on 8/13.

Sunday School Has Begun Again

2018-02-25 Brenda HubbardNew Format

Sunday School is happening in a different format at this time, with pages of the curriculum sent with an email to parents each week.

If there are any parents who want to submit their email addresses to be included in the Sunday School emails, please do so by emailing Brenda at bgehhubbcap@yahoo.com.

In general, Sunday School is for pre-K through 5th grade.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

2021

January 24, 10 am - Live worship with Pastor Katie Estes - see restrictions at left & streaming online on our FB page

January 24, 11:15 am - Fellowship on Zoom - following worship

January 26, 10 am-noon - Presbyterian Pantry

January 24, 10 am - Live worship with Pastor Katie Estes - see restrictions at left & streaming online on our FB page

January 24, 11:15 am - Fellowship on Zoom - following worship

January 30, 8 am & 4:30 pm - Deacons prepare meal for St. John's

January 31, 10 am - Live worship with Pastor Katie Estes - see restrictions at left & streaming online on our FB page

January 31, 11 am - Annual Congressional meeting, following worship service

January 24, 11:45 am - Fellowship on Zoom - following Annual Congressional meeting

March 31 - Blood Drive

 

Also see our Calendar.

 

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