We are again partnering with First American Lutheran Church for our Summer VBS! This is their year to host. The dates are June 8-12 (Monday-Friday) and we will be meeting at First American Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m. to NOON each of those days.
On May 6, 2015, scattered, severe thunderstorms developed across portions of the Central and Southern Plains. The National Weather Service identified at least 46 possible tornadoes, 28 damaging wind events and 60 large hail reports—the majority of which were located in KS, NE and OK. In addition, very heavy rains brought flash flooding to some of these areas.
Initial reports indicate isolated or localized damage from the storms in Kansas and Nebraska. Preliminary reports from Oklahoma indicate 200 homes possibly destroyed and an additional 2,000 homes possibly damaged across all affected areas of the state Areas near Oklahoma City. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported.
Based on the weather forecast for the weekend, additional storms could hit the mid-section of the country.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has reached out to mid-councils in the affected areas to offer the care of the broader church and is standing by ready to assist as needed and requested. PDA is still hosting volunteers in the Moore, Oklahoma area from the 2013 tornadoes.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APRIL 2015
Thousands are dead or injured from the massive earthquake and aftershocks that shook Nepal and neighboring countries on April 25th. The quake, the worst in more than 80 years, struck just west of the capital of Kathmandu and destroyed towns and mountainous villages. The government of Nepal has officially requested international assistance and declared a state of emergency.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s (PDA) local partners through ACT Alliance have been working in Nepal for several years and are on the ground assisting many who have survived the quake by distributing immediate life-saving supplies such as water, food, shelter and medication.
PDA is committed to the long-term response. As long-term recovery plans are developed, PDA will accompany and further financially support our partners in the area to ensure a comprehensive recovery is sustained.
First Presbyterian Church is currently searching for a person to serve our Family of Faith as “Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator” for 10-15 hours each week.
The primary objective for this person is to provide direct assistance for and oversight of the orderly operation of the church so that the church can properly fulfill its mission to the congregation, the community, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
This person must have outstanding people skills (showing “I care care about you and others”), strict confidentiality, computer proficiency (including MS Office and the use of social media for ministry purposes.)
Please contact Pastor Craig or a current member of the Session if you might be interested.
Our Christmas Eve Worship Service with Holy Communion will be at 5:00 p.m. December 24th. Please bring your family and friends as we journey together to Bethlehem through God’s Word and a blend of contemporary and traditional music including a special live version of “A Hallelujah Christmas” (http://youtu.be/43OQi0KJC8g), our traditional “Silent Night” by candlelight, and much more! Children of all ages are welcome!! Come celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
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