Events

Two men standing by a ladder in front of a stone building.
Young children smiling and playing with bubbles
A selfie of mission team members while stocking the food pantry.
Children smiling with snow tubes

Upcoming Special Events

  • Presbyterian Women Winter Mission – Now through Sunday, February 19. This project supports Homecoming Project Inc. in Bel Air, MD. This eight bed, state-certified half-way house for women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse celebrates 17 years of service to the community. Please considering supporting this very much needed mission by leaving some of the requested items or a monetary donation in the collection box in the Narthex. Please note: no items can contain alcohol! Requested items: Hygiene Items (Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Floss), Personal Items (Shower Wash/Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray (non-aerosol only), Hair Gel/Mousse, Hair Ties, Bands, Clips), Kitchen Items (Coffee, Coffee Filters, Creamer (dry), Tea).
  • Souper Bowl of Caring – Now through March 15. FPC Children’s Ministry will again be collecting non-perishable food items for the Souper Bowl of Caring. A collection box is located in the Narthex. For more information about Souper Bowl of Caring, please visit http://www.tacklehunger.org. Thank you for helping us tackle hunger in our community!

Choir Director Search

Are you be interested in a part time position leading our outstanding chancel choir? The choir director works with the Pastor and Music Director to select appropriate hymns, anthems, and songs for worship throughout the year and will rehearse weekly with the choir to prepare musical selections for each Sunday service and Holy day services. Interested individuals can send a cover letter and resume to office@firstpresbelair.org.

Ongoing Events & Groups

  • First Café – Sundays, 10:00 AM – Noon. Come early or stay after worship to enjoy a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cold drinks, snacks, and fellowship brought to you by the Parish Life team.
  • Book Club – 4th Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. All who love to read are welcome! In February they will discuss The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.
  • Presbyterian Women S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Circle Meetings – 1st Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 AM, Conference Room. All women of the church are encouraged to join the SISTERS group for Circle meetings where they gather for fellowship and Bible Study. This year’s Bible study uses the book, Celebrating Sabbath. They take turns leading the lesson and then have a business meeting to keep everyone aware of the plans and missions that will guide them this year.

Children and Youth Ongoing Events

  • Children’s Church – First Sunday of the Month, 10:30 AM. After the children’s sermon, preschool through 5th graders will move into Legacy Hall for a lesson and engaging activities while parents can remain in the Sanctuary for the Sermon. Coloring books and crayons are always available in the table in the Narthex and will be re-stocked regularly. We love having our children in worship and we hope that keeping their little hands busy helps both parents and children!
  • Sunday School – Second & Fourth Sunday of the Month, 10:30 AM. Register your child for Sunday School here. We will use Illustrated Ministry’s “An Illustrated Invitation: Joining God at Work in the World” curriculum, which highlights biblical stories from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament.
  • Children Lead Worship – Third Sunday of the Month, 10:30 AM. The Children will serve as worship leaders and read the scripture. The Children’s Choir also performs.
  • Family Mission Sunday – Fifth Sunday of the Month, 10:30 AM. More details to follow.

See the Children & Youth Page for more information. Please contact Director of Children’s Ministry Kate Ciufo (kate@firstpresbelair.org) for the 2022-2023 Children’s Ministry Safety Guidelines.

Ongoing Mission Events

  • Self-Serve Food Pantry – Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM. Bins are available on the porch.
  • Food Pantry Collection – First Sunday of the Month. Boxes will be available in the Narthex for items and cash donations. Items can also be brought in any time. Food insecurity is still with us, and the pantry is totally operated by your donations. Thanks for your help in providing food for those in need.
  • Manna House Desserts – 1st Wednesday of the Month. The Presbyterian Women support those in need of a meal by providing desserts, including 9’x13′ sheet cakes, ready-made pies, or ready-made cakes or cupcakes. Please contact the church office for delivery instructions to help with this mission.

Mask Policy

Please note that FPC’s mask policy follows the CDC categories for COVID risk for Harford County. Masks are optional in the green category, strongly encouraged in the yellow category, and required in the red category.