OUR VISION:
“Honoring our heritage, we are a dynamic body welcoming all to Christ’s spacious table,
illumined to serve God with imagination and love.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the date!
Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 22 for Pastor Jessie Commeret’s installation service. The installation is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary, followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.
 
 
Migrant health fairs need your support
For many years, the Ohio Migrant Education Center has coordinated health fair screenings at each of Ohio’s migrant summer school programs, and Presbyterians have been there every year to support these efforts. Due to declining support, this program needs your help now more than ever. The Adult Seminar on August 8 will offer more information about this important ministry. The seminar will begin after worship in Fellowship Hall.
 
 
Next mobile food pantry is August 14
The next mobile food pantry of 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, August 14. We need volunteers to help sort and distribute food to our neighbors in need. Click here if you can help.
 
August Community Dinner
The next Community Dinner is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 8 in the Great Room. The menu is walking tacos and taco salad, and service will be dine-in only.
 
 
Faith Formation intern Lena Kennedy is going to New Orleans for a year of mission work
Lena Kennedy, our faith formation intern and an FPC member, soon will be going to New Orleans where she will spend a year performing mission work as a Young Adult Volunteer with the Presbyterian Church USA. As part of the Young Adult Volunteer Program, Lena must raise some of the funds to cover her expenses. It costs the PCUSA about $20,000 to place a volunteer for the year, and volunteers are asked to fundraise $4,000. The FPC mission committee has committed $1,000 toward that goal. If you would like to contribute, donations can be made at neworleansyav.com, or mail a check to Young Adult Volunteers – Presbytery of South Louisiana, P.O. Box 24388 New Orleans, LA 70184. Please make sure to include the name “Lena Kennedy” in the memo.
 

WORSHIP

Worship with us – in person or online
9:30 a.m. Sundays
in the Sanctuary, on Facebook or on YouTube
 
 
 
 
 
Worship times
Worship Times:
9:30 Worship in the Sanctuary
10:40 Faith Formation 
10:45 Children’s choir
 
Worship also streams live every Sunday morning on Facebook Live and YouTube.
 
Who we are
Each Sunday, you’ll find a gathering of people, seeking to know more about God. We meet at 9:30 for a service meant to aid you in experiencing the presence of God and be inspired to leave, wanting to love your neighbor and serve others. While worship is more “traditional”, it is not static but invites those worshipping to connect through music, prayer and scripture. Each service runs about an hour. Children under third grade leave worship near the beginning of the service to go to their Godly Play space, where they hear Bible stories and wonder about God through play and imagination. All are welcome. Everyone. Come join us as you are.
 
 
Music ministry
There are many opportunities to join in the Music Ministry at FPC. For more information, email Director of Music Clint Miller.
 
 
Summer Choir
Have you ever wanted to sing in the choir but can’t attend the mid-week rehearsal? Here is your chance! Summer choir is a “show up and sing” on Sunday mornings. I’ll publish the singing dates in the bulletin. We will rehearse prior to worship the Sundays Summer Choir sings then sing in Worship! It’s that easy!
 
Music Ministry Fall Start-up
There are many opportunities to join in the Music Ministry at FPC.
Group Voice Class
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. throughout August in the Choir Room
Come tune up your rusty voice after all this Covid! Haven’t sung before? Come join us. We will meet for an hour to learn how to get you songbird to be singing to the rafters.
 
Chancel Choir
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room, beginning September 1
Rehearsals begin September 1. This is a great opportunity to join and make some great music. We have big plans for the next year with two concerts along with special music for our feast days of the church year.
 
GatherRing
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Handbell Room, beginning August 10.
Come join the Handbell Choir! You just need to know your left hand from your right hand and be able to count to 4.
 
Godly Play Choir
Sundays following worship in the Choir Room beginning September 12.
All children grades K-5 are welcome to join us. We will learn music reading skills, sing about our faith, and prepare music for worship. Childcare is available.
 
 
Sermon by Phone
Did you know you can listen to the most recent sermon over the telephone? If you know someone who is not connected but could benefit by this service, please share the number 419-216-2275 with them. Once connected, the most recent sermon will begin playing automatically.
 
Newsletter
Click here to download the most recent FPC newsletter.
 
Weekly bulletin
Click here to download the latest FPC weekly bulletin.
Worship online
Find us at facebook.com/findlayfpc and YouTube every Sunday morning at 9:30.
 
Past services/sermons
Click here to watch past services and listen to podcasts of recent sermons.

GROW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHILDREN
AND YOUTH
ADULT
MINISTRIES
MOPS
PRESBYTERIAN
WOMEN

SERVICE WITH IMAGINATION

Our Mission
God calls us to love one another. Here at First Presbyterian Church, we have a history of caring for the least of these and are in the process of imagining how we can love in deeper and broader ways than we already do. We believe that mission is done in partnership and alongside those we are serving. Currently, we financially support many local missions, but also participate in hands-on missions.

CHRISTIAN CLEARING HOUSE,

CARING CUPBOARD

Each month First Presbyterian Church collects personal care products, such as toothpaste, soap, feminine products and childcare items, and are distributed to those in need through Christian Clearing House.

Click here for the monthly schedule.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

FPC hosts four mobile food pantry distributions throughout the year in cooperation with Chopin Hall and other community service organizations to provide food for the hungry throughout our community. Dates for the remainder of the year are Aug. 14 and Dec. 4. Each will be from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD MISSION

Through world mission of our denomination, we support mission co-workers Rev. Jed and Jenny Koball in Peru. Each year, we support their ministry financially and in 2017 took an intergenerational mission trip to Peru to visit them. To learn more click here.

GIVE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The role of stewardship
Stewardship is a year-round commitment to the careful and responsible allocation of resources. You will hear more about financial gifts during our fall season because the congregation is asked to make pledges for the upcoming year and those pledges develop our budget. It will only be through our financial gifts that our ministries are able to be maintained and expanded in the community.

STAFF

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Jessica Commeret
Pastor
Clinton Miller
Director of Music
Bill Treadway
Pastoral Assistant
 
Stephanie Bryan
Church/Financial Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amy Ring
Facility Manager
Sharon Vaas
Nursery School Director
Marna Weaver
Church Accountant
Mason McMonigal 
Head Custodian

CALENDAR

 

Church Calendar

 
 
 

 NURSERY SCHOOL

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NURSERY SCHOOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our philosophy
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is a preschool learning center founded that was in 1975 that offers half-day classes (mornings and afternoons) for 3- and 4-year-olds. Because a child learns through their play in their preschool years, our program  is play-oriented. Click here to learn more about our nursery school.
Nursery School registration is open for 2021-22
Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open. Click here for a registration form.
 
The Nursery School also is in need of substitute teachers for the 2021-22 school year. A teaching degree is not required. Anyone interested in learning more can call Sharon Vaas at 419-423-0054.
First Presbyterian Church  |  2330 South Main Street  |  Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-423-2112  |  Email: info@findlayfpc.org