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Three women sitting on a sofa at a restaurant.
Five adults and seven children standing in ice skates outside an ice rink.

Upcoming Special Events

  • Rally Day- Sunday, September 17. Backpacks and devices will be blessed during worship, and we’ll celebrate the beginning of the Sunday School year after worship where you can meet your Sunday School teachers and enjoy pizza, popsicles, music, games, and fellowship.
  • Costume Jewelry Sale – Saturday, September 23, 9 AM – 2 PM, Legacy Hall. Save the date for this sale held by the Presbyterian Women S.I.S.T.E.R.S. group along with women from Christ Our King.
  • Book Club with FPC Youth and the Susquehanna Parish – Friday, October 6.
  • Boscov’s One Day Sale – Wednesday, October 18. This fundraiser will benefit the Presbyterian Women. Contact the church to purchase a shopping pass.
  • Presbyterian Women Card Party – Thursday, October 19, 9 AM-2 PM, Legacy Hall. Check back for more info.
  • Oktoberfest Celebration – Sunday, October 29 at 11:30 AM. Join us for brats, hot dogs, and root beer. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

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, 11 AM, LOF Library. All who love to read are welcome! They will discuss A Killing of Innocents by Deborah Crombie on September 27 and Pineapple St. by Jenny Jackson on October 25.
  • 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. The 2023-24 Bible study will use the book, Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts by Rev. Dr. Olive Mahabir. 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.
  • Walking with Spirit: Conversation, Movement, Inspiration – 1st and 3rd Sundays, 5-6 PM, Red Pump Elementary. Join us to casually talk to a pastor or other clergy about all things spiritual. We’ll begin with a brief talk on spiritual health by a clergy person followed by a walk at your own pace. Pastor Melissa is joining in the fun of this new initiative started by Rev. Jane Ayers, similar to “Walk with a Doc.” This will be an ongoing way to connect with one another and spend some time moving our bodies and feeding our souls. All ages are welcome.
  • Racial Justice Alliance of Maryland Meetings – 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7 PM, Ames Methodist Church. This organization was formed by the FPC Social Righteousness Committee and other Christian congregations in our community who are seeking ways to promote justice. All who seek a path to justice are welcome.

Ongoing Mission Events

  • Self-Serve Food Pantry – Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM. Bins are available on the porch. On the first Monday of each month, guests can come inside to choose their items and we will also offer frozen meat, fresh eggs, butter, hot dogs and buns, and small bottles of milk.
  • 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.