- 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.
- The People’s Supper – Tuesdays, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. The FPC Social Righteousness Committee has coordinated with similar committees in nearby Methodist Churches to form a Racial Justice Family. They are working together to connect across racial lines and to look in their own lives for ways to promote understanding and justice in our local community. They are sponsoring four successive dinners to provide a nonjudgmental, collegial space to listen to the life experiences of others and share our own truths. Registration is open for the first 100 people who sign up by September 20. Diners are encouraged to attend all four dinners if possible.
- Fall Clean-Up – Saturday, October 15, 9 AM – 12 PM. (Rain date: October 22) Autumn weather is finally here, and we need your help cleaning up the outside and inside of FPC to prepare for the next season. Come for as long as you want, when it’s convenient for you, but we need lots of hands to really make our church shine. If you can, bring garden or cleaning tools. No experience needed.
- Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 30, 11:30 AM. Enjoy food and drinks with your church friends in the courtyard. Children and adults are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
- Apple Pie Festival – Sunday, November 13, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Save the date!
Groups – Open to All!
- Book Club – 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. All who love to read are welcome! The suggested reading for the fall is as follows. September: Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand, October: Nightwork by Nora Roberts, November: The Measurement by Kellie Erick, and December: Your choice of a Christmas story.
- Camping Club – Various Weekends Each Month. This year marks 35 years of the FPC camping club! Camping locations for 2022 include French Creek Campground, Little Buffalo State Park, and Meredith Woods. If you would like to join us for the weekend, day, or evening campfire, please contact the church for more information.
- 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. Their Bible study this year is using 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 Special Events
- Family Get-Together at Hopkins Farm Brewery – To Be Rescheduled. Bring a chair or blanket and hang out with your FPC friends. Admission is free and food and drinks are available onsite for purchase. All ages, all are welcome!
Children and Youth Monthly 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.
- Sunday School – Second and Fourth Sunday, 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’s Choir also performs.
- Family Mission Sunday – Fifth Sunday of the Month, 10:30 AM. More details to follow.
- FPC Cares –Saturday, November 5, 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Our Cold Weather Mission for those in need will provide breakfast, access to the Food Pantry, and cold weather gear including warm socks, gloves, hats, tarps, and propane canisters. This is the sixth year that the Mission and Outreach Team has sponsored this mission.
- 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 if you can help with this mission.
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.