EVERY SUNDAYWorship - 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM (*See schedule changes, if any, below)Sunday School - 9:30 AMFirst Cafe in Legacy Hall allows for fellowship between services with free coffee and snacks.
*SCHEDULE CHANGESSunday, December 17, 2017 - One Service of Worship at 10:00 AM - The 3rd Sunday of Advent and a Musical Celebration featuring our Choirs
Christmas Eve Services - Sunday, December 24Morning worship for the 4th Sunday of Advent - One Service of Worship at 10:00 AM - ‘From Doubt to a Possibility.'4:00 PM A Family Oriented Service with the Pageant and Singing8:00 PM Service of Worship with Lessons and Carols, The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, and the Lighting of Candles
New Year’s Eve Day - Sunday, December 3110:00 AM Potluck brunch and worship around the tables in Legacy Hall. Bring a breakfast type dish to share, come dressed informally. There is no Sunday School but children are urged to come to brunch with their parents.
SPECIAL EVENTSThursday Morning Bible Study - Every Thursday at 10:00 AM. Everyone is invited to join us Thursday mornings for Bible Study. It is always a lively conversation on the Biblical text for the week.48th Annual Advent Tryst - Tuesday, December 5, 10:30-1:00 PM. Registration and Coffee begins at 10:30 AM, the Advent Service is at 11:00 AM, and a Pot Luck Luncheon follows at 12:15 PM. Please bring a covered dish (hot or cold) for the buffet table. This year's mission project is The Town of Jimmyville, Inc., featuring speaker is James Ullrich. The Town of Jimmyville, Inc. is a local Food Ministry collecting items to distribute to local Food Pantries in Harford and Baltimore Counties. Funds from the collection today will go directly to The Town of Jimmyville, Inc. Parking attendants will guide you to accessible parking areas.Get It While It's Hot Breakfast - Saturday, January 13 and 27, 8:00-12:00 AM. FPC opens Legacy Hall to the hungry in our community to serve a hot breakfast. We are excited to welcome The Emmanuel Episcopal Thrift Shop who has agreed to partner with us in this ministry. Please plan to volunteer and be a blessing to your neighbors in need.
EVENTS FOR YOUTH AND CHILDRENParents Night Out - Friday, December 15, 6:30-9:00 PM. Children of all ages are invited for a night of pizza, crafts, games, and a movie. Cost is $5.00 a child or $15.00 per family. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Mason Dixson Toy Drive. Places are limited so please reserve a spot by calling the church. Advent Celebration - Sunday, December 17, 9:00 AM. Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday during and after Sunday School. Make ornaments for the tree and other fun activities. Please bring a new toy to donate to the Mason Dixson Toy Drive to put under the tree.
SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE STARSOn February 10 very early in the morning, Bill and Corrine Smith and Pastor Alison Halsey headed to Central Cuba with the delegation from the Presbytery of Baltimore. The Presbytery has had a long term relationship with the churches of El Centro Presbytery in Cuba. Over the initial weekend, the three of us spent time with one of the congregations in the presbytery to witness firsthand what a church is like and how they are seeking to be faithful in their setting. We then joined back with the other 26 folks from our Presbytery and many of the pastors and elders from their congregations for a retreat in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, to celebrate, worship, study and explore together issues of justice and love. In the back of our minds we are hoping to be able to establish a relationship with the congregation we will be visiting, creating a sister church in Cuba. We have lots to share. Keep your eyes open for more information.